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DCS: P-51D Mustang Announced

Eagle Dynamics announces DCS: P-51D Mustang as the next installment in their Digital Combat Simulator series, saying they plan on releasing it later this year. They promise more details will come and for now, here are some screenshots, and this is what they say about their depiction of the Cadillac of the skies:

The Fighter Collection and Eagle Dynamics will release their next Digital Combat Simulator (DCS) aircraft in 2012: the legendary P-51D Mustang. The Mustang was among the best and most well-known fighters used by the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. Possessing excellent range and manoeuvrability, the P-51 operated primarily as a long-range escort fighter and also as a ground attack fighter-bomber with bombs, rockets, and machine guns. The Mustang served in nearly every combat zone during WWII, and later fought in the Korean War.

The DCS: P-51D Mustang will be modelled at the same exacting detail as the existing Ka-50 Black Shark and A-10C Warthog Digital Combat Simulation (DCS) aircraft and it will be online compatible with them. Based on many years of restoring, flying and maintaining Mustangs, The Fighter Collection brings its unique ability to portray this aircraft in its full glory.

The P-51D will be the first aircraft in the Flying Legends series that focuses on historical aircraft that have set benchmarks in combat aviation. This series of simulations demonstrates the broad scope of DCS simulation environment and its ability to introduce aircraft from all eras into a common simulation environment. While the P-51D started as an internal technology demonstration, it has evolved into an independent product that adds an all new dimension to the DCS universe. The development of the P-51D and other Flying Legends series aircraft definitely does not preclude the continued development of modern aircraft.

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19. Re: DCS: P-51D Mustang Announced Jan 22, 2012, 20:03 Cornholio
 
I've ridden 130's many times... they don't drop out of the sky for shit but having an engine go out isn't exactly unheard of. Let me guess your bro is in cherry point or miramar where shit is ideal and maintenance is regular. Maintenance is a little different when you're deployed...

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Was in boot camp when the whole 9/11 shit storm happened, god that was so un-fun.
 
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18. Re: DCS: P-51D Mustang Announced Jan 22, 2012, 17:30 1badmf
 
where did you read the marines have shitty hercs? my brother happens to be a marine aviator and his bird is a KC-130J, the super herc, the latest and greatest.  
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17. Re: DCS: P-51D Mustang Announced Jan 22, 2012, 15:21 Cornholio
 
Yeah and b-17 flying fortess was a shitty game, right?

More or less the same awesomeness but with more firepower. How could you go wrong with that?
 
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16. Re: DCS: P-51D Mustang Announced Jan 22, 2012, 09:03 Dmitri_M
 
Cornholio wrote on Jan 21, 2012, 22:24:

Give me an AC-130 baby! Add in the realism factor of random engine stoppages with shit tons of fire power and you've got yourself an awesome game! Who wouldn't want to drop napalm and shoot a 105 all in the same day?

Maybe it's just the marines who have problems with engines dying because their 130's are fucking ancient and patched together with duck-tape and dreams.


AC130 sim = Flying in a huge circular orbit miles up over and over

ArmA 2 has a decent AC130 mod that's about on par with the COD "on rails" missions except one guy can actually fly, another player can gun, and unlike COD you can place the vehicle anywhere you want\against anything in the mission editor. We used to do MP missions with a couple of guys para dropping out the back while we supported them from the air (probably not realistic considering the spectre's role but who gives a fuck). Pilot has the most boring job because it really is just circling the AC130 to keep the target area in view.

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15. Re: DCS: P-51D Mustang Announced Jan 21, 2012, 22:24 Cornholio
 
Stickers wrote on Jan 21, 2012, 18:39:
Personally I want a C-17A or B-1B sim. <--- Never gonna happen.

Fuck a c-17... ms flight sim x is close enough.

Give me an AC-130 baby! Add in the realism factor of random engine stoppages with shit tons of fire power and you've got yourself an awesome game! Who wouldn't want to drop napalm and shoot a 105 all in the same day?

Maybe it's just the marines who have problems with engines dying because their 130's are fucking ancient and patched together with duck-tape and dreams.

 
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14. Re: DCS: P-51D Mustang Announced Jan 21, 2012, 20:20 SM0k3
 
WHOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Thank You ED!!!  
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13. Re: DCS: P-51D Mustang Announced Jan 21, 2012, 20:12 Cutter
 
zirik wrote on Jan 21, 2012, 18:46:
wow. this is awesome! i hope they follow up with WWII aircrafts from russia like the lavochkins, yaks and migs. or maybe early metal skinned bombers like the tupolev sb-2. dont see a lot of those in combat sims.

Hell yeah, I always wanted to fly the Foxbat.
 
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12. Re: DCS: P-51D Mustang Announced Jan 21, 2012, 18:52 zirik
 
Stickers wrote on Jan 21, 2012, 18:39:
Personally I want a C-17A or B-1B sim. <--- Never gonna happen.

the bone would be a great addition. imagine going near the speed of sound with nap of earth flight using terrain following radar. then have the russians counter with the blackjack.
 
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11. Re: DCS: P-51D Mustang Announced Jan 21, 2012, 18:46 zirik
 
wow. this is awesome! i hope they follow up with WWII aircrafts from russia like the lavochkins, yaks and migs. or maybe early metal skinned bombers like the tupolev sb-2. dont see a lot of those in combat sims.  
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10. Re: DCS: P-51D Mustang Announced Jan 21, 2012, 18:39 Stickers
 
I am pretty sure the P-51 is going to just be added to the current universe of DCS. ED has said the P-51 will not detract from the development of their "Modern" aircraft currently in development. I think most people are putting their money on F/A-18C with re-imagined carrier ops or the F-15C. Personally I want a C-17A or B-1B sim. <--- Never gonna happen.

I bet virtual demo teams are getting boners off this announcement.
 
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9. Re: DCS: P-51D Mustang Announced Jan 21, 2012, 18:36 Prez
 
Well, strictly speaking, the P-51 saw service in the US Air Force throughout the Korean War, and it stayed in combat service until 1980 in the air force of other nations. Today it still sees wide use as an Air Racer. Not as thrilling as kill-or-be-killed aerial combat, but that would be cool too.  
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8. Re: DCS: P-51D Mustang Announced Jan 21, 2012, 18:12 Dmitri_M
 
Peculiar.

I get the impression this is just a standalone P51 slapped into the existing modern engine. Just take a look of the shot with the A10 flying alongside.

To be honest I can't see them creating all new WWII opponent AI, ground objects\units etc
 
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7. Re: DCS: P-51D Mustang Announced Jan 21, 2012, 18:08 DangerDog
 
WWII sim would be a colossal undertaking with the amount of detail they put into their aircraft.

It would be cool to have at least the ability to dog fight against an ME 109.
 
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6. Re: DCS: P-51D Mustang Announced Jan 21, 2012, 18:03 Prez
 
If the other DCS games are any indication, this will be the definitive P-51 Mustang simulation. I'm kind of hoping it is set in WWII - flight sims just aren't as interesting as combat Sims to me.  
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5. Re: DCS: P-51D Mustang Announced Jan 21, 2012, 17:59 DangerDog
 
Valcor wrote on Jan 21, 2012, 17:03:
Are they re-designing all the assets so they make sense to a plane of this era?

AA, ground vehicles, ground targets, enemy/friendly air, etc?

Doesn't look like they're making a WWII sim, just adding the P-51D Mustang to the existing modern aircraft roster.
 
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4. Re: DCS: P-51D Mustang Announced Jan 21, 2012, 17:11 WyldKat
 
Might have to spring for this one... The A-10 looked too complicated for me, I prefer the "analog" feel of the old WWII planes. I loved the original IL2 but hated how stripped down Cliffs of Dover felt, however I did LOVE the manual start-up sequences in CoD, so assuming this game is as detailed as the A-10 sim I might have to get it.  
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3. Re: DCS: P-51D Mustang Announced Jan 21, 2012, 17:03 Techie714 ©
 
DCS, these guys pretty much took up the spot that Janes did when they were building sims. DCA: "We build them by the book!"  
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2. Re: DCS: P-51D Mustang Announced Jan 21, 2012, 17:03 Valcor
 
Are they re-designing all the assets so they make sense to a plane of this era?

AA, ground vehicles, ground targets, enemy/friendly air, etc?
 
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1. Re: DCS: P-51D Mustang Announced Jan 21, 2012, 16:34 Cutter
 
Nice. I love the Mustang. My second fave right behind the Corsair!  
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