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Quick News – The Round Up

Without much ado, here are some recent news snippets, announcements, and releases you should give a look. War Thunder – Victory Day Update Gaijin Entertainment has launched the “Weapons of Victory” update for War Thunder, their WWII MMO. If you’re part of the nine million player base currently involved in War Thunder, or if you’re […]

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The Year Ahead – DCS Edition

Well, 2015 is here, and, if you’re like me, you’re probably already looking ahead and trying your hardest not to salivate over the games that are sitting on the horizon. No matter what video game genre you prefer, the start of a New Year stirs up all sorts of excitement; especially for those of us impatiently waiting […]

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E-2C Hawkeye of the VAW-120 "Greyhawks"

February SimHQ Calendars

For this month’s calendars, we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the E-2 Hawkeye. You can visit the NAVAIR site for the event here. “The E-2 Hawkeye, the Navy’s airborne early warning, command and control aircraft, was delivered to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 11 on Jan. 19, 1964. To mark this milestone, E-2/C-2 […]

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The level of internal structural detail modelled in IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover

IL-2 Sturmovik Retrospective: 1946 and Beyond

In this final article for our IL-2 retrospective, we look at the last chapter in the series, IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 and what came afterwards – the unique collaboration with a group of modders, Team Daidalos. IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 (2006) Tom Cofield once again leapt bravely into dark waters predicting in 2006 that IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 […]

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Aircraft carriers and little known types such as the Seafire were introduced.

IL-2 Sturmovik Retrospective: Pacific Fighters

So far we have looked at the first chapters of the IL-2 legend, IL-2 Sturmovik and Forgotten Battles. Now we move from Europe to the Pacific. Fighting the Publisher: IL-2 Pacific Fighters (2004) “…in what has to be the final utilization for the IL-2 engine, Oleg Maddox, Ilya Shevchenko and company have released Pacific Fighters, […]

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Forgotten Battles featured a plethora of "exotic" machines.

IL-2 Sturmovik Retrospective: Forgotten Battles

In our first retrospective article on IL-2 we covered the release of the original IL-2 Sturmovik and took a walk down Oleg Maddox’s memory lane. Gone, But Not Forgotten Following hot on the heels of the successful IL-2 Sturmovik, came the Forgotten Battles release in 2003. This stand-alone title in the series came slightly more […]

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A Visit to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

Recently I had the opportunity to revisit the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum in Washington D.C. again after nearly a decade. While there are other terrific aviation museums that may cover specific areas in more depth (such as the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida and the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force […]

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