Over the last several days, we’ve seen three new tutorials come out from Eagle Dynamics and from Wolfpack345 working with Eagle Dynamics to show us some new features. We have a new tutorial on how to use the ADM-141 TALD with the DCS: F/A-18C, how to make use of the GBU-24A/B with the DCS: F-16C Viper and a great tutorial about all of the different trim models for the DCS: Mi-24P Hind. Let’s have a look!
This first one is a very interesting one. Matt Wagner walks us through a new weapon integrated on the DCS: F/A-18C in a forthcoming Open Beta. Here we have the Tactical Air Launched Decoy aka the ADM-141 TALD.
The decoy is intended to, in this case, provide a look-alike radar signature comparable to that of the launching aircraft. Deploying a TALD decoy should, on an enemy radar screen, appear to be another Hornet. These are ideal for conduction SEAD/DEAD anti-SAM operations but Matt Wagner implies that creative uses in air-combat scenarios should prove fruitful as well.
Then we have the GBU-24A/B. The Paveway III series of laser guided bombs posses greater range than their earlier iterations thanks to more sophisticated flight profiles and larger wings on the bomb. When released at high altitudes the bomb can be used from a greater standoff range.
Matt walks us through the complete process of setting up and using these weapons on the F-16C.
Finally, Wolfpack345 working with Eagle Dynamics on another collaboration video. This time doing a tutorial on how to use the DCS: Mi-24P Hind’s trim and microswitch settings. This is a really useful video for helicopter pilots as it gives a really good demonstration of the different types of trim settings that can be used to help mitigate typical flight simmer control systems versus the reality of what a cyclic would be like in the Hind.