Monday, 27 February 2017

DCS A-10C Tutorial 7 : Hydra 70 Rockets

While the GAU-8 Avenger cannon is the iconic A-10 weapon, the Hydra 70 rockets the aircraft can also carry should not be overlooked. These flexible weapons not only have a useful anti-armour and anti-personnel punch, they can also provide battlefield obscuration, marking, and illumination.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Falcon 4 BMS : Iron Fortress Mission #3 : Incheon Steel Mill

In the third mission of the Iron Fortress campaign we've been briefed on an attack on the Incheon Steel Mill. Enemy CAP aircraft are expected in the operation area.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Falcon 4 BMS Tutorial 24 : Mission Planning and Situational Awareness

If the first part of the process of learning Falcon 4 BMS as a study sim includes everything from starting the aircraft to landing it, the second part must be using it effectively in combat.

And to do that missions must be planned on the ground, and situational awareness maintained in the air. Without these two skills a mission cannot be executed efficiently.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Falcon 4 BMS : Iron Fortress mission #2

We continue the Iron Fortress campaign with an OCA Strike.

X Plane 11 : Carenado King Air B200 LFAT Approach

It's commonly accepted that landing is the most difficult part of a flight.

The process of learning, and practising, landings is therefore of vital importance, and in this video I look at the various approach and landing phases as I familiarise myself with the King Air B200.

Behind every good landing is a thousand flawed approaches.

DCS A-10C Tutorial 6 : GAU-8 cannon and Litening TGP

The A10's cannon is its trademark. You can't think of the aircraft without hearing its distinctive sound.

In this video we'll look at the weapon itself, how to use it, and how to integrate its use with the TGP.

Falcon 4 BMS : Iron Fortress mission #1

This is the first time I've looked at the Falcon 4 campaign in any detail.

If you're familiar with flight simulation, and in particular combat flight simulation, you're almost certainly aware of the Falcon 4 dynamic campaign. It's probably the reason the title is still not only popular, but continuing to be developed.

I'm not attempting a quick playthrough. I won't be making changes to tasking. The only changes I will make will be to basic flight plans.