Flying Circus Vol 1 Product Roadmap

Early  Access has begun on Flying Circus Vol 1 – the spiritual successor to Rise of Flight in the new IL-2 Digital Warfare engine. When complete, the series will have ten World War I era aircraft from the spring 1918 timeperiod. Until then, this is a running tally of what we know is coming and when.

This page was updated on September 22, 2019

The timeline

Note: This timeline will be updated with definitive information when aircraft and other major content items are released. All other projections are purely speculative unless otherwise noted.

July 2018

SPAD XIII – One of the most produced and successful French fighters of the war, the SPAD was also used heavily by British and American pilots. The SPAD was not quite as agile as some of its competitors but it was fast and well armed.

  • Release date: July 18, 2018
  • Patch 3.005

Fokker Dr. I – The iconic and extremely well known Fokker Dr. I tri-plane was the famous mount of Manfred von Richthofen or the “Red Baron.” The Dr. I was a popular type in 1917 and served until the end of the war despite its increasing obsolescence at the hands of newer Allied types.

  • Release date: July 18, 2018
  • Patch 3.005

November 2018

Sopwith Camel – Both famous and popular, the Sopwith Camel had quirky and difficult handling but excellent speed and agility that made it the preferred mount of many of the Royal Flying Corps top aces.

  • Release date: November 20, 2018
  • Patch: 3.007

Pfalz D.IIIa – Overshadowed by its more famous stablemates, the Pfalz D.IIIa was a sturdy fighter with good overall performance and handling. Its sturdy wings allowed the aircraft to dive with far more confidence than the Albatross D.Va.

  • Release date: November 20, 2018
  • Patch: 3.007

March 2019

Fokker D.VII – One of Reinhold Platz’s last wartime scout fighter designs, the Fokker D.VII and the up-engined D.VIIF were among the best late war fighters with ample power and performance along with relatively straightforward handling characteristics.

  • Release date: March 5, 2019
  • Patch: 3.011

Sopwith Dolphin – A follow-up to the successful Sopwith Camel, the Dolphin was a late entrant to the war but managed to carve out a reputation as a successful scout with improved handling over the Camel and excellent performance and firepower.

  • Release date: March 5, 2019
  • Patch: 3.011

June 2019

S.E.5a – With excellent performance and well behaved handling attributes, the S.E.5a was one of the Royal Flying Corps best fighters and often considered an ace maker. In the right hands, the S.E.5a was an outstanding fighter.

  • Release date: June 10, 2019
  • Patch: 3.101

Albatros D.Va – One of the central power’s best fighters of World War I. The Albatross had excellent combinations of speed, climb, turn and firepower. It’s only foible was structural strength of its wings which could sometimes shed in high speed dives.

  • Release date: June 10, 2019
  • Patch: 3.101

July 2019

Bristol F.2B – Bristol’s Fighter 2B produced an excellent aircraft with high performance that enabled it to fly as a fighter as well as perform duties in recon and ground attack. Exceptional considering the larger size and weight of the two seater.

  • Release date: July 24, 2019
  • Patch: 3.102

Halberstadt CL.II – Multi-function two-seat aircraft capable of carrying a camera, and 12 and 50 kg bombs as well as a large capacity ammunition supply for its single or twin machine guns.

  • Release date: July 24, 2019
  • Patch: 3.102

Arras Sector Map

Flying Circus’ Arras sector map is currently under development and will comprise 100x120km of territory surrounding Arras including a good portion of No-Mans-Land.

The map will very likely be done up to the same standards as 1CGS has perfected on their previous Kuban, Moscow, and upgraded Stalingrad maps.

Release date: Unknown. Likely to come either in the September patch or in the follow up patch coming in October or November of 2019.