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Lunar New Year Sale, Update 3.010

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, we have launched a sale on our website and Steam. You’ll find some great deals including for the first time 33% OFF of Battle of Kuban and a whopping 75% OFF ALL Rise of Flight merchandise. The sale runs from 10am PDT on February 4 th until 10am February 11 th , 2019 . A great time to fill up your hangar! Many prices are their lowest ever, take a look!

33% OFF Battle of Kuban - 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 )

66% OFF Fw-190 A-3 , La-5 series 8 , P-40E-1 and MC202 Collector Planes - For aces on a budget! ( Fw-190 A-3 on Steam , La-5 on Steam , P-40E-1 on Steam , MC202 on Steam , website )

52% OFF Ju 52/3m Collector Plane - Delivering packages has never been so affordable! ( Ju 52/3m on Steam, website )

40% OFF Bf 109 G-6 , Hs 129 B-2 , La-5FN (Series 2) , Spitfire Mk.VB, Yak-1b Series 127 Collector Planes - High Performance, Low Price! ( Bf 109 G-6 on Steam , Hs 129 B-2 on Steam , La-5FN (Series 2) on Steam , Spitfire Mk.VB on Steam , Yak-1b on Steam, website )

66% OFF 10 Days of Autumn and Blazing Steppe historical campaigns - Lowest Price Ever ! ( website, only Blazing Steppe is available on Steam)

25% OFF Havoc Over the Kuban scripted campaign - Two engines, One great price! ( website )

75% OFF all Rise of Flight content - That’s almost Free! ( 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.

Update 3.010 Released

As we work on new content which will be made available in a few weeks, we have decided to release update 3.010 now and publish many improvements and fixes which have already been completed and requested by players. This update also adds rocket carrying capability for the U-2VS Collector Plane as well as its availability in Career mode and the P-47D-28 now sports 4K skins made by our friend Martin =ICDP= Catney.


We’ve also made some more damage model improvements and this update should, for now, finish the current cycle of damage model adjustments. Important multiplayer and AI fixes have also been included. Last, but not the least, we have optimized the GUI which should yield better performance in flight. The full change list is available in the official announcement .

Development Keeps Smashing All in its Path

If you have been following our Developer Diaries you can see that a lot of cool content and features are coming to Battle of Bodenplatte, Flying Circus and Tank Crew this year. We have no fewer than six WWII airplanes, six WWI airplanes, eight legendary tanks and two types of AA batteries coming! And don’t forget about the three new maps in development to support all these vehicles. This has been the most aggressive content development cycle ever for our team. In addition to the new vehicles we have the Air Marshal feature in development along with many other improvements and enhancements. Our work never ends and our quest to make Sturmovik an amazing experience for you continues. We urge all players to check our Developer Diaries to see what is coming in 2019.

IL-2 Sturmovik at FS Expo 2019

1C Game Studios is once again exhibiting IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles Series at and sponsoring FSExpo 2019! This time in Orlando, Florida June 7th-9th 2019 . Come join us!

Orlando is a great city and our booth will be rocking once again! Last year was a great time getting to spend time with members of our great community and putting faces to names. We hope to have an even better time this year. Come have fun!

FlightSimExpo 2019 Website ( )

FlightSimExpo Facebook Page ( )

See you in the skies!

Best Wishes,
The IL-2 Sturmovik Team


VR feels so good now, clear picture and boosted performance, DM feels great…overall excellent update.


Update 3.011: Fokker D.VII, Sopwith Dolphin, Animated Tank Crews. And Sale!

Dear Pilots,

Before we discuss update 3.011 we want to inform you that we have placed Battle of Stalingrad, Battle of Moscow and Battle of Kuban on special at our website and on Steam! We understand our favorite hobby can get a bit expensive at times, so we are offering these awesome products at a significant discount to help you fill up your hangar as Spring approaches. They can also be purchased as gifts to help get a friend or loved one into the sky and flying as your wingman! The Sales runs March 5th – 31st in the official IL-2 Store and March 6th-20th on Steam .

33% OFF Battle of Kuban ( Steam , website )

66% OFF Battle of Stalingrad ( Steam , website ) and Battle of Moscow ( 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.

And now, we are proud to announce the release of version 3.011 which primarily includes the Sopwith Dolphin and the Fokker D.VII for Flying Circus: Volume One . Both planes have been updated and improved for Flying Circus and are ready for duty! In addition, already released player controllable tanks ( Tiger and KV-1s from Tank Crew ) now have visible and animated crews. The full change list is available here .


Sopwith Dolphin

The Sopwith Dolphin, unlike what its name suggests, was not a docile sea mammal, but was a fierce late war British fighter plane that was possibly the most heavily armed aircraft of the war. It sported two synchronized guns firing through the propeller arc and it could optionally carry guns on the wings firing outside of the propeller arc. In addition to that, it could also carry guns in the cockpit that could fire upwards at an angle to hit targets above. The Dolphin could even carry bombs into combat - a truly large array of weapons for such an early period warplane! The cockpit is also very busy and quite beautiful in its updated form.

Fokker D.VII

The Fokker D.VII was a prolific fighter during the war and flown by many of Germany’s top aces. It was created as a fast fighter capable of beating the French Spad-XIII and British S.E.5a. The Fokker won a competition to be Germany’s next great fighter and was put into mass production entering service at the front in April 1918. It was truly an air superiority fighter and rarely engaged in low level strafing of troops. Its job was to rule the sky and escort bombers, bust balloons and down enemy planes. Pilots liked its good climb rate and speed and when combined with excellent cockpit visibility, stability in maneuvers and good handling at low speeds - the Fokker D.VII was a deadly and dangerous foe at any altitude.

See you in the skies!

Best Wishes,
The IL-2 Sturmovik Team


Dear friends,

The Spring has come and in today’s Dev Blog, after some delay, we’re returning to our main project - Bodenplatte. This delay in the news has been caused by the fact that during the Winter all the work on this project was made at a deep level - it was hard to make a screenshot of something - but it was a hard work nevertheless. This was known beforehand and planned this way. If you were following us for some time, you may recall that such visible pauses in the development news in the middle of a development cycle happened in all our previous projects and are a result of the effective work and division of labor. But today we finally have some intermediate results to show, and there a lot of them.

First, we can disclose more details about the map of the project. Previously we mentioned only its size and location, but today we can tell you more information.

  • There will be more than 200 settlements of various sizes.
  • Air forces of the opposing forces will take off from more than 100 airfields.
  • The total length of all roads will exceed 20000 km.
  • The reachable zone of the map is 129859 square kilometers (400.8 x 324 km) while the entire map is 176947 square km (460.8 x 384 km).

The preliminary list of the cities we plan to have ready at the time of release follows:

  1. Antwerp
  2. The Hauge
  3. Liege
  4. Frankfurt am Main
  5. Dortmund
  6. Münster
  7. Cologne (Köln)
  8. Bonn
  9. Gent
  10. Rotterdam
  11. Charleroi
  12. Amsterdam
  13. Düsseldorf
  14. Aachen
  15. Bruxelles
  16. Arnhem
  17. Duisburg
  18. Essen
  19. Apeldoorn
  20. Maastricht

Again, if you have followed our development before, you may notice that the parameters of the new map are breaking the record once again. This is also the first map to be released with all four seasons simultaneously - a hard challenge for the entire team. To be able to complete the project before the set deadline without compromising quality, our Lead Map Artist Evgeny Isaev has found new methods of development and large cities creation. Also, Evgeny has designed artistic approaches that will not simply repeat the visual quality of the previous maps but will also give players a new visual feel that is characteristic for flying over Western Europe. But enough words, it is time to show you something new - on these screenshots you can see the central areas of Bruxelles, Liege, and Köln:




But these map development news are not the only ones we have. We can show you the progress we have made on the three coming planes: P-38J-25 heavy fighter, B-25 heavy bomber (AI only), and Me 262 A jet fighter. For the first one of them, P-38J-25, we have used a new approach of creating the exterior and interior 3D models in parallel, not subsequently - at the early stage the model is divided into exterior and interior parts and the coordinates of their seams are stored, then both models are being worked on simultaneously to be connected back at the final step. This aircraft, of course, is unbelievable, what can we say - it’s a legend:





The B-25 bomber will be AI-only in this project, but we’ll try to make its exterior 3D and physical model at the same quality level as our player controllable aircraft. First, this is important for those who will be attacking or defending these planes in the Career mode, campaigns, single scenarios and Coop multiplayer. Second, who knows - perhaps a possibility to make it flyable will reveal itself in the future:



The exterior 3D model of Me 262 A “Schwalbe” is completely done, including the official skins. The interior (cockpit) model is almost done (currently the artists are working on its texturing), while our engineers are working on its FM and the physical model of a jet engine. When you look at this legendary aircraft, you can’t help but think that it was ahead of its time:




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Fw 190 D-9 Dora, M4A2, Pz.III-M and Fokker D.VIIF Released! March Madness Sale Ends Soon!

Dear friends,

Hurry! Our March Madness sale on BoS, BoM and BoK ends soon! The sale in the official IL-2 Store will continue till March 31st, but on Steam it ends tomorrow, March 20th! And remember, they can be purchased as gifts to help get a friend or loved one into the sky and covering your six tonight!

33% OFF Battle of Kuban ( Steam , website )

66% OFF Battle of Stalingrad ( Steam , website ) and Battle of Moscow ( 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.

Update 3.012

We just released the new update 3.012. Only two weeks have passed since the previous update so the changelist isn’t that long, but this time our customers will get FIVE new pieces of content for all three our current projects at once.

Fw 190 D-9 "Dora"

This legendary late war Luftwaffe plane, which is now available to all owners of Battle of Bodenplatte Premium Edition , packs very good speed and armament. Its main difference compared to previous models is Jumo-213 A1 water cooled engine equipped with MW 50 water-methanol injection system that can be used to increase the power output even more for up to 10 minutes. Another improvement of this plane is the automatic engine governor MBG and an effective engine cooling. This is also the first aircraft in our project to receive EZ 42 gyro gunsight. "Dora" could carry up to 500 kg bombs and R4M Orkan rockets (the new weapon in our project as well) which later served as a base for many post-war unguided rocket designs.

Prokhorovka map

All Tank Crew customers got it already. This map is an important step in our map technologies because the polygonal net of the landscape is 16 times more detailed than on previous maps. In addition, the detailed zone for ground warfare (20 km to the South and the West of Prokhorovka) contains new high detailed buildings with new damage visualization. It should be noted that this more detailed environment, of course, demands more from the graphics subsystem, but reasonable graphics settings can give you good performance even on middle range video cards. You may ask “Why don’t you make all the new maps at this level of detail?”, but the answer is that increasing the level of detail reduces the overall size of the map. A good map for the joint tank and air battles (100 x 100 km in case of Prokhorovka) would be not enough for a full-blown, ‘air campaign’ map that should be 200 x 250 km minimum. Therefore, Prokhorovka map is a fine balance of several things. It allows making interesting tank campaigns, having interesting joint tank and aircraft multiplayer, keeping the performance impact 30% or less at reasonable graphics settings, and having improved visual quality at the ground level required for the ground battles.


M4A2 could stand its own even against the heavier German adversaries thanks to its maneuverability, good turret traverse speed and sufficient armor penetration ability of its solid AP round. It is now available for Tank Crew owners too.

PzKpfw.III Ausf.M

The medium tank PzKpfw.III Ausf.M also had a good chance against medium Soviet tanks - APCR rounds could penetrate their armor while its frontal protection was relatively good thanks to the spaced 50 and 20 mm armor plates. It also had a low visible profile, good maneuverability and high rate of fire. Again, it is already available for Tank Crew owners.

Fokker D.VIIF

Flying Circus customers get Fokker D.VIIF. It was one of the best, if not the best, Deutsche Luftstreitkräfte fighter of WWI. The new and powerful for its time BMW IIIa engine gave the plane high speed and maneuverability at high altitudes while the oxygen supply enabled a pilot to fight up there effectively. Its armament is standard for German fighters of that time - two 7.92 mm LMG 08/15 "Spandau" (650 rounds per minute each).

See you in the skies!

Best Wishes,
The IL-2 Sturmovik Team

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