Leatherneck's F4U to debut at VFAT 2019!

Fans of Leatherneck Studio’s F4U-1D Corsair are going to be very excited as the team intends to debut the DCS: F4U-1D Corsair at the Virtual Festival of Aerobatic Teams (VFAT) coming up this weekend!

Get ready for the Corsair

Teasing the Corsair with black and white photos and several teasers over the last few months, it appears that Leatherneck intends to do a much more detailed overview of the module and they are doing it at the community’s biggest virtual airshow.

Here’s their statement:

Dear pilots,
It is with our greatest pleasure to announce our participation in the upcoming VFAT 2019 Virtual Airshow, where during the stream we will be showing for the very first time our fantastic Chance-Vought F4U-1D Corsair! Please join us for this event and for the interview with a few team members where we will be answering questions about the module!

Magnitude 3 – Leatherneck Simulations
Leatherneck is really leaning into the old time feel for their promotion of the aircraft. I love it!

According to the VFAT 2019 schedule, the display is scheduled for Saturday at 23:20 GMT or 6:20 pm EST or 3:20 PST.

Here are some links to more information:

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Blue 5 says:

    *sigh*

    Another lost soul living in a fish-bowl. Year after year.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Song lyric? ☺️

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      1. 79vRAF says:

        Pink Floyd – Wish you were here

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      2. ShamrockOneFive says:

        And suddenly it all makes sense! Thanks! ☺️

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    2. Francesco Kasta says:

      Very fitting!

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      1. Blue 5 says:

        I thank you, try the veal 😜

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  2. Michael Dwyer says:

    Well they just showed it off landing on the USS Essex, and hinted that a Zero may be possible, I am now officially interested. It looked really nice.

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  3. Blue 5 says:

    An AI A6M and an empty Essex-class for c. $60 is going to become a little dull after the first week or so.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      That is a potential problem for this. Especially if compatible parts of the Pacific theatre for DCS aren’t built out.

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      1. Blue 5 says:

        There was a suggestion of a water-focussed map, as I recall. Maybe good for Pacific?

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      2. ShamrockOneFive says:

        Supposedly there’s a few maps in the works right now and maybe ED is planning to save those up for a end of year announcement/trailer as they have been doing the last few years.

        One of the maps is supposedly suitable for both WWII and modern day and suitable for carrier ops. That one is also apparently the free map we haven’t heard much about recently.

        Then there’s an Iwo Jima map that Magnitude 3/Leatherneck/Heatblur (before they split) were talking about doing. I don’t think we’ve seen anything of that since.

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    2. Jackflash says:

      I think this is the real issue with flight sims of this generation. They just feel really empty compared to the ones I grew up with. Especially when it comes to building an emotional connection with the game world. They feel more like sandboxes than true games. Each new expansion is about new planes and new maps, with few improvements to core gameplay loops or mission briefings or campaign systems, wingman AI or comms. Which I’m sure many people enjoy – I just see a lot of missed opportunity. Even something as simple as an algorithmically generated highlight reel after I finish a mission in IL-2 would go a long way towards giving me more of a sense of accomplishment (the picture of a thousand rubles just isn’t doing it for me).

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  4. boxcarleader says:

    Hey guys before you get too bent out of shape i will point out the the Royal navy used F4Us in the black sea and the channel and in asia … so its not completely out of its element… just a rare bird around the ones we have… and also screw AI give me a flyable A6M PLZ!!!!

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