At least this time the patch was good enough to put me off tweaking and into flying. Performance of the flight sim is better, yet I had to give up completely visual goodies like shadows. Overall, right now IL2 CoD is not as bad as at the time it was released in Europe, yet it needs more work. I read somewhere that the developers are still working in the full screen mode.
Anyway, I took a Stuka on a quick mission. Couldn't find my target (a British land convoy). Returned to base with all the bombs in the racks. :(
The map, even when showing all icons, was not helpful. Doh!