XB-70 Valkyrie for FSX/FS2004

XB-70 Valkyrie for FSX/FS20045.0/5 2 reviews

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Developer
Virtavia
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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)
Virtavia

About Virtavia

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.

SimShack stock the entire range of Virtavia add-ons and continue to list any new versions or releases announced by Virtavia.

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Customer Reviews

Rated 5.0/5.0 based on 2 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 wasn't 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 - I'm 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.

10/14/2020
5/5 Verified Purchase
5 of 5 Stars!

I have flown this model on a couple occasions and it has good flight dynamics. I am a little perplexed at how the flaps work for the sim its a bit unconventional. Takes a little getting used to but once you do its a very fast aircraft to fly. The A.I. will not turn at all or follow a flight plan but that might just need a little tweeking on the Aircraft.CFG file.

Over all its a Beautiful Model and the flight Dynamics are wonderful.

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