Gazelle is back alive and kicking!
Available since April 2016, the SA-342 Gazelle module is certainly the most controversial rotarywing module of the DCS line-up, for good or bad reasons. There is no point in coming back to this topic since you will find hundreds of threads and videos explaining why such and such behavior of this chopper was not what it should be IRL. The bad buzz was greatly detrimental to the reputation of this module, despite being immensely fun to fly, offering an amazing experience in VR with it's nearly infinite field of view, while requiring, for sure, a whole different approach to survive on the battlefield. The "Gaz" was also the first multi crew DCS helicopter, and the first one to allow use of air to air missiles.
At some point this module felt a little bit abandonned as the main dev got personnal issues that prevented him from updating and correcting some bugs that were appearing as DCS was updated. Last year we had to close down the US platoon for lack of activity with the EU platoon showing also some slow downs. 😭. But we knew, for having polychop guys on our BSD Discord server, that it was only a matter of time for the Gazelle to be reborn. And this moment is now. A couple of weeks ago, we saw a major overhaul of this module and what a fantastic change! The whole BSD community gave their thumbs up after a few test flights and we are now seeing newcomers asking to fly her, and older ones asking to come back to the platoon that we re opened!