First IL-2 dev update of 2020!

The 1C Game Studios team has been a bit quiet going into early 2020 as their team comes back from vacation and they press on with some new goals for the new year. Here’s a few details from the latest Developer Diary and news on what is coming in the next patch as well. Big…

Reviewing Bodenplatte’s P-51D Mustang

The P-51 Mustang is a legendary fighter of WWII well known for its exploits in the skies over Europe and those of the Pacific. This legendary fighter has returned to the IL-2 series in patch 3.201 for IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte. How does the P-51D-15 Mustang measure up? Let’s have a look! A brief history…

IL-2 dev diary talks September patch, new images, B-25!

It was a relatively short IL-2 developer diary this week but one with a couple of key pieces of information and some stunning screenshots released by the team. Bodenplatte is looking very close to completion now! Let’s talk about what we’ve learned and what’s next. Feast your eyes! A huge selection of screenshots came with…

Why a simulated Mustang will never live up to the legend

The trouble with bringing a storied aircraft into a flight sim is that it has to try and live up to the reputation that it made for itself. The Mustang is such an aircraft that has built up and incredible story about it and the pilots who flew it. Its impossible not to be pulled…

IL-2 patch 3.102 is out with two new FC aircraft and one tank

The latest patch in the IL-2: Great Battles Series is out and at 2.5GB it introduces a fair bit of new content. This patch is focused on the Flying Circus and Tank Crew parts of the Great Battles Series with the release of the Halberstadt CL.II, Bristol Fighter F.2B for Flying Circus and Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.G…

Eagle Dynamics draws attention to revamped P-51D

The P-51D for DCS World was the first WWII warbird to come to the series. Several years later, Eagle Dynamics has come back to the P-51D and given it an updated treatment with PBR textures and details. No re-release of a module should go without a trailer and we now have one! Beautifully detailed Mustang…

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…

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…