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Virtavia – Douglas F4D Skyray for FSX

$11.50

Publisher: Virtavia
Date Added: Oct-20-2018
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File Size: 33.8 MB

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Description

Virtavia Douglas F4D Skyray – FSX

For FSX and FS2004 only

Get the FSX Steam Edition version of the Virtavia – F4D Skyray FSX Steam Edition here.

The Douglas Skyray was on the cutting edge of aircraft design when first conceived in 1947, after winning a competition for a delta-wing Navy fighter. In 1948, Douglas Aircraft contracted to build the F4D-1, with the first flight of a production model taking place in 1954. Known as the ‘ten-minute killer’, the aircraft broke five world records in the time-to-altitude category and exceeded Mach 1 in level flight. In 1953, the Skyray shared honors with North America’s Super Sabre in being awarded the prestigious Collier Trophy. In the late 1950s, an F4D1-equipped squadron was recognized as the top interceptor squadron in the North American Air Defense Command, an area previously dominated by Air Force aircraft. In all, Douglas produced 421 Skyrays, including two XF4D prototypes. The last of the type left the El Segundo, California, plant in December, 1958. It was designated the F-6A in 1963 and served both Marine and Navy carrier squadrons until early 1964.

Features

  • 4 high-detail texture sets:
    • VF-213 “Blacklions”
    • VF-23 “Vigilantes”
    • VMF(AW)-542 “Tigers”
    • VMF(AW)-115 “Silver Eagles”
  • full native FSX model available with all FSX features (bump mapping, self-shadowing, bloom, etc.)
  • FSX model includes VC self-shadowing (effect requires FSX SP2, DX10 preview mode)
  • 4 loadout variations, including ‘clean’
  • authentic virtual cockpit with animations and mousable controls
  • authentic all-xml 2D panel, custom pop-ups for autopilot and radios, fully mousable
  • automatic (on throttle) afterburner visual effect with corresponding performance boost
  • animated wingfold, tailhook, speedbrakes and ‘beaver tail’
  • animated canopy (shift-e)
  • highly authentic flight model with checklist
  • VC rain effects (FS2004 only)
  • simulated ‘radar’ type gauge (FS2004 only)
  • realistic, animated crew figure
  • automatic smoke trail effect
  • working landing lights
  • paint kit available on freeware page

 

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