IL-2 dev takes to the skies Top Gear style, Hurricane Mk II news

In this episode, AnPetrovich races an ATV in an airplane and Jason Williams talks about what stage the Hurricane Mark II Collector Plane is at for IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles series. A fun ‘Top Gear’ style video For anyone not familiar with the show, Top Gear was, for a long time, a BBC production hosted…

IL-2 developers are running community polls for spotting, G-forces

Two areas of discussion in the IL-2 community over the last several months are surrounding the issues of spotting and G-force modeling and if the sim is doing the right thing about each of them. A discussion last week has resulted in polling this week by the team to determine what the community response is….

Eagle Dynamics formally announces DCS: A-10C II

Leaked early in the week, it’s no surprise that Eagle Dynamics is pressing on formally with their DCS: A-10C II Warthog project which, judging by today’s announcement, has already made some significant progress towards certain key new features for the module. This is what we know! Highlights of the update It seems that updates to…

The first three missions of the IL-2 ‘Lightning Strikes’ campaign

Today is July 4th, Independence Day in the United States, and I figured I would write about a classic American fighter. It’s a great opportunity to check out the recently added Lightning Strikes campaign for IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte. With everything else going on recently you may have been forgiving for missing the launch of…

A DCS World hotfix is planned for today

This will be a short one after my long post yesterday about the DCS World release structure. There have been a huge number of thoughtful comments on that post which is gratifying to see! In the meantime we still have a very buggy DCS World open beta patch to contend with and word is that…

From wings to rails, a look at Train Sim World 2020

From time to time I like to divert from my normal content on the Stormbirds.blog and write about something else that is maybe just loosely related to flight simulation. I’ve occasionally covered Star Citizen and made the odd reference to Battlefield, Call of Duty and other entertainment titles out there when I think they have…

DCS: Supercarrier preview video round-up (updated)

Several popular DCS YouTube channels now have access to DCS: Supercarrier a bit early and are putting the new module through it’s paces. Here is a round-up of videos that have come out so far as well as a few extra tidbits of what we’ve learned through their release. Videos of DCS: Supercarrier So far…

Air racing is back as Combat Box presents ‘Project R’

The old Air Racing server on Hyperlobby back in the heydays of the original IL-2 were some of the most fun and tense flying I ever experienced. We haven’t seen a sustained air racing experience in the newest IL-2 series, however, that is all about to change as Combat Box introduces ‘Project R.’ High octane…