Next IL-2 patch moves towards release

There’s no developer diary coming this week, however, Executive Producer Jason Williams was on the forums dropping a few juicy details about the next patch and progress on the new clouds. So here’s a quick update! Patch moves to release, new clouds to beta A couple of quick updates for everyone. First, we’ve learned that…

Flight Journal: WWI piloting is risky business

I get excited when, on Thursday nights, the Jasta5 Flugpark server fill with WWI flight sim enthusiasts. These classic aircraft battles are a world unto their own and that can make it extremely fun to participate. This Flight Journal episode seeks to highlight the fun in the challenge but also in defeat as things don’t…

Review of Flying Circus Vol 2’s Pfalz D.XII

Underappreciated in real life, I set out to see if the Pfalz D.XII would be a type that could escape from the same shadow of its real life counterpart faced. A high performance fighter by the end of World War I standards, does the the Pfalz D.XII have the ability to compete with the very…

A look at possible futures for IL-2 Great Battles

After Jason’s update on the current status of the IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles Series, I’ve started wondering (again) about what’s just a little beyond the horizon. I’m not alone as I’ve seen several conversations pop-up all across the community about what the longer range plans for Great Battles. It seems it is long past time…

New clouds, AQM, and Breguet 14.B2 part of new IL-2 update

Breguet 14.B2 The first part of the update focuses on the Breguet 14.B2. This is the first French bomber to come to the Flying Circus series and it’s both an impressive aircraft as well as a popular one among those who used to fly it (or maybe still do) in Rise of Flight. When it…

Jason Williams addresses some longstanding IL-2 issues

In recent weeks and months there have been many comments around some key features in the IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles Series. Some of those comments have bubbled over into some heated arguments and an update on what the team was doing about them seemed to be a necessity. That is just what we’ve got with…

Review of Flying Circus Vol 2’s SPAD VII (150hp)

The 150 horsepower version of the SPAD VII is now out thanks to update 4.603 and it comes packing with some nice features as well as filling an interesting gap in the aircraft list for Flying Circus. Let’s have a look at this new aircraft, how it handles, what its strengths and weaknesses are, and…

Review of Flying Circus Vol 2’s Airco DH.4

The Airco DH.4 is a larger, single engine reconnaissance and bomber aircraft and is one of three new aircraft released in the 4.603 update for IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles. It is part of the Flying Circus Vol 2 aircraft set and it comes with some interesting performance attributes that I wouldn’t have automatically assumed that…