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I just wanted to ask if there is any information about the release date, my intention is to buy it now in advance but I have doubts since I will not have much time to dedicate it and enjoy it after January and  i do not know if it is convenient for me to pay for it now.

Thanks for any information.

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4 hours ago, ronny_schmidt*93 said:

I just wanted to ask if there is any information about the release date, my intention is to buy it now in advance but I have doubts since I will not have much time to dedicate it and enjoy it after January and  i do not know if it is convenient for me to pay for it now.

Thanks for any information.

 

We don't know the release date but we can make a guess at how long it will take. The way that 1CGS works is that they announce a title and have started working on it around the same time. They develop the title over approximately 2-years and release aircraft and other types of content over the development period. So, far only the Bf109G-6 Late and P-47D-22 have been released and I suspect releases will pick-up through 2021 as we've seen plenty of work in progress materials on more than one aircraft.

 

I think most of us are guessing that final release will be somewhere early in 2022 although it will feel closer to being complete by this time next year.

 

I'm keeping a running tally of what we know here: https://stormbirds.blog/product-roadmaps/il-2-great-battles-roadmap/

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1 hour ago, ShamrockOneFive said:

Check out Bodenplatte in the meantime. The two connect extremely well with the Normandy campaign ending not too far before the Bodenplatte campaign picks up.

 

...and consider some of the Russian modules - the aircraft are really interesting (especially if one doesn't know much about them or the battles they were in - it is a chance to learn a lot).

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18 minutes ago, Avimimus said:

 

...and consider some of the Russian modules - the aircraft are really interesting (especially if one doesn't know much about them or the battles they were in - it is a chance to learn a lot).

Flying the Russian planes in the old Il-2 led me to a lot more reading about the Eastern Front of WWII. That bugger Oleg tricked me into educating myself. 

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53 minutes ago, Dagwoodyt said:

For me it is all about the map. The only plane that might get me into early access would be the Mossie. I doubt the Tiffy will feel much different than the Tempest.

 

It should... the wing cross section is much closer to the Hurricane... and incredibly thick. The relationship between lift, drag, and rotational moments in a turn should all be different. Plus, it'll have 8xRP-3 rockets.

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5 hours ago, Dagwoodyt said:

For me it is all about the map. The only plane that might get me into early access would be the Mossie. I doubt the Tiffy will feel much different than the Tempest.

 

The look is the same but the aircraft should have a different character. Still fast (not quite as much) but with that thick wind, the whole handling of the aircraft will be different. Slow to roll (one of the slowest in WWII), with dive limits due to flutter effects (not sure if we'll be getting the late model that largely solves that), Mark II Hispanos instead of Mark V Hispanos, and a whole other role. The Typhoon in 1944 was essentially the RAF's IL-2 (or the 9th Air Force's P-47) and was used for close air support rather than tactical fighter sweep missions.

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5 minutes ago, ShamrockOneFive said:

The Typhoon in 1944 was essentially the RAF's IL-2 (or the 9th Air Force's P-47) and was used for close air support rather than tactical fighter sweep missions.

 

For the most part, yes, but in looking through the RAF ORBs you will find them flying the occasional escort missions or, in the case of one particular squadron, air-to-air missions were all they flew. Just in case people think the Typhoon was flying ground attack missions exclusively in 1944-45. :salute:

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24 minutes ago, LukeFF said:

 

For the most part, yes, but in looking through the RAF ORBs you will find them flying the occasional escort missions or, in the case of one particular squadron, air-to-air missions were all they flew. Just in case people think the Typhoon was flying ground attack missions exclusively in 1944-45. :salute:

 

That's a good point too. It wasn't purely an attacker although that was a frequent role. It still had teeth as a fighter!

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1 hour ago, LukeFF said:

For the most part, yes, but in looking through the RAF ORBs you will find them flying the occasional escort missions or, in the case of one particular squadron, air-to-air missions were all they flew. Just in case people think the Typhoon was flying ground attack missions exclusively in 1944-45. :salute:

 

Yes, if I gather it correctly - the hope was that it would become the RAF interceptor, but poor high altitude performance meant that they were deployed mainly against the Fw-190 fighter-bombers (which were a major source of bombing attacks against England in '41-'42... and basically constituted the last day-bombers to attack England) as the Fw-190s would attack at low altitude (even below radar level) and only the Tiffys could run them down reliable.

 

Then in 1943 they received bombs and started to replace the venerable Hurrican II "Hurribombers" and in '44 they received rockets... the Typhoon as most people know it was in its later years as a Hurribomber replacement but it started out as a fighter and interceptor (where it did reasonably well).

 

Did I get anything wrong?

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3 hours ago, Avimimus said:

 

Yes, if I gather it correctly - the hope was that it would become the RAF interceptor, but poor high altitude performance meant that they were deployed mainly against the Fw-190 fighter-bombers (which were a major source of bombing attacks against England in '41-'42... and basically constituted the last day-bombers to attack England) as the Fw-190s would attack at low altitude (even below radar level) and only the Tiffys could run them down reliable.

 

Then in 1943 they received bombs and started to replace the venerable Hurrican II "Hurribombers" and in '44 they received rockets... the Typhoon as most people know it was in its later years as a Hurribomber replacement but it started out as a fighter and interceptor (where it did reasonably well).

 

Did I get anything wrong?

 

Nailed it :)

 

Most people are confused about the Hurricane > Typhoon > Tempest lineage but that's right on.

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