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!
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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!
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!