• The Fighter Collection To Release "Digital Combat Simulator: Black Shark"

    The Fighter Collection To Release "Digital Combat Simulator: Black Shark"

    DUXFORD, UK, December 15th, 2008 -The Fighter Collection (TFC) has released worldwide "DCS: Black Shark" as a digital download from http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/. This new benchmark in air combat simulation for the PC introduces the Russian Ka-50 attack helicopter. This title represents the first in a series of products for the revolutionary new "Digital Combat Simulator" (DCS) simulation environment. Following the success of the "Flanker" series and "Lock On: Modern Air Combat", TFC's "DCS" has shifted its focus to introducing one aircraft at a time but to an incredible level of detail that is unmatched by any PC flight simulation and in many cases, military combat simulators too. Following "DCS: Black Shark", TFC will rapidly introduce additional aircraft titles to the "DCS" world such as the A-10C "Warthog", Su-25, Su-27, F16 and Apache A at the same exacting level of detail. Each of these aircraft will be available in retail and online and can be purchased as stand-alone simulations or integrated with other DCS modules.

    Features of the "DCS" include:

    • Advanced helicopter and fixed wing flight dynamics
    • New ground force AI that creates a realistic combat environment
    • Detailed modelling of 330,000 sq km of the western Caucasus region
    • Twice the ground detail of previous TFC simulations
    • Highly stable, head-to-head and cooperative multiplayer with unique data-link capability
    • Powerful mission editor with advanced scripting capability
    • Campaign system with a moving front line that depends on mission results

    The first aircraft to be included in the "DCS" world will be the Ka-50 "Black Shark" attack helicopter. The Ka-50, like later "DCS" aircraft, features:

    • Highly-detailed six degrees of freedom cockpit
    • Unrivalled flight physics system
    • Realistic damage model and system cascade affect
    • Mouse-clickable cockpit
    • Detailed modelling and control of engine, fuel, hydraulics, electrical, navigation, radio, fire suppression, sensor, and weapon systems (casual game play modes also available)
    • Advanced weapon physics for missiles, rockets and cannon rounds including ricochets
    • Support for TrackIR head tracker and Matrox TripleHead2Go multiple screens.

    Developed for The Fighter Collection by its associate company Eagle Dynamics, "DCS: Black Shark" is scheduled to ship into retail stores in early 2009. Further information can be found at http://www.digitalcombatsimulator.com/

    About The Fighter Collection

    The Fighter Collection, as well as developing software for the entertainment and serious game markets, also operates, rebuilds and maintains Europe's largest collection of airworthy WWII fighters and is based at Duxford Airfield, in the UK. For more information visit our web sites:


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