A couple of interesting pieces of news for aircraft named Thunderbolt for DCS World. A new video showing off the features, the new cockpit, and the usage of the AGM-65L for the new DCS: A-10C II Tank Killer module has come out. We’ve also heard about some updates to the DCS: P-47 with some new versions coming including one that packs a wallop with some available HVAR rockets. Let’s have a look!
P-47 Thunderbolt updates
Short but packed with some interesting details is the development work going on for the DCS: P-47. First, the D-40 with HVAR rocket capability is underway and will be added to the sim soon. So will the D-30 (Early) which comes with the Mark 8 gunsight, earlier version of the control stick and throttle and slightly different bomb arming mechanics.
Improved engine damage modeling, water methanol injection, and dive brake recovery are also being worked on.
A-10C II Thunderbolt intro video and AGM-65L walk through
It’s another video from Eagle Dynamics’ Matt Wagner who has been busy showing off new features for DCS modules recently. This new video focuses on the usage of the AGM-65L Maverick, a laser guided version of the AGM-65, which is coming to this new version of the A-10C for DCS.
Matt Wagner also walks us through the changes in the cockpit including a more visibly worn version of the cockpit with newer equipment noticeably less worn than older equipment. Nice attention to detail. The exterior model is also changed with the removal of the Pave Penny laser spot tracker and visual upgrades to the aircraft’s textures.
He also reconfirms some information we know: The module will be available for current DCS: A-10C owners to upgrade to for just $9.99 USD and that the price will go to $19.99 USD after a period of one month. It’s release is expected before the end of the month.