MiG-19 manual is out plus new mission video

Everything you need to know how to fly the DCS: MiG-19P from RAZBAM looks to be contained in the manual which has just been released. Meanwhile, Spudknocker has released a video featuring the MiG-19 flying the jet over the Caucasus on one of the included missions.

How to fly the МиГ-19

The manual, coming in at a weighty 169 pages, contains information on everything from controls and armament to emergency procedures and its available to read now.

It’s a nice touch that the manual embraces the 1950s era Soviet aesthetic while still remaining very readable inside.

Speaking of reading it, you can access the manual right here.

Flying over Georgia in the MiG-19

I missed this in my last MiG-19 update. Spudknocker has released a 1 hour, 11 minute video with one of the included missions for the MiG-19. The mission itself was created by mission builder extraordinaire, Baltic Dragon, and it looks like fun with plenty of atmosphere and tension. It also shows off the upgraded textures in the cockpit. Check that out!


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Boris_CRO says:

    Its good im driven by discount percentage and not by the PR hype 🙂 F14 and MiG19 are really pushed my marketing guys. Creating the need to have them here and now.

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  2. Mischiew Rithe says:

    At first sight it’s a well-made manual, not like what we first saw with the M-2000C (I’m glad that one was re-written!).

    That caught my eye, though:

    “The problem with this is that we were not able to get an original MiG-19P flight manual. The current manual is made from the different documents regarding MiG-19P avionics and systems and the MiG-19S flight manual.

    also, the flight model was made using the MiG-19S performance manual, and tuned to represent a slower aircraft which generates more drag.”

    Sounds a bit like guesswork, I’m not sure this was meant to be divulged in a community like DCS.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      I’m generally happy to see comments like that. I do hope on the other hand that they did their engineering homework to get this all done right.

      I’m glad they have learned with the manual. RAZBAM has made some mistakes but they have learned a lot and done some good stuff. I’m holding out some high hopes here.

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      1. Mischiew Rithe says:

        I’m sure they did all right, Razbam people seem committed enough to make their flight model as reliable as possible, even if that means updating it long after launch when they get new sources of information. I don’t think that would be any different with the MiG-19 than the Mirage or the Harrier, even if there are several different teams.

        That must be difficult to find the data on older planes, and even more so to build a model around that, because the available data only represent limited, typical performance values. The model has to interpolate and behave continuously between these available points, and most probably, extrapolate beyond their limits in a convincing way. I’ve never seen detailed curves on stall conditions, for example, just instructions on how to get the hell out of them 😀

        Even after weeks and months of wind tunnel measurements, the actual behaviour of a plane was still not entirely predictable back then (the people who built the Su-27 can certainly vouch for that). So I can imagine that the performance manual, the actual plane and the simulation module are 3 separate systems which happen (hopefully) to share a good overlap.

        Their comment shows genuine honesty, but that’s definitely not one that I would make if I were in that position, because it brings no useful information to the customer while it could instil some doubts.

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