DCS World Weekend News – 14 July 2017

DCS World e-Shop Summer Sale
We are delighted to announce the DCS World e-Shop Summer Sale that starts today at 1500 GMT and will last until 24 July at 0900 GMT. Except for the DCS: Normandy 1944 Map, DCS: World War II Assets Pack and DCS M-2000 save 50% on all e-Shop purchases!

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A-10C: Tactical Training Qualification Campaign – Now Available

The A-10C: Tactical Training Qualification Campaign is now available from our e-Shop

The A-10C Tactical Training Qualification campaign puts you in the cockpit of an A-10C Warthog, and
tests your ability to interact with JTACs, Airborne FACs, AC-130 Gunships and manage Close Air Support (CAS) assets. Based on real world qualification requirements, you will fly 15 performance check rides to execute against pre-defined performance objectives. If successful, you will rate a Qualified rating and proceed to the next performance objective.

The campaign covers a number of key areas including FAC & JTAC Coordination, Stationary and Moving Target Tasking, Danger Close Tasking, SEAD Tasking, Deep Interdiction Tasking Day & Night, and Deep Interdiction Special Forces Coordination. In addition, you will work with additional CAS assets and cover SADL Datalink Engagement, CAS Mission Management Day & Night, Battlefield Air Interdiction Mission Management Day & Night, and Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) Mission Management Day & Night
culminating in a final Simulated Combat Mission using everything you have learned in the previous missions.

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Additionally, 15 single player practice missions are provided so you can perfect your tactics, techniques and procedures. There are over 1,300 voiceovers and over 470 pages of briefing material including the A-10C Amplified Checklist, Blue Force In-Flight Guide, Operation Agile Spirit SPINS, Maps, Target Diagrams, Mission Data Cards and Custom Kneeboards.

The Museum Relic Campaign – Available on Steam
The Museum Relic Campaign is now available on Steam and is a great experience for both the F-86F and MiG-15bis.

“The Museum Relic” is a story driven campaign that takes place between the two small fictional countries of Matova and Obristen. As their war stretches on into its fifth year, both nations are feeling the strain of not being able to replenish any of their lost vehicles. You will fly as a character who, at the beginning of the war, was just a civilian. But after seeing the dire situation his country is facing, decides to enlist in the Matova Army Air Corp. With his enlistment papers, he also brings with him his personal aircraft which he had donated to the Museum years ago.

The DCS: MiG-15bis or DCS: F-86F Sabre are required to be installed and activated into the DCS World 1.5 for the campaign.

Please note that the Steam purchases uses Steam keys that cannot be used with the DCS World e-Shop version.

Visit our DCS World page on Steam

DCS World Weekend News – 7 July 2017

News of Su-33 for DCS World 
Currently in the Eagle Dynamics update hangar is our Su-33 for DCS World / Flaming Cliffs 3. This carrier-borne aircraft is in the final stages of receiving a big, FREE update that includes much improved flight dynamics and the addition of several new systems. This will bring our Su-33 much more aligned with its real-world counterpart.

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Features of this upcoming Su-33 update include:

  • Professional Flight Model (PFM)
  • More detailed and accurate simulation of the wing control surfaces that include the leading and trailing edge flaps and the differential ailerons. In addition to the conventional differential stabilizers, canard behavior has also been improved for more realistic behavior. The Flight Control System (FCS) will automatically reconfigure itself depending on the flight mode.
  • The adaptations that make the Su-33 aircraft carrier-capable have been updated and improved to include the wing-fold mechanism, reinforced landing gear struts, and the inclusion of high-gain nose wheel steering for use on crowded carrier decks.
  • The physical mechanisms by which the arrestor hook engages the aircraft carrier arrestor wire has been greatly improved. Correct physics have been applied to the arrestor wire and its’ interaction with the aircraft.
  • The engines now have a “special mode” that adds up to 12,800 kg of thrust (instead of the normal 12,500 kg of thrust). This mode also includes realistic operating time restrictions.
  • A new FCS mode used when aerial refueling has also been implemented. When in this mode and the control stick is released, the aircraft will automatically maintain level flight. This FCS mode allows fine-control and thus making it easier to make contact with the tanker within a pitch range of plus or minus 5 degrees and of a roll angle of plus or minus 10 degrees.
  • The Auto-Thrust Control (ATC) is used for automatic speed holding and can be fine-tuned with a set speed switch. This can be useful with landing on the carrier.
  • The automatic collision avoidance system (“Uvod” mode) is now included and allows safe nap-of-the-earth flying.

DCS World 1.5.7 Update
This week we have released a new update to Open Beta DCS World 1.5, with the primary new feature being the support for the DCS: World War II Assets Pack.

Although primarily developed for the DCS: Normandy 1944 Map, these World War II period units work just as well in the Caucasus map. We hope this provides you another option for creating engaging World War II themed missions.

Purchase the DCS: World War II Assets Pack in DCS e-shop

You can find the complete changelog of this DCS World 1.5 update here

Bundle Deals Continue
We are happy to over two bundle deals that include both DCS: Combined Arms and the DCS: World War II Assets Pack for a 40% off savings:

These bundle deals will last until 17 July 2017 at 0900 GMT. You can find them in the special offers of DCS e-shop.