Il2 BoS

My favourite IL2 BoS YouTube vid.... once again with the Heinkel 111


And a couple more from Zetexy... love his IL2 vids.


 
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Okay, I'm going to reword one of my questions, as I think there may have been some confusion.

Let's say I buy the base game, and just the base game. Only considering the aircraft included in the base game, do I have to jump through hoops to unlock them for flight, or are they all available for mission editor or MP right away?
 
Okay, I'm going to reword one of my questions, as I think there may have been some confusion.

Let's say I buy the base game, and just the base game. Only considering the aircraft included in the base game, do I have to jump through hoops to unlock them for flight, or are they all available for mission editor or MP right away?
All the base game aircraft (there are plenty) are available to fly in career mode, SP missions via the editor or multiplay. The career mode is fun...one of my favourite modes since the campaign generates missions for you. You can chose the start date of the career or period of the war it's set in. This opens up later variants of the aircraft the later you start the campaign etc.
 
No, there are no unlocks. Some missions/campaigns might be restricted to specific airplanes, but free flight, quick missions, mission editor and mp allow you to fly anything you've got. You won't need to get 50 kills with a machine gun to unlock cannons either, and rockets aren't gated by destroying a bomber with bombs either. You won't find achievements and trophies. It's a flight simulator, not a skinner box.
 
Okay, I'm going to reword one of my questions, as I think there may have been some confusion.

Let's say I buy the base game, and just the base game. Only considering the aircraft included in the base game, do I have to jump through hoops to unlock them for flight, or are they all available for mission editor or MP right away?
Look at the 3 base games and see what planes you want to fly. Remember that a new game is coming soon which will have late war American, British and late war Lufty plans and make your decision.
 
Thanks guys. I was asking because the Xbox 360 version of IL-2 had you have to hit achievements to unlock planes. 100 kills in a Spitfire to unlock the Mk XVI, for example.

Glad to see that isn't the case here.

I was also not aware of a new game coming @Glen Fiddik. May I ask what it is called? British and American aircraft are what really interest me.
 
Thanks guys. I was asking because the Xbox 360 version of IL-2 had you have to hit achievements to unlock planes. 100 kills in a Spitfire to unlock the Mk XVI, for example.

Glad to see that isn't the case here.

I was also not aware of a new game coming @Glen Fiddik. May I ask what it is called? British and American aircraft are what really interest me.
look here https://il2sturmovik.com/store/battle-of-bodenplatte/ its early access at the moment, the map isnt finished and there are several aircraft still to be completed. And at the moment it is a bit cheaper that when it is released. You can always buy one in the sale thats on at the moment. Its better to buy from the game makers that Steam ;)
 
Having had Stalingrad for a while now I finally got around to giving it a proper go in VR, which don't get me wrong is pretty fantastic (the same cannot be said for my piloting skills, rusty is probably an understatement...) but I need to look at settings as the aircraft seem a little small and I'm not talking about them being cramped, just feels like they are 25% too small maybe? All those years of using TrackIR in IL2 really have spoilt me massively, I always wondered why so many pilots didn't see aircraft behind them and now I know, it's such incredibly hard work just trying to check six for real and soon becomes very tiring on the neck, it's no wonder they started fitting mirrors to the things!
 
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