Reviewing Bodenplatte’s P-51D Mustang

The P-51 Mustang is a legendary fighter of WWII well known for its exploits in the skies over Europe and those of the Pacific. This legendary fighter has returned to the IL-2 series in patch 3.201 for IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte. How does the P-51D-15 Mustang measure up? Let’s have a look! A brief history…

Multiplayer fun on Flying Circus’ JG1 server!

With the release of the Arras map and the full compliment of aircraft now available, Flying Circus is closing in on release and things are picking up for multiplayer. Last night I joined a few fellow pilots as we flew on the FC JG1 server. It was fun, joyful even, to take to the skies…

Eagle Dynamics details roadmap for Hornet, Viper, AI updates

It’s been a busy time for Eagle Dynamics and DCS World on the whole with lots being said about the latest modules in production and Eagle Dynamics is keen to point out that feedback is helping to inform their development priorities. To that end they have released some key areas that they want to roll…

IL-2 dev diary focuses on clouds, new tanks

It’s hard to top the recent collection of IL-2 developer diary updates so this latest update feels a bit smaller by comparison though the one big feature update we’ve learned about affects the look and performance of the whole sim and I think everyone is going to like this a lot. New cloud rendering updates…

Deka Ironworks closes in on JF-17 release, plus new textures

The next steps for the DCS: JF-17 moving towards release are coming down the pipeline as the team seems to be putting the finishing touches on their module before sending it to Eagle Dynamics for evaluation. Here’s the latest! Final round of bug fixing A developer for Deka Ironworks is reporting that their DCS: JF-17…

Quick Takes video series experiment

I’m trying a new type of video series on my YouTube channel called the “Stormbird Quick Takes” where I capture a short clip of gameplay from a recent flight in DCS, IL-2 or any other sim I might be checking out and put that together into a very short cinematic. I’ve got two clips to…

Roundup: DCS: F-16C video tutorials, first impressions

With the DCS: F-16C now out for several days, I thought it’d be helpful to round-up all of the videos coming from the community for DCS World’s newest jet. Since it’s release, there have been video tutorials, first impressions and even some reviews (or something resembling one) from all across the community. Here’s some of…

Heatblur talk Tomcat, Viggen in new update

It feels like it’s been a while since we’ve heard from Cobra847 or the rest of the Heatblur team though that may have something to do with the huge amount of coverage late last year and early this year on their DCS: F-14 early access release. Now, we have a new update from Heatblur detailing…

Polychop announces OH-58D for DCS World (updated)

Poylchop Simulations has announced that they have secured a license from Bell Textron Helicopters to build a simulation of the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior and that they intend to bring that module to DCS World. Let’s have a look at the announcement and reaction to this announcement. Polychop’s new helicopter Today, after some teasing last week,…

More talk of the Yak-9, Hurricane, future for IL-2: Great Battles

Many of you will recall that we had information come out about two new Collector Planes for the IL-2: Great Battle Series and that the two aircraft would be the Hurricane and Yak-9. We haven’t heard much following that initial leak of information, however, we have new chatter from the developers and there’s lots of…