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Pre-Purchase DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight

Posted by: Dave at 9/4/2013 6:18 PM

DCS aircraft sims are probably the most realistic and detailed aircraft simulations available on the consumer market today. Having flown both their A-10 and P-51 planes, I can tell you that they are authentic down to every switch in the cockpit. In the case of the A-10, it takes a good five to ten minutes just to get the engines started! They simply do NOT cut corners when it comes to creating startingly realistic simulations and there is no reason to believe that their latest effort will be any different. I might just have to jump in early on this one:

DUXFORD, UK, September 4, 2013 – The Fighter Collection and Belsimtek now offer DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight as a digital download pre-purchase for $49.99. Pre-purchase also provides access to early pre-release Beta versions of the title.




DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight is a highly realistic PC simulation of
the Mi-8MTV2, a combat transport and fire support helicopter and an
upgraded variant of one of the most widely produced helicopters in the
world - the Russian Mi-8 (NATO reporting name ‘Hip’). Developed by
Belsimtek and Eagle Dynamics, the team behind the hit title DCS: UH-1H
Huey, DCS Mi-8MTV2 continues to deliver exceptional realism and
immersive gameplay within the DCS World virtual battlefield.

The simulation features accurate modeling of all primary aircraft
systems, avionics, and proper functionality of nearly all cockpit
switches and controls. Flight and other dynamics are modeled using
real-time physics calculations and carefully tuned using actual
Mi-8MTV2 documentation and pilots deeply involved in development and
testing. The result is not only the most realistic Mi-8 reproduction
on the PC, but a comprehensive helicopter model that correctly
presents complex dynamic effects particular to helicopter flight, such
as: autorotation, vortex ring state (VRS), translational lift, hover
in and out of ground effect, and many others.

You are placed in the cockpit of the Mi-8MTV2 to fly combat transport
and support missions as the left pilot, right pilot or gunner. The
helicopter can be armed with unguided rockets, gun pods, and on-board
machine guns. In the transport role, a cargo of up to four tons can be
carried internally or three tons on an external sling system to
deliver and retrieve supplies in a wide variety of terrain and weather
conditions. A series of single missions and a handcrafted, immersive
campaign plunge you into the heat of battle in the DCS World
battlefield of countless AI and a variety of player-controlled fighter
and attack aircraft, helicopters, and ground units. Get online to play
with or against other DCS players in a synthetic online battlefield.

A quickstart guide and interactive training help you get started
quickly while the comprehensive Flight Manual details the helicopter’s
systems and operational procedures. A wide variety of gameplay options
allows each player to tailor their difficulty level as required.

Key Features of DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight include:

· Unmatched flight physics providing the most realistic and
dynamic conventional helicopter experience on the PC

· Multiple player positions, including pilot, co-pilot, flight
engineer, and door gunner

· Accurate and highly detailed 3D cockpit featuring
six-degrees-of-freedom technology compatible with head-tracking
devices

· Interactive cockpit controls that allow you to operate
systems using the mouse

· Accurate modeling of the Mi-8MTV2 instruments, weapons,
engines, radios, fuel, electrical, and hydraulic systems

· Highly detailed Mi-8MTV2 external 3D model, liveries, and weapons

· Accurate audio environment based on custom Mi-8MTV2 sound samples

· Immersive, handcrafted campaign with a variety of transport
and fire support missions

· Training with interactive and video lessons

· Multiplayer coop mode for crew members of the same
helicopter under development for a later update

· Developed in close cooperation with actual Mi-8MTV2 operators

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 U K. For more information, visit
our website: http://www.fighter-collection.com/

About Belsimtek

Belsimtek is an engineering and innovations company based in Belarus
and employing top scientific and engineering talent from Belarus,
Russia, and Ukraine to develop professional flight simulators and PC
based flight simulation games. For more information, visit our
website: http://www.belsimtek.com/