New IL-2 developer update focuses on P-47, FW190D-9!

It’s been a few weeks since the last big update from 1CGS on IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte but a lot is going on behind the scenes. The biggest news is around the forthcoming 3.004 update and around the latest work-in-progress P-47 and FW190D-9 renders. Dora and Thunderbolt Every aircraft update for Battle of Bodenplatte feels…

Putting the CF-18 through it’s paces

It may not be a “CF-18” but it is so close to what the RCAF operates in modern times that I couldn’t wait to set myself up in the Hornet for a series of aerobatics that you might see at an airshow – albeit without the precision, experience, or finesse that the real guys show….

‘A Storm in the Sky’ IL-2 cinematic

I’m very pleased to present a few months worth of effort putting together a cinematic video that I wanted to represent as much of the IL-2: Battle of Kuban experience as I could possibly cram into a single video. ‘A Storm in the Sky’ comes from hours of editing 317 different clips comprising 21.3 GB…

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…

Adventures on Wings of Liberty

I was flying on Wings of Liberty, a popular IL-2 server flying several strike missions and generally having a blast. It’s also revealed that I have a few weak points in my sim setup and that I should occasionally check on my key-bindings. I’ll explain! The setup, flying with the 110 I decided to hop…

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet video round-up part two

More Hornet videos are coming out from the DCS community now that several prominent content creators have the alpha in their hands and we’re getting to see so much more of the Hornet. Let’s round up all of the latest! So many videos! The line-up for videos is immense and I don’t think I can…

New DCS: F/A-18 Hornet preview video roundup

Some DCS World community members, those with some of the bigger YouTube channels, have an early Alpha preview of the early access F/A-18C: Hornet and the new Persian Gulf map. The embargo must have dropped today because we have a whole bunch of new videos coming out and this post is a round-up of all…

Flying with the Sea Dragons

In all of the rush to find out just what the new Career mode was all about, many may have forgotten about the Sea Dragons campaign that shipped with IL-2: Battle of Kuban’s 3.001 patch. If you have forgotten about it, this is a reminder to check it out. If you like mud moving and…

Reviewing IL-2’s La-5FN

Lavochkin’s definitive La-5 fighter went through several iterations but one of the best versions of that fighter was the La-5FN. Featuring a boosted engine, numerous refinements, weight savings, and substantially better rear visibility thanks to a cut down fuselage, the La-5FN represents one of the best fighters that the Soviet Union was able to field…

A fun little extra on DCS’ NTTR map

This isn’t new but for those of you who have never seen it before, DCS: Nevada has a fun little “Easter Egg” that I saw for myself for the first time just a couple of days ago. Groom Lake The NTTR map is known for Las Vegas, the downtown area, and the Hoover Dam. For…

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…