This week, Eagle Dynamics has released two new updates for DCS World.
DCS: Spitfire and Normandy Map Updates
Several features have been added to the Spitfire LF Mk. IX including a new clipped wing version, slipper and torpedo fuel tanks, the ability to carry bombs, and continued to refinements to the flight dynamics. Together, these new features give the Spitfire longer legs and a more diverse mission capability. With these additions the Spitfire is now feature complete and out of early access.
The second big DCS World War Two element is an update to the Normandy 1944 map. The largest improvements are more accurate airfields, new concrete runways, shallow water effects, new objects like windmills and scattered farm houses, smoother beach transitions, regional specific bridges, and improved performance.
Another three elements currently in development, that will also improve the DCS World Two experience is the new damage model, improved sighting system and improved dogfighting AI.
DCS World Open Beta to Release
This week Eagle Dynamics has updated the current DCS World Open Beta to the ‘stable’ version. Not only does this bring all modules to the release version of DCS World (like the Hornet and Persian Gulf Map), but it also integrates many fixes and updates that have been addressed in the Open Beta over the past several weeks. Some highlights include:
• Unique radio frequencies and TACAN channels that can be assigned to each ship in a group
• Units now appear as 2D objects in the Mission Editor, rather than an icon. This allows much more precise unit and object placement
• AI taxi logic around the carrier has been improved to avoid collisions
DCS: F/A-18C Hornet
• Added carrier cold start instant action missions
• Corrected launch bar to shuttle shenanigans
• Canister munitions now have variable timed fuses with height function for greater accuracy
• Option for single and ripple rocket launches
• Waypoints numbers can now be edited in the Waypoint / DATA page
• DDIs can now be exported. Rejoice home cockpit builders
• Corrected selection of AG munitions after launching an AIM-7
• Corrected carrier TCN time to go indicator and added back TCN callsigns
• Abeam distance to course line added to HSI
• Radar no longer easily loses lock
• Corrected jettison issues
• New VFA-122 skin
DCS: AV-8B Night Attack
• Fixed strobe light
• Waypoint edited add for UFC
• Updated Tarawa model
• Training missions for the Caucasus map added
DCS: A-10C Warthog and DCS Black Shark
DCS: L-39 Albatros: Kursant Campaign, Available on Steam
The L-39 Albatros: Kursant Campaign is a single-player campaign for the L-39C/ZA aircraft.
You will learn basic and advanced points:
• Low altitude navigation training
• Learning aerial reconnaissance using real-life tactics
• Detailed instruction on bomb, rocket, and gun weapon delivery against ground targets, following realistic ingress manoeuvres
• Interception of aerial targets with R-60 air-to-air missiles
All flights are performed under the supervision of a virtual-instructor. After each flight, he will decide whether or not you progress to the next mission based on your performance. At the conclusion to the training missions, an evaluation flight will be performed to determine how well you have learned the skills of L-39 navigation and combat employment.
Main features of this campaign:
• 11 highly-detailed and realistic missions that are based on actual L-39 training requirements
• Missions start and end on the parking ramp, which creates an immersive atmosphere of being a “kursant” (cadet) at the flight school
• Detailed briefings, flight plans, and virtual instructor pilot help you successfully complete this training course