Development continues on DCS World’s next free map – DCS: Marianas Islands. The focus of this week’s update is on Tinian, one of the northern islands that used to be home to a major air base during WWII. Let’s have a look at the update!
Detail work continues
Eagle Dynamics reports in their latest DCS World Weekend News update that work continues on the new map and that their team is currently detailing the island of Tinian with urban and airbase assets.
One active and one abandoned field are located on Tinian. North Field was constructed soon after the island’s capture from the Japanese with Ushi Point Airfield being expanded by the Sea Bee’s throughout the rest of the war. By 1945, it was the largest airfield in the world with four parallel 8,000 foot runways and hardstands for 265 B-29 bombers. After the war, the field was abandoned although in recent years two of the runways have been de-weeded and brought up to minimum standard as part of exercises aimed at operating from the field in the event of a ballistic missile attack.
Shown in the latest screenshots are both the abandoned North Field and the modern day Tinian International Airport which ED mentions was used by the USMC including the use of the M-31 aircraft carrier arresting gear systems. Possible future add-on for DCS?
These screenshots accompanied the news post showing off Robert E Kamosa Transmitting Station, Tinian International, North Field, and presumably San Jose village.
And three additional screenshots were placed in their in development screenshot archive on the DCS World website.
For all of this and more, visit the latest DCS World Weekend News updates.