DCS F-14A mini-review

Queue up Kenny Loggins in your cassette tape player and get ready to take a ride to the danger zone because Heatblur has taken the wrapper off the F-14A for DCS World. This is the first of a couple of A model Tomcat’s coming to DCS World and it’s time to check in on the…

The sweet spot? How Bf109G-6 Late fits into IL-2: Great Battles

Yesterday patch 4.503 was released for the IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles Series. With it, the release of the Bf109G-6 Late. This model of Bf109 fills in a gap in the 109 series that helps cover the time that is being covered by Battle of Normandy and it represents the second aircraft to be released for…

Checking out the C-47 in IL-2

The last patch for IL-2: Great Battles brought us the C-47A Skytrain. This military focused derivative of the famous DC-3 airliner saw extensive use in WWII with its most iconic role being that of the transport that delivered Allied airborne troops in the hours before the storming of the beaches during Operation Overlord. Now that…

The review of IL-2’s Hurricane Mark II

The IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles Series finally has a Hurricane it can call its own. This brand new Collector Plane in the series adds some variety to some previously released scenarios and adds a great deal of versatility and customization for virtual pilots flying the aircraft. Now that we have this aircraft in the series,…

Lots of fun! First impressions of the Hurricane

I’ve had a few hours with the new Hurricane Mark II, an IL-2 Great Battles Collector Plane, and I wanted to share some of my first impressions of the aircraft in my flights to date. Turning fight fun It’s hard for me not to jump to the conclusion with this aircraft because the impression it…

Hell Hawks Over the Bulge IL-2 campaign review

The lesser known stories of WWII have always interested me. The exploits of fighter groups in the 8th Air Force dominate the history books and the role of the P-47 in keeping the Luftwaffe at bay is a well covered subject. Less well known is the role of the 9th Air Force whose efforts to…

Carenado M20R for Flight Simulator full review

Being first out of the gate has its advantages and right now there are just three aircraft in the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace. The most recent entrant to the Marketplace is the Mooney M20R by prolific flight sim aircraft developer Carenado and this is my review. A bit of history The Mooney M20 family has…

Microsoft Flight Simulator full review

In the annals of simulation history, few titles command a legacy and presence that Microsoft’s long running Flight Simulator series has enjoyed. The original released in 1982 and that was followed by a long line of simulators that pushed the abilities of each successful PC generation. Now, after a long hiatus between 2006 when Flight…

First impressions and plenty of screenshots from DCS: Syria

Ugra Media and Eagle Dynamics released the newest map for DCS World this week, a busy one to be sure in the history of this hobby, and I wanted to weigh in with my own first impressions on this new map along with plenty of screenshots. Real world hot-zone through the centuries The east coast…

Desert Wings – Tobruk full review

Newly arrived, based on an older sim engine, filled to the brim with content and tackling a lesser known battle of World War II. IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings – TOBRUK is nothing if not filled with potential, contradiction, and all the while seeking to tell a new story on the troubled legacy of an old…