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Old 09-14-2018, 04:16 PM   #11
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I'd love an awacs with 2 people driving and one talking to the fighters.
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Old 09-14-2018, 04:59 PM   #12
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I recently found a new article of the status of the KC-46. It is just barley going to enter service that is how new it is.


http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone...delivery-looms
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Old 09-14-2018, 05:13 PM   #13
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I'd love an awacs with 2 people driving and one talking to the fighters.

I would also like to see some sort of AWACS aircraft in DCS. But I don't think it could be anything based on an airliner because the only AWACS the USAF operates is the Boeing E-6 Sentry which is a large 4 engine aircraft based on the 707. Which by the way NATO also operates. Hopefully the USAF replaces the E-6 with the new E-767 in the future.

But maybe there might be a better chance of a smaller and cooler Naval AWACS such as the Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye to be added to the growing number of new Naval aircraft capable of operating off aircraft carriers.



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Old 09-14-2018, 06:04 PM   #14
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I love the idea of an E-2. Airtanker could be fun too but I just see directing fighters as more interesting.
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:15 PM   #15
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I love the idea of an E-2. Airtanker could be fun too but I just see directing fighters as more interesting.

I was searching for anything related to the E-2 Hawkeye in DCS and found the wishlist thread devoted to it. You should go show your support there also and keep it alive to get more people interested in it.


https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=151980
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:22 PM   #16
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So is it proven that DCS can only support two engines or less, or is it a rumor, cause otherwise a C-130 would be amazing.
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:33 PM   #17
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So is it proven that DCS can only support two engines or less, or is it a rumor, cause otherwise a C-130 would be amazing.

I am not sure how true that is. If anything that might have been the case with the old engine but that might have changed with DCS 2.5. DCS would be limiting them selves if they did not support it. Like how are they ever going to do a B-1 Lancer if DCS is not able to fully support all functions.


Plus Razbam had asked followers on their FB page a while ago what non combat airplane they would like to see and the most requested was the C-130 because of the many variants and mission possibilities.
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:54 AM   #18
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Ik but we got small runways
Do AI tankers have shorter takeoff runs? Cause we already have AI KC-135 taking off from our maps...

I don't know exactly about the two engines limit, but I imagine a twin engine should be easier to develop, since all our modules have 2 engines max. It is always easier to do something already done than something brand new.

I like the e-2 idea; I'd prefer a tanker but the e-2 would be good as well (and for instance it perfectly fits with the tomcat).

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Old 09-15-2018, 01:58 PM   #19
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There is also a AWACS variant called the E-767 but only Japan operates them.

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Don't forget the Italians also bought KC767's.





Rumor has it they put an espresso machine in the galley.

BTW they guy flying the BUFF in that top picture had the desk right next to me when it was taken.
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Old 09-15-2018, 03:58 PM   #20
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May not be a twin engine tanker, but its a four engine centreline layout and one of the smoothest aircraft to fly in.

VC-10 KC-3

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vicker...ea_Lofting.jpg

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