Eagle Dynamics releases more details on its upcoming Spitfire
Eagle Dynamics (ED), developer of the DCS range of combat aircraft, has informed us that work continues on its upcoming Spitfire LF Mk.IX at a rapid pace!
In their press release, ED have said that “adjustments to the flight model of the Spitfire LF Mk.IX aircraft continue. As of late, most of our testing and refinements have focused on airframe, engine and propeller parameters in references to actual tests of the World War II aircraft at our disposal at The Fighter Collection.”
They went on to say that “The flight tests carried out in the DCS World have shown that the Spitfire LF Mk.IX is a very easy and predictable aircraft to fly. An accurately implemented pneumatic system of the aircraft used for the brake and flap systems is particularly interesting. Earlier DCS World War II aircraft have not used such a system. Pilots of the DCS: Spitfire LF Mk.IX will be able to feel all the peculiarities of the pneumatics while taxiing and landing the aircraft.”
Recently ED integrated the long-awaited RAF pilot to the cockpit. Primary development on the flight dynamics is nearing completion and they have stated that they are very happy with the results. In fact, they have gone on to say that this is their best work yet. Their attention is now focused on the Hispano-Suiza HS.404 20 mm-calibre automatic cannons. These will include realistic ballistics for all main ammunition types used during World War II.
DCS: Normandy 1944 Map
Eagle Dynamics has also released details on the progress of the development of the specially created “DCS: Normandy 1944” map for DCS World War II. In a recent statement ED say that “Currently, the main effort is focused on airfields with different types of surfaces (a first for DCS World). For example: we are implementing SMT (Square Mesh Tracks) surfaces, which were widely used by the Allies for temporary airfields in Normandy following the landings. We are also developing the possibility to place airfields on the map using the Mission Editor (another first for DCS World).”
We will have more news on these two exciting projects as soon as it becomes available.