Another episode of DCS: F/A-18C familiarization

Eagle Dynamics’ Matt Wagner walks everyone through a new episode on how to fly the F/A-18C Hornet with a look at three key instrument panels: Head Up Display (HUD), Upfront Controller (UFC), and Integrated Fuel / Engine Indicator (IFEI). Let’s have a look! Acronym soup The HUD, UC and IFEI are all crucial for flying…

New A-20 screens and a festive message

Posting some new images from the Dev Build of IL-2: Battle of Kuban today was an early Christmas present from Jason Williams, IL-2’s lead producer. The 1C Game Studios team is going to be off for the holidays for several days and while they take a well deserved break we get a chance to look…

Team Fusion announces Cliffs of Dover: Blitz Edition

Officially recognized third party mod group Team Fusion has announced the imminent release of IL-2: Cliffs of Dover patch 4.5 TFS update. It’s being called the Blitz Edition with a an imminent Steam release. Does this mark a turning point for Cliffs of Dover? Blitz edition changes (almost) everything When IL-2: Cliffs of Dover launched…

September 15: Battle of Britain Day

Today is Battle of Britain Day. It’s a day that marks the beginning of the end of the Battle of Britain and a key moment where it became clear that the Royal Air Force was not going to be defeated in the skies over southern England and in-fact had gained strength. On that day in…

Jaw dropping new visuals for IL-2: Battle of Kuban’s new map

Jason Williams took to the forums this morning to showcase some new screenshots of the Kuban map for IL-2. The images are stunning! A small update with a lot of screenshots We know a lot about 1CGS’ plans and so this week Jason didn’t have too much to say except to drop a dozen or…

DCS: F/A-18C first intro video

Matt Wagner posted an update to the Eagle Dynamics Facebook page today with the first of what will be many episodes dedicated to the details, systems, weapons and features of the DCS: F/A-18C Hornet. We get to see the overall layout of the F/A-18 cockpit and just a hint of some of the features and…

What DCS: F/A-18C adds to DCS World

The prospect of flying a highly detailed F/A-18 simulator has a lot of people really excited. Why are they excited? Because there is a lot that simulating the Hornet will bring to DCS World and flight simming in general. A Hornet history The Hornet got started out under the same lightweight fighter program that lead…

Hype builds for DCS: F-18

Excitement is building for DCS: F-18, a full featured high fidelity model of the F/A-18C Hornet for DCS World co-produced by Eagle Dynamics and Belsimtek. On May 29 we had the first indicator that DCS: F-18 would be at E3 2017 and Wags, Producer at The Fighter Collection / Eagle Dynamics, took to Facebook and YouTube…

DCS damage model updates, other fixes

An update for DCS World 2.1 is out with some updated features and enhanced damage models as well as images of work in progress WWII assets. The damage model increases in complexity I’m actually pretty surprised that the damage modeling in DCS was at the level it has been. Although sufficient in the era of…

The F1M2 “Pete” and Battle of Midway’s strategy

There is much speculation in the IL-2 community as to which aircraft will specifically make an appearance at in the titles Battle of Midway expansion. Although we are probably a good 6-8 months away from a formal announcement, we have learned a little from Jason Williams in the last week that may shed some light…

Training in DCS: Day one

I’ve owned DCS: Flaming Cliffs 3 for more than a year now but my understanding of the sim and its basic systems is spotty. I’ve gotten into some pretty good dogfights in the quick mission builder and tried some of the single player but the honest truth is that I’m still pretty bad at the…