First Flight: IL-2 Battle of Stalingrad Junkers Ju-87D

Just picked up IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad and made one of my first flights. I selected the iconic Junkers Ju-87D “Canon Bird”, painted in winter white wash. The flight sim, in general, is a major eye-opener. It’s regarded as one of, if not the, most realistic WWII flight sim ever created. This is not your father’s Red Baron or Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe. These planes aren’t easy to fly and they’re even harder to control on the ground. My Taxiing skills are abysmal.

I Have No Idea What I’m Doing

All that said, I’m pretty happy with my debut. I managed to get it off the ground and destroy a locomotive engine, some rolling stock, a tank, and a motor car—all prior to flying the thing into the ground.