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FSX Battlestar Galactica Viper II Rev. 2

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Type
Complete with Base Model
Download hits
4,769
Compatibility
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
Filename
bsgvipr2.zip
File size
2.18 MB
Virus Scan
Scanned 21 days ago (clean)
Access to file
Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
Everyone
4 star rating.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars by 6 PRO members.

FSX Battlestar Galactica Viper II, rev. 2. Features: maximum performance - full envelope; capable of FSX max speed (2667 kts); stable and strong under extreme G loads and maximum dynamic pressures; ultra efficient, high thrust, vectored thrust; SuperSpoilers; deflection flaps for hovering flight. Rev. 2 adds static VC, animated canopy and gear, improved visual model, gun effects, radar. By Bruce Fitzgerald. (Previous version had 1288 downloads)

Images/Screenshots

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The archive bsgvipr2.zip has 42 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.

Filename/Directory File Date File Size
Aircraft.cfg04.14.078.21 kB
effects04.13.070 B
fsxgun.fx04.13.072.43 kB
fx_apdreheat.fx07.28.0312.34 kB
fx_landinglightf1.fx12.29.033.71 kB
maxPERF.air04.13.0712.84 kB
model04.13.070 B
BSG_Viper2vc.mdl04.13.07297.12 kB
Model.cfg04.13.0731 B
panel04.13.070 B
burnab.CAB04.13.0711.62 kB
dfa18_fx.cab03.29.041.33 kB
forward_1024.bmp04.13.07769.05 kB
panel.cfg04.13.075.38 kB
panel_decal.bmp02.28.043.00 MB
panel_decal_2.bmp02.28.04768.05 kB
panel_decal_3.bmp01.28.041.00 MB
panel_decal_4.bmp01.28.041.00 MB
radar.cab09.04.0625.54 kB
radio.bmp03.22.04769.05 kB
right_mfd.bmp03.22.04769.05 kB
superh.cab03.29.04226.02 kB
Thumbs.db11.17.067.00 kB
readme.txt04.14.072.36 kB
readme_radarpanels.txt04.13.071.68 kB
sound04.13.070 B
Sound.cfg02.11.0732 B
texture04.14.070 B
colmftr1.bmp04.09.071.00 MB
doors.bmp04.08.0717.05 kB
doorsint.bmp04.08.0717.05 kB
frame.bmp04.12.07257.05 kB
grey.bmp04.09.07257.05 kB
Lplate.bmp04.11.07257.05 kB
mirror.bmp04.10.07257.05 kB
thumbnail.jpg04.13.0722.78 kB
v2glass.bmp04.12.071.33 MB
vcpanel.bmp04.09.071.00 MB
wells.bmp04.11.07257.05 kB
Viper_MkII_Rev2.jpg04.11.0769.59 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

Editorial

While I never watched Battlestar Galactica too much myself growing up, I was more than aware of the Viper. I decided to pick this up on an afternoon with not much else on, seeking a bit of engagement and adventure away from the norm. When I downloaded this model, though, I have to say that I was damn impressed with the work put in by Bruce Fitzgerald.

I spent some time comparing images of the model with the ‘real thing’ (you know what I mean!) and found it was very accurate. Each little section appears to be in scale and in shape, with everything from the color and the hue of the paintwork to the detail on the venting impressing me.

Attention to Detail

Clearly, Bruce has done a good job of recreating the real thing. Add in the fact that it flies with a real style, too, and it becomes much easier to see why this is such a hit with fans of the series. Designed to be capable of the max speed in FSX – 2667kts – this is actually quite easy to fly. It’s extremely stable and smooth for something that feels like it’s about to crash and crack under the pressure of the pace you are going.

I struggled at first to handle it – it felt like going on Buckaroo all over again!

This was extremely fast, but I merely found flying at such a pace the challenge. The Viper itself handles itself like a dream – it’s as if you are flying at normal paces. With high-end dynamic pressure resistance, too, it never really feels under strain even when you are giving it 100%.

Add in the high-thrust and vectored thrust, too, and the inclusion of awesome spoilers and little add-ons such as deflection flaps, and it’s easy to see why the Viper is so easy to fall in love with.

By the way, this is the second revision of the model: this adds new gears, animated canopies, a new gun effect style, and a radar. All of these features come to live with easy to help create a much more integrated and enjoyable aviation experience.

If I could recommend any kind of model to take to the skies with, then it would absolutely need to be this. I might just need to go and watch the full Battlestar Galactica series now, to try and fall in love with the Viper even more!

Whether you just love rapid aircraft or you want to remind yourself of your love for the series, I heartily recommend you try this out right away. 

Adam McEnroe

About 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 MemberLynceThu, 22 Aug 2013 17:05:08 GMT

Lot's of fun! Very fast ship with great flying! Great job, Thanks!

WatermanMon, 01 Oct 2012 00:37:45 GMT

Ryuno, are you running in DX10 preview? I believe this is DX9 only. Another alternative is Addon Converter X to convert the textures to DX10.

ryuno596Wed, 12 Sep 2012 23:47:37 GMT

So i downloaded this, but it doesn't seem to have any textures, can anyone help. It looks like other people don't have this problem.

Pro MemberjwblackWed, 17 Jun 2009 03:54:12 GMT
Great dowload, excellent flying and awesome speed. Love the shooting press "l". Landing very difficult, but challenging.
Pro MemberTimmileyMon, 04 Aug 2008 15:38:24 GMT
I LIKED FLYING THIS A LOT AND THE LOOKS ARE GREAT. I WISH THAT THE PANEL WAS MORE DETAIL, BUT THE CONTROL OF THE PLANE IS INTERESTING. I WOULD PAY ABOUT $8 FOR THIS ONE AND I RECOMMEND IT TO EVERY MEMBER.
Pro MemberBuickFri, 21 Sep 2007 05:13:52 GMT
The only reason its not a 10 is the virtual cockpit isn't as polished as the exterior model. ( which is excellent!) Lots of fun to fly around the Galactica scenery addon.

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