A short PSA on flat-spins in Flying Circus' S.E.5a

I’ve learned something interesting as of last night when it comes to flying the S.E.5a (arguably my most flown Flying Circus aircraft) and I wanted to share it with everyone in-case you’re having difficulty with this as well – I am talking about flat-spins. Spinning ’round and ’round… Although most of the time, the S.E.5a…

IL-2 gets new east front vehicles, pilots, more on future details

This week’s IL-2: Great Battles Series developer diary is not really focused on any one thing but generally talking improvements to the series including some new ground vehicles for the eastern front as well as talk about future changes including what is coming in 4.005 including some big damage model updates. Oh and we get…

Community Q&A with Roger Meatball developer Jon Coughlin

It’s time for another Community Q&A and this time I turn to indie game developer Jon Coughlin who I met at Flight Sim Expo 2019 in Orlando last year. Jon is both flight sim developer and an avid flight sim fan and one whom I have the pleasure of flying multiplayer scenarios with on a…

Flying Circus, Bodenplatte feature in latest IL-2 store sale!

1CGS has launched a new sale for the IL-2: Great Battles Series with discounts across the board for most of the series that the team has launched over the last several years including recently launched IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte and a full 50% off price for Flying Circus Vol 1. Let’s have a look at…

Bf109G-4 and MiG-3 get 4K upgrade in IL-2

The IL-2: Great Battles Series has had 4K texture capability for a couple of years now, however, going back to redo textures for older aircraft takes time. Fortunately, thanks to 1CGS and two talented skin artists in the community, 4K updates keep coming with the LaGG-3 and Yak-1 being among the most recent recipients. Now,…

A new Flight School campaign for IL-2

If a lack of training missions was hindering your enjoyment for the IL-2: Great Battles Series, there may now be an answer to that particular problem. A new campaign series promises to walk players through the basics and get them started with flying in IL-2. Here are the details! Bf109 first, more types to come…

Game files suggest fuel tanks coming to IL-2 soon

A feature that has been long requested for the IL-2 series has been the ability to fly with drop tanks – expendable fuel tanks that expand the range of your aircraft and can then be tossed away when no longer needed or when entering into combat. Now, we have information that they may be coming…

Knights of the Air releases new server trailer

Knights of the Air, one of the more popular IL-2 multiplayer servers out there, has released a trailer showcasing what their server is all about in 2020 along with a list of scenarios and features that they are supporting. Have you flown on the KOTA server yet? It’s worth checking out! All new trailer KOTA’s…

IL-2 developers looking for Chinese speakers to localize IL-2

Lead Producer for the IL-2: Great Battles Series, Jason Williams, has put a call out today to try and find some Chinese speakers to assist with localization efforts for the IL-2 series to translate the series into Chinese. Here’s the information. Help wanted Here’s what Jason Williams had to say today, Guys, We are experimenting…