B-36 Peacemaker for FSX/FS20042 reviews
This awesome package recreates the famous B-36 Peacemaker, which is rather ironic given the incredible raw power that it brought to the table. The aircraft itself was known as a MegaBomber at the time due to its sheer size and the range of power that it brings to the table here. Read more...
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X & Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
- File size
- 27 MB
Likewise, the enormous nature of its size and the power of its engines means that you really do feel like you are using a flying fortress with fantastic power and strength, combined with a really surprising quality and top speed! You'll be positively surprised when you try this aircraft out.
In this remake, you'll have all the help that you need in getting into the cockpit and enjoying yourself moving forward. Given that it comes with 19ft propellers and six engines there is a chance that you've never flown anything quite as dramatic and as powerful as this. With so many smaller features such as crew trainers and other additions, this makes the B-36 a little easier to get to grips with.
If you are interested in seeing what the aircraft of the 1940s looked like then you should really consider giving this a try to see how bombers originally worked.
This packages comes equipped with both the B-36B and the B-36H exterior models. The models are slightly different in various smaller ways, but arguably the most important part of the new features that are included is that only the H model is making use of the jet engines this comes equipped with
Likewise, the full FSX model comes with all of the required features and additions installed. This includes new graphical features such as self-shadowing, bloom textures and bump mapping. Together, this creates a hugely enjoyable and attractive style that is supremely easy to deal with constantly
The textures created to use with this also have a massive range of detail on them, with two high-detail SAC bare-metal and magnesium reflective texture sets being added in. This means that you can get the shine and the style that you expected to have with a package like this
Full soundsets are included which come with a hugely unique range of sounds included throughout. From a prop and jet mix that is based upon the recordings of the real thing to get the sound as spot on as it possibly can be, this creates a truly realistic audio experience
The virtual cockpit has been modified, improved and updated constantly to ensure that it works as authentically as it possibly can. The cockpit is loaded with mousable controls and new animations that can you can see unfold in front of you when you ask the aircraft to carry out tasks
The bombardier's area is included within the virtual cockpit which is, without a doubt, one of the most important additions. This aircraft is well known for its power and its propensity up in the air so this does a great job of pointing that out and making it easy to spot
The flight model also comes with many little features and additions that help to ramp up the realism and make the whole experience a little bit more enjoyable than it may have once been. The model comes with various other little additions such as an illustrated checklist to follow
Retractable gun turrets that can be brought up, with three pairs in total making up the aircraft and providing it with the depth and span that it has. The aircraft, though, has to be watched carefully and adjusted as you fly as the guns obviously affect your overall weight levels
The bomb bay comes with a textures interior that has been worked on for hours on end to try and make it look as authentic as it possibly can. Naturally, this looks great and this makes it look much more enjoyable to hop into than it would have been in the past
The undercarriage fo the aircraft has been reworked and remastered to fit with the needs of the current model, ensuring that it has an animated and detailed structure underneath that closely resembles the design of the real thing, giving you another nice touch of realism to enjoy seeing
5 awesome crew figures have been made up, all standing there in their official SAC clothing. Each of these members of the team are fully togglable, making it nice and easy for you to choose if the aircraft is going to be as heavily populated as you wanted it to be
Awesome smoke effects that have been made after hours of editing, rendering and mixing to try and make the smoke look the best that it possibly can. With new automated smoke effects, you can really get that feeling of true power and strength coming from your aircraft in abundance
2D panels are created from scratch are used in the design with XML gauges, customized pop-ups and night illumination included to ensure that you have power, access and visibility at all times. A lot of the time these have fully mousable and easy to control selections that you can use
Lower-poly AI models are included to ensure that the aircraft can fly around when you are using something else without draining the depth and detail of your simulation experience. With a lower-res model for the AI to use you can see it flying around without feeling that it's out of place
Awesome .PSD layered textures files are provided if you are someone who is into the editing and changing side of things. If you are then you will simply love using this feature as it allows those with a bit of artistic flair to make up their own designs easily
New landing lights are included that look outstanding and give you much better visibility than they would have previously. Added in together, this does make it incredibly simple to start managing and looking after yourself when you are trying to land the aircraft in the early hours of the morning!
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
5/5 Verified Purchase
Wonderful - well built, excellent handling - very detailed. By the way - a great, even awesome engine sounds.
If this included the XC-99 I would buy it for twice the price.
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