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DCS: Syria

 

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12 June 2020

 
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,
:pilotfly:
 
This week our third-party partner Ugra Media announces DCS: Syria as a new addition
coming soon to DCS World. This will be one of the most complex and asset-rich terrains
available and is the first third party module to be written using our updated code base.
 
Another update to DCS World Open Beta has launched this week with the goal of optimising
some of our older modules and enhancing the user experience as a whole.
 
A special thank you to the growing number of developers, Community and partners who
contribute so passionately. You make our dreams come true.
 
Thank you for your energy and support and as always, fly safe.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

Syria

A DCS World Terrain

 

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This week our third-party Ugra Media announced that DCS: Syria is approaching it’s final

stages of development. This map covers most of the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea,

it includes several climatic zones and territories of 5 states - Syria, Israel, Lebanon,

Turkey and Jordan.

 

Since the times of Ancient Egypt, the Roman and Ottoman empires, large-scale wars were

fought across these lands. Thousands of years ago these battles were fought with swords

and arrows, today these areas have become the theatres of grandiose air combat simulation.

 

During the Arab-Israeli confrontation, Soviet MiGs, American Phantoms and French Mirages

fought here. And today almost the entire arsenal of DCS combat aircraft and helicopters rise

into the sky above this territory.

 

DCS Syria will bring 32 aerodromes including the international airports of Damascus, Beirut,

Adana and Haifa.

 

Check out the Ancient Palmyra districts Development Screenshots.

 

 

 

Open Beta

Updated DCS World 2.5.6

 

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We have been enhancing the core of DCS World. With your feedback and the release of

DCS: The Channel, we have been able to streamline texture and save game pre-loading.

We are still working on the F/A-18C Hornet and F-16C Viper features and will share more

information at a later date.

 

Two Open Beta Updates were published, our focus has been on some earlier DCS World

modules, with the aim of setting the standard across our range of modules. Various

Second World War campaigns by Reflected Simulations have been updated and now

include the P-47D Thunderbolt as an AI aircraft. This includes the LF Mk.IX Spitfire The Big Show Campaign.

 

The F-14B Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations has received aerodynamic updates and

increased compatibility with DCS: Supercarrier.

 

The MiG-21bis first phase cockpit build was pushed to fix bugs in the external model.

The volumetric lights for the gauges are new and we look forward to your feedback

regarding any FPS loss.

 

You can read the Full Changelogs here

 

 

 

Night Attack

AV-8B N/A V/STOL

 

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The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) DCS: AV-8B Night Attack V/STOL is a single-engine

ground-attack aircraft of the second generation Harrier Jump Jet family.

 

The Spanish and Italian Navy both actively operate the AV-8B V/STOL. The Night Attack

was first seen causing real havoc with the United States Marine Corps during the Gulf War

of 1991. Since then it has served in multiple large operations, most notably the Iraq War

of 2003 where 60 AV-8Bs were involved in over 2,000 sorties and enabled 24-hour ground

force support. The marvellous machine continues to provide exceptional realism and withholds

many features a Hornet Pilot could only dream of.

 

Capable of vertical or short takeoff and landing (V/STOL), the Anglo-American development is

the perfect addition to your aircraft-carrier compatible modules.

 

Check out the AV-8B Night Attack

 

 

 

Thank you again for your passion and support,

 

Kind regards,

 

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Summer Sale

 

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19 June 2020
 
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilot, partners and friends,
:pilotfly:
 
In cooperation with our third-party partner Heatblur, a free trial event for the AJS-37
Viggen and the F-14A/B Tomcat will take place between the 19th and the 25th of June.
We hope this will give you an opportunity to give these majestic aircraft a try. Sadly this
offer is limited to the Eshop version and not available on Steam.
 
On the 17th of June, we delivered a hotfix to DCS World Open Beta (OB) that primarily
covered issues related to the AJS-37 Viggen and F-14 Tomcat in preparation for the
Free Trial. Read the
 
In response to some of the recent complaints pertaining to the recent two Open Beta
updates, we have decided to focus our efforts on bug-fixing for the coming four weeks.
We will also be slowing down the OB releases in the future in order to permit broader
QA and testing. We hope that this will improve stability and diminish some of the
frustrations that many of you have felt, especially in multiplayer.
 
We are glad to announce the DCS World Summer Sale 2020 has started and will run
until the 13th of July. For DCS World Steam Edition, the sale will start on the 25th
and end on the 9th of July at 10:00 PST.
 
We thank you for your passion and support and as always, fly safe.
 
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

Heatblur

Free Trials

 

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Both their aircraft are available with free trial access from the 19th of June 00:00:00 UTC

until the 25th of June 10:00:00 PST.

 

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a two-crew, variable wing-geometry, naval air superiority

fighter. It has a highly-detailed cockpit and external model that has been built using laser

scanning and photogrammetry taken from real, museum F-14 Tomcats. Download now

 

The AJS-37 Viggen was the backbone of the Swedish Airforce during the Cold War.

It includes an advanced RM-8A jet engine modelling with thrust reverser, compressor

surges and stalls. Sophisticated high-resolution air-to-ground radar technology modelling

of the PS-37/A radar that uses multiple radar amplifications and filter settings, obstacle

detection mode, memory mode and Air-to-Air mode. It is an excellent module with superb

low-level performance and maritime strike capabilities. Fly free now

 

For feedback and discussion please visit this thread.

 

 

 

Open Beta

Hotfixes

 

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We are working on upgrading the schedule of DCS World Open Beta releases and the

approach we use for release preparation and delivery and look forward to sharing more

information with you soon.

 

This week we primarily pushed DCS: F-14B by Heatblur Simulations hotfixes in

preparation for the free trial event.

 

Last week we ran into some difficulties with busy multiplayer servers in DCS World.

We are aware of all these issues and are working to provide a more bug-free and

reliable environment. We have also been working on virtual reality performance issues.

 

Read the full changelog

 

 

 

Sunny Side Up

DCS World Summer Sale 2020

 

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As the weather heats up in the northern hemisphere, we are pleased to announce the

DCS World Summer Sale 2020. Our E-shop Sale will run from the 19th of June until the

13th of July at midnight GMT. For our Pilots who fly in the DCS World Steam Edition,

the Summer Sale will start on the 25th of June 10:00 PST and finish on the 9th of July 10:00 PST.

 

The F-14 Tomcat by Healtblur Simulations will have a 17% discount. The JF-17 Thunder

by Deka Ironworks will have: $15.00 USD discount on our E-shop and will receive a 20%

discount on Steam.

 

All Campaigns by Reflected Simulations will have a 25% discount:

Spitfire LF Mk.IX The Big Show Campaign

Bf 109 K-4 Jagdflieger Campaign

P-51D: The Blue Nosed Bastards of Bodney Campaign

F-86F Hunters over the Yalu Campaign

 

Some exceptions from the Summer Sale include our most recent releases and Early Access

Modules, which will continue to benefit from the 20% EA discount:

DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt: 20% off

DCS: The Channel: 20% off

DCS: Supercarrier: 20% off

 

We hope that this will be a valuable opportunity for you to add some serious stuff to your

hangar and expand your knowledge of DCS World.

 

Check Modules

 

Thank you again for all your passion and support.

 

Kind regards,

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DCS World Bug Fixing

 

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26 June 2020
 
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,
:pilotfly:
 
The last few months have been tough for all of us as we adapt to new workplaces
and routines. Over the coming weeks, we will focus on bug-fixing with our internal
and external beta-testers to provide a more reliable environment.
 
We are pleased to announce the initial development of the Freya and Würzburg-Riese
Second World War military radars. These radars can be used to detect aircraft in both
online and offline missions as we continue to improve realism on the battlefield. We will
be sharing a release date at a later stage.
 
For our pilots who fly on DCS World Steam Edition, the Summer Sale has finally started
and will end on the 9th of July at 10:00 PST.
 
DCS World Multiplayer Events;
June 27th
14:00
 
June 27th
19:00
 
We encourage you to sign up to these upcoming events:
 
11th of July
18:00
Briefing is 30 minutes earlier
 
18th of July
(F-5E & AJS-37 VS MIG-21 & MIG-19) 19:00
Briefing is 30 minutes earlier
 
*all times are in GMT.
 
 
Thank you for your passion and support.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
The Eagle Dynamics Team
 

 

 

 

Bug Killer

Beta Testing

 

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After the last two Open Beta (OB) releases, we received motivating feedback from our

community pertaining to issues in need of immediate attention. We have logged and are

actively tracking over 2,500 bugs. In the last week, we have squashed close to 283 bugs

and will continue this pace for the next two weeks.

 

We have decided to change the release schedule of DCS World Open Beta in order to allow

for more detailed Quality Assurance and testing periods, but most importantly for our team

to fix bugs and enhance performance.

 

DCS World Open Beta 2.5.6.50979 changelog

 

 

 

WWII Radars

Freya and Würzburg-Riese

 

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The Freya radar was an early warning system developed by the Germans and technically

more advanced than the British Chain Home, but less efficient. Because of it’s smaller size

it was semi-mobile. However due to its complexity, only 1,000 units were produced.

 

The low-band 53cm wavelength Würzburg radar was the primary ground based radar for

the Wehrmacht’s Luftwaffe. During the war, the Freya and Würzburg pair made for excellent

‘spot and track’ systems capable of determining enemy aircraft range and altitude.

 

The Würzburg-Riese known as the Giant Würzburg was developed based on the same circuitry

and featured a much larger 7.4m antenna and more powerful transmitter able to provide up to

70 kilometers of range. The Würzburg-Riese was used to direct pilots towards incoming aircraft.

Over 50,000 bombers were traced and shot down with the help of these radars. They are

significant corner stones and mark the beginning or electronic warfare.

 

We are excited to share our progress and look forward to your battle reenactments using these

models and the countermeasure tactics needed to cope with German radar coverage.

 

Check out Development Screenshots

 

 

 

Steam Edition

Summer Sale 2020

 

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For those of you who fly in DCS World Steam Edition, we are pleased to announce the Summer

Sale 2020 has begun and will end on the 9th of July at 10:00 PST.

 

We believe in inspiring the next generation of aviators. Bearing this in mind, the DCS: L-39 Albatros

includes both the L-39C trainer and the L-39ZA weaponised version, making it an ideal entry

point. Take advantage of the 50% discount and download the L-39 Albatros for only $29.99.

 

We hope this will be a fantastic opportunity for you to land some great deals.

 

 

Thank you again for you passion and support,

 

Kind regards,

 

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DCS: Kiowa Warrior

 

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3rd July 2020
 
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilot, Partners and Friends,
:pilotfly:
 
Our third-party partners Polychop Simulations have been working hard during the past few months
on DCS: Kiowa Warrior. “As you have seen, there are a number of detailed videos about the
DCS Kiowa Warrior on Youtube, and we are very thankful to have Barundus and all the other pilots
on the team.” -
Your Polychop Simulations Team
 
Alongside the substantial bug-fixing schedule, we have been making improvements to our DCS World
Voice Chat system. These are necessary steps needed to achieve our goal of high quality, realistic
communications embedded within DCS World. We still have a way to go but we are confident that it
will be up to user expectations when the system goes final.
 
We would like to kindly remind you that the DCS World Summer Sale 2020 will continue on our
 
until the 19th of July. For those of you who fly in DCS World Steam Edition, the sale will end on the 9th
of July at 10:00 PST. We hope this will give you all a chance to land some great deals and add some
serious stuff to your hangar.
 
Thank you for your passion and support.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
 
The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

Kiowa Warrior

Polychop Simulations

 

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“With the help of the pilots we are currently evaluating details, which also includes the refinement

and corrections of the avionics system of the aircraft. During the coming weeks, we hope to inte-

grate the moving map feature to the avionics and also finetune the weapons and the flight model

of the Hellfire missiles and will integrate another rocket type, that we have not shown or talked

about yet, that will make it possible to properly engage infantry and light armoured vehicle units in

DCS World.

 

During the past months we have also worked on certain aspects of the flight model that either

needed corrections or refinements. For example, the torque values of forward flight at all possible

altitudes, speeds and temperatures. Currently, we are working on the hover torque requirements

to accurately mimic real aircraft as closely as possible. We are also looking at the flight character-

istics below ETL, effective translational lift.

 

Performance pages have recently been added to the DCS Kiowa Warrior MFD, which will enable

you to ask the system to calculate your power for certain flight envelopes in level and hover flight.

Night vision has also been added, which we plan to update prior to release with a new feature never

before seen in DCS World Helicopters, but we do not want to reveal anything yet, because we can

not yet foresee obstacles we may come across that might delay such a special night vision feature.

We are confident that on release, we will have realised the most accurate Kiowa Warrior representation

in the game market.

 

At the moment we have 19 US Army liveries of various Kiowa Warrior troops, these include older

aircraft markings. 16 Croatian army liveries were added as well, which is the complete fleet of the

Kiowa Warriors they operate, including the tail number 327 that crashed on the 27th of January 2020

and resulted in the unfortunate loss of the aircraft and crew. Our condolences go out to the family and

friends of the crew.

 

Since everyone was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, our production has slowed down a bit during

the past weeks, because we as a team were also affected. Nevertheless we are back to normal again

and our team is back to normal status because we have the desire to keep our promise for a release in

2020, which also includes the time required for the quality verification process by Bell Helicopters.

That said, we are also currently working on 3 stand-alone campaigns for the DCS Kiowa Warrior.

 

Finally we hope everyone stays safe and is excited for the release of DCS: Kiowa Warrior.”

 

Your Polychop Simulation Team

 

Check out new work in progress screenshots

 

 

 

Voice Chat

Development Report

 

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We continue to work on improving the functionality of Voice Chat in DCS World.

 

At the moment, testing is underway to add player rooms and the ability to invite friends for private

communication. In addition, the automatic creations of rooms between the crew of one aircraft (intercom)

and the ability to create special missions rooms for coalition forces. This is done through the scripting

trigger system function when creating missions. It is useful when specific communication channels are

needed with air traffic control, sub-channels within squadrons and with ground crew. These features are

planned for release in the upcoming updates.

 

Following the update, the Voice Chat Development Team will be focussing on the integration of radio device

voice communication in the game. We understand that this function is highly demanded and greatly appreciate

your patience whilst we work on it.

 

 

 

Summer Sale

F/A-18C Hornet

 

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We have been working with our internal and external beta testing teams in order to locate and squash bugs.

 

Recent fixes include:

 

During a cold start, refuelling now confirms, so that the rearm process can continue.

Fixed right engine RPM failure when using AutoStart in cold weather conditions.

Auto Laser timer and TTI will display only when the bomb is dropped.

The Radar Altimeter warning, SAI and ADI no longer freeze after repair.

Launching from the catapult no longer turns external lights off.

 

These bug fixes are part of a larger update to the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and we look forward to sharing

the progress with you soon. With the Summer Sale 2020 in full swing, make sure to take advantage of

the 50% discount on our EShop.

 

Thank you again for your passion and support,

 

 

Kind regards,

 

 

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Open Beta Preparation

 

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10th July 2020
 
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilot, Partners and Friends,
:pilotfly:
 
 
Since our commitment to bug-fixing in DCS World 2.5, we continue to work with bug reports
as we prepare for the next Open Beta (OB) release. The slowing down of OB versions allows
us to improve stability and diminish some of the frustrations that many of you have felt,
especially in multiplayer.
 
This week we are excited to share further progress on DCS: Syria. Our third-party partners
Ugra Media have been working hard on realising Damascus airport in its entirety. More info-
rmation on the development process can be found
 
We hope that the DCS World Summer Sale 2020 has helped expand your knowledge of our
modules. The sale will come to an end on this Monday 13th at midnight GMT.
 
On Saturday the 11th of July, the 104th Phoenix VFBS will be live streaming the 11th round
of the Helicopter Wars tournament.
 
Thank you for your passion and support.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
 
The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

Open Beta

Preparation

 

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Our bug-fixing process enables us to better prepare for the next DCS World 2.5.6 Open Beta

release. This week we have been working on small graphic glitches whilst continuing to improve

the overall load time and frame rate when running high graphic settings. We are also working on

multiplayer server glitches seen in large missions, these issues were reported by our closed Beta-

Testing Teams.

 

We have started the final test and debug iteration to ensure we deliver a reliable OB. We would like

to thank all our internal and beta tester friends for the efforts needed to find, engage and destroy the bugs.

 

 

 

DCS: Syria

A DCS World Terrain

 

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DCS: Syria is a unique theater of war that includes missions and campaigns of military confrontation

in the Middle East from the 60s to the present day. This project allows users to apply nearly the entire

arsenal of DCS World aircraft, helicopters and ground equipment. It also includes the possibility to re-

enact some of the largest military conflicts of our time.

 

- The Six-Day War of 1967

- The Arab-Israeli conflict of 1973

- The Lebanese War of 1982

- The War on International Terrorism in the 21st Century

 

The reasons for these conflicts were ideological and economic contradictions not only of the countries

of the Middle East, but also of the USA and USSR superpowers. DCS: Syria is a symbol of real modern

war. The Syria theatre will contain military confrontation sites such as Homs Province and Aleppo Citadel,

Golan Heights and the Bekaa Valley. Ground-based anti-aircraft missile systems, unmanned aerial vehicles

and air-to-air missiles were used here for the first time on a large scale. About 900 airplanes and helicopters

were destroyed during these conflicts. Read more on our forum.

 

In the next publication, we will talk about Beirut International Airport, the Israeli military airfield Ramat

David and the largest US Air Force base in the Middle East – Incirlik.

 

 

 

Flaming Cliffs 3

Summer Sale 2020

 

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Welcoming new users into DCS World who have little or no experience flying modern aircraft is very important

to us. We hope that the current sale can help bring you closer to your friends and loved ones by sharing the

experience of Flaming Cliffs 3. It provides an easy learning curve for new players and focuses on a broad range

of fighters rather than a single detailed aircraft. Get the F-15C, A-10A, Su-27, Su-33, MiG-29A, MiG-29S and

Su-25 all in one single download.

 

Take advantage of the Summer Sale and download Flaming Cliffs 3 for only $24.99.

 

 

We thank you again for your passion and support,

 

 

Kind regards,

 

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DCS: Syria Pre-order

 

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17 July 2020

 

 

Dear Fighter Pilot, Partners and Friends, :pilotfly:

 

 

In cooperation with Ugra Media we are pleased to announce that DCS: Syria is now available

for pre-order. This outstanding terrain can be pre-purchased and ensures you will be first on

the tarmac, and at a discounted price of 30% off.

 

This week we released a substantial new update to DCS World Open Beta which focused mainly

on bug fixes, stability and less on feature enhancements. Check out the changelog for an exha-

ustive list of bugs and fixes. Next month we will release a more feature rich update especially in

regards to DCS: F-16C Viper.

 

We would like to bring your attention to the 104th Red Flag Rumble taking place on the 18th of

July at 19:00 GMT. BLUEFOR F-5E Tiger II & AJS-37 Viggen vs REDFOR MiG-21 Fishbed & MiG-19

Farmer, read the details.

 

Thank you for your passion and support.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

DCS: Syria

A DCS World Terrain

 

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This 600x500 km map covers much of the eastern Mediterranean, and includes most of Syria,

Israel, and Lebanon. Areas of Turkey and Jordan are also included. Major cities like Damascus,

Tripoli (Lebanon), Latakia, Tartus, Homs, Aleppo, Hamah, Palmyra, Haifa, Acre, Beirut, and

Incirlik/Adana are created in detail with hundreds of unique landmarks. The geography is varied

with a temperate western coastline, mountains and an arid desert landscape to the east of the landform.

 

With such a wide range of historic locations, airfields and targets, mission options are almost

endless; all set in the most stunning and scenic environment ever made. Pre-order now and

benefit from the pre-order 30% discount on DCS: Syria.

 

If you haven’t already, take a helicopter tour of the major city of Damascus, watch the

 

 

 

Open Beta 2.5.6

Development Report

 

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We continue to focus on improvements and reliability.

 

Our most recent Open Beta (OB) release covers a wide range of fixes to some of our most

popular modules. We would like to thank our internal and beta-tester friends for their fantastic support.

 

Please read the full Open Beta 2.5.6.52196 changelog

 

 

 

NS430 Navigation

System for C-101 Aviojet

 

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Our third-party partners Aerges have released two new versions of the NS-430 Navigation

System. The module is now compatible with the C-101EB and the C-101CC. There are several

bundle options available to ensure you get the most out of this advanced system.

 

Check out the NS-430 Navigation System bundle

 

 

 

F/A-18C Hornet

Open Beta Updates

 

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The bug-fixing process for DCS: F/A-18C Hornet continues but we have also been enhancing

certain cockpit features that include:

 

Added framebuffer validity check

Added helper function to build indices for a convex poly

The indicators are still work in progress, whilst we add support for curved display surfaces

 

Updated Multi-Purpose Display Indicator (MDI)

• MDI hot fix for backlighting

• MDI screen glossiness has been edited

• Adjustments to the MDI screen textures and brightness

• Additional meshes were added to the MDI screens

• MDI screen mapping has been edited

• MDI screen self-illumination has also been tuned

 

Watch an

 

 

 

Thank you again for your passion and support,

 

 

Kind regards,

 

 

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F-16C Viper Future Features

 

 

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24 July 2020
 
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilot, Partners and Friends,
:pilotfly:
 
We would like to take this opportunity to discuss DCS: F-16C Viper features in order
to provide an achievable and transparent plan for 2020 and beyond. With this in mind,
we invite you to contribute to the
 
We are delighted to share the current development progress on DCS: F-16C Viper and
your feedback is greatly appreciated.
 
This week we released an update to DCS World Open Beta (OB). We would like to kindly
remind you that the releases of DCS World OB and Stable versions have been slowed down
in order to continue working on substantial bug-fixing and account for longer testing periods.
 
Please read the
 
Thank you for your passion.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

F-16C Viper

Future Features

 

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As with DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, we are creating a development roadmap for DCS: F-16C Viper.

This is an important step in prioritising your wishes and we encourage you to take part in the

DCS: F-16C Viper Features Ranking Survey.

 

 

 

F-16C Viper

Development Report

 

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The F-16C Viper Development Team is working on new features and tuning existing ones.

These include but are not limited to:

 

AGM-65D/G Maverick

E-O Visual (VIS)

E-O (BORE)

EO submode selectors have been added to the SMS pages.

Maverick weapon selection functionality has been added.

The power and warm-up timer functions have been added.

 

Litening Targeting Pod

The video feed has been adjusted.

Video image brightness has been adjusted.

The design specification has been completed and includes cursor zero, new HOTAS commands,

new TGP symbology, control page, air-to-air mode, and much more.

Remaining HOTAS commands for track modes and cursor slew. Cursor zero in progress.

 

AGM-88C HARM

We are currently working on the SMS, WPN and DED pages, as well as the HARM as a Sensor (HAS) mode.

 

Liveries

In cooperation with several talented community members, highly accurate liveries for the Israeli,

Turkish and United States air forces are being finalised. We hope this will be appreciated for all of

you who are interested in developing and flying missions in DCS: Syria

 

Flight Dynamics

Several subject matter experts are involved in further improvements to the flight model and flight

control system. This will provide substantial accuracy enhancements and we look forward to your feedback.

 

Additionally, a white paper has been prepared that describes some of the basics of our Flight Module (FM)

programming, in particular with regards to the way we use the sources available to achieve a high level of

accuracy in our simulation.

 

 

 

F/A-18C Hornet

The Serpent's Head 2

 

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A 10 mission campaign for the F/A-18C Hornet by our third-party developers Badger 633 is now available

to download on Steam. It comprises the next chapter of six previous The Serpent’s Head missions released

earlier that are freely available in DCS user files.

 

 

 

F-86F Sabre

Hunters Over the Yalu

 

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The Hunters over the Yalu Campaign for the F-86F Sabre by Reflected Simulations is also now available to

download on Steam.

 

Command the 67th Fighter Bomber Squadron and attack enemy-held bridges, bomb factories, and strafe

supply columns. Support US troops as they fight fiercely on the ground. Survive heavy flak and fighter attacks,

and then transfer to the legendary 39th Fighter Interceptor Squadron to carry out large fighter-sweeps in MiG

Alley over the Yalu river.

 

Thank you again for your passion and support,

 

 

Kind regards,

 

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The All New A-10C II Warthog

 

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31 July 2020
 
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilot, Partners and Friends,
:pilotfly:
 
This week we leaked the features set and announced DCS: A-10C II Warthog.
We would like to take this opportunity to discuss some of the features that will
be available. These include the Laser-Maverick, Scorpion Helmet Mounted Cueing
System, AGR-20 APKWS, GBU-54 JDAM, and more.
 
We continue to improve the Mission Editor (ME) and enhance the Historical Mode filter.
If you want to use equipment from a given era, simply click the clock icon. This will show
aircraft and equipment that were in service within the selected country and year. This mode
can be turned on and off during mission creation if you need to select objects outside of the
chosen year. We hope this will help facilitate the creation of mission scenarios.
 
Our bug fixing exercise continues at full strength and we trust that the next OB release will be of interest.
 
Thank you for your passion and support.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
The Eagle Dynamics Team
 

 

 

 

A-10C II Warthog

New Features

 

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With the release of DCS: A-10C II Warthog, an important update will be the

changes to the HOTAS. This was requested by our professional clients and

now represents the true USAF configuration in particular when considering

the Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog™ throttle and stick. Here is an overview

of the new feature set that will be available upon release:

 

Updated External Model

  • Improved 3D mesh and textures
  • Removal of TISL pod

 

Updated Cockpit

  • Weathered (dirty bird) textures option
  • Addition of the ARC-210 radio head
  • Removal of the TISL control panel
  • Addition of the Scorpion HMCS control head

 

AGM-65E2/L Laser-Guided Maverick

  • DSMS Status and Inventory Pages
  • HUD and Weapon Video Symbology
  • READY, ACTIVATE, SCAN, TRACK, and SLAVE Modes
  • Updated Maverick HOTAS Commands
  • PRF Code Input (DSMS)

 

Missiles and Guided-Bombs

  • AGR-20 Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) Laser-Guided Rockets
  • GBU-54 Laser-JDAM

 

ARC-210 VHF/UHF Satellite Radio

  • Radio Start
  • Menu Pages
  • Manual Frequency Selection
  • Preset Channel Selection
  • Guard Channels Selection
  • Setting Preset Channels 1–25
  • Setting Preset Channels 26–30

 

Scorpion Helmet-Mounted Cueing System (HMCS)

  • Control Head
  • HMCS Display
  • HMCS HOTAS Commands
  • HMCS Setting STAT Page
  • Targeting Pod projection window
  • Data Link PPLI, Mini-SPI, EPLRS, and Designated Target Symbols
  • Waypoints/Steerpoint Symbols
  • SPI and Hookship Symbols
  • TDC and TGP Symbols

 

Hands on Throttle and Stick (HOTAS)

  • Updated HOTAS Commands

 

 

 

A-10C II

Development Report

 

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We have now completed the flight dynamics research needed for the new

weapons and we are close to completing the cockpit weathered textures.

 

We are also completing work on the Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS)

and the integration of the Targeting Pod projection window over landmasses

and buildings.

 

 

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GBU-54

Laser-Guided JDAM

 

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A low-cost guidance kit that combines combat-proven JDAM (Joint Direct

Attack Munition) GPS/INS-based (Global Positioning System/Inertial

Navigation System) navigation with a laser seeker achieving outstanding

accuracy. Unlike the GBU-31 and GBU-38, the GBU-54 can engage moving targets.

 

 

 

AGR-20

APKWS

 

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The 2.75 diameter, 35-pound, laser-guided rocket is known as the fixed-wing

Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II. The rocket has proven effective in

combat operations over Afghanistan.

 

We look forward to your feedback on these new weapon systems.

 

 

Thank you again for your passion and support,

 

Kind regards,

 

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Dynamic Campaign Engine

 

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7 August 2020
 
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilot, Partners and Friends,
:pilotfly:
 
This week we are excited to share our progress on DCS World Dynamic Campaign Engine.
This is quite a big step for us and despite the slow progress, we are optimistic that it will
be a great enhancement to DCS. We cannot give you a firm initial OB release date yet as
things are still quite raw, but we will keep you updated regularly as the next milestones
come to pass.
 
Our third-party partners TrueGrit Virtual Technologies are working hard on the
DCS: Eurofighter Typhoon. Please check out some of the cool stuff they are up to below.
 
We would like to thank our internal and external Beta-Testers Teams for the relentless
testing and reporting in the lead up to the upcoming OB in mid August. We are optimistic
about the rate of bug squashing and trust that performance will also improve in the
coming releases.
 
Thank you for your passion and support.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

Dynamic Campaign Engine

For DCS World

 

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The DCS World Dynamic Campaign Engine combines a Real-Time Strategy (RTS) engine

with military forces and economics layers (production, logistics, use and transfer of resources)

that pitch two opposing sides aided by advanced strategic and tactical AI.

 

We have now completed the core RTS logic and have connected it to DCS World. We are

currently finalising the basics of the in-game economic models. We will be working on the

combat tasking logic and certain win-win situations in the near future. The last stage will

be the Client - Server architecture needed to support large campaigns with on-going

online sessions.

 

We are certain that you will have many detailed questions and look forward to revealing

more information on this module as and when we are in position to demonstrate some

of the features live.

 

 

 

Eurofighter Typhoon

Development Report

 

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‘We at TrueGrit Virtual Technologies would like to take this chance to give you some latest

updates concerning the Eurofighter Typhoon Development. It is with great pride that we can

officially announce a collaboration with Diehl Defence GmbH.

 

Diehl Defence GmbH is located in Überlingen, Germany and is the manufacturer of the soph-

-isticated IRIS-T missile. They are offering us full support in bringing the most realistic version

of the IRIS-T to DCS World – as always within the limits of what can be released to a public

platform like DCS. It will be available to you with the initial launch of the German Eurofighter

Typhoon Version and will be your main heat seeking missile. With this collaboration we have

come one step closer to bringing you the most realistic experience of the Eurofighter Typhoon

possible.

 

We are working at full throttle on all areas of the project and are making good progress. The

progress picture by the almighty Fragger shows the latest version of the cockpit.

 

We would like to thank you for your unwavering support and enthusiasm, as it is a constant

reminder of what we are working towards and motivates us to give our best. You can be sure

that every post, comment and feedback reaches us and is very appreciated. ‘

 

- True Grit Virtual Technologies

 

 

 

P-47 Thunderbolt

Upgrades

 

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The P-47 proved to be a formidable fighter-bomber due to its armament, heavy bomb load

and ability to absorb enemy fire. The P-47's durability was due in part to its exceptionally

dependable P&W R2800 radial piston engine, which unlike comparable liquid-cooled engines,

had a high tolerance for damage. P-47 pilots frequently carried two 500 lb (227 kg) bombs,

using a favoured skip bombing tactic, skipping bombs into railroad tunnels to destroy hidden

enemy trains.

 

We are currently working on the bomb arming controls and detonation set-up adjustments.

We are also working on the D-30 early and D-40 variants. Both versions include new modifi-

-cations and improved damage modelling. These updates will be available in the up-coming

DCS World Open Beta (OB) updates.

 

Thank you again for your passion and support,

 

Kind regards,

 

 

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The F-16C Viper Roadmap

 

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14 August 2020
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends, :pilotfly:
 
 
You may be aware of the difficulties that the Belarus people are facing at the moment.
In the wake of the recent unrest, our local subsidiary and the team’s capability to
operate in a normal manner has also suffered, we hope temporarily.
 
Please enjoy the news below.
 
Following your feedback and careful consideration we are working on the F-16C Viper
development roadmap. We continue our push to fix engine and module bugs in addition
to core performance improvement measures.
 
The Viper targeting pod has received many enhancements including cursor zero, improved
HOTAS commands and air-to-air mode. Check out the DCS: Viper and Hornet TGP Update.
 
Thank you for your passion and support.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

F-16C Viper

Features Roadmap

 

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New features for DCS: F-16C Viper include but are not limited to;

 

Complete the Litening targeting pod

AGM-65D/G/H/K/L Maverick

Flight model and FLCS tuning

HARM Targeting System (HTS)

AGM-88C HARM POS and HAS modes

Complete Air-to-Air Radar: DTT SAM mode, bullseye, intercept steering cue, ACM Slew,

Velocity Search with Range,

Landing and takeoff handling tuning

Integration of the JHMCS with the HARM Targeting System (HTS), Link 16, AG Mode, and

AIFF

Sniper XR Targeting Pod

 


 

 

Belarus

In support

 

We wish our team, their families and all the Belarus people fair winds, health, safety and peace.

 

 

 

Hornet & Viper

TGP Updates

 

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In the upcoming Open Beta (OB) release, we can expect the following enhancements;

 

F-16C Viper TGP updates

  • Coordinates
  • North arrow
  • Meter stick
  • Cursor Zero (CZ)
  • Targeting pod and laser ranging
  • Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
  • Snowplow (SP) mode
  • Grayscale
  • Steering Indicator
  • Steerpoint Distance / Time to Release / Time to Impact Indicator
  • Laser Code Indicator
  • Updated HOTAS commands
  • Corrected steerpoint slew

 

F-16C Viper updates

  • The flag patch on the pilot now appears correctly in the mirrors.
  • The tank material has been edited
  • The external model has been improved, again.

 

 

F/A-18C Hornet TGP updates

  • Coordinates
  • North arrow
  • Meter stick

 

F/A-18C Hornet updates

  • The engine has received a sound update (WIP)
  • Major external sounds update
  • Sound phaser bug-fix
  • INS switch initialized in IFA at hot start if GPS available
  • The laser CODE on the SMS main page with guns selected created a conflict
  • AIM-120 bug is fixed, but a similar issue still exists where AIM-120 midcourse updates
    stop if the L&S is stepped to a different trackfile (not the DT2).

 

 

Thank you again for your passion and support,

 

Kind regards,

 

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Open Beta Update

 

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21 August 2020
 
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,
:pilotfly:
 
This week we are excited to share an update to DCS World Open Beta 2.5.6.
This update focuses on core stability improvements and introduces
into Early Access.
 
We would like to share the development progress of DCS: Mi-24P.
 
A gentle reminder that DCS: Syria is now available in Early Access with a 20%
discount.
 
Thank you for your passion and support.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
 
Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

Open Beta

DCS World

 

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Significant updates to DCS world. Please read the full OB changelog

 

 

 

Mi-24P Hind

Development Report

 

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Overall

  • The cockpit model: Aft Crew Station and Front Crew Station - 100% completed.
  • Animated cockpit objects: Aft Crew Station - 100%, Front Crew Station - WIP (40%).
  • The external 3D model - 100%
  • Animation of external model objects - 70%.
  • The flight model is complete now and will undergo fine tuning.
  • Power plant - 100%.

 

Helicopter Systems

  • Completed Electrical Power Supply System - 100%;
  • Fuel System - 80%;
  • Hydraulic System -100%
  • Oil Systems - 80%
  • Anti-Ice System - WIP
  • Fire Detection & Extinguishing Systems - 70%;
  • Brake system - 100%,
  • Air Conditioning System - WIP
  • Lighting System - WIP
  • Flight control system (including SAU-V24) - 80% (WIP - SAU setting)
  • Completed radio communication equipment - 100%;
  • Helicopter radio navigation equipment -> 80% (WIP - the map indicator is being revised).
  • Instruments and avionics -> 80% (WIP - connection of operator's cockpit objects).

 

Armament and Weapon control

  • Sight ASP-17V and Analog-Digital Computing Device (AСVU), AUTO and Manual modes - completed
  • Pilot weapon control panel (PUVL) - completed
  • Built-in cannon and mounts (30 mm, GSh-2-30) - completed (with all fire modes)
  • Universal gun or grenade launcher container systems (GUV-1) - completed
  • Bombing munitions and racks - completed
  • Guided weapons (9K113 Guided Missile System with 9M114 or 9M120 missiles) - WIP
  • PKI operator's sight - WIP
  • Rockets
    • UB-32 rocket launchers with S-5 rockets - completed
    • B8V20A rocket launchers with S-8 rockets - completed
    • B-13L rocket launchers with S-13 rockets - completed
    • APU-68UM3 rocket launcher with S-24B rocket - completed

 

 

The RWR SPO-10 is under development

The crew AI (pilot /co-pilot) is currently WIP

 

 

 

F/A-18C Hornet

Updates

 

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We have been working on significant enhancements that include:

 

  • Adjusted turn rate needle
  • AIM-120 Quantity on HUD Incorrect with Mixed Types Onboard
  • Autostart macros fixed with INS STD HDG Alignment
  • INS alignment takes WPT0 if GPS unavailable, STOR HDG Alignment added, IFA (wip)
  • Inertial NAV status fixed
  • AINS, "P/INS" advisory
  • IFA GPS display hides while AINS mode
  • Toggle HUD Time Off with Landing Gear Down
  • AGM-62 uncage issue

 

We look forward to your feedback regarding these recent improvements.

 

Thank you again for your passion and support,

 

 

Kind regards,

 

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Open Beta Update

 

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28 August 2020
 
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,
:pilotfly:
 
Following last week’s substantial update to DCS World Open Beta 2.5.6, we released a follow
up patch. We are now running DCS World Open Beta 2.5.6.54046. We are aware that there
are a few issues, notably to the F/A-18C Hornet radar. We look forward to your valuable
feedback and thank you in advance for your help.
 
In order to raise awareness of mental health issues, a 24-hour charity stream will be live
with ex-RAF fighter controller instructor
. Tactical DCS - We need your help will
stream on the 11th of September, tune in.
 
Thank you for your passion and support.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
 
Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

Open Beta 2.5.6

Patch

 

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This week we delivered a patch for DCS World Open Beta 2.5.6.54046.

 

Please read the full changelog.

 

 

 

DCS World

Development Report

 

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Improvements to DCS World core have been made and a shader compilation error that occurred

when using high resolution displays has been fixed. New Single missions for DCS: Syria are now

available for the A-10C Warthog, Mi-8 Magnificent Eight and Su-27 Flanker.

 

Combined Joint Task Forces Red and Combined Joint Task Forces Blue were added to the Mission

Editor (ME) as countries. As well as United Nations Peacekeepers.

 

 

 

F-14A/B Tomcat

Updates

 

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Considerable updates to DCS: F-14A/B Tomcat;

 

  • New fire and smoke animations for engine fires and compressor stalls (WIP)
  • Fixes have been made to Cage the Bear Campaign - thank you Kaba!
  • Several fixes to Quickstart missions
  • Fixed ARC-159 mode keybindings (guard,manual,preset,inc,dec)
  • Jester will set AN/ARC-182 to AM now when starting cold
  • Fixed AOA Indexer Brightness step up/down keybindings

 

We look forward to your feedback regarding these recent updates,

 

Thank you again for your passion and support,

 

 

Kind regards,

 

 

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A-10C II Warthog Preparation

 

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04th September 2020
 
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,
:pilotfly:
 
We are on track to release DCS: A-10C II Warthog and are currently working with
operational pilots to ensure small adjustments are made to the Flight Model where
required. See below for more information on the status of work in progress.
 
In late 2014, DCS: MiG-21bis was the first third-party module released and remains
one of the most beloved fighters in DCS World. We would like to share some of the
great progress made to this wonderful module, especially in regards to DCS: Syria.
 
 
Thank you for your passion and support.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

A-10C II

Preparation

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We are doing our best to meet your highest expectations and intensive internal and

external beta-testing is underway. Currently we are working on improvements to new

weaponry (APKWS, laser-guided Mavericks and bombs). We are also working hard on

all current bugs with scheduled fixes coming in further updates.

 

 

 

MiG-21bis

Development Report

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Most importantly a long awaited update to the cockpit mesh was finalised, which

substantially improved the precision of cockpit geometry. This will be particularly

appreciated by VR users.

 

Visual improvements were followed by a new Flight Model as well as Avionics and

Weapon System enhancements such as the recalibration of all the instruments.

Significant ground clutter causes performance degradation when the RP-22SMA

radar is used in low level flight, this has yet to be resolved. Small corrections to

the lift coefficient at lower Mach numbers were made. Structural damage caused

by exceeding G-load limits is now dynamically calculated depending on aircraft weight.

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The addition of navigation data for DCS: Syria has been added, as well as a number

of new missions. An overhaul of almost all air-to-air missiles is also in progress.

 

We are experimenting with a more realistic rendering technology for the ASP gunsight

and RP-22SMA radar. Magnitude 3 has expanded the Leatherneck Simulation team

who are now working on DCS: MIG-21bis, and two other projects...

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Mi-8MTV2

Crew - Part One

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A new crew campaign from Stone Sky is available for DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight.

Set in the extremes of Northern Russia, this campaign will test your skills at all stages of flight.

 

Experience the immersive atmosphere of the arctic on Bolshevik Island in the Caucasus

where the Mi-8 helicopter is still a demanded transportation mode. Your base is situated

at the Solnechnaya Polar Station refinery complex, within the territory Severnaya Zemlya.

 

Complete day and night time exercises still in use by the Russian Army aviation. Destroy

ground targets in combat training flights and lead combat missions, which require perfect

management to enable a safe return to base.

Voiced radio messages in English and Russian give an insight into the civil aviation work

carried out in Arctic Russia. Your adventure awaits!

 

This campaign requires knowledge of navigation equipment, avionics and helicopter control.

 

Thank you again for your passion and support,

 

Kind regards,

 

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A-10C Flight Model

 

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11 September 2020
 
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,
 
 
In support of the UK-based charity MIND, please join us for the 24-hour Live Stream
Event, which will take place at 1900Z today. Find out more on
 
We are working hard to release DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer. Particular attention is being
made to the buffet and stall flight dynamics, the implementation of the Helmet Mounted
Cueing System (HMCS), creation of mission content, updating the flight manual and
finalising the instruction videos. We look forward to sharing more information closer to launch.
 
In addition to the ongoing bug fixing, we have been focussing on DCS: F/A-18C Hornet.
 
In July we released DCS: Syria in cooperation with Ugra Media. This outstanding map offers
great geographic variety, high attention to detail and extensive gameplay. To celebrate its
success we have created a second Syria map video for your pleasure,
.
 
We thank you for your passion and support.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
 
The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

Mind Stream

Charity Event

 

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We will be hosting a 24-hour DCS livestream on the Tactical Pascale’s Youtube Channel to raise money for Mind,

a UK-based mental health charity who work directly with those suffering.

 

A team of committed virtual pilots from our community will be flying in DCS World for a full 24 hours, only

pausing to host livestream events like Giveaways, Competitions, and live community challenges. There will

be live training sessions, and we'll be playing the latest homemade “Arabian Nights” campaign mission that

includes a 3-hour operation with real-player ATC, GCI, mission commanders, and 30 virtual pilots.

 

 

 

A-10C II Tank Killer

Development Progress

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As we prepare for the release of DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer by the end of this month, we are carefully checking

the Flight Model’s buffet and stall implementation, instantaneous turn rate, sustained turn rate, and maximum

speed at different altitudes. These checks enable measured parameters to match the flight manual charts with a

precision to within 3%.

 

We found that buffeting affects the airframe at a lower AoA than is stated in the manual, this affected aircraft

handling during deliberate stalling. We are working on this issue, which will result in a significant improvement

to overall aircraft behavior in this phase of flight.

 

In parallel, many of the new systems are now functional including laser-Maverick, APKWS, and the GBU-54 LJDAM.

Work continues on the Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS) and associated HOTAS commands and updating the

cockpit and external art.

 

 

 

F/A-18C Hornet

Updates

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This week we fixed an issue with A/G radar heading figures overlapping when switching from Map to EXP1-2-3.

Other strange behavior when switching between A/G radar EXP modes and A/A radar has now been resolved.

 

When Unlimited weapons mode is activated, the salvo / ripple replenishment levels now display correctly. Threat

circles on SA page now show even if the threat Icon is not visible. The SAM threat rings draw order on the SA page

has been fixed. Swapping HSI/SA on left and right MDI now functions correctly.

 

A fuel transfer issue from external tanks has now been fixed. Radio volume issues and the COMM AM/FM change on

the UFC have been fixed.

 

The ‘Throttle - HOTAS Warthog’ and ‘VPC WarBRD + MT50’ now have updated presets.

 

Thank you again for your passion and support,

 

With kind regards,

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18 September 2020
 
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,:pilotfly:
 
In association with Mover Media LLC, DCS World Events, and Folds of Honor, we present
the annual Fight for Honor 2020 Dogfight Tournament. This is a wonderful way to give
back by flying in DCS. Register for a chance to win some serious prizes and the
opportunity to be recognised by your peers as the Top Dogs in air-to-air combat in the World.
 
We would like to share our most recent development progress on DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt.
We have now added the D-30 Early and D-40 variants and continue to make significant
improvements, most notably to the damage model.
 
We would like to make you aware of recent updates to DCS: F-16C Viper.
 
Thank you for your passion and support.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

 

Folds of Honor

Fight for Honor 2020

 

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Pick any aircraft and dogfight 1 v 1 (guns only) against other players across the world in

this charity event to support the fallen and their families. DCS pilots will fight for prizes

from Eagle Dynamics, Foxx Mount desk mounts, Blackhog, and Tacview.

 

Registration is open until the 25th of September.

 

1st place - Fight with Falco, Tacview advanced license, Foxx Mount Desk Mounts (stick and

throttle), Blackhog B-Explorer Stand-Alone, and a DCS module of your choice.

2nd place - Tacview advanced license, Foxx Mount Desk Mount (stick and throttle), and a

DCS module of your choice.

3rd place - Tacview advanced license and a DCS module of your choice.

 

Check out the Rules of Engagement and Registration Process

 

 

 

P-47D Thunderbolt

Development Report

 

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We will be introducing two expansions to DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt. The P-47D-30 (Early)

modification will become available; equipped with a Mark 8 gunsight, an earlier version of

the control stick and throttle lever, as well as modified bomb dropping mechanics. From the

exterior, the model is easily distinguishable due to the absence of the fin strake in the upper fuselage.

 

Our second modification is the P-47D-40 with rocket capabilities. These rockets are the familiar

HVARs and the M8 rockets, both used extensively by the Allies in large numbers during World War II.

The aircraft bombing loadouts have also been expanded.

 

Coming soon: integration of water methanol injection, improved engine damage modelling, and

compressibility recovery using underwing dive flaps.

 

 

 

F-16C Viper

Updates

 

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Most notably, we are working on the HARM and Maverick missile systems and look forward to sharing

more information with the next 2.5.6 Open Beta update.

 

Watch

 

 

Thank you again for your passion and support,

 

Kind regards,

 

 

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25 September 2020
 
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,:pilotfly:
 
We are pleased to announce that the MB-339A is coming to DCS World. This exciting
project comes to us from a group of flight simulation and aerobatics enthusiasts who
saw DCS as the ideal platform to pursue their virtual flights. The MB-339 is an excellent
fighter-trainer, which incidentally is being used by the Italian Air Force cadets.
 
As DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer prepares for takeoff, we are happy to share our develop-
ment progress on the AGM-65L Laser Maverick, GBU-54 Laser JDAM and APKWS laser-
guided rocket. We are confident that this major upgrade will be an exciting addition to this
iconic and effective weapons system. Check out the
and how to use
 
The Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association is running their Thunder Over Kutaisi 2020
Livestream Airshow on the 26th of September at 20:00GMT.
 
Thank you for your passion and support,
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

IndiaFoxtEcho

New third-party developer and module

 

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Following the successful community mod and motivated by customer feedback, the

software house 3rd party developer IndiaFoxtEcho has submitted their MB-339A for

initial evaluation. We are pleased to announce that they have been granted a DCS

World license agreement to bring their project to DCS World as an official product.

 

The official DCS: MB-339A will include improved cockpit geometry, new textures,

and multiple systems such as;

  • Electric system with battery charge / discharge
  • Bus-bar and circuit breakers
  • Fuel system with fuel dump and fuel unbalance
  • Complete oxygen system including interior cabin pressure
  • Navigation system with GPS / TACAN / ILS and Flight Director
  • Main and emergency hydraulic system with relative hydraulic consumptions
  • Smoke system (for aerobatics)
  • Weapon systems

The module will also receive a damage model, detailed flight manual, and many missions.

 

 

 

A-10C II Tank Killer

Development Update

 

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DCS: A-10 II Tank Killer is currently undergoing a lengthy closed testing period to

ensure accuracy, stability, and a smooth launch. We continue to improve the Helmet

Mounted Cueing System (HMCS) indicators, add more skins and mission content, and

tune flight model changes. We encourage you to get familiar with the new weapon

systems to hit the ground running.

 

This update is being developed in parallel with the A-10C VR Training Software for

the United States Air Force 355th Wing.

 

 

 

AGM-65L Laser-Maverick

Development Progress

 

 

In this video we introduce the primary features of this substantial update and instruct

on the use of the AGM-65L laser-guided Maverick. The Laser-Maverick provides excellent

range and ease-of-use to lock onto a target by using the targeting pod.

 

 

 

GBU-54 LJDAM

Development Progress

 

 

The GBU-54 is a 500-pound bomb with options for INS/GPS and laser-homing guidance.

It can be loaded on all 1760 smart racks.

 

While INS/GPS allows launch-and-leave and the ability to engage through cloud and smoke

cover, the laser-guidance provides increased accuracy and can engage moving targets. It’s

up to you to determine the best guidance based on the engagement.

 

Watch

 

 

AGR-20A APKWS

Development Progress

 

 

The Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) is a cost-effective method of engaging

unarmored and lightly armored targets based on pinpoint laser-guidance. Both M-151 high-

explosive and M-282 penetration warhead versions are available with seven rockets per each

LAU-131 rocket pod. With a range of approximately 5 miles, the APKWS offers accurate firepower.

 

Get a grip on how to use the APKWS with

 

 

Thank you again for your passion and support,

 

 

Kind regards,

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A-10C II Tank Killer

 

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2 October 2020

 

 

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends, :pilotfly:

 

We are pleased to announce that DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer is now airborne. After substantial

internal testing, we are confident the flight model and weapons will surpass your expectations.

The HMCS consists of several sub-systems, in this video, we’ll focus on the Helmet Mounted

Display (HMD) and the Profile Editor:

 

We would like to share our development progress on DCS: Supercarrier. In Open Beta 2.5.6

we added CVN-75 Harry S. Truman. We are currently finalising the key commands to activate

cut lights and wave off lights from the LSO station. We are also working on new pilot flight suits

and more fluid animations.

 

A new 12 mission historical campaign based in 1944 is now available for DCS: Fw 190 A-8 Anton.

This campaign includes historically accurate liveries, detailed briefings and mission specific kneeboard

cards and checklists. Complete missions such as patrol, intercept, bomber escort and ground attack.

 

Thank you for your passion and support.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

A-10C II Tank Killer

Released to Open Beta

 

 

DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer adds new weapons such as; the Advanced Precision Kill Weapons

System (APKWS), AGM-65L laser-Maverick, and GBU-54 laser-guided JDAM. A completely

remodelled cockpit with options for factory-fresh and weathered textures. The “Scorpion”

Helmet-Mounted Integrated Targeting (HMIT) system used to train the 355th Wing cadets

and the updated external model now set the bar for our future releases.

 

We have updated the preset key commands for HOTAS hardware to make new users feel

more comfortable learning this in-depth system. The fully interactive Forward Air Controller

(FAC) will also help you find and engage enemy targets, cooperative target engagement has

been taken to a new level.

 

With the improved ability to command ground forces, the vast number of land, air and sea units

as well as feature-rich cooperative missions and head-to-head multiplayer; We are proud to say

this is the most realistic model ever done for PC simulation.

 

Pricing Policy

DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer is available now for $79.99. If you own DCS: A-10C Warthog, you can

upgrade to DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer for only $9.99 until the 31st of October 2020. After that,

the upgrade will cost $19.99.

 

The upgrade option and module are both available on Steam and Eshop now.

 

 

A new addition to the renowned A-10C is the Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS). It provides

excellent situational awareness and the ability to cue weapons and sensors by just looking at the

target and setting a designation. Please note that this is not the same helmet implementation as

for the Viper and Hornet systems; it is in many ways far superior.

 

Watch the last video in the DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer Preview Series:

 

Learn and fly whilst using the updated Tank Killer Manual.

 

 

 

Supercarrier

Development Progress

 

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We are currently working on the animation engine capabilities. We have added additional animations

to vary operations phases on-board DCS: Supercarrier. A new skeleton that better matches human

anatomy is in progress, this will improve realistic deck crew movement.

 

We are also working on improving the catapult launch animation for the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet pilot.

The hand models have been corrected whilst we continue to develop Nomex® flight gloves. We are

also using highly detailed 3D scanning technology to better model the pilot for point-of-view experience.

When complete, the CWU-27 / p Flight Suit and the CSU-13 / p Anti-G Suit will be available.

 

 

 

Fw 190 A-8 Horrido!

Campaign by Reflected Simulations

 

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August, 1944. You arrive in Merville-Calonne to take on leadership of 7./JG26 flying Focke Wulf 190A-8s.

Most of the pilots are mere teenagers with only a few flying hours, and your job is to turn them into an

efficient fighting unit under the ever-increasing pressures of the war. The Allies have gained complete air

superiority over the continent, and their ground forces are advancing rapidly through France.

 

Experience the thrill of attacking large bomber formations head-on and the terror of taking off amid the

bullets of low flying Mustangs. Download DCS: Fw 190 A-8 Horrido! Campaign by Reflected Simulations now.

 

Thank you again for your passion and support,

 

Kind regards,

 

Eagle Dynamics Team

 

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Damage Model

 

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09 October 2020
 
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,
:pilotfly:
 
We are currently working on improving AI logic and in particular Air to Air combat behaviour.
This results in a revised set of combat rules and more human-like outcomes while in offensive
and defensive maneuvers.
 
The new World War II airframe Damage Model will now take into account more detailed principles
such as: load-bearing elements, their material, control systems, electrical systems, geometric
dimensions and explosive characteristics of various ammunition types.
 
Raven One is a new DCS World Campaign developed with help from former U.S Navy pilots,
both with over 3,000 career flight hours and numerous overseas deployments.
Download it now on Steam and our Eshop.
 
Thank you for your passion and support.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

Air Combat

New Features

 

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Our improved AI will encompass variable decision making protocols dependent on a continuously

calculated environment in order to enhance fight/disengage/run behaviour. The AI will make

emergency landing decisions on land or water (ditch), it can also react in case of sudden attacks

even if the attacker is not visible. If there is light damage, it will attempt to evade the ‘unseen

attack’ and search for the attacker. When damage is more serious, it will evade and RTB where

and when possible. Potentially the damage can be too high and the only solution is bailing out.

 

 

 

Damage Model

Development Progress

 

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Closed beta testing is now in final stages as we plan to release for public testing at the end of

this month. The new damage model will also be integrated into WWII AI bombers.

 

Each aircraft has unique hydraulics, pneumatic and electrical systems and materials. As a result,

the predicted damage depends on the type of munition, munition velocity dependent on distance

and location of impact. The internal effects such as engine/radiator damage, coolant or oil tempe-

rature variation, loss of pressure, loss of control or other effects will generate the corresponding

internal and/or external visual effects.

 

We have deployed this technology to all our World War II fighters, and we trust that the long wait

will be worth it and we hope that it will be to your demanding expectations.

 

Check our latest In Development screenshots.

 

 

 

Raven One

By Baltic Dragon

 

 

This campaign has been developed by our third party partner Baltic Dragon in close cooperation

with two experienced former Hornet pilots: Vincent Aiello, host of the Fighter Pilot Podcast, and

Kevin Miller, author of the Raven One trilogy. Throughout 15 missions and 2200 custom voiceovers;

get into the boots of James ‘Flip’ Wilson of the VFA-64 Ravens squadron and fly memorable sorties

that closely resemble real life procedures and operations.

 

Thank you again for your passion and support,

 

 

Kind regards,

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A-10C Flight Improvements

 

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16 October 2020
 
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,
:pilotfly:
 
Some of you will already have seen the news regarding DCS: A-7E Corsair II currently
under development by our third party friends, FlyingIron Simulations. For those of you
who didn’t catch it, below is some exciting information on the progress being made.
You will notice that the external 3D model shows promising accuracy and realism.
 
We have recently fine tuned the A-10C flight model characteristics and we have taken
this opportunity of presenting Dima Yo-yo’s
for your
consideration. Also please check out the sound enhancements made to the GAU-8/A
Gatling gun, it’s quite something.
 
Thank you for your passion and support.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
The Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

A-7E Corsair II

Progress

 

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With the core of the fuel system in place, the team’s next focus will be on integrating

cockpit switch functionalities, gauges and displays. Work has also begun on the electrical

system, which powers avionics and sensors. This is highly detailed work and one of the

developers top priorities.

 

Read the full Flying Iron Sims Development Report.

 

 

 

A-10C

Flight Model

 

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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.

 

 

 

A-10C GAU-8/A

Sound FX

 

 

The GAU-8/A “Avenger” 30mm hydraulically driven autocannon has received an

improved set of sound effects to take advantage of better doppler shifting, sound

delay between round impacts, round flight and cannon fire effects. The seven barrel

gatling-style gun is capable of delivering 4,200 rounds per minute, striking fear into

any surrounding enemies.

 

Brrrrrtttt on!

 

Check out the new sound A-10 GAU-8/A Updated Gun Sounds.

 

Flaming Cliffs 2

Soundtrack

 

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We would like to share the Flaming Cliffs 2 soundtrack, which was produced in-house by

Darth Dmitry Baikov, our lead developer specialising in network, content distribution

and the sound engine. This track is now available, check it out.

 

https://band.link/LockOnFC2

 

Thank you again for your passion and support,

 

Kind regards,

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23 October 2020
 
 
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,:pilotfly:
 
 
We are pleased to announce that our special DCS World Halloween Sale is starting
today and will run until the 8th of November. For our friends who fly on Steam, a
shorter but nevertheless substantial sale will take place from the 29th of October
until the 2nd of November.
 
In the upcoming DCS World Open Beta update, we plan to deliver the possibility
of selecting desired impact conditions for the GBU-54 bomb via the DSMS page
for DCS: A-10C II and via the JDAM MSN page in DCS: F/A-18C. A whole raft of
additional features and bug fixes will also be delivered. Stay tuned.
 
After the initial release of the AGM-65 Maverick for the DCS: F-16C Viper, multiple
bugss were identified during the beta-testing period. The next Open Beta will
resolve most of the more pressing issues.
 
 
 
Thank you for your passion and support.
 
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

Halloween

2020 Sale

 

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We are pleased to announce our spooky Halloween Sale. Our EShop sale starts today at 08:00 PST

and will run until the 8th of November with most of our products seeing up to 50% discount.

 

On Steam, the Halloween Sale will start on the 29th of October at 10:00 PST and end on the 2nd of November.

 

Modules with a 30% discount

  • P-47D Thunderbolt
  • The Channel
  • F/A-18C Hornet
  • F-16C Viper

Exceptions

  • The F-14A/B Tomcat will have a 15% discount
  • The JF-17 Thunder will be only $64.99

Modules that do not participate in the Halloween Sale

  • A-10C II Tank Killer
  • Supercarrier
  • Syria
  • Mi-8MTV2 Crew Part 1 Campaign
  • F/A-18C Raven One Сampaign

We hope this will give you an opportunity to grab some hot deals and add some serious fighters

to your hangar.

 

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GBU-38

Development Report

 

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The key feature for this updated JDAM is the new autopilot. This weapon now incorporates enhanced

trajectory laws and provides the capability of programming for an impact with a specific terminal heading

and vertical angle. These options are designed to improve weapon effectiveness depending on the type

of target. The graph below demonstrates this effect.

 

Effect of desired terminal vertical angle on GBU-38 bomb path

 

 

 

 

Due to aerodynamic restrictions precise impact points are not always possible, in this case, JDAM uses

an algorithm to check the impact heading and vertical angle. If the check indicates a noticeable miss,

the algorithm will seek for conditions that will allow for an on target hit. In addition, to reduce the probability

of a near miss and to improve ballistics penetration, the autopilot will command a zero angle of attack during

the last seconds of flight.

 

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Viper AGM-65

Updates

 

 

We encountered a target lock issue with objects in close proximity to the desired enemy. Symbology errors

on the WPN page will be fixed in the next update. The seeker depression angle markers are currently being

adjusted as well as the Sensor of Interest (SOI).

 

In the next Open Beta update, the addition of the BSGT option and uncage ability will be added. The LOS

handoff indication on HUD can also be expected. The possibility to engage target lock with two missiles

prior to launching the first will also become available. It will be possible to ripple fire two locked-on missiles

with RP 2 option. We are also working on the TMS-right re-command handoff.

 

 

 

Thank you again for your passion and support,

 

 

Kind regards,

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Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,
 
 
This week we are pleased to share some new features for DCS: F/A-18C Hornet coming in next Open Beta.
We are finalising work on the data link information that displays friendly, unknown and hostile air contacts to
the Helmet Mounted Display. Once completed, we will also add the Air-to-Ground mode.
 
We would like to share the current development progress of DCS: Mariana Islands. The civilian building
assets have been finalised and we are currently working on finalising airfields and military installations,
including storage bunkers, radars and hangars.
 
We kindly remind you this is your last chance to get DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer Upgrade for only $9.99.
Check out the new updates in the
.
 
 
Thank you for your passion and support.
 
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

F/A-18C Hornet

New Features

 

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The new GRID function will allow you to edit and create waypoints using coordinates,

this is particularly useful when working with a JTAC. The new Azimuth / Elevation (AZ/EL)

air-to-air radar page will display contacts and their relative elevation. Later, we will add the

automatic-IFF and FLIR elements to this page.

 

 

We are also working on the ground effect for the Hornet and have corrected lofting for the HARM.

A bug when using IR-maverick for the first time has also been resolved as well as many more improvements.

 

Guam

Development Progress

 

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Real geographic data is used to create the initial topography layer and road networks.

The placement of civilian housing assets and vegetation is now also complete.

We encourage you to check out the In Development Screenshots.

 

Antonio B. Won Pat airport in Guam is now in its final stages. We are also working on the

Andersen Air Force base. We look forward to sharing more information in the new year.

 

A-10C II

Tank Killer Upgrade

 

 

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After recent improvements to the exterior sound effects, the cockpit has also been tuned.

The updates will become available as part of our next Open Beta Update on the 4th of November.

 

F/A-18C

Hornet

 

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In addition to the improvements on the A-10C flight model, our team has also been working on

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and DCS: F-16C Viper.

 

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F-16C

Viper

 

 

 

We understand that the targeting pod and pre-planned mode of the Maverick is not working as desired.

This is not a malfunction of either the targeting pod or Maverick, but rather the Sensor Point of Interest

(SPI) logic in the Viper. This is a high priority for the team to address, but it will not be ready for the

November Open Beta update. However, the next update will include a significant improvement to

ground handling, non-PRE mode Maverick improvements, refinements to the HARM, and more.

 

Both of these modules have a massive 30% Halloween Sale 2020 discount. We hope this will give you

a chance to kick start your learning of these complex weapon systems.

 

 

Thank you again for your passion and support.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Eagle Dynamics Team

 

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06 November 2020
 
 
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilots, partners and friends, :pilotfly:
 
 
The recent Open Beta update prioritised changes to DCS: AV-8B Night Attack and
DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and notable other improvements to the A-10C II Tank Killer
and F-16C Viper.
.
 
We are pleased to announce that the New Damage Model is now available for public,
multiplayer testing; we trust that this long awaited feature has been worth it. We hope
that it will meet your expectations, and we look forward to your feedback.
 
We have updated
with a number of new units, and multiple
assets from this pack are now available as part of DCS World for free.
 
Thank you for your passion and support.
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
Eagle Dynamics Team
 
 

 

DCS World

Open Beta 2.5.6

 

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Major updates have been made to DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, watch the

.

Additionally, each item will be instructed in greater detail in an upcoming edition of the Hornet manual and new

training missions. Several sound improvements such as ambience sound in the cockpit; startup sounds; new

thrust noise and distant sounds have also been made.

 

 

DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer also features new interior and exterior GAU-8/A sound effects, as well as updated

HOTAS command profiles. The

video demonstrates some

of the most important changes. A complete list of changes can be found in the full changelog.

 

 

 

Damage Model

Development Report

 

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We are happy to announce the start of open beta tests of our new Damage Model for WWII aircraft on

Eagle Dynamics multiplayer servers. We will start today with fighters and then make the new bomber

damage model available on November 18th. To participate in these multiplayer tests, please join any

of the servers mentioned in the list here: https://forums.eagle.ru/forum/englis...ers-are-active

 

 

The new damage model is based on accurate damage and destruction modelling of aircraft components

in relation to the location of internal elements in each aircraft - oil, air, hydraulic and cooling systems,

engine and propellor installation, throttle and CSU controls, flight controls including trim connectors,

and airframe main strength longerons, spars, and stringers. The new damage model system precisely

calculates hits to these internal aircraft systems as the projectile passes through the aircraft. This allows

us to accurately simulate the actual damage to the aircraft and the flight model. For example: damage to

the wing skin leads to a decrease in lift; damage to the spar leads to strength reduction, and potentially

wing snap at specific loads.

 

 

New visual effects have also been added to help interpret aircraft damage. A white, reddish vapour trail

indicates that the hydraulic system is damaged, and the size of the trail indicates the size of the leak.

A fine, brownish haze indicates that the oil system is damaged, and that the engine will probably soon

suffer oil starvation, engine overheating, and potentially fail. A bright white trail of steam indicates that

the radiator, or part of the cooling system, is damaged. The instantaneous evaporation of water during

the explosion of a water jacket will envelop the plane in a large cloud of steam for several seconds.

A fine white vapour trail is the typical sign of a fuel leak.

 

 

Combustion can also help to identify the damage source. A burning fuel leak gives off dense white/grey smoke,

and depending on the size and type of leak, it can eventually result in a fire. When the engine/airframe is engulfed

in flame, the smoke often turns black as it mixes with oil that burns with a much deeper and darker hue. Structures

made of aluminum, wood or fabric-covered surfaces can also combust based on the corresponding type of projectile.

Such smaller fires are not immediately visible, but you can identify the smoldering of elements by the thin streams of

dense smoke trailing behind the aircraft.

 

 

Additional information can be gained from visual damage. Despite the fact that current computers can’t dynamically

bend construction and tear fuselage and wings, our Visualization System is a good indicator of the level of aircraft

damage. The system works as follows:

 

- We have 4 levels of ‘damage textures’ for each aircraft: from 0 - no damage to 3 - max damage.

 

- First bullet hits result in the 1st level with small damage visible. This allows players to see some damage from

the first hits.

 

- With further damage, the 2nd and 3rd level textures will appear.

 

Experienced pilots can check all the damage levels within the Model Viewer for a better understanding of what to

expect from the holes in the airframe.

 

Please note that the damage system doesn't register any damage for the first 30 seconds from mission start.

 

 

 

New Assets

WWII Assets Pack

 

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In order to broaden the appeal of the included missions for our WWII aircraft, we have included several

WWII air and ground units as a free part of DCS World. The list of free WWII Assets Pack units include:

 

Aircraft

  • A-20G

AAA

  • Flak 18
  • Bofors 40mm

Tanks

  • Panzer IV
  • Sherman

APC

  • Sd.Kfz.251
  • M2A1

Truck

  • Blitz 3.6-6700A
  • Bedford MWD

In addition to the free WWII Assets, we continue to add more units to the WWII Assets Pack at no extra cost:

  • M1 37mm AAA
  • M45 quad-mount AAA
  • QF 3.7-inch AAA
  • Daimler Armoured Car
  • M4 High-Speed Tractor
  • Light Tank Mk VII Tetrarch
  • FuMG 401 Freya radar

Thank you again for your passion and support,

 

 

Kind regards,

 

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13 November 2020
Dear Fighter Pilots, partners and friends,:pilotfly:
 
 
As you are aware, last week we updated DCS World Open Beta 2.5.6. This week we
released a patch to cover some of the more pressing issues. Please read the
 
This week we would like to present a MiG-29A/S Fulcrum CFD Case Study
and the workbehind our flight modelling of this iconic aircraft.
 
To give you more insight and a better understanding of the development processes, we
would like to share our work in progress on the DCS: Mosquito FB Mk.VI.
 
As always, thank you for all your passion and support.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
 
Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

MiG-29 CFD Study

How it’s Done

 

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We finished some highly detailed research to further examine the MiG-29 behaviour in various stages of flight.

We use this research to improve the accuracy of our flight model. Our goal today is to share the depth and

capabilities of this approach.

 

The research tasks were the following:

  1. Evaluate the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) results by comparing obtained coefficients with available
  2. data from documents.
  3. Find the stability margin in different landing configurations and the amount of deflection required to trim the
  4. airplane at landing AoA out of ground effect (OGE).
  5. Find the stability margin during flaring in ground effect (0.5 m from the main wheels to the surface) and
  6. trimmed stabilator deflection at landing AoA.
  7. Investigate “Stabilator deflection ON LANDING” in “Practical aerodynamics of MiG-29”.

Read the MiG-29 CFD Study.

 

 

 

DCS: Mosquito FB Mk.VI

Development Progress

 

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The de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito was a lightweight, fast, maneuverable and highly versatile aircraft. It’s long

life first began over Oslo, Norway raiding the Gestapo headquarters with pinpoint accuracy, this opened new

avenues for precision weapons development.

 

The Mosquitos’ sleek design and high powered engines gave it the ability to fight in many roles such as fighter

-bomber, night-fighter, tactical bomber, high-altitude night bomber, pathfinder, intruder, maritime striker, and

photo-reconnaissance aircraft. It went on to be used in a wide range of different operations, mainly targeting

industrial sites in occupied Netherlands, Norway, France and Germany. The Mosquito ended the war with the

lowest losses of any of the aircraft types in RAF Bomber Command service.

 

DCS: Mosquito FB Mk.VI will be the first flyable twin-engined piston aircraft in DCS World.

 

We are currently working on the fuel systems by carefully creating and linking nine fuel tanks that contribute

to the exceptional range and endurance of this aircraft. We are also working on the electrical system, which

comprises a 24 volt DC generator on the starboard side and an alternator on the port engine that also supplies

AC power to the radios. The electrical generator also powers the fire extinguisher.

 

In parallel with these systems, we are currently working on the cockpit instruments and controls and invite you

to check out the In Development Screenshots.

 

 

Thank you again for your passion and support,

 

 

Kind regards,

 

 

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20 November 2020
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilots, partners and friends,
 
The ultimate and classic embodiment of anything Tomcat; the F-14A, with the Pratt
& Whitney TF-30 engines and distinct 70s/80s-era charm has finally been released
to DCS World Open Beta 2.5.6. Check out the official trailer.
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To celebrate the launch, Heatblur Simulations are running the DCS livery challenge.
We encourage you to take part in this competition,
 
We are pleased to announce that our special DCS World Autumn Sale 2020 has started
and will run until 15:00GMT on the 7th of December. Watch the video.
 
Significant improvements to DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt have also been made,
details can be found below.
 
A DCS BFM charity tournament will take place on the 21st of November.
The charity honors U.S. military veterans and active duty members.
 
Thank you for your passion and support.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Eagle Dynamics Team

 

 

 

F-14A (late)

Release

 

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“The F-14A was the first 4th generation fighter aircraft and needs little to no introduction. It was introduced

to a widespread audience early on and has been admired ever since. It’s remarkable capabilities both in

A/A and A/G made sure it remained in service longer than its successors and it is still in active service with

the IRIAF today. It’s fame is unparalleled and presents sheer excitement and tough challenges to its pilots.

 

As we continue on our journey of building the most well known and certainly the most iconic variant of the

Tomcat around, we continually re-evaluate what our goals are with the -A and what we want to achieve.

Based on this process, we’ve ended up by expanding our original scope, and will be shipping the following

F-14A variants in the coming months:

 

F-14A-95-GR: Early F-14A for IRIAF. These jets will have certain limitations and modifications, such as the

lack of TCS and fuel pylons.

 

F-14A-135-GR (Early): This will be an earlier representation of the F-14A, equipped with the ALR-45 RWR

and will also come with a number of minor variations such as early gun vents, alternate de-fog systems,

and other minor differences between late and early ALR-45 equipped F-14A’s.

 

F-14A-135-GR (Late): This version represents a later, ALR-67 equipped F-14A.November 18th saw the

release of ALR-67 equipped F-14A-135-GR (Late). While this represents a closer analogue to the current

F-14B, it also allowed us to roll out the F-14A in a controlled, stepwise process. The ALR-45 equipped

F-14A will not be far behind, which will not only introduce more significant changes in cockpit avionics,

but also implement the full overhaul of RWR and EM spectrum emissions upgrades planned for both

the ALR-67 and ALR-45.

 

Wednesday’s patch also included the introduction of yaw strings and a complete sound overhaul among

many other items. Check out this short sample video of the new sound. For more info please see

the full changelog here.

 

We hope you thoroughly enjoy the challenge of flying and taming the iconic F-14A!”

 

Sincerely,

-
The Heatblur Team

 

 

 

Heatblur Simulations

Livery Challenge

 

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In association with the DCS: Livery Art Group. Winners in each category will have their submission included

in the official release for the corresponding DCS module (conditions apply, see below).

 

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Each submission should be presented with no less than 7 screenshots; front, back, left side, right side,

top and bottom of aircraft in full daylight and full view of the screenshot, preferably in 1080, 2k or 4k quality.

These can be taken in ModelViewer or insim.

 

Competition Details here.

 

 

 

P-47D Thunderbolt

Autumn Sale 2020

 

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We are pleased to announce our annual DCS World Autumn Sale. Our EShop sale has started and runs

until the 7th of December with most products seeing up to 50% discount.

 

Modules with a 30% discount

  • P-47D Thunderbolt
  • The Channel
  • F/A-18C Hornet
  • F-16C Viper

Exceptions

  • The F-14A/B Tomcat will have a 15% discount
  • The JF-17 Thunder will be only $64.99

Modules that do not participate in the Autumn Sale

  • A-10C II Tank Killer
  • Supercarrier
  • Syria
  • Mi-8MTV2 Crew Part 1 Campaign
  • F/A-18C Raven One Сampaign

DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt will soon be released to Stable, meaning this is your chance to take advantage

of the Early Access discount and the Autumn Sale for a combined 30% off the Jug.

 

The dive recovery flaps used for faster pull outs during dive bombing and when in compressibility have

been added to the Flight Model. The water injection system has now been implemented to maximise the

power output of the R-2800-59W engine.

 

Forced water injection causes the turbocharger pressure to increase and actuates a derichement valve

in the carburettor. When water is injected the fuel-air ratio decreases, this provides fuel economy without

risk of detonation.

 

Our on-going work on the new Damage Model has led us to tune the durability of certain structural elements.

This has improved G overload limits when the aircraft is damaged.

 

 

Thank you again for your passion and support,

 

 

Kind regards,

 

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27 November 2020
 
 
 
Dear Fighter Pilots, partners and friends,:pilotfly:
 
Migration to a new and improved forum engine is due, all forum services will be offline for
24 hours on Monday, November 30th. We apologise for any inconvenience but we are
confident that the change is for the best. Thank you for your understanding.
 
This week we would like to share development progress on DCS: Syria by our third party
developers Ugra Media. Check out the In Development Screenshots, they look wonderful.
 
Recently, new missions for DCS: Fw 190 A-8 Anton and DCS: Fw 190 D-9 Dora have
been added to the Persian Gulf map. These fictional missions provide a great way to
practice WWII aircraft bombing. As you are aware, all terrains are currently on sale
during the DCS World Autumn Sale 2020, ending on the 7th of December at 15:00 GMT.
 
Thank you for your passion and support.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Eagle Dynamics Team
 
 
 

Forum

Upgrade

 

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As you may be aware, in the last month we updated our forum software. The update caused some

unforeseen disruptions and we apologise for any inconveniences.

 

On Monday, we will make a major improvement by migrating to a new IPS-based forum engine.

This is being done to iron out bugs in the current forum and to accommodate user traffic whilst

taking advantage of mobile viewing without the need for additional software.

 

Please note that if you are not able to login, you will have to request a password reset. If you

can login, no further action is required.

 

BBCode is a legacy markup language that was originally designed to allow users to submit rich

content prior to the advancement of WYSIWYG editors. BBCode will not be supported in the

new forum. All posts with deprecated BBCode will be converted over the next 3 days and after

that, all BBCode support will be switched off forever. [YOUTUBE.] [/YOUTUBE] markup is not

supported by IPS, this BBCode content can not be converted automatically and will not show.

 

 

 

DCS: Syria

Development Progress

 

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Ugra Media is currently increasing DCS: Syria to a massive 800x600 km map size. The addition

of 18 airfields is also in progress. The final version of DCS: Syria will have a total of 51 airfields

including the United States Air Force base at Incirlik, the Russian Air Force base at Latakia,

and the Royal Airforce bases on the island of Cyprus.

 

 

 

Fw 190

Lone Wolf Raid RAF Luqa (Fictional)

 

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As a Lone Wolf Anton, you are to carry out a bombing raid on RAF Luqa airfield. Your primary

target is an aircraft pan, housing Spitfires being readied to defend the island. You are armed

with a bomb and air-to-ground ammunition belts to destroy the aircraft on the pan. Be prepared

for potential interception. Good Luck!

 

Four new Instant Action missions are now available for the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 on DCS: Persian Gulf.

These missions provide a great environment and use our latest mission editor features.

 

Thank you again for your passion and support,

 

 

Kind regards,

 

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