Mil Mi-28 'Havoc for FSX/FS20041 reviews
The Mil MI-28 Havoc is one of those names in aviation that just inspires fear! Read more...
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X & Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004
- File size
- 22 MB
With this new mod from Virtavia, you can now take to the skies in a clear and honest rendition of the real thing which accurately and clearly portrays the way that this monstrosity of an aircraft handles itself. Designed to be the perfect choice for those who want a nice alternative to the Apache, this Russian-based hardware is codenamed HAVOC for a reason; given enough time, it could level a city.
Now, you can see that power for yourself with this awesome recreation of the 2004 model. You can now get a first-glance look into the design and format of the real thing, created by professional designers who understand the importance of authenticity and control in every design that they produce.
It works perfectly in line with the various equipment which can be installed on this amazing piece of hardware, making sure that you can pick up the quirks of this helicopter quickly. Whether you wish to be equipped with vicious air-to-air missiles or air-to-ground attack guns, the choice is entirely yours!
Either way, you'll be able to fly this like never seen before.
As a faithful recreation of the real thing, you can trust that this gets the job done in terms of selling you the vision of the real thing. In this package of the HAVOC you can finally take to the skies and witness a fantastic recreation, utilizing features such as;
A fantastic FSX-native model that has been designed to push the engine to its very limits. With the help of all key FSX features along the way such as bump mapping, self-shadowing and bloom FX you will have access to a system that looks wonderful and performs at the same level of consistency.
Included within the package is a full new set of highly detailed textures, all of which are faithfully and accurately designed to carry unique and interesting weathered effects. No more feeling like the aircraft you are flying is an immaculate toy, making it far more authentic.
The soundset which has been included with this package makes a massive difference to helping us clearly understand what is going on. Now, though, you'll need to use your ears as well as your eyes as the noises will dictate the condition and response of any actions that you undertake.
An authentic, virtual cockpit has been included that comes with various mousable switches and a full listing of animations to make the most of. These all bring the package together and make your flights feel far more authentic as the hours pass by, giving you the utmost control needed when in the air.
A new range of all-XML, 2D panels are included as well to make sure that you can have total control over features and pop-ups that appear. Now you can read various pop-ups for things like the radio and the electrics, helping you to understand it all perfectly.
A fresh new heads up display is included which does a wonderful job of promoting and creating something engaging and exciting, bringing together a unique solution to dealing with all of the various tasks demanded of you when at the helm of such a unique and powerful piece of hardware.
Using the tail hook function you can turn off the weapons that come with this aircraft, whether you wish to have them involved or not. Some people may wish to avoid having access to such ferocious power whilst others may feel it's a massive part of flying something as epic as this.
A range of highly authentic crew figures stand among you all when you are in the cockpit, adding even further to the design and the style of the aircraft that really does such a great job of selling the image and the idea of this wonderful aircrafts required staff.
Extra detail in the form of animated rotor blades are included, as well. If you are using FS9 then you will notice the fore/aft and left/right tilting of the blades which only helps to further improve the atmosphere and the realism from inside the cockpit, improving the accuracy quite significantly.
New animator sensors and chin cun add-ons are included which make it much easier to follow the procedure of the world around you as you fly, also greatly improving the way in which you handle the aircraft that you are flying thanks to the improved level of analysis that's possible.
Animated crew doors are included, as well, which adds another layer of organic reality to the aircraft. It no longer feels as if you are flying a solid set of walls and textures; now it feels alive with everything inside having an appropriate reaction with clear animations showcasing this perfectly.
A faint smoke trail effect is added in which looks wonderful and does a great job of helping you put it all together and clearly understand your position moving forward. With the help of these little affects you not only get a better view but it helps you understand the quality of your flight, with the trail getting thicker the faster you go.
Custom ground dust effects are used to make the whole aircraft lifting off feel far more authentic. The way a helicopter lands usually creates these minor dust tornadoes around the landing zone so it just adds another nice layer of authenticity to the process.
Paint kits are provided if you would like to make up your own designs and create a livery for this machine on your own. If you have an artistic mind, why not get open Photoshop and see what you can do?
For FS9 users this gives you a virtual cockpit rain effect which looks truly fantastic and does a great job of selling the image that you are looking at. Heightens realism greatly and makes the whole process feel far more fun.
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
As far as my love of crazy aircraft goes, the Havoc is probably up there in many ways as the one that I love flying around in the most. Having used it in other games in the past and spent hours watching documentaries and the like about it I wanted to try it out here.
The style of it was great and I felt like it capture the features and the animations of the aircraft perfectly. It really looks great when you are up in the sky and can see all of the little features and extras going crazy in the cockpit around you and the rotors spinning above you.
Overall, though, I was most impressed by how functional it was. It was so easy to fly around in and it was really a piece of cake to control in terms of flying around with it. The whole idea of using this was to make sure I can get to grips with the aircraft itself without having to go and read hours' worth of tutorials to get used to its rather quirky nature.
I found that over the weeks it got easier to use but I also found more advanced little features to mess around with that I wouldn't have normally in a helicopter. It was therefore lots of fun to fly around with and even easier to use in general, ensuring that the flights I was undertaking with it were going to keep getting easier when moving forward.
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