Time for the DCS: M-2000C’s free trial

One of the original few DCS World third party modules, the DCS: M-2000C has been in the series for quite a long time now and developer RAZBAM has been busy updating it over the last year with a major “mid-life overhaul” that has significantly changed the aircraft. Here’s some information that you might find useful in getting going with the revised M-2000C.

Delta wing fast

The Mirage 2000 is a hot performer of an aircraft with impressive level speed and an equally good turn although with energy bleed that must be managed to be combat effective. RAZBAM has spent the last couple of years working closely with the French Air Force (Armée de l’Air) to upgrade the M-2000C to be more accurate and representative of later model M-2000C’s.

This resulted in systems changes and an art redesign for the module with massively revised textures, updated functionality including NVG goggles, a new radio, and lots of system changes. It’s the most accurate we’ve seen the aircraft yet as well as the most functional.

Handling in the M-2000C is fast and sharp with an excellent fly-by-wire system that makes handling the aircraft easy. Pull back on the stick and the aircraft will turn in faster than most and with the right energy management it can out turn other jets – make a mistake however and you’ll be low on speed and vulnerable. It’s a delicate balancing act and one that I haven’t yet mastered but I have seen others make effective use of.

This earlier version of the M-2000 doesn’t have the excellent MICA air-to-air missile so its always going to be challenged facing the high end opponents of DCS World but in it’s element its a powerful jet with lots to like about it.

The Magic IR missile is good and, when in range, the Super 530D is a very fast and powerful missile. It’s just limited by its semi-active nature and short range. Fortunately the M-2000C is a smart and quick aircraft that can use clever tactics to close the distance.

It has limited air to ground potential as well with a range of dumb bombs, rockets, and it can carry a pair of LGB bombs although it has no lasing capability and will require a buddy lase or a JTAC to assist.

Check out RAZBAM’s M-2000C for free today and tomorrow.

Training materials

Grim Reapers has a good 3-minute fast cold start tutorial if you want to get going.

The next two are from n8d0g who has an excellent series on the most recent M-2000C including air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons employment.

If you do go looking for more tutorials, make sure they have come out in the last 5-months as tutorials before that will be with older versions of the module and are no longer relevant.

Chuck’s Guides has an updated tutorial that covers most of the changes to the new aircraft though a few more changes are coming soon. Check out Chuck’s Guide to the M-2000C right here!

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Luke says:

    One of my favorite DCS aircraft, accelerates and turns like a scalded cat. If anyone (like me) doesn’t speak French and is struggling with the cockpit labels there is a English language mod on the DCS user files page.

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  2. Michael Thomas Dwyer says:

    Thanks for the reminder, installing now and i plan to fly it at lunch (working from home today, so lunch might be longer than normal.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      It’s a fun aircraft to canyon carve. I highly recommend taking it for a test run! 🙂

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  3. Blue 5 says:

    I was enthusiastic about it when it came out, but the limited weapons package dampened my enthusiasm so I now don’t fly it.

    Unfortunately, the Viper is all round a more useful toy and the disparity will only grow as the latter receives new functionality.

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  4. Eviscerador says:

    I have to say that I loved it so much I’m thinking about purchasing it.

    It is fast, agile and simple. In a world of fox3 is a bit gimped but it is a fun 3rd ish gen fighter.

    I have great hopes than Razbam make the M2000 -5 so we can have the 4th gen brother with MICA and more ordenance.

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