17 May 2024

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

For the next DCS update, we are preparing eagerly-awaited new features such as the FCR Zoom and C-Scope for DCS: AH-64D and FCR and TADS LINK. These features make the AH-64D an even more deadly force on DCS battlefields by increasing situational awareness and enhanced target identification.

Patricio Massun is a 3D artist from Argentina who created a free asset pack for DCS that contains a variety of ground models, fortifications, and airfield assets. Please join us in thanking Massun for his help to include these directly into DCS. We are testing the models and plan to include them in DCS for free!

Furthermore, the DCS: F-5E Tiger II has received various enhancements such as the RWR improvements, more realistic radar ground clutter, and the addition of the AIM-9J Sidewinder.  Please read the details below and stay tuned!

Thank you for your passion and support.

Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics

AH-64D Update Overview

Upcoming Update release: 21 May, 2024.


For the next DCS update, the AH-64D will see the addition of three important features: the Fire Control Radar (FCR) Zoom and C-Scope functions and the LINK function for the FCR and TADS. Both are incredibly useful when engaging targets.

The Zoom function allows you to zoom-in on the FCR Next to Shoot (NTS) target at a 6:1 ratio, or you can use the display cursor on the FCR page to select an area to zoom in on. This is very useful when engaging closely grouped targets.

The C-Scope function, also selected from the FCR page, allows you to place FCR target identification symbols on both your Helmet Mounted Sight and the CP/G TEDAC display. This is an invaluable tool for building situational awareness, and AH-64D players without an FCR installed can still see these symbols using the datalink. Both items are previewed in this DCS: AH-64D FCR ZOOM & C-SCOPE video.

The next update will also introduce the sight select LINK function to the AH-64D. This allows both the CP/G and Pilot to slave the TADS video to the FCR NTS. This will allow you to visually identify FCR targets through the TADS prior to engagement and allow you to perform battle damage assessments after an engagement. LINK also allows you to slave the FCR to the TADS.

You can learn more about LINK here DCS: AH-64 | FCR/TADS LINK

DCS Core

Massun92’s Assets Pack

Massun92 Asset Pack

We would like to thank Patricio Massun for creating his asset pack and his work to assist with integration of the 3D models as part of the DCS Core. Massun’s Asset Pack for DCS includes over 100 terrain objects including fortifications and ground models that can be placed across all DCS terrains. These models are very well designed and aid to create more realistic and immersive missions. 

For more information, please check out the Massun Asset Pack for DCS forum. We are currently testing all the models and planning to include them in the next DCS update.

F-5E Tiger II

Development Progress

F-5E Tiger II

A favorite of Cold War pilots, the DCS: F-5E Tiger II is a very capable, twin engined, light-weight fighter with excellent close combat and ground attack characteristics. This beautiful aircraft was easy to deploy, maintain and operate and much loved by its pilots. For the next DCS update, we’ve made several improvements based on your feedback. 

These include:

  • The Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) now displays radars in search mode.
  • Ground clutter on the radar is now more accurately represented based on altitude and scanning elevation.
  • We’ve added the AIM-9J version of the Sidewinder air-to-air missile.
  • TACAN operation with no weight-on-wheels has been corrected.
  • It is no longer possible to uncage the AIM-9B Sidewinder in pre-launch mode using the Missile Uncage Switch.

We hope that these F-5E improvements will further your enjoyment and make the F-5E an even better addition to upcoming Flaming Cliffs 2024.

Thank you again for your passion and support,

Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics