Full review of the DCS: MB-339

Third party developer IndiaFoxtEcho is travelling down a now familiar path offering up a high-fidelity trainer jet for DCS World. Modeling the Aermacchi MB-339 jet trainer and light attack aircraft, this module release comes packed with features. But with so many jet trainers already available for DCS World, does this one stand out above the…

IL-2 aircraft review: Gotha G.V and Handley-Page O/400

This one is a double feature review as I have a look at Flying Circus Vol. 2’s Gotha G.V and Handley Page O/400 heavy bombers. Both aircraft are remarkably similar in their performance and overall configuration but they are not carbon copies and come with their own unique quirks as well. Let’s have a look!…

Me410 review: Definitive destroyer?

The last of the flyable aircraft planned for IL-2: Battle of Normandy has arrived. The Messerschmitt Me410 was the offshoot of the much maligned Me210 heavy fighter and it comes with interesting history and capabilities. This review explores the real world history and the virtual companion that 1CGS has built for the Great Battles Series….

The retro-futuristic classic: Review of MSFS’ Beechcraft Bonanza V35

Asobo Studio, Microsoft, and the folks at Carenado have come together to produce yet another collaboration aircraft for the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace. This time it’s the Beechcraft Bonanza V35 and its the third in their Local Legends series. What makes this aircraft a legend and should you add it to your MSFS hangar? Let…

First impressions of the Asobo/Carenado Bonanza V35

I’ve learned that I am, in-fact, a sucker for classic GA aircraft. Over the last several months, Asobo and Carenado have partnered together to bring us several including some Beechcraft classics like the Model 17 Staggerwing, the classic Model 18 and now we have the retro-futuristic Bonanza V35. It’s just come out and I’ve done…

DCS: Mirage F1 early access review

The latest aircraft to release into early access for DCS World is Aerges’ DCS: Mirage F1. I’ve put several hours into the DCS: Mirage F1 at this point and I’m ready to provide a review so that I can help answer many of your questions surrounding if this is a module that you want to…

IL-2 aircraft review: Ar234, the first jet bomber

By late 1944, the Luftwaffe had not one but two operational jet aircraft in its inventory. The Me262 tends to dominate most conversations when we talk about jet aircraft of WWII, however, that would be doing a disservice to the Arado Ar234. Despite whatever issues it had as an aircraft, it was the first operational…

IL-2 aircraft review: Ju88C-6: niche attack bomber

Battle of Normandy has incorporated in a lesser-known variant of the famous Ju88 bomber into its aircraft mix. This heavy fighter variant comes with a different role, different armament options, and a unique niche to fill out in the IL-2 series’ collection of World War II aircraft. This is my review of the Ju88C-6. A…

Review of MSFS’s Beechcraft 18: History in flight

Microsoft, Asobo and Carenado have come together to produce another Marketplace airplane for Microsoft Flight Simulator and this one is a good one. Local Legend #4 is a simulation of the classic and legendary Beechcraft Model 18 and the moment it was announced I knew I had to check it out. After putting in some…

IL-2 aircraft review: The magnificent Mosquito!

Dubbed the ‘Wooden Wonder’ thanks to its unique construction, the Mosquito proved to be a capable multi-role aircraft during its wartime service. It is nothing short of yet another classic and legendary World War II aircraft and now, it’s here in IL-2: Battle of Normandy! How does this aircraft stack up versus its reputation and…