11 August 2023

Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

In case you missed it, make sure to watch Matt Wagner's interview with C.W Lemoine over on The Ready Room YouTube channel.

Our dedicated third party partners, Crosstail Studios have been hard at work refining the upcoming DCS: A-1H Skyraider module. We are delighted to share some existing progress. This module is designed to captivate veterans and newcomers alike and brings the glory days of the Vietnam War back to life in stunning detail. Read on below and check out the Development Screenshots.

The Growling Sidewinder is a truly excellent multiplayer environment designed to test your limits. After reaching over 500k subscribers, we are delighted to support them with a giveaway! Watch the video.

Thank you for your passion and support.

Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics

The Ready Room

Podcast Interview


Make sure you head over to the Ready Room and watch the latest interview with our very own Matt Wags Wagner! Their latest episode takes a closer look into some of the next big moves we are making in DCS. Watch The Mover and Gonky Show - Ep. 6 *LIVE* Featuring WAGS and WOMBAT.

A-1H Skyraider

Development Progress

A-1H Skyraider

We are thrilled to present the latest developments from Crosstail Studios' A-1H Skyraider module. Their dedicated team has been working tirelessly, achieving remarkable progress in multiple aspects to deliver an extraordinary aviation simulation experience centered around this iconic aircraft so loved by its pilots.

Flight Model Advancements:

Significant progress has been made to achieve a high level of FM realism. The seamless integration of ground effect and ground handling during taxiing provide an authentic feel to takeoffs and landings, while support for differential braking and a parking brake enhances the ground handling capabilities, ensuring precise maneuvering on the runway. 

With the newly initiated cockpit shaking effects, which accurately simulate engine vibrate and atmospheric turbulence, you can immerse yourself in the thrill of aviation making each flight a true adventure. The further refinement of drag calculations for the various control surfaces ensure a realistic aircraft responsiveness and authentic flight realism. All control surfaces simulation is nearing completion and the hydraulic system is being implemented. Engine management, fuel consumption simulation, and the implementation of the onboard oxygen system and all progressing well. Additionally, the groundwork for future autopilot features has been programmed and the AN/APN-22 radar altimeter is operational.

A-1H Skyraider

High Poly Cockpit Progress:

The high poly cockpit is meticulously refined in every detail to create an unparalleled cockpit experience. The team of animators are also hard at work, adding lifelike animations to various cockpit elements, ensuring a truly immersive experience for every aviator. Furthermore, the skilled texturing artists are hard at work crafting intricate textures that will bring the A-1H Skyraider's cockpit to life, with every gauge and instrument being meticulously detailed. As a sneak peek into our progress, we are delighted to showcase rendered images of the cockpit, showcasing the incredible attention to detail.

Radar Weapon System Progress:

The team has achieved significant milestones with the AN/APS-6 Radar Pod, specifically tailored for the A-1H Skyraider. The detailed architecture design guarantees a seamless integration of hardware components, signal processing algorithms, and data integration, creating an authentic recreation of this early radar system. The successful implementation of core signal processing algorithms enables good aircraft detection and tracking. Currently, our functional radar prototype is undergoing rigorous testing and calibration, ensuring accurate and reliable results.

A-1H Skyraider

Future Development Efforts:

In addition to the very high attention to detail, the team are crafting lifelike animations and intricate textures that will breathe life into every gauge and instrument, providing an unparalleled cockpit experience. The team is dedicated to delivering a highly immersive and visually stunning environment that captures the essence of flying the iconic A-1H Skyraider.

Whether you're an air-to-air or air-to-ground enthusiast, this robust and versatile aircraft will undoubtedly become a favorite in your virtual hangar. Stay tuned as the project progresses towards the release of this remarkable addition to the DCS family. Discover the full experience of DCS: A-1H Skyraider and explore more at crosstailstudios.com!

Growling Sidewinder

Multiplayer Server

F-14 Tomcat

In celebration of Growling Sidewinder’s remarkable achievement with over 500K Subscribers on their YouTube, we are offering 5 modules as giveaways via the GS channel. Hurry! Entries are only accepted until Monday the 14th of August, 2023. Good Luck!

Thank you for your unwavering support and passion. We look forward to serving you and exceeding your expectations.

Thank you again for your passion and support,

Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics