DCS World Weekend News – 1 September 2017

DCS World 1st of September Flash Sale
To celebrate Knowledge Day in Russia, we have a 50% off sale on several popular DCS World aircraft modules. This sale starts today 1500 GMT and will last until 4 September at 0900 GMT.
What is Knowledge Day?

DCS World 1st of September Bundle Deals
Also to commemorate the Knowledge Day, we are offering several new 60% off Bundle Deals! These bundle deals start today at 1500 GMT and will last until 11 September 2017 at 0900 GMT.

  • DCS: Flaming Cliffs 3 + DCS: Combined Arms
  • DCS: A-10C Warthog + DCS: Black Shark 2
  • Su-27 for DCS World + Su-27: Ultimate Argument Campaign
  • F-15C for DCS World + F-15C: Georgian War Campaign

Find these great bundles in the special offers section

F-15C: The Georgian War Campaign

“The Georgian War” is a fictional campaign created by Chris “Viper” Long and Baltic Dragon, and is inspired by real events that took place during the Russo-Georgian War of 2008.

Download From in the Campaign section of the DCS e-shop

This campaign puts you in the role of a pilot who arrives in Tbilisi as part of a small detachment intended to present the capabilities of the F-15C to the Georgian government, which has expressed interest in purchasing several airframes. You and your colleagues are caught by surprise when armed conflict breaks out. As the fighting escalates, your small group is drawn into the war.

Throughout the campaign’s 16 missions, the authors recreate some of the real-life events that happened between the 8th and 13th of August 2008. The fictionalized events presented in this campaign are based on extensive research from numerous Western and Russian publications, interviews with people who were directly involved on both sides, and several visits to the ABL (Administrative Boundary Line) with South Ossetia. The campaign aims to capture the pivotal moments of the 2008 war from a military perspective.

Key Features:

  • 16 story-driven missions with some factual events from the 2008 Russo – Georgian war in the background
  • Historically – accurate descriptions of the situation on the ground and on the front line for the specific date and time when the mission takes place
  • Extensive briefings based on real life FRAGOs (Fragmentary Orders), as well as tactical maps
  • Over 1,500 custom voice-overs and thousands of triggers

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DCS World 2.1.1 and Content Now Available on Steam
Today we are happy to announce that DCS World 2.1.1 and associated DLC content are available on Steam. In order to install DCS World 2.1.1, please select to install the open alpha version from your Steam Library / Properties / BETAS window. From the “select the beta you would like to opt into:” drop down, please select the open alpha – Public alpha versions (2.x).

As part of the DCS World 2.1.1 release, we are also making available the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map. As DCS World 2.1.1 does NOT include the Caucasus map, the NEVADA map is a required DLC purchase to use DCS World 2.1.1. Additionally, we have released two campaigns for DCS World 2.1.1: A-10C: 16-2 Red Flag Campaign and F-15C: 16-2 Red Flag Campaign.

Please note that these DLCs use Steam Keys instead of Starforce keys. As such, this purchases cannot be activated on the DCS World e-Shop version.

DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map

Steam Store Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/41…ing_Range_Map/

The Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) has the largest contiguous air and ground space available for peacetime military operations in the free world. The NTTR is home to RED FLAG and other military exercises that include countries from around the world. The NTTR map for DCS World 2 includes Nellis AFB, Creech AFB and the infamous Groom Lake AFB (aka Area 51) and many other military and airfields in the region. This map also includes the city of Las Vegas, McCarran International Airport, and Hoover Dam.

Features:

  • 366,000 sq. kilometers that covers portions of Nevada, Utah, Arizona and California.
  • Highly detailed modelling of Nellis Air Force Base, Creech Air Force Base, McCarran International Airport, and the Area 51 facility.
  • Hoover Dam and Lake Meade.
  • All VOR and VORTAC radio navigation beacons.
  • High resolution mesh and textures around the detailed airbases.
  • The entire NTTR airspace as well as indication of all sub-ranges.
  • Las Vegas, Pahrump, Mesquite, Moapa, Indian Springs, Boulder City and other cities and towns in and nearby the NTTR. This also includes all major roads, railways, and power lines.

Please note that this DLC uses Steam Keys instead of Starforce keys. As such, this purchases cannot be activated on the DCS World e-Shop version.

A-10C: Red Flag Campaign
Steam Store Page:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/41…Flag_Campaign/

The A-10C: 16-2 Red Flag Campaign is a depiction of flying the A-10C “Warthog” during a typical Red Flag exercise in the skies over Nevada. This campaign includes extensive briefing, map, and lineup card PDF files for each mission and was designed in consultation with the renowned author Steve Davies.

All of the missions are based on input from pilots that have flown in Red Flag exercises and will provide you a challenge that will test even the most skilled virtual pilots.

F-15C: Red Flag Campaign
Steam Store Page:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/41…Flag_Campaign/

The F-15C 16-2 Red Flag Campaign is a depiction of flying the F-15C Eagle during a typical Red Flag exercise in the skies over Nevada. This campaign includes extensive briefing, map, and lineup card PDF files for each mission and was designed in consultation with the renowned author Steve Davies, the authority on the F-15C.

All of the missions are based on input from real F-15C pilots that have flown in Red Flag exercises and will provide you a challenge that will test even the most skilled virtual pilots.

DCS World Weekend News – 25 August 2017

Su-33 for DCS World Coming Soon

Su-33 for DCS World is now available for pre-purchase! Normally priced at $14.99 USD, the Su-33 will be discounted to $11.99 while in pre-purchase, a 20% savings. The Early Access release is set for late-September 2017.

  

Other screenshots available here

Pre-purchase Su-33 for DCS World

Owners of DCS: Flaming Cliffs 3 will receive the Su-33 for FREE! Upon Early Access release of the Su-33 for DCS World, DCS: Flaming Cliffs 3 will be priced at $44.99 USD.

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.

Announcing the P-51D: Charnwood Campaign

Created by the same team behind the Spitfire: Epsom Campaign, work is moving rapidly on this historically-based campaign for the P-51D over Normandy in July 1944. The Charnwood campaign reproduces missions P-51D missions flown in support of the allied breakout of Normandy. Given the Mustang’s combination of air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities (bombs and rockets), this campaign will offer a wealth of mission types and challenges. Each mission is based on a real mission, down to weather, times, squadrons, mission tasks, and allied and axis unit placement.

Coming Autumn 2017.

   

Other screenshots available here

DCS 1.5.7 Update 1 for Steam

This week we are updating the 1.5.7 version of DCS World for Steam and also offer two new campaigns:

DCS World Steam Store

Mi-8MTV2: The Border Campaign

“The Border” is the storyline campaign of a Russian Air-Force pilot flying the Mi-8MTV2 helicopter inside DCS World.

The player serves as a helicopter commander in the South Ossetia border area. In the course of 15 missions you’ll have to fly day and night sorties, deliver cargo and military personnel to remote outposts, land and pick up ground forces by helicopter, participate in special-forces raids conducted at the territory of the Republic.

Features of The Border campaign:

  • 15 adventurous single player missions.
  • 206 voiced radio dialogues in the campaign’s missions.
  • Detailed mission briefings with flight plan pictures.
  • Russian localization includes voiceovers and subtitles.
  • English localization includes subtitles.

The DCS: Mi-8MTV2 is required to be installed.

A-10C: Stone Shield Campaign

A-10C: Stone Shield is a story-driven campaign that puts you in the cockpit of an A-10C Warthog as a USAF pilot assigned to the 445th Air Expeditionary Wing.

In 2015 Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Russia have announced the start of the “Caucasus-2015” military exercise. Intelligence analysis later reveals that the exercises is actually cover for Russia forces repositioning to the Abkhazian territory and further escalating tensions in the Caucasus region.

The 445th Air Expeditionary Wing and the 6th mechanized brigade have been deployed to Georgia as a response by NATO to counter Russia’s military aggression against its peaceful neighbor.

Prepare yourself to face with the following tasks:

  • Providing precision airstrikes against enemy targets
  • Supporting Special Ops teams in tracking down and capturing dangerous militants
  • Providing on-call close air support for friendly forces and much more

The A-10C: Stone Shield campaign offers you a variety of challenging missions in which you must not only act as a tank killer, but also operate as a sniper making one shot and one kill engagements.

The DCS: A-10C Warthog is required to be installed.