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What is the DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer update? 

 

This is a paid update to the existing DCS: A-10C Warthog to add new systems, features and fixes to usher in another 10 years of the most advanced simulation of the A-10C on the market.

 

How much will it be?

 

The full version of A-10C II will be $79.99 USD and the upgrade price will be just $9.99 USD for a limited time. After 1 month from release of the A-10C II, the upgrade price will increase to $19.99 USD. 

 

I already own the DCS: A-10C Warthog, do I need to buy this?

 

No, if you do not want to buy the upgrade, it will not be required. You will already see the benefits of improved cockpit 3D model and textures as well as other fixes to the A-10C. You will not have access to new features and systems that come with the upgrade.

 

Will A-10C II and the upgrade option be available on Steam?

 

Yes, we plan for both. 

 

Why do I have to pay for this, shouldn't it be free?

 

Many of the fixes and updates will be across our entire A-10 family, this can include the upgrade, the original A-10C and in some cases the A-10A. These fixes will be made and added free of charge. The paid version is for weapons and systems that required extra research, development and implementation to add.

 

What happens to my original A-10C if I buy the upgrade?

 

It will still be available to use as you remember it today (with addition fixes of course). You will still be able to use all the content and such you had before, you will simply have another module called the A-10C II in the game to use. 

 

What new features will come with the upgrade?

 

  • AGM-65L Laser Maverick
  • GBU-54 Laser JDAM
  • APKWS
  • Updated, weathered cockpit textures
  • Updated and improved external model
  • Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS)
  • Updated HOTAS commands
  • ARC-210 radio (not at EA release)
  • Updated 3D cockpit to remove TISL panel
  • New mission content
  • Adjusted flight dynamics (available to original A-10C as well)

 

Will there be an missions for the DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer?

 

Yes, we will have a mix of new, and updated missions for the the A-10C II.

 

Will my paid campaigns work with the new module?

 

This will be up to content creators if they choose to update their campaigns to the new module, other wise they will work as normal.

 

Why are you doing this, shouldn't you be working on the Hornet, Viper and other core issues?

 

The DCS: A-10C Warthog is an important module to DCS world, keeping it updated and relevant is very important to us, and to our users. This project is only being worked on by a few devs that were instrumental in the original A-10C, it has not affected any other project or core issues being addressed.

 

Where is my warning horn gone!?!?

 

From valued feedback of a real life A-10C pilot and huge DCS World fan, we have determined that the horn was never operating as it should. It should only sound during tests, and during activation of the gear handle. All other emergencies are only shown by the Master Caution light, no horn.

 

What about the missing thrust?

 

As above, the same valued feedback was given, and we determined that there were no issues with thrust, but issues with when wing stall and buffet was experienced. We have now tuned this, and the A-10C is performing much better than it ever has. These changes should be seen across all A-10s in the game. See the note from Wags here: https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php?p=4489630&postcount=65

 

 

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DCS: A-10C II Tank Kller - Introduction and Laser-Maverick

 

 

In this A-10C II Tank Killer video, we’ll introduce the primary features of this update and instruct on use of the AGM-65L laser-guided Maverick. A-10C II Tank Killer will be released by the end of September 2020.

 

For the first month after release, existing A-10C Warthog customers can update for just $9.99. After one month, the price will increase to $19.99. For those that don’t own A-10C Warthog, you’ll be able to purchase the complete A-10C II Tank Killer for $79.99.

 

A-10C II Tank Killer will have the following, primary features:

 

1- New weapons like the AGM-65L laser-Maverick, the GBU-54 laser-JDAM, and the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System laser-guided rocket.

2- The Helmet Mounted Cueing System, or HMCS.

3- Updated cockpit and external model graphics.

4- Improved flight dynamics

5- Updated HOTAS commands.

 

Following the initial release, we will also add the more modern ARC-210 radio.

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DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer - GBU-54 Laser-JDAM

 

 

In this DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer video, we’ll look at the GBU-54 laser-JDAM. The GBU-54 is 500-pound class bomb with options for INS/GPS and laser-homing guidance. It can be loaded on all 1760 smart racks.

 

While INS/GPS allows you to launch-and-leave and the ability to engage through cloud and smoke cover, the laser-guidance provides increased accuracy and the ability to engage moving targets. It’s up to you to determine the best guidance based on the engagement.

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DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer - Laser Guided Rockets

 

 

In this DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer video, we’ll look at the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, or APKWS laser-guided rocket. The APKWS consists of either M151 or M282 2.75-inch rocket mated with a laser guidance kit.

 

Based on a laser- designation from your targeting pod our an offboard laser-designation source, the APKWS, also referred to as the AGR-20A, can have pinpoint accuracy on targets out to around 5 miles.

 

The M151 version has a high explosive warhead and the M282 version has a penetrator warhead. Both versions are ideal against unarmored and lightly armored targets. However, the AGR-20A is not designed to defeat tank armor.

 

Seven APKWS rockets are carried in each LAU-131 rocket pod.

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Coming 30 September 2020!

 

DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer is the follow-on to the renowned DCS: A-10C Warthog, and it brings many improvements and new additions like the latest weapons, a helmet-mounted sight, and new graphics.

 

The A-10C is the premier Close Air Support (CAS) aircraft of the United States, and it saw extensive use in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tank Killer brings you the most realistic PC simulation of the A-10C that includes the accurately simulated flight dynamics, avionics, sensors, and weapon systems. You also have the option to play Tank Killer in "Game" mode for a casual game experience. Fly missions against and with a wide array of air, land, and sea forces. Create your own missions and campaigns with the included Mission and Campaign Editor and fly with and against friends online using the included online game browser.

 

The A-10C is most noted for its powerful 30mm rotary cannon, durability and pilot protection, long endurance times, and a massive arsenal of weapons that includes guided and unguided bombs, rockets, guided-missiles, guided-rockets, and more. Be the bane of every hostile tank commander.

 

Get your Brrrrrrrrt on!

 

Key features:

 

A-10C II adds new weapons that include the Advanced Precision Kill Weapons System (APKWS), AGM-65L laser-Maverick, and GBU-54 laser-guided JDAM.

New cockpit with options for factory-fresh or wear-and-tear textures.

“Scorpion” Helmet-Mounted Integrated Cueing System (HMCS).

ARC-210 radio (coming soon).

Updated external model with improved textures and materials.

Fly the A-10C “Warthog” in either realistic or game modes.

Fly missions in either the Black Sea region or one of the many DLC maps like the Persian Gulf, Syria, and more.

Multiplayer cooperative and head-to-head.

Feature-rich Mission and Campaign editors allow user created content.

The most realistic flight dynamics ever done for a PC simulation.

Huge array of land, air, and sea units to flight along and against.

Fully interactive Forward Air Controller (FAC) that helps you find targets.

 

Thank you for your passion and support.

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DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer | Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS)

 

 

In this final preview video for DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer, we’ll look at the new Helmet Mounted Cueing System, or HMCS. The HMCS consists of several sub-systems, but we’ll focus on the Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) and the Profile Editor in this video.

 

The HMCS provides excellent situational awareness and the ability to cue weapons and sensors by just looking at the target and setting a designation. Please note though that his is not the same helmet implementation as for the Viper and Hornet systems; it is in many ways far superior in the air-to-ground mode.

 

HMCS HOTAS Commands

 

Display Management Switch (DMS)

 

Forward Short Increase HMD Brightness

Forward Long Increase HMD Brightness

Aft Short Decrease HMD Brightness

Aft Long Decrease HMD Brightness

Left Short Display Right MFCD TGP Video

Left Long HMD On/Off

Right Short Cycle HMCS Profiles

Right Long Slave TGP to HMCS Line of Sight

 

Target Management Switch (TMS)

 

Forward Short Hook Symbol Under Crosshair

Forward Long Make Hooked Object or HDC SPI

Aft Short Unhook Symbol

Aft Long Reset SPI to Steerpoint

Left Short Acknowledge WCN

Left Long Broadcast SPI

Right Short Create Mark Point at HDC

Right Long Make Last Mark Point SPI

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A-10C II Tank Killer live now!

 

ED Eshop

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/shop/modules/tank_killer/

 

If you already own the A-10C discount is applied at checkout 

 

 

Steam Users

 

Full price

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1417260/DCS_A10C_II_Tank_Killer/

 

Upgrade version if you already own A-10C on steam - Note: A-10C required for A-10C II upgrade

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1431030/DCS_A10C_II_Tank_Killer_Upgrade/ 

 

Thank you we hope you all enjoy!

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Hi all

 

Please find below the link for the A-10C II manual

 

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/downloads/documentation/warthog_2_flight_manual_en/

 

It can also be found in DCS World OpenBeta\Mods\aircraft\A-10C_2\Doc

 

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Flight Model improvements

 

Hello all,

 

We have recently fine tuned the A-10C flight model characteristics and we have taken

this opportunity of presenting Dima Yo-yo’s A-10C Flight Improvements report for your

consideration.

 

The instantaneous turn rate was tested and improved. It was noticed during this test

that maintaining near-stall AoA was a bit tricky due to buffeting.

 

We have tuned our buffeting model to match the reference charts and then, the tests

were conducted again in the same conditions. Load factor fluctuations are now gone,

resulting in the ability to maintain near-stall AoA.

 

Report on A-10C Flight Improvements.

 

Thank you for your passion and support.

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Hello everyone,

 

For the November 5, 2020 DCS World Open Beta update, we have several new and corrected features coming for the A-10C II Tank Killer. This video demonstrates some of most important changes. A complete list of changes will be provided in the upcoming change log.

 

 

 

We hope you all enjoy,

 

Thank you

 

 

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DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer | Maverick Space Stabilize

 

In the 2.7 update for DCS World, we will introduce space stabilization for the optically guided Maverick versions using the Display Management Switch (DMS).

While holding the DMS switch forward, the Maverick will enter space stabilization mode and allow you to slew the seeker more easily onto a target.

While in space stabilization, the Maverick seeker will stabilize along a heading, but will mover forward at the same speed as the aircraft.

By placing the Maverick seeker crosshair over a target and releasing the DMS switch, the seeker will attempt to acquire a tracking lock on the target.

 

Key Command from Controls / A-10C II Real / HOTAS

 

HOTAS DMS Forward: Home

 

Thank you

The ED team

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