Flight Journal: Online with the Yak-9T

Last night I ventured onto Wings of Liberty on IL-2: Great Battles multiplayer with the express intention of flying a Yak-9T in one of their mid to late war scenarios and putting the new aircraf through its paces in a series of online battles. Here are some brief recaps and a few thoughts on using…

Yak-9 and Yak-9T Collector Plane review

I’ve been flying the Yak-9 and Yak-9T quite a bit over the last few days since their release and I’m now at a sufficient level of time in each of them to give you my overall impressions of the two newest Collector Planes in the IL-2 series. How do they perform? How do they compare…

First impressions of IL-2 4.006!

Patch 4.006 is a consequential patch for the IL-2: Great Battles Series as it adds new content and makes some serious under the hood changes to the series. Here are some first impressions of the new patch and what it has delivered to us. It’s a Yak attack in pairs The Yak-9 and Yak-9T are…

IL-2 patch 4.006 due in the next 24-48 hours

The latest announcement coming just a few minutes ago from Jason Williams is that 1CGS is preparing to release patch 4.006 for the IL-2: Great Battles Series and that it will be coming in the next 24-48 hours. So, get ready for 4.006, the new deferred shading system, and of course the release of the…

New Yak-9T screenshots, 4.006 news marks 250th developer update

There have been 250 developer diary updates for the IL-2: Great Battle Series since the first diary in December of 2012. That’s how long the 1CGS team has been keeping this diary going! This week brings some news on the development of the next patch, 4.006, which may be out sooner than you expect. We…

First in-engine images of Yak-9 for IL-2: Great Battles

With 14,000 produced between 1942 and well after World War II was over, the Yak-9 was one of the most mass produced fighters in the Russian arsenal and in history as well. Today we’re getting our first look at this prolific fighter for IL-2: Great Battles with the fully textured and in-engine look at the…