Legends of the East Part Six: Mikoyan and Gurevich’s MiG-3

In this next Legends of the East we tackle the history and story of Mikoyan and Gurevich’s MiG-3 fighter which rose to prominence during the first part of the war in the east. It’s advanced design and performance required a whole new approach for pilots and teething problems caused crashes and other issues yet the…

Speculating on IL-2’s next Collector Planes

The next Collector Planes for IL-2 are now in pre-production according to Jason Williams. The team isn’t quite ready to say what they are yet so that means that speculation has been running around the community as to what they might be. I’ve talked about this a few times before but for the sake of…

Is a Mirage 2000-5 coming to DCS? Rafale too? (Updated)

DCS World third party developer RAZBAM has made a few waves since they secured a relationship with the Armée de l’Air (AdA). The AdA was using their M-2000C module on DCS World for cheaper high availability training and has had input into making the jet more realistic. Now word is that the partnership will open…

VIRPIL teases Constellation Alpha

VIRPIL’s next generation space-sim oriented grip is being teased on the company’s website with some blacked out images that provide just enough detail to see what the company has on offer. For some of you, these may end up being your flight stick as well so let’s have a quick look at the what we…

Orbx releases TrueEarth Oregon for X-Plane 11

When it comes to scenery makers, Orbx are among the best that I’ve seen and their TrueEarth series have garnered a lot of attention from flight sim pilots. TrueEarth Washington is now joined by companion project TrueEarth Oregon and it looks very impressive! Detailed POIs and lots of HD scenery If you’re reading this as…

DCS: Supercarrier might be bigger than you thought

We’ve known for a while now that Eagle Dynamics was going to be doing a higher fidelity carrier for DCS World and that it would have features that we hadn’t seen before. They had even talked about interior modeling and animated crew members but there’s something about seeing the screenshots and having a more definitive…

IL-2 update features American trio, map update, new Collector Planes teased

New features and developer insights were revealed today during the latest IL-2 developer update. So many updates in-fact that I devoted a whole article about just one feature – the new pilot physiology system. Meanwhile there are other updates that we should look at and some serious eye candy. We’re also teased about some new…

IL-2 developers detail new pilot physiology feature

1CGS developer AnPetrovich provided updates on the latest on the IL-2: Great Battles Series and there’s so much content to cover that I decided to break it into a couple of pieces. Petrovich’s work on the IL-2 flight model has now carried over into some extensive research and implementation of a new feature for the…

Check out szelljr’s incredible Flying Circus skins

The flight sim community constantly astounds me when it comes to the sheer variety of talents out there. So many of you contribute with your thoughts, your ideas, your videos, screenshots, writing and more – for someone like szelljr, its the visual art that translates historical photos and references into some true pieces of art….

End of summer IL-2 sale is on!

Though not officially announced yet, it appears that an end of summer IL-2 sale is now on with various titles in the IL-2: Great Battle Series being offered at a substantial discount. If you were thinking about picking up something from the 1CGS IL-2 store or Steam, now is definitely the time! What’s on sale?…