Early access manual for DCS: Supercarrier is out and it’s 38 pages of detail on how to work with DCS: Supercarrier. This is just the beginning as a much more involved manual is coming. Here’s what it contains and why you might find it useful!
Flying from a Supercarrier
The manual, written by Bunyap of Bunyap Sims (a fellow who provided many detailed tutorials over the years), covers everything from basic deck layout to step by step procedures for takeoff, landing, different types of departures and approaches in different weather conditions, the radio calls and responses that will occur during a detailed and realistic landing, and so much more.
For example, here you can see what the hand signals are for running up the engine.
And in another example, there are details of what each stage of a Case III (low visibility) approach to the carrier.
When you ‘call the ball’ you’ll fully known what that means by the time training is over.
While the manual feels relatively complete for air operations, there’s much more to this module and the manual doesn’t yet cover some of the features still under development. This is what Matt Wagner had to say about what is coming next:
Please note that this is work-in-progress and we’ll be adding a chapter on using the LSO station, some adjustments to the radio messages, and some tuning of the deck crew hand signals. However, this should get you started.Matt Wagner on the DCS World forums
Grab the manual here and get to studying before DCS: Supercarrier comes out. When is that? Eagle Dynamics is targeting April 15th for a release date.
Updated (March 31): This article has been updated to include the link to the manual.