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Default DCS: F/A-18C Hornet FAQ

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet FAQ
Updated on 30 May 2018

Q: When will the Hornet be released?
A: The early access version is available now at: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c...odules/hornet/

Q: Will the Hornet also be available on Steam?
A: Certainly, and we plan to release it and the Persian Gulf map for Steam on Friday, the 1st of June 2018.

Q: What weapons and sensors will be included?
A: Please consult the detailed list here: https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php...4&postcount=13

Q: Will carrier operations be included?
A: Yes! A new Nimitz-class aircraft carrier is available.

Q: Will the Hornet be able to share datalink information with the A-10C?
A: Once we implement Link-16, this is something we will certainly explore using the A-10C gateway datalink capability. The A-10C uses SADL, not Link-16.

Q: Will the Hornet be able to communicate with the JTAC?
A: Yes, but this will come after the initial Early Access release.

Q: Will a cockpit-view pilot be provided?
A: Yes

Q: Will nuclear weapons be available for the Hornet?
A: No

Q: Will there be an option for a Hornet with no pylons?
A: Yes, but probably not for Early Access release. That will come later.

Q: What graphics settings and hardware are used for the Hornet non-trailer videos?
A: Maximum graphics settings except mirrors off, road traffic to low, and depth of field off. Hardware is: i7 6700K, 32 GB RAM, GTX 1080ti, Windows 10, 1TB SSD, TM Warthog stick with extension / TWCS Throttle, and Track IR 5 with default settings.

Q: What are the required system specifications?
A: Minimum system requirements: OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i3 at 2.8GHz; RAM: 8 GB; Free hard disk space: 60 GB; Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 / ATI R9 280X DirectX11); requires internet activation.
Recommended system requirements: OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i5+ at 3+ GHz; RAM: 16GB; Hard disk space: 60 GB on Solid State Drive (SSD); Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / ATI R9 Fury DirectX11 or better; Joystick; requires internet activation.

Q: Will interactive training missions be included?
A: Yes, seven at early access launch, and more following.

1- Introduction and Basic Controls
2- Cold Start
3- Taxi and Takeoff
4- HSI Overview and TACAN / ADF Navigaton
5- Waypoint Navigation
6- VFR Airfield Straight In Landing
7- VFR Airfield Overhead Pattern Landing

Q: What skins are planned?
A: For the Early Access release, many skins will be provided and include the following forces:
US Navy
US Marine Corps

Q: Will the early access Hornet be released to the DCS World 2.5 Open Beta or Stable version first?
A: As with all early access products, we always release to the DCS World Open Beta first.
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