Eurofighter Typhoon module for DCS World? It’s happening!

In early February, what feels like a lifetime ago, Eagle Dynamics teased that they had a milestone aircraft that they were working on. They had intended to tease it during their 2020 cinematic video but it just wasn’t far enough along to do so. Now it looks like we know what they were teasing… a DCS World module of the Eurofighter Typhoon!

UPDATE: We now have confirmation that this is a new third party developing the title. Read the latest for more up-to-date information.

Story still developing

A bunch of screenshots has appeared this morning in the Eagle Dynamics work in progress screenshot collection. They show off the Hind, which we saw earlier this week, and now they are showing off the Eurofighter Typhoon.

With the branding on the top we can only assume that this is being done internally by Eagle Dynamics as opposed to it being part of a third party effort – but we don’t have any confirmation yet. BigNewy was on r/Hoggit this morning telling members there that the DCS World Weekend News update would fill in a lot of blanks.

Just in-case we were uncertain if this was a nice high fidelity AI module or if this was going to be a flyable type, there are also screenshots showing various parts of the cockpit. It’s going to be a flyable!

Which variant?

The Typhoon has been produced in a three major versions, called tranches, along with several block upgrades. It’s likely that the Typhoon that Eagle Dynamics is building will be an earlier model roughly around the timeline of the DCS: F-16C (2007) and the DCS: F/A-18C (2006) which means that this could be a Tranche 1 (and hopefully a Block 5 which has air to air and air to ground modes) or an earlier Tranche 2. I’m guessing its unlikely that we’d see something more advanced like the Tranche 2, Block 10 or Block 15 with Meteor, Stormshadow and Brimstone.

We’ll find out soon enough hopefully!

15 Comments Add yours

  1. Blue 5 says:

    Wow!

    I suspect Tranche 1, Block 5 (SRP 4.3) as this was the RAF ‘austere’ A2G mod subsequently rolled out for the other users.

    Tranche 2 would be amazing, but far less likely given the general trend of the DCS series with regard to the dating of modern aircraft.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      That would be my assumption as well. We’ll find out soon enough what they are planning!

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      1. Blue 5 says:

        A total beast. Even with the MScan, it should dominate in radar power and guidance while in T/W terms it has few equals. All models had HMD and HOBS. It should crucify the opposition.

        Will make the 150 Octane / 109k BoX debates look like a mild disagreement.

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      2. ShamrockOneFive says:

        I have heard that it’s a fighter pilots dream to fly so this should be something very interesting to check out!

        This is also the first truly modern European jet fighter being added in. So it should make quite a splash!

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  2. Blue 5 says:

    The pilots I know that have flown it said it was unreal. Only thing they really feared (Red Flag) was F-22s. Not that it is invincible, but it is a damn fine aircraft (and would have been a sensible choice for Canada, capability-wise).

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  3. Giacomo Foti says:

    Instead of blowing your load early with an unsourced article, had you waited 1 hour, you’d have seen this is a new module from a new dev, and NOT ED’s module. I repeat: THIS IS NOT ED, NOR IS IT THE SECRET MODULE!

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Ouch. People like to know things coming hot off the presses and I was clear to state in the initial post that we didn’t have confirmation.

      People could use some good news these days…

      A full post will be coming soon.

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    2. CODuster says:

      that’s actually good news! I look forward to this aircraft for all the obvious reasons, but it’s not the one I would’ve hoped for.

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    3. Blue 5 says:

      Wow, how unnecessarily unpleasant..lock-down in Italy getting to you?

      Thanks, Shamrock, for the early heads-up

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      1. Francesco Kasta says:

        I do Not see how the lock-down could affect people’s manner negatively. If anything it gives us more time to play sims!

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      2. ShamrockOneFive says:

        I’m personally going a little stir crazy and we’re not yet in a full lock down. Everyone will react differently I imagine!

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  4. Alex says:

    From the Weekend News:

    “We are thrilled to announce that the Eurofighter Typhoon is on its way to DCS World!

    To bring this advanced fighter to DCS, a brand new company, TrueGrit Virtual Technologies has been founded specifically for the challenge. The TrueGrit development team is led by Gero Finke, a highly experienced former Typhoon Instructor Pilot with 15 years experience on type and an additional 10 years as a weapons instructor on the mighty F-4 Phantom – a total of 3’000 hours of military jet flying. Gero was station commander at one of the world’s most famous fighter bases of all time, the 71st Tactical Fighter Wing at Wittmundhaven, Germany, formally known as the Red Baron´s legendary “Jagdgeschwader Richthofen” and Squadron Commander at Jagdgeschwader 73, Steinhoff. Today, Gero’s dev team has substantial programming and design experience. This professionalism combined with Gero’s exceptional active-duty and operational knowledge is very promising for DCS and the future of this exciting new module.

    Their 3D designer has a background working with Airbus, Grob, Eurocopter, Luftwaffe and also with Heatblur on their DCS: F-14 project.

    The lead coder has had substantial experience with various simulator projects, both in the air and ground combat realm. Two other coders with Ph.D.’s in physics and mathematics will lead the programming of the Typhoon’s extremely complex flight model.

    In addition to Gero’s personal input and contribution to this highly detailed simulation, the team has excellent access to a number of Subject Matter Experts such as former instructor pilots, weapon instructors and maintenance personnel.

    Their team size stands at 15 today but they are always on the lookout for experienced coders to continue to grow.”

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Thanks Alex. I’ve got a new article out to talk about all of this and more! https://stormbirds.blog/2020/03/27/dcs-eurofighter-being-developed-by-new-third-party-with-impressive-pedigree/

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    2. Blue 5 says:

      5 weeks with kids at home. Sanity stable, but only just!

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      1. ShamrockOneFive says:

        Good luck to you! We’re all in this crazy place… here’s hoping for the future!

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