A full review of Flying Circus Vol 2’s Fokker D.VIII

Flying Circus Vol 2’s aircraft set is slowly starting to grow and the second addition to the line-up is the last Fokker fighter of WWI – the D.VIII. This unique looking plane for the period has some really interesting attributes and adds some variety to the skies over the western front. This is my full…

Typhoon Mark IB for Battle of Normandy full review

IL-2: Great Battles latest WWII aircraft type is the Hawker Typhoon Mark IB. This well armed fighter fills a gap in the Allied tactical fighter force and brings us one step closer to the completion of the IL-2: Battle of Normandy expansion in the series. What’s this aircraft like, how does it perform in combat…

IL-2 dev diary talks AAA, P-51, Pfalz, drop tanks!

This one was a bit of a surprise as it comes a bit earlier in the week rather than the usual Friday diary update. 1CGS has updated their development diary and in it they show off the latest on the Sd.Kfz. 10/5 Flak 38, the P-51B/C, and great new screenshots of the Pfalz D.XII. Let’s…

Fokker D.VIII first impressions

Flying Circus Vol 2 has increased its aircraft count to two thanks to the most recent IL-2 patch. The latest aircraft to arrive? That would be the Fokker D.VIII and here are my first impressions of this aircraft. A shared lineage The Fokker D.VIII arrived on the frontlines in the summer of 1918 and had…

Typhoon first impressions

Yesterday, patch 4.603 for IL-2: Great Battles arrived and I set out immediately to test out the brand new Hawker Typhoon Mark IB. These are some first impressions of the new aircraft and how it shakes out after just a couple of hours of use. Typhoon, not Tempest A lot of people confuse the Tempest…

Typhoon and Fokker D.VIII fly into IL-2 patch 4.602

Fans of the IL-2: Great Battles Series will be happy to know that patch 4.062 is out and with it some key new pieces of content and plenty of notes and updates that cover a wide range of features and issues in the sim. Let’s have a look at the highlights! Here comes the storm!…

A future for Tank Crew?

I’ve seen some questions recently about the future of Tank Crew and I thought it’d be good to revisit the future of the series as we can see it right now. With Tank Crew – Clash at Prokhorovka essentially complete and one Collector Vehicle on the way, inevitably, everyone wants to know what comes next….

Flight Journal: The Ju 52 paratrooper raid!

I’ve been meaning to take the Ju52 onto a multiplayer server and do a paratrooper raid and finally last night I had the opportunity to take a crack at it in a group of pilots including Requiem from the Air Combat Tutorial Library. This is what happened! To the frontlines Finnish Virtual Pilots Dynamic War’s…

Fokker D.VIII focus of IL-2 dev update, new update imminent

It’s just a small developer update this week but after the big C-47 and Flying Circus collector plane announcement midweek, that hardly seems like a bad thing. This update is mostly focused on the visuals of the Fokker D.VIII. We’ve also learned that the new patch has a planned release date. Fokker D.VIII The Fokker…