Eagle Dynamics (ED) has announced the DCS: F-16C Viper is now available in Early Access.
The aircraft comes with a Professional Flight Model (PFM), authentic fly-by-wire Flight Control System (FCS), accompanied by a realistic model, down to each bolt and flake of paint, animated controls surfaces, damage model, and a detailed undercarriage.
Other highlights include:
- Detailed simulation of the Viper’s many sub-systems like engines, fuel, electrical, hydraulic, radios, lighting, emergency, and many, many more.
- Dozens of air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons and sensors. From simple rockets to high-tech GPS and laser-guided bombs.
- A highly realistic and exhaustively researched interactive cockpit with 6-degrees of freedom. Interact with the cockpit by pressing buttons and moving switches. You will feel like part of the aircraft with Advanced Systems Modeling (ASM).
- Authentic F-16C sounds.
- Virtual Reality support. Take advantage of the latest VR technologies to immerse yourself in the simulation. Other than the G’s, you will feel like you are there!
- Multiple liveries for the United States Air Force and Air National Guard, Air Force, Turkey, Greece, Israel, and others.
The DCS: F-16C Viper Early Access version is available over at Eagle Dynamics for $79.99 (approx. £65/€73).
The Real Viper
The F-16C is a single-seat, multi-role fighter that was developed in the 1970s. More than 4,500 units were manufactured and are operated today by 26 countries where the aircraft performs missions including air superiority, close air support, precision bombing, air defence suppression, reconnaissance and more.
Nicknamed the Viper, the F-16 was designed with a reclined seating position for high G tolerance and a single-piece bubble canopy for excellent visibility and comfort. Its lightweight and powerful F-110-GE-129 engine provide a greater than 1:1 thrust ratio.
A multifunction APG-68(V)5 radar is housed in the nose of the Viper and it can be equipped with multiple sensors such as the LITENING targeting pod and HARM Targeting System (HTS). The Viper is armed for air-to-air combat with Sidewinders, AMRAAMs, and an internal 20mm 6-barrel Gatling gun. It can also be loaded with a wide range of air-to-ground weapons that include general-purpose bombs, rockets, canister munition, Mavericks, laser- and GPS-guided bombs.