DCS World weekend News – 1 May 2020

May 1st, 2020

Dear fighter pilots, partners and friends, 

We would like to reiterate last week’s launch of our “Free For All” event. From April 18th to May 19th
This is a crucial time to focus on who we care for most and embrace the love and attention our families
provide. With this mindset, we continue to promote our Free for All event and the 50% discount until
the 19th of May.

Check the Module Manager

We are working hard on the final touches of the Early Access release of the P-47 which we hope will be
a wonderful addition to the WWII fleet of fighters in DCS. Check out the WIP pictures below.

The Channel Map is in final alpha testing and receiving a lot of attention, especially with regards to
optimisation and functionality during this test phase. We are really looking forward to showing this highly
detailed terrain to you in the nearest future. The P47 screenshots are all taken in the Channel Map and
give you an idea of what’s to come.

Thank you for your passion and support and stay safe.

Yours sincerely,

The Eagle Dynamics Team

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The ‘Free for All’ event will run until the 19th of May. Until then, save up to 50% off most of our top products.
Fly some of our best selling World War II birds including the Fw-190 A-8, Fw-190 D-9, Bf 109 K-4 and I-16.

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P-47 Thunderbolt
Development Report

The undercarriage is being tuned for accurate ground-steering. The engine cooling, exhaust systems and
turbocharger are in final testing.

External model
Much of the final detailing has been done to finish the aircraft exterior. The forward section of the cockpit
has been seriously revised and those changes are quite visible in the screenshots.

Cockpit night lighting
The instrument luminescence decay after UV light was implemented for all cockpit indicators and markings.

See in development screenshot

The Channel
A DCS World Module

We would like to take this opportunity to share the growing realism of ground operations. We encourage you
to explore newly released World War II battle-ready assets. We have a long way to go and your feedback, as
a community helps contribute to the future of DCS World.

Take control of Ground Ops with DCS Combined Arms

Thank you again for your commitment, passion and support.

Eagle Dynamics

DCS World weekend News – 3 May 2019

Damage Model Progress Update
Our new damage model is currently being implemented and tuned to the specifics of each of our internally developed WWII aircraft in DCS World. Each aircraft has unique hydraulics, pneumatic and electrical systems, materials and kinematics. As a result, the predicted damage depends on the type and location of impact will vary substantially. The internal effect such as coolant or oil temperature variation, loss of pressure, loss of control or other effects should, in turn, generate the corresponding predicted the internal and/or external visual effect.

Our AI aircraft will also be tuned appropriately and this work is ongoing. We have also added some great tools for testing the damage model on our internal builds. With these tools, we can track the trajectory of hits, shrapnel and damage suffered. In the attached screenshot, you can see the result of a testing session with a Me-109K-4 vs some Flak fire. In the X-ray log window, you can see how different hits make their way into and in some cases through the aircraft. In one instance, an object enters the left tail and stops in the right tail. While the graphical representation isn’t the exact location, on the aircraft you will see damage entering at this location, but not exiting on the other side. In another case, you can see objects entering the wing tip, and exiting the middle of the wing. Again, the damage would show on both sides of the wing, based on objects entering and exiting it. As well, you can see how an object entered one Ammo Box, severed the ammo belts on 2 guns, as well as severing a fuel line before stopping in a second ammo box. If you were to use those guns, you would run out of ammo before the indicators showed you did. You can see by the log data that we track the path of the object, the material and/or items passing through it.

I hope this update gives you a better understanding of what we are aiming to achieve with our new damage model. We trust that it will be to your satisfaction.

Update of Russian Ural-375 Trucks
While the weapon systems often get the spotlight, it is also important that support units continue to be updated and improved as DCS World grows and evolves. This is part of an ongoing effort to update all older DCS World units.

See high res screenshots here

Today we bring you three new and updated variants of the venerable Ural-375 truck. The Ural-375 is a workhorse of the Russia military and is a 4.5-ton 6×6 multi-purpose platform from which many variants have been produced since its introduction in 1979. In addition to cargo and crew variants, it has also served as the chassis for the BM-21 rocket launcher, a fuel carrier, and hard and soft tops.

Sincerely,
The Eagle Dynamics Team