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Release Date: Apr 30, 2014

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Note: This is the exact same simulation of the F-15C as featured in DCS: Flaming Cliffs 3.

The F-15 has often been labeled as the greatest fighter aircraft in the world from the 1970s until the early 21st century. Designed to counter the exaggerated capabilities of the Soviet MiG-25 "Foxbat", the F-15 has been the backbone of U.S. air defense for three decades. The F-15C, equipped with improved avionics and weapons over the original F-15A, has scored over 100 air-to-air victories in the service of Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the U.S. without suffering any losses.

The F-15C rules the Beyond Visual Range arena (BVR). No slouch in a dogfight, the F-15C excels at finding targets, positively identifying them as hostile, and engaging them with AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles before the enemy can respond.

The F-15C's versatile pulse-Doppler radar system can look up at high-flying targets and down at low-flying targets without being confused by ground clutter. It can detect and track aircraft and small high-speed targets at distances beyond visual range down to close range, and at altitudes down to tree-top level. The radar feeds target information into the central computer for effective weapons delivery. For close-in dogfights, the radar automatically acquires enemy aircraft, and this information is projected on the head-up display.

F-15C for DCS World focuses on ease of use without complicated cockpit interaction, significantly reducing the learning curve. As such, F-15C features keyboard and joystick cockpit commands with a focus on the most mission critical of cockpit systems.

Read more about the F-15C for DCS World here: http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/products/eagle/

Features:

  • Detailed and accurate 3D model and animations
  • Six Degrees of Freedom (6DOF) capable cockpit
  • Advanced Flight Model (AFM)
  • Campaign and missions
  • F-15C skins from a wide array of squadrons
  • Both Simulation and Game modes

The F-15C for DCS World includes a Professional Flight Model (PFM). Highlights of the PFM include:

Aircraft performance is constantly recalculated based on standard physics equations describing the translational and rotational motion of a rigid body under the influence of external forces and moments, regardless of the nature of their origin.

• Trajectory and angular motion looks more natural due to the correct modeling of the inertial properties of the aircraft.
• Unlike with Standard Flight Model (SFM) aircraft, the F-15C AFM does not show noticeable transitions between modes, which appear as unnaturally sharp attitude or position change. For example: when executing a tailslide, advanced flight maneuvers, landing when not wings level, and touching down with a single wheel.
• AFM naturally takes into account the gyroscopic effects on the plane's rotation (SFM does not model this at all).
• Asymmetric external forces (such as differential throttle), as well as external forces not applied through the aircraft center of gravity (eg, engine thrust and drag from asymmetric stores) are properly modeled throughout the flight envelope, causing properly applied torque.
• Aircraft center of gravity can shift with AFM based on various in-flight events.
• There is a concept of lateral and longitudinal center, which may shift depending on fuel load and external stores.
• AFM naturally models asymmetrical external stores which properly influences performance depending on airspeed, G load, and other factors.

The aerodynamic model of the AFM calculates aerodynamic characteristics of the aircraft, considering it a set of interconnected airframe elements, such as wings, fuselage, stabilators, etc. Each of these components has its aerodynamics calculated separately based on local angles of attack, airspeeds, mach numbers, and airflow, also considering pilot input as well as each component's damage state.

• Aircraft aerodynamics are fully modeled for the entire flight envelope.
• Lateral and longitudinal control effects as well as balance along each axis vary based on angle of attack and lateral and longitudinal static stability.
• Wing autorotation is naturally taken into account when rolling at high angles of attack.
• Kinematic, aerodynamic and inertial effects of each of the three axes of static stability is naturally calculated, such as in sideslip when rolling, or rolling during rudder movement, etc.
• Sideslip angle is not just based on pilot input, as is the case with SFM, but also considers aircraft attitude.
• For aircraft damage, changes in performance are not hard-coded but are calculated dynamically by fully or partially excluding affected components from physics calculations.
• The aircraft stall is properly modeled, creating realistic wing rocking and wandering aircraft nose behavior.
Dynamic jet engine modeling considers a complex set of parameters including the air intake, compressor, combustor, turbine, and the afterburner nozzles.
• Engine RPM depends on altitude and Mach number, as well as atmospheric conditions such as temperature and air pressure.
• Brief engine overspeed is modeled in throttle response.
• Engine overspeed and throttling response, as well as general throttle control (response speed) vary based on current RPM.
• Turbine exhaust temperature is modeled in intricate detail, considering multiple parameters such as engine RPM, flight parameters, and atmospheric conditions.
• Fuel consumption is calculated realistically based on both engine RPM and flight parameters.
• Engine operating parameters, such as RPM and exhaust temperature, are accurately modeled during the entire startup and shutdown process. F-15's AFM properly models such events turbine windmill in a disabled engine, engine relighting, and automatic air start.

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 TF-51D and an 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.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB RAM card
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX11 - compatible
    • Additional Notes: Requires DCS World and internet activation.
    Recommended:
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7/8/10
    • Processor: Core i7+
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX780 / ATI R9 290 DirectX11 or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 30 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX11 - compatible
    • Additional Notes: Requires DCS World and internet activation.
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Overall:
Positive (41 reviews)
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Kaan
Posted: July 4
Product received for free
its a cool plane but su 27 is better
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Heli-Chan
Posted: June 27
ITs bettur wen u go sped of sund and get eaten by dah sun ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) - MoreGain Freemon 2016
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lspencer5
Posted: June 25
I Like the game but the tutorials were not installed.I would recommend if tutorials were installed
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ken77889
Posted: June 21
Product received for free
good
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Tommy
Posted: June 16
A great plane and the graphic!
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Angel Boricua
Posted: June 3
It's very nice if you want a mostly realistic (and easy) fighter jet experience without having the work load of an actual aircraft. The aircraft flies realistically, especially with the recently added PFM (Professional Flight Model), the raw power of the PW F-100 engines is pleasing to use to it's full potential. The symbology pretty accurate, which I personally find very annoying when sims get the symbology wrong on the aircraft they're simulating. The aircraft's model is downright beautaful and looks very close to it's real life coutnerpart (the actual F-15). The only downside compared to other FC3 aircraft is that it doesn't have an A/G mode, while bombs have never been dropped by a United States F-15C it is said that they were always able to carry A/G munitions, though rumors say that upgraded US F-15Cs have had this mode removed. The A/G mode is programed into the game (not available by default) and I've made/ use mods that allows that birings back the mode and allows the F-15 to carry bombs and rockets. In the end it is just an FC3 aircraft, how systems work is identical to all other FC3 aircraft, and in the end it does suffer from the extreme simplicity like any other FC3 aircraft, but it's still very fun to use and good to have in one's hanger, especially when the mood calls for an easy to fly and operate aircraft. I would recomend to wait for this to go on sale if you're not a die hard F-15 fan like me and can't wait to get it.
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fatalfuture
Posted: April 21
Very nice Jet, if you dont want to spend alot of money and want a really good jet this is for you. and you got to love the soundtrack too. ;)
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Niessie9
Posted: February 10
Great plane, pity that the buttons and switches are not interactable. But most of the systems work, and it's all just beautifully well made.
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lagantd2
Posted: January 23
This is one of the best Flight Simulators I have every played in my life. I am not a USAF pilot, however, this plane feels and acts exactly how one would expect a real F-15C would. Also, the learning curve is steep but mostly for RWR (especially the symbols) and getting proficient with TEWS and learning what every missile does.

I am not a professional at this yet, and I have quite a bit more to learn. As a matter of fact I just completed the AWACS intercept mission after 5 tries. However, the feeling of satisfaction once you've finally figured out how to fly and fight in this bird is amazing.

9.5/10 (COULD USE A TUTORIAL) but thankfully DCS has an online manual i suggest you read it after you buy this.
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roydcoombes
Posted: December 12, 2015
Good entery leval plane for newb like me
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: July 4
Product received for free
its a cool plane but su 27 is better
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37 of 42 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: October 7, 2014
It's good old DCS World but you better get Flaming Cliffs 3, rather than these standalones...
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 31, 2014
A great simulator, this has everything both amateurs and professional want. Realistic G-Forces and radar/weapon systems with easy to use flight controls. Get this if you want to get into dogfighting realistically, get the A-10C if you want to know how to really fly a plane.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 26, 2014
If you don't want to buy FC3,you can buy F-15C pcak.The Amrican best flight.It will be yours!
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: December 6, 2014
Brought this the first time i tried DCS world,this is great.And pls read the Flight Manual at DCSWorld/Mods/aircraft/F-15C/Doc to learn how to control this thingy.played 4 hrs(reading for 2hrs&playing for 2hrs) and feeling just alright to play this.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: October 28, 2014
Simply Amazing!
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11 of 20 people (55%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: January 12, 2015
While the cockpit is not as detailed in terms of functionality as the A-10C, the flight model is much more accurate in terms of detail over the Flaming Cliffs 3 version of this aircraft. If you are familiar with other Jet Sim titles such as others in the DCS collection or Falcon BMS it's a matter of learning the air craft's systems and keybinds. But unlike A-10C or BMS cold start is about a 2 minute affair compaired to 12 - 15 minutes for systems to boot up, etc..

Now this is a flight simulator, not a game. Gamers, a keyboard and mouse will not cut it for this title. You'll need a full HOTAS + TrackIR in order to fly this beast. And expect to spend a few hours tweaking controls and learning systems before going at it with milsim pilots online.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: June 25
I Like the game but the tutorials were not installed.I would recommend if tutorials were installed
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: October 7, 2014
its too good that they release these standalone.
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4 of 10 people (40%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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Posted: June 5, 2015
10/10 would plane
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