1CGS shows WIP airfields, P-51B

A new developer diary from the 1C Game Studios team is focused on the latest development efforts for IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Normandy. Today we’re getting a look at the airfields in development as well as the P-51B Mustang’s cockpit. Work ongoing This developer diary is a bit more behind the scenes than we sometimes…

Typhoon Mark IB for Battle of Normandy full review

IL-2: Great Battles latest WWII aircraft type is the Hawker Typhoon Mark IB. This well armed fighter fills a gap in the Allied tactical fighter force and brings us one step closer to the completion of the IL-2: Battle of Normandy expansion in the series. What’s this aircraft like, how does it perform in combat…

IL-2 dev diary talks AAA, P-51, Pfalz, drop tanks!

This one was a bit of a surprise as it comes a bit earlier in the week rather than the usual Friday diary update. 1CGS has updated their development diary and in it they show off the latest on the Sd.Kfz. 10/5 Flak 38, the P-51B/C, and great new screenshots of the Pfalz D.XII. Let’s…

Typhoon first impressions

Yesterday, patch 4.603 for IL-2: Great Battles arrived and I set out immediately to test out the brand new Hawker Typhoon Mark IB. These are some first impressions of the new aircraft and how it shakes out after just a couple of hours of use. Typhoon, not Tempest A lot of people confuse the Tempest…

Typhoon and Fokker D.VIII fly into IL-2 patch 4.602

Fans of the IL-2: Great Battles Series will be happy to know that patch 4.062 is out and with it some key new pieces of content and plenty of notes and updates that cover a wide range of features and issues in the sim. Let’s have a look at the highlights! Here comes the storm!…

Fokker D.VIII, Normandy objects, IL-2 discount and more!

The latest developer diary for IL-2: Great Battles Series is out and its loaded with essential details about the series and what’s coming next too. There’s also a new sale out and a great new video has been released to show off how to make use of the new GAZ anti-aircraft truck. Let’s dig into…

Battle of Normandy’s Spitfire XIV full review

I’ve been patiently waiting for a combat flight simulator to do a Spitfire XIV for a couple of decades. The last time I flew one was in Aces Over Europe by Dynamix in 1993. For some of you, the last time you flew an XIV may have been in European Air War by Microprose in…

IL-2 update 4.6 is here with Spitfire XIV, N.28 and ‘DVD’

The latest patch for the IL-2: Great Battles Series brings with it a ton of new features with some big highlights including the Spitfire XIV and Nieuport N.28 as well as the new dynamic visual damage system which should change up the way you see damaged vehicles in the sim. There’s over a hundred new…

IL-2 dev update covers the range: Normandy, Spitfires and V-1’s

The latest IL-2 developer diary has enough content packed into it for three or more diaries and there’s a lot to get through. This week we saw updates on the Normandy and Bodenplatte maps, some fantastic graphics showing off the new vehicle damage system, the V-1 model, new posters and artwork showing off the skins…

Clearing up some historical facts around the Spitfire XIV

With the news that the Spitfire XIV is in beta test for IL-2: Battle of Normandy, I’ve seen plenty of excitement around the community about the new Spitfire’s imminent arrival as well as some confusion over what the type represents, where it fits into the history books, and how it will be flown. So, let’s…