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DCS: A-10C Warthog

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: The Fighter Collection
Developer: Eagle Dynamics

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'DCS: A-10C Warthog' Pre-Order Gets You Beta Access

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 4:19 p.m. PDT

DCS: A-10C Warthog is a simulation of the U.S. premier Close Air Support attack aircraft. Warthog brings the most realistic simulation of a modern fixed wing combat aircraft in regards to flight dynamics, avionics, sensors, and weapon systems.

Warthog brings the most realistic PC simulation of a modern fixed wing combat aircraft in regards to flight dynamics, avionics, sensors, and weapon systems. You also have the option to play Warthog in "Game" mode for a casual game experience. Fly missions in the Caucuses region of the Black Sea against and with a wide array of air, land and sea forces with new and improved intelligence. Create your own missions and campaigns with the included Mission and Campaign Editors, and fly with and against friends online using the included online game browser.

The A-10C is an enhanced version of the famous A-10A that served as a major close air support aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard, and Reserves for almost 30 years. A-10C has been upgraded to meet 21 st century standards, using systems such as Multi-Function Color Displays (MFCD), GPS-guided weapons, and data-link support. Retaining all the features of older A-10A, the A-10C has turned into a true precision strike fighter with the most modern navigation systems, precision attack weapons (Maverick, JDAM, WCMD, and laser-guided bombs), and an integrated countermeasures system.

The A-10C has participated in operations over Iraq and Afghanistan and proved to be a precise and effective weapon in the "War on Terrorism". Its advanced equipment has greatly reduced the number of "friendly fire" incidents - thanks largely to the Situational Awareness Datalink (SADL) and the ability to better identify targets with using the Litening II AT targeting pod.

The A-10C of course retains its ability to do what it was originally designed to do: kill tanks in a conventional force-on-force battlefield.

Despite the fact that many of the computer and weapon systems are new in the A-10C, most of the remaining systems are retained from the A-10A. Engines, fuel, electrical, hydraulic and emergency systems, communications, and lighting do not differ from those in the latest versions of A-10A/A-10A+. As with previous versions, the A-10C - very easy to fly and is a stable and survivable weapons platform. For those familiar with DCS: Black Shark, we feel that the A-10C will be much easier to fly.

Pre-purchase DCS: A-10C Warthog ($59.99) and gain access to pre-release Beta versions of the title.
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