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XB-70 Valkyrie for FSX/FS2004

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XB-70 Valkyrie for FSX/FS2004

XB-70A-1 Valkyrie

A technological tour de force of epic proportions, the legend of the XB-70 Valkyrie very nearly surpasses the performance of this extraordinary aircraft. Built in the 1960s as a result of a USAF proposal for a supersonic bomber with high subsonic cruising speed and supersonic dash capabilities, the massive XB-70 was to have carried the same bombload as the B-52 Stratofortress at a higher supersonic speed than the Air Force's current strategic bomber, the B-58 Hustler. A later requirement specified that the plane be able to fly the entire mission at Mach 3.0 or greater, with a range of up to 10,500 miles and a maximum gross weight of 490,000 pounds. In the event, technology quickly relegated the Valkyrie to the role of supersonic research testbed and flagship of the USAF's public relations fleet. Ground-to-air missiles and advanced radar made the XB-70's supersonic mission impossible. The bomb bay of the aircraft was instead packed with data acquisition equipment.

FS2004 and FSX only

Features

  • full native FSX model included with all FSX features (bump mapping, self-shadowing, bloom etc)
  • high quality exterior model with detailed textures 
  • large set of custom XB-70 gauges in 2D panel and virtual cockpit 
  • highly authentic flight model with carefully illustrated checklist 
  • animated folding wingtips
  • animated afterburner petals 
  • authentic gear retraction sequence 
  • automatic (on throttle) staged animated afterburner visual effect with corresponding performance boost
  • simulated XB-70 soundset included 
  • pilots togglable
  • automatic smoke trail, wing surface vapour flash and canard tip vortices effects 
  • source texture files included as optional download for repainters
  • v-c rain effects (FS9 only)

Customer Reviews

Rated 5.0/5.0 based on 1 customer reviews

11/06/2015
5/5
5 of 5 Stars!

The name of the Valkyrie alone had me interested but having never heard of it before I was not really sure what to expect the whole idea of using something like this, though, was really quite interesting to me. I started messing around with this package for a few hours and soon found that it was really simple to mess around but wasnt really suited for my actual flight style; it was just a bit too fast for me.

However, the actual design and the model itself look excellent and gave me a real appreciation of the style of the real model.

What really held me back in many aspects, though, was the fact that this Valkyrie model came with a bit of a challenge inside it that made it quite hard to get used to in the way it flew in comparison to your modern, civilian aircraft. Whilst I would not expect it to be the same it felt like a whole new system in itself which in general made it a bit too hard to get into the mood for flying around with properly, at least for me.

I do know, though, that many people will fall deeply in love with this model once they get to grips with the way that it flies Im just a bit too pedestrian for it haha! A very interesting form of design in general, though. It seemed to be a lot of fun to mess around with, but definitely suits others.

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