Hurricane readies for release, C-47 too!

The next patch for IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles brings two new aircraft to the collection – one as a flyable Collector Plane and the other as an AI-only type (for now – more on that in a bit). I am speaking of the Hurricane Mark II and the C-47 of course! Let’s have a look!…

The IL-2 ‘Halloween Sale’ is on!

Nothing spooky about it. The IL-2 ‘Halloween Sale’ is on and there’s some deep discounts for those of you who are looking to fill you hangar with new aircraft and new scenarios. Here’s what’s on sale. Great pricing on a lot of items As usual, 1CGS is offering some deep discounts on some of their…

Flight Journal: ‘Wind of Fury,’ the first three missions

Just over a month ago, owners of IL-2: Battle of Boddenplatte received a free Scripted Campaign to help pad out the single player experience. It features the Tempest Mark V (Series 2) introduction on the front-lines following the conclusion of the V-1 interception campaign. If the first three missions are any indication, the following seven…

1CGS is making some interesting adjustments to their pilot G-model

Putting a more accurate pilot physiology model into the IL-2: Great Battles series has been an interesting added layer to the simulation. Introduced over a year ago, the system has added a lot of nuance to what happens to your virtual pilot while undergoing high G-maneuvers. While much of the community has been happy with…

A new TAW season is underway

The IL-2: Great Battles Series Tactical Air War server is underway starting with the early eastern front 1941 Battle of Moscow map running as the first map being actively fought over for control of both the ground and the skies with the servers’ moving frontline making for some seriously interactive and challenging battles with a…

First look at Mosquito for Battle of Normandy, plus 57mm mod!

Friday is here and with it the latest 1CGS IL-2: Great Battles developer diary with a focus this time on the Mosquito fighter-bomber variant in development for IL-2: Battle of Normandy. As with other aircraft announcements recently, 1CGS has already detailed that a variety of options are planned to be available including the 57mm Molins…

Hell Hawks Over the Bulge IL-2 campaign review

The lesser known stories of WWII have always interested me. The exploits of fighter groups in the 8th Air Force dominate the history books and the role of the P-47 in keeping the Luftwaffe at bay is a well covered subject. Less well known is the role of the 9th Air Force whose efforts to…

Flight Journal: Pulling off a wild move in a dogfight

In the school of aerial combat there’s a whole range of established maneuvers that are designed to, when employed correctly, put you in an advantageous position and enable you to engage the enemy. And then there are times where something a bit more crazy works and there’s no better place than in a flight simulation…

IL-2’s Hurricane Mark II new status update, screenshots

1CGS hard efforts on the Hurricane Mark II are finally taking their final shape as the Collector Plane nears release. Jason Williams has already told us that it’s expected to arrive in October and this week’s latest developer diary helps reinforce how much progress has been made. Let’s have a look! Eight screenshots and a…

Is 1CGS about to announce something new?

This evening we got what might be construed as a teaser from IL-2: Great Battles Series producer Jason Williams. It’s cryptic and it may be nothing but it could also be something so let’s have a quick look at what is going on. Something is coming? Earlier this evening, Jason Williams took to the IL-2:…