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.

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

Unknown release dates

  • RAF S.E.5.a and Albatros D.Va are likely to be grouped together and release later in the spring of 2019.
  • Bristol F.2B and Halberstadt CL.II are likely to be grouped together and release in mid 2019

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

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