Flying Circus Vol 1 Full Review

World War I flight simulators have traditionally not been as popular as their World War II brethren but there have been some greats with titles such as Red Baron and Red Baron 3D being long remembered for engaging sim pilots in the era of the canvas, wire and wooden flying machines of The Great War….

Reviewing the P-38 in IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte

The P-38 Lightning is one of the most unique fighters of WWII in appearance. It comes to IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte as one of two engine aircraft in the set and is loaded with plenty of firepower options. The P-38 played a significant role in Europe almost up until the end of the war but…

Reviewing the Tempest Mark V in IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte

The Hawker Tempest was a powerful British fighter that appeared late in World War II. Despite having a short operational life, it left a mark on history as one of the Allies’ best fighters of the war. The Hawker Tempest Mark V is now available for owners of IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte thanks to patch…

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…

VIRPIL WarBRD Base and Grip full review

Selecting the right joystick is a central part of the flight sim experience and today I’m very pleased to bring to you my full review of VIRPIL’s desktop oriented WarBRD Base and WarBRD Grip. This base and grip combination is one of the newest to the market and I put it through its paces to…

VIRPIL MongoosT-50 Throttle Control System Full Review

If you’re a flight sim enthusiast, you probably already know that you need to invest in some hardware to have the best possible experience. A joystick base, grips rudder pedals, head tracking, throttles, and multiple other accessories are part of an ecosystem of parts that vary wildly in price, quality and capability. This review is…

Revisiting DCS: Persian Gulf. Should you buy this map?

Now that DCS: Persian Gulf is a complete map I thought it was time to revisit the paid map module. It’s been nearly a year of its initial release. How does the map stand up after a year of flying over it and is it worth buying? A map with both scale and scope DCS:…

Review: ‘Fortress on the Volga’ Scripted Campaign for IL-2

Scripted Campaigns still feel like a novelty to me despite the feature now being a couple of years old for the IL-2: Great Battles Series. A variety of premium and free campaigns are now available from the IL-2 website store and through the community forums and that diversity lets several different styles of campaign exist….

DCS: MiG-19 first impressions

I’ve been putting off writing my first impressions piece on the DCS: MiG-19 for a while but I don’t want to wait too much longer. It’s been just over a week since the launch of the DCS: MiG-19 into DCS World and there are some big questions that I’d like to answer in this first…

First impressions of Flying Circus’ Fokker D.VII and Sopwith Dolphin

IL-2 patch 3.011 came out earlier this past week and since then I’ve been trying to get as much time on the two new Flying Circus Vol 1 aircraft. The Fokker D.VII and Sopwith Dolphin are the two latest additions and here are my first impressions of both aircraft. First impression: Sopwith Dolphin When someone…