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Old 09-19-2014, 10:11 AM   #1
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Default DCS: Vampire and DCS: Meteor Classic Jets Collection Announcement!

VEAO Simulations Ltd, London, England. 19 September 2014

VEAO Simulations Ltd are excited to announce that we are in contract to produce two British iconic jet aircraft for DCS; the Dehavilland Vampire and the Gloster Meteor within our Classic Jets Collection.

Vampire
The Dehavilland Vampire is a classic British jet which actually made its first flight in 1943, The variant we will be focusing on initially is the Fb5, a single seat fighter bomber which served with the RAF and a variety of other countries. Capable of carrying a variety of bombs or rockets or being equipped with fuel tanks for extra range, this twin boom fighter was utilised in the Royal Air Force for over a decade in a variety of roles including being the first jet powered aircraft to complete a carrier landing!

The Vampire saw combat in Malaya with the RAF as well as many smaller conflicts around the world with other air forces.

With a range of over 1200 miles the Vampire was a versatile and capable aircraft and we look forward to being able to present her to you in 2015!

Meteor
The Gloster Meteor was the first British jet fighter. Taking its first flight in 1943 the Meteor saw combat in World War 2 firstly with 616 Squadron. With nearly 4000 produced the affectionately nicknamed "Meatbox" due to its interesting aerodynamic behaviour was a favourite amongst fighter pilots for years.
Commonly mistaken for an Me262 in flight, the Meteor claimed over 40 confirmed kills during the war so can you survive the gauntlet of being the first to engage the enemy successfully in combat?

We will be focussing on the F3 Variant of the Meteor, armed with 4 x 20mm cannons and a variety of bombs and rockets the Meteor is capable of completing a variety of missions.

Give yourself the chance to fly the first operational Allied Jet aircraft. We look forward to bringing the Gloster Meteor to DCS in 2015!

Development Team
The Vampire and Meteor will both be fully interactive Advanced Systems Modelled (ASM) cockpits and External Flight Models (EFM) to Professional level.

New forums will be opened up shortly so keep an eye out for the first iterations of eye candy.

We also have a new team set up to deliver these iconic aircraft and future aircraft in the collection, so as not to impede work on existing and other future projects.

Chris, Pete and the Classic Jets Collection Team.

About the Vampire:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Vampire



About the Meteor:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloster_Meteor

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Old 09-19-2014, 10:15 AM   #2
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Just to follow on to Chris' post above its a great day for DCS.

Work is beavering away on these aircraft already and I look forward to being able to show you some nice stuff goodies in the near future.

When the new sub forums are up I will do the normal Q&A etc so you can all ask those burning questions

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Old 09-19-2014, 10:28 AM   #3
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this is great news, I've loved the Vampire since I saw one at an airshow as a kid. Its fought in several conflicts as well which should give some ideas for theatres.
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Seriously?! How about getting one aircraft out before announcing what else is in the pipeline.
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Wonderful news, congratulations to the Team
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Seriously?! How about getting one aircraft out before announcing what else is in the pipeline.
Really?
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Seriously?! How about getting one aircraft out before announcing what else is in the pipeline.
Hi Jay,

The teams are completely seperate, The staff that are working on these cant help with the problem with the Hawk or speed up development of the other aircraft in production.

We actually have nearly 30 staff on various projects now, but due to the way modules are developed more people doesnt mean that something is done faster.

You can see development for P-40F and Bearcat has been going along quite nicely while Hawk is on the verge of release aside from one last bug

Typhoon is in the middle of a major re-model but expect to see alot more of that in 2015

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Seriously?! How about getting one aircraft out before announcing what else is in the pipeline.
What a gem of philosophical wisdom!

VEAO have been excellent at communicating progress, and announcing future projects. What exactly is your beef? You'd prefer unfinished, buggy, amateurish module releases?

Do you know of any successful business that doesn't plan future projects, and keep their customer base informed?
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On a more positive note, VEAO, you just made my day again!

Keep up the good work, it is much appreciated.
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Great news!
Looking forward to these
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