Battle of Normandy’s Spitfire XIV full review

I’ve been patiently waiting for a combat flight simulator to do a Spitfire XIV for a couple of decades. The last time I flew one was in Aces Over Europe by Dynamix in 1993. For some of you, the last time you flew an XIV may have been in European Air War by Microprose in…

IL-2 update 4.6 is here with Spitfire XIV, N.28 and ‘DVD’

The latest patch for the IL-2: Great Battles Series brings with it a ton of new features with some big highlights including the Spitfire XIV and Nieuport N.28 as well as the new dynamic visual damage system which should change up the way you see damaged vehicles in the sim. There’s over a hundred new…

IL-2 dev update covers the range: Normandy, Spitfires and V-1’s

The latest IL-2 developer diary has enough content packed into it for three or more diaries and there’s a lot to get through. This week we saw updates on the Normandy and Bodenplatte maps, some fantastic graphics showing off the new vehicle damage system, the V-1 model, new posters and artwork showing off the skins…

Clearing up some historical facts around the Spitfire XIV

With the news that the Spitfire XIV is in beta test for IL-2: Battle of Normandy, I’ve seen plenty of excitement around the community about the new Spitfire’s imminent arrival as well as some confusion over what the type represents, where it fits into the history books, and how it will be flown. So, let’s…

Surprise! IL-2 dev update on Spitfire XIV, Normandy landmarks, GAZ AAA

Weren’t expecting a Saturday developer update were you? I wasn’t! 1CGS has detailed and shown off some screenshots of their latest work on Battle of Normandy with new images of the Spitfire XIV, new images of various Normandy landmarks, and an in-engine look at the new GAZ-MM 72-K truck. Landmarks ahoy With IL-2’s enhanced rendering…

First look at Normandy’s Spitfire XIV

This week’s developer diary from 1CGS is very short but it’s one packing some great new information on an aircraft that I’ve wanted to fly for a very long time – the Spitfire XIV. We have some interesting new details on this Collector Plane addition to Battle of Normandy and how it’s development is going…

Speculating on Collector Planes for IL-2

It’s always fun to look ahead and think about what sort of aircraft we might be flying in the future. With the switch to the Western Front, I thought it’d be interesting to speculate on a couple more Collector Planes that we might see. Room for two more? The development of IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte…