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…

Landing craft and Typhoon cockpit dev update for IL-2

The latest IL-2 developer diary has given us new looks and detailed screenshots of the Typhoon Mark IB coming to IL-2: Battle of Normandy as well as a landing craft for the same project. There’s also a few tidbits of details in there on how development is going. We also have a cryptic message from…

Flight Journal: Getting the edge back with the Fw190A-6

A few weeks ago I wrote about losing the edge in combat flight sims. Faced with bad luck, poor tactics, and some broken flight sim hardware, my most recent sorties were mostly unsatisfying and it was time for a little break from flying. A few weeks does a lot of good because my most recent…

1CGS give us first look at Normandy map

The first look at a map is always exciting. We saw a peak at some mountains for Kuban and a look at different seasons with the Rhineland map and this time we’re getting a first look at what Normandy’s map is going to look like. We also have confirmation that the Rhineland map for IL-2:…

Reviewing the IL-2: Battle of Normandy Fw190A-6

Last week, a new Fw190 was released for the IL-2 Great Battles series. It’s another check on the list for aircraft in development for IL-2: Battle of Normandy. I am talking of course of the Fw190A-6. This variant of the famous Focke-Wulf fighter design fills in a gap between two other significant versions. What does…

Surprise! IL-2 dev update on Spitfire XIV, Normandy landmarks, GAZ AAA

Weren’t expecting a Saturday developer update were you? I wasn’t! 1CGS has detailed and shown off some screenshots of their latest work on Battle of Normandy with new images of the Spitfire XIV, new images of various Normandy landmarks, and an in-engine look at the new GAZ-MM 72-K truck. Landmarks ahoy With IL-2’s enhanced rendering…

IL-2 update 4.506 adds Fw190A-6, new effects, more

Battle of Normandy’s aircraft set grows by one today with the addition of the Fw190A-6 to the sim. It comes packaged together with yet another impressive patch list that includes everything from AI updates to new visual effects for small bombs and a new 4K texture for the Bf109E-7. Here’s the highlights! From Fw190A-6 to…