Cold War Server – blind flying

At the last time we flew only aerobatics and training flights. Well, this time Andy and I decided to fly on Cold War server and fight against other players. When we connected there were only a couple of enemies (F-5 and Viggen) but in about 10 minutes a lot of blues players appear on the server.

Main task for reds was combat air patrol. We took Mig-21s with fuel tank and air to air missiles… (more…)

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Air police

Air police in DCS is not fiction – it is reality! Recently I was flying on a pilotage server Aerobatics Caucasus. While I was taxiing on Mig-21, I received a message, “Alex, you are exceeding safe taxi speeds! Current ground speed: 38 knots (71 km/h). Stay below 50 knots (~90 km/h) or you will be removed from your plane.”
“Are you kidding me?!”, I thought, and ignored the message. (more…)

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Mig-21bis: Low altitude flight and dogfight in formation

A low altitude flight and dogfight with Mig-21 in close formation is a really tense thing. We have made several flights on the ACG Cold War Server. In the video you can watch a couple examples of teamwork between the leader and wingman: identification of an air target with following attacking and covering each other. It is very difficult to fight in tight formation because of the low altitude and high speed.

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