FS2004 Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23A Black Widow II

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 19 PRO members.

PAV-1 87800 and PAV-2 87801. Featuring: GMAX built 3D model with basic virtual cockpit. Detailed, high-resolution, updated reflective dxt3 textures. Transparent reflective canopy and detailed pilot. Fully animated control surfaces. Fully animated landing gear. Afterburner effect that works realistically when AB command is selected.

YF-23A in flight.

Very realistic Flight Dynamics based on virtual wind tunnel data. Custom sounds, mixed to be throaty and powerful. Condense contrails for wing tips, fuselage, and flaps. Flight Checklist, Procedures, and Flight Manual. Realistic Panel.

By: Daniel Buechter, Bryan Betts, Simone Prattico', Pete Dowson, JR, Eric Marciano, Cyril Pioffet, Johan Peeters.

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The archive YF23a.zip has 138 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

This list displays the first 500 files in the package. If the package has more, you will need to download it to view them.

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YF-23A11.16.040 B
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pilot.bmp02.15.04170.74 kB
yf23.bmp02.15.041.33 MB
yf23ii.bmp02.15.041.33 MB
YF-23A Flight Manual.pdf05.30.03368.80 kB
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The Black Widow II is one of those names that strikes fear into the hearts of even the most ardent pilots, and it’s unique look and impressive nature when it first arrived has made it a real name within military aviation. This model, created using GMAX to create an authentic and in-scale 3D model, comes with authentic design features and a basic virtual cockpit that will make your life a whole lot easier. The textures included on the package look outstanding, managing to capture the detail and the depth of the design throughout the rest of the model closely.

The high-resolution textures tally in well with the classy look of the real thing, too. Despite being for FS2004 this still looks excellent by today’s standards with detailed textures inside and outside that look sharp and provide a great level of depth to the rest of the design in general. The updated and newly improved dxt3 textures add a nice reflective look to the aircraft which adds significantly to the rest of the image and the design, bringing it all together perfectly.

Another hugely impressive feature of this model has been the introduction of a reflective canopy and a detailed pilot inside the cockpit, adding another dose of much-needed realism. The cockpit has been modified and updated to ensure that all control surfaces are fully operational and also that they come with classy new animations and effects to replicate what you are asking of the aircraft.

This is true of the exterior, too, as afterburner effects and landing gears all come to life and look as realistic as they possibly can. It’s these little touches across the board that help bring the whole thing together in true detail, giving you a really impressive remake of one of the most fearsome fighters of its era.

New sounds have been created from scratch, too, which tally in with the rest of the design in that they sit towards the peak of FS2004 capabilities. The entire thing feels extremely powerful and explosive, as it does in real-life, and this makes sure the experience in general can be as enjoyable as possible. The aircraft provides a hugely powerful range of tasks and, over the period of its short-lived existence, led the way in terms of design structure and also in the capabilities that it would have brought to the fore in terms of what would have been possible.

Unfortunately, the actual finishing and creation of the Black Widow II never took place, as only two were ever produced in a period between 1989 and 1900. Eventually, it was scrapped after four years of testing and evaluation, and it was replaced by the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor. Despite this, the extremely powerful Black Widow II can now be taken on by anyone who wishes to engage in FS2004 with one of the most exciting and powerful aircraft of its era. This will give you an unprecedented taste of what this may have been capable of bringing to the table.

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files. Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them. Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

Should you wish, you can contact Adam via email at adam@flyawaysimulation.com.

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aasaad87Fri, 26 Oct 2007 15:10:55 GMT
Best of them All.
maddog1265Fri, 29 Jun 2007 12:11:44 GMT
This jet is great! Definitely one of the best downloads. Lots of fun to fly with excellent details-Great Job!
jdh1094Tue, 13 Feb 2007 06:00:42 GMT
Lacks control. Will not even get to Mach 2. No GPS. The autopilot goes berserk.
biggjoeMon, 15 Jan 2007 13:33:34 GMT
This is an awsome job, I wouldn't mind a little more to do in the cockpit but I love flying this one!!
loadmaster2Sun, 03 Dec 2006 00:21:10 GMT
Nice artwork on the skins, sounds, and flight model. Hope there's more coming with regards to adding more panel functions.
papyl5Sat, 28 Oct 2006 22:30:51 GMT
best plane i could not control it above 500 though
touchandgoTue, 10 Oct 2006 19:45:52 GMT
The plane is simply fanastic...but...I'm not able to install it...may someone help me??
dom2941Mon, 09 Oct 2006 16:18:21 GMT
Great to fly. this is 1 of the best.
whoffkeSat, 07 Oct 2006 17:44:26 GMT
Very nice, the highest and fastest jet I have flown
killbillFri, 01 Sep 2006 11:18:47 GMT
excellent! very nicely done
2robplayingThu, 24 Aug 2006 18:08:41 GMT
the install was sweet and the plane flies.
Daniel_spitznerMon, 24 Jul 2006 15:44:44 GMT
This aircraft worked very good. Thank you.
sacbicycleboySat, 17 Jun 2006 03:02:01 GMT
kRaveWed, 14 Jun 2006 17:31:56 GMT
Very fun flight

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