Next up on the free trial list is the DCS: Fw190A-8. This BMW801 radial powered fighter is the second Focke Wulf fighter to appear in the DCS World series and is the most recently released WWII model. I’ll be spending some more time with it over the next couple of days.
Flying the ‘Wulf!
DCS: Fw190A-8 is an important aircraft in the DCS WWII line-up as its the only Axis fighter available currently that aligns with the Normandy June-July 1944 timeline that the only map currently available in the series represents.
It’s fortunate that the A-8 is so versatile by WWII standards as it can be used as a fighter, bomber interceptor, and fighter-bomber with the ability to drop a variety of bombs and cluster bombs. Eagle Dynamics have talked about F-8 and G-8 variants becoming available later on too which would be welcome.
My first flights so far have been fun, however, marred by poor frame rate. I’m not sure if anyone else is having issues here (and the Open Beta has been slow recently) but after doing a little testing I can see most of my modules from the Spitfire IX to the F-16 all fly with 45-60fps while the Fw190A-8 is currently sitting at 10-15fps. I will report back if I learn more!
I will write a first impressions and mini-review tomorrow so stay tuned for that.
DCS: Fw190A-8 is available today (April 5th) and tomorrow for free trial. Check it out!
Guides to get started
Here are some guides (among many) that are available to check out that give you some tips and tools to use when flying the Fw190A-8 in DCS World.
I always recommend Chuck’s Guides as well. His DCS: Fw190A-8 guide is available right here.