First cockpit images of DCS: Mosquito, MiG-29 flight model updates

Eagle Dynamics latest DCS World Weekend News update is relatively short but it does contain a few juicy details. First, we get a good look at the quality and detail in the new DCS: Mosquito module that is set to release either sometime before the end of the year or early into 2021. Then, we get some more academic details on work that Eagle Dynamics is doing to make the MiG-29 more realistic in its flight modeling. Let’s have a look!

Mosquito cockpit

Fans of de Haviland’s Mosquito fighter-bomber are in for a real treat as we’ve got our first look at what appears to be the finished or near finished texture job on the DCS: Mosquito coming to DCS World’s WWII theatre either by the end of this year or early into next year. All of these screenshots show the usually high standards that Eagle Dynamics have set for themselves as every piece of the cockpit appears to have been scrutinized down to an impressive level of detail.

Have a look!

We’ve been waiting to see this for a while and now it’s coming up on being finished. We haven’t seen much of the Mosquito over the years with an early look at the external model coming in August of 2018 and the aircraft making a couple of appearances in the DCS World 2020 and beyond video.

An early look at the Mosquito’s 3D model from August of 2018

More to come on this as Eagle Dynamics releases more details.

MiG-29 flight model getting an update?

Eagle Dynamics has released an academic document on the efforts that they are going through to improve the flight modeling of the MiG-29 in DCS World.

We finished some highly detailed research to further examine the MiG-29 behaviour in various stages of flight. We use this research to improve the accuracy of our flight model. Our goal today is to share the depth and capabilities of this approach.

DCS World Weekend News Update

Most of the news here is details on the modeling that go beyond my more basic understanding of flight dynamics, however, for those interested you can get the link to read the whole paper on the MiG-29 flight model update here.

Further evidence of a full fidelity MiG-29?

This update on the flight modeling shows the depth and detail that Eagle Dynamics goes into to ensure that their products are at the highest levels of detail. The MiG-29 received the full Professional Flight Model (PFM) update in 2018 and, despite it being a FC3 level aircraft, remains something of a fan favourite for Russian aircraft fans alongside the Su-27 Flanker.

It does, however, stand to reason that an update of this level to an aircraft that otherwise performs quite accurately already is a warm-up to a full fidelity DCS: MiG-29. This is, like my recent article on the subject of a full fidelity MiG-29, highly speculative but we do know that there have been a few discussions about this from Eagle Dynamics not too long ago with both Nick Grey and others from the company teasing that something could be in the works. Ensuring that the flight model was at the highest levels on the already available FC3 aircraft could be yet another teaser. Or… they just want to make sure that FC3 aircraft is flying the way it should be.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Doctor Drago says:

    Oh boy oh boy, it’s a good time to love Mossies.

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  2. CanadaOne says:

    Can’t wait to see the options on the Mosquito. I don’t care if they charge extra, I want the 4000lb bomb and that gorgeous sub killing cannon. And that cockpit look gorgeous.

    Day one purchase for sure.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Unclear for the DCS version. For IL-2, we have the sub killing cannon confirmed as we are getting the TseTse modification. The 4000lb “cookie” bomb was only on the bomber variants of the Mosquito so I don’t think we’ll be seeing that in either sim.

      Start the campaign for someone to bring us a bomber Mosquito!

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  3. Blue 5 says:

    I cannot bring myself to pay for another DCS module. I have BoN For the Mossie and I am sympathetic to a MiG-29 but they are so expensive and so disjointed. I want to support sims, but the cost is crippling.

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      This is definitely an expensive hobby. I highly recommend buying in during sales if you can and, of course, if the module interests you.

      A lot of folks can get good bang for the buck from just one or two DCS modules.

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