IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte Product Roadmap

1CGS is hard at work on IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte and with the start of Early Access and the first aircraft and features being released, I thought it would be a good time to start tracking the product roadmap as we know it so far. Come back often as new details emerge.

The tentative 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.

May 2018

SpitfireIXe-against-the-cloud

Spitfire IXe – It’s Merlin 66 and Merlin 70 engine along with enhanced firepower and ground attack options make the Spitfire IX one of the top fighters in the series and a legendary fighter respected by friends and foes alike.

This aircraft has been released.

Release date: May 24, 2018

Patch: 3.003

Bf109G-14-profile

Bf109G-14 – An attempt at reconciling a year and a half worth of upgrades to the Bf109G-6 design, the G-14 comes with MW50 engine boost, an optional MK108 30mm cannon, and bomber killing rockets.

This aircraft has been released.

Release date: May 24, 2018

Patch 3.003

July 2018

The FW190A-8 has entered testing and may be available early in July.

Fw190A8_2FW190A-8/F-8 – An upgraded version of the FW190A series with a redesigned and lighter wing accommodating four MG151/20 cannons. F-8 version with Panzerblitz rockets and additional bomb loadouts will also be available.

Release date:

August 2018

The P-47D-28 3D model is under development now along with its flight model. This aircraft may be available in August.

P_47_1P-47D-28 – The Thunderbolt was a large and powerful fighter used by the USAAF throughout the later years of WWII. Fast, tough, and equally adept at high altitude fighter sweeps as well as low altitude fighter-bomber operations.

Release date: Unknown

The Po-2VS has entered testing and is expected to be available in August.

Po2VS_2Po-2VS – Built in huge numbers and used for everything from training to artillery spotting to night time bombing, the Po-2 was a ubiquitous presence on the Eastern Front throughout the war and beyond.

Release date:

September 2018

The FW190D-9 3D model is under development. It may be next in line to be developed for release.

FW190_1FW190D-9 – Powered by an in-line Jumo 213 engine, the D-9 is the most capable of the FW190 fighter series in air combat and helped to answer the latest and most powerful Allied fighters late in the war. Distinctive longer nose and fuselage make the D-9 stand out.

Release date: Unknown

Unknown dates

  • Tempest Mark V Series 2 – 3D model currently being built
  • P-51D-15 – 3D model currently being built
  • Me262A – 3D model currently being built
  • Bf109K-4 – 3D model currently being built
  • P-38J (-25?)
  • B-25C/Mitchel II

North West Europe Map

Bodenplatte-mapThe North West Europe Map is currently under development by 1CGS’ Map Team. The map will be the largest built by the team covering considerable territory from Amsterdam and the North Sea in the north-western corner to Frankfurt in the south-east.

The release date of the map is currently unknown. Given its size and complexity, it may be early 2019 before the new map releases.

 

 

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