20 November 2020



Dear Fighter Pilots, partners and friends,

The ultimate and classic embodiment of anything Tomcat; the F-14A, with the Pratt & Whitney TF-30 engines and distinct 70s/80s-era charm has finally been released to DCS World Open Beta 2.5.6. Check out the official F-14A Release Trailer. To celebrate the launch, Heatblur Simulations are running the DCS livery challenge. We encourage you to take part in this competition, read the details.

We are pleased to announce that our special DCS World Autumn Sale has started and will run until the 7th of December. Watch the DCS: Autumn Sale 2020 video. Significant improvements to DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt have also been made, details can be found below.

A DCS BFM charity tournament will take place on the 21st of November. The charity honors U.S. military veterans and active duty members. Register here.

Thank you for your passion and support.


Yours sincerely,

Eagle Dynamics Team

F-14A (late)

Release

DCS: F-14A  Tomcat

“The F-14A was the first 4th generation fighter aircraft and needs little to no introduction. It was introduced to a widespread audience early on and has been admired ever since. It’s remarkable capabilities both in A/A and A/G made sure it remained in service longer than its successors and it is still in active service with the IRIAF today. It’s fame is unparalleled and presents sheer excitement and tough challenges to its pilots.

As we continue on our journey of building the most well known and certainly the most iconic variant of the Tomcat around, we continually re-evaluate what our goals are with the -A and what we want to achieve. Based on this process, we’ve ended up by expanding our original scope, and will be shipping the following F-14A variants in the coming months:

  • F-14A-95-GR: Early F-14A for IRIAF. These jets will have certain limitations and modifications, such as the lack of TCS and fuel pylons.
  • F-14A-135-GR (Early): This will be an earlier representation of the F-14A, equipped with the ALR-45 RWR and will also come with a number of minor variations such as early gun vents, alternate de-fog systems, and other minor differences between late and early ALR-45 equipped F-14A’s.
  • F-14A-135-GR (Late): This version represents a later, ALR-67 equipped F-14A. November 18th saw the release of ALR-67 equipped F-14A-135-GR (Late). While this represents a closer analogue to the current F-14B, it also allowed us to roll out the F-14A in a controlled, stepwise process. The ALR-45 equipped F-14A will not be far behind, which will not only introduce more significant changes in cockpit avionics, but also implement the full overhaul of RWR and EM spectrum emissions upgrades planned for both the ALR-67 and ALR-45.

Wednesday’s patch also included the introduction of yaw strings and a complete sound overhaul among many other items. Check out this short sample video of the new sound here. For more info please see the full changelog here.

We hope you thoroughly enjoy the challenge of flying and taming the iconic F-14A!”


Sincerely,

— The Heatblur Team

Heatblur Simulations

Livery Challenge

DCS: F-14A/B Tomcat

In association with the DCS: Livery Art Group. Winners in each category will have their submission included in the official release for the corresponding DCS module (conditions apply, see below).

DCS: F-14A/B Tomcat

Each submission should be presented with no less than 7 screenshots; front, back, left side, right side, top and bottom of aircraft in full daylight and full view of the screenshot, preferably in 1080, 2k or 4k quality. These can be taken in ModelViewer or ingame.

Competition Details here.

P-47D Thunderbolt

Autumn Sale 2020

 P-47D Thunderbolt

We are pleased to announce our annual DCS World Autumn Sale. Our EShop sale has started and runs until the 7th of December with most products seeing up to 50% discount.

Modules with a 30% discount

  • P-47D Thunderbolt
  • The Channel
  • F/A-18C Hornet
  • F-16C Viper

Exceptions

  • The F-14A/B Tomcat will have a 15% discount
  • The JF-17 Thunder will be only $64.99

Modules that do not participate in the Autumn Sale

  • A-10C II Tank Killer
  • Supercarrier
  • Syria
  • Mi-8MTV2 Crew Part 1 Campaign
  • F/A-18C Raven One Сampaign

DCS: P-47D Thunderbolt will soon be released to Stable, meaning this is your chance to take advantage of the Early Access discount and the Autumn Sale for a combined 30% off the Jug.

The dive recovery flaps used for faster pull outs during dive bombing and when in compressibility have been added to the Flight Model. The water injection system has now been implemented to maximise the power output of the R-2800-59W engine.

Forced water injection causes the turbocharger pressure to increase and actuates a derichement valve in the carburettor. When water is injected the fuel-air ratio decreases, this provides fuel economy without risk of detonation.

Our on-going work on the new Damage Model has led us to tune the durability of certain structural elements. This has improved G overload limits when the aircraft is damaged.

Thank you again for your passion and support.


Kind regards,

Eagle Dynamics Team