• About the 476th vFG



    About the 476th virtual Fighter Group
    The 476th virtual Fighter Group is a flight simulation game multiplayer organisation who play the DCS World series of simulations by Eagle Dynamics.

    We endeavour to employ real world tactics, techniques, and procedures wherever practical while also encouraging a sense of camaraderie and friendship amongst our members. We take our virtual flying seriously, but not ourselves.
    We aim to provide an extremely high standard of training to both new members and our existing members in order to ensure that we continuously develop our skills and can continue to enjoy the challenge and experience of learning a realistic flight simulation in a multiplayer environment.

    The 476th currently fly DCS: A-10C Warthog by Eagle Dynamics, and F-5E-3 Tiger II by Belsimtek. We intend to adopt other DCS airframes as and when they are released, providing they will meet the standard of fidelity we require and fit in with the other types we operate. In order for an aircraft to be adopted it must also provide a practical capability to the group and we must be able to produce training material to the standard our members and the community have come to expect.

    If you’d like to read about how you can become a member of the 476th vFG click the Recruitment link to the left.
    Thank you for taking the time to visit our piece of the virtual world, we look forward to seeing you in the virtual sky!

    History of the 476th
    The 476th virtual Fighter Group was founded on 23rd March 2012 by a group of friends flying DCS A-10C who had a desire to create an international group where realistic flying and the use of real world tactics, techniques, and procedures was the order of the day while also maintaining the friendships and camaraderie that fosters a great atmosphere and enjoyable flight simulation multiplayer experience.

    The initial structure of the 476th vFG was based on the US Air Force’s 476th fighter Group based at Moody AFB in Georgia, USA. You can read more about the 476th FG below.

    Our founders (Eddie, Gopher, Joyride, Rat, Snoopy, Stuka, and Wolfman) amassed over 5000 multiplayer flight hours in the 476th and hailed from across the world. Our goal from the outset has always been to have a Virtual Fighter Group that, to the best of our ability and within the limitations of Eagle Dynamics’ products, conduct realistic missions using realistic tactics and procedures.



    The 65th vAGRS “Aggressors”
    The 65th vAggressor Squadron was activated on the 30th November 2014 to provide a credible air threat in support of training within the 476th vFG. The 65th v AGRS initially operated the MiG-21Bis “FISHBED” by Magnitude 3 LLC. Following its release, the 65th adopted the F-5E-3 Tiger II by Belsimtek as its main airframe, but continues to operate the MiG-21Bis “FISHBED” as a secondary platform in support of training activates where required. The 65th vAGRS is manned by several of the more experienced pilots of the 476th, both as a primary and secondary unit, it does not fulfil a combat role, and members of this squadron also fly at least one of the groups operational aircraft.


    The 74th vTS Flying Tigers
    The 74th was activated 15th August 2013 as the 74th vTraining Squadron to act as the initial home to our new members and provide the training required to fulfil a role within the operational squadrons of the 476th. Currently delivering training for the A-10C, the 74th will also provide training for pilots joining to fly other airframes in the future.


    The 75th vAR Tiger Sharks
    The 75th was activated as the 75th vAviation Regiment on the 22nd June 2012 as the first Rotary Wing Squadron within the 476th, operating the Ka-50 “HOKUM” in the Air Interdiction and Close Air Support roles. The Squadron was deactivated on the 11th August 2012 following the retirement of the Ka-50 from the 476th.


    The 76th vFS Vanguards
    The 76th fighter Squadron was the first operational squadron within the 476th vFG and was activated 23rd March 2012 alongside the formation of the group. Since its formation the 76th vFS has operated the A-10C in the Air Interdiction, Close Air Support, and Forward Air Controller (Airborne) roles.


    The 81st vFS Panthers
    The 81st fighter Squadron was the second operational squadron to be activated in the 476th vFG. It was formed 15th August 2013 and operated the A-10C in the Air Interdiction, Close Air Support, and Forward Air Controller (Airborne) roles for pilots flying in European time zone evenings. The 81st vFS was deactivated 5th November 2017.


    The 476th vTS “Kittens”
    The 476th “Kittens” was activated on 23rd March 2012 as the 476th vTraining Squadron, and provided a home to new members of the 476th vFG and delivered the training required to fulfil a role within the operational squadrons of the 476th. The 476th vTS was deactivated on the 15th August 2013 and replaced by the 74th vTS.




    The Real 476th Fighter Group

    The 476th Fighter Group, 23rd Fighter Group

    Located at Moody AFB, Georgia the 476th Fighter Group** is a Total Force Integration (TFI) USAF Reserve unit geographically separated from but assigned to the 442nd Fighter Wing**.


    While Working hand in hand with Air Combat Command’s, the 23rd Fighter Group** 'Flying Tigers,' specifically the 74th and 75th Aircraft Maintenance Units and 76th Fighter Squadron.


    The purpose of Total Force Integration (TFI) units are to generate efficiency and cost savings by sharing resources, reducing duplication of efforts and, in some cases, reducing the number of people needed to accomplish a task. TFI provides contingency surge capability. They work with, train with, deploy with, and use the same equipment as the host unit.



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