Eagle Dynamics has dropped the latest DCS World open beta update and with it comes the long anticipated DCS: Mosquito. Here’s what’s you need to know about it!
Early access launch
No Eagle Dynamics DCS module is complete without a launch day trailer and that’s exactly what’s above. Leaning into some of the wartime and post war thematic pieces associated with this famous and iconic British aircraft, the trailer takes on a different tone than their usual. I like the nod and inspiration to those historical sources.
A repeat from my article from yesterday, these are the features that you can expect from this aircraft right now.
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
Also revealed via the DCS World Weekend News update are what Eagle Dynamics plans to follow-up on for phase 2.
- Operator’s AI for multi-crew
- Tire and shock absorber dynamics
- Operable drift recorder device
- Engine failures
- Rockets armament
- More liveries
As with most modules, the Mosquito is in early access and so there are some features that are not quite complete. Although there has been concern and legitimate critique in the past, it appears as if the Mosquito is already launching with a substantial list of core features present and of course look forward to the follow-up in phase 2.
Community content round-up
A number of content creators have been putting together videos to help get you going. Recent tutorial videos during the ‘Mossie Monday’ updates are now being supplemented by content such as the following how-to tutorials and first reaction videos.
I’d also note positive reactions from folks like Twitch streamers FlyingBagpipe and Gumbo’s Flying Circus who both took great screenshots.
Other groups that I belong to seem to be reacting positively so far. I’ll be flying this aircraft a lot over the next few days so look forward to my own first impressions soon!