Gloster Javelin – FSX
For FSX and FS2004 only
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As Great Britain’s first twin-engined, delta-winged interceptor, the Gloster Javelin served with Britain’s Royal Air Force in the late 1950s and most of the 1960s. Its distinctive T-tail made it easy to spot, and its piercing sound made it even easier to hear. A 1947 Air Ministry requirement for a high-performance night fighter resulted in orders for prototypes of two competing designs, the Gloster GA.5 and the de Havilland DH.110. The Gloster design proved simpler and cheaper to build and thus received approval. The aircraft first flew on 26 November 1951. By 1956, the plane had advanced to the FAW.7 variant, which finally met the specifications of the original Air Ministry requirement, and became the definitive version of the aircraft. A grand total of 427 Javelins were produced, with the final variant, the FAW.9, being the most numerous. By 1964, just four squadrons were using the aircraft, it being eclipsed by the march of time and technology.
- multiple-variant package:
- FAW.9, XH770/K, 11 Sqn, Geilenkirchen (Germany) 1964 (4 Firestreaks)
- FAW.9R, XH887, 64 Sqn, Tengah (Singapore) 1966 (2 Firestreaks, 2 tanks)
- FAW.9, XH898, 228 OCU, Leuchars (clean)
- FAW.9, XH897, A&AEE, Boscombe Down (clean)
- FAW.5, XA699, 5 Sqn, Laarbruch, 1961 (clean)
- full FSX version includes bump-mapping, self-shadowing & reflective bloom.
- high-detail textures
- realistic soundset
- authentic virtual cockpit
- authentic all-xml 2D panel, custom pop-ups for autopilot and radios, fully mousable
- manually-controlled afterburner visual effect with corresponding performance boost (not on FAW.5)
- animated speedbrakes
- animated canopy (shift-e)
- highly authentic, thoroughly-researched flight model with checklist
- VC rain effects (FS2004 only)
- realistic crew figures (togglable)
- automatic smoke trail effect
- working taxi and recognition lights