IndiaFoxtEcho – F-35 Lightning II for MSFS

(2 customer reviews)


Publisher: IndiaFoxtEcho Visual Simulations
Date Added: Jan-03-2022
Updated :Sep-13-2022
Version: 1.1.7
File Size: 1.77 GB

SKU: IND-135 Category: Tags: ,

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The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is an American family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft that is intended to perform both air superiority and strike missions.

It is also able to provide electronic warfare and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities.

The aircraft has three main variants: the conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) F-35A, the short take-off and vertical-landing (STOVL) F-35B, and the carrier-based (CV/CATOBAR) F-35C.

Key features of this rendition for Microsoft Flight Simulator are:

    • Detailed representation of the three variants of the aircraft, showcasing individual differences and commonalities
    • Detailed external visual model and cockpit, based on extensive research
    • Realistic pilot interface through the Primary Control Display (PCD) based on real world simulators
    • Liveries for all the air forces and services that are currently flying the F-35
    • Realistic flight dynamics based on publicly available data
  • STOVL capabilities for the F-35B
  • Carrier capabilities for the F-35C (special code to perform assisted takeoff and landing from any static surface)
  • Sound package based on real world recordings


The package only depicts the Vehicle Systems and some essential Mission Systems. The following mission systems are NOT simulated:

  • DAS
  • RWR
  • Sensor fusion

Minimum Requirements

  • CPU: 4 cores, 3.0 GHz or better
  • GPU: Nvidia 1060 or better, with at least 4 GB dedicated video memory
  • RAM: 8 GB minimum
  • Hard disk space: 4.50 GB required

Mouse is required for Primary Control Display (PCD) touchscreen interaction.

This product is not endorsed by the Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Change Log V. 1.0.9

Starting from this release, the key binding for HOOK/STOVL is changed to the TOGGLE TAIL HOOK LEVER command.
Also, in order to use the catapult launch functionality, in addition to extending the launch bar and setting the throttle to full military, you now have to apply brakes.

  • solved minor bug causing incorrect button description in some MENU areas
  • changed Autopilot Hold code so that multiple slots are ignored, so that the altitude hold should be more reliable now
  • added autotrim function: autotrim is active when AP is not engaged and gear is up. Can be toggled with the TRIM button on the stick.
  • added “dragon” aggressor livery, courtesy of Christoph Tantow
  • slight increase to turn capability (all models)
  • draft implementation of autopilot APProach mode
  • it is now possible to input the AP vertical speed (although there seems to be a 3000 ft/min hardcoded limit)
  • summary of AP status is reported on FAB (similarly to real aircraft)
  • replaced APP HOLD with VS HOLD
  • fixed range and ceiling values in aircraft selection UI
  • changed “catapult launch” logic: it is now necessary to hold the brakes (along with extending the launch bar and incresing RPM) – releasing the brakes will start the launch.
  • changed “catapult launch” and “arrestor wire” logic, so this is now limited to altituded compatible with carrier decks
  • restricted STOVL altitude for realism
  • restored HMD default setting to “UNCAGED” following user feedback
  • fixed bug preventing canopy effects to show on F-35A canopy
  • fixed bug causing excessive icing effect on F-35C canopy
  • change HOOK/STOVL proxy command to TOGGLE TAIL HOOK HANDLE
  • fixed minor glitch in full-page FCS mode

Change Log V. 1.1.0

  • Fixed animation of F-35B Lift Fan
  • Fixed animation of F-35B In-flight refuel probe
  • Added missing USAF roundels to 495th FS livery
  • Added missing USAF roundels to 356th FS livery
  • Changed custom fonts from OTF to TTF due to NanoVG incompatibility in SU10 preview
  • Draft implementation of full fly-by-wire/FCS flight model
  • Draft implementation of off-boresight HMD symbology (requires SU10)
  • Changes to arrestor hook logic for better compatibility with moving carriers
  • Draft implementation of TCAS / Air-to-air awareness (via WASM module):tracks are reported on TSD screens (PC only)
  • Fixed animation glitch on F-35B nozzle
  • Fixed bug causing incorrect toggling of autopilot modes on F-35 at approximately 20000 feet
  • Improvement to afterburner self-illuminating textures
  • Added VR stick entries (untested)

Change Log V. 1.1.1

  • Fixed bug preventing TACAN bearing to show in some instances
  • (PC only) Added “remove before flight” streamers and covers
  • Modified autopilot logic for less erratic behavior with the new flight model
  • Added Vermont ANG livery courtesy of Christoph Tantow
  • (SU10 and above) HMD “Off-Boresight” symbology now must be selected by the user in the MENU

Change Log V. 1.1.2

  • Fixed engine performance at high altitude for F-35A
  • Minor tweaks to supersonic drag to the F-35A
  • Fixed spelling error for Danish Air Force
  • Removed HOVER / V/S HOLD SUBMODE (useless in MSFS and causing multiple problems with FBW)
  • Minor tweak to HOVER logic to prevent non-zero target speed upon HOVER engagement
  • Minor tweak to HOVER logic to prevent forward motion when performing vertical takeoff
  • Modifications to autopilot code- Redone all thumbnails and added “thumnail_small.jpg” where missing
  • Added 58th FS livery courtesy of Christoph Tantow
  • Added VMFA-225 livery courtesy of Christoph TantowPC only (non-marketplace version):
  • Aircraft configuration can now be changed from the SMS pageXBox only:
  • Increased resolution of fuselage normal and composite textures Increased resolution of the textures in some areas of the cockpit

Change Log V. 1.1.3

  • Fixed incorrect fuel quantity on F-35C
  • Fixed incorrect range for F-35C in UI
  • Redone all thumbnails as wheelchocks were not compliant with Microsoft thumbnail policy
  • Change parking entry from “ANY” to “MIL_COMBAT”
  • Fixed conflict between “fuel and payload” menu and SMS page
  • Fixed incorrect illumination of covers and streamers

Change Log V. 1.1.15

  • – Minor tweaks to VMFA-225 livery
  • – Increased toe brakes effectiveness
  • – Tweaked differential braking
  • – Fixed HMD horizon (now -90 to +90 degrees, was -85 to +85)
  • – Fixed HMD waterline
  • – Added zenith/nadir symbols to HMD and EFIS
  • – Minor tweaks to drag coefficients at high Mach
  • – Minor adjustments to reference speeds
  • – Complete rework of flap dynamics, which should allow better behavior during landing and correct

APP mode functionality

  • – Minor tweak to canopy AO for F-35B model
  • – Fixed minor gaps in external 3D models
  • – Added multiple brightness levels to HMD and PCD
  • – Improved HMD Off-boresight limits
  • – Solved minor glitch in FAB bar
  • – Corrected HYDA and HYDB captions on ENG page
  • – Changed engine sound samples
  • – Implemented sonic boom and Mach cone
  • – Redone Mapping and materials of B variant to solve a minor AO glitch
  • – Redone afterburner sound and visual effects
  • – Fixed BOS switch animation
  • – (Very) minor fix to lif fan door geometry
  • – Added LH/RH captions on canopy actuators on F-35B (previously missing)
  • – Minor graphical optimization of F-35B and C models
  • – Manual moved to Docs folder in the main package folder (as opposed to the SimObjects)



Change Log 1.1.6

– Fixed minor geometry issue on F-35A model
– Fixed bug preventing fly-by-wire from working if flight is started cold and dark
– Minor tweaks to FLT files
– FCS RESET button now resets trims and controls surfaces


Change log 1.1.7

– Fixed duplicate geometry issue causing flickering of the PCD in the C variant
– Minor optimization to XML code (unnecessary code removed)
– Improved accuracy of distance measurement for TACAN stations
– Improved identification of TACAN stations

Available Only As Download

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Read the FlightSim.Com review

Versio: 1.1.5
Updated :Sep-13-2022
Size 1.77GB

2 reviews for IndiaFoxtEcho – F-35 Lightning II for MSFS

  1. Reid Rowan (verified owner)

    The most fun you can have in MSFS.

  2. Mike Wigley (verified owner)

    Great Aircraft, 3 Variants A, B and C and various Liveries. A/C handles well and the textures and modeling are spot on, no impact on FPS with a reasonable PC, obviously its not as functional as a DCS plane but still for a classified AC its still quite detailed. Sound is a little quiet but Developer is aware and set it to please everyone, there is an update coming 14.01.22 and India FoxtEcho provides good support for their AC’s, its also very reasonably priced.

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