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IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Blitz update for 19 March 2021

IL-2 Sturmovik: Desert Wings - Tobruk update 5.018 is now live!

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Patchnotes via Steam Community

Hello pilots!

We are back again with another big patch - this time bringing some general changes and updates to the game, a lot of changes to the campaigns and their missions along with a big batch of new skins and changes for the existing ones.

As always, we'd like to thank all of our loyal fans who share their feedback in our Steam Forums. Thank you for your support!

Read the full changelog below:

General Changes / Updates
  • Values (flying, shooting, tactics, awareness, etc.) of all AI default skill levels (Rookie, Average, Veteran, Ace) adjusted for new and existing missions.
  • Hurricane IIA/IIB/IIC/IID including late versions and Tropical models had overheat schedules revised.
  • Scenery added and fixed to the Scegga airfields in the Desert Hawks campaign.
  • The speed of playable Stuka flights where the player is not the flight leader have been amended to make it easier for the player to keep up. The briefings of all Stuka flights have been similarly amended with the proper speed.
  • All Stuka flights amended to return to base at low altitude after divebombing.
  • Applied minor update to the slide captions of several missions.
  • Removed stray cable-less barrage balloon from single missions set in the Southampton/Le Havre area.
Mission Changes / Updates
  • A new "Battle of France" mission, "The Battle on the Somme", has been added. It has five playable flights.
  • Briefings revised with more accurate information for missions 03, 08, and 10 of the "Desert Hawks" campaign.
  • Missions 03 and 10 of "The Desert Hawks" campaign and missions 07 and 10 of the "Eagles over Tobruk" campaign revised to have more accurate Hurricane fighter-bomber behavior.
  • Mission 1 of the "Adler Angriff" campaign has been updated. The player is now the flight leader, and will meet the Do-215 over Marquise West rather than the English Channel. These changes will make escorting the Do-215 much more feasible. Thank you, reddit user u/Titan828, for making us aware of this issue.
  • "The Desert Hawks", "Eagles over Tobruk", "On Ne Passe Pas!", and "Rising from the Ashes" campaigns, along with the single missions "A Busy Morning", "Aftershocks", "Attack of the Eagles", "August Attrition", "The Battle Goes On", "Corpo Aereo Italiano", "Corpo Aereo Italiano II", "The Kanalkampf", "No Respite", "The Old and the New", "Royal Rodeo", and "The Southampton Blitz" have all had their RAAF, RAF, and RCAF flights revised to feature as many aircraft with the serial numbers and tactical markings of actual aircraft that served with the depicted squadron in real life at some point as possible. These aircraft have been given positions in the flight that are appropriate for the rank of at least one pilot who flew the specific aircraft. Some of these aircraft use specific skins, including the newly added RAF ace and Hurricane skins (see below). Slides have been updated to match.
  • Playable squadrons in the missions "Attack of the Eagles" and "The Kanalkampf" have been altered for historical accuracy.
  • Added moving vehicles to player airfields in several missions of the "Desert Hawks" and "Eagles over Tobruk" campaigns.
  • Briefings for the mission Christmas Convoy amended with the proper name for 804 NAS.
  • New slides added for the mission Christmas Convoy.
  • Removed Axis flak from isolated desert regions (not near any roads or fortifications) in the "Desert Hawks" campaign and the Operation Crusader portion of the "Eagles over Tobruk" campaign.
  • Added Axis flak to coastal areas near roads, as well as Axis aircraft and scenery to Gazala No. 2 airfield, in the "Desert Hawks" and "Eagles over Tobruk" campaigns, as well as the single mission The Old and the New.
  • Changed the briefings of the single mission The Old and the New to say that the date is 14/10/1941, in order to better reflect the C.202's service history. According to Osprey Publishing's book Italian Aces of World War 2, the C.202's first victory was scored on 30/9/1941.
Skin Changes
  • The skins used in the "The Desert Hawks", "Eagles over Tobruk", "On Ne Passe Pas!" campaigns have been updated for historical accuracy and variety, and slides have been updated to match.
  • A new skin depicting the aircraft flown by English RAF ace Pete Brothers has been added for all variants of the Hurricane Mk.I (excluding the tropical and nightfighter versions).
  • A new skin depicting the aircraft flown by Scottish RAF ace Sandy Johnstone has been added for all variants of the Spitfire Mk.I.
  • Two new skins depicting the aircraft flown by Scottish RAF ace James Rankin have been added for all non-tropical variants of the Spitfire Mk.Vb.
  • A new skin for RAF 1941 European Hurricanes has been added to all non-tropical variants of the Hurricane Mk.II.
  • Four new skins depicting the aircraft flown by Luftwaffe ace Adolf Galland have been added to all non-tropical variants of the Bf-109 F-2.
  • Four skins depicting early 1940 Luftwaffe Bf-109s have been added to the Bf-109 E-1 and Bf-109 E-3.
  • A new skin depicting 1939 - mid 1940 Luftwaffe Bf-110s has been added to the Bf-110 C-2.
  • Added a new skin depicting the aircraft of RAAF ace Clive Caldwell with victory markings for 14/10/1941, and incorporated it into The Old and the New. This skin has been added to all tropical variants of the Tomahawk Mk.IIb.
  • Changed the tactical markings of John Dundas' Spitfire X4586 from PR-D to PR-O in the single mission The Battle Goes On, and updated slides to match.
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