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    #41
    Weapon Systems




    25 September 2020


    Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

    We are pleased to announce that the MB-339A is coming to DCS World. This exciting
    project comes to us from a group of flight simulation and aerobatics enthusiasts who
    saw DCS as the ideal platform to pursue their virtual flights. The MB-339 is an excellent
    fighter-trainer, which incidentally is being used by the Italian Air Force cadets.

    As DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer prepares for takeoff, we are happy to share our develop-
    ment progress on the AGM-65L Laser Maverick, GBU-54 Laser JDAM and APKWS laser-
    guided rocket. We are confident that this major upgrade will be an exciting addition to this
    iconic and effective weapons system. Check out the Tank Killer introduction and Laser Maverick
    video
    and how to use GBU-54 Laser JDAM.

    The Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association is running their Thunder Over Kutaisi 2020
    Livestream Airshow on the 26th of September at 20:00GMT. Watch the trailer.

    Thank you for your passion and support,


    Yours sincerely,

    Eagle Dynamics Team



    IndiaFoxtEcho
    New third-party developer and module



    Following the successful community mod and motivated by customer feedback, the
    software house 3rd party developer IndiaFoxtEcho has submitted their MB-339A for
    initial evaluation. We are pleased to announce that they have been granted a DCS
    World license agreement to bring their project to DCS World as an official product.

    The official DCS: MB-339A will include improved cockpit geometry, new textures,
    and multiple systems such as;
    • Electric system with battery charge / discharge
    • Bus-bar and circuit breakers
    • Fuel system with fuel dump and fuel unbalance
    • Complete oxygen system including interior cabin pressure
    • Navigation system with GPS / TACAN / ILS and Flight Director
    • Main and emergency hydraulic system with relative hydraulic consumptions
    • Smoke system (for aerobatics)
    • Weapon systems

    The module will also receive a damage model, detailed flight manual, and many missions.



    A-10C II Tank Killer
    Development Update



    DCS: A-10 II Tank Killer is currently undergoing a lengthy closed testing period to
    ensure accuracy, stability, and a smooth launch. We continue to improve the Helmet
    Mounted Cueing System (HMCS) indicators, add more skins and mission content, and
    tune flight model changes. We encourage you to get familiar with the new weapon
    systems to hit the ground running.

    This update is being developed in parallel with the A-10C VR Training Software for
    the United States Air Force 355th Wing.



    AGM-65L Laser-Maverick
    Development Progress



    In this video we introduce the primary features of this substantial update and instruct
    on the use of the AGM-65L laser-guided Maverick. The Laser-Maverick provides excellent
    range and ease-of-use to lock onto a target by using the targeting pod.



    GBU-54 LJDAM
    Development Progress



    The GBU-54 is a 500-pound bomb with options for INS/GPS and laser-homing guidance.
    It can be loaded on all 1760 smart racks.

    While INS/GPS allows launch-and-leave and the ability to engage through cloud and smoke
    cover, the laser-guidance provides increased accuracy and can engage moving targets. It’s
    up to you to determine the best guidance based on the engagement.

    Watch DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer - GBU-54 Laser-JDAM


    AGR-20A APKWS
    Development Progress



    The Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) is a cost-effective method of engaging
    unarmored and lightly armored targets based on pinpoint laser-guidance. Both M-151 high-
    explosive and M-282 penetration warhead versions are available with seven rockets per each
    LAU-131 rocket pod. With a range of approximately 5 miles, the APKWS offers accurate firepower.

    Get a grip on how to use the APKWS with DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer Laser-Guided Rockets


    Thank you again for your passion and support,


    Kind regards,

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      #42
      A-10C II Tank Killer





      2 October 2020


      Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

      We are pleased to announce that DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer is now airborne. After substantial
      internal testing, we are confident the flight model and weapons will surpass your expectations.
      The HMCS consists of several sub-systems, in this video, we’ll focus on the Helmet Mounted
      Display (HMD) and the Profile Editor: DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer | Helmet Mounted Cueing
      System (HMCS).


      We would like to share our development progress on DCS: Supercarrier. In Open Beta 2.5.6
      we added CVN-75 Harry S. Truman. We are currently finalising the key commands to activate
      cut lights and wave off lights from the LSO station. We are also working on new pilot flight suits
      and more fluid animations.

      A new 12 mission historical campaign based in 1944 is now available for DCS: Fw 190 A-8 Anton.
      This campaign includes historically accurate liveries, detailed briefings and mission specific kneeboard
      cards and checklists. Complete missions such as patrol, intercept, bomber escort and ground attack.

      Thank you for your passion and support.


      Yours sincerely,

      Eagle Dynamics Team



      A-10C II Tank Killer
      Released to Open Beta



      DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer adds new weapons such as; the Advanced Precision Kill Weapons
      System (APKWS), AGM-65L laser-Maverick, and GBU-54 laser-guided JDAM. A completely
      remodelled cockpit with options for factory-fresh and weathered textures. The “Scorpion”
      Helmet-Mounted Integrated Targeting (HMIT) system used to train the 355th Wing cadets
      and the updated external model now set the bar for our future releases.

      We have updated the preset key commands for HOTAS hardware to make new users feel
      more comfortable learning this in-depth system. The fully interactive Forward Air Controller
      (FAC) will also help you find and engage enemy targets, cooperative target engagement has
      been taken to a new level.

      With the improved ability to command ground forces, the vast number of land, air and sea units
      as well as feature-rich cooperative missions and head-to-head multiplayer; We are proud to say
      this is the most realistic model ever done for PC simulation.

      Pricing Policy
      DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer is available now for $79.99. If you own DCS: A-10C Warthog, you can
      upgrade to DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer for only $9.99 until the 31st of October 2020. After that,
      the upgrade will cost $19.99.

      The upgrade option and module are both available on Steam and Eshop now.



      A new addition to the renowned A-10C is the Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS). It provides
      excellent situational awareness and the ability to cue weapons and sensors by just looking at the
      target and setting a designation. Please note that this is not the same helmet implementation as
      for the Viper and Hornet systems; it is in many ways far superior.

      Watch the last video in the DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer Preview Series:
      DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer | Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS).

      Learn and fly whilst using the updated Tank Killer Manual.



      Supercarrier
      Development Progress



      We are currently working on the animation engine capabilities. We have added additional animations
      to vary operations phases on-board DCS: Supercarrier. A new skeleton that better matches human
      anatomy is in progress, this will improve realistic deck crew movement.

      We are also working on improving the catapult launch animation for the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet pilot.
      The hand models have been corrected whilst we continue to develop Nomex® flight gloves. We are
      also using highly detailed 3D scanning technology to better model the pilot for point-of-view experience.
      When complete, the CWU-27 / p Flight Suit and the CSU-13 / p Anti-G Suit will be available.



      Fw 190 A-8 Horrido!
      Campaign by Reflected Simulations



      August, 1944. You arrive in Merville-Calonne to take on leadership of 7./JG26 flying Focke Wulf 190A-8s.
      Most of the pilots are mere teenagers with only a few flying hours, and your job is to turn them into an
      efficient fighting unit under the ever-increasing pressures of the war. The Allies have gained complete air
      superiority over the continent, and their ground forces are advancing rapidly through France.

      Experience the thrill of attacking large bomber formations head-on and the terror of taking off amid the
      bullets of low flying Mustangs. Download DCS: Fw 190 A-8 Horrido! Campaign by Reflected Simulations now.

      Thank you again for your passion and support,

      Kind regards,

      Eagle Dynamics Team

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        #43
        Damage Model



        09 October 2020


        Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

        We are currently working on improving AI logic and in particular Air to Air combat behaviour.
        This results in a revised set of combat rules and more human-like outcomes while in offensive
        and defensive maneuvers.

        The new World War II airframe Damage Model will now take into account more detailed principles
        such as: load-bearing elements, their material, control systems, electrical systems, geometric
        dimensions and explosive characteristics of various ammunition types.

        Raven One is a new DCS World Campaign developed with help from former U.S Navy pilots,
        both with over 3,000 career flight hours and numerous overseas deployments.
        Download it now on Steam and our Eshop.

        Thank you for your passion and support.


        Yours sincerely,

        Eagle Dynamics Team



        Air Combat
        New Features



        Our improved AI will encompass variable decision making protocols dependent on a continuously
        calculated environment in order to enhance fight/disengage/run behaviour. The AI will make
        emergency landing decisions on land or water (ditch), it can also react in case of sudden attacks
        even if the attacker is not visible. If there is light damage, it will attempt to evade the ‘unseen
        attack’ and search for the attacker. When damage is more serious, it will evade and RTB where
        and when possible. Potentially the damage can be too high and the only solution is bailing out.



        Damage Model
        Development Progress



        Closed beta testing is now in final stages as we plan to release for public testing at the end of
        this month. The new damage model will also be integrated into WWII AI bombers.

        Each aircraft has unique hydraulics, pneumatic and electrical systems and materials. As a result,
        the predicted damage depends on the type of munition, munition velocity dependent on distance
        and location of impact. The internal effects such as engine/radiator damage, coolant or oil tempe-
        rature variation, loss of pressure, loss of control or other effects will generate the corresponding
        internal and/or external visual effects.

        We have deployed this technology to all our World War II fighters, and we trust that the long wait
        will be worth it and we hope that it will be to your demanding expectations.

        Check our latest In Development screenshots.



        Raven One
        By Baltic Dragon



        This campaign has been developed by our third party partner Baltic Dragon in close cooperation
        with two experienced former Hornet pilots: Vincent Aiello, host of the Fighter Pilot Podcast, and
        Kevin Miller, author of the Raven One trilogy. Throughout 15 missions and 2200 custom voiceovers;
        get into the boots of James ‘Flip’ Wilson of the VFA-64 Ravens squadron and fly memorable sorties
        that closely resemble real life procedures and operations.

        Thank you again for your passion and support,


        Kind regards,

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          #44
          A-10C Flight Improvements




          16 October 2020


          Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

          Some of you will already have seen the news regarding DCS: A-7E Corsair II currently
          under development by our third party friends, FlyingIron Simulations. For those of you
          who didn’t catch it, below is some exciting information on the progress being made.
          You will notice that the external 3D model shows promising accuracy and realism.

          We have recently fine tuned the A-10C flight model characteristics and we have taken
          this opportunity of presenting Dima Yo-yo’s A-10C Flight Improvements report for your
          consideration. Also please check out the sound enhancements made to the GAU-8/A
          Gatling gun, it’s quite something. A-10 GAU-8/A Updated Gun Sounds.

          Thank you for your passion and support.


          Yours sincerely,

          The Eagle Dynamics Team



          A-7E Corsair II
          Progress


          With the core of the fuel system in place, the team’s next focus will be on integrating
          cockpit switch functionalities, gauges and displays. Work has also begun on the electrical
          system, which powers avionics and sensors. This is highly detailed work and one of the
          developers top priorities.

          Read the full Flying Iron Sims Development Report.



          A-10C
          Flight Model



          The instantaneous turn rate was tested and improved. It was noticed during this test
          that maintaining near-stall AoA was a bit tricky due to buffeting.

          We have tuned our buffeting model to match the reference charts and then, the tests
          were conducted again in the same conditions. Load factor fluctuations are now gone,
          resulting in the ability to maintain near-stall AoA.

          Report on A-10C Flight Improvements.



          A-10C GAU-8/A
          Sound FX



          The GAU-8/A “Avenger” 30mm hydraulically driven autocannon has received an
          improved set of sound effects to take advantage of better doppler shifting, sound
          delay between round impacts, round flight and cannon fire effects. The seven barrel
          gatling-style gun is capable of delivering 4,200 rounds per minute, striking fear into
          any surrounding enemies.

          Brrrrrtttt on!

          Check out the new sound A-10 GAU-8/A Updated Gun Sounds.

          Flaming Cliffs 2
          Soundtrack



          We would like to share the Flaming Cliffs 2 soundtrack, which was produced in-house by
          Darth Dmitry Baikov, our lead developer specialising in network, content distribution
          and the sound engine. This track is now available, check it out.

          https://band.link/LockOnFC2

          Thank you again for your passion and support,

          Kind regards,

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            #45



            23 October 2020



            Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,


            We are pleased to announce that our special DCS World Halloween Sale is starting
            today and will run until the 8th of November. For our friends who fly on Steam, a
            shorter but nevertheless substantial sale will take place from the 29th of October
            until the 2nd of November.

            In the upcoming DCS World Open Beta update, we plan to deliver the possibility
            of selecting desired impact conditions for the GBU-54 bomb via the DSMS page
            for DCS: A-10C II and via the JDAM MSN page in DCS: F/A-18C. A whole raft of
            additional features and bug fixes will also be delivered. Stay tuned.

            After the initial release of the AGM-65 Maverick for the DCS: F-16C Viper, multiple
            bugss were identified during the beta-testing period. The next Open Beta will
            resolve most of the more pressing issues.



            Thank you for your passion and support.



            Yours sincerely,


            Eagle Dynamics Team













            Halloween
            2020 Sale

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            We are pleased to announce our spooky Halloween Sale. Our EShop sale starts today at 08:00 PST
            and will run until the 8th of November with most of our products seeing up to 50% discount.

            On Steam, the Halloween Sale will start on the 29th of October at 10:00 PST and end on the 2nd of November.

            Modules with a 30% discount
            • P-47D Thunderbolt
            • The Channel
            • F/A-18C Hornet
            • F-16C Viper
            Exceptions
            • The F-14A/B Tomcat will have a 15% discount
            • The JF-17 Thunder will be only $64.99
            Modules that do not participate in the Halloween Sale
            • A-10C II Tank Killer
            • Supercarrier
            • Syria
            • Mi-8MTV2 Crew Part 1 Campaign
            • F/A-18C Raven One Сampaign

            We hope this will give you an opportunity to grab some hot deals and add some serious fighters
            to your hangar.



            GBU-38
            Development Report

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            The key feature for this updated JDAM is the new autopilot. This weapon now incorporates enhanced
            trajectory laws and provides the capability of programming for an impact with a specific terminal heading
            and vertical angle. These options are designed to improve weapon effectiveness depending on the type
            of target. The graph below demonstrates this effect.

            Effect of desired terminal vertical angle on GBU-38 bomb path

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            Due to aerodynamic restrictions precise impact points are not always possible, in this case, JDAM uses
            an algorithm to check the impact heading and vertical angle. If the check indicates a noticeable miss,
            the algorithm will seek for conditions that will allow for an on target hit. In addition, to reduce the probability
            of a near miss and to improve ballistics penetration, the autopilot will command a zero angle of attack during
            the last seconds of flight.



            Viper AGM-65
            Updates

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            We encountered a target lock issue with objects in close proximity to the desired enemy. Symbology errors
            on the WPN page will be fixed in the next update. The seeker depression angle markers are currently being
            adjusted as well as the Sensor of Interest (SOI).

            In the next Open Beta update, the addition of the BSGT option and uncage ability will be added. The LOS
            handoff indication on HUD can also be expected. The possibility to engage target lock with two missiles
            prior to launching the first will also become available. It will be possible to ripple fire two locked-on missiles
            with RP 2 option. We are also working on the TMS-right re-command handoff.



            Thank you again for your passion and support,


            Kind regards,


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              #46
              30 October 2020

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              Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,


              This week we are pleased to share some new features for DCS: F/A-18C Hornet coming in next Open Beta.
              We are finalising work on the data link information that displays friendly, unknown and hostile air contacts to
              the Helmet Mounted Display. Once completed, we will also add the Air-to-Ground mode.

              We would like to share the current development progress of DCS: Mariana Islands. The civilian building
              assets have been finalised and we are currently working on finalising airfields and military installations,
              including storage bunkers, radars and hangars.

              We kindly remind you this is your last chance to get DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer Upgrade for only $9.99.
              Check out the new updates in the DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer November Update.


              Thank you for your passion and support.



              Yours sincerely,


              Eagle Dynamics Team








              F/A-18C Hornet
              New Features

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              The new GRID function will allow you to edit and create waypoints using coordinates,
              this is particularly useful when working with a JTAC. The new Azimuth / Elevation (AZ/EL)
              air-to-air radar page will display contacts and their relative elevation. Later, we will add the
              automatic-IFF and FLIR elements to this page.


              We are also working on the ground effect for the Hornet and have corrected lofting for the HARM.
              A bug when using IR-maverick for the first time has also been resolved as well as many more improvements.

              Guam
              Development Progress

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              Real geographic data is used to create the initial topography layer and road networks.
              The placement of civilian housing assets and vegetation is now also complete.
              We encourage you to check out the In Development Screenshots.

              Antonio B. Won Pat airport in Guam is now in its final stages. We are also working on the
              Andersen Air Force base. We look forward to sharing more information in the new year.

              A-10C II
              Tank Killer Upgrade

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              After recent improvements to the exterior sound effects, the cockpit has also been tuned.
              The updates will become available as part of our next Open Beta Update on the 4th of November.

              F/A-18C
              Hornet

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              In addition to the improvements on the A-10C flight model, our team has also been working on
              DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and DCS: F-16C Viper.


              F-16C
              Viper

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              We understand that the targeting pod and pre-planned mode of the Maverick is not working as desired.
              This is not a malfunction of either the targeting pod or Maverick, but rather the Sensor Point of Interest
              (SPI) logic in the Viper. This is a high priority for the team to address, but it will not be ready for the
              November Open Beta update. However, the next update will include a significant improvement to
              ground handling, non-PRE mode Maverick improvements, refinements to the HARM, and more.

              Both of these modules have a massive 30% Halloween Sale 2020 discount. We hope this will give you
              a chance to kick start your learning of these complex weapon systems.


              Thank you again for your passion and support.


              Kind regards,


              Eagle Dynamics Team
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                #47



                06 November 2020



                Dear Fighter Pilots, partners and friends,


                The recent Open Beta update prioritised changes to DCS: AV-8B Night Attack and
                DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and notable other improvements to the A-10C II Tank Killer
                and F-16C Viper. Read the full changelog.

                We are pleased to announce that the New Damage Model is now available for public,
                multiplayer testing; we trust that this long awaited feature has been worth it. We hope
                that it will meet your expectations, and we look forward to your feedback.

                We have updated DCS: WWII Asset Pack with a number of new units, and multiple
                assets from this pack are now available as part of DCS World for free.

                Thank you for your passion and support.


                Yours sincerely,


                Eagle Dynamics Team


                DCS World
                Open Beta 2.5.6

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                Major updates have been made to DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, watch the F/A-18C Hornet | November 2020 Update.
                Additionally, each item will be instructed in greater detail in an upcoming edition of the Hornet manual and new
                training missions. Several sound improvements such as ambience sound in the cockpit; startup sounds; new
                thrust noise and distant sounds have also been made.


                DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer also features new interior and exterior GAU-8/A sound effects, as well as updated
                HOTAS command profiles. The DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer | November 2020 Update video demonstrates some
                of the most important changes. A complete list of changes can be found in the full changelog.



                Damage Model
                Development Report

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                We are happy to announce the start of open beta tests of our new Damage Model for WWII aircraft on
                Eagle Dynamics multiplayer servers. We will start today with fighters and then make the new bomber
                damage model available on November 18th. To participate in these multiplayer tests, please join any
                of the servers mentioned in the list here: https://forums.eagle.ru/forum/englis...ers-are-active


                The new damage model is based on accurate damage and destruction modelling of aircraft components
                in relation to the location of internal elements in each aircraft - oil, air, hydraulic and cooling systems,
                engine and propellor installation, throttle and CSU controls, flight controls including trim connectors,
                and airframe main strength longerons, spars, and stringers. The new damage model system precisely
                calculates hits to these internal aircraft systems as the projectile passes through the aircraft. This allows
                us to accurately simulate the actual damage to the aircraft and the flight model. For example: damage to
                the wing skin leads to a decrease in lift; damage to the spar leads to strength reduction, and potentially
                wing snap at specific loads.


                New visual effects have also been added to help interpret aircraft damage. A white, reddish vapour trail
                indicates that the hydraulic system is damaged, and the size of the trail indicates the size of the leak.
                A fine, brownish haze indicates that the oil system is damaged, and that the engine will probably soon
                suffer oil starvation, engine overheating, and potentially fail. A bright white trail of steam indicates that
                the radiator, or part of the cooling system, is damaged. The instantaneous evaporation of water during
                the explosion of a water jacket will envelop the plane in a large cloud of steam for several seconds.
                A fine white vapour trail is the typical sign of a fuel leak.


                Combustion can also help to identify the damage source. A burning fuel leak gives off dense white/grey smoke,
                and depending on the size and type of leak, it can eventually result in a fire. When the engine/airframe is engulfed
                in flame, the smoke often turns black as it mixes with oil that burns with a much deeper and darker hue. Structures
                made of aluminum, wood or fabric-covered surfaces can also combust based on the corresponding type of projectile.
                Such smaller fires are not immediately visible, but you can identify the smoldering of elements by the thin streams of
                dense smoke trailing behind the aircraft.


                Additional information can be gained from visual damage. Despite the fact that current computers can’t dynamically
                bend construction and tear fuselage and wings, our Visualization System is a good indicator of the level of aircraft
                damage. The system works as follows:

                - We have 4 levels of ‘damage textures’ for each aircraft: from 0 - no damage to 3 - max damage.

                - First bullet hits result in the 1st level with small damage visible. This allows players to see some damage from
                the first hits.

                - With further damage, the 2nd and 3rd level textures will appear.

                Experienced pilots can check all the damage levels within the Model Viewer for a better understanding of what to
                expect from the holes in the airframe.

                Please note that the damage system doesn't register any damage for the first 30 seconds from mission start.



                New Assets
                WWII Assets Pack

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                In order to broaden the appeal of the included missions for our WWII aircraft, we have included several
                WWII air and ground units as a free part of DCS World. The list of free WWII Assets Pack units include:

                Aircraft
                • A-20G
                AAA
                • Flak 18
                • Bofors 40mm
                Tanks
                • Panzer IV
                • Sherman
                APC
                • Sd.Kfz.251
                • M2A1
                Truck
                • Blitz 3.6-6700A
                • Bedford MWD
                In addition to the free WWII Assets, we continue to add more units to the WWII Assets Pack at no extra cost:
                • M1 37mm AAA
                • M45 quad-mount AAA
                • QF 3.7-inch AAA
                • Daimler Armoured Car
                • M4 High-Speed Tractor
                • Light Tank Mk VII Tetrarch
                • FuMG 401 Freya radar
                Thank you again for your passion and support,


                Kind regards,

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                  #48



                  13 November 2020
                  Dear Fighter Pilots, partners and friends,


                  As you are aware, last week we updated DCS World Open Beta 2.5.6. This week we
                  released a patch to cover some of the more pressing issues. Please read the full changelog.

                  This week we would like to present a MiG-29A/S Fulcrum CFD Case Study and the work
                  behind our flight modelling of this iconic aircraft.

                  To give you more insight and a better understanding of the development processes, we
                  would like to share our work in progress on the DCS: Mosquito FB Mk.VI.

                  As always, thank you for all your passion and support.

                  Yours sincerely,


                  Eagle Dynamics Team



                  MiG-29 CFD Study
                  How it’s Done

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                  We finished some highly detailed research to further examine the MiG-29 behaviour in various stages of flight.
                  We use this research to improve the accuracy of our flight model. Our goal today is to share the depth and
                  capabilities of this approach.

                  The research tasks were the following:
                  1. Evaluate the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) results by comparing obtained coefficients with available
                  2. data from documents.
                  3. Find the stability margin in different landing configurations and the amount of deflection required to trim the
                  4. airplane at landing AoA out of ground effect (OGE).
                  5. Find the stability margin during flaring in ground effect (0.5 m from the main wheels to the surface) and
                  6. trimmed stabilator deflection at landing AoA.
                  7. Investigate “Stabilator deflection ON LANDING” in “Practical aerodynamics of MiG-29”.
                  Read the MiG-29 CFD Study.



                  DCS: Mosquito FB Mk.VI
                  Development Progress

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                  The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito was a lightweight, fast, maneuverable and highly versatile aircraft. It’s long
                  life first began over Oslo, Norway raiding the Gestapo headquarters with pinpoint accuracy, this opened new
                  avenues for precision weapons development.

                  The Mosquitos’ sleek design and high powered engines gave it the ability to fight in many roles such as fighter
                  -bomber, night-fighter, tactical bomber, high-altitude night bomber, pathfinder, intruder, maritime striker, and
                  photo-reconnaissance aircraft. It went on to be used in a wide range of different operations, mainly targeting
                  industrial sites in occupied Netherlands, Norway, France and Germany. The Mosquito ended the war with the
                  lowest losses of any of the aircraft types in RAF Bomber Command service.

                  DCS: Mosquito FB Mk.VI will be the first flyable twin-engined piston aircraft in DCS World.

                  We are currently working on the fuel systems by carefully creating and linking nine fuel tanks that contribute
                  to the exceptional range and endurance of this aircraft. We are also working on the electrical system, which
                  comprises a 24 volt DC generator on the starboard side and an alternator on the port engine that also supplies
                  AC power to the radios. The electrical generator also powers the fire extinguisher.

                  In parallel with these systems, we are currently working on the cockpit instruments and controls and invite you
                  to check out the In Development Screenshots.


                  Thank you again for your passion and support,


                  Kind regards,

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                    #49



                    20 November 2020



                    Dear Fighter Pilots, partners and friends,


                    The ultimate and classic embodiment of anything Tomcat; the F-14A, with the Pratt
                    & Whitney TF-30 engines and distinct 70s/80s-era charm has finally been released
                    to DCS World Open Beta 2.5.6. Check out the official F-14A Release Trailer.
                    To celebrate the launch, Heatblur Simulations are running the DCS livery challenge.
                    We encourage you to take part in this competition, read the details.

                    We are pleased to announce that our special DCS World Autumn Sale has started
                    and will run until 15:00GMT on the 7th of December. Watch the DCS: Autumn Sale 2020.
                    Significant improvements to DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt have also been made,
                    details can be found below.

                    A DCS BFM charity tournament will take place on the 21st of November.
                    The charity honors U.S. military veterans and active duty members. Register here.

                    Thank you for your passion and support.


                    Yours sincerely,



                    Eagle Dynamics Team





                    F-14A (late)
                    Release

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                    “The F-14A was the first 4th generation fighter aircraft and needs little to no introduction. It was introduced
                    to a widespread audience early on and has been admired ever since. It’s remarkable capabilities both in
                    A/A and A/G made sure it remained in service longer than its successors and it is still in active service with
                    the IRIAF today. It’s fame is unparalleled and presents sheer excitement and tough challenges to its pilots.

                    As we continue on our journey of building the most well known and certainly the most iconic variant of the
                    Tomcat around, we continually re-evaluate what our goals are with the -A and what we want to achieve.
                    Based on this process, we’ve ended up by expanding our original scope, and will be shipping the following
                    F-14A variants in the coming months:

                    F-14A-95-GR: Early F-14A for IRIAF. These jets will have certain limitations and modifications, such as the
                    lack of TCS and fuel pylons.

                    F-14A-135-GR (Early): This will be an earlier representation of the F-14A, equipped with the ALR-45 RWR
                    and will also come with a number of minor variations such as early gun vents, alternate de-fog systems,
                    and other minor differences between late and early ALR-45 equipped F-14A’s.

                    F-14A-135-GR (Late): This version represents a later, ALR-67 equipped F-14A.November 18th saw the
                    release of ALR-67 equipped F-14A-135-GR (Late). While this represents a closer analogue to the current
                    F-14B, it also allowed us to roll out the F-14A in a controlled, stepwise process. The ALR-45 equipped
                    F-14A will not be far behind, which will not only introduce more significant changes in cockpit avionics,
                    but also implement the full overhaul of RWR and EM spectrum emissions upgrades planned for both
                    the ALR-67 and ALR-45.

                    Wednesday’s patch also included the introduction of yaw strings and a complete sound overhaul among
                    many other items. Check out this short sample video of the new sound here. For more info please see
                    the full changelog here.

                    We hope you thoroughly enjoy the challenge of flying and taming the iconic F-14A!”


                    Sincerely,
                    - The Heatblur Team





                    Heatblur Simulations
                    Livery Challenge

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                    In association with the DCS: Livery Art Group. Winners in each category will have their submission included
                    in the official release for the corresponding DCS module (conditions apply, see below).

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                    Each submission should be presented with no less than 7 screenshots; front, back, left side, right side,
                    top and bottom of aircraft in full daylight and full view of the screenshot, preferably in 1080, 2k or 4k quality.
                    These can be taken in ModelViewer or insim.

                    Competition Details here.



                    P-47D Thunderbolt
                    Autumn Sale 2020

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                    We are pleased to announce our annual DCS World Autumn Sale. Our EShop sale has started and runs
                    until the 7th of December with most products seeing up to 50% discount.

                    Modules with a 30% discount
                    • P-47D Thunderbolt
                    • The Channel
                    • F/A-18C Hornet
                    • F-16C Viper
                    Exceptions
                    • The F-14A/B Tomcat will have a 15% discount
                    • The JF-17 Thunder will be only $64.99
                    Modules that do not participate in the Autumn Sale
                    • A-10C II Tank Killer
                    • Supercarrier
                    • Syria
                    • Mi-8MTV2 Crew Part 1 Campaign
                    • F/A-18C Raven One Сampaign

                    DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt will soon be released to Stable, meaning this is your chance to take advantage
                    of the Early Access discount and the Autumn Sale for a combined 30% off the Jug.

                    The dive recovery flaps used for faster pull outs during dive bombing and when in compressibility have
                    been added to the Flight Model. The water injection system has now been implemented to maximise the
                    power output of the R-2800-59W engine.

                    Forced water injection causes the turbocharger pressure to increase and actuates a derichement valve
                    in the carburettor. When water is injected the fuel-air ratio decreases, this provides fuel economy without
                    risk of detonation.

                    Our on-going work on the new Damage Model has led us to tune the durability of certain structural elements.
                    This has improved G overload limits when the aircraft is damaged.


                    Thank you again for your passion and support,


                    Kind regards,

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                      #50
                      27 November 2020



                      Dear Fighter Pilots, partners and friends,


                      Migration to a new and improved forum engine is due, all forum services will be offline for
                      24 hours on Monday, November 30th. We apologise for any inconvenience but we are
                      confident that the change is for the best. Thank you for your understanding.

                      This week we would like to share development progress on DCS: Syria by our third party
                      developers Ugra Media. Check out the In Development Screenshots, they look wonderful.

                      Recently, new missions for DCS: Fw 190 A-8 Anton and DCS: Fw 190 D-9 Dora have
                      been added to the Persian Gulf map. These fictional missions provide a great way to
                      practice WWII aircraft bombing. As you are aware, all terrains are currently on sale
                      during the DCS World Autumn Sale 2020, ending on the 7th of December at 15:00 GMT.

                      Thank you for your passion and support.


                      Yours sincerely,



                      Eagle Dynamics Team





                      Forum
                      Upgrade

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                      As you may be aware, in the last month we updated our forum software. The update caused some
                      unforeseen disruptions and we apologise for any inconveniences.

                      On Monday, we will make a major improvement by migrating to a new IPS-based forum engine.
                      This is being done to iron out bugs in the current forum and to accommodate user traffic whilst
                      taking advantage of mobile viewing without the need for additional software.

                      Please note that if you are not able to login, you will have to request a password reset. If you
                      can login, no further action is required.

                      BBCode is a legacy markup language that was originally designed to allow users to submit rich
                      content prior to the advancement of WYSIWYG editors. BBCode will not be supported in the
                      new forum. All posts with deprecated BBCode will be converted over the next 3 days and after
                      that, all BBCode support will be switched off forever. [YOUTUBE.] [/YOUTUBE] markup is not
                      supported by IPS, this BBCode content can not be converted automatically and will not show.



                      DCS: Syria
                      Development Progress

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                      Ugra Media is currently increasing DCS: Syria to a massive 800x600 km map size. The addition
                      of 18 airfields is also in progress. The final version of DCS: Syria will have a total of 51 airfields
                      including the United States Air Force base at Incirlik, the Russian Air Force base at Latakia,
                      and the Royal Airforce bases on the island of Cyprus.

                      Fw 190
                      Lone Wolf Raid RAF Luqa (Fictional)

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                      As a Lone Wolf Anton, you are to carry out a bombing raid on RAF Luqa airfield. Your primary
                      target is an aircraft pan, housing Spitfires being readied to defend the island. You are armed
                      with a bomb and air-to-ground ammunition belts to destroy the aircraft on the pan. Be prepared
                      for potential interception. Good Luck!

                      Four new Instant Action missions are now available for the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 on DCS: Persian Gulf.
                      These missions provide a great environment and use our latest mission editor features.

                      Thank you again for your passion and support,


                      Kind regards,

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