First impressions of Flying Circus’ new Arras map

Plenty of attention is on IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte now with the latest patch coming out and bringing with it four aircraft and the new Rhineland map. But that shouldn’t overshadow another momentous occasion for IL-2’s World War I oriented Flying Circus Vol 1 as the Arras map has also arrived. Here are some of…

What comes next for DCS: F-16C?

It’s only been a couple of days since the release of DCS: F-16C but we’re already looking at what comes next for the latest module from Eagle Dynamics. There are many more features that the jet will need before it’s complete and there are plenty of bugs for the team to start crushing. Let’s have…

Controversy: Eagle Dynamics’ F-16 versus F/A-18 developer priority

There’s controversy in the DCS World community right now over a statement released by Eagle Dynamics that they would be temporarily pulling developers from the F/A-18C project to the F-16C project. Let’s talk about the controversy and try and put perspective on it. The statement on F-16 and F/A-18 development The line we’ve heard, and…

New stall video shows new Flight Simulator stall/spin testing

Microsoft continues to slow trickle information about their next gen flight simulator title with a new video being released to the public featuring what a stall looks like in the simulation. And it looks really convincing to me and gives me some serious hope for a high fidelity flight model. Overcoming skepticism I’ll admit that…

A closer look at the possible future of IL-2’s B-25D Mitchell

Yesterday’s IL-2 developer diary update gave us our first look at the B-25D Mitchell for IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte. This aircraft is an AI-only addition to the series at this time but it has a possible future as a flyable aircraft as well and I wanted to explore that in a little more detail. Let’s…

Legends of the East Part Seven: Polikarpov’s I-16

For the seventh Legends of the East series I focus on the I-16. Gaining an impressive reputation in the 1930s, the I-16 fought the first few years of WWII as a fighter out of time. The I-16 picked up several nicknames and was retired from service at the end of World War II having fought…

Why a simulated Mustang will never live up to the legend

The trouble with bringing a storied aircraft into a flight sim is that it has to try and live up to the reputation that it made for itself. The Mustang is such an aircraft that has built up and incredible story about it and the pilots who flew it. Its impossible not to be pulled…