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…

Checking out Tank Crew’s mighty Panther tank

One of the newest tanks to arrive for tank crew is the Pz.Kpfw.V Ausf.D. Better known as the Panther-tank, this medium tank was designed to replace the Panzer III and IV tanks and to one-up the latest T-34 tanks being produced in the Soviet Union. I wanted to have a quick look at the newest…

An auspicious start! Early impressions of DCS: JF-17 Thunder

Deka Ironwork Simulations DCS: JF-17 is the newest full fidelity DCS World module and now that I’ve had a chance to check out this early access module, I thought I’d weigh in with some thoughts on the module. What follows are my impressions of where the module is right now as well as where I…

IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte Full Review

In November of 2017, 1C Game Studios announced that their next title in the IL-2: Great Battles Series would be IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte. This western front themed expansion to the IL-2 series is the first of this third generation of the series to move away from the eastern front and instead tackle the late…

Flying Circus Vol 1 Full Review

World War I flight simulators have traditionally not been as popular as their World War II brethren but there have been some greats with titles such as Red Baron and Red Baron 3D being long remembered for engaging sim pilots in the era of the canvas, wire and wooden flying machines of The Great War….

Reviewing the P-38 in IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte

The P-38 Lightning is one of the most unique fighters of WWII in appearance. It comes to IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte as one of two engine aircraft in the set and is loaded with plenty of firepower options. The P-38 played a significant role in Europe almost up until the end of the war but…