July was Thunderbolt month!

I said it at the start of the month that July was going to be Thunderbolt month and this month has definitely delivered. Here’s a fun recap of content that has come out or has been highlighted this month that feature the P-47 Thunderbolt from WWII! A striking fighter One of World War II’s most…

Hell Hawks Over the Bulge IL-2 pre-order available!

Jim “Gambit21” McDavid has been working hard since the release of his last campaign, Havoc Over The Kuban, on a new campaign for the IL-2: Great Battles Series and today 1CGS formally announced pre-orders available for the campaign. There’s an announcement trailer and details of the campaign coming right up! Serving up some thunderbolts with…

Desert Wings – Tobruk pre-order begins, and message from Jason

Team Fusion Simulations Desert Wings – Tobruk is nearing the final stretches before release. Pre-order sales have just begun and the sim can now be purchased through the official IL-2 Sturmovik website or very soon on Steam. IL-2 Producer Jason Williams also has posted a message appealing to fans of the series to give the…

Thunderbolt Ascendant? IL-2: Battle of Normandy P-47D-22 review

Thunderbolt month continues with my review of the first aircraft out of the gate for IL-2: Battle of Normandy. The P-47D-22 Thujnderbolt is a ‘Razorback’ variant of the Thunderbolt and is a type that is rarely portrayed in flight sims, movies and video games. Yet, these earlier model P-47’s were the critical type to fight…

Cinematic and video round-up for July 2020

A passion of the flight sim community is creating video and putting together some spectacular visuals in cinematic fashion. This is a round-up, something I haven’t had a chance to do in a while, of cinematic videos I’ve come across recently. Cinematics Let’s start with NassaultFilm’s excellent Night Raid! which blends real RAF radio recordings…

IL-2 50% off promo codes take off today

If you were looking to add something to your IL-2: Great Battles Hangar, now may be the right time as the team is offering 50% off discount codes for fans of the series. Here’s how you get your code and what you can apply it to. Half-off most items in the IL-2 store According to…

‘Ice Ring’ Scripted Campaign for IL-2 offers plenty of variety

Variety is the spice of life and in the latest Scripted Campaign direct from 1C Game Studios and their in-house campaign author, Black Six, you get more variety than you’d expect from flying the IL-2 Sturmovik. ‘Ice Ring’ is the third Scripted Campaign from 1CGS focused on the Battle of Stalingrad. This scripted campaign focuses…

First impressions of IL-2’s new P-47D-22

The first IL-2: Battle of Normandy aircraft is here and it comes in the form of the classic ‘Razorback’ P-47D-22 Thunderbolt. Not only that but this new version of the P-47 has added some features and a revamped flight model for the already available P-47D-28. Here are some of my first impressions of the P-47D-22…

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…