Community Q&A with Red Flight and the Combat Box server

Combat Box by Red Flight is an IL-2 multiplayer server that has, in recent months, been consistently at the top of the list for player counts. This 80 player multiplayer server hosts some of the most frequented multiplayer air battles of the IL-2 series in 2020 with a focus on western front aircraft and the…

A new Flight School campaign for IL-2

If a lack of training missions was hindering your enjoyment for the IL-2: Great Battles Series, there may now be an answer to that particular problem. A new campaign series promises to walk players through the basics and get them started with flying in IL-2. Here are the details! Bf109 first, more types to come…

Game files suggest fuel tanks coming to IL-2 soon

A feature that has been long requested for the IL-2 series has been the ability to fly with drop tanks – expendable fuel tanks that expand the range of your aircraft and can then be tossed away when no longer needed or when entering into combat. Now, we have information that they may be coming…

First video round-up of 2020

I always like to highlight the work of others be it fantastic flying videos, tutorials, or cinematic masterpieces. It’s been a while since the last round-up and that means that it’s time again to feature some great videos from around the flight sim community. Let’s have a look! Captivating cinematics Clutch’s ‘Flanker and Chill’ video…

How we might see more bomber type aircraft for IL-2: Great Battles

With over 50 aircraft now available in the IL-2: Great Battles Series spread out across multiple types and some sub variants, the series has gained quite a bit of variety and depth in the types of aircraft that are being represented from the World War II era. Still, there’s a couple of types that are…

IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte Full Review

In November of 2017, 1C Game Studios announced that their next title in the IL-2: Great Battles Series would be IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte. This western front themed expansion to the IL-2 series is the first of this third generation of the series to move away from the eastern front and instead tackle the late…

Flying Circus Vol 1 Full Review

World War I flight simulators have traditionally not been as popular as their World War II brethren but there have been some greats with titles such as Red Baron and Red Baron 3D being long remembered for engaging sim pilots in the era of the canvas, wire and wooden flying machines of The Great War….

YouTuber’s get first look at FS2020

Multiple YouTuber’s have posted videos this morning featuring new video and comments from a recent event with Microsoft about their new Flight Sim 2020 product that is in early development. There’s new aircraft on display and a lot of talk about what the new sim is like. Let’s have a look! No lightweight The worry…

Why a simulated Mustang will never live up to the legend

The trouble with bringing a storied aircraft into a flight sim is that it has to try and live up to the reputation that it made for itself. The Mustang is such an aircraft that has built up and incredible story about it and the pilots who flew it. Its impossible not to be pulled…