DCS World News 2017

Random musing time, something I've been wondering a few times: is the F-14 objectively gorgeous, or is it a Top Gun generation thing that younger generations will just dismiss in favour of the (utterly boring) F/A 18? It really feels unique and beautiful in a kinda unique way just like the curves of the Flanker, but maybe that's just movie nostalgia talking.
IRC. the F-14 was shown before in The Final Countdown, if anybody remembers that movie.
Top Gun might have been a thing in the US but for me it was just another summer blockbuster.
What makes the F-14 remarkably, at least IMHO, is that she was a beautiful design and also a quantum leap compared in technology to the planes she replaced like the F-4 Phantom and the F-8 Crusader. I never was a fan of the F-4 aka "air defense diesel" (Luftverteidigungsdiesel, that's what the Luftwaffe called the F-4) given the smoke trail she pushed out at her southern end, but the F-8 Crusader, IMHO, was a beauty too.
But otoh, I always liked the P-47 and the F4U Corsair over the P-51, BF 109 and Spitfire. I know, I'm a weird German. :)
New update with long awaited flight model patch for Flaming Cliffs MiG-29!

Introduced the new Professional FM of MiG-29.

DCS World
MP. The MP server panel can be closed by press to X in the upper-right corner.
Antiship missile HY-2 range extended to 100 km.
F10 map. Corrected Chinese char display in online mode.
Fixed GUI error when use ship task Attack Group to static object.
VR. Weapons pop-up menu in ME is cut on edge of screen - fixed.
ME. With copy-paste operation it is possible to make mission with several Player roles - fixed.
Reloading time has been defined for HY-2 and SA-2.
Ticonderoga. Increased the missiles launch rate of VLS to 1 launch every 2 sec.
Stennis. AI will not taxi into you If path blocked.
KJ-2000 will shows as A50 on Western RWR
Attributes list of new Surface to Surface missile corrected.
UH-60A AI will not crashes into ground when trying to landing to Novorossiysk.
Fixed issue that caused an unable to rearm of ground AI from warehouses.
Windsock shows incorrect wind direction with dynamic weather - fixed.
Fixed ME error when you try to add suppliers after change ship type.
AIM-9M/L major FM update. Adjusted lift and drag curves, motor performance, DLZ.

DCS AJS37 Viggen by Heatblur Simulations
Fix to airfields not appearing in kneeboard and CK37 in Nevada.
Removed smoke when afterburner engaged.
Axis command for master mode selector added.
Parking brake in correct visual position on spawn.
Data-rotary command clockwise/counterclockwise added, default data-rotary position set to AKTPOS.
Weapon interval selector clickability reversed so right-click = clockwise.
Seat adjustment command reversed.
Dynamically generated attack missions egress-speed set to M0.8.
Fix to .ini custom cartridge not being selectable.
More descriptions in sample cartridge.
Seriestrim (transsonic autotrim) was disabled when autopilot was on so when having autopilot on and accelerating through subsonic to supersonic and then disabling autopilot would result in a pitch-yank, often blacking out the pilot.
Modified high-drag bombs ballistics for easier usage.
Various bug-fixes.

DCS MiG-21Bis by Magnitude 3 LLC
Fixed ASO device initialization.
Fixed pneumatic pressure gauge from constantly reading zero.
Fixed SARPP from not recording all flight information.
Reversed DA-200 bank indicator animation
Reversed NPP localizer bar animation
Reversed UVW for air pressure gauge warning colors

DCS F/A-18C Hornet
Hotfix B-sweep no longer renders outside the radar tactical area.
Corrected the drag value of TCTS Pod.
TDC cursor position maintains location after target breaks lock.
Aerial refueling Instant Action missions have been corrected.
B-Sweep no longer hangs when radar loses lock. This issue is still being worked on for an undesignate button break lock.

DCS L-39
Added Instant Action missions for Persian Gulf.
Corrected RSBN training mission.

Added Instant Action missions for Normandy map

Su-27. Corrected Su-27 leading edge flaps net synchronization for the clients.
MiG-29. Incorrect display of aircraft model in mirrors - fixed.
New Instant Action missions for MiG-29A and MiG-29S on Caucasus.

Memory of Hero - updated most of missions.
Autumn sale trailer. (21 November - 2 December)


I might grab a new map.
Steam Sale for DCS modules!

lasting until December 2nd, get 50% on most DCS World modules!

Lasting until December 2nd, save 50% on most DCS World modules[www.digitalcombatsimulator.com]! This applies to aircraft, maps, and campaigns. The only exceptions include:
DCS: F/A-18C Hornet at 25% off
DCS: Persian Gulf Map at 25% off
UH-1H Argo Campaign at 20% off
DCS: SA342 Gazelle at 15% off
Note: the sale only applies to released, non pre-order products.
Looks like they're having another sale already. From the description of the video below;

DCS World 2018 Winter Sale Video

2018 has been a wonderful year for DCS with outstanding new aircraft, maps, and campaigns. This year saw the release of DCS World 2.5 with advancements in technology and art. We think that 2019 will be even better with eagerly awaited products and features.

In celebration, we are offering 50% off on most DCS World modules from 19 December to 7 January 2019, at 0600 GMT. Find them at:

Aircraft: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/shop/modules/
Maps: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/shop/terrains/
Campaigns: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/shop/campaigns/

From all of us at Eagle Dynamics, thank you, our users and partners, for your support and for making this all possible.

Happy Holidays,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

Lots of changes recently, the third party C-101CC by Aviodev is avilable for those who own basic C-101 training aircraft module. The CC is the version that can carry actual weapons.
Also BF-109, FW-190 and Mustang received total update of interiors and exteriors to be up to new graphic standards.
If you own the Hornet you can use GBU laser guided bombs with JTAC now, self lasing will be available later.
The Hawk by VEAO is no longer available for purchase as the company closed and no longer works on any DCS module.

Full change log:

WWII Update:
Introduced an improved of Bf 109, Fw 190, P-51D and Spitfire IX cockpits and external models.
Added another version of the P-51D Mustang: P-51D-25-NA. This version has different IFF and radio equipment.

Support of new campaign - P-51D The Blue Nosed s of Bodney Campaign by Reflected Simulations.

Note: Regarding the VEAO Hawk, the developer has ceased supporting their product. We will though continue to make available the 2.5.3 updater for those that wish to fly this product.

DCS World
Corrected blue fog color.
Gas Platforms and Oil Rigs can now be placed on ground (not only in water) in the Mission Editor.
ME. Triggers. Action "RADIOITEM ADD TO coalition or group" visible for all is fixed.
ME. The Zone that is property of the task сontinue to be displayed on the map after changing the task is fixed.
ME. Part of the tab "Naval group" continues to be displayed after closing is fixed.
The SU-17M4 loadout has 2 entries for MER*6 FAB-100 – one of these is redundant and was deleted.
AGM-65. Search and lock ranges was increased based on launch altitude.
Encyclopedia. Fixed incorrect description for BetAB-500 bombs.
Su-33 AI. Late activated Su-33 causing game crash is fixed.
ATC Request for Takeoff Error - no clearance for takeoff fixed at hold short check from 80 meters instead 30+30 is fixed.
Forcing the civilian traffic options within the mission options screen has no effect when in the simulation - fixed.
MP. Ban functionality in server UI (WIP).

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet
Added Laser-guided bombs GBU-10/12/16.
Added air show smoke for Hornet. New loadout option and key command added.
Added BRAA (enabled on Radar/DATA) and AA Waypoint (Bullseye), set on HSI/DATA page with indications on and attack radar page.
Added AGM-65F SHIP Mode.
Cockpit textures updated to include fixed normal map issue on the left DDI.
Ripple Single/Ripple Salvo fixed.
VACQ and GACQ symbol on HUD fixed.
Updated F/A-18C RU manual by Vortex.
We are adding updated tones for the AIM-9X, but they are not complete in this Open Beta version.
We are in the process of adding more realistic fuse options for MUFZ and EFUZ, including functional delayed fuse options. These are work in progress for this Open Beta.
AGM-65F axis slew for the Thrustmaster Warthog throttle mini-stick is a hardware issue that we cannot resolve due to the same switch being used for two actions at the same time. We are investigating an option to allow slew without TDC press.
A couple datalink pages have been added to this Open Beta, but these are largely non-functional as we create the larger data link system for the Hornet.

DCS: M-2000C by RAZBAM
Added new Pilot (Ejection).
Added new Pilot in Seat (Ejection).
Added new Pilot in Cockpit.
Added new Pilot Uniform variations for Liveries.
Updated Liveries Description.Lua.
Updated all aircraft models.
Updated Cockpit to have Shadow Casting.
Removed older Livery variations from Liveries Folder to main texture folder.
Removed VR Pilot temporally to start integration of new more Accurate 3D Scanned VR Pilot.
Changed pilot model and textures.
Changed texture names from .bmp.dds and .tga.dds to .dds.
Fix Light Texture bugs.

Sidearm lock now breaks immediately after a target is destroyed.
Sidearm selected/Still fires a gun pod fixed.
Step logic and button is fixed.
Erroneous MAV information on MCPD.
MAVs reticles do not change color when changing polarity.
INRNG seems to be visible for MAV at this point.
Pushing step and then changing weapons carried over to next weapon.
Having an ITER pylon does not block step logic for other weapons.
Changed texture names from .bmp.dds and .tga.dds to .dds.
Updated Cockpit to have Shadow Casting.
Fixed Button 5 on UFC, wrong argument.
Fix Light Texture bugs.

DCS: AJS37 Viggen by Heatblur Simulations
Rb04 and Rb15 should now target civilian boats (scenery) in Persian Gulf.
Changed the radar gain axis command to use the full axis range [-1,1] (was [0,1]).
Added BK-90 Preplanned target tutorial.
Improved performance during radar usage at long range.

DCS: F-86F Sabre
Updated the English Flight Manual.

DCS: C-101 EB/CC by Aviodev
C-101CC Flyable
EFM for C-101 EB and C-101CC. Note: Early Beta Version.
Multiplayer- Now you can take control in rear cockpit. Some system works (Gear, Flaps,Stick, Pedals). WIP.

M-2000 Red Flag Campaign by Baltic Dragon. Added RU locale (texts and images).
F-15C: The Georgian War campaign by Baltic Dragon. It includes the following changes:
M2 - increased the volume of some audio files.
M3 - Added stop condition to prevent Su-24s from re-attacking ground targets after bugging out (edited).
M6 - Su-25Ts will no longer engage AWACS.
M8 - enemy MiGs will now stay on station and not land too early.
M10 - Corrected timing on radio chatter between WP3 & 4
M11 - Adjusted flight path to prevent AI Su-27 crashing. Removed inactive MiG-31. Restricted Ground attack for wingman
M12 - Yak-40 will be destroyed if damaged by hostile fighters
M16 - Adjusted default flight formation. Silenced AI Hip radio calls. Corrected duplicate VO

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New plane coming to DCS, and its civilian aerobatic Christen Eagle II:

The Christen Eagle II, which later became the Aviat Eagle II in the mid-1990s, is an aerobatic biplane aircraft that has been produced in the United States since February 1977.

Designed by Frank Christensen, a veteran WW2 P-51D pilot and aerobatic competitor, it was originally built to compete with the Pitts Special. You’ll find that the Eagle is hard to beat in terms of flying excitement and adventure, and yet the ease of control allows even average pilots to feel like masters of aerobatics.

Dare to fly like a true eagle, whether you are learning to fly, or you are an experienced pilot. Inside this powerful aerobatic beauty, you can enjoy solo aerobatics, do tight formation flying, graze the landscape sightseeing, or speed race down the track. You can even teach other people to fly. The smoke system allows you to visualize your stunts for yourself and other viewers. To extend the Eagle’s prowess in DCS, we implemented an internal and external light system which will keep you safe day and night, and a simple autopilot which will allow you to grab your favorite drink while your aircraft safely levels and awaits your return.

Key Features:

External Flight Model that duplicates the flight characteristics verified by certified aerobatic instructors and subject matter experts.
Detailed and realistic simulation of post-stall behavior that allows edge-of and out-of-envelope maneuvers verified by certified aerobatic instructors.
Complete systems modeling that includes the IO-360 Lycoming 200HP engine, fuel, electrical and pneumatic systems.
Fully functional Bendix/King KY-196B VHF radio.
Realistic, mouse-interactive cockpit in which most controls can be interacted with.
Authentic sound sets that were recorded from the actual aircraft.
Super detailed internal and external models created by using cutting-edge photogrammetry of the actual aircraft.
Interactive voice-over training missions. Learn to start up, taxi, takeoff, and land like a real pilot.
Multiple liveries based on OEM to custom real-life personal schemes.
Cooperative multiplayer. Fly with a friend in the same aircraft or take turns controlling the aircraft as an instructor, student or passenger. The seat position can be changed in single player mode too!
Fully supports virtual reality for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Microsoft Mixed Reality, and others.

Very exciting news from Eagle Dynamics - we will have many new combatants in the next few months - Mi-24 Hind iconic attack helicopter, the even more iconic F-16, the Mig-19 and WW2 fighter I-16.

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Happy New Year!
From all of us at Eagle Dynamics, we want to wish you a happy new year and every success and happiness for 2019! We look forward to sharing it with you, and we have many exciting projects during 2019! What follows is a listing of aircraft projects that we and our valued-partners will be working on in 2019. We do not expect for all these projects to be released in 2019, but this is where our focus will be this year.

In next week’s newsletter we’ll talk about the non-aircraft projects that we’ll be working on during 2019.

DCS: MiG-19P by RAZBAM Simulations

The DCS: MiG-19P by RAZBAM will be coming later this month! This early, Soviet supersonic fighter further completes the line of MiG fighters in DCS World. MiG-15bis, MiG-19P, MiG-21bis, and MiG-29. Named “Farmer” by NATO, the MiG-19 was the first production, Soviet fighter capable of supersonic flight and comparable with American “Century Series” fighters like the F-100, F-105, F-106 and others.

The MiG-19 is a great addition to the stable of 1950s fighters, with more to come.

DCS: F-14 by Heatblur Simulations

Before the end of winter will see the release of the eagerly-awaited Tomcat! Brought to you by the same team the developed the extraordinary AJS-37 Viggen, the Tomcat will set new benchmarks in PC flight simulations. Following the initial release with the F-14B, the Heatblur team will follow that up with the F-14A version and a free USS Forrestal-class aircraft carrier!

Featuring front-seat and back-seat play for single and multiplayer, the Tomcat is a dominate fighter with the capability to also devastate ground targets. Sharing the deck with Hornet’s DCS, World naval combat operations will take off in 2019.

DCS: F-16C Viper

Our next marquee title from the Eagle Dynamics studio will be the famous F-16C multi-role fighter! An aircraft we’ve long wanted to simulate, we are excited to bring this legendary aircraft to the skies of DCS World. The F-16C is already well into development alongside the F/A-18C, and both aircraft share significant technology that will benefit both.

Specifically, we will be offering the F-16CJ Block 50 variant that includes the HARM anti-radar missile and HARM Target System (HTS) pod, laser- and GPS-guided munitions, advanced air-to-air systems like the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) and AIM-9X and AIM-120 air-to-air missiles, data link systems, Sniper targeting pod, AN/APG-68 radar, and other systems.

DCS: Mi-24P Hind

We have certainly not forgotten about all the rotor-heads! Work continues the deadly Mi-24P HIND. Using many of the same systems as the Mi-8MTV2, this project is well underway and will be a great addition to the stable of DCS World helicopters.

With the advancements in our terrain technology and the ability to create much more detailed low-altitude environments, the HIND will be a joy to fly. Combining both gunship and troop-carry abilities, the Mi-24P will certainly result in outstanding missions and campaigns. Being a two-seat aircraft, the HIND will be a particularly interesting aircraft to fly with a friend online.

DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt, DCS: de Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI, and DCS: Fw 190 A-8 Shrike

These three aircraft are well underway and we plan to release one or more in 2019. With the addition of the new damage model, dynamic campaign, new World War II maps, and more units added to the World War II Assets Pack like the Ju-88, Bf 109G, C-47, A-20G, and others, DCS World War II will continue to grow and bring great new gameplay!

Other Aircraft

Other new aircraft in development for 2019 are the DCS: JF-17 by Deka Ironworks and the DCS: I-16 by OctopusG.

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet

Although not a new aircraft for 2019, the Hornet will certainly be a huge focus for us with the addition of the AGM-88 HARM, ATFLIR targeting pod, datalink and IFF systems, GPS- and INS-guided weapons, standoff weapons like Harpoon, SLAM, SLAM-ER, and Walleye, as well as continued work on the flight dynamics, navigation system, air-to-surface radar, Track While Scan and other air-to-air radar modes and sub-modes, and defensive systems. The Hornet has been and will continue to be a massive and complex project.

Updating the Hangar, A-10C and Ka-50
Although we have a large set of new aircraft being worked on, it by no means that the older aircraft have been forgotten. Quite the contrary. Just like the recent update to the P-51D, Bf 109 K-4, Fw 190 D-9, and Spitfire LF Mk.IX, we will continue to update older products as their technology lags behind our current capabilities. The two biggest such projects being worked on for 2019 are overhauls of the cockpits and external models of the DCS: A-10C Warthog and DCS: Ka-50 Black Shark.
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You get the feeling this new Hind will be a rush job to capitalise on all the interest the free modded one has generated?
You get the feeling this new Hind will be a rush job to capitalise on all the interest the free modded one has generated?
Dont quote me on that but as far as I remember Mi-24 is being developed by Eagle Dynamics with help of team that made UH-1 (that is still considered one of the best helicopter simulations on the PC market) so I hope it will be as good as Huey.
F-14 Tomcat anc civi Christen Eagle II preview by MagzTV:


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New plane the DCS: MiG-19P Farmer by RAZBAM is available:


The MiG-19P Farmer was designed by the legendary Mikoyan Design Bureau in the Early 1950’s. The MiG-19 fighter was the Soviet Union’s first true supersonic Interceptor that could exceed Mach 1 in level flight.

Designed to take on enemy fighters and bombers at any time of day or night and in any weather condition, the Farmer was equipped with the RP-5 lzumrud radar in the nose and armed with two NR-30 30mm cannons in the wing roots. The Farmer is also able to carry an array of ground attack weapons that includes S-5M rockets and various general-purpose bombs. It is a lethal interceptor with conventional ground attack capabilities.

We are proud to bring you this exciting addition to DCS World. The Farmer is highly-optimized to work within DCS World and takes advantage of its unrivalled combat environment that only Eagle Dynamics can offer.

Key Features that the MiG-19 Farmer for DCS World by RAZBAM include:

External flight model that provides realistic performance and flight characteristics
Highly detailed 3D model and animations
Highly detailed and accurate 6 DOF cockpit with mouse-interactive controls
Realistic modelling of the aircraft systems including electrical, fuel, hydraulics, lighting, engine and navigation
High-resolution 3D model and cockpit textures, including specular and bump mapping as well as deferred shading and Physical Based Rendering (PBR)
NR-30 30mm Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground cannons
Air-to-Air missiles
S-5M Rocket pods
Realistic afterburner
Numerous skins
Instant action, single, and a campaign
Interactive training lessons and videos
Early Access Note:

Flight model that provides close to realistic performance and flight characteristics. The flight model is work-in-progress with further refinements coming.
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The long awaited F-14 Tomcat will be released on March 13:

Coming March 13th, is the apex of combat simulation software: The Heatblur F-14 Tomcat. Pre-order now for 10% off and jump in the cockpit solo or with a friend come early access launch day on the 13th!
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