A long time military combat flight simulator company called Eagle Dynamics was established in 1995 with their release of SU–27 Flanker and followed by the “Lock On:Modern AIr Combat” series started in 2003. Eagle Dynamics later developed Digital Combat Simulator World (D.C.S. World) that is a robust 64-bit free downloadable simulator. Eagle Dynamics have received numerous awards for their work. The simulator offers various dynamic campaigns, planes, helicopters and scenery areas (maps) that can be purchased and downloaded. D.C.S. World (version 2.5) can be downloaded for free by clicking here. The D.C.S. has aircraft that have fantastic flight models and visuals. I’ve personally used D.C.S. World 2.5 and the simulator, planes and helicopters they are outstanding.
Eagle Dynamics recently announced on their Facebook page the release of their much anticipated F/A-18C hornet for the D.C.S. World. It is available for purchase directly from Eagle Dynamics by clicking here. Alternatively, it can be purchased through STEAM distribution by clicking here. The current version of the F/A-18 Super Hornet is manufactured by the Boeing company.
Fly DCS: F/A-18C Hornet Now!It’s here at last! We are thrilled to announce the availability of DCS: F/A-18C Hornet from our e-Shop at: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/shop/modules/hornet/You can also purchase from Steam at:https://store.steampowered.com/app/411950/DCS_FA18C_Hornet/NOTE: Both the e-Shop and Steam version require installation of the current DCS World Open Beta!Our Hornet is the culmination of more than 40 man years of intense research, technology development, art creation, and ground-breaking coding. The Hornet brings the first, true, multi-role fighter to the skies of DCS World with equally impressive air-to-surface and air-to-air capabilities. DCS: F/A-18C Hornet is initially being released as Early Access, with several features to be added during the Early Access period. This includes several sensors, weapons, and sub-systems.About the DCS: F/A-18C HornetThe F/A-18C Hornet is twin engine, supersonic fighter that is flown by a single pilot in a “glass cockpit”. It combines extreme maneuverability , a deadly arsenal of weapons, and the ability to operate from an aircraft carrier. Operated by several nations, this multi-role fighter has been instrumental in conflicts from 1986 to today.The Hornet is equipped with a large suite of sensors that includes a radar, targeting pod, and a helmet mounted sight. In addition to its internal 20mm cannon, the Hornet can be armed with a large assortment of unguided bombs and rockets, laser and GPS-guided bombs, air-to-surface missiles of all sorts, and both radar and infrared-guided air-to-air missiles. This results in amazing gameplay potential with this single aircraft.The Hornet is also known for its extreme, slow-speed maneuverability in a dogfight. We have gone to great lengths to model the flight aerodynamics and fly-by-wire flight control system of the Hornet to allow you to experience the real feeling of power and extreme capabilities this aircraft has to offer. Although incredibly deadly, the Hornet is also a very easy aircraft to fly.Being an aircraft carrier capable aircraft, our Hornet also comes with the most detailed aircraft carrier ever created for a PC game. Catapult from the “boat”, strike a large assortment of targets that only DCS World can offer, then “call the ball” and land on the carrier. DCS: F/A-18C Hornet in DCS World provides the most rich and authentic digital combat aviation you will ever experience! Key Features of DCS: F/A-18C Hornet: • Professional Flight Model (PFM) and authentic Flight Control System (FCS). Experience the thrill of flying this supersonic warbird.• Includes a new, highly-detailed USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier with fully operational steam catapults, arrestor wires, “meat ball” landing system, TACAN navigation, jet blast deflectors, radar antennas, defense systems, and lights.• The most realistic model of the F/A-18C imaginable, down to each bolt and flake of paint, animated controls surfaces, lights, damage model, and landing gear.• Detailed simulation of the Hornet’s many sub-systems like engines, fuel, electrical, hydraulic, radios, lighting, emergency, and many, many more. Although features like “auto start” are available, the sense of accomplishment cannot be overstated after learning to operate this state-of-the-art machine.• Inertia and GPS navigation systems with moving map display allow you multiple ways to find your target and get you back to “mother”.• Dozens of air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons and sensors. From simple rockets to high-tech GPS and laser-guided bombs, experience what only Hornet pilots have experienced ‘til now.• A highly realistic and exhaustively researched cockpit that is mouse interactive with 6 degrees of freedom. Interact with the cockpit by pressing buttons and moving switches. You will feel like part of the aircraft with our Advanced Systems Modeling (ASM) .• Authentic Hornet sounds provided with the assistance of Boeing, the Hornet’s manufacturer. • New effects have been developed for our Hornet like leading edge extension vapor, over-wing vapor, rain on canopy, and new explosions.• 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 US Navy, US Marine Corps, Canada, Australia, Spain, Switzerland, Finland, and many more.Sincerely,The Eagle Dynamics Team
Posted by DCS World by Eagle Dynamics on Friday, June 1, 2018