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

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The NTTR map is known for Las Vegas, the downtown area, and the Hoover Dam. For UFO fans and history buffs, who have read all that they can about formerly secret projects like the F-117 Nighthawk and B-2 Spirit, there is another special location on this map: Groom Lake.

Groom Lake, and the base located there, is steeped in history, myth, and some pretty wild tales that run the gamut from black military secret operations and secret flight testing to aliens. It also goes by another name, Area 51.

Groom Lake AFB is very much a place on the NTTR map and if you pick a Russian aircraft for a quick mission, you typically start at Groom Lake. This isn’t too far from the truth as its emerged over the years that the US likely has a few Russian aircraft located here for testing and one may have even crashed semi-recently.

Hidden away on the map

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Eagle Dynamics, or at least someone on the team who built this map, was very clearly a Star Trek fan because located in an open hangar are….

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…a pair of Star Trek Shuttlecraft complete with the ‘USS Voyager’ and Voyager’s registry number of NCC-74656 on the side – kind of like hull numbers on modern warships.

I love little “Easter Eggs” like these where the developers throw in something fun. Particularly at a place like Groom Lake.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Mischiew Rithe says:

    Ah, damn, comments are bugged again :/

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Comments are bugged?

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      1. Mischiew Rithe says:

        Sometimes the comment is just lost and not posted… not sure why. Anyway, it wasn’t that important 🙂

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      2. ShamrockOneFive says:

        Comments have to be approved first. So if it doesn’t appear immediately don’t worry about it.

        I filter out spam and stuff that is horribly OT.

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  2. Rainer Diabl says:

    Haha, love it!

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  3. detcord12b says:

    There is no way that is legal. That has to be an IP infringement tight there. I mean if the NTTR map was a freeware mod then I could understand, but this is a purchasable product. They better hope Paramount’s legal department never sees that.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Hopefully they never do and if they do that they have a sense of humour about it.

      People are making Star Trek related web series these days and those seem to go on for a while before getting slapped – this is so minor by comparison.

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