Yes, IL-2’s FW190D-9 is coming with both canopy types

Late last week, after the reveal of the FW190D-9 by 1CGS, I started asking myself what modifications the FW190D-9 might come with. We now have confirmation of at least one of those modifications and its the FW190D-9s blown canopy. And that raises a couple more questions! Blown versus non-blown canopies In a quest to improve…

American and British voice actors for IL-2

1CGS is putting a call out for American and British voice actors to fill in the roles for these two nations in IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte and that could be you! Here are some details to see if you might fit the bill. Actors is a loose term Professional voice acting experience isn’t required but…

IL-2 devs show off cities, Pfalz D.III in new update

“Oh that looks amazing” are the words that I actually spoke out loud when I saw the latest developer screenshots showing off an urban area on the new IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte map. Work is progressing nicely for Bodenplatte and meanwhile we’ve also been treated to some beautiful screenshots of the Pfalz D.IIIa coming to…

Call the ball on Ralfi’s alley

A mini update this morning as the hype continues to ramp up for various DCS modules. This short video by Ralfi, a DCS focused YouTuber, has a fun surprise in it and I encourage you to watch to the very end. Was it worth it watching to the end? Yeah. I think it was. There’s…

Deka shows off Liaoning carrier, JF-17 talk

We haven’t heard much from Deka Ironworks over the summer, however, they have made a couple of small updates with some images of the Chinese Liaoning aircraft carrier as well as answering a couple of basic JF-17 status questions. Let’s have a look! Liaoning first images Built as a Kuznetsov-class, the Liaoning was famously sold…

Heatblur’s countdown t-minus 3 days UPDATED

Three days, sixteen hours, thirty four minutes and thirty six seconds is (or was) the current count as of writing this blog post for Heatblur’s long awaited reveal of the DCS: F-14. Anticipation and anxiety is building! Teasers On Heatblur’s Facebook page we have a glimpse of their long awaited F-14 Tomcat module for DCS…

A look at IL-2’s new effects

One of the big updates from this week’s IL-2 developer diary are the new effects that the series is adding or revising and I wanted to devote a whole post on these and other effects that may be coming in the future. Coming to an IL-2 near you very soon We’ll likely see these updated…

RAZBAM has more South Atlantic scenario news

New aircraft supporting RAZBAM’s South Atlantic scenario are now on the radar (so to speak) as the developers are talking about their long term plans. They are definitely interesting plans so let’s dig into it. The statement The statement on their Facebook page starts with a bit of a disclaimer: OK, after reading about the…

New DCS: F/A-18C update details EW, AIM-120, and AIM-9X features

Matt Wagner from Eagle Dynamics has released a new video showcasing some new features for the DCS: F/A-18C module including some new features for the electronic warfare system as well as additional features for the AIM-120 and AIM-9X missiles. Expanded capabilities The Hornet continues to gain features through its early access period and these next…