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DCS: Yak-52 Now Available!


DCS: Yak-52 early access will initially be available as part of the DCS World 2.5 Open Beta.

The Yakovlev Yak-52 is a tandem seat, radial engine, trainer aircraft that served as the primary aircraft trainer for the Soviet Union and many other nations. Introduced in 1979, the Yak-52 has been a popular choice among air forces given its rugged construction, ease of handling, tricycle landing gear, and simple maintenance. These same characteristic have made it a popular civilian aerobatics aircraft in its later year


The Yak-52 is powered by a single Vedeneyev M-14P, nine-cylinder radial piston engine with 360 horsepower. We have created a new radial piston engine simulation from the ground up with a highly-realistic engine cooling model. The aircraft is very response given an empty weight of just one ton and large controls surfaces. Capable of pulling over 7 G and pushing up to negative 5 G, it’s no wonder the Yak-52 has been popular with aerobatic teams around the world.

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The DCS: Yak-52 provides a realistic pilot training progression from the Yak-52, to the L-39C jet trainer, to modern fighters like the MiG-29 and Su-27.

Purchase in DCS e-shop

Key Features:

  • Professional Flight Model that duplicates the flight characteristics of the Yak-52
  • Detailed and realistic simulation of post-stall behavior that allows edge-of and out-of-envelope maneuvers
  • Complete systems modeling of the Yak-52 that includes the engine, fuel, electrical and pneumatic systems
  • Realistic, mouse-interactive cockpit in which almost all controls can be interacted with
  • Accurate external and cockpit sounds that were recorded from a Yak-52
  • Interactive training missions included. Learn to start up, taxi, takeoff, and land the Yak-52 like a real pilot
  • Multiple liveries as both a military trainer and civilian aerobatic aircraft
  • Cooperative multiplayer. Fly with a friend in the same aircraft
  • Full virtual reality support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Microsoft Mixed Reality, and others
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Yak-52 FAQ

DCS World 2.5.2 Open Beta Update 8

In addition to providing support for the DCS: Yak-52, update 8 for the DCS World Open Beta bring several other improvements.

DCS changelog

The Eagle Dynamics Team
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While I had absolutely no need for this aircraft in DCS World, I bought it anyway. Like the P-51D before it, this aircraft is being used to develop new tech for DCS World. It was laser focused on producing the best possible flight model for a PC. One thing you can't say about DCS World is that the aircraft are even close to "feeling" the same. Even without force feedback, the response of each aircraft to control inputs with a "professional" or "external" flight model is unique. The F-86 and MiG-15 are very similar on paper, but they provide very different flying experiences in DCS World. This Yak-52 takes it to the next level. I only wish I had very realistic force feedback to fully enjoy all the work that went into this flight model. It may not be a fighter or even armed, but it is a joy to fly.

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