Early access review of the DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt

The Thunderbolt has come to DCS World and brings with it a storied aircraft type with plenty of history and an expansion of the DCS WWII theatre. This is a first look at the P-47D for DCS World. Multiple versions planned The version that is now available in DCS World is the P-47D-30 late. This…

‘Ice Ring’ Scripted Campaign for IL-2 offers plenty of variety

Variety is the spice of life and in the latest Scripted Campaign direct from 1C Game Studios and their in-house campaign author, Black Six, you get more variety than you’d expect from flying the IL-2 Sturmovik. ‘Ice Ring’ is the third Scripted Campaign from 1CGS focused on the Battle of Stalingrad. This scripted campaign focuses…

First impressions of IL-2’s new P-47D-22

The first IL-2: Battle of Normandy aircraft is here and it comes in the form of the classic ‘Razorback’ P-47D-22 Thunderbolt. Not only that but this new version of the P-47 has added some features and a revamped flight model for the already available P-47D-28. Here are some of my first impressions of the P-47D-22…

First flight Aerobask DA62 for X-Plane 11

X-Plane 11 community website and store, X-Plane.org, was recently celebrating their 20th year of operation discounting random aircraft and random times with some great sales. The Aerobask DA62, an aircraft I’ve contemplated buying several times over the last 9-months, came up with a 50% off sale so I jumped on it and have started flying…

DCS: Supercarrier early access review

Eagle Dynamics latest release for DCS World is not an aircraft as is typical but is instead a ship for aircraft to interact with. That makes it a relatively unique module release for the series and one that is worth a closer look. Now that it’s been out for several days and I’ve had a…

Yak-9 and Yak-9T Collector Plane review

I’ve been flying the Yak-9 and Yak-9T quite a bit over the last few days since their release and I’m now at a sufficient level of time in each of them to give you my overall impressions of the two newest Collector Planes in the IL-2 series. How do they perform? How do they compare…

DCS F-86 Sabre and MiG-15bis call out for a Korean War expansion

The headline is a mouthful but I think it only makes sense to do a mini-review of both of these aircraft for DCS World because it should be relatively obvious that these two aircraft are designed from the get-go to compliment each other. So let’s talk about the famous F-86 Sabre, the MiG-15bis and why…

Bang for the buck, a DCS: Fw190A-8 mini-review

Thanks to the free trials that Eagle Dynamics has been running over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been able to check out a DCS World module that I have been looking at buying for a while now. The DCS: Fw190A-8 is the first Axis fighter to match-up historically with their Normandy focused scenario and…

DCS: P-51D first flights and mini-review

I almost forgot to check out the DCS: P-51D Mustang as its free (starting yesterday and ending today) to fly. I’ve flown the TF-51D and now I’m jumping over to the combat capable version of the Mustang and here are my thoughts so far along with my usual suggestion for guides on getting started with…

Your first jet fighter? A review of the DCS: F-15C Eagle

DCS World is a free to play product which means that you can download the sim and enjoy two aircraft right out of the box for free without spending any money. Both TF-51D and Su-25 are good experiences but they don’t really offer the fast jet experience. So, what does an aspiring virtual fighter pilot…