Flight Journal: Typhoon strikes on Combat Box

For years I’ve been dreaming of having the Hawker Typhoon make an appearance in a WWII combat flight sim. War Thunder has two variants but it wasn’t fully satisfying to me and so when news that IL-2: Battle of Normandy was bringing the British fighter to the sim, I was overjoyed. Recently I’ve been flying…

Sturmovikfest 2021 thank you and recap!

The second annual Sturmovikfest has ended and I wanted to take a few moments and thank people and organizations for helping to make the second annual festival happen both on the stage and behind the scenes. Thank you all around A virtual festival like this doesn’t happen on its own. A lot of people are…

Recapping the first day of Sturmovikfest

The start to the second annual Sturmovikfest has been nothing short of incredible. I got a lot of flying in this Sunday checking out most of the events that were happening through the day. Here’s a short recap of some of the events including the mass formation event, the Flying Circus Sunday fly-in, and some…

Sturmovikfest Day One!

It’s here folks! Sturmovikfest 2021 starts today and we have a full slate of events on the schedule for the day. This is what you need to know about and how to get involved with the second annual Sturmovikfest! Dogfights and formation flights If you’re in Asia Pacific, you may have already checked out The…

Sturmovikfest update: Air racing, tank battles, formation flights, more!

Plans for Sturmovikfest 2021 are coming together as multiple events are lining up throughout the week long virtual festival. Here are some of the latest announcements that you may want to know about. A wide variety of options Every night will have a suggested fly-in location featuring a server in the IL-2 multiplayer community. Beyond…

Flight Journal: A-20 attack on the cheese factory

Sometimes it’s important to be a bit more lighthearted and when Combat Box’s newest multiplayer involves attacking a factory located within the Dutch city of Gouda. We designated it a cheese factory (a strategic target I’m sure) and made a whole mission of it. Here’s what happened! Back on the Combat Box server It’s been…

IL-2 Combat Box server introduces new voice recognition system

Looking for a little more immersion with your IL-2 multiplayer session? Combat Box, one of the series more popular servers, has introduced a new voice recognition system that lets you combine your IL-2 multiplayer and SRS radio communications together. Let’s have a look at what they are up to! Immersive radio experience In a post…

Flight Journal: Dual role fork tail devil

This story takes me back several weeks ago to a memorable sortie that I flew on the Combat Box server in the P-38J Lightning. Famed as a long range escort fighter, in Europe it saw more limited use in the later part of the war but it did develop a reputation as a fearsome ground…

Flight Journal: Varied flights and scenarios in IL-2: Great Battles

I’ve been doing plenty of IL-2: Great Battles flying recently on several of the series’ popular multiplayer servers. This won’t be a full flight journal but rather a summary of each and an example of the kinds of multiplayer experiences you can have on IL-2 right now. Transport run in a Ju52 I wanted to…

SRS for IL-2 adds immersion, teamplay possibilities

SimpleRadio Standalone, it’s become a staple of DCS World multiplayer and for the last several weeks its been available to the IL-2: Great Battles multiplayer community. Although many are now using it, others have yet to check it out. What is SRS? How can it be used? How do you set it up? How are…