Recent air combat sim recommendations?


Oh wow the Kuban stuff is out? Awesome. IL2 in VR is just amazing.


It’s in early access; the store page says that some of it is out - I’m not sure which planes are currently flyable. The full release was planned for December.


The spitfire, the henschel thing with the outside gunsight and weak french engines, the late model il2 and i think some messerschmitts. (i dont give half a shit for german machines except as targets) and the map itself are out. Still to come are new and improved single player campaigns for kuban, moscow and stalingrad, some more planes (P-39, A-20, La-5FN and another messerschmitt) and I think thats it. There’s talk that some unlikely candidates might be added as flyables such as the Li-2 (DC-3 clone) and the Po-2 little two seater observer plane / night bomber That would rock if it actually came to pass.

The spit is a thing of beauty. She flies great, punches fokkers right out of the sky, looks and sounds gorgeous. The Il2 model gets the great big guns and a tail gunner with a .50 cal. Much fun. The lend-lease planes that are still coming should be awesome as well with their american made .50s.


Huh, a RoF-style campaign might actually get me to fly my copy of Il-2:BOS. Neat. I’d like the excuse.


you should try the scripted campaigns they sell at their site. quality work imo. im halfway through the russian one. burning steppe?


Collector planes are also 40% off until the end of the month. Check your profile/promo codes section and there should be a discount code for each plane.


Here’s like four boring hours of me in the F-15 if anyone cares :P


Just did a awesome flight in il2-BoM. It’s the scripted one that kicks off the last part of the battle of moscow, rhzev. In this mission, you start off in the cockpit of a pe-2 deep inside enemy territory. Alone. returning from a recon flight. Making it home alive is the mission. And it was awesome! I flew the entire thing at treetop height, despite the mission brief hinting me to do it through the clouds. The sense of speed and threat was freaking awesome. It’s a good thing my hog is made of metal, or it would be sweaty as fuck.

I can’t wait for the new and improved career mode. and the La-5FN. And the P-39. claps hands gleefully If only this damn baby would look after herself lol.


Those of you who love pilot memoirs as much as I do… I discovered a whole bunch of WW2 memoirs in the Kindle store for $0.99-$1.20 each. Here’s a link to the post from the Books section, since I think a lot of you guys would enjoy these too:


The DCS guys are having a sale for the next week or so. Seriously thinking about picking up the Mirage!


I’ve found the Mirage tempting from time to time, but I think I’m going to save my money/flying time for the Harrier and then the Hornet, personally.


Really tempted by the Viggen… But I still have a ton of barely flown planes since you have to configure your controller individually for every freaking plane.


feh controller hassle

it made me ragequit (ragedeinstall?) DCS when un- and replugging my hotas made windows assign a different hardware identifier to it. And that made DCS forget ALL of my controller config settings. And that made me go ‘fuck this shit i want to fly’ and boot up il2


You already got this classic I assume? Worth re posting for those who do not yet own it. Not really a memoir just a step by step detailed guide to modern (WW2-ColdWar) fighter combat tactics.


Oh, yeah. Had to buy that to properly review Falcon 3.0/4.0. ;-)


So good :)


Book is one of the best I’ve ever read. So freaking good.


Haven’t read the book, but I HAVE watched this:

I feel like this video is probably the 1 hour TLDR version of the book :D


I hate that one. I finally found a way around it by using the CH Control Manager’s mapped mode with virtual joysticks which correspond 1-1 with my physical ones. That way the hardware IDs are always the same.

Seriously, though, they really need to redo the input stuff. It’s only marginally better than the Falcon 4 input system.

The Harrier trailer looks pretty cool, though.


They redid it within the last year or so. You can adjust your controls in flight now which was never possible before. Also, you can save your control settings to a file that can be imported again later if needed.