Three new videos and three new features for the DCS: F-16C Viper, DCS:F/A-18C Hornet and for the DCS World mission editor which is getting a fair bit of love right now. Let’s have a look!
ATC approach mode
The first new video is the ATC Approach Mode for the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet. This is a new feature coming in the next patch that lets you set an automatic throttle mode for carrier landings. The mode enables the pilot to select and then control their approach to the carrier using the stick and trim only with the throttle automatically adjusting to maintain the angle of attack.
A-G radar for the Viper
Next up, we have the initial implementation of the Viper’s air-to-ground radar. Similar to the Hornet, the Viper’s A-G radar can be used to slew sensors on to a target for weapons employment. The radar will have ground mapping and sea mapping modes to begin with and will get other modes later on. The expand function will let pilots get more details and even be able to pick out individual targets.
Sun and moon
This last one is a short video but the feature is cool. Ever been creating a DCS World mission and struggling to get just the right amount of sunlight for the scenario? Trying to figure out when the moon might be brightest… or darkest? Now you can with the new sun and moon visualizer. Check it out!