DCS: MiG-21bis

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The MiG-21bis is a delta wing, supersonic, fighter-interceptor jet aircraft. Much like the AK-47 became the everyman's rifle, the MiG-21 has been operated by more than 40 countries worldwide, and has enjoyed the longest production run of any modern jet fighter to date. The MiG-21, in all of its variants, has fought in wars stretching all the way from the Vietnam War in the 1960's to the modern day Syrian Civil War. Owing to its unique blend of versatility, ruggedness and maintainability, the MiG-21 remains in active service to this very day.

Leatherneck Simulations' recreation of the MiG-21 is, by far, the most accurate and comprehensive simulation of this supersonic jet fighter to date. The fully simulated systems, interactive cockpit, advanced flight modeling and incredible graphical fidelity come together to create a package that will provide you with the most authentic simulation possible. So strap in, and get ready to experience the rebirth of a legend.

RP-22SMA Sapfir Radar

A cornerstone of our MiG-21 simulation is the RP-22SMA Sapfir ("Sapphire") radar.

Our radar simulation faithfully recreates every function, quirk and characteristic of this fairly rudimentary radar system. True to it's real life counterpart, this radar makes it both challenging and interesting to find and engage targets using a variety of weaponry.

Notable features in the RP-22SMA radar simulation include, but are not limited to:

  • Cloud Clutter simulation. Clouds create true to life clutter on the radar screen. A meteorological filter control is available to the pilot to filter out these returns
  • Ground Clutter simulation. At low altitude, the radar returns from terrain obstruction returns clutter on the radar screen. A "low altitude" filter mode is available to adjust the antennae direction.
  • Search, Scan, Track, Fixed Beam, Standby modes. All modes of operation of the RP-22SMA radar are faithfully recreated exactly as they appear in it's real world counterpart.
  • Self-Test Mode. The radar's self test function is fully implemented.
  • Coolant and Operational Thermal Constraints – Coolant fluid that is required for operation of the radar is calculated and implemented. It is imperative to carefully manage fluid levels so as to avoid being radar-less in an engagement!
RP-22SMA Sapfir Radar

Advanced Flight Model

The flight model is heavily component based, and simulates aerodynamic forces acting upon each component of the aircraft in real-time. At no time during the flight envelope is the aircrafts' behaviour "scripted". Tuned up to 19.000 meters, it will give you a unique experience in flying this small and agile fighter.

Learn to takeoff with small wings and a high speed, feel the RATO effect, experience non-symmetric wing load and super critical angles of slide/slip aircraft behavior and much more. Have fun experimenting and discovering the aircraft behavior in irregular flight conditions, where your engine will stall, you will loose your orientation, your weapon will detach from the aircraft and... you're gonna love it!

The flight model has been built over the course of a few years, and utmost care has been taken to ensure an authentic experience of flying the MiG-21bis, under all possible flight conditions.

Advanced Flight Model

Weaponry

The DCS: MiG-21 comes with a suite of weaponry, some custom and unique to the MiG-21bis itself. As the MiG-21 evolved into a multi-role capable aircraft, the amount and type of weaponry available to pilots also grew. The MiG-21 is capable of utilizing Air-to-Air missiles, free-falling and retarded bombs, nuclear bombs, beam riding missiles, unguided rockets and gunpods.

Air-to-Air Missiles

  • R-3R APU-13MI
  • R-3S APU-13MI
  • R-55 APU-7
  • R-60A x 2
  • R-60A APU-60
  • R-60M x 2
  • R-60M APU-60
  • RS-2US APU-7

Bombs

  • FAB-100
  • FAB-250
  • FAB-250 M54 TU
  • RBK-250 PTAB-2.5M
  • SAB-100
  • BL755
  • BetAB-500
  • BetAB-500ShP
  • FAB-100 x 4
  • FAB-500 M62
  • RBK-500 PTAB-10-5

Simulated Nuclear Bombs

  • RN-24
  • RN-28

Unguided Rockets

  • UB-32 – 32 S-5M
  • UB-16UM – 16 S-5M
  • S-24A
  • S-24B

Beam-Riding Missiles

  • KH-66 "Grom"

Drop tanks

  • 490L Wing & Centerline droptanks
  • 800L Centerline Droptank

Misc

  • SPS-141-100 Electronic Warfare & Chaff/Flare Dispensing Pod
  • ASO-2 Chaff Dispensing Pod
  • SPRD-99 RATO – Rocket Boosters
Weaponry

About Leatherneck Simulations

Leatherneck Simulations is a small, but passionate group of flight simulation developers, with a core development team consisting of Game, Visual FX and Film industry veterans. After three years of development, our maiden project: the DCS: MiG-21bis will launch. So strap in and join us as we venture into a new era of flight simulation. For more information, please visit: www.leatherneck-sim.com

The DCS: MiG-21 has been developed in association with Eagle Dynamics and The Fighter Collection.

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