The iconic Tomcat is joining the DCS family. Heatblur published their first early access version of the DCS F-14. Delivered by patch 2.5.4.28461, the tomcat is only available for Open Beta users but is likely to make it on release next week. If you already launched DCS today, you may want to use DCS_updater.exe to force the update as the main program will only check once.

You can purchase the Tomcat from this page for $79.99.

Key features of the DCS: F-14 Tomcat include:

  • Simulation of both the A and B models of the Tomcat. The A model will follow the B later during the Early Access period.
  • A highly-detailed external model that has been built using laser scanning and photogrammetry taken of real, museum F-14 Tomcats.
  • New models for several F-14 Tomcat payloads that includes the AIM-54 Phoenix and the LANTIRN pod.
  • Incredibly-detailed and accurate 6-DOF (Degrees of Freedom) cockpit that was also built using photogrammetry from museum F-14 Tomcats.
  • An advanced flight model that will continue to be tuned to provide the most accurate F-14 flight model simulation possible.
  • Accurate aircraft systems simulation featuring:
    • The Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS).
    • The variable wing geometry, wing-sweep system.
    • Detailed electrical, hydraulic, and fuel systems.
  • Cooperative multiplayer that allows one player in the front seat to play as the pilot and one in the back seat to act as the Radar Intercept Officer, RIO.
  • “JESTER” AI: A new, lifelike AI that fills the role of RIO when flying in single-player or multiplayer mods without a human RIO.
  • A limited-functionality “Iceman” AI that pilots the aircraft in single-player mode when you are in the rear seat acting as the RIO.
  • Both AIs feature an interactive interface with a comprehensive library of voice-acted phrases.
  • Simulation of the AN/AWG-9 Weapons Control System (WCS), featuring:
    • A custom model of the AN/AWG-9 radar featuring Pulse Search, Pulse Doppler Search, Range-While-Scan and Track-While-Scan modes as well as both pulse and pulse doppler Single Target Track (STT) modes.
    • The ability to prepare and launch the AIM-54 Phoenix at single targets and at up to six targets simultaneously using the TWS mode.
    • The Television Camera Set (TCS) allowing visual identification of targets in Beyond Visual Range (BVR) situations.
    • The Link-4 datalink allowing reception of tracks from an E-2 AWACS or a surface unit.
  • The complete F-14A and B Tomcat payload, including AIM-7, AIM-9 and AIM-54 air to air missiles, various unguided- and guided-bombs and rockets, and the M61 Vulcan 20mm cannon.
  • A functional simulation of the LANTIRN target designator pod, allowing the RIO to guide laser-guided munitions dropped by the pilot or other aircraft (buddy-lasing).
  • The Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS), allowing the player to fulfil the aerial photographic reconnaissance mission. *
  • Fully-functional carrier interoperability that features Instrument Carrier Landing System (ICLS) and the Automatic Carrier Landing System (ACLS).
  • Comprehensive digital manual, both as a PDF and as a continually-updated online manual.
  • A complete set of interactive and voiced tutorials.
  • Comprehensive campaigns for both the F-14A and F-14B Tomcat; one will be set in the Caucasus theatre and the other will be in the Persian Gulf theatre.




Along with tomcat release, the first batch of fixes for the freshly released Mig-19P are also included. The C-101 is getting a new buffeting effect at high AoA and the F-18 is getting some polish as well.

DCS World

  • ME. Corrected an enabling checkbox of Sand storm setting.
  • Scripts. Fixed frequent crash with mission scripting – script trying to destroy aircraft when aircraft trigger some event.
  • AI KC-130 will not taxiing reverse after refueling.

DCS MiG-19 by RAZBAM

  • Fixed: wrong canopy released on ejection
  • Fixed: wrong seat on ejection
  • Fixed: gun arming switches not animated when using keybind
  • Fixed: Bombs release mode switch reversed
  • Fixed: RISU-4V “Radio/Radio Compass”switch function reversed
  • Fixed: Flight Manual
  • Fixed: Engine switches
  • Fixed: Fuel lamps issues
  • Fixed the engine RPM vs thrust spike issue between 9000 to 10000 RPM
  • Enabled: Rockets AUTO fire mode.
  • Cockpit internal illumination increased
  • Cockpit textures adjusted
  • External textures adjusted
  • Changed pilot to MiG-15 pilot after ejection
  • G-Suite effectiveness increased

DCS M-2000C by RAZBAM

  • Previous fixes now added:-Weapon positions fixed

DCS AV-8B by RAZBAM

  • Previous fixes now added:-Weapon positions fixed
    -MPCD Transparency background fix
    -KC-135 MPRS wingtip vortices position fixed 
    -Ground Proximity Warning System enabled

DCS C-101 by AvioDev

  • Added buffet vibration and sound, due to high angle of attack, high g-force or high airspeed.
  • Fixed refuelling and defuelling processes.
  • Solved issue with engine shutdown at high altitudes when moving throttle in a slightly abrupt way.
  • Added Force Feedback.
  • Fixed emergency fuel lever full travel. It now reaches the max position.

DCS F/A-18C

  • Switching DDI’s from left to right will not causes loss of contacts.
  • On the SA page, the TDC will always be displayed as priority and “over” other symbols.
  • SA TDC will be yellow color.
  • Fixed bug that can caused to ghost contacts on SA page in multiplayer.
  • SA page. Locked donor will be marked star symbol.
  • Only a contact determined as hostile (red, chevron), will have a diamond TD marker on the HUD.
  • Fixed uncommanded roll with crosswind.
  • Added HARM TD box on HUD.

DCS F-5E

  • Corrected some cockpit materials: radar indicator, gunsight glass, pilot textures.

DCS F-86F

  • Added chinese manual.

DCS MiG-15bis

  • Added chinese manual.

Flaming Cliffs

  • Su-33. Training lessons from Simon Pearson added.

Campaigns

  • L-39 Kursant campaign. Changed banking around targets.
  • Mi-8MTV2 Oilfield: 16th mission, place of emergency landing of 325th moved to the clean place.

Known Issues
F-14B_IA_Caucasus_Dance_of_the_Vampires.miz and F-14B_IA_PG_tour.miz are not working in current build.

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