I-16 - Soviet single-engine monoplane fighter of 1930s created by aircraft designer Nikolai Polikarpov’s design bureau. It was the one of the world’s first fighters with landing gear retraction system. It was I-16 which stood the air fighting against famous Messerschmitt Bf 109.
Over a period of its history I-16 was upgraded a lot. New modifications of aircraft were created and adopted almost every year. I-16 type 24 was further development of I-16 type 18.
The MiG-19P Farmer was designed by the legendary Mikoyan Design Bureau in the Early 1950’s. The MiG-19 fighter was the Soviet Union’s first true supersonic Interceptor that could exceed Mach 1 in level flight.
Designed to take on enemy fighters and bombers at any time of day or night and in any weather condition, the Farmer was equipped with the RP-5 lzumrud radar in the nose and armed with two NR-30 30mm cannons in the wing roots. The Farmer is also able to carry an array of ground attack weapons that includes S-5M rockets and various general-purpose bombs. It is a lethal interceptor with conventional ground attack capabilities.
We are proud to bring you this exciting addition to DCS World. The Farmer is highly-optimized to work within DCS World and takes advantage of its unrivalled combat environment that only Eagle Dynamics can offer.
The Christen Eagle II, which later became the Aviat Eagle II in the mid-1990s, is an aerobatic biplane aircraft that has been produced in the United States since February 1977.
Designed by Frank Christensen, a veteran WW2 P-51D pilot and aerobatic competitor, it was originally built to compete with the Pitts Special. You’ll find that the Eagle is hard to beat in terms of flying excitement and adventure, and yet the ease of control allows even average pilots to feel like masters of aerobatics.
Dare to fly like a true eagle, whether you are learning to fly, or you are an experienced pilot. Inside this powerful aerobatic beauty, you can enjoy solo aerobatics, do tight formation flying, graze the landscape sightseeing, or speed race down the track. You can even teach other people to fly. The smoke system allows you to visualize your stunts for yourself and other viewers. To extend the Eagle’s prowess in DCS, we implemented an internal and external light system which will keep you safe day and night, and a simple autopilot which will allow you to grab your favorite drink while your aircraft safely levels and awaits your return.
The MiG-29 (NATO codename Fulcrum) is a twin-engined, supersonic fighter that can carry up to 4,000 Kg of ordnance on 7 hardpoints. For its primary air combat role, the MiG-29’s standard loadout is two R-27 (AA-10 Alamo) medium-range AAMs and four short-range R-60 (AA-8 Aphid) or R-73 (AA-11 Archer) IR guided missiles. The Fulcrum also has an internal 30mm GSh-30-1 autocannon with 150 rounds.
In the ground attack role, the Fulcrum can be armed with a wide range of conventional bombs and unguided rockets. These include 665 Kg bombs, light 57mm rockets and heavier, specialised rockets such as the S-8, which can penetrate up to 400mm of armour or 800mm of reinforced concrete.
In air combat and in the right hands, the Mig-29 is a highly agile and fearsome opponent.
Powered by 2 × Klimov RD-33 afterburning turbofans producing 18,342 lbf apiece, the MiG-29 has a maximum speed of 921 mph (Mach 1.21) at low level and a blistering 1,667 mph (Mach 2.25) at altitude. With a rate of climb of 65,000 fpm and a combat action radius of around 400 miles, the Mig-29A entered Soviet Air Force service in 1982. Over 1600 MiG-29s of all variants have been built and it has seen service with more than 30 air forces worldwide.
Both the MiG-29A and MiG-29C variants in DCS World focus on ease of use, and are a real blast to fly.
The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is a two-crew, variable wing-geometry, maritime air superiority fighter that served with the US Navy for 32 years and continues to serve with the IRIAF in Iran. The F-14 was the US Navy's frontline fighter from the 1970s to the mid-2000s. Over the course of its long service it also became one of the US Navy’s premier precision ground-attack platform and its lone airborne reconnaissance asset.
Noteworthy features of the Tomcat are its swing-wing configuration, two-man crew, and the powerful AN/AWG-9 Weapons Control System (WCS) and radar. The AWG-9 allows employment of the long-range AIM-54 Phoenix air-to-air missile, and the LANTIRN targeting pod allows precision ground strikes using laser-guided bombs. The F-14 Tomcat was present in several historic events that include the two Gulf of Sidra incidents, Operations Desert Storm Iraqi Freedom, the Yugoslavian conflict, and Operation Enduring Freedom over Afghanistan. It was also immortalized in the iconic motion picture, Top Gun, and starred in several other feature films including The Final Countdown, Executive Decision, and others.
The Yakovlev Yak-52 is a tandem-seat, radial engine, propellor-driven aircraft that served for many years as the Soviet Union’s basic military flight trainer. Introduced in 1979, the Yak-52’s rugged construction, low maintenance costs and excellent handling also made it a popular choice as a basic trainer with a number of other air forces.
Powered by a single Vedeneyev M-14P, 268 kW (360 hp), nine-cylinder radial engine, the all-metal Yak-52’s light all-up weight and large control surfaces make it one of the world’s most responsive aircraft to fly. With learner-friendly handling characteristics, the Yak-52’s remarkable ability to pull over 7 g and push up to negative 5 g makes it a favorite of sports, aerobatics and beginner pilots worldwide.
A sparkling new simulation, the DCS: Yak-52 is an excellent and realistic starting point for your personal pilot career. Once you have breezed through the simulation’s training options, take the next step in the DCS: L-39C Albatros jet trainer. After that, you’ll be ready to rule the skies in modern combat aircraft such as the DCS: MiG-29, Su-27 and F/A18-C.
Our F/A-18C is the culmination of more than 40 man years of intense research, technology development, art creation, and ground-breaking coding. The F/A-18C brings the first, true, multi-role fighter to the skies of DCS World with equally impressive air-to-surface and air-to-air capabilities.
DCS: F/A-18C is initially being released as Early Access, with several features to be added during the Early Access period. This includes several sensors, weapons, and sub-systems.
The AV-8B project was born in the early 1970's as an effort to address the operational inadequacies of the AV-8A first generation Harrier, aimed to dramatically improve the capabilities and performance of the early AV-8A's. The AV-8B made its maiden flight in November 1981 and entered service with the United States Marine Corps in January 1985. It later evolved into the AV-8B N/A (Night Attack) and AV-8B Harrier II Plus.
First flight of a modified AV-8B in the night attack configuration was on June 26th, 1987. Deliveries to the USMC began in September of 1989 to VMA-214 at Yuma, Arizona. Follow-up units based out of Yuma received their Night Attack AV-8Bs by the end of 1992.The AV-8B N/A variant (originally known as the AV-8D) had its first operational development in 1984 and included use of the NAVFLIR (Navigation Forward-Looking Infrared camera, consisting of a GEC-Marconi FLIR system mounted in the nose) for night operations. Additionally, GEC Cat's Eyes night vision goggles were provided to the pilot as well as a revised cockpit with color MFDs, a wider field-of-view HUD display, a color CRT digital moving map, and a complete "heads-down" operation capability. The AV-8B N/A also sports four Tracor ALE-39 countermeasures dispensers along the top of the rear fuselage, in addition to two ALE-39 dispensers along the lower rear of the fuselage. The AV-8B N/A also fields an updated version of the Rolls-Royce Pegasus 11-61 (F402-RR-408) vectored-thrust turbofan engine.
The subject of this study level simulation is the AV-8B N/A Bu No's 163853 and up which are the latest variant of this very capable AV-8B version.
The AJS-37 Viggen is a Swedish double-delta supersonic attack aircraft from the late Cold War . It was the backbone of the Swedish Air Force during the Cold war, serving as the main attack and anti-ship platform. The AJS is the 90’s upgrade of this 70's era aircraft, adding several advanced weapons and systems functionalities. The aircraft was designed around the pilot, with an excellent man-machine interface, supporting the pilot through the smart use of autopilot systems, radar and HUD symbology in order to deliver the ordnance onto targets from treetop level with high speed attack runs.
The aircraft is armed with multiple weapon systems ranging from programmable stand-off weapons such as the RB-15F antiship missile to the BK90 Cluster munitions dispenser to various bombs, rockets and missiles for a wide range of target types. The aircraft can also carry gun pods and the Sidewinder series of infrared-guided missiles for air defence and self-protection purposes.
The Spitfire LF Mk IX is a single-seat, British fighter that was key to Allied domination of the skies in WW2. One of the most brilliant, beautiful and iconic aircraft of all time, the LF Mk IX was rushed into production in 1942 as a counter to the Focke-Wulf FW 190A, which until then had outperformed both earlier Spitfire variants and the Hawker Hurricane.
Fitted with the mighty Merlin 66 engine, the LF Mk IX proved to be much more than a stopgap measure: its sleek lines, excellent all-round handling and powerful armament helped Allied pilots gain the upper hand over the Luftwaffe. Four .303 in machine guns and twin 20 mm cannons made it a much-feared opponent in air combat.
The Spitfire LF Mk IX’s overall prowess and combat effectiveness helped the RAF go back onto the offensive, flying ‘circus’, ‘ramrod’, ‘rhubarb’ and ‘rodeo’ raids over occupied Europe.
For DCS World, we are happy to bring you the most accurate and realistic simulation of the Spitfire LF Mk IX ever created.