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P-38 Lightning for FSX/FS2004

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition logoThis addon is compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator X. It should also work with Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition. Some developers have explicitly stated compatibilty with Steam Edition but others haven't. Check the product description below for guaranteed compatibility. Just because it doesn't mention it, this does not mean it will not work with the Steam Edition.
P-38 Lightning for FSX/FS2004
Media Format
Immediate Download
Compatibility
Microsoft Flight Simulator X & 2004
File size
112 MB

Once affectionately known as the “Fork Tailed Devil” the immense power of the P-38 Lightning made it an incredibly popular choice for aircraft divisions all across the world. Able to put the fear of God into even the most solidified of fortifications, this is an aircraft that has an incredibly popular track record and has served in more than its fair share of different conflicts and styles over the years. This aircraft first took to the skies in 1938, its agility and pace was supposed to set it apart from many of the contemporaries around at the time.

It was built in a direct response to the outbreak of the Second World War, giving everyone a chance t to utilize the new technology and upgrades that had been made since the First World War. Because the war took place on so many different environments and temperatures, the P-38 Lightning got to test itself on many different theatres and landscapes.

It was used to carry out a variety of jobs, too, from carrying troops and acting as a aircraft fighter to protect aircraft on bombing runs. Additionally, high-altitude Photo Reconnaissance roles were commonplace as the war began to drag on and more duties were required of the stretched resources of both sides.

This is an aircraft that deserves to be remade and relived in flight simulation today, providing an incredible package of what the world of aircraft used to feel like and, indeed, just how powerful the aircraft was. If you want to take one of the most iconic flight experiences of the last few decades up into the skies and feel like a WWII pilot then this is the most detailed representation out there on the web at the moment of this specific kind of aircraft.

This remake has been commissioned by the popular Aeroplane Heaven, leaving you a completely accurate and detailed edition of this amazing aircraft, which makes it easier than ever for the most dedicated and passionate of WWII vets and enthusiasts to really enjoy themselves.

Made with a completely unique virtual cockpit that has been made from scratch to provide the best possible design structure and to emit authenticity as much as possible, this gives you an aircraft that lets you feel as if you are right back in the real thing itself, prompting and easy and enjoyable flight mission!

Additionally, it’s been designed from scratch using hours of footage and information gathered from the web and experts to create the most realistic design possible. This makes it easier than ever to get the aircraft to look just as it would in real-life, with everything from the gun and camera bays to the very rivets and bolts that hold the thing together taken care of at the very highest level of design.

Within the package itself, you gain access to two different aircraft – the Adrian Warburton equivalent, and the Antoine de St Exupery, both of which vanished and were lost in mystifying circumstances and were never recovered. You also get a bonus addition of the Glacier Girl, an aircraft which landed on the ice on Greenland 60 years ago and was recently recovered under an incredible 260ft of ice! If you want to fly high-end aircraft that look and feel authentic, this is the best place to get started!

Key Features

  • Huge revamp to the design of the aircraft, giving it the most authentic looking shape and design possible

  • Can be flown directly from a cold cockpit start, giving you an easy learning curve when working out how to fly this incredible piece of hardware for the first time – the ideal place to get started in your journey to WWII aircraft

  • Cockpit features have been adjusted and completely modified to give you a Liqui-Drive style, made specifically by Aeroplane Heaven to help give you the clearest and smoothest gauges possible for simple and easy navigation and understanding of where you are

  • Various unique animations provided and made from scratch to really punch the authenticity of the aircraft up a notch or two, giving you the finest possibly level of understanding and design quality of how this aircraft would have worked

  • The ability to drop tanks from the jettison using the controls within he virtual cockpit makes the aircraft feel even more epic

  • High detailed gun and camera bays that have been totally reworked to make sure that even the smallest spoilers on the aircraft have been adjusted and improved

  • Removable gunsights to give you better flight capacity, so if you want to fly as a civilian rather than as a soldier this is the place to get started with for simple and effective learning of the aircrafts power and speed – just take away the sights to make flying simple

  • Working firepower that allows you to sail through the skies and see just how effective and powerful this aircraft would have been back in the day

  • Every single minor and major control that you might possibly need has been made operational, giving you even more power and control over the aircraft, making it simple to operate every lever, switch and wheel. Using an aircraft and adjusting mid-flight has never been simpler than it is with this homage to the Second World War’s finest aircraft

  • Three unique models that all come with their own histories and styles, giving you a history lesson a well as making sure that the characteristics and qualities of the aircraft is as close to the real thing as it possibly can be

  • Detailed manual included making learning the characteristics and operational style of the aircraft has never been easier than it is with this excellent modification package

  • Paint kit has been included to allow you to make simple and effect liveries, so long as you have access to software like Adobe Photoshop – this makes it easy to fly the flag that you want to, if you were never a fan of the old-school designs used by the P-38 Lightning 

Customer Reviews

Rated 5.0/5.0 based on 1 customer reviews

05/23/2015
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5 of 5 Stars!

Single seat, vfr (no navaids) bomber that flys like a B737 in the pattern, flashes machine gun blasts, and lands as easy as a C172 trainer, while availing stol. The youtube video about the bird clued me to dropping wing tanks. Who wants to do touch and goes with horrible gasoline load? Our author of this sweet bird worked for us. Are you pilot enough to learn this bird? I didnít like this one at first. Yes, buy it. Who does not want a P38 Lightning in the hanger? 150 to rotate after buzzing to 45 inches at 2800 worked, but less than 35 inches in a turn at 150 indicated is suicide. This is a heavy boy, over 12,000 empty. Drop those external tanks, 33% gas in the remainer, juice it good, lift at 150. Do what you want full power, 180 degrees aft to downwind and pattern altitude, chop juice to 30 inches. Leave the prop alone. TURNS MUST BE AT 35 INCHES OR HIGHER AND AIRSPEED MUST BE 150 OR HIGHER. Final approach (is the gear down?) first flaps is enough and you may chop the power like a trainer (or a B737) if you wish. You do not have to fly this big boy down, like you do a de Haviland Mosquito. Takeoffs are just like a Boeing 737; straight with no rudder input. The reason is counter-rotating propellers al-la Piper Navajo, et al. Itís tricycle gear further empowers bad pilots to look good. Should I, instead of the last sentence, write, Ďitís easy to fly?í Reader, you tell me about the stol characteristics. Never worked on that

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