DCS World Weekend News – 24 November 2017

Announcing DCS: Yak-52
We are pleased to announce a new DCS World aircraft that is currently well into development: the Yakovlev Yak-52. This is an outgrowth of a professional, training project that we are also bringing to you.

The Yakovlev Yak-52 is a tandem seat, radial engine, trainer aircraft that served as the primary aircraft trainer for the Soviet Union and many other nations. Introduced in 1979, the Yak-52 has been a popular choice among air forces given its rugged construction, ease of handling, tricycle landing gear, and simple maintenance. These same characteristic have made it a popular civilian aerobatics aircraft in its later years.

Powered by a single Vedeneyev M-14P, nine-cylinder radial piston engine with 360 horsepower, the aircraft is very response given an empty weight of just 998 kg and large controls surfaces. Capable of pulling over 7 G and pushing up to negative 5 G, it’s no wonder the Yak-52 has been popular with aerobatic teams around the world.

The DCS: Yak-52 provides a realistic pilot training progression from the Yak-52, to the L-39 jet trainer, to modern fighters like the MiG-29 and Su-27.

Key Features:

  • Professional Flight Model that duplicates the flight characteristics of the Yak-52
  • Complete systems modeling of the Yak-52 that includes the engine, fuel, electrical and pneumatic systems
  • Realistic, mouse-interactive cockpit in which almost all controls can be interacted with
  • Accurate sounds of the Yak-52 like the engine and pneumatic system
  • Multiple liveries as both a military trainer and civilian aerobatic aircraft
  • Cooperative multiplayer. Fly with a friend in the same aircraft

 

More WIP screenshots
https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c…s/screenshots/

DCS: Normandy 1944 Map and DCS: World War II Assets Pack Available on Steam

Today we are pleased to release both the DCS: Normandy 1944 Map and the DCS: World War II Assets Pack to Steam as part of the DCS World Open Beta on Steam. Combined, these introduce our first World War II environment for DCS World, and they are fantastic products to have for your P-51D, Spitfire Mk.IX, Bf 109 K-4, and Fw 190 D-9. This a big step for us to create an authentic World War II combat environment for the most realistic World War II aircraft simulations available.

In addition to purchasing the Normandy 1944 Map and World War II Assets Pack separately, we are also offering a bundle deal that consists of both with a 20% savings!

DCS: Normandy 1944 Map

The DCS: Normandy 1944 Map is centered on the World War II battlefield of Normandy, France and is specifically created to depict the period after the D-Day landings and the establishment of several allied airfields in Normandy to support the beachhead breakout in late June 1944. The map measures 267 x 348 kilometers and includes airfields in both Normandy and southern England. The map includes the famous D-Day landing beaches and the “Atlantic Wall”, rolling bocage fields of Normandy, large cities like Caen and Rouen, ports of Cherbourg and Le Havre, and 30 airfields. The map also includes multiple seasons and more detail and accuracy than any previous DCS World map by utilizing new map technologies.

In addition to being developed to support DCS: World War II modules, other module eras from the Korean War to Modern Day may also be used with this map.

DCS: World War II Assets Pack

The DCS: World War II Assets Pack provides numerous World War II air, land and sea assets to populate the Normandy and other DCS World maps with. Eagle Dynamics has spent several years creating an entirely new set of combat vehicles to support DCS: World War II, and each unit is created with an exceptional level of detail and accuracy.
In addition to populating World War II era maps, this asset pack can be used with all other DCS World map modules.

These assets include:

  • Tanks and Mobile Artillery
  • M4A4 Sherman VC Firefly
  • M4 Sherman with “Rhino” hedge cutter
  • Mk VIII Cromwell
  • Sd.Kfz. 162 Jagdpanzer IV
  • Pz.Kpfw. VI Tiger I
  • Pz.Kpfw VI Ausf. B Tiger II
  • Pz.Kpfw. V Panther
  • Pz.Kpfw. IV
  • Sd.Kfz. 166 Sturmpanzer IV Brummbär
  • Sd.Kfz. 173 Panzerjäger V Jagdpanther

Cars and Trucks

  • Jeep Willys
  • Truck CCKW 353
  • Bedford MWD
  • Kübelwagen 82
  • Truck Blitz 36-6700A
  • DRG Class 86 locomotive
  • Tank wagon
  • G10 covered wagon
  • DR 50 Ton Flat Wagon Type SSys

Anti-Aircraft Artillery

  • Bofors 40 mm gun
  • 8.8 cm Flak Gun 18, 36, & 37
  • 2 cm Flak 30/38/Flakvierling

Ships

  • LST Mk2
  • USS Samuel Chase

Infantry

  • US soldier
  • UK soldier
  • German soldier

Aircraft

  • B-17G bomber

The DCS: World War II Assets Pack will continue to grow with DCS: Combined Arms compatibility and free asset additions.

DCS World Steam Store

Spitfire LF Mk.IX: Epsom Campaign Available on Steam
In addition to the Normandy 1944 Map and World War II Assets Pack, we are also releasing the first Spitfire campaign on Steam for the Normandy 1944 Map: Operation Epsom.

Fly the legendary Spitfire LF Mk. IX over Normandy in June 1944 as the allies attempt to break out of the D-Day landing beachheads. Battle German forces in the air and on the ground as the allies push south over 12 missions south of the Juno and Gold landing beaches. The missions consist of a combination of armed reconnaissance, intercepts, and directed ground attacks.

For this campaign, we teamed up with the greatly respected “Bunyap”, who has created an amazing level of detail and content for the briefings and historical background. All missions and flights in the campaign are based on actual missions down to the squadrons, targets, locations, times, weather, flak locations, etc. We believe this will be the most historically accurate portrayal of World War II air combat in a PC flight simulation.
NOTE: DCS: Normandy 1944 Map, World War II Assets Pack and DCS: Spitfire LF Mk.IX are required to play this campaign.

Key Features:

  • 12 historic missions taken from detailed accounts of Operation Epsom
  • Detailed briefing and briefing images, including separate PDF mission files
  • Unique kneeboard graphics for each mission
  • Hundreds of specially recorded voice-over messages to recreate the actual callsigns and accents
  • A wide array of missions included armed reconnaissance, intercepts and ground attack
  • Takes advantage of new AI features like Flak avoidance and authentic formations

DCS World Steam Store

DCS World Weekend News – 17 November 2017

Autumn 2017 Bonus Event
Starting today at 1500 GMT and lasting until 27 November at 0900 GMT, you can use your bonus points to save up to 60% on most DCS World store items! Please note that this is a bonus event and not a flat sale on all modules. You can read about the bonus program here.

If you have available bonus points, you can apply them during the store checkout process.

DCS: World War II Assets Pack Update
In our continuing effort to add more content to the World War II Assets Pack, several new AI-only aircraft are in development. These include the Ju-88, A-20, and C-47.

The Junkers Ju-88 was a German, twin-engined medium bomber. Over 16,000 were produced and ranged in roles including bomber, dive bomber, night fighter, torpedo bomber, and others.

The Douglas A-20 Havoc/Boston was a United States light bomber that was flown by several allied nations during WWII. The A-20 was a very versatile aircraft with good speed and maneuverability for a light bomber.

The Douglas C-47 Skytrain was a work horse for the allies in World War II and served as a troop and cargo transport. Also known by the nickname “Gooney Bird”, the C-47 was also instrumental in paratrooper operations.

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet Cinematic Video – Over the Strait of Hormuz
This week we bring you our second cinematic video for DCS: F/A-18C Hornet. Today we see our Hornet over our next, new map for DCS World: the Strait of Hormuz Map. This map is being specifically created to support our Hornet. However, like all DCS World maps, this map will support all DCS World aircraft modules and Combined Arms.