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Release Date: Apr 30, 2013

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The UH-1 Huey is one of the most iconic and recognizable helicopters in the world. Having served extensively as a transport and armed combat support helicopter in the Vietnam War, the Huey continues to perform a wide variety of military and civilian missions around the world today.

"DCS: UH-1H Huey" will feature the same incredible level of modelling detail as the existing Ka-50 Black Shark, A-10C Warthog and P-51D Mustang DCS aircraft and it will be online compatible with them. Working in close partnership with actual UH-1H operators and experts, The Fighter Collection and Belsimtek have leveraged their unique skills and experience to provide the most dynamic and true to life conventional helicopter experience available on the PC.

Key Features of "DCS: UH-1H Huey" include:

  • Unmatched flight physics providing the most realistic and dynamic conventional helicopter experience on the PC.
  • Multiple player positions, including pilot, co-pilot, and door gunner.
  • Accurate and highly detailed 3D cockpit featuring six-degrees-of-freedom technology.
  • Interactive cockpit controls that allow you to operate the systems using the mouse.
  • Highly detailed UH-1H external 3D model, liveries, and weapons.
  • Realistic modelling of the UH-1H instruments, weapons, engine, radios, fuel, electrical, and hydraulic systems.
  • Accurate and engaging audio environment based on actual UH-1H sound recordings.
  • Developed in close cooperation with real UH-1H operators.
  • Missions that include transport and combat support operations.
  • Training that includes interactive and video lessons.
  • Multiplayer coop mode for crew members of the same helicopter under development for a later update.

About DCS World

Digital Combat Simulator World (DCS World) is a free-to-play digital battlefield game, focusing on a military aircraft simulation. It includes a FREE Su-25T attack aircraft and it is extensible through additional DCS DLC that can be purchased here on Steam.

DCS World includes a vast mission area of the Caucasus region that encompasses much of Georgia - the location of the 2008 conflict. Additionally, DCS World includes:

  • Powerful mission and campaign editors
  • Multiplayer
  • Massive inventory of air, land and sea combat units and weapons
  • Advanced AI
  • Fast mission generator
  • Dynamic weather and seasons
  • Training missions
  • Mission replay system
  • Pilot log book

This all allows the creation of engaging, real-world combat missions in this flashpoint region. DCS is a true "sandbox" simulation that can and will cover multiple time periods covering many types of combat and civilian units. DCS World allows both realistic game play and more relaxed game play to suit the player.

DCS World includes a FREE Su-25T "Frogfoot" attack aircraft!

Other DCS DLC available here on Steam includes:
  • DCS: A-10C Warthog
  • DCS: Black Shark 2
  • DCS: P-51D Mustang
  • DCS: Combined Arms
  • A-10A: DCS Flaming Cliffs
  • Su-25: DCS Flaming Cliffs

System Requirements

    Minimum system requirements:
    OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i5; RAM: 8 GB; Free hard disk space: 30 GB; Video: 2 GB RAM card, DirectX11 - compatible; requires internet activation.
    Recommended system requirements:
    OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i7+; RAM: 16GB; Hard disk space: 30 GB; Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX780 / ATI R9 290 DirectX11 or better; Joystick; requires internet activation.
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164 of 168 people (98%) found this review helpful
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Posted: October 17, 2014
Quite simply the most authentic and amazing helicopter simulation ever released on PC.

Understand that this is a simulation in the truest sense of the word, not a mere video game. If you're looking for blast 'em up action you should go elsewhere, because you'll find this product slow and frustrating. If, on the other hand, you'd like to learn how to fly a Bell UH-1H from a product certified by the helicopter manufacturer (the simulation carries an official Bell product number), then welcome to your new addiction.

A few pieces of advice, if I may. First, do not try to "do it all at once." Take it slow and accept that you're going to be wobbling around like a newborn foal for your first few hours of flight. Don't get in a hurry. Fly for an hour a day, learn gradually, and you'll be much happier. Those high speed approaches and combat landings you see in the movies are flown by professional pilots with thousands of hours of stick time, usually in type. You CANNOT do that, and you won't be able to for a very long time. It'll take you about 10 to 20 hours behind the stick before you can confidently set the helicopter down safely and more or less where you want it -- and that's with a slow approach.

Learning to do it well, repeatedly, and without error is much of the fun in this game. Everything is modeled with extraordinary precision. This is the first sim I've ever seen that gets retreating blade stall correct (basically it pulls to port at high speed) and models vortex ring state as a dynamic, recoverable event. This is a manually controlled, non-fly-by-wire aircraft designed in the middle of the last century. It is primitive and cranky, sometimes doing things for no readily apparent reason. It is a pilot's aircraft which requires both a delicate touch and firm hand to fly well. If you don't take charge of the aircraft, it will kill you without hesitation.

Remember that the Huey is primarily a transport helicopter. Gunship is an ad hoc role for this bird. Sure it can be fun to fly a support mission, dumping rockets and minigun streams all over the enemy while taking small arms fire, but that is not the Huey's reason for existence. Try flying a high-speed, low altitude (<200 ft AGL) insertion along a river bed, pop up to a hill to drop off a four man LRRP team, then egress at high speed back to base. Just keeping the helicopter in control at maximum speed and minimum altitude will have your palms sweating, (N.B. - Do not try this your first or even your tenth time out of the barn. Make sure you've thoroughly digested all of the basics and know the bird very well before you go all Howling Mad Murdock on it.)

For your first few hours, spend time tweaking your controller curves. It is absolutely IMPERATIVE that you get your curves set properly or you'll find it impossible to control the aircraft with any degree of predictability during missions. I recommend this as a starting point: Cyclic, 7% dead zone, quick curve up to a 70% saturation on both x and y axes. Collective and anti-rotation linear, 100% saturation. Tweak that according to your individual controllers' quirks. Note that you will need stick, throttle and pedals to fly this simulation. It doesn't have to be anything fancy. I have a thousand bucks worth of sim gear sitting in the corner, but I prefer to fly this one with a $20 Logitech Attack 3, a Saitek Throttle Quadrant and CH Pro Pedals. You must be able to manipulate all three controls simultaneously from muscle memory in order to fly smoothly. The keyboard and mouse ain't gonna cut it here. A final note on controls: force trim is your friend. It works a little differently here than in a real helicopter; here it acts to re-map your current cyclic input position to neutral center on the stick, more like airplane trimming. You should constantly be force trimming as you fly. That's the secret to smooth and level flight in this simulation. Don't forget to release all force trim on final approach; I go neutral at about 100 feet and 30 knots. You'll need true neutral stick for the delicate maneuvering during landing as you go back into ground effect.

For other HID stuff, I also recommend Track IR and Nvidia Surround with three monitors; both are supported perfectly in the game and add tremendously to both immersion and aircraft feedback. Remember that you are attempting to pilot a type of aircraft that is notoriously difficult to control and you're doing it without the single most important instrument for any helo pilot, the Mk I BSC, or Butt-Seat Connection. Anything you can do which helps you "feel" the bird will improve your ability to control the simulation.

Finally, I suggest you always do ramp starts for missions (not when initially setting up your curves; use instant free flight for that). Why ramp start? Because it puts you "in the zone." After you get the patterns down, you can go from a cold bird to ready-to-taxi in about two minutes. While you're doing that (flipping switches, setting dials, talking to ATC) it puts your head in the right place -- inside a helicopter cockpit. Not mowing the yard or feeding the dog or dickering with the wife. You're about to do something which requires intense concentration, and going through the start up focuses you in on that task. I guarantee you'll fly more smoothly after a start up and taxi than you will if you just jump into a hot bird on the strip.

I started playing flight simulations on an Apple ][ in 1982. It's not much of an exaggeration to say I've played pretty well every sim released since that time, and this is without a doubt the most realistic of them all. Don't let the "seriousness" scare you off, though. This is really a FUN simulator. If you've an interest in the subject material, as do most people who grew up during the Vietnam era, it's worth every single penny and then some. On my experience with this package alone, I will be buying everything produced by Belsimtek for DCS World. It's that good.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Posted: March 29, 2015

- Fun as hell to fly.
- Good against infantry and light vehicles.
- Fun to use its door gun.
- Also can swivel its 2 mounted M134 guns, great for gunning.
- Detailed as hell.
- Very good sound effects.
- Quite manouverable.
- Hard to fly but you can be percise with the right pratice, took me roughly a 1.5 hours to get the hang of it. Oil rig landing after 4-5 hours of gameplay went smoothly after 2 attempts.
- Has flares, so not "Full out screwed" in combat.
- Great lighting system.
- IR shielding also makes it less screwed.
- Quick start up
- Tutorial is messed up, not narrated as good as the others.
- Very weak against armor, especially AAA. Best against soft targets and infantry.
- Not enough tutorials.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
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Posted: November 2, 2015
Another "must have" for any flight sim enthusiast. As usual you will get exceptionally well modeled helicopter with fully working virtual cockpit and - most importantly - great flight model tested by real world pilots.
Also, you can arm your Huey with gatling guns and unguided missiles to recreate your favorite scene from Vietnam movies.
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
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Posted: October 4, 2014
The helicopter responds the way you think a real UH-1H would, with the shaking of the dashboard and the smooth turning along with an emersive sound system and a fully functional cockpit with everything clickable aswell as a highly realistic damage model. My only complaints are the door gunner system, its very insensative and the was to move them is slow and sluggish, the trees and buildings are no-collide and as with any DCS module, gameplay is stale after a few hours in game which is a problem especially considering the hefty price tag. Besides that, I truly recommend this for any person a fan of classic war-time helicopters and want an experience at a dangerous real to life CAS role.

TL;DR: 8/10, if its on sale pick it up if you love simulators and helicopters
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Posted: February 8
High quality helicopter simulator, a must have for anyone interested in flight. I think even fixed wing pilots would love the challenge of flying the UH-1H. It is quite hard to learn, but a blast to fly.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
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Posted: May 31, 2015
Belsimtek does always a great job. The best and hardest chopper flight model that I've seen so far. If you like helicopters you must have this. It's a whole new world next to Black Shark
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Posted: November 3, 2015
Excellent simulator but please note - it's very hard at first and you need quite a bit of practice. Also recommend a TRACK IR to use with this and a good joystick and throttle.

Landing the Huey takes a lot of practice, your first few attempts will probably end up with a VRS crash where the helicopter just sinks to the ground!

Very satisfying however once you manage to make some landings. Great Graphics, Great Sound, authentic simulator!
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Posted: December 17, 2014
This is without doubt the most authentic Helicopter simulator for PC, excluding Black Shark which is quite a different experience. If you want the raw difficulty that comes with learning to fly a helicopter without numerous stabilisation options, autopilots and everything else that flies for you, then give this a go.

I would say that a 'reasonable' joystick with the most basic throttle is an absolute must, don't even bother if you haven't got that. TrackIR boosts the experience but isn't totally essential. If you have 100 pounds burning through your pocket then a set of rudder pedals will further heighten your experience. If you struggle to hover, then you likely need a better joystick.

On the negative side, DCS can cause a lot of frustration with various bugs. I would recommend patience however as you won't find anything like this anywhere else, things like 'take on helicopters' don't even compare. Things like troop drops with no troops in your helicopter is rather immersion breaking, hopefully things like this can be improved in the future. Their mass is considered though, which you can really feel.

If you think this expensive, then you might consider the level of research which must have been conducted to create such an authentic experience. Not to mention that this is a very niche market and profits aren't going to be amazing.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 6, 2014
If you are into authentic flight simulators than this is an amazing helicopter to pilot. You will have to train properly in order to fly it but once you do it's a joy. I highly recommend.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Posted: May 10
Oh.... My... Gawd....

This is a hands on experience. As in, hands on the cyclic, collective, pedals or you're about to spin out of control and form an aluminum filled crater.

I'm literally holding on to my flightstick for dear life, just practicing zooming around the airfield, trying to hover, trying to land. And I haven't had this much fun in a flight sim since Chuck Yeager said "it's a great day for flying" in the early 90's.

I now have an overwhelming urge to re-read Chickenhawk and find out how much it costs to earn a helicopter pilot license. Luckily this Huey DLC is much cheaper by a few orders of magnitude and has more than one life.
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Posted: October 23
Would be nice if they added that multi crew
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Posted: August 27
Well where do you start, rudder, joystick with "Z" axis for collective minimum after literally weeks yeah I'm slow, the Huey will become an insane addiction. Turn down the X and Y and rudder sensitivity set the curve for the Z collective on the controls. Learn to hover and learn what the impact of the centrifugal force from the rotors mean to flight and manoeuvring and your ready to have serious FUN!

Next you'll start looking for popper controls first a real collective, I already have plans for a seat (actually have the seat ;o) )frame setup when I said addictive those that fly it will understand.

Absolutely Brilliant. Worth every cent.

Now as fun and manoeuvrable as the Huey is and it is seriously fun, has anyone thought of a Bell Cobra model I know I am. Please DCS, hint hint.

PS WARNING Your social life may change after getting this.
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Posted: April 23
The most fun toy in all of DCS!
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Posted: April 22
First off all I love the aircraft and its detailed system. The reason I am not recomending this product is that like most developers that work with sims accessability is severly compromised. It seems to me that once the complex aircraft is complete the devs just want you to figure it out yourself. At least there are a few tutorials that cover start ups and wepons systems and a couple of video tutorials that cover take offs. The problem here is that it is not possible to complete the wepon tutorial as it has a bu where you are asked to go to a wepon station that is not there. This is a bug that has been known for a long time and still has not been addressed. Missing are much needed tutorials on radios and navigation.

I would have liked to see the tutorial system integrated into the campain to deleiver more immersion, instead you are tasked with a transit flight for your first mission which is good especialy with the abrasive commander digging at you. However the second mission requires you to navigate in the pitch black, searching for land features you just cant see, even with the landing lamp on. I had to resort to cheating just to make progress.

The missions begin with the engins running (what was the startup tutorial for?), but in the pitch black all lighting is off requireing you to fummble for the correct switches for some illumination whilst being badgered by the commander to take off. Take of is tricky in a helicopter, at night with no illumination and therfor no frame of reference its a nighmare. Unfortunatly the landing lamp dosnt reflect on the bace. In fact it only illuminates the ground when you have left the bace area.

This brings me to yet another bug. After completeing all the tutorials and completing 3 long missions my pilot had loged 6 minutes. Thats right six minutes for hours of flying. This too is a known bug that the devs just havnt bothered to fix.

It pains me to give a thumbs down but for over £30 the bugs at least should be fixed.
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Posted: April 8
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His Grace Mr Farage
Posted: April 3
Favorite module of all the modules I own. Flawless.
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TGU.Boss \\ M460
Posted: April 1
I dont remember my life before this module..must have been gray and sorrow. 10/10
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Posted: February 12
Most realistic Huey simulator ever!
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