In this article, we will share with you the coolest videos made by a Digital Combat Simulator World player that uses the nick Forest Rat on Youtube.
He has recreated the aerial scenes in the very first minutes of Top Gun (when the two F-14s piloted by Mav and Goose and Cougar and Merlin are vectored by the aircraft carrier to intercept the incoming aircraft that will turn out to be MiG-28s.
Although some will notice that a few details are not exactly the same as the movie (for instance, the scene at the 0:24 mark shows a single-seat F-5 while the movie featured a two-seater), the clip is stunning and shows the realism that DCS is able to offer.
Beware, the only aerial scene that was not recreated in the simulator is the one in black and white that shows the two MiG-28s at 1:55 mark.
This video is a testament to the influence of “Top Gun” among aviation lovers +30 years since it was released in 1986. The original movie has influenced and inspired generations of enthusiasts all around the world and this explains the spasmodic wait for the sequel “Top Gun: Maverick” hitting the theaters in June 2020.
Digital Combat Simulator World
Digital Combat Simulator World (DCS World) is a free-to-play digital battlefield game that offers the most authentic and realistic simulation of military aircraft, tanks, ground vehicles and ships possible.
“DCS World is fundamentally a deep, authentic and realistic simulation designed also to offer a more relaxed gameplay to suit the user and his particular level of experience and training. The ambition is to handhold users from novice pilot all the way to the most advanced and sophisticated operator of such complex weapons systems as the A-10C Warthog or the F/A-18C Hornet. The only next step is the real thing!” says its official website.