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…

How we might see more bomber type aircraft for IL-2: Great Battles

With over 50 aircraft now available in the IL-2: Great Battles Series spread out across multiple types and some sub variants, the series has gained quite a bit of variety and depth in the types of aircraft that are being represented from the World War II era. Still, there’s a couple of types that are…

Success and failure on IL-2’s Tactical Air War

In contrast to my recent F/A-18C flying on DCS’s Georgia-at-War server, my recent flights on the IL-2 Tactical Air War server have gone much better. Recent team-up with indie developer Jon Coughlin (check out his Roger Meatball flight sim project) on TAW netted us some great flying and one of my best dive-bomb attacks I’ve…

Legends of the East Part Five: Pe-2

Legends of the East turns to the Soviet Unions primary light bomber of WWII – the Petlyakov Pe-2. This twin engine aircraft was fast, tough, and sometimes difficult to fly but it was also built in large numbers and adapted for almost every combat role imaginable from reconnaissance to dive bombing. This is a piece…