DCS: Black Shark 3 interview

Return of the Ka-50 attack helicopter

Back in 2007, the Fighter Collection issued the following press release about a new product: “The Fighter Collection and the Eagle Dynamics (ED) development studio will release the new benchmark in PC air combat simulation in 2008 with the release of ‘Digital Combat Simulator: Black Shark’. ‘DCS: Black Shark’ is a simulation of the Russian Ka-50 attack helicopter and will be the flagship title of the new ‘DCS’ series.” It went on to say: “Following the success of the ‘Flanker’ series and ‘Lock On: Modern Air Combat’, TFC/Eagle Dynamics’ ‘DCS’ will shift the focus to introducing one aircraft at a time at an incredible level of detail that is unmatched by any PC flight simulation.”

DCS: Black Shark 3
DCS: Black Shark 3 Derek Davis

So, DCS: Black Shark heralded the start of the now highly respected DCS World franchise and since that announcement, I’m pleased to say that TFC/Eagle Dynamics has continued to live up to that initial promise of producing aircraft “at an incredible level of detail.”


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