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DCS World 1.5.5 Update 1

Today we will be releasing the first update to version 1.5.5 of DCS World. This update includes several bugfixes and improvements in the Mi-8 module especially.

Please use the Auto Updater to update your 1.5.5 installation, or manually update by selecting Update DCS World from Windows Start Menu / Eagle Dynamics program group.

DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight Final Release

We and Belsimtek are happy to announce that the 1.5.5 Update 1 also brings the Mi-8MTV2 out of Early Access into its final release form.

You can purchase DCS: Mi-8MTV2 module in the DCS E-Shop

Among the others fixes and additions in DCS: Mi-8MTV2, it is now possible to have AI door and rear gunners (door gunner with a "KORD" 12.7 mm machine gun and the rear gunner with a PKT machine gun 7.62 mm), and the ability to play as door gunner. Sling-load operations gameplay has been thoroughly upgraded and improved. The pilot's guide manual was dramatically reworked: systems principles and operations described in depth, and all procedures from startup to weapon employment thoroughly illustrated. A new campaign from 3rd party developer will be available soon!

Other new changes include:

  • Reworked helicopter flight dynamic according to taken damage or systems failures (tail rotor fails dynamic, tail breakaway, tail rotor transmission fin damage)
  • Destructive overload was fine-tuned (gear break possibility, tail rotor breakaway), gear friction, damage system from projectiles hits tuned, crew cabin armor implemented
  • Cockpit sound was tuned and fixed according to real Mi-8 pilots feedback
  • New loads were added (8 so far, more to come with updates) with their dynamics tuned, sling damage upon contact with helicopter implemented, crew chief sling-load operation voice commands added
  • Special options for module were changed, including addition of joystick without springs and FFB option

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Key features of DCS: Mi-8MTV2:

  • High precision professional flight model for all altitude, temperature, speed and loadouts ranges
  • 6 DOF precise high fidelity cockpit
  • Cockpit is interactive and mouse clickable
  • Weapon system modeled with different loadouts
  • Advanced sling load dynamic model
  • Different helicopter systems precisely modeled: electrical, fuel, hydraulics, anti-ice, anti-fire, radio and stability augmentation systems (AP-34B)
  • Authentic liveries
  • Tutorial missions and single player missions
  • Full and short manuals on Russian and English languages
  • Single player campaign from Belsimtek, DLC campaigns from 3rd parties

DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Sale and Bonus Deals

Starting today at 1500 GMT and lasting until 12 December at 0900 GMT, we are offering a 20% sale on the Mi-8MTV2 and 40% off for these two bundle deals:

DCS: F-5E Tiger II Available on Steam

With the F-5E out of Early Access and tested for a couple of weeks, we are now making the F-5E available on Steam later today.

DCS World in Steam

The F-5E was developed by Northrop Corporation in early 1970s. The light tactical fighter is an upgraded version based on previous F-5A developments. The F-5s' combat role encompasses air superiority, ground support, and ground attack. Given its mission flexibility, ease of operation, and low cost, the Tiger II has, and continues to serve, air forces across the globe.

The F-5E is armed with two 20-mm M39-A3 cannons with 280 rounds per each cannon. The cannons are located in the nose section, forward of the cockpit. Special deflectors are used to avoid compressor stall conditions caused by hot gas ingestion as a bi-product of operating the M-39-A3. Each cannon is capable of firing at a rate of 1500 to 1700 rounds per minute.

Each wingtip incorporates a launcher rail capable of firing AIM-9 infrared-guided missiles.

Five hard points (one centerline pylon and four underwing pylons) allow the aircraft to carry different types of air-to-ground weapons (bombs, cluster munitions, and rockets) 6,400 pounds (about 3000 kg) in total. In addition, illumination ammunition and cargo containers can be attached. To increase flight duration and range, external fuel tanks can be attached to three hard points (a centerline pylon and two inboard pylons). Maneuverability and speed can be maximized in combat by jettisoning all external stores.

Key Features of the DCS: F-5E Tiger II:

  • Professional Flight Model that accurately mimics the performance and flight characteristics of this legendary fighter
  • Highly detailed, six-degrees-of-freedom (6 DOF) cockpit
  • Interact with cockpit controls with your mouse
  • Fully modelled weapon system
  • Accurate F-5E model with multiple country markings
  • Detailed modelling of the F-5E instruments, engine, radios, fuel, electrical, and hydraulic systems
  • Single missions and full set of training missions will be created while in Early Access
  • Full and Quick Start manuals in Russian and English languages
  • Extended Campaign for the F-5E by Maple Flags Missions Developer (not included in the module package)

Valid DCS World Key Policy

Although this is stated on the official DCS World Support site, we would like to remind all users the policy regarding valid DCS World keys.

Only DCS World keys purchased from these locations are valid purchases and can be activated in the Module Manager:

Any DCS World keys purchased from other sources are invalid and are simply trying to re-sell keys that are bound to other users or purchased through fraud. Such sites include Kinguin, CDExpress and G2A.

If you purchase DCS World keys from these sites, we cannot help you. We suggest you contact these sites for a refund.

Sincerely,
The Eagle Dynamics Team