B-29A Superfortress for FSX2 reviews
The idea of the Flying Fortress has been in the world of aviation for some time, but many will never have had the chance to see one of these in action. With this model of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, though, you'll finally get to see the range and power that we had even back in the Second World War! Read more...
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X all versions inc. Steam Edition
- File size
- 402 MB
An all-purpose war machine capable of obliterating even the most challenging and entrenched of locations, this super bomber was a favorite of the military class back in the day and served as a key part of the battles both in the war and afterwards, as the US battled with the Koreans amongst other enemies.
Now, with this mod, you can get to see why the Superfortress made such a telling difference to the outcome of battles, with this package perfectly encapsulating the strength and power that it brought to the table.
This package comes with the fully equipped standard B-291A and the Enola Gray equivalent included. With the early and late variations of the aircraft included, you can make sure you have the version of the Superfortress that you were hoping for. The whole thing comes together in the most sublime fashion, really capturing the style and format of the real aircraft, giving you the look, scale and detail of the real thing
Every texture used in this design has been created to make sure that it fully captures the array of detail and the style of the original aircraft itself. The stunning, bare-metal design carries the same colors and depths of the real thing, whilst also simultaneously managing to make it all blend in through the use of outstanding textures designs, with 2048-pixel texture sets included to make it all work together in genuine harmony. Lastly, everything included in the texture sets has been bump-mapped to ensure that it carries the right kind of look and texture when compared with the original
Also included in this package is a totally working virtual cockpit. This is complete with all of the extra workable gauges and controls that you could possibly need to ensure that when you are up in the air you have no worries or concerns about how your aircraft is going to handle itself. In short, the whole thing manages to make flying feel so much safe and to make you feel that you're in control
The Engineer's Station has also been included, which has been designed to provide you with an accurate and realistic recreation of this vital facility. Everything has been designed to match the real-life engineer's station of the real aircraft, ensuring that authenticity and attention to detail can be at their best
Makes use of the original FSX models to make sure it carries that depth and detail that is needed in any good range of models. Makes the perfect ally for anyone looking to see what the original model can look like when it's provided with professional textures and stylistic additions
New animations are added in to make sure the whole thing works together and looks excellent, ensuring the whole aircraft feels alive and gives you the right kind of feeling. When using this aircraft you should notice the various doors in the aircraft are fully animated, alongside the bomb load
Customized start-up smoke bellows out of the aircraft as you would expect when something so clearly monstrous is turned on. This looks excellent and really captures the depth and detail of the real thing right the way through, managing to really make sure it looks the part, further enhancing realism
Not got enough realism going on here? Then give yourself the help that you need with the addition of the brilliant animated realistic crew. These crew figures all look brilliant, and move around as if they are involved in the running and management of the system you are flying in. Not only does this look excellent, but it adds a nice little layer of realism to proceedings. The flight gears that are included are also excellent, ensuring that you get an even greater sense of the scope involved with this
This comes with 8 unique texture sets that look outstanding, all provided using realistic detail and the precise graphical nature of the real texture. None of the liveries included will feel awkward or challenging in any fashion, including the 2 Korean War equivalents that look perfect in terms of capturing the color and the design etched on the aircrafts side
Amazing sound sets created from scratch are added in to make sure that the whole aircraft sound and feels alive; these sounds emanate from the aircraft perfectly and capture that feeling perfectly. The whole sounds about as authentic as it comes, with all sounds captured and optimized by the brilliant Sonic Solutions team
Fancy yourself as a bit of a painting expert? Then you should fire up your Photoshop application and give the paintkit files a whirl! With various layers to pick from and the chance to mess around with it in any way that you wish, you'll find this is the perfect way to test our your artistic qualities whilst getting to have a fair amount of fun at the same time
No 2D panels are provided with this package, though, as they are all instead replaced by the intricate and detailed addition of the real 3D panels with this mod. Virtavia take great care and precision when creating virtual cockpits and this uses mostly 3D designs, with no additional 2D panels being provided
Not sure what to do when you are working away? Then you should always turn to the brilliant illustrated user manual. Provided in an easy to read PDF format, you'll find plenty of pages of awesome information, advice, tips and facts about how to get the most out of your time in the cockpit of an aircraft like this. Together with the manual, you should have no problems hitting the right mark and flying around properly!
Founded in 1999 by Phil Perrott and originally named Alphasim who developed freeware aircraft for FS2004/FSX. Now rebranded as Virtavia who now publish payware add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator X and Prepar3D based on the old heavily modified Alphasim stock.
Virtavia has a focus on military aircraft add-ons compatible with FSX, Prepar3D, and X-Plane. Focusing on historic and modern military aircraft, their add-ons have been well received by flight sim pilots and rated highly.
SimShack stock the entire range of Virtavia add-ons and continue to list any new versions or releases announced by Virtavia.
Rated 5.0/5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
I've bought this plane because it's my favorite plane. I enjoy flying the plane and I think Virtavia did a good job on it. I have one problem though but that problem is minor. The front landing gear does not fully match the b-29. But other then that I recommend this.
5/5 Verified Purchase
Seems a well designed payware aircraft which I admit I bought while on sale. Is fun and easy enough to fly. A realistic portrayal of a historic plane.
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