ATAG_Lewis took the Beaufighter out for a flight during beta v4.49 as Team Fusion Simulations work through correcting the final bugs before releasing v4.5 on Steam.
This video shows nearly 50-minutes of footage as he takes the beast into the air of IL2 Cliffs of Dover.

Couple of points to note. This is beta testing and features are being added and removed (bugs that is) so this video while representative of beta testing is not guaranteed to show everything that will be available on final release.

Please also note, the views in the cockpit are the posters preferences... Lewis likes ultra wide view... and the consequent distortion or 'fisheye' perspective is not reflective of what the cockpit might look like in the game's standard field of view.

Next, beta testing of the enamy Ai gunners. TFS are currently running varios server missions to test and change the effectiveness of the enemy Ai at different difficulty settings from Rookie to Ace. The Do-17's shown in this footage are before those tweaks were made and are too accurate....although sitting on the six o'clock of five bombers is likely to always be a world of hurt!

Lewis computer setup:

CPU: Intel Core i7 2700K 3.50GHz Sandybridge overclocked to 4.80GHz
Motherboard: Asus Maximus IV Extreme -Z Intel Z68 (Socket 1155)
RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 Dual Channel Kit
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4096MB GDDR5, OS:Windows 10
Joystick: Microsoft Sidewinder II Force Feedback Joystick
Throttle: CH Products Pro Throttle



Cheers, MP

PS. A note about the angle of view Lewis used:

"bout the perspective of my view point in the Beau vid...The fact is that the view is not a standard view in the vid...I always lean forward and then centralise TrackIR putting my view point way back in the cockpit to give me a more wide view for spotting contacts and getting more information for situation awareness in fighters...I have done it since the beginning and did it out of habit in this vid...I think its important to let folks know this isn't the standard view they will get when flying in the Beau...Its actually just a quirk of how I fly..."