First impressions of the J-11A

DCS World 2.5.1 Beta introduced the Shenyang J-11A to the Flaming Cliffs 3 aircraft line-up marking the first “new” entry to Flaming Cliffs since Flaming Cliffs was originally released. This Chinese twin-engined air superiority fighter is the first flyable aircraft for the Chinese asset pack and something of a historic moment for the series. So how…

A fun little extra on DCS’ NTTR map

This isn’t new but for those of you who have never seen it before, DCS: Nevada has a fun little “Easter Egg” that I saw for myself for the first time just a couple of days ago. Groom Lake The NTTR map is known for Las Vegas, the downtown area, and the Hoover Dam. For…

First look at Bodenplatte’s new map

I didn’t think we’d see the IL-2: Battle of Bodenplatte’s map so early on in development but the IL-2 map team has been busy and they have some early work in progress screenshots to show us as part of this week’s Developer Diary update. Four seasons on the Western Front While some took IL-2: Battle…

Thoughts on IL-2’s bigger picture in 2018

Back in November of 2017 we had the big announcement on what future titles were underway for the IL-2 series. We also got a list of items that were part of the “bigger picture” and I thought now would be a great time to start thinking about what’s coming next. Titles but also features We…

Deka Ironworks details their DCS: J-11A update

Deka Ironworks is squeezing a new Flaming Cliffs 3 level aircraft into DCS. The Su-27SK, or rather the Shenyang J-11A, is coming to DCS and it will represent the first flyable Chinese military aircraft for the series. The J-11A China operates a series of Flanker derivatives including the J-11, J-15 and J-16 in a few…

VARS Air Racing in DCS

The first round in the VARS World Cup Air Racing is over and they have a really cool highlight reel to show off from it as virtual pilots bank their TF-51Ds through some challenging courses. It looks like a ton of fun! Virtual air racing? Yep, its a thing! How many of you have tried…

DCS P-47, WWII Asset Update, AJS-37 sale on

A lot of small news items going on in the world of DCS right now including our first look at the DCS: P-47 cockpit, an update on WWII assets, and a Heatblur specific sale on the AJS-37. The Viggen Goes on Sale Sweden’s double-delta fighter and strike fighter (in the case of the AJS-37) was…

Having trouble updating to IL-2 patch 3.002?

If you’re having trouble with the latest update, you’re not alone. Yesterday after the patch released, many players reported slow download speeds and difficulty completing the installation. I had some troubles yesterday but they have been fixed without any extra work by me today. If you’re still having trouble, here is a suggestion. Suggestions from…

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet Episode 7, mini-updates

News continues to come out of Eagle Dynamics on the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet as we get a look at a Blue Angels skin, the visual representation of the pilot in the cockpit, and a new academic tutorial on the Waypoint Navigation system. Waypoint navigation Episode number 7 in the Hornet academic series being done by…

IL-2 patch 3.002, fixes, updates

I was sure that the number of updates in IL-2’s status quo shattering patch 3.001 would result in a near-term hotfix, however, the patch 3.001 release went relatively smoothly. Not without a hitch but pretty close to it considering the mass number of updates. Now, patch 3.002 is out and it brings with it a…

Training with DCS’s A-10A

My experience with DCS is still fairly shallow compared to the hundreds of hours I’ve put into IL-2 but I’m slowly building up my training repertoire and recent videos showing off what the A-10 and Su-25 can do have made me interested in putting some more time into these CAS/attack aircraft. Flying the A-10 is…

New DCS: Persian Gulf Screenshots, Rain on the canopy too

A whole bunch of new high-res screenshots have dropped onto the Eagle Dynamics website today showcasing DCS: Persian Gulf in all of its splendor. Also appearing today is a new video showcasing the rain on the canopy effect for the DCS: F/A-18C. It looks good! In the Gulf One of the things that DCS: Nevada…