A bridge too far?
So since it was pretty quiet mission-wise last night, after a few MP tests, Eagle and I tried some "close-formation-below-bridges" training with the tiny Gazelle. I think there is definitively some room for a third one down there!
A short post from Wags today...
"...today the Caucasus map for DCS World 2.5 had its terrain elevation resolution increased by an average of 400%. This has eliminated almost all sharp edges to the terrain; and it's added rolling hills, much more detailed ridges and mountain sides, and provided many new places to hide down low."
I think all the DCS rotorhead pilots are over the moon now.
Some rendering of the upcoming BO-105 from PolyChop
Love the stabilized sight with laser designation capability. This will make an awesome scout chopper for combined A-10 operation. Too bad the designation won't work with the Russian systems like the one on the Ka-50.
SA-342 Gazelle Mistral version Demo
AA Mistral missile demo on the Gazelle. This will be a new model. It won't be able to take anything else but 4 Mistral missiles.
Caucasus Map for DCSW 2.5
Wags posted a few shots from the upgraded version of the Caucasus map they are working on for the 2.5 release which will finally merge it with the Nevada one and bring all the eye candy from the latter. This graphical upgrade was not originally planned so this is extra work for ED team hence an expected release date for end of 2016.
Some features will have a significant impact on rotary wings like possibly tree collision (like Nevada), corrected parallax for river and lakes (less NOE flights ending up in the water), new ground objects, more trees and maybe a higher resolution terrain elevation mesh.