FlyingIron Simulations announces DCS: A-7E Corsair II

In an announcement made today, FlyingIron Simulations announced that they have signed an agreement with Eagle Dynamics to bring the A-7E Corsair II to DCS World. The announcement included work in progress screenshots and a few details on their plans.

A new cold war attack aircraft

FlyingIron Simulations has previously created detailed modules of the Spitfire IX, P-47N, and Grob 109B for X-Plane 11. Now the developer is working on a DCS World module of the A-7 Corsair II. The E model in the announcement is the definitive version seeing use from the end of the Vietnam War through to Desert Storm before its retirement from various airforces began in 1991 until 2014 when the Hellenic Air Force retired the last of theirs.

A-7E’s can carry some interesting combinations of ordinance including HARM, Shrike, Maverick and Walleye guided munitions as well as iron bombs, rockets, and AIM-9 Sidewinders for defense. It also has a very familiar M61 Vulcan cannon.

We’ve seen both exterior and interior shots done by their art team showing high details in both their cockpit and external modeling.

This is just an announcement and it likely means that many long months or more will be required to bring this module to an early access state.

Visit FlyingIron Simulations on their website or Facebook page to see the announcement.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Blue 5 says:

    Rather have the Crusader, but still a nice addition.

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      1. ShamrockOneFive says:

        Yep! Why have one when you can have both! ☺️

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  2. CanadaOne says:

    Be nice if it’s “super carrier” interactive.

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  3. Warlock says:

    As a ground pounder at heart, I’m happy to get any plane/copter which starts with “A”. If the basic A-4 Skyhawk mod was any indication, this one should be fun.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Morkva is typically posting mod videos so my guess is that that was a mod. This is an officially licensed project.

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  4. Warlock says:

    Also when looking at some images of a real A-7e I realized that quite a few of its panels and the arrangement in the cockpit is pretty similar (and in some cases looks identical) to what you can see in the cockpit of an A-10. The main differences I noticed were the naval aviation systems which the A-7 obviously has, and the radar system. Comparing it to the F-8 Crusader, this one is definitely going to be the one I will be flying… Also new 3rd party around, if they’re as good Deka Ironwork and OctopusG, this should be a real treat.

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