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    IL 2 BATTLE OF KUBAN DD 179
    76.IAP-Blackbird
    By 76.IAP-Blackbird,
    Hi Guys, the DEV`s have released some realy nice news and pics, all can be found in the link below. Have fun reading it!   Hello everybody,   As you may have already noticed, the huge map of Battle of Kuban comes in three seasons (Spring, Summer and Autumn), so there is no winter one. However there are many existing winter maps in our sim, so we had to update the winter landscape quality to match the new map quality level. In the end, after some experiments, we had to remake the chilly skydome, adjust the color palette and contrast to reflect the winter visibility conditions. The existing lighting wasn't bad, but we have found a way to improve its quality and make it even more realistic to get more contrast, bluish shadows which are characteristic of the chilling weather. The overall color temperature also became colder. All this combined allowed for more 'clean air' and deep visual feel. Of course, it's hard to describe such changes with just words, so please take a look at these comparison screenshots:                 Now, our engineer Roman =Gavrik= Kovalenko wants to tell you a bit about the A-20B he will finish working on soon:   A-20B had good flight characteristics, high fineness (wing/drag) ratio and very good aerodynamics. Its top speed exceeded Pe-2 speed even at nominal power mode, it had a good handling and maneuverability. All control surfaces were equipped with servo tabs to reduce the pilots' load. With bombs dropped, A-20B had comparable to fighters wing loading and two powerful Wright R-2600-11 engines allowed for a good power-to-weight ratio. However, aerobatics were forbidden for its pilots and it was advised to dive shallow and recover gently because of the durability concerns (4g maneuver envelope). Nevertheless, the flight manual included some maneuvers like combat turn.   Lend-leased A-20B's were upgraded upon arrival to the USSR: they were refitted to support Soviet bombs, electric bomb dropping gear similar to Pe-2 one was installed, and there were some other minor changes.   it was one of the first mass-produced aircraft with the nose landing gear, making taxiing, taking off and landing much easier. There was a special electric blocker that didn't allow to erroneously retract the landing gear while on the ground and alarm siren that warned the pilot about the retracted landing gear during flight at low throttle. At high speeds, flaps retracted automatically. Overall, this aircraft was very comfortable for a pilot with its spacious cockpit and good view. The only inconvenience could be caused by the engines that weren't equipped with automatic governors of the manifold pressure, just like the P-40 engine.   A-20B bomb load was formidable - up to 16 FAB-100 bombs in the bomb bay and 4 underwing holders that could carry FAB-100 or FAB-250. It is interesting to note that to ease the formation bombing, two signal lights were installed in the aircraft rear that helped the wingmen to open their bomb bay doors and drop bombs simultaneously with the flight leader. In addition to two forward firing .50 cal machine guns, there were two turrets with .50 cal (top) and .303 cal (bottom) MGs, so A-20B weaponry and flight characteristics allowed the bomber to stand up for itself even if it was engaged in air combat.   I hope you'll enjoy the A-20B in the game as much as I enjoyed making it.       THE LINK: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/168-developer-diary/page-5#entry530528

    DCS Weekend News 10 November 2017
    MigBuster
    By MigBuster,
    DCS World 1.5.7 Update 5 This week we have released a fifth update to DCS World version 1.5.7. The primary feature of this update is to fix the server crash that could happen if a client has been disconnected by time-out. You can find the complete DCS World 1.5.7 Update 5 changelog on the DCS forum. DCS: Strait of Hormuz Map Teaser In addition to the development of new aircraft for DCS World, the creation of new theaters in which to fly in are an equally important aspect of the simulation. Today we are happy to provide a little look at the next map coming to DCS World: DCS: Strait of Hormuz Map! As we get closer to release, we will be providing more details on this new combat theater coming to DCS World. Teaser Video:  
    Sincerely,
    The Eagle Dynamics Team  

    IL2 Sturmovik Buy a Campaign and get 50% OFF Any Collector Plane!
    76.IAP-Blackbird
    By 76.IAP-Blackbird,
    Pilots,

    Buy a Campaign and get 50% OFF Any Collector Plane! (Excludes Spitfire and Hs-129)
     
    Source: https://il2sturmovik.com/media/image/64/   Campaigns: https://il2sturmovik.com/store/campaigns/ Planes: https://il2sturmovik.com/store/collector-planes/ orig Post: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/32133-buy-campaign-and-get-50-collector-planes/ Any comments? Post them below, questions also 

    IL 2 BATTLE OF KUBAN DD 177 & 178
    76.IAP-Blackbird
    By 76.IAP-Blackbird,
    Hi Guys, im back from my Vacation and the il2 Team has posted some great news for us, you can find the original post in the link below and also larger pics inside it.   177   Hello everybody,   The winter is coming and we're approaching the Battle of Kuban release run. The Career mode texts are finished and being translated right now. Cooperative mode is in the internal testing phase. P-39L, A-20B and Yak-7B flight models are nearly finished, Bf 109 G-6 and La-5FN exterior models are ready and their cockpits are in the works. Today we can show you the current state of the A-20B bomber interior:         We're completing the increased rendering distance feature: the atmospheric haze has been tuned for it and skydome has been completely reworked for daytime and dusk light conditions. At the moment, we're working on winter landscape and skydome graphics, as well on cumulus clouds. Plans for the new year are being finalized and confirmed, but we'll maintain the suspense a bit more, all we can say now is that they'll definitely amaze you. To finish today's relatively short Dev Diary, we present you the first in-game shots of Bf 109 G-6 Collector Plane:       The LINK: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/168-developer-diary/page-5#entry525835   178 Hello everybody,   today we'll briefly tell you about two new features. First, in conjunction with increasing the landscape rendering distance, we also increased the clouds rendering distance - they are now visible almost three times further than before. Together with the new gamma and gradient for the skydome we showed you earlier, it gives the sim a significantly new look. For example, the 'feeling of flight' became even more natural at medium and high altitudes and when you fly under the clouds the new perspective is stunning. We also improved the look of cumulus clouds, making them more realistic and diverse; they can also appear at two layers now. It is interesting to note that we were able to recreate one of the real life effects - the Earth projecting its shadow on the opposite to the setting sun part of the sky). As the popular saying goes, one picture is worth a thousand words:             The second new feature is related to the look of the bare metal parts on various aircraft - in the future, we plan to make planes that weren't painted and had a polished or matte aluminum finish. The metal parts on lend-lease planes P-40E-1, Spitfire Mk.Vb, P-39L-1 and A-20B and Italian MC.202 ser.8 (which also has a bare metal skin) will look even more realistic and authentic.     The LINK: https://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/168-developer-diary/page-5#entry528352   Have fun reading it! If you have any comments, leave it here or on the il2 Forum  

    Combat Air Patrol 2 review and news
    MigBuster
    By MigBuster,
        Early Access review:     You may be aware that CAP2 V810.4 is now available in the Steam beta branch.  You can read more about the update here. We will push the beta over to the default branch once we’ve ironed out any issues using the initial feedback.   How to access the beta Right click on the game in your library and select properties.  Then go to the beta tab and select the beta from the drop-down menu. Please note, the VR beta is still the old version.  We will however be enabling this very shortly, we will drop you a line when we do.   If you don’t yet own CAP2 you can get it here.   We need your feedback Whether you are new to CAP2 or are just downloading the latest patch, we want your feedback.  Here’s how to give it:   Reviews: If you are enjoy/are enjoying CAP2 we would appreciate a quick Steam review as this massively increases visibility within the store and helps spread the CAP2 word.   Bugs: Please report all bugs in the main bug thread as this speeds up development and helps us keep track of what’s been reported. For VR related bugs and feedback please use the VR Pilot's Lounge.   Dev Sit-Rep: Keep an eye on this thread for what’s going on behind the scenes.   MagsTV You may have seen the MagsTV video for CAP2 which is definitely worth a watch.  It’s worth noting that we are taking the feedback at the end of the video into consideration along with player feedback and demand.   As always, thanks for your support and patience, we appreciate it.   Sim155 Ltd   Early Access: Creating the game you want   'this is exactly the sort of sim I want to play and there's not been enough of them in recent years. I have feeling this will turn out cracking'     'I'm still having fun with it despite any early bugs which are being worked on and the Devs are closely working with the community feedback'   'in my opinion the Devs are the most active devs I've come across on steam addressing game issues and listening to those who are currently testing the game'   'from flying the Harrier what little I have SIM155 is going to knock it out of the park'   'I am really starting to like it after flying around a bit, can't wait to see how it will develop'   'showing a lot of promise. Buy it if you want to support development'   UNSUBSCRIBE - If you want to unsubscribe from these emails please respond to this email, inserting 'UNSUBSCRIBE' in the subject box.   Sim155 Ltd | 38 Westminster Oval | Stockton on Tees | TS20 1UX | United Kingdom Reg in England No: 5722013          

    DCS Weekend News 3 November 2017
    MigBuster
    By MigBuster,
    DCS World 2.1.1 Update 6 Released This week we released the 6th update to DCS World 2.1.1. This update primarily addresses improvements to the level of detail and lighting of the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map. You can find the complete changelog here. DCS: F/A-18C Hornet - Cinematic Gameplay Video 1 With the addition of "Glowing Amraam" to our team as our video producer, he's been busy creating all sorts of new multimedia content. For this week, we have our first Hornet cinematic gameplay video. We hope you enjoy it as a taste of what’s to come. Video: https://youtu.be/23T-f12yobQ DCS: AJS-37 Viggen Available on Steam DCS World Steam Store Trailer video: https://youtu.be/EgxrkpcwsWU The AJS-37 Viggen is a Swedish double-delta supersonic attack aircraft from the late Cold War. It was the backbone of the Swedish Air Force during the Cold war, serving as the main attack and anti-ship platform. The AJS is the 90’s upgrade of this 70's era aircraft, adding several advanced weapons and systems functionalities. The aircraft was designed around the pilot, with an excellent man-machine interface, supporting the pilot through the smart use of autopilot systems, radar and HUD symbology in order to deliver the ordnance onto targets from treetop level with high speed attack runs. The aircraft is armed with multiple weapon systems ranging from programmable stand-off weapons such as the RB-15F anti-ship missile to the BK90 Cluster munitions dispenser to various bombs, rockets and missiles for a wide range of target types. The aircraft can also carry gun pods and the Sidewinder series of infrared-guided missiles for air defense and self-protection purposes. Key Features of the DCS: AJS-37 Viggen include: Highly detailed and accurate 6-DOF (Degrees of Freedom) cockpit. Extensive and highly detailed aircraft modelling systems such as: CK37 aircraft computer with navigation data, time on target, and fuel calculation systems. Data input / output interface and pre-planned data cartridge functionality. Automatic dead reckoning navigation and terrain contour matching position update system. Flight instrument systems. Electrical and hydraulic systems. TILS Tactical Instrument Landing System. Advanced RM-8A jet engine modelling with thrust reverser, compressor surges and stalls. Sophisticated high-resolution air-to-ground radar technology modelling the PS-37/A radar including: Multiple radar amplifications and filter settings. Obstacle detection mode. Memory mode. Air-to-Air mode. Highly accurate advanced flight model based on real performance data and documentation. Maritime reconnaissance capabilities to determine position, course and speed of vessels. Advanced programmable weapons such as the RB-15F anti-ship missile with multiple waypoints and the configurable BK-90 "Mjolnir" Cluster munitions dispenser. Detailed modelling of over 14 unique weapons and miscellaneous stores with multiple versions and delivery methods, ranging from rockets, bombs, to advanced air-to-ground missiles such as the command-guided RB-05A and the TV-guided RB-75 "Maverick" missiles. Comprehensive 400+ page flight manual. Extensive interactive & voiced training tutorials. Several campaigns and missions including: Caucasus campaign* Mini NTTR DACT campaign* Mini Caucasus introduction campaign.* Instant action and single player missions. * may not be available in early access. Sincerely,
    The Eagle Dynamics Team

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