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Old 04-23-2018, 01:55 AM   #1
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Default What year of jet is the DCS F/A-18C based on?

As with most military aircraft, I'm sure the F/A-18C has gone through various upgrades and modifications throughout its service life.

I am now searching through airliners.net's image library for photos of the same "version" of the F/A-18C modeled in this DCS module. Any thoughts as to what year and bureau number ranges I should be searching for?

Link: http://www.airliners.net/search?airc...display=detail

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Old 04-23-2018, 02:25 AM   #2
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https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=168861
https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c...planes/hornet/
Mid 2000 AFAIK, Lot 20, Block 51, 165399 thru 165408 (10 aircraft)
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Old 04-23-2018, 02:40 AM   #3
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Amazing. Thank you sir.
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http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA-N...rnet/1927343/L
http://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/...2299.jpg?v=v40
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This will be a great fakey pairing with Harrier for the late 90's Kosovo campaign once Tomcat hits the streets!!
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I noticed that some of the aircraft in the 165399 to 165408 range are Marines rather than Navy. Are there any differences between the Marines and Navy F/A-18C?
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It actually seems to be specifically 165407, it's visible in this cockpit screenshot bottom right (below the hook).



Looks like it's this one: http://www.airfighters.com/photosearch.php?reg=165407

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Old 04-23-2018, 09:01 AM   #8
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Do we know which one is that in RL?
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This will be a great fakey pairing with Harrier for the late 90's Kosovo campaign once Tomcat hits the streets!!
Sure just rember that despite its production date this isn't a late 90s bird.

With upgrades it has its circa 2005 era hornet. Same goes for the harrier n/a. It's very obvious it is a 2000s harier since the displays are not Mpcd's but lcd display (ampcd) like the bottom lower display on the hornet
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Do we know which one is that in RL?
Yep... It was with VFA-131, but as of Aug 17 it was unmarked with VFA-106 (AD-354)
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