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159th_Archer

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DCS New Year news
« on: January 04, 2019, 09:26:56 AM »
DCS: MiG-19P by RAZBAM Simulations

The DCS: MiG-19P by RAZBAM will be coming later this month! This early, Russian supersonic fighter further completes the line of MiG fighters in DCS World. MiG-15bis, MiG-19P, MiG-21bis, and MiG-29. Named “Farmer” by NATO, the MiG-19 was the first production, Russian fighter capable of supersonic flight and comparable with American “Century Series” fighters like the F-100, F-105, F-106 and others.
The MiG-19 is a great addition to the stable of 1950s fighters, with more to come.

DCS: F-14 by Heatblur Simulations

Before the end of winter will see the release of the eagerly-awaited Tomcat! Brought to you by the same team the developed the extraordinary AJS-37 Viggen, the Tomcat will set new benchmarks in PC flight simulations. Following the initial release with the F-14B, the Heatblur team will follow that up with the F-14A version and a free USS Forrestal-class aircraft carrier!

Featuring front-seat and back-seat play for single and multiplayer, the Tomcat is a dominate fighter with the capability to also devastate ground targets.

Sharing the deck with Hornet’s DCS, World naval combat operations will take off in 2019.

DCS: F-16C Viper

Our next marquee title from the Eagle Dynamics studio will be the famous F-16C multi-role fighter! An aircraft we’ve long wanted to simulate, we are excited to bring this legendary aircraft to the skies of DCS World. The F-16C is already well into development alongside the F/A-18C, and both aircraft share significant technology that will benefit both.

Specifically, we will be offering the F-16CJ Block 50 variant that includes the HARM anti-radar missile and HARM Target System (HTS) pod, laser- and GPS-guided munitions, advanced air-to-air systems like the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) and AIM-9X and AIM-120 air-to-air missiles, data link systems, Sniper targeting pod, AN/APG-68 radar, and other systems.

DCS: Mi-24P Hind

We have certainly not forgotten about all the rotor-heads! Work continues the deadly Mi-24P HIND. Using many of the same systems as the Mi-8MTV2, this project is well underway and will be a great addition to the stable of DCS World helicopters.

With the advancements in our terrain technology and the ability to create much more detailed low-altitude environments, the HIND will be a joy to fly. Combining both gunship and troop-carry abilities, the Mi-24P will certainly result in outstanding missions and campaigns.

Being a two-seat aircraft, the HIND will be a particularly interesting aircraft to fly with a friend online.

DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt, DCS: de Havilland Mosquito FB Mk.VI, and DCS: Fw 190 A-8 Shrike

These three of these aircraft are well underway and we plan to release or more in 2019. With the addition of the new damage model, dynamic campaign, new World War II maps, and more units added to the World War II Assets Pack like the Ju-88, Bf 109G, C-47, A-20G, and others, DCS World War II will continue to grow and bring great new gameplay!

Other Aircraft

Other new aircraft in development for 2019 are the DCS: JF-17 by Deka Ironworks and the DCS: I-16 by OctopusG.

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet

Although not a new aircraft for 2019, the Hornet will certainly be a huge focus for us with the addition of the AGM-88 HARM, ATFLIR targeting pod, datalink and IFF systems, GPS- and INS-guided weapons, standoff weapons like Harpoon, SLAM, SLAM-ER, and Walleye, as well as continued work on the flight dynamics, navigation system, air-to-surface radar, Track While Scan and other air-to-air radar modes and sub-modes, and defensive systems.
The Hornet has been and will continue to be a massive and complex project.

Updating the Hangar, A-10C and Ka-50
Although we have a large set of new aircraft being worked on, it by no means that the older aircraft have been forgotten. Quite the contrary. Just like the recent update to the P-51D, Bf 109 K-4, Fw 190 D-9, and Spitfire LF Mk.IX, we will continue to update older products as their technology lags behind our current capabilities. The two biggest such projects being worked on for 2019 are overhauls of the cockpits and external models of the DCS: A-10C Warthog and DCS: Ka-50 Black Shark.

You've probably seen this already, but here is what ED is saying what we should see this year -for myself I am looking forward to seeing the Hind most. The F-16 is a good choice for many reasons but I doubt I'll get it -I'll wait and see what the F-14 looks like and might wait for a sale to get either the Hornet or Tomcat -maybe both. Like the sound of the MiG-19 but it's one of those that will likely get little use -a shame really as like the Sabre and MiG-15, they need a map and job to do ideally.

Nice to hear they're polishing up the Hog and Ka-50.

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Re: DCS New Year news
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 10:18:56 AM »

Think there was mention of an F4 as well wasn't there - though no doubt that'll be a 2020 project!

For me I think I'm going to focus on mastering the F18 as its going to be a complex beasty.

Ive pre-ordered the F14, but think that will have more novelty value for me as it's clear to get the most out of these modules within DCS, you really do have to specialise in only a few.

The Hind is tempting though!

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Re: DCS New Year news
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 11:34:40 AM »
I’m will be staying with the F18 for now, I have offered to RIO for Ax in the F14 or anyone else though at some point.

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Re: DCS New Year news
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 04:29:28 PM »
I’m a complete newb in the F/A-18, not even configured my controls yet! Looking to focus on this, but also the Tomcat. I’m afraid the kitty may steal my heart. Looking forward to flying with you Jo. :)

Just a complete shame we will never see a DCS level modern bird. :(

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Re: DCS New Year news
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 10:33:38 AM »
Hmm, I take it you mean a DCS level red bird. @Ax.

I'm looking forward to the MiG-19P and the F-16CJ. Not interested in anything else really. There's no mention of the MiG-23MLA from RAZBAM. Wonder what happened to that?

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Re: DCS New Year news
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2019, 11:02:14 AM »
Hmm, I take it you mean a DCS level red bird. @Ax.

I'm looking forward to the MiG-19P and the F-16CJ. Not interested in anything else really. There's no mention of the MiG-23MLA from RAZBAM. Wonder what happened to that?

From what I read on Ed forums RAZBAM don't co-ord their projects with DCS announcements so that's down to RB to update people on. RB have said the '19 will be done before any major work on the '23.

Looking forward to the '23 that's for sure... 8)

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Re: DCS New Year news
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2019, 04:20:13 PM »

Some more news:

https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/news/2019-01-11_PLANS2/

 Last week we discussed the many aircraft projects that will be under development in 2019. Today, let’s look at some of the non-aircraft projects. As noted last week though, we cannot promise all of these will be released in 2019, but they will all be under focused development.
Ships

Although we released a greatly improved and free Nimitz-class aircraft carrier at the time of the Hornet release, we are also working on a separate Nimitz-class aircraft carrier module. This product will have an incredible level of detail and include such features as a detailed and operable LSO and Air Boss stations, detailed modeling of the hangar, animated deck crew, briefing room, and control of the carrier.

Once this project is complete, the team will finish up the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer and then return to and release the updated Kuznetsov-class aircraft carrier.
Radio Communications

The biggest radio communications task are the aircraft carrier communications that includes CASE I, CASE II, and CASE III for departure, marshal, approach, and the Landing Signal Officer (LSO). Once this massive task is complete, we will move on to an overhaul of the airbase radio communications.
New Maps

With 2018 we saw the release of the DCS: Persian Gulf Map. For 2019 we and our partners are working on two new World War II maps, a Syria map, a Falkland Islands map, and a new free map that we’ll discuss later in the year.

In parallel, we will be finishing up the Persian Gulf map with the addition of Liwa Airbase and Ras Al Khaimah airport; Al Ain Air War College; ruins near Shiraz, Kerman, and Bam; and fix remaining bugs. Once complete, it will be the largest DCS World map as measured from airfield to airfield.
Dynamic Campaign

While a hangar of great aircraft is certainly a wonderful thing, having an engaging, exciting, and dynamic combat environment to fly them is equally important. We recognize that and have been developing the inner-workings of a dynamic campaign system for DCS World. This development will continue into 2019 and create a simulation with the simulation of a real-time campaign systems that has each side fighting for dominance across the map. Based on the strategic goals and tactical situations, the systems will create dynamic Air Tasking Orders (ATO) that players then join to help their side to victory. It will be epic!
DCS World Online

In the closing weeks of 2018, we began making the Dedicated Server software available to a handful of trusted 3rd party online servers. Based on their feedback, we have been tuning and expanding the Dedicated Server software to best suit customer needs.

One aspect of the Dedicated Server we are also exploring is the availability of free maps to Dedicated Server hosts.

In addition to the Dedicated Server, the team has also been at work developing an integrated Voice Over IP (VOIP) system for DCS World. The first phase will allow users to use and create “rooms” and the second phase would integrate the VOIP into in-cockpit radio controls.

As mentioned in last week’s newsletter about Modern Air Combat (MAC), we also plan to include leader boards, rankings, and other online statistics for DCS World online players.
DCS World Foundation

In parallel to all the above, the team continues to work on the foundation items of DCS World like air and ground artificial intelligence, performance optimization, more detailed damage models for all unit types, Vulkan implementation, improved VR optimization and improved Touch controller support, wake turbulence from aircraft.

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Re: DCS New Year news
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2019, 07:37:25 PM »

Latest release includes the HARM for the F18 - at last!

Not 100% effective - its basic, but pretty easy to use.