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#4635956 - 09/22/23 12:47 PM Fortresses and Focke-Wulfs Announcement  
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IL-2 STURMOVIK, FORTRESSES AND FOCKE-WULFS – DIEPPE is an exciting, realistic and challenging WWII combat flight simulation set over the English Channel, the French and English countryside and the beaches of Dieppe, in the year leading up to, and the day of the Allied Raid of August 1942… the largest single day aerial battle of the war to that date. Experience what it was like to pilot and fight in Focke-Wulf 190’s, Messerschmitt 109’s, Spitfires, Typhoons, P-51’s, the awesome four engined Flying Fortress bomber and many others. Dogfight high over the Allied Fleet as landing craft and warships surge towards their targets on the coast and tanks crawl up the beaches. Provide ground support for the hard pressed Canadian, British and American Raiding forces as a fighter or bomber, or lead Luftwaffe missions to sink bombarding Royal Navy vessels or combat the RAF fighter screen. Allowing the players a unique and exciting view of this historical combined arms operation, FORTRESSES AND FOCKE-WULFS opens a window to an immersive aerial combat experience!

In this new IL-2 STURMOVIK: CLIFFS OF DOVER - BLITZ add-On DLC, you can fly with the Royal Air Force, the Luftwaffe or the newly arrived United States 8th Army Air Force. Experience a variety of missions, in Fighters, Bombers and Attack aircraft. Jump into the cockpit of the sleek but deadly FW-190A ‘Butcher Bird’, the improved Bf-109G, the massively powerful Typhoon IA or IB, fast and aerodynamic P-51A-83 and A-91, classic Spitfire VC and IXA, and of course, the legendary B-17 Flying Fortress. Dieppe allows players of all skill levels a chance to challenge themselves in a historically based campaign.

Twin engine bomber and heavy fighter fans will also have new choices… with the introduction of two versions of the Messerschmitt Bf-110F, new versions of the Junkers Ju-88A and C, as well as the Beaufighter VI and Wellington III… allowing for a huge variety of experiences in the air.
In addition to the focus on the Dieppe Raid, and a campaign recreating the fighter clashes of 1941-1942, the game will also provide a mini campaign hi-lighting the famous February 1942 ‘Channel Dash’, when two German Battlecruisers and a Heavy Cruiser risked the dangers of the English Channel and the wrath of the RAF and Royal Navy to escape from French ports to safety in Germany.



Key Features
• 18 new flyable types and variants are added with FORTRESSES AND FOCKE-WULFS – DIEPPE, allowing the players to experience aerial conflict over the English Channel from in the autumn of 1941 to the culminating moment of the Dieppe Raid in August of 1942.
• A detailed new 1942 English Channel map with added landmarks, updated airfields and 4k terrain, large caliber Coastal Gun batteries, fortifications, minefields and defenses.
• New tank, artillery and vehicle types added allowing the land battle to be recreated in detail.
• Naval Vessels from the Royal Navy and Kriegsmarine are modeled including Scharnhorst Class Battlecruisers, Admiral Hipper Class Heavy Cruisers, Renown Class Battlecruisers, as well as destroyers and landing craft.
• New aircraft detail including new engine technology like Turbo Superchargers, as well as more precise Flight, Damage, Propeller and Overheat modeling.
• Improved graphics, including 4k textures for aircraft externals and cockpits, extended viewing distance, 4k terrain modeling, full 3D implementation for players with Virtual Reality headsets, updated vegetation and new cloud and weather systems.
• Excellent multiplayer environment allows over 100 players and dozens of AI aircraft online simultaneously, providing for intense and challenging human versus human aerial battles.
• New artificial intelligence routines and improved combat behavior for AI aircraft add to the excitement of detailed campaigns in Single Player for Luftwaffe, Royal Air Force and United States Army Air Force pilots.
• New Quick Mission Builder provides the opportunity for faster and more detailed player created missions without the complexity of the Full Mission Builder.
• IL-2 STURMOVIK: FORTRESSES AND FOCKE-WULFS - DIEPPE will be an exciting and challenging addition to the IL-2 STURMOVIK: CLIFFS OF DOVER line of products allowing players to immerse themselves in the moment in history when the Allies made their first attempt to reach out across the English Channel and challenge Germany’s domination of the European continent.

New Aircraft
Focke-Wulf 190A-1
Focke-Wulf 190A-2
Focke-Wulf 190A-3
Messerschmitt Bf-109G-2
Messerschmitt Bf-110F-1
Messerschmitt Bf-110F-2
Junkers Ju-88C-6
Junkers Ju-88A-4
Spitfire Mk VC
Spitfire Mk VC 'Clipped Wing'
Spitfire Mk IXA
P-51A-83
P-51A-91
B-17E
Wellington III
Beaufighter VIC
Typhoon Mk IA
Typhoon Mk IB


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#4635975 - 09/22/23 02:49 PM Re: Fortresses and Focke-Wulfs Announcement [Re: ATAG_Snapper]  
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Wow!

Release date?


My 'Waiting for Clod' thread: http://tinyurl.com/bqxc9ee

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#4636000 - 09/22/23 04:57 PM Re: Fortresses and Focke-Wulfs Announcement [Re: ATAG_Snapper]  
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Q2 2024...

#4636003 - 09/22/23 05:16 PM Re: Fortresses and Focke-Wulfs Announcement [Re: ATAG_Snapper]  
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Thanks Trooper, just realised the above pic is in fact a video . . . duh


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#4636009 - 09/22/23 06:19 PM Re: Fortresses and Focke-Wulfs Announcement [Re: ATAG_Snapper]  
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This is great news!


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#4636026 - 09/23/23 03:22 AM Re: Fortresses and Focke-Wulfs Announcement [Re: Trooper117]  
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Originally Posted by Trooper117
Q2 2024...


At the end of the video it has the words, "the last 6 months of 2024" ???

I read in someone else's post in another forum that the in game video of the Typhoon in this announcement almost looked closer to the old MSCFS III or IL2 1946 graphics than the current CLOD graphics and that the wing being shot off of the HE 111 did not display a high quality damage model and in fact looked quite bad. I have to agree and honestly the whole video looked very amateur and thrown together in a hurry. Sorry to be skeptical but that B17 looks no where near being released in 2024. With TF's small volunteer group, producing just the B17 alone seems impossible in that time frame. I hope I am wrong, but I have been waiting almost 3 years for the graphics update which still is not available. From what vague information I read about the graphics update as of late, this will not be available until 6.0 is released. While I am still interested, this really long wait just for the graphics update alone has already made me hardly ever check on CLOD or fly it anymore. This announcement just tells me I have to wait at least another year, if not longer, most likely to see any of this implemented and frankly unless this is just perfectly produced and many of the present bugs are corrected and the SP is outstanding, I probably won't spend any money on 6.0. Sorry to say that as an ardent supporter of TF for many years, I am disillusioned by the Dev decision not to implement smaller chunks of improvements in smaller time periods and to literally spend almost 3 years now and probably over 4 years or more before seeing the graphics update or 6.0 released. Hate to say it but you guys are making it hard to keep the faith and continue to be interested when you are not at the very least fixing well know bugs which have been noted and existed for years in CLOD at an accelerated rate . In all honesty, while I am at it, the PR does really need a lot of work to keep even the most die hard supporters in your corner. The double talk, word play and just complete vagueness needs to stop. Good luck, but this announcement nor the video even registered a slight quiver from the needle on the CLOD hype train meter for me. I'll be lurking in the shadows, but that is about all I will be doing while waiting another year at least for anything new or improved in CLOD/DWT. My 2 cents.

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#4636042 - 09/23/23 02:07 PM Re: Fortresses and Focke-Wulfs Announcement [Re: ATAG_Snapper]  
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Typhoon from pics on TF's Facebook page 23 9 23. Looks better.

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My 'Waiting for Clod' thread: http://tinyurl.com/bqxc9ee

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Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one - the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts. C.S. Lewis, 1898 - 1963.
#4636046 - 09/23/23 03:02 PM Re: Fortresses and Focke-Wulfs Announcement [Re: RedToo]  
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Yes, thanks! - Major_Setback on the TFS team has provided us with some stunning skins for the Typhoon Mk 1A and 1B.


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#4636057 - 09/23/23 07:18 PM Re: Fortresses and Focke-Wulfs Announcement [Re: Trooper117]  
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Originally Posted by Trooper117
Q2 2024...


That should be last half of 2024. Quarter 3, or 4.


Still no picture in this space!
#4636058 - 09/23/23 07:25 PM Re: Fortresses and Focke-Wulfs Announcement [Re: RedToo]  
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Originally Posted by RedToo
Typhoon from pics on TF's Facebook page 23 9 23. Looks better.

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The video shows an early WiP skin.. There will be at least 20 custom skins for the Typhoons (20 are already completed).
That facebock image is one of them. They will look more like this.


Still no picture in this space!
#4636173 - 09/26/23 03:50 AM Re: Fortresses and Focke-Wulfs Announcement [Re: ATAG_Snapper]  
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Very, very exciting news. Can't wait for this.


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