Dec 14, 2016

Heroes & Generals takes to the sky with new planes in “Ihlefeld – Warbirds and Tail Gunners” update

Danish game studio Reto-Moto adds new planes and tail gunner mechanics to their popular WW2 MMOFPS Heroes & Generals with the just released ‘Ihlefeld – Warbirds and Tail Gunners’ update.

Now is the perfect time to become a pilot in Heroes & Generals as reconnaissance planes are introduced as an all new class of planes. All new pilots from all three factions will get one of the new planes – and they can even bring friends along as tail gunners.

The new reconnaissance planes are:

  • The Soviet Polikarpov R-Z
  • The German Henschel Hs-126 B-1
  • The U.S. Curtiss O-52 Owl

“Reconnaissance planes as a class fits very well with the overall long term plans for aerial combat in Heroes & Generals, and they add to the complete war experience,” says Jacob Andersen, Game Director at Reto-Moto: “We have chosen these specific three planes not only because they are visually appealing, but they also all have a gunner seat adding a new experience to the game and enhancing teamplay. Plus they are planes rarely seen in other video games.” 

Fight for your friends as a dedicated support gunner
All three new planes let players join as a dedicated support gunner to protect friends in the sky and on the ground. Players cannot exit the vehicle while fighting in this role but they can always exit to the deploy menu at any time. The dedicated support gunner role is also available in tanks.

The plane physics model and controls have been reworked in the ‘Ihlefeld – Warbirds and Tail Gunners’ update, making the handling of all planes feel more natural. Current pilots in Heroes & Generals will find that the planes they already own now fly almost twice as fast as before.

Heroes & Generals is now translated to Turkish:

“We are happy that we can provide our large group of Heroes & Generals players from Turkey with an improved game experience by adding support for Turkish language. And of course we look forward to even more Turkish players joining the game and our community,” says Jacob Andersen.

So to all our Turkish friends: Heroes & Generals’a hoş geldiniz – Welcome to Heroes & Generals.

The full changelog for the ‘Ihlefeld – Warbirds and Tail Gunners’ update can be found here.
Heroes & Generals is available for free at and on Steam.