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Old 10-03-2019, 12:40 AM   #21
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DCS: F-16C Viper – Airborne Radar and AIM-120 Overview



In this DCS: F-16C Viper video, it’s time to review the basics of the air-to-air radar. We’ll review Range While Scan (RWS), Situational Awareness Mode (SAM), and Single-Track Target (STT) mode. As the product continues development in parallel with the F/A-18C Hornet, we will be adding other radar modes like Track While Scan (TWS) and RAID/EXPAND. We’ll also look at the basics of using the AIM-120 air-to-air missile with radar guidance.

This is based on a USAF F-16C Block 50 circa 2007 and may be a bit different than you are used to.

We plan to release our Viper on 3 October 2019. As such, the 20% discount will end shortly.

Pre-order now and save 20% on our e-Shop at:
https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c...modules/viper/

Or, Steam at:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1...CS_F16C_Viper/
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:41 AM   #22
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DCS: F-16C Viper – Close Air Combat



In this DCS: F-16C Viper video we’ll explore the basics of using the Viper within visual range air combat. This includes the EEGS gun funnel, the AIM-9 Sidewinder, Air Combat Maneuvering (ACM) radar modes, the Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS), and the Dogfight Switch.

This is based on a USAF F-16C Block 50 circa 2007 and may be a bit different than you are used to. This is specifically true with the Dogfight mode HUD as it has changed greatly in later years.

We plan to release our Viper on 3 October 2019. As such, the 20% discount will end shortly.

Pre-order now and save 20% on our e-Shop at:
https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c...modules/viper/

Or, Steam at:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1...CS_F16C_Viper/
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DCS: F-16C Viper – Release Trailer



On 3 October 2019 we will be releasing our DCS: F-16C Viper into early access. This has been a rapid development due to an incredibly hard-working team and the technology and knowhow created for the Hornet. Both products will now move ahead in parallel and benefit from each other.

The initial release will be on the Open Beta version of DCS World. Later, it will be released on the “Stable” version.

Thank you so much for the support and encouragement during this development!

Please note that the pre-order discount will be ending within the next 24 hours.

Pre-order now and save 20% on our e-Shop at:
https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c...modules/viper/

Or, Steam at:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1...CS_F16C_Viper/
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Old 10-03-2019, 03:36 PM   #24
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Viper Launch Day!

Welcome to DCS: F-16C Viper launch day everyone! The Viper will be released sometime today (Moscow time). The team is very busy setting everything up for both the DCS World e-Shop and Steam releases.

As with all new releases and updates, the Viper will first be released in Open Beta. If you don't already have it installed, you can find it here:

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c...ds/world/beta/

Once we are confident that there are no crashbugs, we will then move to the "stable" version (hence the term stable).

Please also note that is very much the early state of early access! so there will be bugs and plenty of new features to add during the open-development period. This will be in parallel to the Hornet.

Thanks and have fun!

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Old 10-14-2019, 06:48 PM   #25
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DCS: F-16C Viper - Controls Setup



Although we included default control profiles for many popular joysticks and throttles, we could not do them all and you may wish to modify the supplied profiles. This video is was created to provide a core-understanding of how to set up your controls to match that of a real F-16C Hands on Throttle and Stick (HOTAS).
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DCS: F-16C - Quick Startup



In the earlier Viper startup video, it was a long and detailed procedure. Although by-the-book, there may be times when you just want to get in the air as fast as possible from a ramp start. This video is one potential process.
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DCS: F-16C Viper - Preliminary IFF



In our next Viper update, we will include a preliminary version of the Identify Friend or Foe (IFF) system of the F-16C. This is done using short (SCAN) and long (LOS) left presses of the Target Management Switch (TMS). This will then display a green circle and 4 (mode 4) if the contact on the radar display is friendly. If there is no response, then the contact is unknown/hostile.

Later, we will add more functions to the IFF system like other modes, time of day settings, and more. This preliminary version will now allow you to determine friend from foe outside of visual range.
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One of the big focus items for the Viper is the air-to-air radar with immediate focus on:

1- Track While Scan (TWS) mode
2- Contact refresh rate in SAM
3- Dual Track Target mode for SAM

Items like TWS and SAM/LTWS refresh will then help bring new functions to the Hornet radar.
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