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  1. To me it seems as if ED makes adjustments to individual parameters of missiles without regard for how that change affect the actual gameplay. They don't look at the big picture. If they were looking at that, they'd quickly see that the current shape of BVR is in fact not beyond visual range and far from the accounts of RL pilots. Current meta is not about setting up tactical formations, gaining energy advantage, having superior sensors, launching first missile. It's, as described above, flying low, notching and relying on lesser sensors like RWR. - RWR sensors are overperforming in DCS. We have degree-precision and it's very easy to find the notch with them. We have no ambiguity or missed signals. We pick up everything at an exact, defined range, almost instantly. There's a reason why the RWR is often small and placed low in the cockpit and it's not because it's a primary sensor for BVR SA. Add randomness, processing time, ambiguity, missed signals etc. And angular precision needs to decrease. - Giving an active missile your broadside at 3-4 nm should not increase your chances to 90%. Notching should be a niche, not the norm in BVR. - There's not a single pilot account, report, interview, manual etc that says notching an AMRAAM should be a thing. When was the last time we heard the following statement: In desert storm, the 58th Gorillas, arguably the best fighter squadron of its time, pushed low and slow over the border only to notch the bandits until close in at 5 nm, where they turned in hot and shot the MiGs. /s ED should make a full overview of your current development of the AMRAAM as well as other missiles, to get a coherent end product out to the consumers. I know some modules are EA and under development, but the F-15C is not, and is still being experimented with but running an indefinite development of it's main weapon. Many have spent thousands of hours in this sim and want to spend thousands more, but the current state of BVR is very discouraging, both for fun public server flying as well as PVP tournaments. We currently have no end goal in sight, as there's no official plan, time table, roadmap for the missiles. People are loosing interest when things seem stale. And each patch with notes addressing missiles seem to always be false advertising.
  2. Thanks everyone for yet another fun event! I hope you all enjoyed it!
  3. You cannot have two slots at the same time. Choose one or I'll have you as reserve on both.
  4. EDITS to the signup post will not guarantee the additional slots. Always make a NEW post with additional members. Gryphon 33 | Max1mus MiG-21
  5. Teams and briefing: I'm providing a discord server for teams to plan: https://discord.gg/XdaPsUJ Once on there, request a side and I'll add you to the corresponding team. Roster: F-15C (6/6) E-TF[101] Breeze TAW_Dyren <24th>dundun92 TAW_DarksydeRob TAW_Lint <24th_C> Reaper Reserve: <24th> Darkthorian F-16C (12/12) <64>Krippz <64>Combz <64>Vati <64>Comie <64>Tab 79th FS Marco 79th FS Wolf 79th FS Mud 79th FS Nardio 18th | Flower Sword 1-2 Zachrix HRP | Derby Reserve: F-14B (2/2) <64>NoWheels | TBD {TFT} Agen7orange | {TFT} Lynxofthesky Reserve: F/A-18C (8/12) <64>X-man 18th | PatatOorlog TAW_Impalor {TFT} Revenge Skua =DW=Wizard_VVS {TFT} Animal E-TF[204] Hunter Reserve: {TFT} Agen7orange M2K (2/2) <64>Fox TAW_Luminary Reserve: GCI (1/3) 18th | Stepsis Reserve: MiG-21bis (8/8) Gryphon 33 | Max1mus Yink ROSS_Pups ROSS_Gorillaz ROSS_Baron von Myakin 37.Sqn Mjugen ROSS_Turist Airhunter | Ripper 1-1 Reserve: MiG-29A (4/4) E-TF[105] Cookie 59th_Buncsi 59th_Bonomi TAW_Mago Reserve: F-14A (4/4) ~NMS~ Pistola | ~NMS~ Maddog 620 E-TF [113] Doormouse | WhiteRabbit GC Wolf | Skyguard Yaze | [29th]Rei Reserve: F-5E (0/2) Reserve: GCI (1/3) Mastro Reserve: Briefing: Weather PG: Weather PG: DCS clouds: "Broken 5" METAR: BKN/OVC LYR 7/13 20/22 32/34 Ground: 4 kts @ 147 deg 1600 ft: 8 kts @ 147 deg 6600 ft: 12 kts @ 138 deg 26k ft: 20 kts @ 140 deg QNH: 29.92, Temp: 29C Starting time: 06:00 mission local Situation: August 1992. The United States are preparing to attack Iran. The assault is already late by 8 hours, but the leadership insist that the attack must go ahead. USAF have set up operations on air bases in the entire gulf region and the massive first strike is primarily focused on Teheran. Several carriers have also been dispatched to the Red sea and Indian ocean, but USN not yet entered the Persian gulf. A smaller strike force has been assigned targets around Bandar Abbas in the Straight of Hormuz. The strike will be launched from the forward air base of Al Minhad, south of Dubai, and the Carrier Battle Group that just arrived to Gulf of Oman. Weakening Irans capabilities in the Bandar region will allow the US Navy to enter the Persian Gulf and conduct operations deeper into Iran. Iran has a significant IADS network in the area as well as plenty of early warning installations. Objectives: RED: Defend Bandar Abbas at all cost. Don't let the US forces destroy their primary objectives. BLUE: There are 5 targets for the first strike. All are equally important. 1) Bandar Abbas Intl - Destroy the runways with at least three craters, on each. 2) Havadarya - Destroy the runway with at least three craters. 3) Bandar Abbas Intl - Destroy the air base command building. 4) Bandar Abbas, City* - Destroy the small building, believed to be the entrance to a command and control bunker. 5) Bandar Abbas, City* - Destroy the communication node in the city. A significant amount of military communications in the region are routed via the comms node. * The twothree objectives (4-5) are located in close proximity to civilians. Make sure to not harm the innocent, as it will affect the scoring. Each team will receive a reduced version of the mission file to check assets and targets. The full mission will only be available on the event. Skin suggestions Most airframes have appropriate default skins for the battle, but I highly recommend these tomcat skins for IRIAF (make sure to add them to F-14A) F-14A: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3304408/ F-14A: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3304485/
  6. PERSIAN GULF 1992-4 34 vs 18 PVP Event Saturday February 5th, 2000z Persian Gulf 1992-4 is a 34 vs 18 PVP event. The event takes inspiration from first day of Desert Storm conflict in the early 90's, where Iraqi MiGs faced an overwhelming force of a coalition led by the US. The objective for each side is very different; Iran will try to defend its home land from the invaders while the American forces goes after vital targets in Iran. The mission is set up to be asymmetrical to simulate the non-balanced nature of a real conflict. To balance the odds, Iran fields an impressive integrated air defense in addition to the low tech fighters of the early 90's. The event follows the PG 1992-1, -2 and -3 and will be largely the same, but with some changes to the balance, to even the odds compared to the last ones. The coalitions will be BLUE: 6 x F-15C, 12 x F-16C, 2 x F-14B, 12 x F/A-18C, 2 x M2K RED: 4 x MiG-29A, 4 x F-14A, 8 x MiG-21bis, 2 x F-5E The aircraft composition isn't 100% true to RL inventories in 1992, but is good enough. Red's task is to defend the Bandar region using its IADS and fighter-interceptors. Blue is to strike both strategic and tactical targets to make way for further operations in the war. Can the superior US fighters overcome the defenses at Bandar to claim victory?? Schedule: The event will be flown on Saturday February 5th at 2000z Prizes: None Stream: TBD Sign-up: The event is open for everyone. Sign up for yourself or for your squadron, either way works. You must include the names of the pilots (and RIOs) and of what type of aircraft to fly*. Slots will be assigned on a first-come first-server basis. *Hornet pilots, please specify if you can fly from the Super Carrier or not. **GCI participants, please specify if you want to use LotATC or DCS (Combined Arms) Callsign..............: Aircraft...............: Supercarrier......: EDITS to the signup post will not guarantee the additional slots. Always make a NEW post with additional members. Rules and restrictions: - The event will run for 2 ½ hours. - Unlimited lives - Available aircraft: F-14A, F-5, MiG-29A, MiG-21bis, F-15C, F-16C, F/A-18C, F-14B, M2K - F-14 Human RIO only (No Jester). - EWR/AWACS will be available for both sides. (AWACS won't feed L16) - Human GCI (CA and LotATC) will be available for both sides. The teams can have three GCIs each. - Ping limit 300 ms Airbases of operation F-14A: Spawn at Jiroft. Only rearm/refuel at Jiroft. MiG-29A: Spawn at Lar. ONLY rearm/refuel at Lar. F-5: Spawn at Jiroft. Refuel/rearm at Jiroft OR Bandar Abbas/Havadarya. MiG-21bis: Spawn at Lar. Refuel/rearm at Lar OR Bandar Abbas/Havadarya. F-15C: Spawn at Al Minhad. Refuel/rearm at Al Minhad OR Ras Al Khaimah. F-16C: Spawn at Al Minhad. Refuel/rearm at Al Minhad OR Ras Al Khaimah. M2K: Spawn at Al Minhad. Refuel/rearm at Al Minhad OR Ras Al Khaimah. F-14B: Spawwn at CV. Only rearm/refuel at CVN/CV. F/A-18C: Spawwn at CVN/CV. Only rearm/refuel at CVN/CV. The following load out restrictions will be in effect: No Aim-120B, Aim-120C, Aim-9X, Aim-54Amk60, Aim-54Cmk47*, R-73 or R-27ER/ET *only applies to red side. No standoff, GPS or SFW weapons: JDAM, JSOW, SLAM, SLAM-ER, CBU-97 Fixed load outs for certain air frames: F-14A (Red): 4 x Aim-54A mk47, 2 x Aim-7 (any version), 2 x Aim-9L, NO TANKS MiG-29A: 2 x R-27R, 4 x R-60M, 1 x Centerline tank F-15C: 4 x Aim-7 (any version), 4 x Aim-9M, 2 x Tanks F-14B (Blue): 2 x Aim-54C, 3 x Aim-7 (any version), 2 x Aim-9M, 2 x Tanks Mirage 2000: 2 x Super 530D, 2 x Magic II, 1 x Tank The MiG-21 and F-5 will be unrestricted (except for nukes) F-16 slot will be split into three categories: TGP, SEAD and Standard. - TGP: Litening Pod available. GBU-10 and 12 allowed (4x slots) - SEAD: HTS pod available. (4x slots) - Standard: No pods available (4x slots) Scoring points: BLUE +10 pts for destroyed objective 1-3 +15 pts for destroyed objective 4-5 +1 pts per red loss (Kill,Crash,SAM) +2 pts additional if the loss is a TK RED +10 pts for survived objective 1-3 +15 pts for survived objective 4-5 +10 pts per collateral damage by Blue +1 pts per blue loss (Kill,Crash,SAM) +2 pts additional if the loss is a TK
  7. The event will be streamed live tomorrow by Tempest: https://www.twitch.tv/tempest7mr
  8. I'll add 1 more to get you all in!
  9. Because of the slow sign up rate of MiG-21s, I've switched 2x MiG-21 to 2x F-5E. So Red now has 8x MiG-21bis and 4x F-5E
  10. <64>X-man F/A-18C Supercarrier: Yes
  11. Teams and briefing: I'm providing a discord server for teams to plan: https://discord.gg/XdaPsUJ Once on there, request a side and I'll add you to the corresponding team. Roster: F-15C (6/6) [VTAF] Grasshopper TAW DarksydeRob TAW Dyren <24th>dundun92 {TFT} Revenge {TFT} Chesty Reserve: <24th>Darkthorian F-16C (10/10) SF_Razor ~NMS~ Vetis.EC Raviar Ghost 79th FS | Wolf4Pm | JTFF 79th FS | Marco | JTFF 79th FS | Kinder | JTFF 79th FS | Nardio | JTFF TAW Impalor <64>Krippz Reserve: {TFT} Pebbles F-14B (2/2) Guardian | Helix (Forrestal) {TFT} Agen7Orange | {TFT} LynxOfTheSky (Forrestal) Reserve: F/A-18C (10/10) <64>X-man SF_Kapsu SF_Hevy SF_Huntercamo SF_Niemih Stix SF_Misi SF_Manaatti ~NMS~Ikaros (Forrestal) Scrat (Forrestal) Reserve: M2K (2/2) Shitpost 1-1 Mastro E-TF[105] Cookie Reserve: GCI (0/3) Reserve: MiG-21bis (10/10) <64>Rage REAPER 53 | Yink Brevy 2-2 <64>Vati Sword 1-2 Zachrix 37.Sqn Mjugen ROSS_Pups ROSS_Gorillaz ROSS_Baron von Myakin ross_turist Reserve: MiG-29A (4/4) <64>Fox 37 Sqn Tolovay Gryphon 33 | Maximus HRP | Guericke Reserve: HRP | Trigger F-14A (4/4) ~NMS~ Pistola | ~NMS~ Maddog 620 <64>NoWheels | Jazzy ETF[102] Riker | ETF[107] Picard E-TF[101] Breeze | E-TF[104] Aspen Reserve: F-5E (2/2) HRP | Derby E-TF[113]-Doormouse Reserve: GCI (2/3) Gryphon 23 | Yaze (CA) CTFRaven (LotATC) Reserve: Briefing: Weather PG: Weather PG: DCS clouds: "Broken 5" METAR: BKN/OVC LYR 7/13 20/22 32/34 Ground: 4 kts @ 147 deg 1600 ft: 8 kts @ 147 deg 6600 ft: 12 kts @ 138 deg 26k ft: 20 kts @ 140 deg QNH: 29.92, Temp: 29C Starting time: 06:00 mission local Situation: August 1992. The United States are preparing to attack Iran. The assault is already late by 8 hours, but the leadership insist that the attack must go ahead. USAF have set up operations on air bases in the entire gulf region and the massive first strike is primarily focused on Teheran. Several carriers have also been dispatched to the Red sea and Indian ocean, but USN not yet entered the Persian gulf. A smaller strike force has been assigned targets around Bandar Abbas in the Straight of Hormuz. The strike will be launched from the forward air base of Al Minhad, south of Dubai, and the Carrier Battle Group that just arrived to Gulf of Oman. Weakening Irans capabilities in the Bandar region will allow the US Navy to enter the Persian Gulf and conduct operations deeper into Iran. Iran has a significant IADS network in the area as well as plenty of early warning installations. Objectives: RED: Defend Bandar Abbas at all cost. Don't let the US forces destroy their primary objectives. BLUE: There are 6 targets for the first strike. All are equally important. 1) Bandar Abbas Intl - Destroy the runways with at least three craters, on each. 2) Havadarya - Destroy the runway with at least three craters. 3) Bandar Abbas Intl - Destroy the air base command building. 4) Bandar Abbas, City* - Destroy the small building, believed to be the entrance to a command and control bunker. 5) Bandar Abbas, City* - Destroy the communication node in the city. A significant amount of military communications in the region are routed via the comms node. 6) Naval storage facilities* - Destroy the buildings believed to house munitions for the Iranian Navy. * The three objectives (4-6) are located in close proximity to civilians. Make sure to not harm the innocent, as it will affect the scoring. Each team will receive a reduced version of the mission file to check assets and targets. The full mission will only be available on the event. Skin suggestions Most airframes have appropriate default skins for the battle, but I highly recommend these tomcat skins for IRIAF. F-14A: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3304408/ F-14A: https://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/en/files/3304485/
  12. PERSIAN GULF 1992-3 30 vs 20 PVP Event Saturday January 15th, 2000z Persian Gulf 1992-3 is a 30 vs 20 PVP event. The event takes inspiration from first day of Desert Storm conflict in the early 90's, where Iraqi MiGs faced an overwhelming force of a coalition led by the US. The objective for each side is very different; Iran will try to defend its home land from the invaders while the American forces goes after vital targets in Iran. The mission is set up to be asymmetrical to simulate the non-balanced nature of a real conflict. To balance the odds, Iran fields an impressive integrated air defense in addition to the low tech fighters of the early 90's. The event follows the PG 1992-1 and -2 and will be largely the same, but with slight changes to the balance, to even the odds compared to the last ones. The coalitions will be BLUE: 6 x F-15C, 10 x F-16C, 2 x F-14B, 10 x F/A-18C, 2 x M2K RED: 4 x MiG-29A, 4 x F-14A, 8 x MiG-21bis, 4 x F-5E The aircraft composition isn't 100% true to RL inventories in 1992, but is good enough. Red's task is to defend the Bandar region using its IADS and fighter-interceptors. Blue is to strike both strategic and tactical targets to make way for further operations in the war. Can the superior US fighters overcome the defenses at Bandar to claim victory?? Schedule: The event will be flown on Saturday January 15th at 2000z Prizes: None Stream: Tempest: https://www.twitch.tv/tempest7mr Sign-up: The event is open for everyone. Sign up for yourself or for your squadron, either way works. You must include the names of the pilots (and RIOs) and of what type of aircraft to fly*. Slots will be assigned on a first-come first-server basis. *Hornet pilots, please specify if you can fly from the Super Carrier or not. **GCI participants, please specify if you want to use LotATC or DCS (Combined Arms) Callsign..............: Aircraft...............: Supercarrier......: Rules and restrictions: - The event will run for 2 ½ hours. - Unlimited lives - Available aircraft: F-14A, F-5, MiG-29A, MiG-21bis, F-15C, F-16C, F/A-18C, F-14B, M2K - F-14 Human RIO only (No Jester). - EWR/AWACS will be available for both sides. (AWACS won't feed L16) - Human GCI (CA and LotATC) will be available for both sides. The teams can have three GCIs each. - Ping limit 300 ms The following load out restrictions will be in effect: No targeting pods (including HTS) No Aim-120B, Aim-120C, Aim-9X, Aim-54Amk60, Aim-54Cmk47*, R-73 or R-27ER/ET *only applies to red side. No standoff, GPS or SFW weapons: JDAM, JSOW, SLAM, SLAM-ER, CBU-97 Fixed load outs for certain air frames: F-14A (Red): 4 x Aim-54A mk47, 2 x Aim-7 (any version), 2 x Aim-9L, NO TANKS MiG-29A: 2 x R-27R, 4 x R-60M, 1 x Centerline tank F-15C: 4 x Aim-7 (any version), 4 x Aim-9M, 3 x Tanks F-14B (Blue): 2 x Aim-54C, 3 x Aim-7 (any version), 2 x Aim-9M, 2 x Tanks Mirage 2000: 2 x Super 530D, 2 x Magic II, 1 x Tank The MiG-21 and F-5 will be unrestricted (except for nukes) Scoring points: BLUE +10 pts for destroyed objective 1-3 +15 pts for destroyed objective 4-6 +1 pts per red loss (Kill,Crash,SAM) +2 pts additional if the loss is a TK RED +10 pts for survived objective 1-3 +15 pts for survived objective 4-6 +10 pts per collateral damage by Blue +1 pts per blue loss (Kill,Crash,SAM) +2 pts additional if the loss is a TK
  13. Signup is closed. Will create the schedule sometime this week.
  14. Thanks to all participants for a really fun event. Red held off the invaders once again. Thanks also to titanfire for hosting the stream. See you in a while on the next iteration!
  15. Squadron: 64th Aggressors Timezone: 1800z-2200z (weekends) Aircraft: F-16C, F/A-18C, F-14B Maps: Cauc, PG, Syria
  16. TEAMS TBD MISSIONS The mission that will be used during the tournament are listed below: Anapa vs Gudauta (Caucasus) Kobuleti vs Vaziani (Caucasus) Qeshm vs Al Ain (Persian Gulf) Kerman vs Bandar (Persian Gulf) Current mission version: HERE
  17. TACT 21-1 Rules Only full fidelity modules are allowed. The match format is a 8 vs 8, best of three rounds air superiority mission. The tournament is open for virtual squadrons only. We recognize that not all squads can field 8 pilots (+ reserves) for every match. If a Team expects to be short on match day they are allowed to recruit up to 3 additional temporary pilots to complete the 8 plane roster. These extra pilots will be known as mercenaries. The mercenaries must not be squad members of the opposing team in the specific match. Mercenaries do not need to be included in the signup. To allow smaller teams to join, teams also have the option to combine into composite teams. A composite team may consist of upto two squads. Example: Squad A of 5 pilots combine with squad B of 4 pilots, to form Team X. Together they can put up at least 8 pilots. Bullseye will be centered between the starting airfields. Surrounding bullseye, there will be an engagement bubble, 90 nm in diameter. AWACS will be available in each mission in the group stage. All aircraft must be within the bubble at least 10 min after the first aircraft enters the bubble. Each round consists of one sortie per pilot. If a pilot lands, he/she cannot take off again*. After being shot down or crashing, the player must leave the server until the round ends. Each round is won if one of the two mission criterias is achieved. i) All of the opposing planes are destroyed ii) if a team has total air superiority in the bubble for 5 min. At least 1 aircraft must land after the mission criteria is reached. To promote combat and active engagements, the remaining pilots must land at the opposing team’s airbase. Returning to one’s own airbase is considered a loss of that aircraft. If a pilot disconnects while in the air, they are considered dead and must leave the server for that round. Weapon restrictions: No 9X and No nukes. Violations of the payload rule will lead to an automatic loss of that round. Jester is allowed, changing planes between rounds is allowed No stream sniping Known DCS bugs and exploits must not be used to gain an advantage. Examples include (but not limited to) current ECM modelling, Flood mode launches, PH Active switch. Teams should avoid unfriendly or unsportsmanlike behavior. Not every rule can be explicitly stated and teams should fly to the spirit of the competition. *A quick RTB is allowed before combat has started to resolve INS or payload issues. Have fun and enjoy!
  18. TACT 21-2 Tactical Air Combat Tournament Tactical Air Combat Tournament, TACT, is an air-to-air competition among DCS squadrons with a high emphasis on PVP. It's designed to run over a couple of months in a championship type format (exact details will depend on the amount of teams that sign up). The plan is to live stream as many matches as possible. The event got its own discord server, check it out: https://discord.gg/XdaPsUJ Schedule TACT 21-2 will run October-December but the exact schedule will be published after signup. Teams can reschedule their matches based on availability. Prizes There will be no prizes. We fly for glory! Streams We will try to accommodate as much live streaming of matches as we possibly can. We've invited several popular streamers that will contribute to bringing TACT alive. Maverick: https://www.twitch.tv/104th_maverick Deliverator: https://www.twitch.tv/d3liverator HerraMisi: https://www.twitch.tv/herramisi TitanFire: https://www.twitch.tv/titanfire_ Tricker: https://www.twitch.tv/tricky_tricker LowBlow: http://twitch.tv/lowblowttv Tempest: Missions There will be a total of 4 missions in the event. All missions will have similar distances and layouts (e.g. no extreme mountains). Some missions will be flown in other theaters than Caucasus. Only if both squads can field enough pilots in a given theater can it be chosen. The fall back option is to fly on one of the Caucasus missions. Results submission Match results shall be submitted by the winner in the TACT discord (results and tacviews). Any disputes will be resolved among team representatives in the TACT discord. Signup The signups will close in 2 weeks, on September 5th 1800z. Sign up with the following format: Squad name, Timezone, aircraft flown (non binding), Additional DCS maps availability (PG, Syria). See example below: Squadron: 64th Aggressors Timezone: 1400z-2200z Aircraft: F-16C, F/A-18C, F-14B Maps: Cauc, PG, Syria
  19. Any GCI signing up, please state whether you plan/want to use LotATC or Combined Arms (CA).
  20. Only 1 F-15 remaining! What a fast signup.... We still lack GCIs, 3 Blue and 2 Red.
  21. Nope, not in this event. Aim-9s only!
  22. Kit is registered. Just do a bew reply if something else changes.
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