After a long break between updates we present you a new WWI era aircraft. This time it is Sopwith Strutter 1 1/2. Of course it was the age of brilliant machinery masterpieces: some of them have already received a virtual copy in the game, others still remain as ideas and beautiful plans. The Strutter 1 1/2 has stayed as just an idea for quite a long time even though we saw its live prototype several years ago, at the Le Bourget workrooms in 2009.
This machine is often called one of the symbols of the era. And it is unique and legendary indeed. The Strutter turned out to be a very successful model that was manufactured far not only in Britain, but later gave birth to a whole generation of Sopwith planes sharing some of the original unchanged elements.
It took its name from the arrangement of the upper wing center section - "one-and-a-half" (long and short). There also was an air brake that was used to significantly decrease the runway needed for take-off. This outstanding two-seater saw service to the end of the war (serving for the French air force and took part in battles against German fighter groups. It also used to take off from the top of naval guns - a in word it left a bright trail in the history of aviation. We are proud to present this plane to you.
Thanks to everyone who made its creation possible by placing pre-orders. Without your help the machine would have probably remained only as blueprints.
The Strutter is now almost ready. We are doing some fine tuning before giving it to your computers. The plane will be released by the end of December 2013.
Check out the screenshots below.
Winter is coming, and another year of virtual aerial battles and brilliant triumphs is rapidly coming to the end. We believe this is the perfect time to prepare for the Christmas season and grab some excellent gifts. So to kick-off the Holiday season we are launching big week-long sale!
From November 27th till December 4th you will be able to purchase ANY Rise of Flight product with a 50% discount! Be it a item that you have been wanting to have or a present for a friend - all released planes, weapon and field mods, personalization packs and maps - everything goes at half-price!
Open the Store section and check out the discounts.
Also, we wish to say Happy Thanksgiving to our American customers!
Finally, 777 Studios and 1C Game Studios are excited to announce the coming Rise of Flight Gladiators 4v4 International Duel Championship for 2013.
Gladiators tournaments for virtual pilots have been held since 2009, but this is the first time ever it is going to be held featuring Rise of Flight.
Gladiators 4v4 is a special kind of flight sim cyber-sporting event that in some ways is similar to elite sport team challenges. Participants take part in individual duels, pair duels and squad vs. squad battles. The tournament will give players a chance to show their combat and tactical skills as virtual WWI pilots.
The tournament rules are specially designed to boost the suspense and makes pilots fight to the last bullet and the last drop of fuel. Victory will demand maximum concentration and the will to win.
Click HERE to learn more about the up-coming tourney.