Based at Duxford Airfield in the United Kingdom, The Fighter Collection (TFC) is a private company that operates, rebuilds and maintains Europe’s largest collection of airworthy World War II fighters. The organization has been active for more than 20 years and currently operates 15 WWII fighter aircraft worth $35 million with an additional nine aircraft worth $15 million currently under restoration to flying condition. TFC also manages a $2 million spare parts and components facility.
Run by a professional team of engineers and pilots for both air show and film work, the aircraft fly all over Europe during the summer months to attend air shows from Scandinavia to Italy. TFC organizes the “Flying Legends” Air Show at Duxford, UK, the World’s premier classic aircraft event.
Other business interests include:
The organization has a wide variety of participations and investments in high technology, equipment manufacturing and software development, which also includes the Eagle Dynamics (ED) software development studio. Based in Moscow, Russia, ED was established in 1991.
Eagle Dynamic's staff is made up of 55 full-time employees, most of who have graduated in applied math and physics. Among them are five doctors of science. The staff includes experienced engineers, managers and artists who have worked in the military, software development and aerospace industries.
TBS is based on the commercial entertainment software product "Digital Combat Simulator World" (DCS World).
ED is involved in a variety of software products and services which include air combat simulation for the DCS World commercial entertainment market. We have over 200,000 active users and over two million product downloads. This provides TBS several distinct benefits:
In addition to the Eagle Dynamic's development staff, TBS also benefits from our partner companies that not only create new simulation content for DCS World/TBS, but they also contribute new technologies, research, and procedures to the larger program. Some partner aircraft projects for DCS World/TBS include:
Using our partnerships, it is our priority to build a broad array of aircraft systems and terrains, to the point of modeling the entire globe.
TFC and ED has been the developer of Desk Top Trainer (DTT) simulations for the United States military. Completed projects include:
Both projects were delivered on time and on budget.