Eagle Dynamics (ED) has revealed upcoming aircraft projects in development in 2019. The company does not expect all these projects to be released in 2019, but this is where the focus will be this year.
DCS: MiG-19P by RAZBAM Simulations
The DCS: MiG-19P by RAZBAM will be coming later this month. This early, Soviet 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-19was the first production, Soviet fighter capable of supersonic flight and comparable with American “Century Series” fighters like the F-100, F-105, F-106and 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 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-14Aversion and a free USS Forrestal-class aircraft carrier!
Featuring front-seat and back-seat play for single and multiplayer, the Tomcat is a supremacy 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
The next marquee title from the Eagle Dynamics studio will be the famous F-16C multi-role fighter! The F-16C is already well into development alongside the F/A-18C, and both aircraft share significant technology that will benefit both.
Specifically, the F-16CJ Block 50 variant will be offered, 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
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 aircraft are well underway and ED plans to release one 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, Bf109G, C-47, A-20G, and others, DCS World War II will continue to grow and bring great new gameplay!
Other new aircraft in development for 2019 are the DCS: JF-17 by Deka Ironworks and the DCS: I-16 by Octopus G.
DCS: F/A-18C Hornet
Although not a new aircraft for 2019, the Hornet will certainly be a huge focus with the addition of the AGM-88 HARM, ATFLIR targeting pod, data link and IFF systems, GPS- and INS-guided weapons, stand-off 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 a large set of new aircraft are being worked on, it by no means that the older aircraft have been forgotten. Just like the recent update to the P-51D, Bf 109 K-4, Fw 190 D-9, and Spitfire LF Mk.IX, ED 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-50Black Shark.