F-117A Stealth Fighter for FSX/FS20041 reviews
One of the most enjoyable aspects of the flight simulators out there is the sheer wealth of aircraft that you get to choose from. The come in all sizes, styles and eras to give you an incredible balance of products to choose from. However, one thing that is absent from the series in abundance is military-grade aircraft, specifically the F-117A Stealth Fighter. Read more...
- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X & 2004
- File size
- 57 MB
- Just Flight
As one of the most secretive projects of all time, it’s got an incredible reputation as one of the most powerful of the Lockheed designs over the years. The first equivalent, the Nighthawk, was released in 1981 and since then it was seen as a considerable and key part of the military aviation scene until it was retired in 2008. It played a significant role in taking on the development of military grade aircraft significantly, and it’s success in the battlefield is shown only by the one loss that was ever recorded – during the conflicts in Yugoslavia.
The F-117A Stealth Fighter
It’s life was shrouded in secrecy, and it actually operated for an incredible seven years before anyone outside of “the know” even knew that it existed! It’s still incredibly powerful by modern standards and despite being retired, you can boom from part of the globe to the next with unbelievable speed.
If you want to undertake some covert ops around the globe in a rapidly fast, almost impossible to detect aircraft then this is the one for you. It’s insanely powerful, and this recreation gives you that same impression – it blows away traditional civic aircraft for power and speed. It was the very first aircraft ever completed that utilized low-observable stealth technology. Capable of entering fortified enemy airspace, this was one of the most significant technological advancements ever made in aviation history.
It can go where it wants, and you can take it there with ease, and its bizarre shape gives you something entirely new to play with when you are in the skies. This recreation of the F-117A is the perfect re-crafting of one of the most impressive aircraft of its time, and gives you immense detail in terms of design style, function and performance.
With hours of footage researched and reviewed, the shape and style matches its real-life equivalent, as does the features provided inside. If you’ve always wondered what the incredible power behind an F-117A Stealth Fighter would feel like then you have the ultimate chance to try it out here. It’s been built on genuine and authentic features and information, using official documentation to create the fairest simulation that you will possibly find for a stealth bomber.
Faithfully designed to fit the most modern style of design within the flight simulator world, this uses high resolution textures that were created from scratch to ensure that the aircraft looks at its very best
Unique flight dynamics that were created after going through more than 50 hours worth of professional simulation testing – this means that you get something that comes with the approval of experienced and knowledgeable stealth fighter pilots in a simulation environment, giving you unprecedented realism
A huge degree of work has went into the animation of the aircraft, making sure that everything from the wheels of the aircraft to the steering and gear locks are turn and move as they would in real life. This makes the inside of the aircraft feel far more alive than ever before, giving you a much more balanced and authentic experience
The inside and outside of the aircraft have been modeled by using authentic mechanism ideals, and using real-life examples to see just how everything moves and operates. The end result is an aircraft that is strikingly realistic and carries all of the trademarks that you would look for in a specific recreation of a stealth bomber
Opening canopy allows you to get an even better view in both virtual cockpit and spot views, allowing you to maximize your vision and improve your ability to see all around you in a more limited viewpoint than third-person
Radio antennas that will become active should your radio come under use, as well as a drag chute that can be used to land even more accurately from before – these small features give you even more realism when you are in communication, or when you first land back at the airport
Engine blow-in doors that sit atop of the engine will automatically start to open should you go beyond a specific speed limit – this allows for even more elite level flying and pulling off extensive maneuvers in the air, allowing you to have incredible freedom over your own simulation experience. This gives you the full power and control of the real thing – so go nuts and enjoy!
Five unique liveries included to give you a design that fits your own specific favorite form of the aircraft – using realistic imagery to give you the same designs that have been legitimately used in real-life in the past you can further the realism of our flight experience even further
Unique 3D model designed from scratch by experts who come with years of experience in creating aircraft models. Having researched the design style for many hours, this is the birthchild of many hours of hard work, editing, upgrading and editing to create the perfect replica of the world’s first stealth fighter. Even the smallest details and specs have been added in to make sure that the aircraft looks just as it should
High-resolution spoilers included to give you everything from external markings and badges included on the aircraft, all perfectly readable even when flying at rapid speeds. Gives you even more realism in terms of the style of the aircraft
Design matched by the immense functionality of the aircraft – you can see a marked difference between the characteristics of the bomber, and a typical civic plane of the same size. Give yourself the opportunity to feel an aircraft that has been honed and modeled on the real-life knowledge & experience of stealth bomber experts
Port bomb bay has been specifically painted in the way that the aircraft were painted during Operation Desert Storm to give you an even more nostalgic feel to flying one of the most legendary aircraft of all time
Realistic sheen effect added to the frame to give the aircraft the same amazing shine that is has in real-life – this has been included to help include theradar-absorbent material that makes up the aircraft so that you can feel as authentic as possible
Hundreds of minor additions like cockpit buttons and techniques to use that help mimic the real performance of a F-117A stealth fighter. Additionally, unique features have been included to give you the most realistic animations possible so that the aircraft feels and look as good as it actually flies
Complete re-design of the effects system on the aircraft. Engine exhausts shimmer now, smoke bellows from the engines as they hit high speeds and you can really see every little tweak on the aircraft coming to life as it would do in real life. This is the result of many hours put into the design process to make sure that this represents the real thing as closely as it possibly can
Watch your jet react to the vortex and the wing vapor according to the G forces around you, a feature rarely found in any other flight simulation experience for an incredible level of exposure and realism
Hugely re-worked cockpit area that looks and feels like the real thing – a self-illuminated cockpit with every feature that the simulation can legitimately handle. Bright and/or luminous gauges make it easy to see everything that is going on in front of you when flying the aircraft, so that you can easily manage and balance performance to get to your destination in good time but with adequate resources left
Make your flights as easy as possible with a wealth of high-end navigation equipment found within the cockpit. Makes flying around at full power with the parts you aren’t sure of managed for you. This improves the overall capacity of your flight experience as the learning curve is significantly reduced. You can take on all the features yourself or use an intelligent and activate cockpit to manage the aircrafts more difficult situations for you. This creates a far more balanced flight for everyone who wants to try out the aircraft
Designed in a way that means everyone can balance and enjoy their flights, this is the perfect tool for anyone that has an interest in military aircraft but will never get the chance to try one out for real.
As one of the most important and technologically innovative creations of aviation history, this is the best place to get started for any traditional simulation fan who wants to try something a little different from passenger liners. There’s nothing more enjoyable than shooting through the skies completely undetected in one of the most advanced aircraft that was ever created!
About Just Flight
Based in the United Kingdom, Just Flight, owned by Mastertronic Group has been in the simulation business since the early days of FS2000. Developing in-house creations and publishing flight sim add-ons from third-party developers for various platforms including MSFS, X-Plane, and Prepar3D.
Their latest focus has been on the next-gen platforms including P3Dv5 and Microsoft's latest flight simulator, MSFS (2020) release.
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Rated 4.0/5.0 based on 1 customer reviews
4/5 Verified Purchase
It's actually a pretty good aircraft, but there are some control issues. Some of the assignments seem a little counter intuitive. For example, the spoiler controls deploy the ordinance doors, which seems unusual for a flight control surface. The flaps controls open the blow-in doors. The aircraft also lacks a user manual, which makes learning the aircraft's basic operations of takeoff and landing a little difficult. I found that this aircraft needs a longer runway to land, and I don't know how much of it is due to my technique and how much is due to the intrinsic flight characteristics of the aircraft.
That said, it's still a great plane to fly once you get it in the air. The virtual cockpit works really well with FlyInside, so I can use it with my Oculus Rift and just be in the air. Again, though, I could use an instruction manual so I can get a rundown on these controls.
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