DCS: F/A-18C Hornet launched!

It’s been a busy and exciting day for DCS World fans as the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet module was officially released into early access. I’ve flown it for just a few minutes so I could get some screenshots for this story and that’s about it. First hour impressions I won’t even call this my first impressions…

Spitfire: Bodenplatte ground attacker!

IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte comes with mostly a fighter line-up, however, nearly all of them will have ground attack capabilities as was the case for the late 1944/1945 time period. One fighter rarely associated with ground attack is the Spitfire although it was certainly used in this role and in some cases fairly extensively. This…

New DCS: Flaming Cliffs 4 info and an editorial

It’s only been 4 days since I speculated on what Flaming Cliffs 4 might end up being and my wishful thinking probably got carried away a little bit with the potential for this release to open the door to some new aircraft options. A much more realistic reality has been presented by DCS Community Manager…

DCS: Persian Gulf first impressions

It’s been a busy week for combat flight simulators and that means my time with the latest in content has been limited. I have had a chance to explore a few pieces of the Persian Gulf map and that means I have some screenshots and a chance to write-up my first impressions. Welcome to the…

Speculation and thoughts on DCS: Flaming Cliffs 4

There have been rumours, ideas and speculation for a long time now but we now more or less have confirmation that Eagle Dynamics is planning a Flaming Cliffs 4. We have absolutely no other details to go on right now so this entire piece is speculative. Let’s dig into it anyways and see what this…

Reviewing IL-2’s Bf109G-6

Last week I reviewed the La-5FN Series 2 which was one of two new Collector aircraft offered at the end of IL-2: Battle of Kuban’s development cycle. These two aircraft are separate purchases from IL-2: Battle of Kuban but they fit into the later dates of that campaign. While the La-5FN is possibly the best…

First impressions of the J-11A

DCS World 2.5.1 Beta introduced the Shenyang J-11A to the Flaming Cliffs 3 aircraft line-up marking the first “new” entry to Flaming Cliffs since Flaming Cliffs was originally released. This Chinese twin-engined air superiority fighter is the first flyable aircraft for the Chinese asset pack and something of a historic moment for the series. So how…

Thoughts on IL-2’s bigger picture in 2018

Back in November of 2017 we had the big announcement on what future titles were underway for the IL-2 series. We also got a list of items that were part of the “bigger picture” and I thought now would be a great time to start thinking about what’s coming next. Titles but also features We…

Deka Ironworks details their DCS: J-11A update

Deka Ironworks is squeezing a new Flaming Cliffs 3 level aircraft into DCS. The Su-27SK, or rather the Shenyang J-11A, is coming to DCS and it will represent the first flyable Chinese military aircraft for the series. The J-11A China operates a series of Flanker derivatives including the J-11, J-15 and J-16 in a few…

Training with DCS’s A-10A

My experience with DCS is still fairly shallow compared to the hundreds of hours I’ve put into IL-2 but I’m slowly building up my training repertoire and recent videos showing off what the A-10 and Su-25 can do have made me interested in putting some more time into these CAS/attack aircraft. Flying the A-10 is…

The Spitfire IX in Battle of Bodenplatte

The charge made by a few have suggested that Bodenplatte’s forthcoming Spitfire IX is outdated and obsolete at the time of the Battle of Bodenplatte. That would be inaccurate at best, so let’s have a look at the Spitfire IX. A brief history of the Spitfire IX The Spitfire IX is a type that saw…