DCS World modders have been busy hitting high profile modifications out of the park recently. While there are many problems with integrating these mods into DCS’ multiplayer, these aircraft have nonetheless proven to be popular options for people to try out in other environments. And some of them, like this one, sport impressive feature lists. Let’s have a look!
New Flanker mod captures attention
Developed by three community members (with support from many others), the Su-30 mod for DCS World has a custom external and interior model with what appears to be high resolution textures and mapping details to help let it fit in with the other DCS World aircraft. The second seat is detailed and the cockpit is clickable.
Here are a list of features from the mod team:
- Custom MFD
- Clickable Cockpit
- Switchable AA or AG role
- Wide range of custom Air to Air weapons
(eg. Astra Mk1, R-27EA, R-77M, R-73, etc)
- Wide range of custom Air to Ground weapons
(eg. Brahmos, Kh-31, Kh-29, Kh-35, Kh-38, Kh-59, RudraM1, SAAW etc)
The mod is expected to release over the next few days. I’ve not seen a mention of a flight model but its possible that the mod will be making use of the Su-33’s PFM to connect with the closest highly detailed flight model in the sim.
As mentioned earlier, this mod will not be automatically compatible with multiplayer servers (unless you enter a highly customized server environment specifically setup for it) and there are no doubt a number of limitations versus what you’d expect in a paid module release. Still, given the attention to detail and the impressive build-up, I thought community members might be interested.