Reviewing the IL-2: Battle of Normandy Fw190A-6

Last week, a new Fw190 was released for the IL-2 Great Battles series. It’s another check on the list for aircraft in development for IL-2: Battle of Normandy. I am talking of course of the Fw190A-6. This variant of the famous Focke-Wulf fighter design fills in a gap between two other significant versions. What does…

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown full review

Aircraft packing hundreds of missiles, an almost endless supply of bad guys to shoot at, and over the top plot lines. Ace Combat is, in most ways, the antithesis of the serious modern air combat simulator that I normally write about on this blog, however, the series has also captured the imaginations of both the…

Revisiting the DCS: AV-8B in 2021

The launch of RAZBAM’s AV-8B NA Harrier II for DCS World back in October of 2017 happened much closer to the start of what has become a growing wave of third-party developers aimed at bringing high-fidelity aircraft to DCS World. The module has seen its share of up and down moments through it’s history and…

Rounding up reviews of Flight Simulator’s F-15 Eagle

Being one of the first few military jets in Microsoft Flight Simulator, the F-15 Eagle by DC Designs has stirred up plenty of interest and a fair bit of critique as well. Here’s a round up of what some of the community are reporting on the module. A round up of reviews and impressions Having…

Star Wars Squadrons 2021 review

I’ve been watching Star Wars movies and TV shows, reading books and consuming all things Star Wars since I was very young. I was hooked when the first Star Wars games came out that let me experience the fantasy of flying an X-Wing. I played X-Wing, TIE Fighter, X-Wing vs TIE Fighter, and enjoyed everything…

IL-2 ‘Wind of Fury’ campaign review

It may have slipped past, unnoticed in the patch notes, but I want to make sure to get some attention for a very fun Scripted Campaign for IL-2 Battle of Bodenplatte. ‘Wind of Fury’ is a free Scripted Campaign featuring the Tempest Mark V and after completing a play through I can say that it’s…

Review of the Carenado YMF-5 for Microsoft Flight Simulator (updated)

Carenado’s latest release into the Microsoft Flight Simulator store is one that caught my eye almost immediately. The Waco YMF-5 is a classic biplane design that dates back to the 1930’s and the golden age of aviation. With so many modern types in Flight Simulator, putting a classic aircraft and a biplane at that in…

Tank Crew – Clash at Prokhorovka full review

Sometimes taking the greatest risks lead to the greatest reward. I think this is the maxim that the 1C Game Studios team was thinking about when they decided to try something different and put a historical tank simulator in a flight sim. Creating Tank Crew was a bold move but it also invites a lot…

Carenado PA-44 Seminole for Flight Simulator full review

There’s a new twin engine prop aircraft available in the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace and it’s Carenado’s Piper PA-44 Seminole! This easy to fly trainer became popular in the 1970’s and 80’s and its now available for Flight Simulator fans to fly around as well. Let’s have a look! A bit of history The Piper…

DCS F-14A mini-review

Queue up Kenny Loggins in your cassette tape player and get ready to take a ride to the danger zone because Heatblur has taken the wrapper off the F-14A for DCS World. This is the first of a couple of A model Tomcat’s coming to DCS World and it’s time to check in on the…