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FSX Military Aircraft

You can fly the fastest fighter jets, the most nimble combat aircraft and the biggest bombers with the downloads in this section.  All of the aircraft files are compatible with Microsoft Flight Simulator X.  All of the downloads can be installed alongside your existing aircraft in FSX. While FSX isn't a combat or military flight simulator, you can still pilot these types of aircraft, however there are some limitations.

Two MiG-21MF fighter aircraft flying in FSX

Image shows two MiG-21MF fighter aircraft being flown in FSX.

In FSX you are unable to shoot down other aircraft or deploy bombs, things that you could do in a military simulation, however the aircraft are perfectly flyable with great cockpits, exterior modeling and 3D animations.

Microsoft Flight Simulator isn't well known for it's military simulation functionality and initially Microsoft released other simulators along side such as Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator, however once this was discontinued, many military enthusiasts turned to FS2004 and FSX for their military simulation pastimes.

With the release of Microsoft Flight, we can expect great things from a well balanced simulation package, however the focus will always be on civilian passenger and general aviation flight.

All of the files usually come with installation instructions present in the files, such as readme documents.  Installing the aircraft is quite an easy process, however if it becomes confusing, the forum is a great place to find help.

The aircraft featured here have great 3D models and accurate flight dynamics and are created by a talented team of developers, who create these models in their spare time and release them as freeware.

Featured aircraft include some of the best names in military aviation such as Boeing, MiG, Grumman, McDonnell Douglas and Lockheed-Martin.  Some of the most popular are the following:

  • Grumman F-14D Tomcat
  • General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
  • Lockheed C-130 Hercules
  • McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

You can find thousands more in this section.  Browse through the pages below.

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Douglas C-117D Skytrooper V1 BetaComplete with Base Model

The C117D Skytrooper or Super DC-3 was a medium-range transport serving with the US Navy and Marines. The package includes a VC adapted from the Basler BT-67. Model features include a realistic slow radial engine start, a fuel and payload manager, and built-in engine stress and battery failures. Sound is aliased to the default DC3 (replacement sound pack recommended in the readme). Historical research by John Detrick, models by Manfred Jahn, flight dynamics by Alexander M. Metzger, gauges,...

File size: 24.80 MB | Download hits: 333

F-15 Eagle PackageComplete with Base Model

This is a two Eagle livery of the Coral Flight v2 F15 Strike Eagle. The United States Air Force selected McDonnell Douglas' design in 1967 to meet the service's need for a dedicated air superiority fighter. The Eagle first flew in July 1972, and entered service in 1976. Eagle #1 is a United States Air force Strike eagle in low visibility desert camo entitled Desert Dawg. Eagle #2 is a member of The 325th Fighter Wing based at Tyndall AFB painted in a low visibility tactical gray....

File size: 12.59 MB | Download hits: 1385

Tomcatters Airbus A380Complete with Base Model

VFA-31 or Strike Fighter Squadron 31 is known as the Tomcatters, callsign "Felix"; virtual livery. By JA Lopez R. Screenshot of Tomcatters Airbus A380 in flight. Please view the included .readme for detailed instructions on how to install. ...

File size: 78.12 MB | Download hits: 691

F16D Block 52Complete with Base Model

Reworked and reconfigured Kirk Olsson Lockheed Martin F-16D Fighting Falcon for FSX. Adds a rebuilt 2D panel with multiple pop-up windows with usable autopilot, engine gauges, multifunction displays, navigation aids, working radar readable HUD and pushback taxi control; it has a working VC panel, but limited. So the 2D is better than it has to be. There is a new sound file and flight configuration file. Landing speeds are now that of a real F-16 at 120 to 130 kt. The basic panel layout is by...

File size: 85.07 MB | Download hits: 1892

Boeing B-52 StratofortessComplete with Base Model

Alpha Simulation freeware B52 Stratofortress originally designed for FS2004 has been reworked for FSX. Includes a a new air file, sound tied to the Lear 45, some camera views, tuned flight configuration and added heat effects. By David Robles. Original by Alphasim. Screenshot of Boeing B-52 Stratofortess in flight. Installation:   After opening this zip file you will notice 3 separate sub-folders 1st is the SimObjects folder open in the you will find a folder named...

File size: 60.47 MB | Download hits: 2355

Alphasim/Virtavia F-8 CrusaderComplete with Base Model

This is a completely revised package of the now freeware FS2004 Alphasim/Virtavia F-8 Crusader for use with FSX. This isn't for the rivet counters! Quite a few functions are available in it that were not included by Vought on the real thing. It consists of a new FDE, both 4:3 and 16:9 2D panels, a fully revised VC, a lot of new gauges, and 20 variations/liveries. Tested on FSX Deluxe and Acceleration. By Don Bodenstedt. Screenshot of F-8 Crusader in...

File size: 45.70 MB | Download hits: 283

F16C Complete PackageComplete with Base Model

Reworked and reconfigured Kirk Olsson Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon for FSX. Added a rebuilt 2D panel with multiple pop-up windows with usable autopilot, engine gauges, multifunction displays, navigation aids, working radar readable HUD and pushback taxi control; it has a 3D panel due to model limitations it is lacking in the goodies. So the 2D is better than it has to be. There is a new sound file and flight configuration file. Landing speeds are now that of a real F16 at 120 to 130 kt....

File size: 88.07 MB | Download hits: 1472

Fairchild C-82 Updated PackageComplete with Base Model

An update of Daisuke Yamamoto's Fairchild C-82A Packet originally Project Phoenix by replacing incompatible gauges in both the 2D and VC panels, including Dave McQueen's L-1049 sound set, and Luiz Foernges's Cruzeiro do Sul Cargo Fairchild C-82 and Heather Sherman's Trans World Airlines Fairchild C-82 textures. Recommended are C82P2.ZIP and c82-patch if you can find them. Has both 2D and VC panels. By Michael E Roberts. Screenshot of Fairchild C-82 in...

File size: 25.48 MB | Download hits: 421

F100 Sabre Need For SpeedComplete with Base Model

This is Kazunori Ito's F-100 Super Sabre updated for Microsoft Flight Simulator X. This version is of the later models capable of over 1000 MPH. This aircraft uses Bob Chicilo's panel. Aircraft package includes new FSX effects. Textures, updates and new flight dynamics by Mark Rooks of RDG Aircraft. Screenshot of F100 Sabre in flight. Installation: As always back up any original files. Unzip downloaded folders to your desktop or temporary directory of your...

File size: 10.52 MB | Download hits: 564

Northrop RQ-4B Global HawkComplete with Base Model

This version of the RQ4B includes all of the real world aero/engine dynamics publicly available. This version is capable of simulating real world scenarios for real world RQ-4B ground based pilots (USAF/USN). All dynamics are true or based on true mathematic formulas. Even the lights have been fixed for realism. Real world kneeboard data is included. Created by Kazunori Ito. Panel by Bob Chicilon. Sound by Aaron R. Swindle. Flight dynamics, data and modifications by Douglas E....

File size: 6.53 MB | Download hits: 648

Saab ViggenComplete with Base Model

This is an update of the Saab Viggen by Alphasim. Included are updates to the flight dynamics so it is easier to fly. Some gauges had to be replaced because they did not work in FSX. The loaded models of the aircraft were deleted to make a clean aircraft without weapons or fuel tanks. By Bob Chicilo. Screenshot of Saab Viggen in flight. This is for FSX only. See my other update of this aircraft for FS9. Unzip to a folder of your choice. Copy the aircraft to the...

File size: 14.16 MB | Download hits: 318

Vought V-8 CrusaderComplete with Base Model

This is an update for FSX of the Alphasim F8 Crusader. The panel view angle has been changed so it is easier to see out to fly and land. Also changed is the GPS, the clock, one angle of attack meter, the airspeed gauge. A HUD has been added. The flight dynamics have been updated so the aircraft is easier to fly and closer to the real aircraft speed envelope. Includes pictures so you can see which model you are choosing in the choose the aircraft window. By Bob Chicilo. Screenshot of...

File size: 24.47 MB | Download hits: 282

Tupolev TU-160 Blackjack Updated PackageComplete with Base Model

An update of Alexander Vishnyakov's Tu-160 by adding Eric Buchmann's Red 06 - Ilya Muromets texture.cfg and .air file. Also updates the panel with Vishnyakov's and Bill Wolfgen's newer Russian gauges. Plus David Henry's SST sound set and added texture thumbnails. By Michael E. Roberts. Screenshot of Tupolev TU-160 Blackjack in...

File size: 65.48 MB | Download hits: 461

Sukhoi Su-15 A&F Flagon Updated PackageComplete with Base Model

An update of the Brett Haskins FS2004 - Sukhoi Su-15T -'FLAGON-A' package and FS2004 Sukhoi Su-15TM 'Flagon-F' package by replacing non FSX compatable gauges with ones from Vladimir Zhyhulskiy's An-12 and adding texture thumbnails. Both have working VC and 2D panels. By Michael E. Roberts. Screenshot of Sukhoi Su-15 in flight. ...

File size: 41.47 MB | Download hits: 734

Blackburn BuccaneerComplete with Base Model

Eleven AI models of seven LODs each, including RAF, RN S1, S2 and SAAF examples. Animated wing fold on some aircraft and working tail cone air brakes. Paint kit included. By John Young. Screenshot showing Blackburn Baccaneer in various liveries. ...

File size: 67.22 MB | Download hits: 309

Dassault Mirage III CZComplete with Base Model

The Mirage III CZ is a fighter aircraft of the South African Air Force. This package includes one model and three texture sets, with the choice of multiple weapon configurations, custom sounds, and panel with aircraft specific gauges, and easy-to-read clickable virtual cockpit. It also features a working radar, new nav instruments, drag chute and sound effects. It also includes a normal and wide screen panel. By Thinus Pretorius. Screenshot of Dassault Mirage III CZ in...

File size: 23.84 MB | Download hits: 386

US Navy FJ-3 FuryComplete with Base Model

This is Kirk Olsson's North American Aviation F-86 Sabre Jet for Microsoft Flight Simulator X. This aircraft has been updated to the Navy version, the FJ3 Fury. This aircraft is painted in United States Navy colors. Panel by Bob Chicilo. Textures and updates by Mark Rooks of RDG Aircraft. Screenshot of US Navy FJ-3 Fury in flight. Installation:   As always, back up any original files. Unzip downloaded folders to your desktop or temporary directory of your...

File size: 7.90 MB | Download hits: 380

Blue Angels Two Ship PackageComplete with Base Model

This is Alpha Bleu Ciel's Grumman F-8 Bearcat updated For Flight Simulator X. In August 1946 the Blue Angels upgraded their aircraft to the F8F-1 Bearcat. In May 1947, flight leader Lt. Cmdr. Bob Clarke, replaced Butch Voris as the leader of the team, he introduced the famous Diamond Formation, now considered the Blue Angels' trademark. This aircraft is Blue Angel Ship #1 and its enemy adversary Beetle Bomb in a two ship package. Aircraft has a fully function 2D and 3D cockpit. New...

File size: 6.23 MB | Download hits: 253

Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit Bomber UpgradeComplete with Base Model

The B-2A stealth bomber is one of the most sophisticated aircraft ever developed. She is eccentrically a remade version of the B-49 Flying Wing Bomber, with jets instead of props. She incorporates wing slats via computer control in order to compensate for the lack of a vertical tail. Because of this fact alone, most modelers have been unable to recreate this aircraft in a flyable version. This version of the aircraft contains all necessary for low-level and high altitude (long distance) flight,...

File size: 11.95 kB | Download hits: 1763

Rockwell B-1A LancerComplete with Base Model

This is a Alpha Sim's 2004 freeware version of the Rockwell B1B Lancer modified for FSX. Flight Dynamics are correct with the B-1A and textures match the pale white B1A. The B-1A was designed by Rockwell International. The bomber's development was delayed multiple times over its history, as the theory of strategic balance changed from flexible response to massive retaliation and back again. This change in stance repeatedly demanded then ignored the need for manned bombers. The initial...

File size: 33.27 MB | Download hits: 868

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