Been having a ton of fun doing the training missions in the brand-new DCS: AJS-37 Viggen
The Viggen's a Swedish supersonic strike aircraft designed to deliver its weapons from treetop level at high speed and then to get the hell out of dodge. And it's a real joy to fly!
The 3d model looks fantastic, the cockpit is very detailed and the lighting from the radar and various light sources is amazing, though shadows are kinda buggy in the current pre-release/beta version. And the sound! IMO one of the best modules in that regard so far.
Ready to taxi, you can actually drive backwards using the thrust reverser
Basic navigation and getting a first feel of the aircraft
Landing is not difficult and incredibly fun due to the thrust reverser that enables the Viggen to come to a full stop after a ridiculously short roll out.
Naval strikes with the RB04 anti-ship missile
Looks like targets to me
On their way...
The RB05 is an interesting weapon: an air to surface missile that needs to be guided by the pilot using a stick in the aircraft and tracking the flare on the missile until impact.
Yep, sounds difficult. And it is. But also great fun when it works!
And of course:
I've only played around with the Viggen for a few hours since yesterday's release but so far I'm thoroughly impressed. The Viggen just oozes quality and it's apparent that it is a true labor of love. Since I love doing strike missions this is going to be an aircraft I'll be spending many, many hours in.
Aaaand a few from an MP training sessions: