Flying Circus’ Sopwith Snipe full review

Added to the IL-2 series back in December of 2022, the Sopwith Snipe arrives to the Flying Circus side of the series as the first completely new aircraft to join the series since its inception. Prior aircraft releases have also been based on rejuvenated versions from Rise of Flight – the Snipe is all new!…

IL-2 update 5.004 brings Sopwith Snipe, West Front map improvements

Western Front map improvements and the release of the Sopwith Snipe Collector Plane for IL-2 Great Battles are the headlining features of update 5.004. A nice early Christmas present for those waiting on both of those items along with dozens of other updates including new built in missions for the StuG III and Churchill Mark…

A look around Flying Circus’ Western Front 1918 map

Released in late November with Update 5.003 for the IL-2 Great Battles Series, the Western Front 1918 map is one more step towards recreating the original content of Rise of Flight in the upgraded Great Battles simulation engine. I thought it’d be fun to have a look at the map and see what it offers!…

New Flying Circus multiplayer events worth checking out!

The Flying Circus community isn’t a big one but it is a dedicated one and two separate efforts that have come up in the community in recent days are worth your attention if you want to get involved in some multiplayer action on different days and nights. Regularly scheduled If you’ve been a follower of…

Me410 preview in latest IL-2 dev diary

The last flyable aircraft release for IL-2 Battle of Normandy is coming soon and the folks at 1CGS have a new developer diary update that gives us our best look yet at this interesting German warbird. We also hear a little bit more about what’s going on with the rest of the project. Let’s have…

IL-2 aircraft review: The challenge of the DFW C.V!

In early December, Flying Circus Vol 2 added yet another aircraft to its release list with the availability of the DFW C.V. It’s taken me a while to circle back to this airplane but, as they say, this is better late than never! This scout aircraft and occasional light bomber packs in some interesting capabilities…

What’s next in the near term for IL-2 Great Battles

There’s not going to be a developer diary update for the IL-2 series today but we did hear from Executive Producer Jason Williams today on what they are currently working on. I thought maybe now would be a good time to have a look at what’s coming in the near term for IL-2. Let’s go….

I love this! The Sopwith Triplane review!

When I went to buy up a bunch of aircraft to get started with Rise of Flight, I decided on two famous Sopwith aircraft types – the Pup and the Camel. Classic aircraft! I gave the Sopwith Triplane a miss not knowing the aircraft very well and kind of ignoring it as a sub-type that…

First look at the Sopwith Snipe and Siemens-Schuckert D.IV

A new IL-2 series developer diary is out and this time we’re getting our first look at Sopwith Snipe and Siemens-Schuckert D.IV. These are Collector Planes intended for use with Flying Circus. Let’s have a look! Final fighters As the first World War ground to a close, new fighter designs were still being churned out…