The Marianas archipelago is approximately 2,000 km south of Japan, and includes Guam, Rota, Tinian, Saipan, and a score of lesser islands. Home to Andersen Air Force Base on Guam, the Marianas serve as the key US strategic asset in the western Pacific.
DCS: Marianas is a free map set in the present, with large airfields on each of the primary islands which consist of rocky and beachy shorelines, scenic cliffs, large cities, towns and villages, with dense jungle and open grasslands. The map also boasts unique ports, buildings and structures.
The Marianas was also home to historic World War II battles between the United States and Japan, the most famous of which was the Battle of the Philippine Sea, with the Great Marianas Turkey shoot as the main aerial battle.
The 900x500 km map covers most of the eastern Mediterranean and includes the island of Cyprus, Lebanon, a large part of Syria up to the border with Iraq, parts of Israel, Turkey, and Jordan. The cities of Damascus, Nicosia, Tripoli, Latakia, Tartus, Homs, Aleppo, Hama, Palmyra, Haifa, Acre, Beirut and Adana are simulated, as well as unique constructions of world famous landmarks and historical monuments.
Geographically, the map covers moderately humid coastal areas in the west and mountains and arid desert landscapes in the east. The map recreates more than 200 historical and original structures in detail, as well as meticulously reproduces the military infrastructure - more than 100 military bases, training grounds, and checkpoints.
Especially for aviation fans, 51 airfields and heliports, including the international airports of Beirut Damascus and Larnaca, as well as the military airbases of Incirlik, Ramat David, Hmeymimim, Naqoura, and Akrotiri, are displayed at the highest level of detail.
As of the end of June 1940, the Third Reich was preparing to initiate Operation Adlerangriff (Eagle attack), set sail from France across the Channel and invade England. Since 1066 no foreign power had ever breached the shores of the British Isles.
Britain stood alone in Europe. It was their "darkest hour" and were it not for the determination and fighting spirit of Churchill, the RAF and the whole nation, the Battle of Britain would have been lost and the fate of "all Christian Civilisation" would have been compromised.
The failure of Nazi Germany to destroy Britain's air defences or to break British morale is considered Hitler's first major setback of the War and the "End of the beginning". Thanks to this key victory, Great Britain became a kind of massive aircraft and troop carrier for the allies throughout the War. It permitted the United States to pour in excess of 1'600'000 men and approximately 200'000 bombers and fighters onto British soil, join the RAF and fight shoulder to shoulder to defeat the enemy.
Our map of the South East of England and North Eastern France encompasses historical airfields, urban areas, roads and railways, ports and other features that make it the perfect setting for the World War II air war in Europe between 1940 and 1945. This highly detailed map will also provide a wonderful opportunity to mass deploy ground assets, re-enact epic air battles and enjoy ground operations not yet seen in DCS World.
The Persian Gulf Map for DCS World focuses on the Strait of Hormuz, which is the strategic choke point between the oil-rich Persian Gulf and the rest of the world. Flanked by Iran to the North and western-supported UAE and Oman to the south, this has been one of the world’s most dangerous flash points for decades. It was the location of Operation Praying Mantis in 1988 in which the US Navy sank several Iranian naval vessels.
The region also includes the vast Arabian Sea that is well-suited for combat aircraft carrier operations, and it will be an amazing area of operations for the upcoming Hornet and Tomcat. Be it from land bases in Iran, UAE and Oman, or from the deck of an aircraft carrier, the Persian Gulf Map offers a wide array of combat mission scenarios to prove your mettle.
The DCS: Normandy 1944 Map is centered on the World War II battlefield of Normandy, France and is specifically created to depict the period after the D-Day landings and the establishment of several allied airfields in Normandy to support the beachhead breakout in late June 1944. The map measures 267 x 348 kilometers and includes airfields in both Normandy and southern England. The map includes the famous D-Day landing beaches and the "Atlantic Wall", rolling bocage fields of Normandy, large cities like Caen and Rouen, ports of Cherbourg and Le Havre, and 30 airfields. The map also includes multiple seasons and more detail and accuracy than any previous DCS World map by utilizing new map technologies.
In addition to being developed to support DCS: World War II modules, other module eras from the Korean War to Modern Day may also be used with this map.
The Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR) has the largest contiguous air and ground space available for peacetime military operations in the free world. The NTTR land area includes simulated air defense systems, mock airbases, and several target ranges. The NTTR was also used for nuclear testing. Today, it is home to RED FLAG and other military exercises that include countries from around the world. The NTTR map for DCS World 2 includes Nellis AFB, Creech AFB and the infamous Groom Lake AFB (aka Area 51). This map also includes the city of Las Vegas, McCarran International Airport, and Hoover Dam.
For those that pre-purchase prior to October 1st, 2015, you will receive a 20% discount and two free Red Flag campaigns (one for the F-15C and one for the A-10C). For those that pre-purchase between October 1st and the Open Alpha release in late November, you will receive a 20% discount and one free Red Flag campaign. Both of these options also include a 20% bonus savings on future purchases at full price.
Note: Customers that purchased DCS: A-10C Warthog while it was in beta (prior to February 21st, 2011) will be provided this map FOR FREE! You can get your serial number at the product details page in the E-Shop.