First impressions of the Bf109K-4 in IL-2

The Bf109K-4 is, at least in flight sim circles, one of those ultimate argument aircraft representing the peak and pinnacle of a particular aircraft design and also a zenith for World War II piston driven propeller fighters. It’s also one of the ultimate dogfight server aircraft. There are few aircraft that might be able to…

First impressions on IL-2’s FW190A-8

Last week we were introduced to the IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte’s rendition of the FW190A-8 and the F-8 modification which adds a key 1944 Western Front aircraft to the hangar. These are my first impressions on flying this aircraft for just a few days. Packs a punch The first thing that you’ll probably recognize about…

The Sea Dragons Scripted Campaign Review

Sea Dragon’s is a Scripted Campaign that comes with IL-2: Battle of Kuban so this review isn’t one that will convince you if this Scripted Campaign is worth your hard-earned cash, but rather a preview of what the experience is and if its worth your time. With that in mind, let’s have a look at…

First impressions of the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet

Normally I like to try and get my first impressions within a few days of the release. I decided against that with the Hornet as I needed to climb up through the basic training before I felt like I was able to give any sort of reaction or proper response to this aircraft. Now, I’m…

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…

IL-2: Battle of Kuban In-Depth Review

1C Game Studios officially released IL-2: Battle of Kuban to the public in March of 2018. The title release includes a year and a half worth of development on new content and game features that has added to the value of the entire IL-2 series. Has the third generation of IL-2 now met or surpassed…

Reviewing IL-2’s Yak-7B Series 36

Aircraft reviews are back with five new aircraft for me to cover with patch 3.001’s release. For this first, post 3.001 review, I decided that I would pick an aircraft that may not have been on everyone’s radar – the Yak-7B. Is it any good or does its awkward looks translate into awkward performance? Trainer…

Reviewing the Spitfire Vb

I haven’t done an aircraft review in a while but I intend to do a little catching up on that over the next couple of weeks. The Spitfire Vb was added to the second gen IL-2 series earlier in the summer and its made a dramatic impact on the series. The Russian Spitfire Although never…

‘Blazing Steppe’ IL-2 campaign has the secret sauce

Priced at $9.99 the Blazing Steppe campaign is not what we would call free. So is it worth it like its predecessor? Ten Days of Autumn was an excellent experience and I was curious if Black Six, the campaign author, was able to top it. Summer on the steppes A steppe is a geographical region…

Review: JG 51 over Velikie Luki

I’ve been on the lookout for good Scripted Campaigns since the feature debut late last year and I’ve been pleasantly surprised on the whole. Cold Winter was a decent remake of an old favourite and Ten Days of Autumn was an epic opus to the Bf109F-2 at Moscow. So where does “I./JG51 over Velikie Luki” stand…