DCS Mig-21Bis (beta), by Leatherneck Simulations. A DLC for DCS World (Eagle Dynamics).
Recently released, this DLC is Leatherneck's first project. Featuring a thorough study of the Cold War's iconic interceptor, this DLC is the only and best hard core simulation of the aircraft.
In this entry, a preview of the module delivered in the form of a debrief. The purpose is two-fold. As a preview, to show what is so remarkable about this module. As a debrief, to show what an interception mission feels like from the cockpit of the Mig-21Bis.
|It is a summer's day early morning. The cockpit of the Mig-21 is alive as we briefly sit idle in the runway of the Sukhumi airport. The cockpit is part english, part russian. But the tooltips are all in english, which is a great help.|
|The left corner of the cockpit. The gauge at the bottom shows the fuel remaining. In this case some 3,800 liters of it. The Mig-21 can go through a lot of fuel in a short period of time, so it is good to remember to keep an eye on that gauge.|
|The ARC radio compass navigation station I tuned into is north of Zugdidi.|
|Last checks before takeoff. Flaps already into position. I forgot to change the small RSBN/ARC switch into the ARC position (down).|
|Takeoff, full afterburners. Landing gear up shortly thereafter.|
|Turning around after the takeoff that consumed 600 liters of fuel. It was worth the thrill! Below, the Sukhumi airport.|
|And speaking about the GCI, I tune into channel 3 with the x-shaped red switch. Channel 3 is set to the frequency that the station will be transmitting.|
|We can still see our airport from here (distant background), but the GCI is already vectoring us towards a hostile enemy flight. We start to climb towards the targets, watchful of our fuel.|