FSX B-17G Fuddy Duddy
Note this aircraft originally was made by Gary Herbert due to the fact that his plane was originally ment to cfs and then revamped for fs9 and now fsx the plane does have one quirk although all works as it should in fsx the screen that comes up after your choose your aircraft is not right it will...
- Complete with Base Model
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- Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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- 6.44 MB
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- Scanned 10 days ago (clean)
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- Free (Freeware)
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The archive B17G-gfsxFuddy.zip has 38 files and directories contained within it.
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|Filename/Directory||File Date||File Size|
|B17G-HG Fuddy||01.16.07||0 B|
|FD instructions.txt||01.16.07||831 B|
|Go to Fly Away Simulation.url||01.22.16||52 B|
The rather humorously named ‘Fuddy Duddy’ is an aircraft that many people can feel confident in when they get into the cockpit, even if the name does not really suggest a history of comfort or safety!
In this excellent remake of the Fuddy Duddy, you’ll get access to a fine model that works just fine with FSX. It has been totally revamped to put the whole thing together effectively, taking an old model by Gary Herbert which was previously released for FS9 and altering and optimizing it to work perfectly well when being used in FSX. This model manages to capture the details of the original just perfectly, adding many of the interesting design features and additions that make this aircraft come together so effectively.
The only thing that does not quite work when using it in FSX, however, is when you choose your aircraft. Sometimes, this screen will black out; it will reload eventually though! It’s a minor, unexplained glitch that will not hamper your usage or enjoyment of this product in any way, shape or form. What it does bring to the table is a deeply realistic recreation of an aircraft that many users might never have used in the past.
The actual “official” name for the Fuddy Duddy is the B-17G Flying Fortress, which is one of the most revered aircraft of the Second World War. Acting as a flying battle station that provided more than enough support and protection for ground forces and support for aerial assaults, this aircraft was used for many assaults and acted as a key player within various different parts of the massive battles that took place.
With more than 12,000 of these aircraft being created at the time, this served as a significant player within the war in that it helped to take so many different battles into Allied hands. They were used for various jobs such as raids and assaults, as well as bombing runs in various other parts of the war. At its peak, this was a deeply powerful aircraft that was capable of both assault and defense. It had the ability to sustain significant damage whilst engaged in battle as well as provide air support for sustained periods both offensively and defensively.
It’s strong hull and powerful body made it the perfect battering ram for any aerial assaults, serving as a fantastic means of defending positions from the skies or from softening up enemy forces.
However, it lived up to the myth behind the aircraft and many models returned from battle in conditions they never should have. Additionally, they served as brilliant weapons platforms and dropped more bombs than any other US aircraft during the war itself. It was, without a doubt, one of the most significant factors in providing heavy support. It was the equivalent of a tank in the skies, offering excellent options for the Allies as they pushed on to victory.
If you want to see how one of these monsters handled, this remake is the perfect way to do just that.
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