Return of the Warthog
Just shy of ten years ago, the followup module to the groundbreaking DCS World: Ka-50 Black Shark add-on landed with a zipping roar from its 30mm Avenger cannon. The A-10C Warthog module, developed for DCS World in parallel with a slightly higher fidelity variant produced for US Air Force training, was an instant success. Adding to the popularity of the release was the near-simultaneous release of what may be one of the finest pieces of PC simulation-related hardware ever created – the supremely functional and durable Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog joystick and throttle combination. The combination of the A-10C module and the HOTAS Warthog set an enduring bar for complexity and realism. While continuous bug fixes and improvements were made to the A-10C over the previous decade, this summer we learned that a major upgrade to the A-10C would be released this winter. Strap into your titanium bathtub and let’s take a look at what Eagle Dynamics has brought us!