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Old 08-06-2019, 10:02 AM   #1
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Default Combat Simulation - Where to Begin ?

Hi,

I want to slowly start getting into the world of modern air combat. I have vast experience in civilian simulation, which doesn't mean much here...

I own DCS + Nevada + L39 + A-10 + Oculus rift.

Please help

Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-06-2019, 10:08 AM   #2
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Well, just do what you do in civilian simulation, because before you get to the weapon systems and such you need to be able to fly the combat aircraft just like you need to be able to fly a civilian aircraft. So jump in the cockpit and lets go!
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Old 08-06-2019, 11:42 AM   #3
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It depends on what kind of knowledge you have on combat systems, threars, etc.. but my recommendation would be to:

1- Complete all the training tutorials coming with the A10, get an overall knowledge on how everything works

2-Watch youtube channels that covers tutorials, for example the grim reapers or bunya sims are a good place to start specially for the a10 and general combat topics

3 - Read the manual
4 - Use these forums
5 - if you the time, join a virtual squadron, lots of nice people eager to explain you and guide you through the basics

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Old 08-06-2019, 02:34 PM   #4
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Personally I'm starting out by getting comfortable flying the aircraft between locations and running the basic aviate/navigate mechanics. After that I'm going to start on weapon employment until I can reliably run them under training conditions. Then I'm going to start adding in various combat elements, etc etc.

A different option is to dive into the deep end and start a dynamic campaign and focus on surviving missions: https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=191858

You can do both, or something in between.

I also gather there are some online training squadrons that are entirely based around learning to fly and fight. Depends on how you learn best.
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:22 PM   #5
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The L39 is vastly simpler than the A10, so I'd get the basics down with it first. Unfortunately not much will translate between the two platforms, but the L39 is a good trainer for the Mig19/21.
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Old 08-06-2019, 06:00 PM   #6
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I highly recommend joining a squadron and get training. What timezone/country are you in ?
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Old 08-07-2019, 04:07 PM   #7
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Start with tutorials to learn aircraft basics as described above. After that I'd dive into the Mission Editor. It will take you some time to learn it, there are guides on youtube to help with that. However you can get the basics down fairly quickly.


Place your plane on the map, set its skill to "Player" so that you will be in control of it. Select your weapons. Then place targets for you to practice on. I'd suggest unarmed targets or static objects because they won't shoot back and the latter includes some large and easy to find objects like helipad FARP's.


You can fly your custom mission to practice whatever aspect of combat you like, and as you learn more you can expand the mission to explore other aspects of combat flying.
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Old 08-11-2019, 02:36 AM   #8
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If you have the L-39, the campaign (paid) is a great way to learn it.
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Old 08-11-2019, 10:04 AM   #9
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As USA Recon said, find a multiplayer group that'll be willing to train you up, they exist and you'll have more fun talking and joking with them while you "accidentally" learn the things your practicing with them.
Don't be intimidated, we were all beginners at some point and some groups really will be happy to take the time to teach you what you need to know.
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Originally Posted by ypaul View Post
Hi,

I want to slowly start getting into the world of modern air combat. I have vast experience in civilian simulation, which doesn't mean much here...

I own DCS + Nevada + L39 + A-10 + Oculus rift.

Please help

Thanks in advance.

Paul
Since you have Nevada and the A-10C. I'd start with this:

http://www.476vfightergroup.com/down...do=file&id=287

and this:

http://www.476vfightergroup.com/down...do=file&id=403


The First link is to a MOD that adds the Nellis Range Targets to your game.

The Second link is to missions with the various Ranges populated with the targets added by the First link. The Maps also have various Nav Points and Fixes to use with the Navigation system when you get to that point.

http://www.476vfightergroup.com/show...Public-Release

If ya need more help just ask.

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Thanks in advance.

Paul
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