FSX Boeing CH-47D Chinook U.S. Armed Forces V2
- Complete with Base Model
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- Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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- 13.64 MB
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This file has new replacement repaint textures and also includes the original CH-47D Chinook model by Mark Adams & Tom Woods. No other files are necessary. This upgrade contains vast improvements including newly compressed texture files for significantly improved performance and space savings with minimal impact on image quality.
All repaints now include actual unit markings and improved olive drab color. Pilots also now have appropriate unit markings. The two Army Chinooks carry unit markings for the 1st Cavalry, 2nd Battalion, 227th Air Regiment - this unit is currently active and provides troop and equipment transport and medivac for the 1st Cavalry - Air Mobile. The Marine Chinooks now carry markings for the 3rd Marine Air Wing.
Special thanks to Delizisis Thanasis and Delizisis Panagiots for use of their textures as a painting template. Mike Lanza.
The CH-47D Chinook helicopter carries out transportation of troops, artillery, supplies and equipment to the battlefield. Other roles include medical evacuation, aircraft recovery, parachute drop, search and rescue, disaster relief, fire-fighting and heavy construction. 163 CH-47Ds took part in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Over 1,000 Chinooks are operational worldwide. Boeing has delivered more than 480 CH-47D Chinooks to the US Army and National Guard. Boeing has also exported the helicopter to military and commercial operators in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Japan, Norway, Spain, the UK and three Far East countries. Chinooks are under licensed production by Agusta of Italy and Kawasaki in Japan. Chinooks built by Agusta have been exported to Egypt, Greece, Iran, Libya and Morocco
Just extract it, into the main folder of your MS Flight Simulator X. For example into the location:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator X\". Be sure to answer 'Yes to All' for replacing files (you may have to do this twice to replace thumbs.db file - it's OK).
If you already have the wonderful Hellenic Army Aviation version, you can just rename, cut & paste the texture folders and edit the aircraft.cfg file accordingly.
Despite not always being a massive fan of flying helicopters – due to my propensity for crashing them with stunning accuracy and regularity – I was always looking forward to being able to fly a Chinook helicopter. As one of the most popular names in aviation, this is a helicopter that has performed admirably for decades as a keystone in military aviation all across the world.
The definition of a solid, durable troop transport the Chinook is one of the most important aircraft around, and being able to fly around in one in FSX was a truly enjoyable experience I’d love to play over again and again.
Helicopter Skills and Model Quality
Usually, I’d find that my helicopter skills would take too long to form with any given aircraft and I’d give up in frustration. With this, though, I felt as if I’d been flying it for years! The intentions of each and every button press I made ensured that the aircraft responded how I thought it would. This makes life easier for those who want to fly around in a Chinook but don’t really have the time to learn how to fly helicopters expertly – it seems to be an incredibly forging aircraft to take to the skies in!
The excellent quality of the textures used was one of the first things that struck me upon loading up FSX. It all stands out as far more impressive than the usual textures in –game and can really make sure that you have an aircraft that looks just as it should up against its real-life counterpart. Although this was originally just an update for the files released by Mark Adams & Tom Woods the first time around, this includes everything in the one package so if you want to fly HD texture Chinooks that fly as good as they actually look this is well worth checking out.
The Real-life Chinook
Over 1,000 of these monsters are available in the world at any given time, and this means they are one of the most commonly created modern aircraft. It’s been a big part of military aviation and troop transport for years and has a big history in aviation as a huge part of the development curve that helicopters started to take. It helped to move helicopters away from the rather dainty style they had taken on until then, allowing them to become something a bit more sturdy in term of what they could carry or use.
The Chinook is a hugely versatile helicopter and this is part of the reason why I loved it so much; it’s got class and style absolutely pouring out of it! The overall performance of the aircraft is incredibly impressive, and it all fits together nicely in this mod. Nothing is left out or behind to make away for better gimmicks or poor extras; this concentrates on being real and giving Chinook fans the chance to fly something as close to the real thing as you will perhaps be likely to find for a flight simulator like FSX.
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