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.

How to join me for a combat flight in multiplayer

How to join me for a combat flight in multiplayer


The basic idea is rendezvous at an agreed location and formation fly around and wingman in combat. Below are the main points to be aware of – and capable of.

Im not a virtual squadron, dont intend to move beyond my current rudimentary multiplayer system.

Im not doing a Discord or teamspeak or anything at this stage – again probably wont in future either.

My basic deal is: If you see me livestreaming and want to come for a fly jump in the chat let me know and come join me online.

You need to do some things to get started:

Set the volume on your game to around 10% (on your rig) and then listen to me on a separate device, your smartphone or tablet or laptop or what have you at sufficient volume that you can hear me in the livestream. You can type in the chat on the livestream on YT, or you can also type in the in-game chat. Its important to be quick with your communication. Most communication will be either near future plans (ie what the  next target is etc), status ie any damage to report on your plane, or location related remarks ie Im at location xyz, im at xxxx feet, heading west etc.

If you cant type while flying, I suggest set your plane to auto level by pressing Left Shift and A to turn it on and again to turn it off when youre done typing.

That is about it. You gotta be able to find me and then keep a loose formation, following me in transit or keep in close visual range – less than 3km over a target or in combat.


Onus is on you to know this above stuff and to already know what youre doing in the game, with navigation, formation flying, team combat flying, direction, spotting, combat, taking off landing etc etc etc. You gotta already be competent in-game.

Big thing is being clear when you type something. Something like if I say “I’m taking off from airfield XYZ and headed 180 to bomb the enemy train”, you could say “Ill takeoff from the closer airfield ABC and head East to the enemy train and see you there or along the way”…. Try and make complete remarks like that, to avoid confusion, For example if I had instead said: “Im headed to the train see you there” – if there hadnt been any previous context that would be a meaningless remark. – For example, often there are two trains, a enemy and a friendly train. You be vague in your remark and your buddies end up at the wrong train etc etc etc. Only exception to the above is if there is already a known context – like if we have been flying for an hour, and know what the situation is, then abbreviated remarks can work.

These are casual flights, but to participate you gotta have some where-with-all – some good capability already.

Theres no schedule, its just if you get a YT notification that Im live and you have spare time then go for it.

In summary, communicate in the chats, keep listening to me talk for guidance, rendezvous, get in a close formation, combat as a team in visual range and be real clear in remarks.


P40 Vs FW190 & Bf109 (IL-2 BOM)




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.