Heinkel He111 for FSX/FS20041 reviews
Usually associated with the German Luftwaffe during the Second World War, the Heinkel HE111 was an aircraft that done a huge amount for the progression of aviation in general. Read more...
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X & Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
- File size
- 53 MB
Indeed, thanks to the incredible power that this aircraft managed to carry and offer out it was quite easy to see why something like this would cause others to have push up their game - with the help of the Heinkel, then, the Allies had to produce a higher quality of aviation solution.
Seen as the primary bombing device of the Luftwaffe, it was used for various reasons to help push the war effort into the hands of the Germans.
Although it ultimately failed to turn the tide and was eventually bested in aerial prowess, for a time it was a huge part of the Second World War and showed that adaption was possible. After all, prior to the war the 111 was a civilian craft!
Some transformations to its layout and the way it works, though, meant that it was soon used as some form of high-up artillery service.
During the War itself, the Heinkel went through more than one transformation as it managed to be changed to fit more than one particular format and style - indeed, it seen various changes to make sure that the standard was always improving during the war. In total, with over 7,300 created, it became a vital part of the war effort and certainly prolonged the period in which aircraft fought in the skies.
Now, with this excellent mod, you can finally start to see why the Heinkel caused such wholesale problems during the Second World War for yourself!
Thanks to the implementations in this modification, you can get access to three unique models that come with four awesome livery designs together;
- KGr 100, France July 1940
- II/KG 26 Sardinia 1943 ('desert' scheme)
- KG 26, Italy summer 1942
- KG 4, Russia Winter 1942/1943 (white winter scheme)
With each model representing a specific style of design and a point in history when it was used, you can make sure that you are using the historically appropriately design for the version of the Heinkel that you are the biggest fan of aesthetically.
However, the package also manages to easily add in and arrange a wide range of solutions to make it feel as authentic as it possibly can. These changes include additions such as;
A new range of models and detailed textures that cover the whole thing. Fantastically well designed these carry the factor and the style of the aircraft perfectly, making it easier than ever to move around in whilst seeing the authentic weathered textures which so authentically convey the realism of this modification.
The native model used in FSX, though, comes equipped with all of the extras that you need to see when using an FSX mod today. This means that the addition of bump mapping, self-shadowing and bloom FX are included which make it easier than ever to bring everything together.
A new TSS He111 soundset has been included which makes the aircraft sound as authentic as it looks. Thanks to the massive range of sounds which are included you can have that properly old-school engine sound as well as use the sounds to understand what noises you can hear when flying.
Customized effects are included to give you that faint exhaust smoke trail which is so important to the era, having become a signature design facet. This also comes with a new and totally customized start-up smoke effect design which further adds to the way that the package looks when you're flying around.
Inside the cockpit, you get access to a detailed and authentic range of virtual cockpit changes that look wonderful and carry all of the animations and add-ons that you would expect. The mousable controls also make it much easier to manage and control the aircraft with ease.
Take full control of the aircraft thanks to the panels, made from an all-XML and 2D setting that brings it all together. The custom pop-ups make a huge difference to help you command the aircraft properly with radios and fully mousable actions included to make your life so much easier.
Virtual cockpit rain effects are included for FS9 users who want to see the cockpit steam up in the windows thanks to the falling rain. This awesome little effect makes a big difference to the way that you see when flying, improving the overall atmosphere from within the cockpit, too.
New animated bomb bays which provide you with droppable bombs and torpedoes which have been totally revamped and changed to fit with the style that you would have been expecting. Regardless of what you want, you'll find that the quality of the design is included in here, along with other new animated features.
This includes a new range of animated crew entry hatches and dorsal gunner canopies that look excellent and really let you see how the WW2 aircraft tended to be put together. These simple but useful changes would have made a tremendous difference to the overall layout here.
Animated cowl flaps are included which also add to the whole look and feel of the design, making a massive difference to the overall image.
New flight model changes are included which do a great job of bringing the whole aircraft model together and making sure that everything included looks as it should.
New crew figures are added in for all fans who want to have that authentic look of someone being in the cockpit, making the whole thing come together in the way that it was supposed to in the first place.
New PhotoShop textures are included for those with artistic skills and mindsets, letting you create your own liveries with ease.
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.
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Rated 5.0/5.0 based on 1 customer reviews
Although never a huge fan of flying massive war machines like this, I wanted to try out the Heinkel as a friend said it would be very good for my flying style. I'm a bit of an enthusiast of older aircraft but not usually war aircraft so it was a bit of a new direction for me to head in. what I did find out though was that the aircraft I was flying came with a rather unique style compared to most WW2-era civilian aircraft that I'd used and it felt like a whole new flight experience for me.
The detail and the design of the model was the first thing that I noticed with so many little effects added on throughout. The smaller additions graphically really helped me settle in and after some basic reading about the actual aircraft itself I soon realized that it also had the power and precision to match what I was hoping for. At first I was quite disappointed with the performance but once I got used to how it was to fly I soon felt right at home when using this - very much worth my time.
All the nice little extras added up to a very fun and enjoyable performance that made sure I felt comfortable flying in this era of aircraft - would recommend this to anyone who likes WW2-era aircraft in simulators.
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