Profiles

Profiles of planes and pilots, with a history of their service and how they are used in the Blood Red Skies game.

Blood Red Skies: Lev “Sokol” Shestakov

Explore the career of one of the Soviet Union’s highest-scoring aces – fight the Fascists in Spain and defend the Motherland with Lev Shestakov! View in Store Spring, 1944. A…

Blood Red Skies: Joseph “Smoky Joe” J Foss

The skies over Guadalcanal are swarming with Japanese Zeroes. Diving into this furball is one of America’s top-scoring aces – Joseph J Foss! View in Store An F4F Wildcat skidded…

Blood Red Skies: Hans Dortenmann

This week, we’re looking at one of the top German Focke-Wulf 190 aces, who shot down the legendary Pierre Clostermann – Hans Dortenmann. View in Store A Hawker Tempest lands…

Blood Red Skies: Pierre Clostermann

This week, we’re looking at the top French ace of the war, with 33 kills to his name. Pierre Clostermann takes centre stage! View in Store It’s July, 1943. A…

Blood Red Skies: The F4F Wildcat

Blast up off the pitching deck of a US Navy aircraft carrier in the rugged F4F Wildcat! Protect the fleet from marauding Zeroes and Kates! View in Store Despite a…

Blood Red Skies: The Focke-Wulf 190A

Jump into the cockpit of one of the Luftwaffe’s most advanced fighters and turn the tables on those pesky Spitfires! Enter the Focke-Wulf 190A! View in Store After his first…

Blood Red Skies: The Messerschmidt Bf109E

The Luftwaffe dominates the skies over continental Europe, ably assisted by the technologically superior Bf109E. Only the nimble Spitfire is a match for this Teutonic beast! When it was introduced…

Blood Red Skies: The Spitfire Mk.IX

Rushed into service to combat the deadly Focke-Wulf 190, the Spitfire Mk.IX combined the performance of the Spitfire’s airframe with a more powerful engine. View in Store The arrival of…

Blood Red Skies: The Hawker Hurricane

While the Spitfire steals the spotlight an unappreciated workhorse is defending Britain’s shores from the marauding Luftwaffe. Enter the Hawker Hurricane! View in Store Designed and built in the early…

Blood Red Skies: The Soviet Air Force

Dive back into Blood Red Skies with a brief look at the Soviet Air Force – defend the Motherland from the hated fascists! Unlike their illustrious counterparts in the west,…

Blood Red Skies: Imperial Japanese Air Forces

Dive back into Blood Red Skies with a brief look at the Imperial Japanese Air Forces – both Army and Navy. Drive the enemy back in the Emperor’s name! Like…

Blood Red Skies: The United States Air Forces

Dive back into Blood Red Skies with a brief look at the United States Army Air Force and the US Navy! Fight across two oceans in defence of Freedom! Unlike…

Blood Red Skies: The Royal Air Force

Dive back into Blood Red Skies with a brief look at the Royal Air Force – join the “few” and help defend the sceptered isle from the marauding Luftwaffe! Never…

Blood Red Skies: The Luftwaffe

Dive back into Blood Red Skies with a brief look at the Luftwaffe – join some of the war’s finest aces in a desperate struggle for control of Europe’s skies!…

Spotlight: Soviet Involvement in the Korean War

Though not officially participants in the Korean War, the Soviet Union nevertheless aided both the KPA and the Chinese PVA. Troops of the Soviet 25th Army were stationed in Pyongyang…

Spotlight: Battle of the River Forth

The Battle of the River Forth was the first Luftwaffe action over Britain. We examine the first combat of the Supermarine Spitfire. Firsts over the Firth of Forth The 16th…

Blood Red Skies: Early War Soviet Aircraft

We’re heading back to the opening stages of Operation Barbarossa for a look at some early war Soviet aircraft for Blood Red Skies! Warlord Resin These aircraft are manufactured in the…

Spotlight: Enter the Jet Age

This week, we’re soaring down MiG alley as aerial warfare enters a new age! Grab your flight stick and enter the jet age! MiG Alley shifts us into the future,…

Aircraft Focus: Junkers Ju-87D Stuka

Heralded by the wail of Jericho’s Trumpet, the ground-attack arm of the Luftwaffe screams into battle with the arrival of the Junkers Ju-87D Stuka in Blood Red Skies! Designed in…

Focus: The Bristol Beaufighter

A wave of new aircraft joins RAF squadrons this Friday, including the magnificent night fighter and maritime strike aircraft – the Bristol Beaufighter. With its armament of four 20mm cannons…

Spotlight: Werfer-Granate 21

Adapted from the Nebelwerfer artillery weapon, the Werfer-Granate 21 was used extensively against Allied bomber formations. The tactics used by US Army Airforce bomber formations proved to be particularly effective…

Spotlight: The Hungarian Air Force

As the Soviet noose closed on Budapest, the Hungarian Air Force fought a desperate battle for survival, one that would play a pivotal role in the siege. Following the Treaty…

Frontline Report: Jagdgeschwader 54

Armed with the exceptional Fw-190A, Jagdgeschwader 54 swept the skies of Soviet aircraft during Barbarossa and fought till the bitter end in defence of the Reich. Jagdgeschwader 54 (JG 54)…

Frontline Report: Erprobungsgruppe 210

The Bf110 is now available to pre-order for Blood Red Skies. This week, we’re looking at one of the first squadrons to test them in their ground-attack role – Erprobungsgruppe…

Spotlight: The Skies over Stalingrad

To go with today’s special, we’re taking a look at the war in the air in the wintry Skies over Stalingrad! Operation Uranus As winter closed in around the besieged…

Spotlight: Flak over France

This week, we’re taking off into the skies over France to take a look at how air power altered the course of the battle! The War in the Air The…

Frontline Report: Battle of Britain Day

The Battle of Britain has become one of the most storied episodes of the second world war. The frenetic battle for air supremacy of the English channel has captured the…

Pilot Profile: RAF ACE Adolph “Sailor” Malan

In this Pilot Profile series, we’ll be looking at each of the ACEs released for Blood Red Skies, their exploits and their abilities in your games, continuing with Royal Air…

Pilot Profile: German ACE Adolf Galland

In this pilot profile series, we’ll be looking at each of the aces released for Blood Red Skies, their exploits and their abilities in your games. Continuing with German ace…

Aircraft Profile: P-51 Mustang

In this Aircraft Profile series, we’ll be looking at each of the aircraft released for Blood Red Skies, their history and their abilities in your games, continuing with the North…

Pilot Profile: Japanese ACE Saburō Sakai

In this Pilot Profile series, we’ll be looking at each of the ACEs released for Blood Red Skies, their exploits and their abilities in your games, continuing with Japanese ACE…

Pilot Profile: Russian ACE Lydia ‘Lilya’ Litvyak

In this pilot profile series, we’ll be looking at each of the aces released for Blood Red Skies, their exploits and their abilities in your games. Continuing with Russian ace…

Aircraft Profile: Japanese Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero

In this Aircraft Profile series, we’ll be looking at each of the aircraft released for Blood Red Skies, their history and their abilities in your games, continuing with Japanese Mitsubishi…