Doing some actual flying, other random thoughts

Things have been so busy both in real life and with all of the new patches, features, and aircraft coming to both IL-2 and DCS that it’s been a while since I did any real flying. Tonight probably only partially qualifies but it was at least reassuring that I still knew what I was doing….

P-51D, Tempest V, Fokker D.VIIF focus of next IL-2 dev update

Ever since IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte was announced there were two aircraft that I really wanted to see make a return appearance in the now third generation of the series. These two, the Mustang and the Tempest, are finally being shown off for the first time in the latest developer diary. The Fokker D.VIIF was…

1CGS’ giant Bodenplatte update

The latest IL-2 Developer Diary comes a day early and it comes packing a huge amount of content into it with the focus being almost entirely on IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte. The map, the Me262, the P-38, and the B-25 are all part of a huge update! Even a few more details about the Tempest…

IL-2 patch 3.011 is out

Open your auto-updater up because IL-2 patch 3.011 is now out with two new aircraft and a bunch of updates to the series as development presses forward. Let’s have a look! Two new planes, animated crew, new fixes Flying Circus fans are going to be happy with the release of two new aircraft: the Fokker…

Check out the IL-2 Simple Coop Mission Generator

It’s been months since Co-op multiplayer was added to the IL-2: Great Battles Series, however, the mode hasn’t yet achieved that critical mass where players hold regular co-op missions. That may begin to change with a new utility by IL-2 forum contributor Vander who has just released version 4 of his brand new IL-2 Simple…

Managing fuel in IL-2

This weeks developer diary mentioned the P-51D and its rear fuel tank issues – namely, a nasty centre of gravity change that makes the P-51D quite a handful when full and a beautifully performing airplane wen empty. That has spawned a whole bunch of discussions on the forum with some notable and key responses from…

IL-2: First images of Arras, Flying Circus and Bodenplatte update

We have our first images of the Arras map for Flying Circus along with some new images of the Sopwith Dolphin and Fokker D.VII cockpits plus some more talk about Bodenplatte aircraft including the Mustang. Arras buildings and map The first images of the Arras map are actually focused on one of the urban centres…

The U-2VS review

The U-2VS is an interesting and unique aircraft for the IL-2: Great Battles Series and it offers a variety of gameplay options for virtual pilots. The question that has lingered since December when it was released, however, is if this aircraft is worth the money and should you buy it? In this review I hope…

Part 2: An interview with Jason Williams and Daniel Tuseev

Welcome to part two of my interview with 1C Game Studio’s Jason Williams and Daneil Tuseev. In part one I talked about the series in 2019 and now I focus on some more detailed questions about a specific title: IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte. Announced in 2017, IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte’s development picked up right after…

IL-2 dev diary focuses on tanks, map news, Marshal-feature

Tank Crew – Clash at Prokhorovka is by far the most unique of the three titles that 1CGS announced well over a year ago when the revealed the future development for the series. Now we’re approaching a major update for the series with two new tanks and the Belgorod map entering into beta testing. New…