IL-2 In-depth: Tank Crew

The third announcement in the IL-2 series update on Friday was surrounding a new tank sim called Tank Crew. Tank Crew, like the other announced titles, is part of the IL-2: Great Battles Series and that means that this integrates into the rest of the IL-2 series. Armored warfare Tank Crew is kind of a…

IL-2 in-depth: Flying Circus

Rise of Flight World War I aircraft are going to be joining the IL-2 series in Flying Circus. A recreation of Rise of Flight in the IL-2 series and its upgraded Digital Warfare Engine is hopefully the first of several releases aimed at bringing that World War I experience back to the fore. A love…

IL-2 In-depth: Battle of Bodenplatte

Yesterday was a really big day for the IL-2 series as we learned about the future of the series and what they would be working on next. I don’t think any of us expected the scale or scope of the offering coming at us but now that we know their plans I thought its a…

The road to IL-2: Battle of Kuban version 3.01

New content for IL-2: Battle of Kuban has been slowly been added to the early access version of the newest installment in the IL-2 series since December 2016. Now, nearly a year later we’re at the point where the series is about to take its next big step with the final release of IL-2: Battle…

Should IL-2 feature more tanks?

Well over a year ago the developers of IL-2: Battle of Stalingrad, 1C Games Studios, released a patch that enabled access to two player controllable tanks. The T-34 and the Panzer III. Having two tanks is nice but could we use a few more? Graphics suitability For a sim that focuses on flight, IL-2: Battle…

I added the DCS:AJS-37 Viggen to my hangar

I’ve been thinking about it for a long time and I decided after a little look at the finances that I would treat myself to the AJS-37 Viggen in the dying days of the DCS sale (now over). These are my extremely early first impressions The DCS learning curve I’m still learning DCS two years…

A little history on the La-5FN

The La-5FN is coming to IL-2: Battle of Kuban representing the higher end of Russian fighter design in the middle to late 1943 time period. So what does the La-5FN represent and how can we compare its performance to other aircraft we already have in the series? Read on! Lavochkin’s vastly improved fighter The triplets…

DCS Third Party Rumour Mill

Rumours continue to fly about the availability of new third party aircraft coming to DCS World. Keeping track of everything is nearly impossible but two highly anticipated modules are inching their way towards being the next additions to the series so lets have a quick look. RAZBAM and the AV-8B Harrier It’s hard to tell…

Revisiting Battle of Moscow’s Collector Planes

It’s been a while since IL-2: Battle of Moscow released and even longer since we first were able to fly that title’s two Collector Planes. So how are the P-40E-1 and MC.202 holding up these days? Not bad! Macchi misfit The MC.202 is probably the only aircraft that I can point to and say that…

A look at Rise of Flight’s career system

Rise of Flight has had a successful career option available for quite some time now. The second generation IL-2 series is about to catch up to its World War I cousin with a new career mode of its own. All indications are that this new way of playing single player is going to draw heavily…

Shipping strikes in IL-2

Until now we’ve had a couple of steamship gunboats and some shallow water transports but now the IL-2 series is expanding its fleet and including submarines, destroyers, and large cargo vessels adding the possibility of shipping strikes against some serious naval opposition. How is it? Let me tell you! Next level ships When the 1CGS…