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DCS: A-10C Warthog

   

DCS: A-10C Warthog
Introduction
A-10C Cockpit
A-10C Model
A-10C Systems
Tactical Awareness Display (TAD)
Digital Stores Management System (DSMS)
Targeting Pod (TGP)
Message Page (MSG)
Maverick (MAV)
Status Page (STAT)
Data Transfer System (DTS)
Embedded GPS INS (EGI)
Countermeasure System (CMS)
Radio Communications
Flight Control System
Armament of the A-10C
Improved Graphics
Operations Theaters
New and Improved AI Units
Active Pause
Mission Editor
Mission Generator
Campaign
Virtual JTAC
Improved Ground Force AI
Training
Screenshots

Introduction

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The A-10C is an enhanced version of the famous A-10A that served as a major close air support aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard, and Reserves for almost 30 years. A-10C has been upgraded to meet 21 st century standards, using systems such as Multi-Function Color Displays (MFCD), GPS-guided weapons, and data-link support. Retaining all the features of older A-10A, the A-10C has turned into a true precision strike fighter with the most modern navigation systems, precision attack weapons (Maverick, JDAM, WCMD, and laser-guided bombs), and an integrated countermeasures system.

The A-10C has participated in operations over Iraq and Afghanistan and proved to be a precise and effective weapon in the "War on Terrorism". Its advanced equipment has greatly reduced the number of "friendly fire" incidents - thanks largely to the Situational Awareness Datalink (SADL) and the ability to better identify targets with using the Litening II AT targeting pod.

The A-10C of course retains its ability to do what it was originally designed to do: kill tanks in a conventional force-on-force battlefield.

Despite the fact that many of the computer and weapon systems are new in the A-10C, most of the remaining systems are retained from the A-10A. Engines, fuel, electrical, hydraulic and emergency systems, communications, and lighting do not differ from those in the latest versions of A-10A/A-10A+. As with previous versions, the A-10C - very easy to fly and is a stable and survivable weapons platform. For those familiar with DCS: Black Shark, we feel that the A-10C will be much easier to fly.



A-10C Cockpit

Open big picture The DCS A-10C cockpit is a 100% six-degrees of freedom (6 DOF) cockpit that allows complete freedom of movement around the cockpit. Each panel is reproduced in exacting detail to match operational A-10Cs (Suite 3.1). This includes all panels, switches, dials, buttons being animated, rendered in the 3D, and with high-resolution textures. Both day, night, and Night Vision Goggle (NVG) lighting is available.

When the mouse is hovered over a cockpit control, a tool tip is displayed to indicate the controls function.



A-10C Model

Open big picture As with the cockpit, the 3D model of the A-10C is highly detailed with complete animation of control surfaces, multiple-texture maps, normal and specular maps, and 100,000 polygon construction.

Several USAF A-10C active duty, Air National Guard, and Reserve unit squadrons are included with accurate markings.

The A-10C model has an integrated, highly-detailed damage model that can range from a few bullet holes to entire sections of the aircraft being blown off.




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