There’s been a lot of news this week and here’s the bite sized round-up of everything that I saw come up this week that I haven’t already covered. From a new An-2 bi-plane for MSFS, a new DCS: MiG-17F project, to the official stable release of FlyByWire’s A32nx v0.6, there’s a lot happening. Here are some of the things that you may want to know about!
FlyByWire’s A32nx for MSFS goes to v0.6
The latest stable release of the A32nx project for Microsoft Flight Simulator by the team at FlyByWire Simulations is now out. The team has been building off of the A320neo included in the sim for several months now and version 0.6 is one of the first patches for the aircraft since it became separated from the default A320.
The latest update comes with a custom electrical, custom APU, new cockpit textures, MCDU fixes and other updates. The release also came with its own trailer highlighting some of the new features. The release comes with its own trailer.
Download the A32nx project from the FBW website and check out their custom launcher which will be used later this year to launch their A380 project.
Mod team aiming for DCS: MiG-17F project
Red Star Simulations is a new development team building a MiG-17F “Fresco” for DCS World. The team appears to have started as a mod team but they appear to be aiming for a future release as a full up DCS World module. The team started as a group of two but who have pulled in a bigger group and are working on a stepped process that starts with a SFM flight model before moving to EFM flight model development sometime this summer.
Although unlikely to launch in 2021, it looks like this project is already advancing along well and their early efforts to introduce a MiG-17 are well in hand. Less known than the MiG-15 already in the sim, the MiG-17 was an evolution of the earlier design and was a significant feature of the Vietnam War as well as many other conflicts during the middle part of the 20th century.
Watch the video below and check out their website.
RAZBAM showing off a bit more of South America
The DCS: South Atlantic map project is pressing on as RAZBAM continues to develop this new area for the sim. With the release of DCS World 2.7, the RAZBAM Twitter account has been showing more of the map’s progress. Impressive!
Looking really good!
DCS P-47 Wolfpack campaign out
Reflected Simulations latest campaign, “Wolfpack” for the DCS: P-47 is out! The campaign is based on after action reports of the 56th Fighter Group from their missions in 1944. High altitude, large scale missions are the focus of this campaign. The campaign’s 12 missions should entertain fans of the ‘Jug’. Check it out on the DCS World website.
R-27 missile profiles
One of the smaller points on the vast list of updates in 2.7 includes some key changes to the R-27 missiles performance profile. r/hoggit member dundun92_DCS has presented detailed charts, video and commentary on the changes for those interested in those kinds of details.
New AAA settings in DCS’ mission designer
Another new feature has been highlighted in this new tutorial by RedKite on how to setup an AAA barrage over a target area. The visual effect is incredible and now there’s a guide on how to set it up.
MSFS An-2 project makes progress, shows screenshots
ATSimulations is hard at work to bring an Antonov An-2 to to Microsoft Flight Simulator. Having previously worked on the Focke-Wulf 149, the team is used to bringing slightly more obscure aircraft together. Over 18,000 of these utility bi-planes have been built between 1947 to 2001. They have impressive short field performance making them an ideal bushplane.
Should be a fun type to have in the sim. Here are some of the latest interior screenshots.
MilViz F4U Corsair is out
I missed this one last week but another warbird has come to Microsoft Flight Simulator and that is MilViz’s F4U Corsair. Actually, it’s an FG-1D Corsair to be specific (one of the Goodyear produced Corsair’s built to the same standard as the F4U-1D) and it’s got a beautifully detailed cockpit and exterior model. The Corsair hardly needs an introduction.
Any stories I missed?
Those were all of the stories that I noted over the last week. If there’s something I missed, don’t hesitate to let me know in comments!