Check Six Simulations announces PC-9/A for DCS World

This DCS World Weekend news update reminded us about the upcoming end of the DCS World Spring Sale and took the opportunity to announce a new project by Check Six Simulations. They are making a PC-9/A for DCS World. Let’s have a look!

Getting to know the PC-9/A

Powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-62 turboprop engine propelling the PC-9/A up to 370 kn, the PC-9/A is a two-seat advanced trainer aircraft in use or formerly in use by several military air forces and civilian operators around the world.

Check Six has announced that they are building the PC-9/A, the Royal Australian Air Force variant, as a highly detailed DCS World module. It’s a companion piece to their DCS: Top End of Australia map announced last year. Other operators include the Swiss Air Force, Slovenian Air Force, Royal Saudi Air Force and Royal Thai Air Force.

The PC-9 has seven hardpoints, 3 under each wing and one on the centerline, rated for smaller munition types and practice bombs. The Australian version apparently was not used with weapons but did get used in FAC (forward air controller) duties. How exactly Check Six approaches this in DCS World is unknown.

The exterior model looks to be well advanced but we don’t know too much else about the status of the project either so this one will probably have a long runway before we see too much more of it. It’s an intriguing choice and one that I’m curious to see play out.

Read the full announcement and sale reminder right here!


13 Comments Add yours

  1. ScubaSam says:

    Shamrock, you forgot somebody who uses the PC-9 as their one and only fixed wing armed aircraft – the Irish Air Corps!

    Looking forward to seeing if someone can knock up a skin, I’m legit as excited for this as some of the much more advanced aircraft!

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    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      OH THEY DO!

      Yes, that demands an Irish skin for sure!


      1. CanadaOne says:

        Hey! I was flying with the Shamrock Hornet skin yesterday and it failed to protect me from some 57mm AAA. I got totally smoked. What the hell man? 😦

        But I’ll take the PC-9.

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      2. ShamrockOneFive says:

        Hahaha…. warranty not guaranteed 🙂

        (It hasn’t saved me from enemy fire either)

        Liked by 1 person

      3. butcher75 says:

        Perhaps the skin + the bullet proof mustache like robin Olds used to sport.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. harryvoyager says:

    The Mexican Air Force also operates the PC-9M.

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    1. kosmos224 says:

      Only 2 were used for evaluation but were discarded in favor of the TC-6+ Texan II. Of the Mexican Air Force PC-9s, one crashed and the other was delivered to the Irish Air Corps.

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      1. harryvoyager says:

        Ah, oh well. Maybe I was thinking the PC-7?

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      2. kosmos224 says:

        Yes, the PC-7 was used for almost three decades in the Mexican Air Force. To this day I believe there are still a few in operation.

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  3. butcher75 says:

    I thought Razbam were making this but they are doing the A29 Super Tucano. They look a lot alike. The Tucano has a higher horsepower engine @ One Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-68C turboprop, 1,604 Shaft horse power over the PC9 @Pratt and Whitney PT6A-62 turboprop (950
    shaft horsepower. The Tucano also seems to be a little bigger in length width and height by 3 feet respectively. strangely they both seem to have about the same speed @ 367 PC9 and 368 A29 Tucano. The A29 Tucano has a higher payload though. Being and Aussie it will be great to see it come to DCS.


  4. Blue 5 says:

    “…the PC-9/A is a seat seat advanced trainer aircraft.”

    You sure about that? Looks like space for two in there.


    1. ShamrockOneFive says:

      Am I sure its a two seat advanced trainer? Yes. Did I make a hilarious typo by typing seat seat instead of writing two seat… also yes 🙂


  5. Urgent Siesta says:

    Believe it or not, this is only very slightly behind Strike Eagle & F4U on my list.

    This aircraft is an absolute joy to fly, and definitely fits the virtual fighter pilot dream 🙂

    (hopefully, the rumors of a Full Fidelity T-45C come true, as well)


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