The Raven One campaign for the F/A-18C Hornet is based on the bestselling novel of the same title. This campaign was developed with the active participation of author Kevin Miller and Vincent “Jell-O” Aiello, host of the Fighter Pilot Podcast. Both are retired U.S. Navy Hornet pilots, each with over 3,000 career flight hours and numerous overseas deployments.
The campaign faithfully recreates sorties from the book, while adding additional ones related to the action, for a total of 15 immersive, fully voiced-over missions. Each script was carefully checked by Kevin and Vincent to ensure the most realistic experience available in DCS.
Finally, the campaign utilizes innovative solutions, making in-game AI more responsive and predictive. It will also have a limited save-game capability during the campaign gameplay, as some missions may take two or more hours to complete.
15 story – driven missions
Over 2200 recorded lines performed by over 50 voice actors
All main characters from the “Raven One” novel
Mission briefings supplementing and extending the ones described in the book, written in close cooperation with Kevin Miller
Highly detailed and realistic maps, kneeboards and other documents based on real-life counterparts
All major types of missions: CAP, CAS, SEAD, ground and surface strikes, Alert – 7 and Alert – 30 launches, Sea Surface Search Control, air interceptions and others
NOTE: this campaign requires DCS Supercarrier module to run.
Before playing the campaign, I wholeheartedly recommend that you pick up Kevin Miller's Raven One book (as well as other two in the series: "Declared Hostile" and "Fight Fight).
Kevin Miller’s unforgettable first novel is filled with flying action and adventure – and also examines the actions of imperfect humans as they follow their own agendas in a disciplined world of unrelenting pressure and danger.
Recommendations from other authors:
As authentic as it gets. Really amazing look at what it takes to be a fighter pilot in the Navy from an author who's been there and done that. PACO CHIERICI, author of "Lions of the Sky"
Naval aviation as it really is. Miller takes the reader into the ready room, into the skies over the Middle East, into the souls of the Hornet pilots in this compelling story. A great debut novel. ROBERT GANDT, author of "Bogeys and Bandits" and "The President's Pilot"
This free mission for two players was designed from ground - up by Kevin Miller, author of the Raven One novel and Vincent 'Jell-O' Aiello, founder of the Fighter Pilot Podcast.
It is meant to give players a taste of a typical training hop during deployment, but also - for those who haven't tried it yet - a look at the single player Raven One campaign.
The version linked above contains the set of custom R1 skins which should be installed before playing.