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Old 07-28-2017, 02:18 PM   #101
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Default DCS World Newsletter - 28 July 2017



Spitfire: Epsom Campaign
The Epsom campaign for our Spitfire is now available!

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Fly the legendary Spitfire LF Mk. IX over Normandy in June 1944 as the allies attempt to break out of the D-Day landing beachheads. Battle German forces in the air and on the ground as the allies push south over 12 missions south of the Juno and Gold landing beaches. The missions consist of a combination of armed reconnaissance, intercepts, and directed ground attacks.

For this campaign, we teamed up with the greatly respected “Bunyap”, who has created an amazing level of detail and content for the briefings and historical background. All missions and flights in the campaign are based on actual missions down to the squadrons, targets, locations, times, weather, flak locations, etc. We believe this will be the most historically accurate portrayal of World War II air combat in a PC flight simulation.

Key Features:
  • 12 historic missions taken from detailed accounts of Operation Epsom
  • Detailed briefing and briefing images, including separate PDF mission files
  • Unique kneeboard graphics for each mission
  • Hundreds of specially recorded voice-over messages to recreate the actual callsigns and accents
  • A wide array of missions included armed reconnaissance, intercepts and ground attack
  • Takes advantage of new AI features like Flak avoidance and authentic formations

Localization:
Voiceovers: English
Briefings/Subtitles: English
Documentation: English

Note: In addition to DCS: Spitfire LF Mk.IX, this campaign also requires the DCS: Normandy 1944 Map / DCS: World War II Assets Pack.

DCS World 2.1.1 Update 1 Available
To support the release of the Epsom Campaign and make some needed changes, we have also released the first update for DCS World 2.1.1.

You can read the complete changelog here.

Weekend Bundle Deal

For those that want to jump into the Epsom Campaign but do not have the required assets, here is the perfect bundle for you! Get DCS: Spitfire LF Mk.IX + DCS: Normandy 1944 Map + DCS: World War II Assets Pack Bundle for a 40% off savings.



Find the bundle deal in the special section of DCS e-shop

This bundle deal starts today at 1500 GMT and will last until 7 August 2017 at 0900 GMT.
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DCS: World War II Assets Pack Update
In parallel with other DCS World War II improvements to the Normandy map, aircraft, interface, and AI, we are also hard at work adding new assets to the World War II Assets Pack. Today, we’d like to share the following images with you of what is in store for you.

E-boat Schnellboot type S-130 - WIP



Sd.Kfz.2 Kettenkrad - WIP



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Weekend Bundle Deal
For this week’s bundle deal, we are focusing on providing you the Red Flag experience. This 50% off bundle is only $59.99 and includes:
  • DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map
  • DCS: A-10C Warthog
  • F-15C for DCS World
  • A-10C: 16-2 Red Flag Campaign
  • F-15C: 16-2 Red Flag Campaign



This bundle deal starts today 1500 GMT and will last until 14 August 2017 at 0900 GMT.

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet Video
In our series of F/A-18C Hornet familiarization videos, we today have a tour of the Hornet cockpit:

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DCS World 2.1.1 Update 2

This week we released the second update to DCS World 2.1.1 which includes some important fixes like corrected cockpits lights for the P/TF-51D, MiG-29 and F-86F; allow full scrolling of the Normandy map when in the in-game F10 map, and corrected to VR tool tip crash. The C-101 and M-2000C teams have also included several improvements. We are hard at work on many other fixes and improvements to DCS World 2 and the Normandy 1944 map.

You can read the complete 2.1.1 Update 2 changelog here.

Please run DCS World 2 to automatically update, or you can select Update DCS World Open Alpha from your Windows Start Menu / Eagle Dynamics program group.


60% Off Bonus Deals

Starting today and lasting until 21 August at 0900 GMT, get 60% off modules participating in the bonus program.

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Updated Su-33 Video

As part of our continued efforts to update all of the Flaming Cliffs 3 aircraft, the Su-33 is receiving many improvements as outlined in our early newsletter on this subject. For today, we’re happy to show our updated Su-33 with improved flight dynamics landing on the new Kuznetsov aircraft carrier that is also in development. We believe this will be a great counterpart to our Hornet.

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Weekend Bundle Deals
This weekend we have three bundle deals that focus on the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map and three great Belsimtek modules. Each bundle is $59.99 USD and will be available starting today at 1500 GMT and will last until 28 August at 0900 GMT.
  • DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map + DCS: UH-1H Huey
  • DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map + DCS: F-5E Tiger II
  • DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map + DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight

Find these and all special offers at: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c...pecial_offers/

New US Trains for DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map
Although we have inner-city commuter trains in the Nevada map, we’ve lacked the inclusion of long-haul trains. Our team has been working on resolving this absent feature. We’ve included three images of the new train cars and locomotive coming to the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map.



WIP Screenshots

These will also be useful for future DCS World maps based in the United States.
Purchase the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map here: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c.../nttr_terrain/

DCS: Strait of Hormuz Map
In parallel with updating the Caucasus map, our map teams have been busy with the DCS: Strait of Hormuz Map. The team is making great progress with completing all of the airfields, adding additional details to the towns and cities, and refining the terrain details. Combined with the new lighting and rendering system, we are increasingly happy with the look and feel of this map. We continue to strive to make this map a close approximation of this region as possible.

Here are three images of the current state of this map.



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Su-33 for DCS World Coming Soon

Su-33 for DCS World is now available for pre-purchase! Normally priced at $14.99 USD, the Su-33 will be discounted to $11.99 while in pre-purchase, a 20% savings. The Early Access release is set for late-September 2017.



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Pre-purchase Su-33 for DCS World





Owners of DCS: Flaming Cliffs 3 will receive the Su-33 for FREE! Upon Early Access release of the Su-33 for DCS World, DCS: Flaming Cliffs 3 will be priced at $44.99 USD.

Features of this upcoming Su-33 update include:
  • Professional Flight Model (PFM)
  • More detailed and accurate simulation of the wing control surfaces that include the leading and trailing edge flaps and the differential ailerons. In addition to the conventional differential stabilizers, canard behavior has also been improved for more realistic behavior. The Flight Control System (FCS) will automatically reconfigure itself depending on the flight mode.
  • The adaptations that make the Su-33 aircraft carrier-capable have been updated and improved to include the wing-fold mechanism, reinforced landing gear struts, and the inclusion of high-gain nose wheel steering for use on crowded carrier decks.
  • The physical mechanisms by which the arrestor hook engages the aircraft carrier arrestor wire has been greatly improved. Correct physics have been applied to the arrestor wire and its’ interaction with the aircraft.
  • The engines now have a "special mode" that adds up to 12,800 kg of thrust (instead of the normal 12,500 kg of thrust). This mode also includes realistic operating time restrictions.
  • A new FCS mode used when aerial refueling has also been implemented. When in this mode and the control stick is released, the aircraft will automatically maintain level flight. This FCS mode allows fine-control and thus making it easier to make contact with the tanker within a pitch range of plus or minus 5 degrees and of a roll angle of plus or minus 10 degrees.
  • The Auto-Thrust Control (ATC) is used for automatic speed holding and can be fine-tuned with a set speed switch. This can be useful with landing on the carrier.
  • The automatic collision avoidance system ("Uvod" mode) is now included and allows safe nap-of-the-earth flying.


Announcing the P-51D: Charnwood Campaign

Created by the same team behind the Spitfire: Epsom Campaign, work is moving rapidly on this historically-based campaign for the P-51D over Normandy in July 1944. The Charnwood campaign reproduces missions P-51D missions flown in support of the allied breakout of Normandy. Given the Mustang’s combination of air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities (bombs and rockets), this campaign will offer a wealth of mission types and challenges. Each mission is based on a real mission, down to weather, times, squadrons, mission tasks, and allied and axis unit placement.

Coming Autumn 2017.



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DCS 1.5.7 Update 1 for Steam

This week we are updating the 1.5.7 version of DCS World for Steam and also offer two new campaigns:

DCS World Steam Store


Mi-8MTV2: The Border Campaign



"The Border" is the storyline campaign of a Russian Air-Force pilot flying the Mi-8MTV2 helicopter inside DCS World.

The player serves as a helicopter commander in the South Ossetia border area. In the course of 15 missions you’ll have to fly day and night sorties, deliver cargo and military personnel to remote outposts, land and pick up ground forces by helicopter, participate in special-forces raids conducted at the territory of the Republic.

Features of The Border campaign:
  • 15 adventurous single player missions.
  • 206 voiced radio dialogues in the campaign's missions.
  • Detailed mission briefings with flight plan pictures.
  • Russian localization includes voiceovers and subtitles.
  • English localization includes subtitles.

The DCS: Mi-8MTV2 is required to be installed.


A-10C: Stone Shield Campaign



A-10C: Stone Shield is a story-driven campaign that puts you in the cockpit of an A-10C Warthog as a USAF pilot assigned to the 445th Air Expeditionary Wing.

In 2015 Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Russia have announced the start of the "Caucasus-2015" military exercise. Intelligence analysis later reveals that the exercises is actually cover for Russia forces repositioning to the Abkhazian territory and further escalating tensions in the Caucasus region.

The 445th Air Expeditionary Wing and the 6th mechanized brigade have been deployed to Georgia as a response by NATO to counter Russia's military aggression against its peaceful neighbor.

Prepare yourself to face with the following tasks:
  • Providing precision airstrikes against enemy targets
  • Supporting Special Ops teams in tracking down and capturing dangerous militants
  • Providing on-call close air support for friendly forces and much more

The A-10C: Stone Shield campaign offers you a variety of challenging missions in which you must not only act as a tank killer, but also operate as a sniper making one shot and one kill engagements.

The DCS: A-10C Warthog is required to be installed.
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DCS World 1st of September Flash Sale
To celebrate Knowledge Day in Russia, we have a 50% off sale on several popular DCS World aircraft modules. This sale starts today 1500 GMT and will last until 4 September at 0900 GMT.
What is Knowledge Day?


DCS World 1st of September Bundle Deals
Also to commemorate the Knowledge Day, we are offering several new 60% off Bundle Deals! These bundle deals start today at 1500 GMT and will last until 11 September 2017 at 0900 GMT.


  • DCS: Flaming Cliffs 3 + DCS: Combined Arms
  • DCS: A-10C Warthog + DCS: Black Shark 2
  • Su-27 for DCS World + Su-27: Ultimate Argument Campaign
  • F-15C for DCS World + F-15C: Georgian War Campaign
Find these great bundles in the special offers section

F-15C: The Georgian War Campaign


"The Georgian War" is a fictional campaign created by Chris "Viper" Long and Baltic Dragon, and is inspired by real events that took place during the Russo-Georgian War of 2008.

Download From in the Campaign section of the DCS e-shop

This campaign puts you in the role of a pilot who arrives in Tbilisi as part of a small detachment intended to present the capabilities of the F-15C to the Georgian government, which has expressed interest in purchasing several airframes. You and your colleagues are caught by surprise when armed conflict breaks out. As the fighting escalates, your small group is drawn into the war.

Throughout the campaign's 16 missions, the authors recreate some of the real-life events that happened between the 8th and 13th of August 2008. The fictionalized events presented in this campaign are based on extensive research from numerous Western and Russian publications, interviews with people who were directly involved on both sides, and several visits to the ABL (Administrative Boundary Line) with South Ossetia. The campaign aims to capture the pivotal moments of the 2008 war from a military perspective.



Key Features:
  • 16 story-driven missions with some factual events from the 2008 Russo - Georgian war in the background
  • Historically - accurate descriptions of the situation on the ground and on the front line for the specific date and time when the mission takes place
  • Extensive briefings based on real life FRAGOs (Fragmentary Orders), as well as tactical maps
  • Over 1,500 custom voice-overs and thousands of triggers
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DCS World 2.1.1 and Content Now Available on Steam
Today we are happy to announce that DCS World 2.1.1 and associated DLC content are available on Steam. In order to install DCS World 2.1.1, please select to install the open alpha version from your Steam Library / Properties / BETAS window. From the “select the beta you would like to opt into:” drop down, please select the open alpha – Public alpha versions (2.x).

As part of the DCS World 2.1.1 release, we are also making available the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map. As DCS World 2.1.1 does NOT include the Caucasus map, the NEVADA map is a required DLC purchase to use DCS World 2.1.1. Additionally, we have released two campaigns for DCS World 2.1.1: A-10C: 16-2 Red Flag Campaign and F-15C: 16-2 Red Flag Campaign.

Please note that these DLCs use Steam Keys instead of Starforce keys. As such, this purchases cannot be activated on the DCS World e-Shop version.

DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map



Steam Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/41...ing_Range_Map/

The Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) has the largest contiguous air and ground space available for peacetime military operations in the free world. The NTTR is home to RED FLAG and other military exercises that include countries from around the world. The NTTR map for DCS World 2 includes Nellis AFB, Creech AFB and the infamous Groom Lake AFB (aka Area 51) and many other military and airfields in the region. This map also includes the city of Las Vegas, McCarran International Airport, and Hoover Dam.

Features:
  • 366,000 sq. kilometers that covers portions of Nevada, Utah, Arizona and California.
  • Highly detailed modelling of Nellis Air Force Base, Creech Air Force Base, McCarran International Airport, and the Area 51 facility.
  • Hoover Dam and Lake Meade.
  • All VOR and VORTAC radio navigation beacons.
  • High resolution mesh and textures around the detailed airbases.
  • The entire NTTR airspace as well as indication of all sub-ranges.
  • Las Vegas, Pahrump, Mesquite, Moapa, Indian Springs, Boulder City and other cities and towns in and nearby the NTTR. This also includes all major roads, railways, and power lines.

Please note that this DLC uses Steam Keys instead of Starforce keys. As such, this purchases cannot be activated on the DCS World e-Shop version.


A-10C: Red Flag Campaign
Steam Store Page:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/41...Flag_Campaign/

The A-10C: 16-2 Red Flag Campaign is a depiction of flying the A-10C "Warthog" during a typical Red Flag exercise in the skies over Nevada. This campaign includes extensive briefing, map, and lineup card PDF files for each mission and was designed in consultation with the renowned author Steve Davies.

All of the missions are based on input from pilots that have flown in Red Flag exercises and will provide you a challenge that will test even the most skilled virtual pilots.

F-15C: Red Flag Campaign
Steam Store Page:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/41...Flag_Campaign/

The F-15C 16-2 Red Flag Campaign is a depiction of flying the F-15C Eagle during a typical Red Flag exercise in the skies over Nevada. This campaign includes extensive briefing, map, and lineup card PDF files for each mission and was designed in consultation with the renowned author Steve Davies, the authority on the F-15C.

All of the missions are based on input from real F-15C pilots that have flown in Red Flag exercises and will provide you a challenge that will test even the most skilled virtual pilots.
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Belsimtek’s NS 430 Navigation System Now Available for DCS: Mi-8MTV2

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Developed by Belsimtek, The NS 430 GPS navigation system, is an optional add-on module for DCS World aircraft. Starting with DCS: Mi-8MTV2, the NS 430 provides powerful, yet intuitive, navigation and radio communications options to supplement the navigation and radio systems already integrated into our aircraft. The NS 430 is just one of several, planned expansions for the Mi-8MTV2. The NS 430 is particularly useful for older aircraft with less sophisticated navigation and communication systems.



The NS 430 was introduced in 1997 and quickly became aviation's most popular GPS. Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) capability was added in 2006. The sharp, clear display and intuitive button layout of the NS 430 made it the standard for general aviation around the world.

The DCS NS 430 includes:
  • Dozens of user interface screens
  • Chapter and Page layout functionality
  • Moving map capability
  • Serves as both a communications radio, navigation radio, and GPS receiver
  • Concentric knobs are used to navigate the various pages, scroll through data, and enter information
  • Options to configure to displays based on user preference

Ju-88 for DCS: World War II Assets Pack
For this week’s update, we are pleased to show some initial renders of the Ju-88 medium bomber of the Luftwaffe. The Ju-88 will be a welcome addition to the DCS World War II battlefield as both a target or an asset to defend.



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The F-5E: Aggressors Basic Fighter Maneuvers (BFM) Campaign Available on Steam
The F-5E Aggressors Basic Fighter Maneuvers (BFM) campaign puts you in the cockpit of an F-5E Tiger II, as a new Aggressor pilot with the 65th Aggressor Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base. This campaign is based on real world procedures you will fly as Red Air against Blue Air Forces.

Upon arrival, you will fly a familiarization flight around the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR). Then you will face a series of challenging Basic Fighter Maneuver (BFM) missions against similar and dis-similar aircraft. Your opponents include the F-4E, F-5E, F-14A, F-15C, F-16C, F/A-18C, M-2000C, MiG-29G, CF-188 and MiG-21.

There are over 1000 voice overs and over 45 pages of briefing material including the RED FLAG Spins, Red Forces In Flight Guide, Maps, Diagrams, Custom Knee boards, and Mission Data cards.

Please note that DCS: F-5E Tiger II and DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map are required to be installed and activated into the DCS World 2 Open Alpha for the campaign.

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Weekend Sales and Bundles
This weekend we have some rather large sales on the fantastic work Belsimtek has done on their helicopters. Particularly with the new Normandy 1944 Map and the upcoming Caucasus map update and the new Strait of Hormuz map, flying helicopters has never been so good in DCS World.

Starting today at 1500 GMT and lasting until 18 September at 0900 GMT, we are offering the following sales:
We are also offering two great Belsimtek helicopter bundles with campaigns with 65% off savings:
  • DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight + Mi-8MTV2: Oilfield Campaign
  • DCS: UH-1H Huey + UH-1H Argo Campaign



Find these bundles in the Special Offers page

A-10C: Tactical Training Qualification Campaign for Steam
A-10C: Tactical Training Qualification Campaign is now available purchase on Steam.
DCS World Steam Store: http://store.steampowered.com/app/223750/DCS_World/

The A-10C Tactical Training Qualification campaign puts you in the cockpit of an A-10C Warthog, and tests your ability to interact with JTACs, Airborne FACs, AC-130 Gunships and manage Close Air Support (CAS) assets.

Based on real world qualification requirements you will fly 15 performance check rides to execute against pre-defined performance objectives. If successful you will rate a Qualified rating and proceed to the next performance objective.



The campaign covers a number of key areas including FAC & JTAC Coordination, Stationary and Moving Target Tasking, Danger Close Tasking, SEAD Tasking, Deep Interdiction Tasking Day & Night, and Deep Interdiction Special Forces Coordination.

In addition you will work with additional CAS assets and cover SADL Datalink Engagement, CAS Mission Management Day & Night, Battlefield Air Interdiction Mission Management Day & Night, and Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) Mission Management Day & Night culminating in a final Simulated Combat Mission using everything you have learned in the previous missions.

Additionally 15 single player practice missions are provided so you can perfect your tactics, techniques and procedures.

There are over 1300 voiceovers and over 470 pages of briefing material including the A-10C Amplified Checklist, Blue Force In Flight Guide, Operation Agile Spirit SPINS, Maps, Target Diagrams, Mission Data Cards and Custom Kneeboards.

Please note that this campaign is for DCS World 1.5 and requires DCS: A-10C Warthog. This campaign also uses Steam keys.

DCS: AV-8B Night Attack by RAZBAM Update
This past week was an important milestone for RAZBAM’s AV-8B NA as it entered internal testing. Over the next several weeks, the module will be de-bugged, tuned, and added to in order to bring it to being available for pre-purchase and then its Early Access release.



Check our screenshot gallery to find more images of this beautiful machine that RAZBAM is brining to DCS World.
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Default DCS World Newsletter - 22 September 2017



Su-33 for DCS World Now Available
Owners of DCS: Flaming Cliffs 3 and those that pre-purchased the Su-33 can now update DCS World 1.5.7 open beta and receive the updated to the Su-33!
The Su-33 Early Access can also be purchased from our e-Shop



Features of this upcoming Su-33 update include:
  • Professional Flight Model (PFM)
  • More detailed and accurate simulation of the wing control surfaces that include the leading and trailing edge flaps and the differential ailerons. In addition to the conventional differential stabilizers, canard behavior has also been improved for more realistic behavior. The Flight Control System (FCS) will automatically reconfigure itself depending on the flight mode.
  • The adaptations that make the Su-33 aircraft carrier-capable have been updated and improved to include the wing-fold mechanism, reinforced landing gear struts, and the inclusion of high-gain nose wheel steering for use on crowded carrier decks.
  • The physical mechanisms by which the arrestor hook engages the aircraft carrier arrestor wire has been greatly improved. Correct physics have been applied to the arrestor wire and its’ interaction with the aircraft.
  • The engines now have a "special mode" that adds up to 12,800 kg of thrust (instead of the normal 12,500 kg of thrust). This mode also includes realistic operating time restrictions.
  • A new FCS mode used when aerial refueling has also been implemented. When in this mode and the control stick is released, the aircraft will automatically maintain level flight. This FCS mode allows fine-control and thus making it easier to make contact with the tanker within a pitch range of plus or minus 5 degrees and of a roll angle of plus or minus 10 degrees.
  • The Auto-Thrust Control (ATC) is used for automatic speed holding and can be fine-tuned with a set speed switch. This can be useful with landing on the carrier.
  • The automatic collision avoidance system ("Uvod" mode) is now included and allows safe nap-of-the-earth flying.

DCS: Flaming Cliffs 3 with 70% Off Bonus Deals
Today we are announcing 70% Bonus Deal for DCS: Flaming Cliffs 3. With the release of the updated Su-33, now is an opportune time to add DCS: Flaming Cliffs 3 to your DCS World stable of aircraft.



Bonus Deal will last from today at 1500 GMT and last until 2 October at 0900 GMT.

Purchase DCS: Flaming Cliffs 3 from our e-Shop

DCS: Spitfire LF Mk.IX Now Available on Steam
We are pleased to make our Spitfire LF Mk.IX available on Steam with a 10% launch savings!



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DCS: NS 430 Navigation System for DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Video



https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c...modules/ns430/

I believe this is also the first video showing the WIP new Caucuses map.
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