Thanks for the reply. The image is actually a 3D rendered plane with a photo background. Rendering the model lets you pick the angle, lighting, skin, and is much more detailed than game captures, but the games are definitely catching up.
I think, some details are better - skinning, however, isn't the same joy as once cause you can't create any custom skins due to the traffic. I didn' play it at all, so I got no comparsion to the old FM/DM, but I think that it may be a long way for them, to reach the latest perfection within all the modeling done in IL2 1946 - to say nothing of all the late war aircraft available there... !