IL-2’s C-47 Skytrain full aircraft review

Most aircraft added to the IL-2 Great Battles Series are fighters, attackers or bombers – combat aircraft. On occasion, however, we’ve had a few more unique entrants to the mix. Still military aircraft but not aircraft that participate directly in combat themselves. Military transports were essential parts of the war effort and many of them…

A look around Flying Circus’ Western Front 1918 map

Released in late November with Update 5.003 for the IL-2 Great Battles Series, the Western Front 1918 map is one more step towards recreating the original content of Rise of Flight in the upgraded Great Battles simulation engine. I thought it’d be fun to have a look at the map and see what it offers!…

Greater clarity on DCS: Normandy 2 with new FAQ release

Ugra Media have just put up a FAQ on their DCS World forum with all kinds of follow-up information pertaining to DCS: Normandy 2. It answers some of the questions that have come up since the announcement on Friday. Let’s dig in! Normandy 2 questions answered We learned quite a bit with the reveal of…

DCS Normandy 2 announced, MB-339 update, plus a few more F-15E updates

This week’s DCS World Weekend News update is out and we’ve learned some new things about Ugra Media’s update to the Normandy map with a formal announcement of Normandy 2. There’s a significant update on the MB-339 from IndiaFoxtEcho. In other community news we’ve seen even more content come out for DCS: F-15E so let’s…

I love this! The Sopwith Triplane review!

When I went to buy up a bunch of aircraft to get started with Rise of Flight, I decided on two famous Sopwith aircraft types – the Pup and the Camel. Classic aircraft! I gave the Sopwith Triplane a miss not knowing the aircraft very well and kind of ignoring it as a sub-type that…

C-47, Churchill, StuG, and ground assets IL-2 dev diary

Three third party developers are getting the focus in this week’s Developer Diary from the IL-2: Great Battles team. In it we get a good look at the C-47 cockpit with new images, plus some fantastic detail shots of the Churchill Mark IV and StuG III as well as another armored vehicle for Battle of…

1CGS shows off work in progress C-47 cockpit

A small Easter Update from Great Battles Series Executive Producer, Jason Williams, with some new information and a screenshot of the C-47 for us to have a look at. Let’s have a look! In progress Offered for pre-order quite some time ago now, I’ve seen some comments recently with people wondering where the C-47. The…

DCS Marianas, Syria map updates coming plus F-16 video

The latest DCS World Weekend News update comes with some news surrounding two maps for DCS World. First, the Marianas map with its WWII edition is now underway. Second, we get a bit more of a look at what Ugra Media are doing with DCS: Syria. There’s also a quick status update on the DCS:…

DCS: Syria map extension gets the spotlight

A post by Ugra Media developer MAESTR0 on the DCS World forums has included two new videos and over a dozen new screenshots and two new videos showcasing a major extension of the DCS: Syria map. Here’s what we know about the expansion. New videos, screenshots, and when We’ve known for some time that DCS:…