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WinterH

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  1. Does anyone know seeker characteristics for R-24T? Is it a similar seeker to R-60M's or is it based on something older/newer, or is it original? I wonder if it will be able to lock and launch at non rear aspect targets at longer ranges. Since big missile with IR seeker + IRST has always been a favorite combo for us when flying Flankers and Fulcrum, how capable was IRST on MiG-23MLA I wonder.
  2. That's my card, and I am enjoying my experience so far, however, I am not using DCS in VR, and people's experience with it in DCS seems to run the gamut: I've heard people enjoying DCS VR with ancient AMD 580 GPU, and those epxeriencing issues with 2080s... so who knows? (certainly not me lol) Worst case though, I think it should work in VR with graphics settings turned down low.
  3. Ah, you're right, I was wrong, checked what's said by ED so far on the module and S-5 is mentioned a few times indeed. Cool, I'll still lug them around every now and then for novelty, they may be like mosquitos in power, but there would be 128 of them on board
  4. Shturm missiles look ok, but not amazing, so perhaps they will see a refresh, perhaps not. But Atakas, when they arrive later, will be new I think, because right now even AI Mi-28s fire Shturms instead of them. At least it was last I checked them. As for the UB-32, the ones from MiG-21 do look rather good in my opinion, but the thing is, I don't think it will be among the weapons used by our Mi-24P. S-5 rockets were retired from helicopters by Russia quite a while ago as far as I know. That is why we don't have them on Mi-8MTV2 either, and latest we hear of developmet team seems li
  5. I think service entry for R-60M was 1982, I would think it would be more exception than norm for a Soviet MiG-29 to go into a mission with them instead of R-73 or R-60M. But it could be more of a thing for export operators early on perhaps.
  6. Heatblur said something to the effect of "we want to add these as AI objects to enhance/support experience of Viggen&F-14 modules, but we would possibly like to make them into modules in future if possible". Probably not even nearly verbatim of what was said, but that's the gist of it as I remember. And you are right, it's been years and they are not ready even as AI objects yet. One thing I know is that, I would personally LOVE them both as modules :P. Visually, F-5E has the "pointy nose", and F-5E-3 has the "shark nose" which apparently enhances flight characteristics i
  7. Hmm yeah something like that may happen even if in dev. I don't know of course, but think that F/A-18C and F-5E were cases where in progress model may have been added as an AI, while the more upgraded one as development continued became the module eventually. Though I seem to recall F-5E model update and F-5E-3 release were almost simultaneous, F-18 one was, as far as I recall a few years before the module. I would personally feel "yeah great more hints that F-4E isn't happening" if we get an AI update only.
  8. With all due respect Silver, your denial is hilarious especially when the post immediate follow yours, from an actual ED staff says that "most of the former Belsimtek team is still with us here in ED". They were acquired by ED, BST's plans/pipelines stopped, Hind was pushed years ahead, Cobra and Phantom were effectively put on ice, in favor of working on ED's own plans i.e. finishing the Hornet and making the Viper. There is no indication that BST plan and work a schedule of modules for themselves anymore independtly from ED. So yeah, they were, and are gobbled up from what I can see :). Th
  9. With many people having low capacity SSDs, and game installations (even just DCS installation by itself) getting monstrous in size, I think that idea is not only a good one, but more or less an essential one.
  10. At least an F-4E is essential, and I would prefer what I think was the mid 80s variant Belsimtek was about to develop before they were gobbled up by ED (which, in my opinion, was one of the worst things happened in DCS as far as I'm concerned, Belsimtek was making aircraft I like, and was doing them the way I like :P). It was an F-4E with the most advanced TGP available for it (though a massive, heavy, and draggy one), all the multirole goodness, Mavericks, self lased LGBs, TV guided bombs, anti radiation missiles, ARN-101 nav system. Though the immediate predecessor would work as well, as I t
  11. On top of that, they have two upcoming modules, F4U, their first warbird, and F-8J. So even if they really plan a Su-17, it would be quite some ways off from now. There is this: But from the looks, at least so far, the intention is the make a good looking AI mod. EDIT: No, looks like SVKSniper wants to mae a cockpit too! There was also this: And this one actually aims at becoming a full on module, but the last update was about a year ago, and it was 3d modeling. As with many such module creation attempts, this does not inspire a lot of confidence yet sadly.
  12. It can't. Later Mirage 2000-5 variants can carry MICA missiles under the hardpoints you speak of. Mirage 2000C however, carries 4 air to air missiles. Considering it is an early to mid 80s aircraft, it was more or less the standard for light to medium weight fighters to lug around 4-6 missiles, F-16, F-5, MiG-23, MiG-29, MiG-21, JA 37 etc all had 4-6 missiles, though Mirage is admittedly at the lower end with 4.
  13. Well that was the exact reason they gave for killing it in favor of F-16... I believe it was Wags saying that they believe F-16 will sell significantly more, but it's been 2-3 years now I guess, so I may be slightly off on who said what, but the gist was that F-4,Mi-24,and AH-1 were put on ice, and F-16 was given priority in development. We are finally getting the Mi-24, so I would like to hope same will happen for F-4E, but recent communication from ED, as well continued efforts to quickly release modern popular aircraft like AH-64 seems to hint otherwise. Well, at least AH-64 is somethi
  14. According to a much more recent quote from Kate Perederko, it appears to be as good as cancelled unfortunately. Simon Pearson, as far as I recall in the same interview you have quoted, said that century series are not in consideration at all too. It is clear ED has switched direction a few years ago to do all the most modern "crowd pleaser" that average customer will buy, and will sell more, unfortunately. Well at least we are finally getting the Hind sometime soonish...
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