Plenty of news to catch up on over the course of this week together with the latest DCS World Weekend News which brought its own set of new information to us. This week we’ve got new videos of the F-15E, a significant patch that brought a wide variety of fixes and updates, some exciting new features for the AH-64D and there’s a new campaign for F/A-18C. Let’s have a look!
AH-64D dev report
The biggest news this week was all of the work that has gone into the DCS: AH-64D Apache. I’ve already reported on the addition of the AGM-114L radar-guided Hellfire missile which is now available in the sim. There’s also the addition of the Laser Spot Tracker (LST).
Fixes to the module include a more limited range of frequencies for the VHF AM radio receiving only within the 108 – 115.975 MHz range. George AI’s weapon usage has been improved and no longer has a “Back Scatter” message when there are no missiles. Various user reports also suggest that there are some flight model tweaks that have improved handling in a positive way.
Check out Matt Wagner’s videos on the radar guided Hellfire as well as the Laser Spot Tracker.
Two new videos are out from RAZBAM showing off features on the DCS: F-15E Strike Eagle. The first covers the LANTIRN targeting pod, the first of at least two planned pods for the jet. This is an in-depth, 22 minute tutorial, on how to use the pod.
The second video covers the the targeting pod more generally as well as the HRM and INS update.
Various content creators, myself included, have received preview versions of the DCS: F-15E Strike Eagle which means that you’ll be seeing quite a few previews popping up on YouTube over the next several days including these.
I have also received the preview of the DCS: F-15E, the first time that I’ve been able to preview an aircraft module prior to release. That preview also includes DCS: Sinai so I’ve got a double duty of content to come up with and not a ton of time to go over all of it. Stay tuned for preview content rolling out over the next couple of weeks!
Preview builds do tend to mean that release is near so lets hope that this is the case. At the moment it appears that testing is ongoing.
Flaming Sunrise for DCS: F/A-18C
A new story-driven semi-dynamic single-player campaign for the DCS: F/A-18C, DCS: Supercarrier and DCS: Persian Gulf is out. Flaming Sunrise Campaign by Sandman Simulations involves the usual increase in hostilities in the Persian Gulf necessitating a response.
USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group has moved from western Persian Gulf closer to Emirates waters. Within limitations of Air Tasking Order, you as an Executive Officer of VF-192 Golden Dragons are responsible of planning of training, patrol and if necessary, combat operations of the squadron.
Sandman Simulations has created a system where mission results from one carry weight with the next mission. Anywhere from 8 to 26 missions will come up as you play the campaign with 12-17 being the average according to the marketing materials. The campaign is available on Steam or on the DCS World e-Shop for $12.99 USD.
DCS 18.104.22.168170 Open Beta is the latest release for DCS World and it has come packed with a ton of updates for a long list of modules. Highlights include a revamped DCS: UH-1 Huey engine model, a long list of updates for the DCS: Mirage F1 and DCS: F-14 Tomcat, as well as smaller updates for DCS: MB-339, DCS: JF-17, DCS: AJS-37.
Check out the change log here then visit the latest DCS World Weekend News update.
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Looks like the Eagle and the Sinai are coming soon, but if one releases in a week, let;s say, I wonder if ED will wait at least a month or two before letting the other one out even if it’s ready?
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I’m guessing not. Especially as a map and an aircraft module aren’t necessarily competing with each other although they are very complimentary.
Glad you got a preview, utterly deserved.
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