Aerosoft

English Electric Lightning F3 X for FSX/P3D

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition logoThis addon is compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator X. It should also work with Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition. Some developers have explicitly stated compatibilty with Steam Edition but others haven't. Check the product description below for guaranteed compatibility. Just because it doesn't mention it, this does not mean it will not work with the Steam Edition.
English Electric Lightning F3 X for FSX/P3D
Media Format
Immediate Download
Compatibility
Microsoft Flight Simulator X inc. Steam Edition & Prepar3D
File size
240 MB

The English Electric Lightning was designed in the late 1950`s as an interceptor. This class of aircraft had to have great speed and even better climb speed to intercept the Russian bombers before they could reach their targets. The Lightning most certainly is fast and was in fact the first aircraft that could do supercruise, meaning it could fly supersonic without the use of afterburner.

The F3 version in this product is not an easy aircraft to fly. It’s complex and full of systems you have to manage without the aid of modern electronics. Landing especially is hard as the landing speed is awfully high and there are many things you have to check.

Aircraft of this type are rare for Flight Simulator and we feel the Lightning fills a niche that needed filling.

Features:

  • Two models and 10 liveries included
  • Highly detailed and accurate modeling with specialized animations throughout
  • All instruments are faithfully reproduced in 3D
  • Advanced flight dynamics
  • Choice of Firestreak or Redtop missiles (or none)
  • Cockpit ladder and array of ground equipment
  • Customized taxi lights
  • Multi zoned dimmable cockpit lighting
  • More realistic brake chute by use of additional coding
  • Realistic in-flight refueling rate (Refueling can take place when set parameters are reached to simplify the task for the less experienced fliers)
  • Wing to wing fuel transfer
  • Aerosoft Sound Module that adds sound to switches, controls and events for a more immersive environment. Engine sounds recorded during ground runs at the LPG (Lightning Preservation Group)
  • Navigation in Direct TACAN and ILS modes (VOR/TACAN conversion card included)
  • Full Autopilot and Flight Director
  • Radar showing coastlines, runways and/or air traffic
  • Many special effects including engine start, engine fires and day and night reheat etc
  • Ejection sequence (for when things go badly wrong)
  • Extensive documentation with authentic Flight Reference Cards for Normal and Emergency procedures, and a set of Pilots notes all reproduced from the service Air Publications, and a manual to explain specific usages in the simulator
  • Bonus model of a Mk1A/2 exterior included especially for repainters (74 and 56 Firebirds Sqn. liveries) Note:- External model only, VC remains Mk3
  • TacPack compatible

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