FSX USAF Boeing C-17 Sound Of Freedom

PreviewFSX USAF Boeing C-17 Sound Of Freedom. A repaint of Mike Stone's C-17. This aircraft is painted in the colors of the 437 Air Wing Charleston AFB. C-17 modified with smoke effect for Flight Simulator X by Rooks Design Graphics. This is a complete aircraft entitled "Sound Of Freedom". Textures by M...

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
File size
13.57 MB
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Scanned 20 days ago (clean)
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Free (Freeware)
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5 star rating.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 10 PRO members.

FSX USAF Boeing C-17 Sound Of Freedom. A repaint of Mike Stone's C-17. This aircraft is painted in the colors of the 437 Air Wing Charleston AFB. C-17 modified with smoke effect for Flight Simulator X by Rooks Design Graphics. This is a complete aircraft entitled "Sound Of Freedom". Textures by Mark Rooks.

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The archive c17x.zip has 37 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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C-17.zip06.24.074.42 MB
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Pictures and History.zip06.24.075.33 MB
Read Me First.txt06.24.071.08 kB
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text1.txt06.24.07315 B
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Sometimes, as I fly around the wonderful world created within FSX, I can feel that it’s missing something; that it’s a little bare.

Preview screenshot

Whilst the simulator does all of the aircraft related things that I need to have some fun as a pilot and does them with supreme confidence, the materialist in me looks around the world – and the aircraft – at times and just wonders if everything could look that little bit better. As such, my FSX program is loaded with more add-ons and extras than I can count!

What I do have, though, is an ability to understand the fact that the textures are always improving thanks to what fans release – take this brilliant FSX USAF Boeing C-17 “Sound of Freedom” package set.

This introduces fresh new textures for the C-17 created by the wonderful Mike Stone, and when combined together makes a suitable wonderful collection of images and extras that really do help to bring a stunning model to full volume and life. The additions included in these packages go a long way to making sure that your C-17 flights can feel much more authentic thanks to the excellent work being put into the designs.

This package will totally design the aircraft to ensure it flies in the famous colors of the 437 Air Wing Charleston AFB. These nice little extras do everything they can to bring the aircraft to life and make the whole thing look sharper and smoother than it ever has in the past.

Another nice take on this has been the fact that the C-17 now carries some rather wonderful smoke effects, as well. They come out of the aircraft with precision and realism and make sure that your flights can have that extra added little bit of reality to ensure the whole thing comes together in the right way. This was designed by the excellent Rooks Design Graphics, who provide a wealth of excellent options and solutions for flight simulation products.

In general, this complete new model does a wonderful job of selling and promoting the look and the feel of the C-17. By celebrating the excellent work carried out by Mark Rooks, this texture set does everything it can to make it be easy to get to grips with this lovable rogue and of an aircraft. Whilst this package may not edit or improve the performance at all, it certainly felt far more authentic when put into this kind of package.

The whole thing feels suitably excellent, and does a truly wonderful job of promoting and improving the quality and conditioning of your overall aircraft experience. If you wish to see how the C-17 should look with the right textures, you should come down and try this out as it will make a spectacular difference to the overall realism provided here with this wonderful C-17 mod.

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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Andrew Sat, 15 Sep 2012 21:59:56 GMT

This is confirmed as a great plane. If you want to see an HD video of how good this plane looks in action check it out. It looks much better than the picture.


carlos4uTue, 30 Nov 2010 21:45:19 GMT
ie rate this aircraft a ten picose is one of the fert plaen that have all wath you neet to fligth is vary go and is respont is one of the bass in excellent jod of the person how billded , thanck you.
SteveMFri, 20 Feb 2009 02:29:57 GMT
The best aircraft that I have downloaded for Flight Simulator X.
toddstotmanFri, 26 Dec 2008 14:15:03 GMT
mooreSun, 30 Sep 2007 06:07:17 GMT
It needs the rear door to open. Other than that, you have no reason not to download this.
saundersimThu, 27 Sep 2007 06:51:17 GMT
Virtually Perfect, easy to fly even w/o the auto pilot
n7xlq1Wed, 18 Jul 2007 03:18:13 GMT
I agree with the others, its great plane, My step brother flies a C-17 outta charleston. I agree it would be nice to have the back open as well, also have a VC for it too.
scottyboy39Tue, 17 Jul 2007 07:58:19 GMT
This plane is great and alot of fun to fly.How do you get the back cargo door open?
skybirdTue, 17 Jul 2007 04:37:19 GMT
EXCELENT DOWNLOAD! The only thing that I would change to this download is to have the two Parachute doors be able to open in the rear of the aircraft. The only doors that can open are the cabin door in the forward left side of the plane, and the cargo door in the aft. besides that slight disapointment, it is an excelent download. Download it and give it a try!

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