Another week and another announcement. This week, Eagle Dynamics announces a new third party that is developing a A-1 Skyraider for DCS World. There are also some updates on AI and on the DCS: Supercarrier.
First flying in March of 1945, Douglas’ A-1 Skyraider was developed to replace the Dauntless, Helldiver, and Avenger in US Navy use. The result was an aircraft that missed WWII but fought in two major wars after that – Korea and Vietnam.
This is the aircraft that is the subject of the latest announcement from Eagle Dynamics and a new third party developer. Crosstail Studios has taken on the job of building this aircraft for DCS and have a partnership with Cavanaugh Flight Museum which has two airworthy A-1 Skyraiders in their collection.
Crosstail also have partnered with Echo One Niner Audio Production for the audio work on this module.
Supercarrier and AI
Eagle Dynamics are reporting on some updates to DCS: Supercarrier. The focus in this update is on the PRIFLY deck and Briefing Room. The update indicates that briefing and mission planning will be able to be displayed on tablets and the briefing officer will be able to display F10 map details. Should be interesting to see in operation.
Eagle Dynamics has detailed some updates for their AI’s basic flight maneuvers. Notably, the AI will be able to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the aircraft involved and either use a 1-circle fight, a 2-circle fight, or a combination of both.
There’s also a note about how they intend to build a separate profile for WWII aircraft where the techniques are different.