- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X
- File size
- 115.2 MB
In this excellent package, you will gain access to a range of various US Navy boats. These Destroyer Class naval units are some of the most revered in recent US history, and offer a large change to some of the more vulnerable boats that came before them. For FSX users, the possibilities are now there for you to take off into the skies and see the world of FSX from a whole new perspective. With the help of this package, you’ll gain access to;
- The USS Gridley (DDG-101)
- The USS Sampson(DDG-102)
- The USS Sterett (DDG-104)
- The DDG-100 boat, used by the AI at all times
However, this isn’t just four big templates stuck into the water and left to be incredibly basic. Each naval unit that you now have access to is effective and built upon their real thing, making it so much easier for you to get involved with the boats themselves and find a whole new level of entertainment from FSX.
Moreover, the main thing that is brought to the table with the help of this package is the realism and the accuracy within everything from the models to the armaments that each boat comes with. If you are interested in finding out what each boat is about and how they actually perform within FSX, then this package will give you the most accurate recreation of either of these aircraft yet. It’s a truly exciting and enjoyable part of the FSX experience and offers something new, something even more challenging than flying an aircraft at times!
Additionally, you’ll gain access to professional documentation which actively spells out everything that you could possibly need to know about these naval units as well as what makes them so incredibly popular with people from all across the globe. With these guides, you’ll be able to learn all of the main procedures as well as the most telling statistics about these boats.
The USS Gridley was the fourth to take the same name, and was also the 51st Arleigh Burke-class destroyer to be enlisted into the US Navy. It was a stunning 155.3m in length, with a 20m beam and 9.4m draught. It was moved by using four general electric LM2500-30 gas turbines as well as 20 shafts. With a speed of around 56kph, despite carrying more than 300 people onboard, this ensured that the Gridley was a sturdy and challenging boat that would make it really difficult for people to catch up with in naval terms.
The Gridley was extremely well-equipped, too, with various vertical launch systems and ballistic missile launchers such as RIM-66 SM-2 and BGM-109 Tomahawk missiles ready to be deployed whenever they were needed. It also carried two SH-60 Sea Hawk choppers, making it a useful part of the military force for the US Navy as it offered minimal transport as well as significant naval firepower.
The USS Sampson is also an Arleigh Burke-class Destroyer, and was first brought to existence in 2002 – it was the fourth ship to have the name USS Sampson, named after the famous Rear Admiral William T. Sampson. This was a hugely celebrated piece of military creation, bringing a fresh level of strength to the US Navy at the time. Although it holds the same size and proportions as the USS Gridley, it also manages to house a minimally larger crew of 383 and carried some more impressive firepower. Its typical gun firepower, for example, was upgraded to 4 x 12.7mm guns as well as 2 x 25mm gungs, and one large 62mm gun to accompany its wide barrage of missiles.
This naval unit was a mild improvement over the 101, and offered slightly more firepower although it required slightly more men. It was, however, only capable of hitting slightly lower speeds of up to 55 km/h, as opposed to the more impressive 56 km/h offered by the 101.
The USS Sterett, though, was the most recent addition to the grouping after being brought in slightly later than the DDG-102. Started in September 2002, this was “christened” in 2007 and afterwards has become a far more important part of the US Navy in the many years to come. It was the fourth ship in the US Navy to have this name, taking it from the naval officer Andrew Sterett who fought in both the Quasi-War and the Barbary Wars.
An Arleigh-Burke class destroyer like its colleagues above, it has many of the same attributes. It holds a crew of around 348 and also manages to fit some extra firepower on there in the mark of 2 x Mk46 triple-torpedo tubes. It also carries two Sea Hawks like the Destroyers above, but other than that it features many of the same features as its predecessors. That being said, the Sterett is arguably the most famous of the three as it was the only one to serve in official conflict with Somalian Pirates, during a negotiation for US hostages in February 2011. As you may imagine, it passed with flying colors!
A massive range of moving parts that is always active on the boats, including minor details such as doors, nobs, throttles and steering wheels right through to the larger parts of the boat such as masts, gangways, hangars, radars, windshield wipers and even launcher flaps. Everything moves and is made to come to life in the most stunning detail possible
Realistic texture that follow the look and feel of each boat perfectly, capturing their essence in the most effective way possible
Controlled animations on a massive range of features such as anchors, lights, engines, speed, gangways, helipads, and all launchers and cannons
A 3D cockpit with full equipment, 20 different cameras, and a fully designed interior model that is faithful to each and every model that you are using
A one-touch starter that makes speeding up the deployment of your ship so much quicker than even some planes are capable of
Detailed documentation for helping you get to grips with each model in no time at all
Various missile weapons that make it so much easier to open fire and deliver the damage you intended to in the first place – fully animated weaponry has been included, also