Soldiers enjoy little respite from combat, even during peacetime. This situation is brought about by developments in digital combat simulators, programs that allow military personnel to stay in top shape. While not exactly providing the actual simulator, Tacview does allow pilots to play back their recorded flights and go over basic or advanced maneuvers.
Load flight simulations created with various common resources
The application is compatible with most popular simulators, including DCS World, Falcon 4.0, and Microsoft Flight Simulator and non-military pilots can also benefit from it by loading GPX files generated by their GPS devices.
Once a valid source document has been loaded, the program will automatically display a bird’s eye view of the flight path. A play button allows users to follow the moves of the pilot on a second-by-second basis and graphical objects that might clutter the view can be removed.
Displays detailed telemetry data
Several elements of military importance, such as SAM/AAA firing ranges can be displayed on the screen and the plane’s altitude and heading are constantly updated in a small frame. Depending on the source data, basic or advanced telemetry parameters can be viewed and a flight log keeps track of all major flight events.
Several display settings can be adjusted to the users’ needs, such as the topography of the environment (i.e. flat or 3D worlds). Detailed charts bearing various metrics can be generated and one can create CSV files from these diagrams.
A good player for flight simulations recorded with various programs, complete with various performance charts
Summing up, Tacview is an adequate tool for anyone involved in the field of aerial warfare. With it, pilots can trace back the mistakes made during flight simulations and detailed diagrams can be analyzed to improve overall performance and survivability.
What’s new in Tacview 1.8.0 Beta 3:
- FEATURES & CHANGES
- NOTICE: Windows XP is not supported anymore (definitive)
- Added a brand-new shot log