I know many of you have been waiting patiently for news on the DCS: Mosquito so it brings me no greater joy than to report that Eagle Dynamics has released a brand new trailer for the DCS: Mosquito and opened the module up for pre-orders. That’s given us more insight into the module as well as given us all kinds of great new views of the exterior model. Let’s have a look!
All things shiny and bright
I’m a sucker for things that look as good as they can and Eagle Dynamics has, unsurprisingly, delivered on some impressive looking screenshots for their latest DCS WWII aircraft addition. The Mosquito looks every inch the part in these new images. The wait to have the revamp on the exterior model appears to have paid off.
Next, we have the new trailer which premiered around an hour ago. It’s what you’d expect from Eagle Dynamics with a brilliant showcase of the new aircraft featuring plenty of slow pans showing off the detail, fast action moments, and pyrotechnics too. The keen eyed might notice a snow covered landscape that appears to be from DCS: The Channel Map rather than Caucasus (although I think some shots do feature that too).
Have a look right here!
With the launch of the pre-order, we also now have a clear description of which features are included in early access. Notably, the early access Mosquito will have the enhanced damage model that Eagle Dynamics has pioneered with their WWII assets. It will also have electrical and fuel system modeling, radios, and propeller feathering features. For armament it will have the standard four Browning .303 machine guns, four Hispano Mark II 20mm cannons, and options for the 250lb and 500lb bombs in the bombbay and on the wing stations.
Early Access Features:
- High-quality external 3D model
- 6 Degree of Freedom fully clickable cockpit with latest visual effects
- Flight Dynamics based on official reports, our own CFD research and pilot feedback
- Full Fuel system and optional external tanks
- Full electrical system
- Full hydraulic and pneumatic system
- Propeller feathering
- Radio units T1154 (transmitter) & R1155 (receiver)
- Support of the new internal structure-based damage model
Early Access Armament:
- 4 British Browning .303 machine guns
- 4 Hispano Mk.II 20mm guns
- 250lbs and 500lbs bombs in the bomb bay and under each wing
There are a few notable pieces missing from this right now. At the moment, no RP-3 rockets are included in the early access release (although I recall there being a note about them coming later).
It’s also not clear to me how detailed the engine modeling is at launch either. Propeller feathering is one feature but heat and operating limits are another set of features that have not always come with early access first release and have usually been added later.
We’ll have to see what state this is in when it does launch, however, the feature-set does look good and you should be able to have a good Mosquito experience right away. More on all of that as it develops!