Some good news coming out of DCS World third party developer IndiaFoxtEcho as they report that their MB-339 project for the sim is making good progress and that they are nearly ready to submit the project to Eagle Dynamics for evaluation.
Ready for takeoff?
Two new screenshots and a status update accompany the latest update on the DCS: MB-339. This Italian-made advanced trainer and light attack aircraft started life in DCS World as a modification before heading over to Microsoft Flight Simulator and has now circled back to become a more fully fledged aircraft project in DCS.
The update provides a link to an updated project document for the DCS: MB-339 listing out all of the features and subsystems of the jet and what completion state they are in. The ones marked in green or “completed” dominate the list while some of the still to be done components are well underway.
The news gets better as they report that they intend to submit the aircraft to Eagle Dynamics for evaluation in October.
Our current goal is to provide Eagle Dynamics with an evaluation build before the end of October.IndiaFoxtEcho on Facebook
That is great news! I would caution against thinking that release will be imminent after October as the evaluation process can take time and we’ve seen some third party projects delay for months more as things are worked on prior to release. Still, this is a vital step on the road to release for this module.
Stay tuned for more!
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Don’t mean to rain on the parade, but this plane seems a bit… unexciting, given the already available DCS planes of this type. I bought the MB-339 for FS2020 and in that sim it was something new and interesting at the time, but to spend money on it in DCS, I don’t see it happening.
I heard this company was making an F-104 for DCS, now that would get lots of my money.
It’s definitely one of those ‘trainer’ types that aren’t going to offer a ton of appeal to everyone but if IFT are thinking about doing more in the DCS World realm, doing this is probably a good first step before tackling a more complex project.
A CF-104… I mean F-104 would be great 🙂