April 1,l Newsletter, F-86F Sabre Final release and discount pack F-86F + NTTR, Mig-15Bis + NTTR
Final Release of DCS: F-86F Sabre
Belsimtek and The Fighter Collection are pleased to announce that DCS: F-86F Sabre has left beta and updated to release status today. Although the module is now feature complete, we will of course continue to tune the aircraft and fix any bugs that may arise.
DCS: F-86F Sabre is a highly realistic simulation of the legendary American single-seat fighter jet F-86 Sabre, developed by North American Aviation. With more than 9,800 airframes of all versions built, the “Sabrejet” is the most-produced U.S. jet fighter in history. The aircraft took part in air-to-air combat, strike missions and surveillance. In addition to these roles, the F-86F Sabre was also used as a target drone and as a test bed for systems and weaponry. The aircraft became known to the public as the “MiG Killer” during the Korean War in the early 1950s. The F-86 was supplied to more than 30 countries and stayed in operational service until the early 1970’s. The different versions of the Sabre scored more than 900 aerial combat victories – more than any other jet fighter! The F-86F-35, the model simulated in DCS: F-86F Sabre, belongs to one of the latest series of the “F” modifications, and carries the sophisticated A-4 gunsight. Its armament includes six 12.7-mm M3 Browning machine guns, up to two 500-pound AN-M64 or 750-pound M117 bombs, up to 16 5” HVAR rockets and two GAR-8 air-to-air missiles.
Since July 2014, when the Open Beta version of DCS: F-86F Sabre was offered for download, Belsimtek has undertaken great efforts to further improve the module. Since then, DCS: F-86F has received numerous improvements and is now much closer to the real F-86F-35! Our thanks go out to the enthusiasts – fans of this aircraft, who were directly involved in parts of the development process –, Belsimtek was able to take the DCS: F-86F Sabre to a whole new level. In particular, a lot of research went into recreating the original cockpit and associated systems to be much more accurate. In addition, a highly detailed 360+ page flight manual and nine training missions (the English missions will all receive voice-overs in the near future) are included. The flight dynamics were further developed and tuned so that now even advanced and critical regimes such as stall and spin are fully realistic. Using the original full technical documentation of the real F-86F Sabre during the development process, it was possible for the engine model and the flight dynamics to reach a very high level of accordance with the real flight characteristics of the aircraft.
The installation package includes both a quickstart and a full flight manual, in-game training missions in English and Russian language, and single combat missions. The quickstart manual enables the player to quickly learn basic procedures like take-off, landing and weapon usage without the need to delve deep into the full flight manual from the beginning.
Key Features of DCS: F-86F Sabre:
Unmatched flight physics that allow you to truly feel what it’s like to fly this legend of the Korean War
Highly detailed, six-degrees-of-freedom (6 DOF) cockpit
Interact with cockpit controls with your mouse and other input devices
Accurate F-86F Sabre model, country markings, and weapons
Detailed modelling of the F-86F Sabre instruments, weapons, engine, radios, fuel, oxygen and electrical systems
Battle DCS: MiG-15bis in single and multiplayer games
Weekend Bundle Deals
This weekend we have a couple of bundle deals that include the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map with both the F-86F and its nemesis the MiG-15bis.
DCS: F-86F Sabre + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training range map for $75.00 USD
DCS: MiG-15bis + DCS: NEVADA Test and Training range map for $75.00 USD
Have a wonderful Sabre weekend,