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Early Access Release of DCS: Spitfire LF Mk. IX
Today we are proud to bring you the Early Access Spitfire LF Mk. IX! Many pilots that have flown several World War II warbirds remark that the Spitfire was their favorite, based on its exceptional maneuverability, easy of flight, and stunning looks. We think that you will agree!

You can purchase the Spitfire from our e-Shop

The British Spitfire is one of the most iconic fighter aircraft of World War II. Most famous for its role in the Battle of Britain, the Spitfire served as Britain’s primary fighter during the entirety of the war. The Spitfire combines graceful lines, eye-watering dogfight performance, and heavy firepower in its later variants. For DCS World, we are happy to bring you the most accurate and realistic simulation of the Spitfire LF Mk. IX ever created.

The Spitfire LF Mk. IX was originally developed as a stopgap measure as a response to the appearance of the Focke-Wulf FW 190A.

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The Spitfire LF Mk. IX is powered by the Merlin 66. This engine produces its best performance at slightly lower altitudes than the older Merlin 61. Spitfires equipped with this engine were designated LF Mk. IX. This was the most numerous version of the Mk. IX, with 4,010 produced. The majority of Mk. IXs of all types used the standard “c” wing, which would often carry two 20mm cannon and four .303in machine guns.

Note: To coincide with the Early Access release of the Spitfire, we are also releasing Update 3 to DCS World 1.5.5.

Weekend Bundle Deals
The Spitfire LF Mk. IX most shines when played with the other aircraft of our World War II stable of aircraft. Starting today at 1500 GMT and lasting until 19 December at 0900, get the P-51D, Fw 190, and Bf 109 as a bundle for 50% off! A huge savings!

Find the bundle here on our e-Shop

The Museum Relic Campaign News
Due to popular demand, we are removing the requirement that both DCS: F-86F Sabre and DCS: MiG-15bis must be purchased in order to play this campaign. We are changing this requirement such that only one of these aircraft modules must be purchased to play this campaign.

Purchase the campaign in DCS e-shop

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DCS: F-5E Tiger II Out of Early Access

This past week Belsimtek resolved the remaining issues to bring the Tiger II out of Early Access status. These included:

  • Inverted spins have been simulated
  • UHF radio – Hinged access door will now open
  • AIM-9 tone will not be heard if both wingtips are gone
  • Landing gear audible warning will be heard when warning test switch is enabled
  • TACAN channel selector animation has been corrected
  • Fixed RWR sound issues with new contacts
  • Wing bend and twist due to G-loads has been corrected
  • Changing TACAN channel will not interrupt current radio chat
  • Input: Added some axis commands for TDC, rudder trim, lights etc.
  • With an F-5E air start, the aircraft will be trimmed to the assigned speed like it is implemented for all other aircraft
  • Aileron limiter now disabled at cold start
  • Single player missions added
  • Added inert and training stores
  • Added wing damage with high G overload
  • Drag chute cannot be fully deployed without an airstream
  • Drag chute model corrected
  • Fixed missing right wing light halo
  • Corrected training missions triggers (setting course).
  • Some corrections to Flight Manual
  • Added pilot to cockpit
  • Fixed fuel pressure lights simultaneously going off after single engine start
  • Fixed oxygen pressure gage showing 0 after turning off supply lever
  • Fixed chaff program execution when single flare is selected
  • Added IFF input commands

Belsimtek has (as always) done an amazing job with this aircraft and exemplifies the high level of quality and detail that DCS World modules bring.

With the Tiger II exiting Early Access, we are celebrating this with a sale and two bundle deals! Between today at 1500 GMT and lasting until Monday, 21 November, purchase the Tiger II at 20% off.

E-Shop: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c…modules/tiger/

DCS: F-5E Tiger II Sale and Bundle Deals

We are also offering two new bundles with 40% off:

  • DCS: F-5E Tiger II + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map
  • DCS: F-5E Tiger II + DCS: Flaming Cliffs 3

These bundle deals start today at 1500 GMT and last until Monday, 14 November at 0900 GMT.
Get them here at: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c…pecial_offers/

DCS World 1.5.5 from Open Beta to Release Version
Last week we released the Open Beta version of DCS World 1.5.5. You can read the changelog here:
https://forums.eagle.ru/showpost.php…6&postcount=38

Based on both internal and external testing, we have decided to move version 1.5.5 from Open Beta to the release version today.

You can download the complete installer here:
https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.c…/world/stable/

If you already have DCS World 1.5 installed, please either run 1.5 to start the updater or manually update by selecting Update DCS World from your Windows Start Menu / Eagle Dynamics.

DCS World 2.5 Update

We have determined that the DCS World 2.5 update will not be available in 2016 as we had earlier hoped. This is mainly due to additional work needing to be done of the Caucasus map update, and we don’t feel it can be accomplished within the next two months at a high level of quality. Before we can complete this map update, we first need to finalize and release both the Nevada map update and the Normandy map. Those, along with the Spitfire, are now our highest priorities. Once the Nevada update and the Normandy map tasks are complete, our map team can return to the Caucuses map and move the 2.5 closer to an Open Beta release.

Also, please note that official information is only passed along through our Newsletter and press releases.

Hornet Update

As with the DCS World 2.5 update, it was also decided last week that the Hornet Early Access will be pushed beyond our original desire to release by the end of this year. As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, we are now very busy coding the various cockpit systems and flight dynamics. However, as this work continues and we acquire new information, the level of complexity has become more apparent and it will take more time than first estimated.

When we do have significant news on the project to share, we will certainly do so. Once the Early Access for this project goes into pre-purchase, we will announce its release date then.

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The British Spitfire is one of the most iconic fighter aircraft of World War II. Most famous for its role in the Battle of Britain, the Spitfire served as Britain’s primary fighter during the entirety of the war. The Spitfire combines graceful lines, eye-watering dogfight performance, and heavy firepower in its later variants. For DCS World, we are happy to bring you the most accurate and realistic simulation of the Spitfire LF Mk IX ever created.

The Spitfire Mk IX was originally developed as a stopgap measure as a response to the appearance of the Focke-Wulf FW 190A.

The Spitfire IX is powered by the Merlin 66. This engine produces its best performance at slightly lower altitudes than the older Merlin 61. Spitfires equipped with this engine were designated LF Mk IX. This was the most numerous version of the Mk IX, with 4,010 produced. The majority of Mk IXs of all types used the standard “c” wing, which would often carry two 20mm cannon and four .303in machine guns.

The Mk IX was a significant improvement on the Mk V. It had a top speed of 409 mph at 28,000 feet, an increase of 40 miles per hour. Its service ceiling rose from 36,200 feet to 43,000 feet. It could climb at 4,000 feet per minute. In July 1942, an early Mk IX was flown against a captured Fw 190A, and the two aircraft were discovered to have very similar capabilities. The RAF had its answer to the Fw 190 problem.

The Mk IX replaced the Mk V from June 1942. It allowed the RAF to go back onto the offensive in occupied Europe, and resume the “circus”, “ramrod” and “rodeo” raids. Its first combat success came on 30 July 1942, when a Spitfire Mk IX shot down a Fw 190. Amongst other notable achievements, the Mk IX took part in the highest altitude combat of the Second World War, when it intercepted a Ju 86R at 43,000 feet over Southampton on 12 September 1942. On 5 October 1944 Spitfire Mk IXs of 401 Squadron were the first allied aircraft to shoot down an Me 262 Jet. The Mk IX remained in service until the end of the war, even after the appearance of the Griffon powered Mk XIV.

Key Features of DCS: Spitfire LF Mk IX

  • Unmatched flight physics that allow you to truly feel what it’s like to fly this legend
  • Highly detailed, six-degrees-of-freedom (6 DOF) cockpit
  • Interact with cockpit controls with your mouse
  • Accurate Spitfire LF Mk IX model, squadron markings, and weapons
  • Detailed modelling the Spitfire LF Mk IX instruments, weapons, engine, radios, fuel, and electrical systems
  • Fly along with fellow P-51D Mustangs as you battle Fw 190 D-9s and Bf 109 K4s in single and multiplayer games
  • Instant Action and Single Missions
  • Interactive training missions
  • Campaign (for final release)
  • Selectable wing option of elliptical or cropped end (for final release)
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$39.99

Bonus: $10

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Minimum system requirements: OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i3; RAM: 8 GB; Free hard disk space: 30 GB; Video: 2 GB RAM card, DirectX11 – compatible; requires internet activation.

Recommended system requirements: OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i5+; RAM: 16GB; Hard disk space: 30 GB; Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX780 / ATI R9 290 DirectX11 or better; Joystick; requires internet activation.


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Bonus Week Special
Starting today at 1500 GMT and lasting until 8 November at 0900 GMT, we are offering a huge 60% savings using bonus points many fantastic products. This bonus special applies to the following DCS World products:

  • DCS: F-5E Tiger II by Belsimtek
  • DCS: A-10C Warthog
  • DCS: M-2000C by RAZBAM
  • DCS: L-39 Albatros
  • DCS: Flaming Cliffs 3
  • Su-27 for DCS World
  • F-15C for DCS World
  • A-10A for DCS World
  • Su-25 for DCS World
  • DCS: MiG-15bis by Belsimtek
  • DCS: F-86F Sabre by Belsimtek
  • DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Kurfurst
  • DCS: Fw 109 D-9 Dora
  • DCS: P-51D Mustang
  • DCS: SA342 Gazelle by Polychop Simulations
  • DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight by Belstimtek
  • DCS: UH-1U Huey by Belsimtek
  • DCS: Black Shark 2
  • DCS: Combined Arms
  • DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map
  • A-10C: 16-2 Red Flag Campaign
  • F-15C: 16-2 Red Flag Campaign
  • Black Shark 2: Republic Campaign
  • Su-27: The Ultimate Argument Campaign
  • P-51D: High Stakes Campaign
  • A-10C: The Enemy Within Campaign
  • A-10C: Basic Flight Training Campaign

Please visit: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/shop/modules/

DCS World War II Update
Work continues at great speed on new elements of DCS World War II. Much of the work is focused on DCS: Spitfire LF Mk IX and the Normandy map, and both are, or will be soon, going into internal test! This is always a good sign that we are approaching an Early Access release. In addition to the Spitfire and WW II era map, we also continue working on new AI units to inhabit the map. Last week we had a look at the Tiger tank, this week we offer first looks at the Panther and a work-in-progress image of the B-17.

DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Map Update
In previous newsletters, we shared images of the new airfields coming to the NTTR map. In addition to the airfields though, we will also be adding many new small and large urban centers like St. George, Laughlin, Tonopah, Goldfield, Caliente, and many others.

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet Update
Although most of the art work is done for the Hornet (minus a few external stores), most of the current work involves the coding of the various systems and flight dynamics. In addition to that, we are also very busy with documentation and the refining design specification as we gather new information.

Once the project gets closer to Early Access, we can start talking more about this project.

DCS World 2.5 Update
In addition to the Hornet, NTTR, and DCS WWII tasks, another high-priority task for us is wrapping up DCS World 2.5. The primary function of 2.5 will be to combine both 1.5 and 2.0 into a single executable and thereby being able to access all maps from a single program. We are close with the last two big items being the resolution of how we will render forests and trees in 2.5 and updating some of the old objects to our current format.
Once those two items are addressed, we will start releasing some new images and videos of what is in store.

Steam Sale

Also starting today and lasting for the next four days, Steam is having a sale on all DCS World products, with a 30% discount!

Visit: http://store.steampowered.com/app/223750

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Weekend Bonus Extravaganza!

For those of you with a lump of bonus points waiting to be used, this weekend is your chance! Starting today at 1500 GMT and lasting until 28 August 2016 at 0900 GMT, we are allowing you to use bonus points to take 60% off the price of any DCS World module! We seldom have such discounts these days, so take advantage of it while it lasts.

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DCS: F-5E Tiger II Training Videos

Although a detailed manual and a set of interactive training missions are included with DCS: F-5E Tiger II, the DCS World community has been doing an amazing job of creating online video tutorials of the F-5E. We continue to be amazed by the professional, and often funny, content that our community creates. We are honored and grateful for the great support!
Like most DCS World modules, much of the enjoyment can be found in the learning and mastery of these amazing aircraft that are created with such precision and realism. We hope you will enjoy these videos as much as we did.

Bunyap Sims – Detailed Procedures

Crash Laobi – 1 Minutes Tutorials

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Also, in case you missed it, here a great F-5E video by slamraamprod that really makes you want to learn and master the Tiger II!

DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Kurfürst Video Contest

The last days of Bf 109K-4 video contest are upon us! Enter now and potentially win up to three DCS modules. The contest will end on Sunday, August 28th.
Submission and rules can be found in DCS forum

Preview Look at New and Improved Maps Coming to DCS World

Although we started DCS World with a focus on aircraft modules, we are now adding new maps to the mix. We feel that maps are just as important as the aircraft, and they need to display the same high level of quality and span different time periods to match our aircraft. We are currently working on three maps: Caucasus map for DCS World 2.5, DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range (NTTR) map for its final release state, and the Normandy 1944 map to support our DCS World War II series. As these projects wrap up, we will continue work on the Strait of Hormuz and other maps. We will also continue to improve our maps with new technologies that will further improve their features, looks, and performance.

We expect to release the updated Caucuses map for DCS World 2.5, the final version of the NTTR map, and the Normandy map this year.

Last week we had a look at improvements for the Caucasus map for DCS World 2.5. This week we would like to share some work-in-progress images of updates to the Nevada map and some new images of the Normandy map.

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DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Kurfürst

We are now preparing to release the final version of DCS: Bf 109 K-4 Kurfürst. Over the last several weeks, we have been reviewing all user feedback and addressing a numbers of bugs and areas that require refinement. The creation of interactive training missions is also underway which includes all the normal procedures for engine start, taxiing, takeoff, landing and combat employment.

We have also opened a Bf 109 K-4 skin contest that you can read about here: Bf 109 K-4 skins contest

During the course of the competition, a number of interesting skins (including the skin variants of the aircraft captured by the Allies), have been created by you, the users. Well done!

DCS: Spitfire LF Mk.IX

Adjustment to the flight model of the Spitfire LF Mk.IX aircraft continue. As of late, most of our testing and refinements have focused on airframe, engine and propeller parameters in references to actual tests of the World War II aircraft at our disposal at The Fighter Collection.

The flight tests carried out in the DCS World have shown that the Spitfire LF Mk.IX is a very easy and predictable aircraft to fly. An accurately implemented pneumatic system of the aircraft used for the brake and flap systems is particularly interesting. Earlier DCS World War II aircraft have not used such a system. Pilots of the DCS: Spitfire LF Mk.IX will be able to feel all the peculiarities of the pneumatics while taxiing and landing the aircraft.

DCS: Normandy 1944 Map

Development of the specially created “DCS: Normandy 1944” map for DCS World War II continues its development at a fast pace. Currently, the main effort is focused on airfields with different types of surfaces (a first for DCS World). For example: we are implementing SMT (Square Mesh Tracks) surfaces, which were widely used by the Allies for temporary airfields in Normandy following the landings. We are also developing the possibility to place airfields on the map using the Mission Editor (another first for DCS World).

Belsimtek News

After the successful, final release of the DSC: F-86 Sabre and DSC: MiG-15bis modules, the Belsimtek team is now focused on bringing DSC: F-5E Tiger II to Early Access within the next month. In the meantime, Belsimtek continues to edit the F-86F Sabre English manual and prepare DCS: Mi-8MTV2 for its final release.

DCS: F-5E Tiger II Progress Update

  • The external model is complete and includes several well-known color schemes.
  • The 3D cockpit is complete.
  • All aircraft systems are accurately simulated in high detail.
  • A new engine compressor model has been implemented based on accurate blade load calculations. The new model provides a very accurate simulation of compressor guiding unit functionality and an expanded range of engine operation modes (high and low compressor stalls and compressor operating in windmill mode).
  • The radar, optical sight, jettison system, gun use, launching of air-to-air missiles, air-to-ground rocket use, and flare and chaff countermeasures are integrated into the model and the aircraft’s Weapon Control System (WCS). All the above-mentioned items are now operating as described in F-5E operations manuals.
  • The Professional Flight Model (PFM): operational range of altitude and airspeed, acceleration with various payloads and G loads (in sustained turns and at maximum angles-of-attack) are tuned based on available data of the flight dynamics of the real aircraft; the model behavior at critical angles-of-attack (stalling) and post-stall behavior (post-stall gyrations and spins) now match descriptions of the real aircraft.
  • Flight manual in Russian has been written.

In order to present this module in for Early Access, several items will be in development during the Early Access period:

  • Adjustments to the operation of certain aircraft systems (for example: adjustment to pump capacity, hydraulic fluid mass-flow rates, electric grid loads, etc.)
  • Translation the flight manual to English. We take into account our mistakes during the development of previous modules.
  • Creation of the Quick Start manuals for both Russian and in English, based on the complete flight manuals.

DCS Bonus Spectacular

Here is your chance! Starting 8 April at 1500 GMT time and lasting until 11 April at 0900 GMT, use your bonus points to discount for all DCS modules (which participating in the bonus program) up to 50%!

Visit our e-shop for Modules, Campaigns and Maps

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Pre-purchase

The M2000C is a multi-role, French-designed, 4th generation fighter. It was designed in the 1970s as a lightweight fighter and in excess of 600 M2000C aircraft have been built. The M2000C is a single-engine fighter will a low-set delta wing with no horizontal tail. It has excellent manoeuvrability given its relaxed stability and fly-by-wire flight control system. The M2000C also includes a multi-mode RDI radar that is capable tracking and engaging targets at beyond visual ranges. In addition to engaging other aircraft with cannon and missiles, the M2000C can also engage ground targets with cannon, rockets and bombs. The M2000C is a perfect fit for the battlefields of DCS World!

We now bring an exacting simulation the M2000C to DCS World. The M2000C is highly optimized to work within DCS World and takes advantage of the Digital Combat environment that only Eagle Dynamics can offer.

By December 2015, the Open Beta download for the DCS: Mirage 2000C will be available to those that pre-purchased.

For more information and support, please visit:http://forums.eagle.ru/forumdisplay.php?f=322

Key Features that the DCS: Mirage 2000C by RAZBAM will include:

  • Advanced flight model providing realistic performance and flight characteristics
  • Highly detailed 3D model and animations
  • Highly detailed and accurate 6 DOF cockpit with mouse-interactive controls
  • Realistic modelling of the aircraft systems including electrical, fuel, hydraulics, lighting, engine and navigation
  • High resolution 3D model and cockpit textures, including specular and bump mapping
  • Inflight programmable INS
  • Synthetic runway display on HUD
  • Realistic HUD and weapons systems including:
    • Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground cannon
    • Magic II and Super 530D Air-to-Air missiles
    • Matra rocket pods
    • CCIP and CCRP bomb delivery
  • Realistic afterburner and over-wing vapour effects
  • Numerous skins
  • Instant action, single, and training missions as well as a campaign
  • Training that includes interactive and video lessons.

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