F-14A Tomcat Topgun esque campaign coming to DCS

I am so much looking forward to the upcoming Zone 5 campaign from Reflected Simulations.

made in collaboration with Dave ’Bio’ Baranek, former Tomcat RIO, Topgun instructor and CO of VF-211 from 1997 to 1998 and also author of TOPGUN DAYS, BEFORE TOPGUN DAYS and TOMCAT RIO.

At this point Reflected Simulations have supplied all files to ED, so it is going live when ED is ready. It could be with the next update. (I hope so and I will get it as soon as possible.)

There are a couple of videos from the campaign here:

And another one here:

Reflected Simulations section on the ED forums:

Reflected Simulations Facebook site:

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I’m looking forward to this a ton as well, especially since I recently put myself through his P-51 and F-86 campaigns. I’m not watching the videos, though! Going to keep my experience pure and first-hand :slight_smile:

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Will not be a true F-14 campaign until you can shoot down Zeke’s.




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I got the “departed controlled flight and nearly hit the water” scene down pat. I am an expert.


There, FTFY.

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Funny you should mention that! :sunglasses:

Reflected, the author of Zone 5, also created this mission.


I just looked at his other DCS downloads and wauw he is productive.

13 pages of skins for different modules (A boatload for the F-14A), single missions, 2 missions from each of his campaigns, a Huey training ground and more.

Get them here:

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I am also exited about Reflected Simulations upcoming Fear the Bones! F-14 campaign.

Key words:

Story driven and fun.

RedKite single mission preview from Fear the Bones!

I will get that as soon as it gets out.

I just found out that his name is Greg Gale.

When asked about a Reflected Simulations roadmap on the ED forum, this was his answer:


I can’t really promise any ‘roadmap’ as release dates are really up to ED at the end of the day. With this in mind:

Zone 5 F-14A campaign already submitted, hopefully coming in January, but it’s just that, my hope. It’s out of my control.

Wolfpack P-47 campaign already submitted, hopefully coming in February, and only if Zone 5 makes it into the January update. So basically after Zone 5.

Should those get released fine, I’ll submit my ’Fear the Bones! ’ F-14 campaign that I’ve been working on for over a year. Now it’s 99% finished, just waiting for a dozen more voice overs. It’s not as hardcore as ‘Zone 5’, it’s more story driven and ‘fun’.

I’ve already done my research and planning for a Mosquito campaign , but hey, we need a Mosquito for that, a fully functioning one. So I have no idea when that campaign can materialize. Keep in mind that building such a campaign takes at least 4-5 months, sometimes a lot more.

I know the F4U is coming, and as Magnitude announced I’m the one making the single, quick and training missions that are coming with the module. I’ll definitely make a campaign too, but we need a map for that. ED promised the modern Marianas map later this year, not sure when the WWII version will follow. As soon as we have a WWII Pacific map I’ll start working on it.

Also, Bio and I talked about a possible sequel to ‘Zone 5’, but it’s nothing but an idea so far. We’ll wait and see how ‘Zone 5’ is received, how much free time we both have, etc…

Those are my plans basically, with full transparency.

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An interview with Greg Gale:

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Air Combat Sim Podcast:

Jabbers, Baltic Dragon and Rob interviewing Bio and Reflected about Zone 5

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I just saw your post in the update thread that it is released and immediately went over and bought the campaign.

Thank You!

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Same here, bought it even before the patch was done being sucked down.

Zone 5 is now available on Steam.

Now Steamers can do something about the Topgun itch. :sunglasses:

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