Legends of the East Part Two: Yakovlev’s Yak-1 and Yak-7

For the first aircraft in the series I focus on Yakovlev’s famous Yak-1 and Yak-7 series of fighter that is popular in the virtual skies of the IL-2 series. We’re going to look at this aircraft with an eye to everything from its history to its performance both in the real world and in the…

IL-2 Christmas/New Year’s Sale Extended

Announced in a post today, the IL-2 Christmas/New Year’s Sale has been extended until January 9th – only on the IL-2 website store. Sale recap Here’s the breakdown of what’s on sale: 66% OFF Battle of Stalingrad (website). Please note that having at least the base game (Stalingrad) on Steam means you can launch it from the…

IL-2 Career Mode: RIP Lukyan Bykov

One of the things that IL-2’s Career Mode was supposed to do is make you feel more connected to the life of your virtual pilots. Yesterday, my fictional (of course) Russian fighter pilot flying with 812 IAP named “Lukyan Bykov” died in combat and I have to admit – I’m feeling a bit of a…

First missions in IL-2’s new Career Mode

Patch 3.001 introduced the brand new Career mode to the IL-2 series for the first time and I’ve been playing a fair bit of this new mode when time allows over the last few days. Here are some of my early experiences and a brief look at what the mode offers. What will you fly…

Revisiting the LaGG-3

Being the very first aircraft to be flyable in the new IL-2: Great Battles series, the LaGG-3 Series 29 has long since been the centre of any excitement or hype. It was in many ways the “default” fighter and as a result it’s been overshadowed. But is it deserving of its “mediocre” reputation? Let’s revisit…

IL-2’s Holiday Sale Extended

If you’ve been waffling on purchasing one of the various IL-2 Collector Planes or the IL-2: Battle of Stalingrad or Battle of Moscow title, you have a little more time to waffle. Jason Williams, IL-2’s Lead Producer, announced today that the sale has been extended to January 9. Sale recap Here’s a recap of everything…

The IL-2 and Rise of Flight holiday sale is on!

The holidays approach! Last minute shopping is on and so is the IL-2 and Rise of Flight holiday sale. Here are the details! Collector planes First up, we have collector planes on sale at 40% and 50% off depending on the aircraft. The La-5 Series 8 and FW190A-3 are both on for 50% off. These…

The IL-2 Halloween Sale Guide

A couple of days ago 1CGS announced that they were ending their own sale early, however, we knew also that a big Steam sale was about to hit. Now it has and there are some pretty good deals on offer! This is your IL-2 Halloween Sale Guide. Game and aircraft discounts Both fully released IL-2…

An IL-2 sale with a twist

Jason Williams announced earlier today that for a limited time you can buy IL-2: Battle of Stalingrad, Moscow, or Kuban at full price and receive 33% off a total of 3 Collector Planes. Although this is maybe not as good of a deal as the sale that we saw some weeks ago, there is a…

Pre-order skins

The new IL-2 series has had special releases of pre-order skins for a variety of aircraft over the years. I missed out on the initial offering of a custom Bf109F-4 and LaGG-3 Series 29 pre-order skin by a matter of weeks. With the Bf109F-2, Ju52/3m and Yak-1B, however, I have pre-ordered just in time to…