IL-2 patch 4.008 is here with P-47, Ferdinand, SRS, more!

The first of IL-2: Battle of Normandy’s content arrived today with patch 4.008 for IL-2: Great Battles. It, together with the Sd.Kfz.184 “Ferdinand” which is the last tank for Tank Crew – Clash at Prokhorovka, marks two momentous occasions for the series. Let’s have a quick look at some of the patch highlights! Thunderbolt to…

First look at Normandy’s Spitfire XIV

This week’s developer diary from 1CGS is very short but it’s one packing some great new information on an aircraft that I’ve wanted to fly for a very long time – the Spitfire XIV. We have some interesting new details on this Collector Plane addition to Battle of Normandy and how it’s development is going…

How Bodenplatte’s career mode will benefit new planes

Yesterday we learned that when the new P-47D-22 for IL-2: Battle of Normandy is released it will also be available to fly in IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte’s career mode. Now, thanks to a post by IL-2 developer BlackSix on the forums, we’ve learned a little more about how other aircraft from Battle of Normandy will…

1CGS shows off P-47D-22 ‘Razorback’ and talks next patches

The latest developer diary for the IL-2: Great Battles Series shows us the next aircraft coming to the series and also the first aircraft for the IL-2: Battle of Normandy series to arrive – the P-47D-22 ‘Razorback!’ Plus they are also talking plans for the next two patches and some nice new 4K skins for…

1CGS details IL-2: Battle of Normandy development

Development on IL-2: Battle of Normandy is now well underway with the developers beginning to show us aircraft and talk about other elements of the title that are now underway. This week we’ve learned about some of the work being undertaken and we get our first look at the AI-only C-47A. First look at the…

New IL-2 update shows off P-47D-22, details new damage model

IL-2: Great Battle Series’ damage model is still the industry leading system in my opinion with damage model and effects that surpass other sims (although ED’s upcoming DCS: WWII assets are about to make a major leap themselves). That doesn’t mean that the system is perfect and this week’s dev update details a lot of…

Jason Williams on IL-2 in 2019, 2020 and the future!

A new thread started by IL-2’s Lead Producer, Jason Williams, talks a bit about the past, the present and the future as he does a review of everything that has happened so far and talks a little about some of the focus and plans for the team in the future. It’s a great post and…