The MiG-19 is here! This second generation fighter coming from the legendary Mikoyan Design Bureau was the first Soviet fighter to be able to fly at Mach speeds in level flight and it’s now available to fly in DCS World.
Spending most of 2018 in development, RAZBAM has now fully released the DCS: MiG-19 to the public although you must be on the beta release to get it right now. It will show up on the regular release when the next patch comes out.
Here are the key features as listed on the product page:
- External flight model that provides realistic performance and flight characteristics
- Highly detailed 3D model and animations
- Highly detailed and accurate 6 DOF cockpit with mouse-interactive controls
- Realistic modelling of the aircraft systems including electrical, fuel, hydraulics, lighting, engine and navigation
- High-resolution 3D model and cockpit textures, including specular and bump mapping as well as deferred shading and Physical Based Rendering (PBR)
- NR-30 30mm Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground cannons
- Air-to-Air missiles
- S-5M Rocket pods
- Realistic afterburner
- Numerous skins
- Instant action, single, and a campaign
- Interactive training lessons and videos
As you can see, compared to a fourth generation multi-role jet fighter, the MiG-19P is fairly simple with a limited array of weapons, sensors, and capabilities. Not listed on the page is a sense of style and 1950s era charm where everything is analog and still very much in the pre-digital world of early jet flight.
Coming in at $49.99, the DCS: MiG-19 had no pre-order sale, however you can apply your bonus dollars towards this module (as it is full price) and that saved me a few dollars.
If you’re feeling like spending a few dollars tonight towards this jet, hit the e-Store for more.
More to come
Eagle Dynamics has listed this aircraft as “early access” on their store and from what I can tell, the module is content complete as far as the aircraft itself is concerned but may not be fully complete when it comes to the whole module (I don’t see any missions right now aside from the instant action and training).
I’ve had about 25-minutes with the module so far so take anything I say right now with that in mind. I have lots more time planned with this module over the next few days and I will be giving my first and early impressions on the newest module to DCS World in the coming days.
Because I know you folks love them, here’s a few screenshots from my first joyride in the MiG-19.