Thursday, April 26, 2012

Just Flight - English Electric Lightning for FSX Released

Just Flight has released the English Electric Lightning supersonic fighter-interceptor for FSX. Details at the Product Page.

- Highly accurate model, built over drawings and plans of the real aircraft
- English Electric Lightning F.6 and F.53 variants included
- Animated flying surfaces, landing gear, doors, hatches and airbrakes
- Detailed landing gear with realistic suspension and accurate animation of the distinctive retraction process
- Highly detailed virtual cockpit with radar scope and a significant number of animated/functioning switches and levers
- Deployable braking chute which can be operated using either a keystroke or cockpit switch
- Custom-coded, gravity-operated air-bleed doors – housed in the fuselage sides
- Authentic segmented tail-hook
- Comprehensive set of ground equipment including chocks, pre-flight flags, probe sheath, cockpit ladder and even a tie-down cockpit cover
- Switchable ground power unit
- Includes the distinctive over-wing fuel tanks, selectable from the virtual cockpit
- Dynamically animated reheats and operating thrust vanes in the tail pipes
- Cockpit canopy is textured to replicate the low-glare, ‘dark-gold’ look of the original cockpit glazing
- Red Top missiles, fitted to the fuselage on authentic pylons and capped for pre-flight safety when ground equipment is toggled
- ADEN gun-pods built into the ventral tank, featuring muzzle flash and shell casing ejection effects
- Animated SNEB’ rocket packs fitted to the F.53 version, together with under-wing pods
- Accurate modelling of the Martin-Baker ejection seat from the Lightning period
- A total of seven high definition liveries are included, featuring plenty of polished, heat-scorched and rivet-filled metal surfaces!
- XR770 ‘AA’ – RAF 5 Squadron (red tail)
- XR728 ‘JS’ – RAF Lightning Training Flight
- XS901 ‘AH’ – RAF 5 Squadron (camouflage)
- XR752 ‘Y’ – RAF 111 Squadron
- XS903 ‘BA’ – RAF 11 Squadron
- XS895 ‘H’ – RAF 74 Squadron
- 53-689 ‘J’ – Royal Saudi Air Force (Mk.53)
Virtual cockpit:
- ‘Baked’ textures used to give the highly detailed cockpit a period, worn look
- Fully functional with nearly all switches, knobs and levers animated and functional
- Authentic gauges and tracking, radar and radio equipment – featuring the large AHI and NAV/TAC dial displays
- Distinctive ribbon airspeed/MACH indicator – 3D gauge with dual KIAS/MACH read-outs
- Realistic liquid-filled EB2 standby compass
- Collimated gun-sight
- Radar scope with adjustable screen presentation displaying terrain, airport and traffic information
- Fully functional autopilot which can be linked to the ILS and TAC displays for navigation and approach modes
- DME, NAV, ADF, transponder and communications radio suite
- Custom-coded engine selector switch, starter, reheat and engine cut controls
- Accurate fuel tank gauge array, including the unique Lightning flap tanks
- Functional annunciator banks for all major engine systems
- Authentic tachometers indicate spool-up for the pre-start motors
- Full night lighting effects for the instruments and panels
Other features:
- Highly accurate flight dynamics closely simulate the real aircraft performance envelope
- Lighting and effects including afterburners, start-up smoke, strobes, recognition and navigation lights
- Professional standard stereo sound set delivers the full force of the two Rolls-Royce Avon engines with their unique start-up sequences

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