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Or 1C Games' Storm of War: Battle of Britain, the successor to Oleg Maddox's unrivaled World War II flight sim IL-2 Sturmovik. Storm of War's been in development since 2006, and it looks like the game may finally be rolling through beta.
Scan the following video of the game from Igromir 2010, a Moscow-based computer and mobile games exhibition. Be sure to give it a solid minute to get rolling.
Check out those hairpin clips securing the porthole bolts in the Spitfire cockpit. The dusk lit cockpit-frame shadows realistically crawling the instrumentation during a turn. The Stuka arrowing toward a freight ship, nose to the sea, detaching its payload before pulling up. The grid-windowed under-cockpit of a Junkers Ju 88 bomber cruising some massively row-housed municipality. The stunning house-by-house detail poured into city quadrants, including a shot of a German plane rising past what looks like Dover Castle. The cloud-shot sky teeming with planes in what promises to be the most authentic by-the-numbers simulation of aerial combat yet.
Rumor has it Storm of War's release is close, perhaps as soon as spring 2011.
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