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 4.706: Arado Ar234 arrives!

I wrote a story late yesterday about how we had word that the next update for the IL-2 series was on its way and could arrive any day. That day has come already! New content and fixes The highlights of 4.706 are the arrival of the flyable Ar234 Arado jet bomber and the AI controlled…

IL-2 update includes Ar234, Bedford truck and statement

1C Game Studios started their developer diary update with a statement on the war in Ukraine. Meanwhile, development on aircraft like the Ar234 as well as some vehicles like the Bedford truck and updates to the US bomber pilot models are coming through as well. Ukraine situation statement The last few days have been difficult…

IL-2 dev diary gives us more new clouds, Ar234 cockpit, Ju52 4K skins

This week we’ve got a new IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles developer diary update and it’s packed with some new screenshots of the Ar234’s cockpit as well as some brilliant new images of IL-2’s new upgraded clouds and some nice new Ju52 4K skins which are now already in the sim. Arado cockpit First up, the…

Speculating on Collector Planes for IL-2

It’s always fun to look ahead and think about what sort of aircraft we might be flying in the future. With the switch to the Western Front, I thought it’d be interesting to speculate on a couple more Collector Planes that we might see. Room for two more? The development of IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte…