Eagle Dynamics, the team behind the classic flight sim Lock On, has announced its latest game called Modern Air Combat. Well, I’m saying ‘the latest game‘ but this flight sim will be based on DCS World, meaning that Modern Air Combat will not be sold as a separate product.
As with Lock On and the Flaming Cliffs series, Modern Air Combat (MAC) is focused on east and west counterpart aircraft, and this includes such legendary match-ups such as the Eagle and Flanker, Warthog and Frogfoot, Sabre and MiG-15bis, and the F-5E and MiG-21bis. MAC is a blend of both east and west, and this allows you to re-fight historical conflicts from the Korean War to today, and to create your own ‘what-if’ missions.
Players will be able to generate an unlimited number of missions using the Fast Mission Creator and Mission Editor. MAC also includes numerous instant action and single missions, as well as campaigns for most of the aircraft and is fully compatible with DCS World online.
Modern Air Combat is currently scheduled for a Fall 2018 release and here are all the aircraft that will be available to it.
- F-15C Eagle. US air superiority fighter with 104 kills to 0 losses record.
- Su-27 Flanker B. Russia’s dominate air superiority fighter.
- Su-33 Flanker D. The Russian navy’s carrier capable version of the Flanker B.
- J-11A Flanker B+. The Chinese version of the Flanker B, with R77 active homing missiles.
- MiG-29 Fulcrum A. Russia’s widely exported light-weight air superiority fighter.
- MiG-29S Fulcrum C. The modernised verson of the Fulcrum with latest weapons and defences.
- A-10A Warthog. The USAF’s massively successful ‘flying tank’, designed to kill ground targets.
- Su-25A Frogfoot. Russia’s primary ground attack and close air support jet.
- Su-25T Frogfoot. A modernised version of the Frogfoot with enhanced sensors and weapons.
- F-86F Sabre. America’s iconic top fighter during the Korean War.
- MiG-15bis Fagot. Russia’s 1st generation jet fighter that opposed the Sabre over Korea.
- F-5E Tiger II. The US light-weight fighter that has been operational since the Vietnam War and operated by over 30 countries.
- MiG-21bis Fishbed. Russia’s most successful fighter of the Vietnam war. A supersonic fighter that closely matches the Tiger II.
- L-39ZA. A Czech designed, two seat trainer that was then adapted to a light attack aircraft.