Hello my friends. I just got to thinking about our DCS naval environment, and the possibilities that may come. My feeling is that DCS at its core is a late Cold War simulator. I hope we get more late '80’s early '90’s hardware to accompany the Hornet and Tomcat.
This brings me to my Topic. What would you guys most like to see for a naval support helo? An SH-3 SeaKing, an SH-60 Seahawk, or a CH-46 Seaknight?
Most (not all) Carrier Air Wings transitioned to the Hornet and the SH-60 at the same time. -Woog
Waddaya mean late 80s early 90s! The Seaking is modern hardware here in Canada! Still operational and still relied on! We see them travelling the country side (on flat bed trucks) or landed in fields (waiting for parts) all the time! Can I put another exclamation point in there? Yes!
I would like to see a Sea King … seriously. Been watching them fly all my ‘adult’ life
Like the modern EH-101 series, the Sh-3 (Sea King) had a rear ramp version called the HH-3. You may be more familiar with it’s un-official name of “The Jolly Green.” This model eventually morphed into the CH-53 we have serving with the USMC today.
It would be great to get an SH-3/HH-3 combo from the same developer. From this aspect at least you could gain consistency of nose shape, instrumentation, flight model, and functionality. If I only owned a software development company… -Woog
Ken, Is that the same engine that was in the original SH-60B as well? Or has it been upgraded over the years?
The S-70 series is probably my favorite Helo. Although, with a Tomcat, and Legacy Hornet on the deck of the Carl Vinson, It should probably be both the SH-60F and the HH-60H parked beside them. With an SH-60B sitting on the back of the Spruance Destroyer steaming along side her.
If production of the Superbug ever starts back up, then we would have a proper environment for the MH-60R/S. -Woog
LOL I don’t think NAVAIR would be funding a module when they’ve already got their own (simulators)
In the early Bs they had the 401s. They handed those down to the Marines for their AH1Ws. They’ve been upgraded to the 401C, same as the Brazil Navy S70. Edit: However, there are no US Navy B’s any more. And the only H squadron where I am, is also standing down.
I just learned that Area 51 Simulations does commission work. I wonder if this means they also are willing to sell their existing models for others to develop in other platforms? Think of those possibilities! Useful, taskable, A51 helos. -Woog