New DCS: Syria video features desert Frogfoot attack, updates to Su-25

The latest DCS: Syria map video from Eagle Dynamics Matt Wagner showcases another region on the map moving slightly east and north from past videos and into a more arid desert region. The video see’s Matt Wagner flying the Su-25 Frogfoot which has received a very slight update too. Let’s have a look!

Desert interdiction mission

Flying an Su-25 Frogfoot from the Flaming Cliffs 3 package, the Frogfoot has seen a minor update in that the cockpit mirrors have been improved over the old ones. During the video, Matt Wagner confirms that all of the aircraft in Flaming Cliffs 3 have seen minor updates to their mirrors – presumably using newer and better technology as used in other modules.

The current Su-25 cockpit mirrors are lower resolution and there’s something off with their perspective when I move my head around too. Looks like they will be updated!

The mission starts off Marj Ruhayyil airbase located near Damascus and see’s Mr. Wagner take us on a bit of a tour of the base, flying over some of the nearby military installations including a firebase located on the top of a hill, and then on to a target located along a roadway.

There’s also discussion on the mapping technology which uses a similar hybrid “art texture” and satellite overlay that blends together offering good detail at ground level and realistic orthographic scenery at higher altitudes. It’s effective in most places on the Persian Gulf map and seems to work well here too.

What about that release date?

It’s likely that Matt Wagner will finish up his video series before the map releases. He mentioned the Ugra Media recently added trains and road traffic to the map which is one of those final polishing touches that are starting to go in. I’m projecting a mid-August release date based purely on conjecture… it would given Matt Wagner just enough time to release a few more videos showing off more areas of the map.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Yemet says:

    Looks like a joke that they improved mirrors and left those missed blank textures on a canopy, and used exact Su-25(not Su-25T) to record the video. Does anyone else see this glitch or just me?)

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Which glitch are you talking about?

      The Su-25T ended up not going into general use so the regular old Su-25 is probably the more accurate usage here.

      It’s a fun aircraft I discovered.

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      1. Yemet says:

        Those annoying white planks, which overlapping the green edges on the cockpit glass.(don’t know how to say right) Just google “DCS Su-25” and you’ll see how it should look like, and how it looks on video.

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  2. Martin says:

    This russian base looks amazing, loved the concrete hangars and old the stuff lying around, very realistic. I wish we had animated ground crew like super carrier to add.
    I’m very excited about this map. Its truly a unique area with so many countrys and interest involve having so much potential for campaigns.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      I really hope they can do some animated ground crew. We’ve seen glimpses in Flight Simulator and I think DCS can do it just as well -with technology they now have thanks to Supercarrier.

      Looks like a great map. Can’t wait to try it!

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  3. TheDoct0r says:

    we need the mi-24 hind soooooo desperately to go with the Syria map

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Given the number of them flying about in Matt’s videos… I’d say it’s getting there!

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