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FSX Fairchild-Republic A-10 Warthog

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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fsxa10.zip
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33.18 MB
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Free (Freeware)
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5 star rating.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 10 PRO members.

FSX Fairchild-Republic A-10 Warthog. This is Kazunori Ito's A-10 Thunderbolt II, modified for Flight Simulator X. This aircraft is from the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing based at Bagram Air Base. Includes a new panel, textures and FSX updates by Mark Rooks of RSDG Aircraft. Package includes pictures and history of the actual USAF aircraft.

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The archive fsxa10.zip has 9 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
A-10 Warthog Screen.jpg07.07.08263.04 kB
A-10 Warthog.zip07.07.0812.16 MB
Gauges.zip07.07.08612.95 kB
Pictures.zip07.07.0820.16 MB
Read Me First.txt07.07.085.46 kB
Reg. Text.txt07.07.08311 B
Thumbs.db07.07.086.00 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

Editorial

The thing that I love the most about flying a military aircraft is the level of depth they come with in terms of the design inside; it’s totally different to flying a passenger aircraft. The way that everything is laid out, even the space that you have around you, makes the experience feel like something new entirely. Every time I decide to fly an aircraft like the A-10 Warthog, I notice just how effective and easy it is to fly in comparison to the larger aircraft.

The fact they are much lighter and much quicker tallies in well with how I like to fly, but the main thing that I love about the aircraft is the fact that it manages to really provide an insight into the power it has. Many military aircraft mods can lack that same gumption and power; this has no such problems, making it easy to hit top speed and get a real feeling for how something like this would handle.

This is based on the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing based at the Bagram Air Base, and therefore carries some very specific markings on the livery. This makes it very easy to distinguish from its counterparts, and adds another layer of realism to the whole thing.

Naturally, the level of detail on the textures is excellent – I was thoroughly impressed by the precision they managed to get with more or less every pixel. The badges, the shape, the shine and the texture of the aircraft itself all work together in tandem to make something that really does represent the real thing. In terms of graphical prowess and being able to capture the eye in that sense, this aircraft manages to pass that with flying colors, with more or less everything major or minor being included.

After flying around in it for an hour or two, I started to see where the nickname Warthog had started to come from. It’s powerful nature and the fact it would be more than effective in a firefight up-close makes it a very sturdy aircraft.

Even just flying around in the aircraft, I could feel how incredibly reliable it was, making the right decision an easy thing to come across as I flew around. The aircraft took its name from the old Thunderbolt aircraft from the Second World War and it definitely carries the resilience and strength its namesake did.

The aircraft, overall, is a very impressive make. The dynamics what I’m reading and researching in the documents and specifications for the aircraft and it looks just as I was hoping for. It really does manage to capture those little details inside and outside of the aircraft, ensuring that it looks and feels just as it should. Add in the fact that it can hit ridiculous speeds and offers a level of maneuverability that any larger passenger aircraft could simply match, this is the perfect choice for those who like a bit of extra speed in their flight simulation experiences. 

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 Memberjpop8807Wed, 15 Aug 2018 19:53:27 GMT

Flies perfectly. I do a short test then review so I don't forget about it. I haven't messed with the nav hold like others have said but spd and alt hold work perfectly. This plane flies smooth and is a blast to fly.

marco amadeusMon, 14 Mar 2016 21:12:59 GMT

In general good plane...but don´t have 3D cockpit.. and the worst situation in FSx all good but in fsx steam the GPS/NAV , and heading autopilot don´t function, only altimeter and speed .

Pro Memberjcummings30Fri, 18 Feb 2011 14:38:23 GMT
No 3D cockpit but besides that great airplane!
Pro Membermarc52Thu, 28 Oct 2010 09:25:41 GMT
Absolute MUST
Pro MemberbumFluffThu, 30 Sep 2010 16:02:02 GMT
epic
Pro MembertoddstotmanSat, 05 Sep 2009 14:04:45 GMT
Its just all aroud good.
Pro MemberAvioManSun, 29 Mar 2009 04:37:26 GMT
Nice sound. A very well-put-together package.

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