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.
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Well, that AH-1 announcement really got my attention.
Pretty much all that’s missing now is the Vietnam map…
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I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it’s one of the upcoming announcements. If not the three remaining, something coming later.
Everyone hyped about Vietnam for the AH-1 and forgetting about Korea. Remember also that we are getting a Corsair, Korea is going to be very feasible as well.
Skyraider would be a day one purchase me me. Have always loved what it did, given the jet age was well and truly in full swing.
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Definitely a lot of fun to be had with this thing. Quite the bomb truck.
Don’t you mean the A-1H?
Yep! I did mean that… what I wrote… totally different 🙂 Thanks!