IndiaFoxtEcho – T-45C Goshawk for MSFS


Publisher: IndiaFoxtEcho Visual Simulations
Date Added: Oct-08-2021
Updated: Sept-11-2022
Version: 1.2.6
File Size: 798 MB

SKU: IND-130 Category: Tags: ,

Compatible With:


The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) T-45 Goshawk is a highly modified version of the British BAE Systems Hawk land-based training jet aircraft. Manufactured by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) and British Aerospace (now BAE Systems), the T-45 is used by the United States Navy as an aircraft carrier-capable trainer.

The T-45 Goshawk has its origins in the mid-1970s, during which time the U.S. Navy formally commenced its search for a new jet trainer aircraft to serve as a single replacement for both its T-2 Buckeye and A-4 Skyhawk trainers.During 1978, the VTXTS advanced trainer program to meet this need was formally launched by the U.S. Navy. An Anglo-American team, comprising British aviation manufacturer British Aerospace (BAe) and American aircraft company McDonnell Douglas (MDC), decided to submit their proposal for a navalised version of the land-based BAE Systems Hawk trainer.


This T-45C model will only work with Microsoft Flight Simulator (aka Flight Simulator 2020)

Due to the high-detail model and textures, we suggest to use the T-45C on systems that meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • CPU: 3.5 GHz quad core processor or better
  • GPU: at least 4 GB dedicated memory, Nvidia 960 or better recommended
  • RAM: 8.0 GB minimum
  • Hard Disk: 1.8 GB required for installation

Product requires that the flight model is set to “modern”

Temporal anti-aliasing (TAA) must be turned off for optimal HUD readability

Version 1.2.0 – Major Code Update And Bug Fixing, X-Box Release

Note – starting from this released, the 3-digits system of MSFS is used for release numbering

  • Implemented Sim Update V Cockpit Interface
  • Replaced XML HUD with HTML5/JS HUD for clarity and compatibility
  • More accurate acceleration behavior at lower speeds
  • More accurate top speed
  • More realistic pitch trim behavior
  • Reworked indicated fuel flow calculations
  • Removed “Lite” option (not used by players and no significant performance increase after Sim Update V)
  • Implemented Sim Update V Wheels Special Effects
  • Fixed minor bug in GTS starter command
  • Improved HUD glass rendering
  • Fixed instruments HUD overlay (broken after SU5)
  • Added commanded heading marker to ADI (when no steering mode selected)
  • Added waypoint numbering in MFD HSI mode
  • Added Zulu time in MFD HUD mode
  • Added Ghost VV in MFD HUD mode
  • Added Nav Mode, Distance and TTS in MFD HUD mode
  • HUD Brightness control has now 10 settings
  • HUD Auto/Day knob selector now correctly reduces brightness at night if AUTO is selected
  • MFD BRT and CONT controls are now functional (although they basically both control brightness and self illumination)
  • Fixed minor bug in rear cockpit audio panel
  • Fixed information tags on several controls

Changelog v1.2.1

Version 1.2.1 – SU7 compatibility fix and other minor improvements:

  • Collimated HUD as per Sim Update 7
  • IFF knob now correctly sets transponder state (OFF-STBY-NORM)
  • Removed custom high-G sound effects
  • Radio volume knobs now work
  • Minimum speed displayed on the HUD is now correctly 50kts
  • Fixed HUD declutter conditions for heading caret
  • Added launch bar and tailhook code for USS Gerald Ford and other carriers*
  • Light test switch does not illuminate AOA indexer lights anymore
  • Improved roll rate and pitch authority
  • Draft implementation of VR stick handling (not granted to work)
  • Added SU7 low altitude dust effect

* code works as follows:
If launch bar is deployed and throttle is above 80%, a launch force will be generated (on any surface)
If tailhook is deployed, an arresting force will be generated upon touchdown (on any surface)

Changelog v1.2.2

Flight model tweaks, throttle lever fix and other improvements:

  • Further tweaks to roll rate and pitch authority
  • Fixed airspeed indicator colors (external view gauges)
  • Improved catapult launch code (now with hold back functionality)
  • Increased maximum HUD brightness for better daylight visibility
  • Redone all thumbnails with the new capture tool
  • Added reference to Asobo Common templates as workaround for generic throttle assignment not working
  • Added catapult launch and recovery sound effects
  • Updated marketplace product description
  • Cleanup of unused code code and files

Changelog v1.2.4

Minor update to support pure TACAN (non-VORTAC) stations and bug fixes.

  • Removed obsolete Javascript code for HUD collimation
  • Removed unused Javascript code for Flight Director functions
  • Removed unused Javascript code for Boeing FMA
  • Removed unused code for vertical speed indicator
  • Added partial support for true TACAN STATION (Bearing and distance)*
  • Reworked in-cockpit mouse areas for proper TACAN support
  • Fixed minor bug in ADI mode commanded heading cue
  • Fixed minor bug in HSI PLAN mode
  • Fixed minor bugs in sound package
  • Added missing radio tuning, TACAN tuning and remove before flight ribbons sound effects

Changelog V 1.2.5
Package and models restructured and optimized, HUD redone, misc improvements

  • Major reorganization of graphical assetss for efficiency
  • Major optimization of video memory footprint
  • Departure symbol added to HSI
  • Removal of unused texture files
  • Fixed miscellaneous typos in XML configuration
  • Removed unnecessary code in HUD XML script
  • Solved bug that prevented correct VOR/ILS knob operations in the backseat
  • Reworked electrical system
  • HUD completely redone for better code and proper collimation
  • HUD Bank indicator now flashes at 47.5° as per NATOPS
  • Added compatibility with Asobo aircraft carrier implementation
  • Tailhook lever now connected with TOGGLE TAIL HOOK lever command
  • Changed catapult assisted launch: it is now necessary to press the brakes and release them to launch
  • Changed launch and recovery code: will not work anymore on any surface,but will only work if the plane altitude is compatible with a carrier deck
  • Changed arrested landing dynamics to make it compatible with dynamic carriers

Changelog V 1.2.6
Minor update

  • Minor adjustment to arrestor hook position
  • Fixed incorrect entries in electrical system configuration
  • Minor improvements to arrestor hook logic
  • Fixed HUD BRT mouse controls (now Left Drag works, along with Wheel)
  • Added HUD brightness levels (15 levels now, were 10)

* – NOTE: TACAN panel will still behave primarily as a NAV2 receiver, however if tuned to a TACAN station (not a VORTAC) avionics will now display bearing and distance from the station. CDI information for true TACAN station may not be correctly supported at the moment.

Change Log: Version 1.2.7

Minor update
– Fixed HUD horizon scale (was -85 to +85 degrees, now -90 to +90 degrees)
– Fixed HUD waterline
– Added Zenith/Nadir symbols to HUD and ADI
– Redone ADI ladder graphics
– General clean up of Virtual Cockpit code
– Reworked Mouse area of EMER GEAR for better access to launch bar switch
– Modifications of Virtual Cockpit code for better compatibility with SU10 Beta
– Moved flight manual to “Docs” folder, as opposed to a SimObject subfolder

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