Eagle Dynamics has released a small update this week talking primarily about two aircraft in the DCS World hangar: the MiG-21bis and the A-10C II. In both cases the update is talking about changes that are coming to both of these aircraft that should be exciting for fans of both types.
A-10C II picking up steam
Often hailed as DCS World’s best fully realized and full fidelity module, the A-10C has been out for several years now and has maintained that reputation throughout. As with all things, it’s not perfect and the real world A-10C has changed over time as well. Eagle Dynamics is c currently preparing a version two of their premier module and it’s coming with some exciting new features and weapons to help sweeten the deal.
One of the most contested areas is the flight model and the gun dispersion. The later has actually been solved just this year after programmers discovered a bug in the code realizing that the bullets were dispersion more than they should. The flight model is also apparently too conservative according to some real life A-10C drivers who think it should be able to fly a little more aggressively than it does. Fixes to that are also on the way and it appears that both the version 2.0 and the original will be getting those fixes. That last part was confirmed by Eagle Dynamics community manager NineLine, who wrote on r/Hoggit,
Any FM improvements would be for both, correct. Thanks.NineLine
Fans of the aircraft I’m sure will approve. Meanwhile, reading between the lines it sure sounds like DCS: A-10C Warthog II is well on its way and perhaps coming sooner than expected. Time will tell!
This week we also had an update on the DCS World’s oldest third party module – the DCS: MiG-21bis. The report focuses on the updates that have been put into place for the module and those still to come. Here’s a summary of what’s already been done:
- Updated cockpit
- New flight model
- Avionics and weapon system enhancements
- Structural damage now calculated based on dynamic weight of the aircraft
- Navigation data for DCS: Syria has been implemented along with new missions
Enhancements still to come include an overhaul of the air-to-air missiles, more realistic rendering technology for the gunsight and radar sight, and a fix to the radar to eliminate the performance bottleneck caused by ground clutter.
Not mentioned in the update but included in some posts on the forum is word that there are also new liveries, including the one above, also coming in future updates.
Also mentioned in the update is a new campaign for the DCS: Mi-8MTV2 called ‘Crew Part One.’ The campaign is meant to challenge your flying and fighting skills in the helicopter. Find out more about it and everything else on the DCS World Weekend News update.