Hurricane II, Yak-9 and Yak-9T announced as IL-2 Collector Planes!

We’ve heard some very compelling rumours for weeks and now we have the official announcement and confirmation that 1CGS is going to be bringing the Hurricane Mark II, Yak-9 and Yak-9T to IL-2: Great Battles Series as Collector Planes. Let’s have a look at the announcement, the aircraft, and everything that we’ve learned from this…

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…

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…

IL-2 3.201 dev diary includes Tank Crew, Flying Circus and Bodenplatte

It’s a triple threat this week for the IL-2 developer diary as the team lays out new details and updates for all three in-development titles: IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte, Tank Crew – Clash at Prokhorovka, and Flying Circus Vol 1. It’s a big update and it runs the gamut from aircraft to tanks, maps, and…

IL-2 dev diary talks September patch, new images, B-25!

It was a relatively short IL-2 developer diary this week but one with a couple of key pieces of information and some stunning screenshots released by the team. Bodenplatte is looking very close to completion now! Let’s talk about what we’ve learned and what’s next. Feast your eyes! A huge selection of screenshots came with…

PWCG now has IL-2 co-op multiplayer support

Pat Wilson’s Campaign Generator (PWCG) has been a presence and indeed a force to be reckoned with in single player campaign generation for IL-2 for a long time. Now, PWCG is making the jump to support multiplayer too with a very cool co-op mode. Let’s check it out! Great for squad support PWCG online will…

IL-2 devs show off Tempest, FW190A-3 4K, new FC cockpits

For this week’s IL-2 Developer Diary we’re getting a look at all kinds of great new content. It’s our first look at the fully textured and in-engine Hawker Tempest Mark V for IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte and the aircraft looks spectacular. Speaking of spectacular, we’re also getting our first look at new 4K textures for…

The moment is here for Me262 fans with launch of 3.101

IL-2: Great Battles fans have been waiting anxiously for the launch of the Me262 for IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte and as of earlier today, it has arrived! It comes with an 80 point change list including Flying Circus aircraft in the form of the S.E.5a and Albatross D.Va and a new tank for Tank Crew…

A closer look at the Prokhorovka map for Tank Crew

In the trio of titles announced in late 2017, Tank Crew was the first to get its new map and it gives us an area of the Eastern Front that has been well explored in multiple previous titles including the original IL-2 series. What’s the new map like and how does it fit into the…