Gulfhawk II for FSX/P3D

Gulfhawk II for FSX/P3D5.0/5 1 reviews

In the 1930s the Grumman Aircraft Company was looking for ways to promote its new line of fast bi-plane fighter-bombers, so in 1936 an F3F-1 was specially modified for high-stress manoeuvring and aerobatics, and equipped with a 1,000hp Wright Cyclone engine. The standard F3F-1 of the period had a two-blade propeller but the new aircraft was fitted with a three-blade Hamilton Standard propeller of 9ft diameter. With this power plant on board the aircraft could achieve speeds of close to 300 mph and could climb at 2,000 feet per minute. Impressive performance for 1936! Delivered to the Gulf Oil Company, the aeroplane was flown extensively by Major Al Williams, Gulf’s chief test pilot, to demonstrate the new techniques employed in tactical dive-bombing. Dubbed ‘Gulfhawk II’, the aircraft and its pilot toured the USA and Europe demonstrating high-speed aerobatics and precision flying. In 1943, the duo was requested by General ‘Hap’ Arnold to make a three-month tour of US airfields to demonstrate airmanship and precision flying. The aircraft made its last demonstration flight in 1948 before being retired to the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. The glossy, brightly painted orange machine still hangs there as a reminder of those barnstorming days. The F3F-1 evolved into the F3F-3 and became the Navy’s last biplane fighter. It was used to train many of the young pilots destined to become aces in the Second World War. Read more...

Media Format
Immediate Download
Compatibility
Microsoft Flight Simulator X inc. Steam Edition & Prepar3D (including v4)
File size
80 MB
Developer
Just Flight
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  • All new hi-fidelity model with superb detail including modelled rivets and overlapping panels
  • Beautifully detailed nine-cyclinder Wright Cyclone engine
  • Brilliant stereo sound pack includes the ‘stutter start’ of the big Cyclone radial
  • Many unique animations include vibrating exhausts and authentic gear retraction
  • Authentic animated VC
  • Accurate flight dynamics
  • Fully detailed and animated cockpit in exterior model
  • Cockpit sounds such as switches, knobs and levers
  • ‘Sunsplinter’ effects on Perspex
  • In-game options - configuration panel allows for seat height adjustment and view angles in the VC and the removal of the pilot when on the ground
  • Choice of electric or cartridge starts
  • PDF manual
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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.

Trusted by thousands of flight simmers worldwide, Just Flight is a household name in flight simulation.

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Rated 5.0/5.0 based on 1 customer reviews

03/11/2016
5/5 Verified Purchase
5 of 5 Stars!

Very good aircraft model with loving attention to detail and it flies very well !!!

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