WW1 air combat action

WW1 air combat action

SE5a IL-2 Sturmovik: Flying Circus – Volume I

A big livestream over 5 vids as the stream kept cutting out. One thing with the WW1 planes is that looks like the power has to be cut right back in a dive to prevent the engine over revving and stopping. I also noticed the Camel gets a jump in power at altitude when I lean out the mixture when I get a bit higher alt. Flying Circus is pretty awesome, just now needs lots of players.


Sopwith Camel IL-2 Sturmovik: Flying Circus – Volume I

A big livestream over 5 vids as the stream kept cutting out. One thing with the WW1 planes is that looks like the power has to be cut right back in a dive to prevent the engine over revving and stopping. I also noticed the Camel gets a jump in power at altitude when I lean out the mixture when I get a bit higher alt. Flying Circus is pretty awesome, just now needs lots of players.




P40 Vs FW190 & Bf109 (IL-2 BOM)




More latest action

More latest action


P38 – IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Bodenplatte

P38 in Bodenplatte multiplayer.


Spad – Flying Circus

Flying the Spad on the Arras map. I found an effecrive way to combat the D7 with the Spad – you can fly faster so rather than turn fight, fly away at speed then turn and go head to head, but try to avoid head-on collisions, but that way you can be on an equal footing to the D7. I later tried that on a Albatros, but it didnt work, the Albatros was able to keep up, even though the Spad is very fast.


P38 Lightning – KOTA – 1080, sharpening off- IL-2 Bodenplatte

So I have been having trouble spotting in expert/normal spotting and so I reduced res to 1920 x 1080, then I unticked sharpen and here is 2 kills in a flight, I was able to spot and then hold the target in view this flight – whereas usually I see it then it vanishes. So that is some indication that dropping my res from 1440 down to 1080 and turning off sharpen can help someone with my system specs to spot effectively in expert spotting. Oh and also I turned down gamma from max 1.2 down to 1.1.

P40 Vs FW190 & Bf109 (IL-2 BOM)


Bf109F-2 Vs I-16 (IL2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad)

Here is a dogfight on the Finnish server. I believe it is running Alternate spotting and it was pretty good, because there was 1 Alluied plane and 2 Axis planes on the server and I still managed to run into action.


P38 lightning some initial sorties – IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Bodenplatte

So I got the hang of the Tempest and now Im flying the P38 Lightning. Here are the first few hours.



FW190 Sorties – IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Bodenplatte

Forgot all about boost in these sorties, so would have got a better result with it. Still pretty good fun though.


FW190D9 (IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Bodenplatte)

Multiplayer action on the Bodenplatte map. Main things this refresher reminded is to use boost Left SHIFT and B, to be competetive in dogfights and to set the cannon and the 13mm on different buttons.


spring garden update

Here is basically a garden update. Main two things is: Its now Spring and secondly I planted some potatos 6 to 8 inches under the soil some 4 weeks ago and now look! Im super impressed by how fast they formed into plants and just grew out of nothing. I was half expecting this garden thing to fail, but now it looks like victory shall be mine. lol. I also planted a bunch of different vegetables, such as tomato, corn, brussel sprouts and pumpkin, but yet to see them – planted them as seeds out of the packet though – they may struggle or get eaten by snails – time will tell.


Bf109K-4 Vs. B25 (IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Bodenplatte)

A Single player quick mission. This is my first flight vs a B25 and my impression, is they hit hard so best to attack from the front and side, so that the prop disc may block the turrets from getting a clean shot.


Latest Action Oct

Latest Action Oct

Bf109F-2 – after the stream cut out – IL-2 Kuban Multiplayer


In future if the stream drops and there is combat I will immediately turn on track record, bercause I turned it on half way through and so this vid is missing half the action, where I fought a P40.


DVIIF Vs. Camel & F2 (Flying Circus)

Here is a multiplayer flight. Was probably flying for 30 minutes and then this dual occured. One thing with the WW1 planes is they can require a lot of forward pressure on the stick to keep straight and level and so this makes accurate aiming much harder.


Mission Editor tutorial 2: Ai formation flying waypoints (IL-2 Great Battles)

Mission Editor tutorial 2


FW190A-8 EU server Multiplay – (IL-2 Great Battles)

This plane is fast at rolling and has boost with Left Shift B like the D-9 does, but I dont think the A-3 or A-5 has it. So remember to use boost. I flew this plane many hours straight yesterday and now I am acquainted with it, initially I had terrible trouble in dogfights, failing to keep track of targets, because the view when I zoomed to cross hairs was somehow zooming into the instrument panel agh! haha, because I needed to set my TrackIR properly. I have fixed that and now its like the plane is an extension of one’s body.


Tank Crew – Multiplayer

Driving a tank in multiplayer.


Sopwith Camel Vs Dr.I (Flying Circus)

This is single player, 3 waves of Dr.I on the the WW1 map. The city nearby is Arras.


P38 Lightning – combat compilation – (IL-2 Bodenplatte)

This is 1.5 hrs on Combat Box, with 7 victories for 5 fails.


P38 combat compilation (IL-2 Bodenplatte)

On the EU server. One thing about the EU server is you get some mega combat exsposure and you get to notice the various combat capabilities of different aircraft like nowhere else, and for example I noticed the K-4’s boom and zoom capability and lately believe it or not I noticed just how good the Duck is with a great turn fight ability and with huge frontal armament. Next I may try flying the duck.


Bf109F-2 (IL-2 BOS)

One session on the map, 6 victories, several crashes, 1 KIA, and lots of fun, flying the F-2.


Sky cowboy – (IL-2 BOM)

Basically this whole vid is a blooper reel. I havent flown the FW190A and the Bf109F for months and here I am back on Wings of Liberty re-acquainting with these fine planes.


P38 Lightning Vs Panzers, AAA & other targets – (IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Bodenplatte)

The biggest town – actually probably one of several big towns, is Eindhoven. It is inland, and I had some big battles there. Also kept hitting the Panzers until they were done for. As you can see it gets pretty epic in multiplayer when you see several warbirds flying along at once.

P40 Vs FW190 & Bf109 (IL-2 BOM)


P38 Eindhoven – Ground attack – IL-2 Bodenplatte

Another adventure.
IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Bodenplatte


Tiger – IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Bodenplatte

Driving the Tiger on the Bodenplatte map.




Old houses – old architecture and gardens

Old houses – old architecture and gardens

Here is a vid on Youtube of a real estate agent presenting a property to market – its for sale – at least it was at that time.

Aside from that the vid is a good look at a excellent house and grounds in its own right.

I really like how there is a narrow road in and a expansive garden wilderness area and a creek/river. The house is very old and looks to be kind of Tudor construction with timber and something else – lime and thatched straw maybe – walls.

In my opinion, this would be a very nice place to live.

Alternate Spotting on/off comparison – IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Bodenplatte

Alternate Spotting on/off comparison – IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Bodenplatte

I did a poll yesterday and here is the result so far.

poll result

There is a new option tick-box in realism settings to enhance long range visibility of other aircraft. Here is a comparison of the same flightpath past a 12 bird dogfight with 6 AAA, with the Alternate option ticked, the with it unticked.

Latest action

Latest action

I am liking the fast paced action on the Official EU 1C server – if you want to practice dogfighting and hone your skills, there’s no better place, and I’m very enthusiastic about the new fairly well populated and growing servers for Flying Circus. Flying Circus is a blast – its SO MUCH FUN!!

Fokker D.VIIF Vs SE5a & Bristol F2 (IL-2 Sturmovik: Flying Circus – Volume I)

What a great thing this is! There is a real great enthusiasm in the multiplayer Arras map, and it is just really good fun. The D.VIIF is the more powerful version of the best fighter of WW1 – the Fokker DVII. I bagged a player driven SE5a and a probably ai Bristol F2. Then I made it back across the front line ‘no mans land’ and searched for the nearest airfield. I not the village near where I landed was complete with a black and white cow and other interesting detail. Also I went into the fight with radiator shut and I luckily caught it and opened it just in time.

Hawker Tempest Vs Bf109 & FW190 (IL-2 Great Battles)

A great fun dogfight session on the EU 1C server, I bagged 5 fighters in 16 minutes with the Tempest, the action is very fast paced and yes its on the arcade-side of gameplay because map icons and aircraft tags are on, also external view is on, but its very fun and not much investment of time to get straight into the action. The benefit too, is you can practice maneuvers over and over again, for example, right now I am working on my scissor attack and I pulled one off in this vid.

P40 Vs FW190 & Bf109 (IL-2 BOM)