Baltic Dragon campaign making update, MiG-19, F/A-18, AV-8B

DCS World mission maker Baltic Dragon is best known for his Enemy Within campaign for the A-10C but you may not know that he’s in the process of putting together a lot of missions for several different modules in DCS World including for the MiG-19, AV-8B, and the F/A-18C. Here’s a summary of some of…

New images of Bodenplatte map, S.E.5.a, Albatross D.Va, T-34

Development on the three IL-2: Great Battles Series titles continues and the developers are showing off the latest work on two aircraft, the interior of the T-34 and new images from the Bodenplatte map. S.E.5.a and Albatross D.Va The two latest aircraft in development include the S.E.5.a and the Albatross D.Va. The two fighters further…

Easter Sale: 50% off most DCS World modules!

It’s sale time again with the DCS World Easter Sale bringing 50% off to most of the DCS World module line-up in the store. Here are the details! Half-off for most of the store Everything from the Spitfire IX, M-2000C and MiG-21bis to the AJS-37 and the SA342 Gazelle are available at 50% off the…

Revisiting DCS: Persian Gulf. Should you buy this map?

Now that DCS: Persian Gulf is a complete map I thought it was time to revisit the paid map module. It’s been nearly a year of its initial release. How does the map stand up after a year of flying over it and is it worth buying? A map with both scale and scope DCS:…

KOTA to host second multiplayer event

Last weekend I was able to participate in a multiplayer event on the Knights of the Air server featuring about a half dozen squadrons all participating in a coordinated effort along with non-squadron players. This weekend KOTA is going to have their second multiplayer event and if a team based multiplayer scenario sounds like something…

DCS: AV-8B cockpit update

RAZBAM’s AV-8B Night Attack Harrier module took a step forward last week with a visual refresh of the modules cockpit and I think it looks really good. Let’s have a look at it. New texturing process RAZBAM has been working on upgrading their texturing and art process. That process now includes using laser scanning to…

Flight sim hardware upgrades: MongoosT-50 throttle

Having the right controls can make a big difference when it comes to the flight sim experience and I want to share some hardware related stories in this third year of the Stormbirds blog. My newest purchase is VIRPIL’s MongoosT-50 Throttle Control System which has just arrived and I’m excited to tell you more about…

There’s a rocketship in your IL-2 hangar

One of the fun things that the 1CGS team has done over the years is include a few thematic additions to the hangar based on the time of year. For April 12, we have a rocket in the hangar! Cosmonaut Day Russia and several other former USSR countries celebrate Cosmonaut Day on April 12. The…

Eagle Dynamics teases carrier ATC update

A future update on DCS World will come with a completely updated and revised air-traffic-control system with all new radio calls and a far more realistic interpretation of what coming in for a landing (and presumably other operations) are like. Today that was teased on Eagle Dynamics DCS World Facebook page with a little taste…