B-45 Tornado for FSX1 reviews
The B-45 Tornado is a name that many people will be familiar with due to its reputation during the Second World War. It's an aircraft that commands a real presence and strength that is hard to match for its era, and although it eventually was phased out entirely it was limited service beyond the Second World War. Read more...
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X inc. Steam Edition
- File size
- 216 MB
During that period, though, it was quite comfortably one of the most effective and challenging fighters of its ear.
The large aircraft was a brilliant jet-bomber hybrid, and with this package you get to finally test out that kind of strength and versatility for yourself.
A whole range of excellent high-detail texture packages have been included, with different model variations added in for ease of use and management, as well as extra choice when trying to find the best look for your own flight style. The extra liveries included are;
- 47th BW, RAF Sculthorpe, England
- 3200th PTG
- 422nd BS, Langley AFB, VA
- 91st SRG, Barksdale AFB, LA
- 91st SRG, Lockbourne AFB, OH
- 91st SRG, RAF Sculthorpe, England
- Royal Air Force (Black Ops), RAF Sculthorpe, England
Variety is the spice of life and in this package you will get access to both versions of this aircraft. This means that now you can fly both the RB-45C reconnaissance equivalent, as well as the brilliant B-45A bomber edition. This gives you unprecedented control over not only the kind of aircraft that you will be taking to the skies in, but its general attributes. Getting used to this makes it really easy for pilots to start understanding how to best take things forward in terms of their personal style
Both editions of the aircraft have been worked on specifically to ensure that they deliver the right kind of flight dynamics and performance, too. This means that both comes with unique flight dynamics and fuel arrangements, as well as many other smaller adjustments, to help make this more than just a skin change. This brings the depth and detail of the aircraft, as well as their general flight attributes, to the surface for maximum enjoyment
The texture sets included in this package really do need to be seen to be believed. They come with a hugely impressive range of design and depth in every last rivet and bolt, managing to capture the reflective metal of the real aircraft. Each included texture is a brilliant 2048-pixel design that manages to offer unique specifications and bump mapping. When added onto these awesome models, the entire package looks as realistic as it can
The included models are fully FSX native so you can expect them to work completely. Everything on the hood has been updated, improved, changed and optimized to make sure that it all comes together and looks as authentic as it possibly can. This ensures the models are realistic and free of any crashes or technical problems other models may have
The bomber version comes with an outstanding range of firepower equipped, with a 1000lb free-fall bomb loadout being added. Although combat functions are not available, this gives you an appreciation of the change in weight and flight style that is required when you carrying such an engaging and useful weapon. You'll be able to fully appreciate the nuances in flying with and without bombs equipped
The bomb bay doors, though, are fully operational and can be opened up with just a few simple clicks of the mouse. Likewise, the crew hatches and ladders are fully animated and this makes it much easier for you to control the aircraft but also to feel as if you are within something truly exciting and engaging along the way. It makes the whole aircraft feel a bit more alive, and enjoyable to be inside
Realistic crew members have been included to add yet more life and depth to the location, ensuring that the whole thing can materialize and create an exciting and engaging design of the interior. Now, you'll have active members working on specific parts of the flight, all equipped in correct gearing. This makes it much easier to fall into line with the whole simulation and also makes it much easier to get the sense of realism
The virtual cockpit has been changed and improved to the point of almost being unrecognizable. Now, you will get access to a fully customized and unique virtual cockpit that manages to gives you all of the control you could need to fly an aircraft with efficiency an ease. New gauges and controls are added into make the whole process as easy as possible, giving you an ease of management across the board with flight controls
This new cockpit addition also includes a rear seat that comes with gauges and controls, as well as things like bomb aimer position spaces and a walkway. This makes it easy to see the whole interior of such a deadly aircraft and will let you fully appreciate how they work and the general manner of how something like this would be able to fly originally
A brilliantly illustrated user manual has been included in an easy to read PDF format. Not sure where to go or what to say? Then you'll find that the depth and the detail included in this usual manual will make it easy to get to grips with even the most challenging aspects of flying the Tornado inside a flight simulator
Got a creative side to yourself? Then why not use the brilliant PhotoShop paint kits? These will make it much easier for you to start managing and changing the aircraft to fit your own creative needs. It also makes getting control of the whole thing on your terms much easier
Soundsets created by the brilliant Sonic Solutions have been included to really catch that detail and that depth needed in the cockpit. These soundsets will boom through the aircraft realistically, capturing the right kind of sounds along the way and making sure the whole thing sounds as realistic as possible
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 1 customer reviews
5/5 Verified Purchase
interesting and very well realized Aircraft, working very well on P3D V4 also, nice!
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