This content requires the base game Rise of Flight United on Steam in order to play.

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Positive (7 reviews) - 85% of the 7 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 5, 2013

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This content requires the base game Rise of Flight United on Steam in order to play.

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To use content purchased on Steam you need to activate the license key in your profile at http://riseofflight.com
1) open the CD Key tab in Steam Library, and copy the key to clipboard;
2) go to License Keys section in your ROF profile (http://riseofflight.com/store/license-keys/) and activate your key there.

About This Content

Rise of Flight: Birth of Warbirds content pack includes early war planes complete with their weapon and field modifications:

  • Fokker E.III
  • Airco D.H.2
  • R.E.8
  • Roland C.IIa

For details about the content listed above, please, visit http://riseofflight.com

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Win XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8 and 10 (32 or 64 bit)
    • Processor: Win XP: Intel® Core 2™ Duo 2.4 GHz or comparable AMD chip
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB video memory / GeForce 8800GT / Radeon HD3500
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Initial activation requires internet connection for User Account creation inside game interface. Internet connection required for use of some game modes. 256kbs Internet connection or faster required for internet play. An offline mode is also available for certain game modes. Software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, DirectX 9c, Microsoft .NET 3.5 Framework, Visual C++ Redistributable 2005. Controller: DirectX Compatible joystick or other controller recommended.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Win XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8 and 10 (32 or 64 bit)
    • Processor: Intel® Core® i5 / i7 2.6 GHz or comparable AMD chip
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1024MB video memory or higher / GeForce GTX 260 / Radeon HD5850
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Initial activation requires internet connection for User Account creation inside game interface. Internet connection required for use of some game modes. 256kbs Internet connection or faster required for internet play. An offline mode is also available for certain game modes. Software installations required (included with the game) include Steam Client, DirectX 9c, Microsoft .NET 3.5 Framework, Visual C++ Redistributable 2005. Controller: DirectX Compatible joystick or other controller recommended.
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Positive (7 reviews)
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 6, 2015
This game is very realistic! Love it and own every DLC they have!! My only complaint is i wish it had a more in depth career mode.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: March 27, 2015
Markbckr, you need to go to the Rise of Flight website and log in or creat a profile and copy the activation key to your account to unlock the expansion.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: May 4
Birth of Warbirds is a pretty useful DLC to have if you intend to play through Rise of Flight Career mode with some German and RFC squadrons in the early 1916 period as these aircraft are present there.

The Airco D.H.2 is a single seater pusher aircraft with decent maneuverability, I had no trouble out flying Fokker E.III’s in close quarters, and while slightly behind on rate of climb, I found the difference neglable in practice. As a fighter I personally found this preferable to the F.E.2b’s (of same time period, found in other DLC) due to the forward firing machine gun which lets you be less reliant on your gunners aiming ability; however I would unlikely choose the D.H.2 over a single seater Sopwith Strutter (of same time period, found in other DLC) as I found that an all-round more capable aircraft.

The Fokker E.III is a single-seater monoplane that uses earlier wing warping rather than control surfaces. The result of this is that while it can do well against some fighters, I find it falls behind in maneuverability against aircraft like the D.H.2 and Nieuport 17; it takes some good piloting to outfly them. The Nieuport 17 in particular is one you will be encountering a lot during career with this aircraft, and the Nieuport is both slightly faster, more maneuverable and has a stronger rate of climb, so be aware that you are at a disadvantage here, but by no means incapable at downing them after some prolonged dog-fighting.

NOTE: Don’t forget to grab the official skin-pack located here as it doesn't appear to be included in the base download for the game if wondering where certain skins shown in promotional are found.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: August 19, 2015
A fun little DLC with two fighters, and two light bombers/recon planes.

The D.H.2, which may interest many since it is a pusher, has decent climb, roll. and turn rate.
The Fokker E.III is a mid-fuelage monoplane that warps the wing to roll, and seems to be slower and less agile than the D.H.2.
Both of these planes have one machine gun, and don't have throttles. So engine RPM will be controlled with your mixture control.

Both the R.E.8 and Roland C.IIa have at least 1 pilot controlled machine gun, gunners, and have photo recon or light bomber options.
The Rolland boasts a 20mm cannon for it's gunner, and puts it's crew above the wings.
The R.E.8 doesn't have any distinct options, but rather has very exellent performance.

I rate this pack 9.5/10 overall
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: May 23, 2015
mark you have to put a code in
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: May 1
Question: Someone tell me in very simple steps how to actually download these plane packs
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6 of 36 people (17%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
Posted: February 25, 2015
I downloaded Rise of Flight: Channel Edition and it was great. I decided to purchase the Birth of Warbirds download and it downloaded. I was certainly charged for it and it says it is already in my library. Unfortunately none of the planes that are supposed to be avaiable are there to fly in game. I sent multiple emails to Steam Support and they were no help. At this point, I just want a refund but there has been no reply. I can't recommend this game for this reason.
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