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Spring into Action with Discounts on Collector Planes and Battle of Kuban! Catch up on all things Sturmovik!

Dear Pilots,

The weather is warming up and the flowers are blooming, so it’s time to Spring into Action with our latest sale on Sturmovik products! Why be outside with all the pollen aggravating your allergies when you can be safely inside playing Sturmovik? To help you fill up your virtual hangar we have the following content on sale in both the Official Store and on Steam for a limited time.

Official Store : April 12th to May 3rd

50% OFF P-40E-1 , MC202 , Fw-190 A-3 , La-5 Series 8 , Ju 52/3m , La-5FN (Series 2) , Yak-1b Series 127, Bf 109 G-6 , Hs 129 B-2 and Spitfire Mk.VB Collector Planes ( website )

25% OFF Polikarpov U-2VS - For the first time ever!

33% OFF Battle of Kuban

Steam Store : April 12th - April 26th

50% OFF P-40E-1 , MC202 , Fw-190 A-3 , La-5 , Ju 52/3m , La-5FN , Yak-1b , Bf 109 G-6 , Hs 129 B-2 and Spitfire Mk.VB Collector Planes

25% OFF Polikarpov U-2VS - For the first time ever!

Due to special sale restrictions on Steam, the discount for Battle of Kuban is only available in the official store this time around.

If you own Battle of Stalingrad on Steam and would like to buy additional content from the Official Store , you can link both accounts and have access to all content when you play. See linkage guide HERE .

New Content Added to Bodenplatte, Flying Circus and Tank Crew! More on the way!

We recently released updates 3.012 and 3.012b which added even more legendary equipment to the sim. Version 3.012 saw the addition of the Fw-190 D-9 “Dora” , Fokker D.VII and D.VIIF and Sopwith Dolphin . The update also included the venerable M4A2 Sherman and PzKpfw.III Ausf.M tanks. All of these awesome planes and armored tanks are flyable and drivable in combat! On top of all that, we also released the new and interesting Prokhorovka map for Tank Crew owners which includes specially detailed mesh and destructible villages you can crush with your tank or be blasted by tank rounds and bombs.

And don’t forget to stay on top of all Sturmovik developments by reading our latest Developer Diaries . We have many new planes coming in the not-too-distant future like the Me-262 for Bodenplatte and the classic Albatros D.Va and British built S.E.5.a for Flying Circus . And we have more tanks on the assembly line in the form of the PzKpfw IV Ausf.G and T-34/76 mod.1943 . Future updates will also include new special effects for tanks, gameplay features like the Marshal Mode for multiplayer and other great content and improvements. Sturmovik development never stops!

See you in the skies!

Best Wishes,
The IL-2 Sturmovik Team

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Hot Weather, Hot Deals Sale is on! Me 262, S.E.5a and Albatros are Coming Soon

Dear Pilots,

The weather is heating up and so is Sturmovik! The Me-262 , S.E.5a and Albatros D.Va will be added to Battle of Bodenplatte and Flying Circus in 2-3 weeks’ time and two new tanks are also making great progress for Tank Crew – the PzKpfw IV Ausf.G and T-34 Mod. 43 are coming along nicely. Look for more info on these in our upcoming Developer Diaries . And of course, the P-51 , Tempest Mk. V , P-38 and B-25 (A.I.) are also heavily being worked on as we speak and getting closer and closer each week. Look for those a little lat er this Summer! The Arras map for Flying Circus is also being worked on by our partner Yugra Media and the Bodenplatte map is also being worked on by our in-house team so do not worry, they are coming!

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Hot Weather, Hot Deals Sale is on!

As we prepare this new content for you, we also want to remind you that we have a lot of awesome content to offer virtual pilots already in our store and on Steam. To help you complete your collection we have launched our Hot Weather, Hot Deals Sale! For the next two weeks plus you can find the following deals in the Official Webstore and on Steam. The discounts on the website run from May 15th - May 31st and on Steam from May 15th - May 29th .

Battle of Stalingrad - 66% Off ( Website and Steam )

Battle of Moscow - 66% Off ( Website and Steam )

Battle of Kuban33% Off ( Website and Steam )

Blazing Steppe Scripted Campaign50% Off ( Website and Steam )

Fortress on the Volga Scripted Campaign50% Off ( Website and Steam )

Ten days of August Scripted Campaign50% Off ( Website Only)

Havoc Over the Kuban Scripted Campaign50% Off ( Website Only)

Cliffs of Dover BLITZ50% Off ( Website Only)

If you own Battle of Stalingrad on Steam and would like to buy additional content from the Official Store , you can link both accounts and have access to all content when you play. See linkage guide HERE .

Flight-Sim Expo 2019

If you are going to be attending the FSExpo 2019 in Orlando, FL June 7-9th stop by the 1CGS booth (#515) and experience IL-2 on the Edge 6D motion-sim from Gforcefactory ( gforcefactory.com ). Come join Executive Producer Jason Williams as he demonstrates Sturmovik to flight-sim fans from around the world. Last year’s show in Las Vegas was a lot of fun with many IL-2 fans dropping by and this year’s show in Orlando is shaping up to be even bigger and better!

For more information please visit the FSExpo website: https://www.flightsimexpo.com/

Developer Diaries

And don’t forget to check our latest Developer Diaries for interesting info about our progress and cool new screens of work in progress items.

See you in the skies!

Best Wishes,
The IL-2 Sturmovik Team

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Summer Sale, Me 262, T-34 mod. 1943, Albatros D.Va, S.E.5a and more

The summer is in full swing at our offices in Moscow and Las Vegas and we are working feverously to complete Battle of Bodenplatte, Flying Circus and Tank Crew for you. And as usual, we have launched an aggressive Summer Sale! We’ve also recently released update 3.101 that includes the awesome Me-262 , Albatros D.Va , S.E.5a and T-34 Mod. 1943 tank and a lot of other improvements and fixes. IL-2 just gets better and better with each update!

Enjoy the Summer Sale!

The Discounts are as follows:

50% OFF Battle of Kuban - for the first time ever! ( Steam , website )

50% OFF Polikarpov U-2VS - for the first time ever! ( Steam , website )

66% OFF Battle of Stalingrad ( Steam , website ). Please note that having at least the base game (Stalingrad) on Steam means you can launch it from the Steam client without entering a login and password and you can access your IL-2 content purchased elsewhere if you link the accounts.

66% OFF Battle of Moscow ( Steam , website )

50% OFF All Collector Planes ( website , Steam : Bf 109 G-6 , Hs 129 B-2 , La-5FN (Series 2) , Spitfire Mk.VB , Ju 52/3m, Yak-1b, Fw-190 A-3 , La-5 , P-40E-1 , MC202 )

50% OFF 10 Days of Autumn , Blazing Steppe, Fortress on the Volga and Havoc over Kuban campaigns ( website, only Blazing Steppe and Fortress on the Volga are available on Steam)

66% OFF Cliffs of Dover Blitz ( Steam , website )

66% OFF all Rise of Flight content ( Steam , website )

As usual, if you purchase a plane you already have you can send it as a Gift to a friend or squadron mate.

Legendary Me 262 Jet Fighter/Bomber

This famous plane was included in the latest update 3.101 and is already available to Bodenplatte owners.

The list of its peculiarities includes the dangerous effect of Mach tuck at higher speeds that at first decreases its yaw stability. This yaw stability decrease not only makes the aircraft harder to handle but also warns the pilot of the increasing danger of an uncontrollable dive. While the plane is capable of reaching up to 837 kph near the ground it has good controllability at low speeds thanks to wing slats. It should be noted that the longitudinal center-of-gravity depends on the remaining fuel, ammo and modifications installed very heavily. For instance, if you remove the nose gun armor and two guns, it becomes so tail heavy with full tanks that it is dangerous to fly. Positive characteristics include good roll controls at any flight speed. All in all, the plane is surely controversial, unusual and very interesting to fly. You can customize your 262 by selecting any of its modifications:

  • EZ 42 gyro gunsight with automatic deflection calculation,
  • R4M unguided air-to-air rockets, 12 per mounting,
  • armored pilot headrest,
  • pilot back armor,
  • removal of the gun mounting armor for making the aircraft less nose-heavy,
  • removal of two Mk 108 guns,
  • fuel regulating valve that limited an excessive fuel pressure and almost completely removed the danger of engine fire from careless throttle inputs (installed on Jumo-004 B1 engines during routine maintenance since the end of 1944),
  • bomber variant capable of carrying two SC 250 or one SC 500 bombs.

Update 3.101 Released

In addition to Me 262, the latest update 3.101 includes a lot of more content, for instance, Т-34-76 made by UVZ factory in early 1943 for Tank Crew - Clash at Prokhorovka and airplanes S.E.5a and Albatros D.Va for Flying Circus - Volume I . You can read the entire list of additions and improvements HERE .

FS Expo 2019

Orlando, FL was host to FS Expo 2019 and Jason was there showcasing IL-2 to virtual pilots all weekend long. Once again, we crashed the civ-sim party and while the civilian sim-flyers were doing touch and goes in there Cessna, we were blasting bombers in the Me-262! The FS Expo continues to grow in size and popularity and several Il-2 community members stopped by the booth and whenever possible helped Jason set up, pack up and operate the booth - this was greatly appreciated by Jason and 1C Game Studios. We truly have the best community in all of flight-simming! For more information about FS Expo and next year’s event please visit www.flightsimexpo.com .

As promised Il-2 was showcased on an Edge 6D motion platform by Gforcefactory. We also had two other cockpits running Il-2 in glorious 4K resolution. We would like to thank Gforcefactory ( www.gforcefactory.com ) for supplying the motion platform. In addition, we would like to thank Virpil Controllers ( www.virpil.com ) for providing their joysticks and throttles and Monstertech ( www.monstertech.de ) for providing their awesome mounts for some of the hardware. We could not have pulled off the show without them! Please show them your support by considering their awesome products for purchase. See you again next year in Las Vegas, NV for FS Expo 2020 .

IL-2 on EDGE 6D motion platform

Me 262 Premiere

See you in the sky!

Best Wishes,
The IL-2 Sturmovik Team

BIG NEWS

https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/168-developer-diary/page/6/?tab=comments#comment-790407

Dear friends,

The Summer is in full swing and we’re working on finishing the Bodenplatte project. P-51D, P-38J, B-25 and Tempest 3D models are nearing completion, their textures are being made right now. Today we can show you the cockpit of Hawker Tempest Mk.V:

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As we announced before, all Bodenplatte planes will have 4K external textures. Here are Bf 109 G-14 shots that show the texturing made by Martin =ICDP= Catney:

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In addition to the models, we’re working on the important features like more detailed pilot’s physiology effects. Fatigue caused by a high G stress, (in)ability to bail out and other such things. After that, we’ll get to repairing, refueling and refitting the aircraft on the ground.

At the moment we’re moving to a newer FMOD version and our sound designer converts all the sounds to the newer sound engine. The main result of this work should be a fix of the disappearing sounds issue after playing for a while that was caused by having too many of them. We also started the research on making the aircraft and ships visible from several times farther distances. This task is very complex since it involves many various parts of the project - we can’t make it at the cost of a significant performance loss in the graphics and network subsystems.

The work on the Bodenplatte map is nearing completion and we’ll be able to show you the screenshots showing the result of this tremendous work soon. This also means we started the work on the Career mode for it that will be called Battle of Rheinland. Starting on September 17th, 1944 and ending on April 1st, 1945, it will include several new mission types characteristic for this timeframe on the Western front. All the required information - squadron histories and emblems, pilot biographies, awards, news, etc. - was accumulated with the help from our community members and we’re very grateful to those who participated in this task.

Another important thing we must tell you is that American, British and German infantrymen models for Bodenplatte project are finished - they will man the guns, drive the vehicles and appear as airfield personnel. And here’s the model of the Royal Air Force pilot for Summer of 1944:

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Now let’s talk about other our projects. For Tank Crew, the next update will bring Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.G that has autonomous electric turret turn mechanism for instance. And in September we plan to release the two scenario campaigns for Tank Crew - Breaking Point and Last Chance, telling about the fighting near Prokhorovka. Players will be able to participate in the battle from both sides. Today we can show you the title art for these campaigns that were created using in-game tank models and the screenshots of Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.G in the sim.

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The next update is planned to include two - actually four - new aircraft for Flying Circus - Halberstadt CL.II, Halberstadt CL.IIau, Bristol Fighter F2 Falcon 2, Bristol Fighter F2 Falcon 3. After that, to complete this project we’ll have to release Amiens-Arras-Lille map that will come with improved visual models for ground vehicles. Here are the screenshots of the coming planes:

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In addition to the models, we’re working on the important features like more detailed pilot’s physiology effects. Fatigue caused by a high G stress, (in)ability to bail out and other such things. After that, we’ll get to repairing, refueling and refitting the aircraft on the ground.

At the moment we’re moving to a newer FMOD version and our sound designer converts all the sounds to the newer sound engine. The main result of this work should be a fix of the disappearing sounds issue after playing for a while that was caused by having too many of them. We also started the research on making the aircraft and ships visible from several times farther distances. This task is very complex since it involves many various parts of the project - we can’t make it at the cost of a significant performance loss in the graphics and network subsystems.

if they remove the technochat and add the AIR MARSHALL we are there!

Dev blog #227

26.07.2019

Dev blog #227

Dear Friends,

After the recent release of the update 3.102 many of you wondered “why there are no new Bodenplatte planes”? There is nothing strange about it: the remaining three player-controllable fighters and AI-controlled bomber are the most complex and difficult to produce objects in the entire history of our team. But the more difficult is the task the more interesting is the result. At the moment we plan to make all these four planes available to you in the next huge update at the end of September that will also bring the important new features we’re working on at the moment. Here’s the rundown on their current statuses:

  • P-51D-15: cockpit texturing and flight model is in development.
  • P-38J-25: cockpit texturing is nearly finished, the flight model is finished, it will go to beta testing soon.
  • Tempest Mk.V ser.2: 3D model is finished, the flight model is nearly finished, it will go to beta testing soon as well.
  • B-25D (Mitchell II): 3D model is finished, we’re working on the last bits of texturing and turret animations, the flight model is in development.

The work on the Rhineland map for Bodenplatte is also progressing well and we’ll show you some of it in one of the coming DDs. We’re working on the new Career timeframe ‘Battle of Rhineland’ in parallel. Now let’s list the features that are at the final stage of development at the moment:

  • Switch to the newer F-MOD API version which we hope will fix the disappearing sounds issue right away or in the near future.
  • An advanced model of pilot physiology that includes complex fatigue modeling that takes into account G-overload fatigue, overload frequency, alternation of positive and negative overloads, wounds, having a G-suit, lack of oxygen and oxygen supply system. The model will also simulate a loss of consciousness and ability to control an aircraft after experiencing too sharp or too severe overloads. The algorithms it is using are based on the research of various institutes. The introduction of this model is likely to change the flow of air combat, especially in multiplayer. However, those who find it too difficult and unfamiliar will be able to switch it off as realism option (it will also be a server setting).
  • Air Marshal mode that is being developed especially for multiplayer will also enter the testing stage soon. When this happens, we’ll dedicate a special DD to it.
  • Improved AI maneuvering in a dogfight. Our new programmer is working on this (the recent formation keeping improvements are his work), but remember there is still a long way to go in this area.
  • Improved visibility distance of planes and ships. The main difficulty in the development of this feature was making the dynamic objects show at great distances without a steady stream of data reporting their position and orientation. Another important thing is to model the lighting of the airplane even at long range - we discarded the idea of having just black dots at these distances, where the visibility of an object is determined by the position of the sun, brightness and hue of the sky, haze, etc. All this is impossible to model having only a black dot. The distant planes flying at high altitudes will have contrails and ships will have visible wakes. It is also important to have more or less equal terms for owners of different monitors. Having completed all these tasks, we’ll increase the maximum visibility distance for planes and ships from 10 to 100 km and the resulting visibility distance will realistically correspond to the lighting and weather conditions.

As you can see, the Bodenplatte project is at the final stage and nearing release. Numerous changes and additions to be seen in the final version are more or less close to being finished. Therefore, the update 3.102 included the content that was ready and a minimal amount of changes - at the final stage nothing should divert the team from the main target. We don’t want our words to sound empty or unfounded, so today we can show you the in-game exterior shots of the P-38J-25 Collector Plane (that is included in Bodenplatte Premium, only version you can get at the moment), the cockpit of the British Tempest Mk.V ser.2 and the new German pilot in Summer 1944 uniform:

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WOW! this will be game changer for real! :heart::heart::heart::call_me_hand::love_you_gesture::+1: