Hawker Hunter for FSX/FS20041 reviews
As an aircraft with even a rather vicious sounding name, the Hawker Hunter is an aircraft that commands a tremendous level of respect - and fear - among those who have taken part in flying one in the past. Given its incredibly propensity for danger and damage, the Hunter has been an aircraft that military members have relied upon to back them up and keep them safe for over fifty years. Read more...
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X & Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
- File size
- 90 MB
The HH first started flying in 1951 and since then it has gone down in folklore as one of the most attractive and innovative jets of its era. With a reliable combat record that has seen it come out the victor far more times than it has been defeated, the Hawker Hunter still to this day acts as a member of the RAF and has provided effective and reliable fire support and protection for others across so many different warzones.
The aircraft, then, gets a huge amount of love from this package. In this package you will be coming across a whole range of different services and features that have been faithfully recreated just as they would have been if you were to be sitting in the cockpit of the real thing.
The Hawker Hunter may be a bit of a relic by today's eras and strengths but it is still an incredibly powerful piece of hardware that has served in various different battles and incidents. For that reason alone, the Hawker Hunter is one of the most important aircraft of recent times.
With this package, then, you can test out one of the most ambitious and enjoyable projects that has ever been taken with regards to making the Hawker Hunter stand out from the crowd. This package, for both FS2004 and FSX, is the perfect addition for any military fans flight simulation experience.
An incredible depth of detail and understanding throughout that manages to really capture the design of the Hunter itself. There are seven unique models included with eight stunning texture sets, all created to make sure it manages to capture the most intricate detail possible;
- Hunter F.6, 111 Sqn RAF, 'Black Arrows'
- Hunter FGA.9, 45 Sqn RAF
- Hunter F.6, 92 Sqn RAF
- Hunter FGA.9, 20 Sqn RAF
- Hunter Mk.58A, J-4030, Patrouille Suisse, c.1991
- Hunter F.6A, 19 Sqn RAF
- Hunter Mk.58A, '29', Royal Swedish Air Force
- Hunter F.6, 92 Sqn RAF, 'Blue Diamonds'
All of these fantastic recreations are included to ensure that the entire flight process can be as simple and as enjoyable as it possibly can be. The entire aim of what is included in here, too, is to retain the levels of accuracy that are required when trying to make such an engaging and unique aircraft stand out.
Created for full compatibility with FSX in any of its formats, ensuring that you can get full usage of your system whether you are using FSX SP1 or the Acceleration add-on. All of this, when added together and used in conjunction with one another, ensures that you will be left with a clear and easy way to use this
Various new features have been included to the model and to ensure that accuracy, depth and detail can be the winners on the day. This package looks to concentrate on things such as the shadowing, with VC self-shadowing being included in this to ensure that the aircraft looks the very best that it can. This needs to have DX10 preview mode working with SP2 to function, though
Extra attention to detail on the "little things" that really do help to make all of the difference, with things like engine covers, ladders and warning tags are all included with the tailhook command. This makes it even more realistic and ensures the entire process feels incredibly busy
Speedbrake animations will only work when the wheels are up, the exact same as the real life Hunter. A lot of these smaller and seemingly less important attributes have been included, ensuring that the whole thing feels as realistic as it can to the original
The cockpit and the gauges have been designed and included to ensure they fit perfectly with the design, style and format that was used within the actual aircraft, ensuring that the cockpit carries the same look and feel as the real cockpit that the aircraft itself makes use of
V-C gauge light illumination is included to give you plenty of extra visibility as you try and cut a round the skies, especially during the early hours
Animations like turbines glowing and engine smoke are included to make the whole process from start to finish feel as realistic and as welcoming as it possibly can
Textures have been modified and optimized to ensure they have the right effects and realism about them. Subtle reflections are included throughout as well as a huge range of detail on every texture that has been made, ensuring that nothing feels out of place or damaging in any way, shape or form
Soundsets made up from nothing to ensure the aircraft manages to carry the same sound and the same boom as it does when you are using it in the real world - these sounds have been professionally recorded and optimized to fit in with what's expected
Authentic virtual cockpit that manages to look excellent whilst giving you plenty of controls that can be managed just by clicking the mouse over them
Realistic 2D panels with various pop-ups for autopilot, radio and electrics management to give you complete and utter control over the aircraft at all times
Accessible pilot model that has been looked after and prepared for usage with this package, with a whole range of animations being created from scratch to be used. Each variant of the aircrafts pilot comes with a unique, specific arm patch to fit with the group that they are coming from
Various smaller effects and additions such as the fact it comes with an easy to follow checklist to make you are flying like a professional!
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
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Old and dear aeroplane of my young life boy....friend . Friend of many evolutions in the sky. It 'still beautiful to watch despite the years and has a beauty of times where the planes were much less sophisticated and more built in workshops for mechanics who do the best they could and gave the best of himself and of his intellingenza without computers, but with the warmth that only belongs to the pioneers of aviation. There was tangible real desire to fly and fly daring projects with what the technique could offer. Even today, even on the simulator, we can admire the wonders of those engineers, mechanics ... men really bold.
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