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FS2004/FS2002 Northrop XB-35 Flying Wing

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Type
Complete with Base Model
Download hits
11,517
Compatibility
FS2004
Filename
XB35.zip
File size
1.76 MB
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Scanned 19 days ago (clean)
Access to file
Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
Everyone
4 star rating.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars by 6 PRO members.

The XB-35 was the first Northrop flying wing bomber design. And,XB-35 was produced as a candidate of 10~10 bombers (The amount equipped with 10,000 bombs and 10,000 bomber with the cruising range of mile) who had been planned for the European front of World War II. However, it was not selected because of vibration problem of Contra-Rotating Propeller and loads of bomb that are fewer than that of expectation etc. Finally, neither arrived at mass production though aimed at making to the jet, and invented YB-49 and YRB-49. by Kazunori Ito.

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The archive XB35.zip has 35 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
Gauges12.14.030 B
p51d.gau11.28.01829.50 kB
Spitfire.Altimeter.gau01.02.98193.00 kB
f15j_compass.gau03.05.9944.00 kB
f15j_clock.gau03.05.99131.50 kB
Aoa-1.gau10.15.9814.50 kB
HP61.DG.gau11.13.98242.00 kB
t4_flap.gau03.05.9914.50 kB
b58.amps-1.gau08.03.00100.00 kB
188-N2-1.GAU12.13.97128.00 kB
188-N2-2.GAU12.13.97128.00 kB
188-N2-3.GAU12.13.97128.00 kB
188-N2-4.GAU12.13.97128.00 kB
gps.gau11.28.01320.07 kB
XB-3512.06.030 B
Aircraft.cfg12.13.036.83 kB
model12.06.030 B
Model.cfg12.13.0324 B
XB-35.mdl12.13.031.52 MB
panel12.06.030 B
Main_Panel.bmp12.14.03769.05 kB
PANEL.CFG12.14.031.22 kB
sound12.06.030 B
Sound.cfg12.06.0328 B
texture12.06.030 B
Blade.bmp12.06.0317.05 kB
PROP.BMP02.20.02256.07 kB
Fuse01.bmp12.13.031.00 MB
PILOT.BMP12.13.03257.05 kB
XB-35.air12.13.0315.45 kB
for FS2004.txt12.14.031.36 kB
File_ID.DIZ12.13.03593 B
XB-35.JPG12.13.03127.12 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

Editorial

The kind of aircraft presented in this package, the XB-35 Flying Wing, is something that I’ve always had a lot of time for. They remind me of some of the best toys I had as a child, and represent a rather fresh kind of aircraft that I haven’t quite managed to fly to death so far! However, the thing that impressed me the most about this aircraft was the massive attention to detail that it managed to bring to the table.

It really made a big difference to the overall design and style, making it nice and simple to get used to; sometimes a design can be a bit awkward to look at and get used to but this really did a good job of making each and every part of the model nice and clear. Given that it was made for software that is nearly a decade old, too, and you have to really give credit to the quality of the design by Kazunori Ito.

This makes a massive difference to just how realistic everything can feel in general, and plays a big part in making sure that you can truly enjoy the unique nature of the Flying Wing aircraft.

Given that these were some of the first bombers to look like this, I was always really intrigued by this aircraft – it really did set the trend, making it very easy to put the whole thing together and bring the entire package into one specific look and feel. It also makes sure that you can really get used to the makeup and style of the aircraft, so it was something I was immediately drawn to.

The big thing about this aircraft, though, is the fact that it set a precedent despite the fact it was never used for the reason that it was built in the first place. It never served during the Second World War thanks to a vibration issue with the rotating propeller, and therefore it was not used in any kind of battle arena.

This particular aircraft itself never made it to mass production and therefore became a bit of a relic – until the invention of the YB-49 and YRB-49. These really set the tone for this kind of aircraft to come onto the market and make a big difference, and for that reason I alone I was quite inspired to see how this thing would fly.

Therefore, when I first trend the mod I had done so with some very high expectations! It made it much easier to get to grips with the aircraft given that I already had such an epic outcome in my mind, and when I first started flying this I was blown away at how well they had done to create the feeling and effect of the real thing. I spent a lot of time reading about this aircraft prior to flying it and now I’m more interested than ever- it provides a true snapshot of what this would have been like had it been released when it was supposed to be. 

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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Pro MembersachaleksFri, 31 Aug 2007 19:53:59 GMT
the rendering of this airplane is, like the author's other add ons, excellent. but, its engines produce too much power at idle so that the airplane's main wheels won't touch down - the thing lands on its nose wheel - so the brakes won't stop it before the shrubbery arrives.
Pro MemberPaw1Fri, 06 Jul 2007 22:27:58 GMT
This is a very nifty model. Fun to fly. A very good candidate for an update...
Pro MemberrethmeyerThu, 08 Feb 2007 06:30:46 GMT
all works well on fs9
Pro MemberbandjaxtSat, 27 Jan 2007 18:26:17 GMT
great download.All works on FSX

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