DCS World: P-51D High Stakes Campaign Released

P51D-Mustang-DCS-World-Eagle-Dynamics-Update-1.5.3Eagle Dynamics has released DCS World’s newest DLC, and this time you’ll be taking flight in the P-51D Mustang for a full-on story driven campaign. Coupled with the release is an overall update of the game to version 1.5.3.52478, or simply Update 4 of the current iteration.

The P-51 Mustang was a long-range fighter that could moonlight as a bomber and saw its heyday during World War II and the Korean War. By 1944 the P-51B had been largely phased out in favor of the P-51D, as World War II came to its rapid conclusion.

American in origin, the P-51 was developed as a solution to fill the bomber escort role. Thanks to the Mustang’s impressive range, it was initially considered a success. However, it soon became apparent that the Mustang’s engine would limit the fighter’s potential to fight at the USAAF’s desired 15,000 ft combat altitude. The Mustang’s next incarnation, the P-51A, overcame this limitation by outfitting a Merlin 61; this led to the P-51A seeing large scale production, with dogfight capabilities somewhat comparable to the British Spitfire.

In the latest DCS World update, the P-51D will be used in a story campaign which resolves around “a powerful business man and gambler named ‘Maslov.’” It seems Maslov has hired Vasily Sinitsa, a pilot-for-hire, to put the Mustang through its paces, but Vasily quickly learns that these tests might be a bit more dangerous than he realizes. The newest DLC stretches over 15 missions with each mission requiring a full completion before moving onto the next. As you might expect, all the missions will include briefings and maps, as well as kneeboard briefing and map pages.

The P-51D High Stakes Campaign is currently $9.99 USD.P51D-Mustang-DCS-World-Eagle-Dynamics-Update-1.5.3-1

Minimum system requirements: OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i3; RAM: 8 GB; Free hard disk space: 30 GB; Video: 2 GB RAM card, DirectX11 – compatible; requires internet activation.

Recommended system requirements: OS 64-bit Windows 7/8/10; DirectX11; CPU: Core i5+; RAM: 16GB; Hard disk space: 30 GB; Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX780 / ATI R9 290 DirectX11 or better; Joystick; requires internet activation.

1.5.3 Update 4

Naturally, this update is required to access the Mustang’s story driven content, and also includes some fixes to the L-39, C-101, and M-2000.

Patch Notes

FR manuals of Su-25T, Su-27, P-51D updated

DCS L-39

  • The aircraft will not suddenly begin to burn when there is an obstacle nearby.

DCS C-101 by AvioDev

  • Rear canopy works correctly now.
  • Toe brakes animation added.
  • Rear pilot head animation corrected, now reacts correctly to turns.
  • Added RU localization.
  • Corrected mirror mechanism.
  • Updated RU quickstart and single missions.
  • Eliminated fuel test button in rear cockpit.
  • Corrected land/taxi lights labels in rear cockpit.
  • Corrected harness locking handle texture.
  • Several localization conflicts corrected.
  • Work with code reorganization to merge front and rear cockpit systems continues.
  • Corrected all EN tooltips according to real world manual and ED standards.

DCS M-2000 by RAZBAM

  • Added refuel and police light functionality
  • Updated VTB Screen for Jammed Contacts
  • Updated and improved approach autopilot (still work in progress)
  • Updated and increased static force on nose gear shock
  • Updated fuselage aerodynamic effectiveness
  • Updated aw control and vertical stabilizer effectiveness
  • Fixed continuous pitch up behavior after disengaging spin mode command

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