20 August 2021



Dear Fighter Pilots, Partners and Friends,

We are pleased to announce that Stable has been updated to 2.7.5.10869. Those using this version can benefit from the latest features DCS World has to offer. Please check out the changelog. Please note that Stable has no known crash issues, but it may contain bugs and we look forward to receiving any feedback you would care to share with us. Thank you.

Progress on DCS: AH-64D development is going well. We have prepared a brief history of this powerful attack helicopter. This week and in the following newsletters, we will provide some of the interesting details on the various development aspects of this important project.

The MiG-21bis Battle of Krasnodar campaign will be available soon. This Soviet era story-based campaign by third party campaign maker SorelRo will test your air-to-ground and air-to-air combat skills. Please do get in touch with us if you would like to learn more about creating and selling DCS World campaigns.

Thank you for your passion and support.



Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics Team

DCS World Stable

2.7.5.10869

EDGE 2.7

The DCS World Stable 2.7.5 version contains many new features, enhancements and combines the last several Open Beta versions. The F-16C Viper now includes the AGM-154A JSOW and CBU-105 WCMD; both are fearsome ground attack weapons with precision strike capabilities. The Mi-24P Hind has a number of improvements, including a reworked pilot-operator aiming sight, new key binding options, and more.

DCS: F/A-18C Hornet has also received numerous improvements and the addition of a new alignment procedure for the JHMCS. We are currently working on improvements to the FM.

Further updates include the addition of the NASAMS Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) system, updates to Normandy, Syria, and Marianas and a number of fixes and improvements to the DCS core. Our third party partners have also been busy with numerous improvements and fixes to their modules.

Check out the DCS World Stable Changelog.

DCS: AH-64D

History

AH-64D

A revolutionary attack helicopter and battlefield game-changer, the AH-64 grew out of the U.S. Army’s 1972 ‘Advanced Attack Helicopter program.’ This identified the need for an attack helicopter that could outperform the AH-1 Cobra in terms of firepower, battlefield effectiveness, survivability, and range. The primary mission would be to counter a massed Soviet tank invasion in Europe if the Cold War turned hot. With the need for better close air support capability evident from combat experience in the Vietnam War, the Army specified that the AAH was to be armed with a 30mm cannon and 16 TOW anti-tank missiles compared with either a 7.62mm minigun, 20mm cannon and just 8 ATGM on the AH-1, and be able to survive 23mm AAA hits.

The Army selected the Hughes YAH-64A for its better damage-resistance and stability. The missile armament specification was changed to include 16 AGM-114 laser-guided Hellfire missiles. The first prototype was flown on 30 September 1975. The AH-64A entered U.S. Army service in April 1986.

In August 1990, development of the AH-64D was approved and it entered service in March 1997. The AN/APG-78 Longbow radar and sensor suite can detect and track up to 256 targets simultaneously out to a range of 50 km and engage up to 16 using "fire and forget" missiles. The system’s raised position above the rotor hub allows the gunship to do this while remaining in cover behind buildings, trees and masking terrain. If there are more targets than a single AH-64 D can handle, the Longbow’s systems allow it to stream targeting information to friendly air and ground units.

The AH-64D has extensive combat experience from 1991 in the Liberation of Kuwait to Iraq, Afghanistan, the Gulf, Syria and Libya. More than 2,400 AH-64s have been built and it remains in frontline service with many nations around the world.

DCS: MiG-21bis

Campaign by SorelRo

Battle of Krasnodar

You are tasked to defend the region of Krasnodar from an invasion of UN troops and fight for the Independence of Soviet Union provinces. The UN response is moderate however, the Soviet forces in the region are facing supply problems due to the rapid destabilization. Resources are limited, and forces lack support. As a frontline MiG-21bis squadron, move between bases as the conflict evolves.

This MiG-21bis Battle of Krasnodar campaign features 25 story-driven missions, over 400 voiceovers, and a 1970’s units set. A large variety of CAP, CAS, Intercept, Escort, and Anti-ship missions are included. Detailed briefings, kneeboard files, and documentation are available for each mission.

This campaign will soon become available on our Store and Steam.

Thank you again for your passion and support,



Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics Team