DCS World Weekend News – 29 March 2019

DCS World Open Beta Update
This week we updated the DCS World Open Beta update to include many great updates. Highlights include:

  • DCS World: Corrected Dynamic Launch Zone (DLZ) of R-27R and R-27T air-to-air missiles.
  • Hornet: Added initial Latent Track While Scan (LTWS) air-to-air radar mode and fixed several bugs.
  • Tomcat: Fixed crash due to missing Jester sound, adjust flight dynamics and engine performance, added option to hide control stick, corrected AIM-9 errors, and more.
  • MiG-19: Improvements to the flight model and added many new key binds and corrected several bugs.
  • C-101: Added more cooperative multiplayer synchronizations.

Please read the complete change log here

DCS: Spitfire LF Mk.IX – The Big Show Campaign on Steam
Download from Steam page

Put on Pierre Clostermann’s Irvin jacket, climb into his Spitfire Mk.IX and experience the massive air battles in the skies of Western Europe described in his similarly titled book. This campaign follows Clostermann’s career from April 1943 to July 1944 through 12 missions that recreate his memoirs down to the smallest details such as time, weather, squadrons and even radio transmissions. Find out what it feels like to fly with the Biggin Hill Wing in a huge formation of Spitfires, to follow Commandant Mouchotte into gigantic melees against 30+ Focke-Wulfs, to take part in Rodeos, Circuses, and attacks on V-1 launch sites, or to support the ground troops after the D-day landings. All clear? Switches on!

Key Features:

  • 12 historical missions following Pierre Clostermann during his time with 341 and 602 Squadron.
  • Detailed briefings, maps and briefing images, including separate PDF mission files with historical backgrounds
  • Unique kneeboard graphics and checklists for each mission
  • Historically accurate custom skins
  • Hundreds of specially recorded voice-over messages
  • A wide array of missions including fighter sweep, bomber escort, armed reconnaissance and ground attack

DCS: Fw 190 A8 First flights 

We would like to share some exciting news on the progress of the Fw 190 A8 for DCS World. As we approach the 80th anniversary of the first flight of the Fw 190 back in the spring of 1939, the module for DCS World has taken its own first flight internally. As you can see in the included screenshots, while still early, progress is moving along at a good pace. With this new module comes some new features, such as the new fan-assisted air cooling model introduced to the oil cooling and engine air intake system.

Starting from the A8 oil cooler, the system will hold true with our current engineering approach and use the same math for radiators which has become much more efficient in compiling (saving time and minimizing mistake probability) as well as adding new opportunities for integration with the new Damage Model. Because of this it will handle punctures and over-heating correctly and is a much more robust system regarding any weird combination of input parameters. Eventually, this new system will replace the old one in all WWII aircraft.

The Fw 190 was designed by engineer and Test pilot Kurt Tank. The team he assembled to create this new fighter from the outset wanted a design with a much different approach than what was taken for the Bf 109. The design was to be a smaller tougher and easier to maintain. Inspired by a captured I-16 Rata, which was able to out turn the faster Bf 109, the Germans could see the benefit of the shorter wings and smaller design, wrapped around a powerful radial engine.

The A8 variant was the largest produced version of the Fw 190 and should provide an excellent opponent to the current plane set in DCS World, especially the Spitfire IX. Enjoy this sneak peek at the progress on this module, and stay tuned for more news in the not so distant future.

The Eagle Dynamics Team

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