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…

Looking forward to the next IL-2 developments

IL-2’s Lead Producer, Jason Williams, popped up on the forums this morning to let us know that there wouldn’t be a developer diary this week but that the team was working on some cool stuff. The IL-2 team doesn’t always share a diary each week but when they do it usually has some great materials…

IL-2 shows off new vehicles for Battle of Normandy

In addition to the new aircraft, map, and career, 1CGS is also working away on some of the supporting objects for their new Battle of Normandy title and this week we got a good look at progress being made on several new vehicles for the sim. Let’s have a peek! From mobile radar to ambulances…

Fw190A-6 and new decals focus of IL-2 update

We have this week’s developer diary update from the 1CGS team and for the second week in a row we have a focus on the Battle of Normandy title that is in development right now. Two features are the focus of this week’s update including some new information on the Fw190A-6 including some interesting notes…

Typhoon, 72-K AAA, Normandy map update for IL-2 (updated)

It’s the first 1CGS IL-2 Great Battles Series update of 2021 and it comes bearing some great new screenshots and a few new details on what they are busy doing behind the scenes right now. Most prominent are the screenshots of the Typhoon Mark IB and of the 72-K 25mm gun from the GAZ-MM Collector…