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    Nevada o Persian Gulf

    Hi. I am starting in DCS. For now I only have the F/A-18 and I want to take advantage of the sales of these days to buy me one more module. As I am still learning (I have more deaths than landings), I thought of a map. I liked Nevada to do training missions and practices, but I see that they are all with the Persian Gulf. What do you recommend?

    #2
    Persian gulf is better, as it allows for carrier based missions and real combat instead of just training.
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      #3
      You could do Nevada, and just do the carrier training in the Black Sea. Nevada is one of my favorite maps and perfect for training but it's a hard sell if you have the Hornet. Persian Gulf will get closer to a combat zone, an is very good for carrier ops. But if you want a dedicated training environment for USA aircraft, NTTR is the best choice. But you'll be limited to only "combat" training exercises (Red Flag), some sort of invasion of the USA scenario, or the free Caucasus map.


      Really though, all the training stuff will be aimed at the free Caucasus map (i.e. all the training missions will take place on the Caucasus even if you buy Nevada or Persian Gulf) so the choice is yours.


      I have both and I like them both. I try to keep the training sorties in Nevada.

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        #4
        The Gulf map is very nice and the Hornet gets a lot of use out of it as a carrier aircraft. It's also the largest map in DCS at the moment so it's great for variety. I do find myself actually liking NTTR more for free flights though. Something about the scenery makes it more interesting to fly over and look at. NTTR for combat isn't bad either, it feels larger than it is, though it's definitely more confined than the Gulf.


        I primarily make my own missions, so I see a lot of value in both. If you're not comfortable creating missions, then you might want to take the Gulf if it has more content available.
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          #5
          What can I say, I´m in love with NTTR.
          Get the map, download 476th Range objects mod, open liveatc.com with your browser and select McCarran or North Las Vegas airports to hear real comms while taking off from Nellis AFB to R63B weapons range, to learn AG stuff with your gun, rockets and bombs.
          Recover to Nellis with a clean aircraft and teach Air Force guys how to perform a decent overhead, true Navy style.
          Training is fun.
          My advice, get NTTR, and Persian Gulf by the end of the sale lol. Or maybe for next sales, within 3 month time.
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            #6
            Since you have the Bug. Get Super Carrier and wait for the Syria map! [emoji1]

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              #7
              I have both and I prefer Nevada. Persian Gulf IMO, is only half developed. Compared to the size of the map, only the Strait of Hormuz, parts of southern Iran and a few selected parts on the coast between Dubai and Bahrain are actually populated with airfields and objects. All the rest is empty or water, despite of the illusion of the big map. IMO it was rushed out to release.

              The Nevada map on the other hand has more "details" all over the map despite the very low heightmap resolution.



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                #8
                I have both, and almost never use the Nevada map. The Gulf map looks amazing, especially after 2.5.6.
                If you want a map for training only, you can use any of them. But if you want realistic scenarios, like intercepting Iranian planes with the F-18, PG is the map for you.
                I'm sure you will find much more user missions for this map than for Nevada.

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                  #9
                  Thanks to everyone for your replies!!

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                    #10
                    What sold me the NTTR were great missions and campaigns (some are paid DLC, but there are great free ones too) which have this very realistic vibe to them. Red Flag or not - there are special waypoints, landmarks, ranges and procedures I had no idea about before and learning those was fun in itself.
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by draconus View Post
                      What sold me the NTTR were great missions and campaigns (some are paid DLC, but there are great free ones too) which have this very realistic vibe to them. Red Flag or not - there are special waypoints, landmarks, ranges and procedures I had no idea about before and learning those was fun in itself.
                      this, take Sedlo Red Flag missions for instance.
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