Feel the excitement of flying the Su-25T "Frogfoot" attack jet and the TF-51D "Mustang" in the free-to-play Digital Combat Simulator World!DCS World is a vehicle combat simulation game created by an inspired development team. DCS World uses a powerful engine that delivers realistic gameplay.
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Mar 18, 2013

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January 21

Mission of the Week - DCS: F/A-18C

Mission of the Week
Red Flag Iron Hand
This week's mission takes place in the Nevada map as part of a Red Flag exercise.

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Your flight is one component of a larger strike into RED territory that consists of fighter sweeps (F-15C), strike (Tornados), and SEAD/DEAD (F/A-18C and F-16CJ). Your flight targets are two SA-6 SAM sites 20 nm southeast of Tonopah. These threats must be eliminated prior to the Tornado flights crossing the fence.

RED air activity is expected to be high and consist of MiG-29, Su-27, and MiG-23.

Note 1: This mission uses real radio traffic from a Red Flag exercise, but it is solely for atmosphere and has no bearing on the mission you are flying.

Note 2: This can be a difficult mission with numerous threats and allied flights. This is designed for experienced Hornet pilots.

If you enjoy this mission, be sure to check out the Red Flag campaigns for the A-10C, F-15C, AJS-37 Viggen, and M-2000C on our e-Shop and Steam.


Destruction of Straight Flush SA-6 SAM radars at WYPT 7 and 8.

In addition to the two SA-6 SAM sites, two MiG-23 Floggers from the Red Eagles squadron will scramble out of Tonopah AFB to intercept you. Both aircraft must be splashed.


Strike: COMM 1 Channel 1 124.00
Nellis Tower: COMM 1 Channel 2 132.550
AWACS E-3 Darkstar: COMM 2 Channel 1 127.000
Tanker Arco: COMM 2 Channel 2 130.000

Chevy 1 and 2: F-15C north and south CAPs
Chevy 3 and 4: F-15C sweep
Colt 3 and 4: F-16CJ SEAD/DEAD
Colt 7 and 8: F/A-18C SEAD/DEAD
Uzi 1, 2, and 3: Tornado Strike
Arco 1 and 2: S-3B tankers
Texaco 1 and 2: KC-135 tankers
Pontiac 1: C-130 Compass Call

TACAN Nellis 12X

Startup: 00:25:00Z
Taxi: 00:38:00Z
Takeoff: 00:42:00Z
Strike marshal at Waypoint 4
Push: 01:04:00Z at .75M

A/A Waypoint - Bullseye: Waypoint 7

WPDSG: Waypoint 7 SA-6 South
37-28-49N / 116-27-32E/5105 FT

WPDSG: Waypoint 8 SA-6 North
37-37-15N / 116-28-00E/5328 FT

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January 21

DCS Open Beta

DCS Open Beta

  • F/A-18C: Fixed AGM-65E target lock issue.
  • Multimonitor: Left and Right monitors are changed is fixed.
  • VR: One eye image blinks when water set to High is fixed.
  • F/A-18C training - lesson 12 AIM-9. Default language will be EN not RU.
  • In game debrief showing dictKey for unit names instead of actual unit name is fixed.
  • Laser code panel does not close in some case is fixed.
  • ME. FOG checkbox doesn't set when weather preset with fog selected is fixed.
  • F/A-18C training - lesson 15 Rockets. Corrected an failure where RU was the default locale.
  • Mirage M-2000: Nosewheel Steering/IFF Interrogate doesn't work is fixed.
  • Christen Eagle II: DOS-window appears while CE II libraries loading is fixed.
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About This Game

Feel the excitement of flying the Su-25T "Frogfoot" attack jet and the TF-51D "Mustang" in the free-to-play Digital Combat Simulator World!

The Open Beta version of Digital Combat Simulator World (DCS World) 2.5 is a free-to-play digital battlefield game and simulation environment. The “release” version will be available shortly after Open Beta testing is complete. The Open Beta is an optional version of DCS World that we use to first test new content and technologies before moving them to our release version.

Our dream is to offer the most authentic and realistic simulation of military aircraft, tanks, ground vehicles and ships possible. This free download includes a vast mission area of the Caucasus region and Black Sea that encompasses much of Georgia. It also includes a flyable Russian Sukhoi Su-25T ground attack aircraft and the famous WWII North American TF-51D fighter. An additional 25 aircraft are available for purchase.

The download comes with one of the most powerful mission editor ever designed, full network play and more than 156 AI weapons systems, 105 ground vehicles and trains, 50 air defense systems, 19 ships and 84 AI aircraft permitting you to plan and play highly sophisticated missions. DCS World is massively extensible through additional DCS modules as well as user-made add-ons and mods which you can purchase and download from our site.

DCS is a true "sandbox" simulation that is also designed to cover multiple time periods of interest such as WWII, Korean War, Vietnam, Gulf War and others. Current regions to battle include the Caucasus, Nevada Test and Training Range, and Normandy 1944. New maps in development include the Persian, Syria, Afghanistan, and others.

DCS World is fundamentally a deep, authentic and realistic simulation designed also to offer a more relaxed gameplay to suit the user and his particular level of experience and training. The ambition is to hand hold users from novice pilot all the way to the most advanced and sophisticated operator of such complex weapons systems as the A-10C Warthog or the F/A-18C Hornet. The only next step is the real thing!

Key features of DCS World 2.5:

  • The most realistic Free-to-Play digital battlefield ever.
  • One-of-a-kind, internally developed graphics engine that looks amazing from 0 to 80,000 feet.
  • Includes a beautiful, free, and highly detailed map of the Caucasus region that includes south western Russia and Georgia.
  • Includes millions of buildings, millions of km of usable roads and railways, more than 50 million trees, and 20 fully-equipped operational airbases.
  • Includes 156 free and fully operational weapons systems, 105 ground vehicles, 19 ships and 84 AI-controlled aircraft.
  • Fly the TF-51 Mustang and Su-25T attack jet for free!
  • Play all DCS World modules from one DCS World version.
  • State-of-the-art graphics with amazing lighting, shadows, and performance.
  • New breathtaking effects for explosions, clouds, fog, fire, and smoke.
  • Hundreds of land, air and seaborne AI vehicles. The world is your sandbox.
  • Create your own missions and campaigns for unlimited gameplay!
  • Mission generator included allowing rapid mission creation.
  • Enjoy multiplayer with friends, and even fly together in the same aircraft for multi-crew missions!
  • Purchase and fly the most iconic airplanes and helicopters from WWII up to the modern day.
  • Mouse interactive 6 degrees of freedom cockpits for most aircraft and the most accurate flight models, cockpit systems, sensors, targeting systems and sounds available.
  • Purchase and fly the most authentic simulations of the A-10C Warthog, UH-1H Huey, F-86F Sabre, Spitfire, and many others now.
  • Exciting new aircraft coming to DCS World like the F-14 Tomcat, F/A-18C Hornet, F-4E Phantom II, Mi-24P Hind, P-47D Thunderbolt, and many more!
  • Purchase additional high-quality maps such as Normandy 1944, the Nevada Test and Training Range, and the Persian Gulf.
  • Play hundreds of missions and campaigns with new campaigns continually created.
  • Both hardcore realistic and casual gameplay modes and options available.

System Requirements

    Minimum system requirements (LOW graphics settings):
    OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i3 at 2.8GHz; RAM: 8 GB (32 GB for multiplayer); Free hard disk space: 60 GB; Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 / ATI R9 280X DirectX11); requires internet activation.
    Recommended system requirements (HIGH graphics settings):
    OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i5+ at 3+ GHz; RAM: 16GB (32 GB for multiplayer); Hard disk space: 60 GB on Solid State Drive (SSD); Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / ATI R9 Fury DirectX11 or better; Joystick; requires internet activation.

    Recommended VR systems requirements (VR graphics settings):
    OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i5+ at 3+ GHz; RAM: 32GB; Hard disk space: 60 GB on Solid State Drive (SSD); Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / ATI RX480 DirectX11 or better; Joystick; requires internet activation.

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