It’s wall-to-wall Tomcat coverage here

Never has there been more excitement, hype, jokes, memes, nostalgia, or outright mania associated with a DCS release that I can remember in the history of the series than there has been with Heatblur’s F-14 Tomcat. With release now a little less than 48-hours out… excitement is high and the pitch is fevered. More content is appearing all the time and here’s a bunch of things you may want to watch.

Videos, music, etc.

Let’s start with MagzTV’s DCS: F-14B ‘Liveries’ video which shows off the schemes that are coming at launch. Supposedly even more are planned later which is music to my ears!

Speaking of music, Meteor has officially released their Defender of the Fleet (Heatblur F​-​14 Original Soundtrack) on their Bandcamp website. Owners of the module will get the soundtrack with the release but if you also want the MP3, FLAC, and Bandcamp unlimited streaming you’ll have to pay some extra cash. I’m assuming that at least the MP3 version will be available at launch.

You can listen to the whole album right now on their website.

RedKite’s latest DCS: F-14 video is titled “The Sound of Freedom” and there’s no soundtrack or voice over here… Just the sweet sound of the F-14 starting up, taking off, flying around, and everything else in between. It’s a aural reminder that Heatblur makes sure that every button, switch, and throttling up jet engine is represented.

Jabbers has some great tutorial videos for the F-14 and two more have just gone up with a tutorial on the RIO’s AWG-9 radar controls as well as an air-to-air refueling tutorial.

Hellreign82’s latest video is a cinematic take on a air-to-air duel in the skies of Nevada between a F-14 and an F-16 appropriately titled The Cat And The Viper.

In-case you want something with more irreverent humour and a dose of swearing… Crash Laobi is here to the rescue with his first-look a the DCS: F-14B Tomcat.

Finally, Spudknocker has two videos that have just come out as well. There’s First Trap Teaser and In Depth HOTAS Setup Guide which should get some of your controls setup and sorted out.

Get ready!

Every second aircraft on DCS servers is going to be an F-14 and the sheer amount of content for this module is set to explode over the next few days. I will, of course, have full coverage when time allows (which is sadly short this week) but you can definitely expect some screenshots and very early comments coming hopefully by the weekend and a more in-depth first look coming soon.

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. Blue 5 says:

    I hope we get some [ahistorical] ‘Nam skins – the USN F-4s were beautiful in their pale white and grey with colours down the top and the full colour insignia.

    I am eternally puzzled as to why they toned this down even as engagement ranges increased. I blame HE / legal department.

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  2. William T Taylor says:

    i just want to get an hour in tomarrow with this jet before i have to head out of town … cant wait to knuckel down and learn this one inside and out as pilot…. and passibly as RIO

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  3. Edward says:

    It’s the13th – where my Tomcat?

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Soon! 🙂

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  4. Blue 5 says:

    I just fired up DCS beta launcher – no contacts here…

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  5. p51dmatt says:

    It’s updating!!!

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  6. Blue 5 says:

    Not here…

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      You may need to set your updater manually if you’ve already checked in the last 24-hours.

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  7. Blue 5 says:

    Errr, why? Is there a special ‘DCS not working’ mode that I missed?

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