Update 1.9.9 has arrived with some changes and additions to the game, including female Pilots.
Please leave feedback on the changes in this thread.
Female Pilots with Individual Skills
The female pilots are:
Marina Litvyakova: U.S.S.R., St. Leytenant, pilot for the IL-2 (t) attack aircraft
Mary Lovehart: U.S.A., First Lieutenant, pilot for the P-47B Thunderbolt multirole fighter
Charlotte von Staufen: Germany, Oberleutnant, pilot for the Bf 110 E heavy fighter
They're unique, can be recruited only once, and you can't recruit two identical pilots.
Quick Crew Transfer
In Update 1.9.9, Crews can be swapped in two clicks!
Use the plane prep panel on the right of the Hangar to quickly replace a Crewmember with any other suitable Crewmember from the Barracks or another plane. Say goodbye to sending a pilot or a rear gunner to the Barracks, switching between the aircraft in the aircraft carousel, and resetting the Crew.
Moving Rear Guns
We've finished developing and testing animated rear gunners (and their guns) on the planes already in the game. Now you can see your rear guns track a target and fire at it.
The following aircraft have moving rear guns: Demon, Skua, Beaufighter, 2PA, Ao 192, Fw 57, Bf 110 B, Bf 110 C-6, Bf 110 E, Me 210, and Ki-8.
Now all aircraft with rear guns have the appropriate animations.
Aircraft Balance Changes
Adjusted damage, firing range and angles, improved appearance of rear guns firing, and increased burst duration for rear guns mounted on:
Demon, Skua, Beaufighter, Ao 192, Fw 57, Bf 110 B, Bf 110 C-6, Bf 110 E, Me 210, Do 17 Z-7, Ki-8, and 2PA.
Changes by aircraft:
Ki-8-burst duration increased, damage reduced
Demon-burst duration increased, damage reduced
Skua-burst duration increased, damage reduced; firing range for the top rear gun increased
Beaufighter-burst duration increased; firing angles in the yaw axis of the stock rear gun reduced; rotation rate and damage of the top rear gun reduced
192-burst duration increased, firing angles in the yaw axis reduced; firing range of the top rear gun increased
Fw 57-burst duration increased, firing angles in the yaw axis increased to +/-90°, rotation rate reduced
Me 210-burst duration increased, damage and firing range increased
Do 17 Z-7, Bf 110B, Bf 110 E, Bf 110 C-6, 2PA-burst duration increased
Updated damage models with more accurate damage to aircraft and modules for:
LaGG-3, LaGG-3 (34), La-5, La-7, La-9, La-11, P-39Q-15, and Hs 129B
Fixed Skill reset option automatically changing to Gold if a battle finished when selecting an option
Fixed aircraft specifications panel showing detailed information about an aircraft now remains in the same state instead of automatically switching to aircraft overview state after returning to Hangar from a battle or after leaving a queue for a battle
Fixed when part of the IL-10 airframe disappeared after the pilot was injured
Corrected description of the Hs 123
Fixed simultaneous pressing of the Alt key and any other key activating Windows sound informing you of too many keys pressed simultaneously
Fixed disappearance of cursor when recalling replay menu by pressing the Escape key