RAF Sculthorpe was built as the second satellite airfield of RAF West Raynham. Work was begun in the spring of 1942 and the airfield was laid out as one of only two RAF heavy bomber airfields with the familiar wartime triangular three runway layout. During the war Sculthorpe was host to units of the Free French Air Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Air Force Bomber Command, and the USAAF. In April 1944 the RAF and USAAF departed leaving Sculthorpe empty for its redevelopment. Sculthorpe was refurbished for USAF use during the Berlin Crisis in 1949 and in 1952 it became home for the 47th Bombardment Wing.
The Soviet Union's enormous conventional force in Eastern Europe after WWII posed a major problem for NATO. To counter this NATO expanded their tactical nuclear force by deploying the North American B-45 Tornado of the 47th Bomb Wing to Sculthorpe. The movement of the 47 BW and support units was the first unit deployment since World War II. By 1957 Sculthorpe was the biggest USAFE base in Europe. In May 1958, the re-equipment of the 47th BW began and Douglas B-66 Destroyers began to replace the North American B-45s.
This scenery of RAF Sculthorpe by Team SDB represents the base during the late 1950s while the units were transitioning from the B-45 to B-66.
The scenery consists of:
- Full complement of hangars and support buildings
- Technical site and accommodation representative of the period
- Photoreal ground overlay works with Generation-X Scenery and/or FSX/P3D
- Dynamic night lighting in Prepar3D v4
- Static Douglas B-66B, North American B-45, Lockheed Constellation and Republic F-84F Thunderstreak
- AI Douglas B-66B and Douglas C-47 (DC-3)
- The AI aircraft densities are scalable to suit most systems
- Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP w/SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit)
- Flight Simulator X (Acceleration, Gold or SP2 required)
- or Dovetail Games FSX-SE
- or Lockheed Martin Prepar3D
- CPU 2.4 GHz or better
- 2 GB RAM Minimum
- 512 MB DX9 or DX10 graphics card or better
- 86 MB for download, 127 MB for installation
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