Spitfire Bombing

Written by Phil on . Posted in DCS Spitfire, Latest

I had heard a while ago that the ability to add bombs to the Spitfire was added but I have been so engrossed in the Viggen and practising case 1 recovery landings in the Hornet that I simply didn’t have the time to see how they were. It turns out they are a lot of fun to deploy.

So of course, I loaded the Normandy map and placed some Russian APC’s in a field not too far from me and gave them orders to drive about a bit and enjoy the countryside.

There are many bombing profile tutorials on YouTube etc,If you want to know how to do it properly but I didn’t bother with those and just kind of worked it out on my own. This highly technical approach involved me pointing the nose of the aircraft from height at the targets and then dropping them when I thought I was close enough. Straight from the manual stuff.

Indecently that “other thing” that you can see falling with the bomb is my left aileron that was shot off by the Russians.

Bombing Russian APC’s With A Spitfire.

Back In The Viggen

Written by Phil on . Posted in Combat Flight, DCS Viggen

This is my favourite DCS module. Even with the release of early access F/A-18C which I have been waiting years for the Viggen has a feel that really makes me think I am in a late cold war jet.

It’s easy to start up and fly, difficult to learn but not at all frustrating. The biggest hurdle which happens to be the most fun for me is the navigation computer (the C37). It’s an early form of digital age computers and you can clearly see the first steps into the modern technological age we find ourselves in now. I have started to build a mission that I think captures the atmosphere of the cold war. Of course it’s low level and it’s fast as the AJS37 thrives in this sort of profile. I’m using high drag bomblets on targets that should give some spectacular secondary explosions because admit we all like a good explosion………come on.

Gunship 1999

Written by Phil on . Posted in Gunship 1999, Retro

Another retro title that I missed because I was to poor to afford a computer back then. I installed this on my purpose built retro PC. The first thing that struck me was how good the graphics were. Even by today’s standards they are not to shabby and I even said out loud “Wow!”.  It’s far from a study simulation such as Janes Longbow 2. One really nice feature that I am having great fun in trying is just playing as the weapons officer. The optics are really good to use and switching from thermal imaging to the day sight and zooming in on a target is so satisfying.

Real World Fighter Pilots – Tutorials and Discussions.

Written by Phil on . Posted in DCS F/A-18C

Over the past few weeks I have been learning the basics of the early access DCS F/A-18C. This has been enhanced greatly by the exceptional and invaluable contributions from former and current fighter pilots who have flown this aircraft. I wish I was more articulate to get across how deeply this pleases me. Whenever I am learning something like this I always have that nagging question in the back of my head “would a real fighter pilot do it this way?”.

The two channels below have been a great asset for me and many others so far. I am sure if you have this simulation you will have come across these but for anyone that hasn’t please make sure you tap into this stuff if you’re interested in doing it like it it is done in real life.

 

A.E.W – Videos

 

LEX – Videos

Flashpoint Campaigns

Written by Phil on . Posted in Latest

I’ve been waiting a long time to get Flashpoint Campaigns Red Storm. The price for me was way over the top but Steams Summer Sale have it for £10 and that I could not refuse. I’ve really enjoyed seeing others play this and the Cold War era is what I want to play at the moment. Can’t wait to get stuck into this.