• About the 476th vFG

    About the 476th vFighter Group

    The 476th vFighter Group is an international multiplayer organization who play the DCS World series simulation by Eagle Dynamics and their third party partners. Currently we operate in both European and Americas time zones but we're seeing an increase in participation from Asian members as well.

    We endeavor 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 flies DCS: A-10C Warthog v2, DCS: F/A-18C Hornet, DCS: F-16C Viper, UH-1H Huey and the AH-64D Apache. 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 476 vFG click the Recruitment link to the left.

    History of the 476th

    The 476th vFighter Group was founded on 23 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 476 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 476 FG below.

    Our founders (Eddie, Gopher, Joyride, Rat, Snoopy, Stuka, and Wolfman) amassed over 5,000 multiplayer flight hours in the 476th and hailed from across the world. Our goal from the outset has always been to have a vFighter Group that, to the best of our ability and within the limitations of Eagle Dynamics’ products, conducts realistic missions using realistic tactics and procedures.

    The 76th vFighter Squadron 'Vanguards'

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

    The 510th vFighter Squadron 'Buzzards'

    The 510th vFighter Squadron was the third operational squadron within the 476 vFG and was activated the 25th of July 2018 with the adoption of the F/A-18C. With the formation of the 510 vFS operation of the F/A-18C in the multiple roles, all being fleshed out over the coming months as Eagle Dynamics introduces more functions to the Hornet.

    The 421st vFighter Squadron 'Black Widows'

    The 421st vFighter Squadron was the fourth operational squadron within the 476 vFG and was activated the 29th of February 2020 with the adoption of the F-16C. By including the F-16C we have added another formidable multi-role aircraft in parallel to the F/A-18C.

    The 7th vHelicopter Squadron 'Coyotes'

    The 7th vHelicopter Squadron is the squadron that operates all rotary wing assets withing the 476vFG.
    It was activated first in early 2020 with only the UH-1H being operated. Due to low interest, the squadron was put on hold until the beginning of 2022, when a fresh start was performed with the release of the AH-64D Apache. Today the 7th operates both the UH-1H Huey and the AH-64D Apache.

    The 74th vTraining Squadron 'Flying Tigers'

    The 74th was activated the 15th of August 2013 as the 74th vTraining Squadron to act as the initial home to our new members and provide the training required to fulfill a role within the operational squadrons of the 476th. Currently delivering training for all supported fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, the 74th will also provide training for pilots joining to fly other airframes in the future.

    The 65th vAggressor Squadron

    The 65th vAggressor Squadron was activated on the 30th of November 2014 to provide a credible air threat in support of training within the 476 vFG. The 65 vAGRS initially operated the MiG-21Bis "FISHBED" by Magnitude 3 LLC and the F-5E-3 Tiger II by Belsimtek. The squadron has now transitioned to the F/A-18C and F-16C as its main aircraft types. The 65 vAGRS is manned by several of the more experienced pilots of the 476 vFG. The squadron does not fulfil a combat role and aggressor pilots also fly at least one of the group's operational aircraft.

    The 422d vTest and Evaluation Squadron 'Green Bats'

    The 422 vTES was activated the 21st of January 2016. The purpose of the 422d within the 476th is to allow BMC or higher rated pilots to fly aircraft in the NTTR training server for which they don't hold a rating or which are not operated in any of our squadrons. Additionally, the 422d serves to test new DCS-fidelity aircraft to see if they meet our standards for potential inclusion as officially supported module.

    The Real 476th Fighter Group

    "The 476th Fighter Group is assigned to the 442d Fighter Wing, Whiteman AFB, Missouri. The 476th Fighter Group is an Air Force Reserve associate unit linked to the 23d Fighter Group at Moody. The 442 FW oversees the 476 FG's administrative and mission-support needs not provided by Moody's host, active-duty wing.

    The group works under its own command structure but integrates its operations with the 23d Wing's 74th and 75th Fighter Squadrons and 23d Maintenance Group. The 76th Fighter Squadron is an Air Force Reserve unit assigned to the 476th Fighter Group and stationed at Moody Air Force Base. During World War II, the 76th Fighter Squadron was one of the three original Flying Tiger squadrons of the 23d Fighter Group." – Moody AFB

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