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29 minutes ago, Ala13_ManOWar said:

With all the bells and whistles they talk about this is anything but a 70's era aircraft, more late 80's and 90's I guess.

Eh, the HARM and RWR date back to the early/mid 80s, everything else they showed is pretty much spot on for the 70s. Complexity wise it's not that different from e.g. what the Tomcat and A-6 carried. By the late 80s/early 90s the USN A-7 was retired anyway.

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Since they talk about HUD and RWR updates on a given date I thought it wasn't original 70's aircraft at all (not that it's a bad thing, but no Vietnam era aircraft I guess), but you're right they were retired in 1991 anyway so no modern day ops for sure.

 

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1 hour ago, IkarusC42B Pilot said:

Using the default map as a database for the gps is permanent?

I guess not, but it's a film-based display, though. The pics used in the default map might be feasible

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I think the FLIR pod is 80s too but not entirely sure. I personally prefer 80s versions anyway, it is a great sweet spot for DCS imo. Regardless though, I'm really, reeeeaally looking forward to this one.

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4 hours ago, TLTeo said:

Unless you fly with a Greek skin 😉

Those are really cool ones, indeed 😁.

 

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18 hours ago, TLTeo said:

Unless you fly with a Greek skin 😉

I think that would be the key for late Cold War maps/missions in Europe that everyone has been dreaming for a while. 

Not as modern as the greek version, the portuguese one had some upgrades and capabilities too. 

From the wiki

 

"The avionics of the P version included the AN/ASN-91B armament control and navigation system, which was consisted primarily of the Navigation/Weapon Delivery Computer (NWDC), air data computer (ADC), Flight Data Computer (FDC), AN/AVQ head-up display (HUD), ASCU/JBOX armament pylon station control unit, projected map display system (PMDS), and was equipped with the AN/ASN-90 inertial navigation system, AN/ASN-190 navigation Doppler radar, and the AN/APQ-126 terrain-following radar. This version was equipped with two Colt Mk 12 cannon that originally were used by the USN's A-7A and was capable of using newer missiles and bombs due to its modern avionics and sensors.All aircraft retained their in-flight refueling systems, making the A-7 the first aircraft operated by the PoAF with this capability.

These armament included the AIM-9 Sidewinder missile (P version) and in its last years of service the L version, BAP 100M-117Mk 20Mk 82Mk 83Mk 84BL755 bombs, Folding-Fin Aerial RocketCRV-7 rockets, AGM-65 Maverick (B and G versions).

Between 1982 and 1989 the A-7 fleet was modernized with a hydraulic system upgrade, AN/ALR-46 radar warning receiver installation, IFF system implementation, and the installation of an Engine Condition Monitoring (ECM) system. In 1990 the HUD was further upgraded and received the CTVRDS recording system, the AN/ALR-46 was replaced by the SPS-1000 system, AN/ALE-40 Chaff and Flare dispenser system, and received the Improved Night Lights update and TA-7P were installed with Automatic Maneuvering Flaps (AMF).

In 1991, the PoAF bought AN/ALQ-131 electronic countermeasure pods to equip the A-7P.] Later in 1995 the fire control and navigation computer (OFP-2) received a major update."


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That's nice!! And for once nice to see systems already being worked on, it gives hope it's closer than appears at first.

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This may just be enough to surgically remove me from the Hip cockpit.......

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3 hours ago, Kilo said:

I never knew the A-7 had this capability... Whoa!

It is with a pod under the wings, and only for navigation as far as I know, but still very cool 🙂

Anyway, this thing will be one of my absolute favorites in DCS!

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Seems to be progressing quite well!

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