DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight Preview

Combat

Although the Mi-8 is a transport helicopter at its core, the significant payload capability, the excess power, and ease of controls make it an effective gunship. In the pre-release of DCS: Mi-8MTV2we get to sling unguided rockets (various variants of the S-8), gun pods (including a grenade launcher!), and a slew of free-fall bombs – more than enough to get any party started.

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Guns, guns, guns!

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Rockets, rockets, rockets!

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A collimated sight provides a handy place to see where your rounds are going to miss.

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{Insert cheesy broken hip joke here}

Single Missions

Three missions designed for the Mi-8 are included with the pre-release – Documents, Acclimation, and Bulls Eye!

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The single player missions seem well thought-out and presented.

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There are a few interactive training missions included to help get up to speed…after reading all your manuals, of course!

No campaigns were included with this pre-release beta.

Conclusion

DCS: Mi-8MTV2 Magnificent Eight is on track to be yet another high-fidelity helicopter simulation with great potential.

Previewer’s System Specs

  • Processor: i7-950
  • Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D-e
  • RAM: 6 GB OCZ DDR 1600Hz
  • Graphics Card: EVGA GTX 470
  • Storage: 250 GB Velociraptor, 2 TB Western Digital
  • Power Supply: 850 W Corsair
  • Controllers: X52 Pro HOTAS, Warthog HOTAS, CH Pro Rudder
  • Operating System: 64-bit Windows 7 Home

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