We have something of a surprise announcement as the creators of the C-101 have upped the ante on their initial announcement of doing a Mirage F1 for DCS World with news that they will be doing four versions of the French jet fighter. There’s more so let’s dig into it.
Aerges steps up for F1 development
The C-101 by AvioDev has generated a small but growing audience of fans and nearly everyone who reads the DCS World Open beta patch notes likely can’t help but notice how much attention the C-101 has received in every patch. AvioDev, however, seems to be a thing of the past now as the team appears to be reforming under a new name – Aerges. This new team apparently is bringing in much of the old team plus new members, many whom have already been working on the C-101.
Although it isn’t news that a Mirage F1 was in the works, what is news is the loads of screenshots released and news that the F1 in the works is actually going to be four F1 variants including single seat, two seat, and a modernized single seat version too.
- Mirage F1-CE (basic single seat version)
- Mirage F1-EE (multi-role with refueling probe)
- Mirage F1-BE (basic two seater)
- Mirage F1-M (modernized with partial glass cockpit)
All are based on the Spanish version of the Mirage F1 although they are investigating if they can do other regional versions. More exciting is news that the team is planning to release their first early access version within 6-months although the F1-M variant is expected to take longer with its more sophisticated avionics.
Several dozen screenshots have been released of the cockpit and exterior model including these below and many more on their Facebook page. Check out Aerges Engineering SL on Facebook.