Review of Flying Circus Vol 2’s SPAD VII (150hp)

The 150 horsepower version of the SPAD VII is now out thanks to update 4.603 and it comes packing with some nice features as well as filling an interesting gap in the aircraft list for Flying Circus. Let’s have a look at this new aircraft, how it handles, what its strengths and weaknesses are, and…

Intense and action packed. My full review of ‘Steel Birds’ for IL-2!

The IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles Series has a small but growing collection of paid Scripted Campaigns covering a variety of aircraft and battles. One major aircraft type has been left out so far and that’s the Fw190. But that is no more! Alexander =BlackSix= Timoshkov’s latest ‘Steel Birds’ campaign puts us into the thick of…

Review of Flying Circus Vol 2’s Airco DH.4

The Airco DH.4 is a larger, single engine reconnaissance and bomber aircraft and is one of three new aircraft released in the 4.603 update for IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles. It is part of the Flying Circus Vol 2 aircraft set and it comes with some interesting performance attributes that I wouldn’t have automatically assumed that…

Bush plane fun! Reviewing the Asobo Studios Aviat Husky A-1C

Flying into and out of austere airfields, river banks, and snow covered glaciers are just some of the kinds of flying that you can do with Asobo’s new Aviat Husky A-1C. This is every inch a robust and capable bush plane in purpose and in use. Now that it has been recreated for our enjoyment…

Full review of Big Radials’ P-40B for MSFS

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been flying the P-40B from Big Radials. This simulation of the famous Curtiss fighter is the first for this company but likely not the last as the developers there are aiming to specialize on warbirds and plan on bringing a good number of them to Flight Simulator. After…

A first look at DCS: Marianas, the new free map for DCS World!

When the price is free, it’s hard to turn it down and that is very much the case for DCS: Marianas. This new map for DCS World was released just today and I’ve spent about 45 minutes flying over the map in an F-14 and a Mi-24 to get two very different experiences with this…

Full review of the DCS: Syria map

Until recently, new DCS World maps were few and far between. We had the default Caucasus map and the Nevada map and that was about it. Things have changed and we have a wider variety of maps now available than we’ve ever had before. DCS: Syria is among the latest to be declared a finished…

DCS: Mi-24P Hind first impressions

The DCS: Mi-24P Hind is out and I’ve had a few hours with the helicopter now which means its time to write a bit about my first impressions with this new module. Makes a great first impression The Hind really makes a great first impression. A quick look around the cockpit and then at the…

A full review of Flying Circus Vol 2’s Fokker D.VIII

Flying Circus Vol 2’s aircraft set is slowly starting to grow and the second addition to the line-up is the last Fokker fighter of WWI – the D.VIII. This unique looking plane for the period has some really interesting attributes and adds some variety to the skies over the western front. This is my full…

Typhoon Mark IB for Battle of Normandy full review

IL-2: Great Battles latest WWII aircraft type is the Hawker Typhoon Mark IB. This well armed fighter fills a gap in the Allied tactical fighter force and brings us one step closer to the completion of the IL-2: Battle of Normandy expansion in the series. What’s this aircraft like, how does it perform in combat…