Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune for FSX/FS20044 reviews
- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X & Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
- File size
- 17 MB
Lockheed's P-2V Neptune was a Cold War maritime patrol aircraft that was involved in many surveillance operations during the 1950s and 1960s. The details of these exploits are still not entirely public. These missions could be extremely dangerous, the Soviet Air Force being given tacit approval to shoot down the Neptunes on sight without paying too much heed to whether or not the plane was actually in international air space. The most famous Neptune was a P2V-1, the "Truculent Turtle", which flew non-stop without refueling from Perth, Australia, to Columbus, Ohio, a distance of 11,235 miles. This type, P2V-7, was first flown in 1954. In 1962 it was re-designated as the SP-2H, OP-2E, or AP-2H. The Neptune served until the mid 1970's, when it was replaced by the P-3 Orion.
FIVE texture sets :
1. VP-1, Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, 1968
2. VP-18, Roosevelt Roads, 1962
3. French Aeronavale, Flotille 25F, 1983
4. Netherlands, No. 320 Squadron, 1986
5. RAAF, No. 10 Squadron, 1967
- native FSX model with all FSX features (bump mapping, self-shadowing, bloom etc)
- both pilot's and copilot's panels' gauges present and working
- togglable Observer crew figure in nose area
- jet pod smoke trail effect on i-key
- detailed 2D panel with mousable xml-type gauges and animated Yoke (togglable)
- highly authentic performance, procedures checklist provided
- pop-up panels for GPS, radios, starters/autopilot and lights
- realistic custom soundset
- authentic virtual cockpit with animations and mousable gauges/switches
- animated crew escape hatches
- animated bomb bay, revealing torpedoes
- animated jet intake flaps
- animated cowl flaps
- animated spoilers
- 3 realistic crew figures, animated pilot's head
- authentic undercarriage structure and animations
- working landing lights (searchlight on wingtip), taxi, nav and beacons
Rated 4.0/5.0 based on 4 customer reviews
The Neptune is an aircraft I knew nothing about before downloading it so it was going to be fun to fly around in something entirely new to me – what I did find, though, was that the general way that it operated and the way it felt was very different to what I was expecting at first. I expected something with a bit less energy and presence than this, but the aircraft feels every bit like the Cold War machine that it was – ready for going to war at any point. It’s got a range of hugely impressive features included overall that makes it easier than ever to put the whole thing to your own use.
The main idea of using something like this, though, was the fact that I wanted to see how something so funny and odd in shape would be capable of managing with my usual no-holds-barred flight style. What I found was that it was easier than to use it and to put the whole thing together than it was originally expected; even with my rather ambitious flying style. I really liked the way that it handled and add in the fact it looks so amazing it was really easy to buy into this look and feel, making it easier for me to really enjoy flying around in the skies without ever getting too lost or confused about what I was doing.
A really powerful aircraft that’s user-friendly – I would recommend this to vets and newbies alike.
4/5 Verified Purchase
Neptune is a good, straightforward model, but not for rivet counters. Wish it had more animations and internal views, but it is fun to fly and represents the real aircraft quite well. Buying from Sim Shack is easy,,,stay away from Flighsim.com, though.
I bought this aircraft from another vendor. I was disappointed by the model. The VC was extremely lacking! It looks good from the outside. It is not much better than freeware. Buyer beware.
5/5 Verified Purchase
fantastic plane, congratulation for those who realized the craft