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Today Digital Combat Simulator released its latest flagship module. The much anticipated DCS F-14 Tomcat by Heatblur Simulations. For the past couple of days, the community has been up in a frenzy preparing for its release. Remember how flooded the multiplayer servers were when the F/A 18 Hornet was released? Well, imagine that times 2. You can bet your bottom dollar servers will be loaded up Tomcats today and for the next few days for that matter.

DCS F-14 Tomcat

DCS F-14 Tomcat

The F-14 Tomcat, designed and developed by Grumman, is a twin-engine, two-seat, with variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft. The Tomcat was developed for the US Navy’s Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program after the collapse of the F-111B project. The F111B was actually the first US aircraft to have variable-sweep wings. The Tomcat was designed to take on MiG fighters during the Vietnam War and it first flew on 21 December 1970. If you would like a more in-depth look at the history of the Tomcat, check out this great documentary about it on YouTube.


Early Access

Both the A and B models of the Tomcat will be coming to DCS. The A model will follow the B later during the Early Access period. A few noteworthy features of the Tomcat are its swing-wing configuration, a two-man crew, and the powerful AN/AWG-9 Weapons Control System and radar. The AWG-9 allows employment of the long-range AIM-54 Phoenix air-to-air missile. With the LANTIRN targeting pod installed – this allows precision ground strikes using laser-guided bombs. The F-14 has been present in many historical events that include the two Gulf of Sidra incidents, Operations Desert Storm Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom over Afghanistan. It was also immortalized in the iconic motion picture starting Tom Cruise – Top Gun.

For a complete list of features included with this module check this out.

Heatblur Simulations

Heatblur Simulations

Heatblur Simulations

Many of you are already familiar with the work of Heatblur Simulations. Back in 2014 they developed the MiG-21bis, followed by the AJS37 Viggen in 2016. Which both are two very popular modules for DCS.

In Closing

Just think about it. Seems like we were just at this point not too long ago with the release of the F/A 18 Hornet. Remember this was only released last May of 2018. And now we have a brand new toy to play with. If you are a regular fan of DCS you already know this module has been on everyone’s mind for months. The F-14 Tomcat is an awesome addition to the already awesome list of modules provided by DCS World and I’m now going to end this blog because, hell… I have to start my flight training also! Be sure to check out our multiplayer server Georgia Reign as we have many slots for the Tomcat. See you in the skies!

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March 25, 2019
By: FreshOne

great article!

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