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December 14th, 2016 Copenhagen

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.
Press assets for Heroes & Generals are available here.


The Ihlefeld update is named after Herbert Ihlefeld. A german fighter ace credited with 132 enemy aircraft shot down in more than 1,000 combat missions. Originally a machinist he volunteered for military service at the age of 19, and flew combat missions all over Europe. He died in 1995 at the age of 81.


For further information, media and interviews:

Thomas Berger, PR Manager: [email protected], Phone: +45 3393 1070


About Heroes & Generals

Heroes & Generals is the ultimate WW2 game. A free-to-play MMOFPS, where Germany, the United States and the Soviet Union fight for victory in one grand, persistent online war fought by players across the world with access to a huge arsenal of vehicles and weapons. You fight and make friends as a team and as part of a huge and growing community. No matter if you play as Infantry, Tank crew, Fighter pilot, Paratrooper, Recon or as a General taking strategic decisions – everything you do makes a difference in the war.

Heroes & Generals has over 9 million players and is available for PC at and on Steam.

About Reto-Moto

Reto-Moto is an independent game studio based in Copenhagen and established in 2008 by the original founders of IO Interactive and the creators of the Hitman series.




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