Fly Away Simulation

FSX RAF DH Vampire FB5 Ouston 1956

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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This is a repaint of the DeHavilland Vampire FB5 by Robert Robinson, to represent WA419, flown by Wing Commander W.A. Smith, station commander of RAF Ouston around 1956. It bears the colors of No. 607 Sqdn. Royal Auxillary Air Force on the left side and No. 608 Sqdn RAuxAF on the right. Both squadrons were disbanded in 1957 along with the all other flying units of the RAuxAF. By Dave Quincey.

Screenshot of RAF DH Vampire FB5 Ouston 1956 in flight.

Screenshot of RAF DH Vampire FB5 Ouston 1956 in flight.

Copy the 'texture.608' folder into your ...Simobjects/Airplanes/DeHavilland Vampire FB5 folder, then open the aircraft.cfg file and add the following after the last [fltsim.xx] entry:

title=DeHavilland Vampire FB5 WAS
sim=DeHavilland Vampire FB5
atc_id= WG833
ui_variation=WA419 608 Sqdn. Wing Comdr. W. A. Smith
Category =airplane
description=The de Havilland DH.100 Vampire was a British jet-engine fighter. It was commissioned by the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, and was the second jet fighter to enter service with the RAF, after the pioneering Gloster Meteor. Although it arrived too late to see combat during the war, it served with front line RAF squadrons until 1955, and continued in use as a trainer until 1966. It also served with many air forces worldwide, and set several aviation firsts and records most notably the first jet to cross the Atlantic, the first jet to make a carrier landing (sea vampire) holder of the world altitude record back in 1948 of 59,446ft, over 11 miles up!
Almost 3,300 Vampires were built, a quarter of them under licence in other countries. The Vampire design was also developed into the de Havilland Venom fighter-bomber as well as naval Sea Vampire variants.

Replace the .xx with the next fltsim number and save.

This texture set was produced using Robert Richardson's excellent paint kit. It is freeware.

These files are virus-free and have been tested with FSX SP2/Acceleration. I have no reason to suspect they will harm your system but they are used entirely at your own risk.


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The archive has 14 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
Readme.txt01.31.122.38 kB
texture.60801.29.120 B
gunbay_door.dds01.19.12512.12 kB
night.dds01.19.121.00 MB
rivets.dds01.25.121.00 MB
tanks.dds01.19.124.00 MB
texture.cfg01.19.12137 B
thumbnail.jpg01.29.1234.71 kB
vampire_main.dds01.26.124.00 MB
vampire_three.dds01.26.124.00 MB
vampire_two.dds01.26.124.00 MB
Vampire FB5 1.jpg01.29.12360.46 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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