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FSX Fairey Gannet AEW.3 "XL502"

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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6.88 MB
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Fairey Gannet AEW.3 "XL502" (textures only). Repaint of the Fairey Gannet AEW3 by Robert Richardson. It is painted as XL502 "041" from B flight 849 NAS, flying from the carrier HMS Ark Royal in 1970. Repaint by Jens-Ole Kjolberg.

Screenshot of Fairey Gannet AEW.3 "XL502" in flight.

Screenshot of Fairey Gannet AEW.3 "XL502" in flight.


This zip file contains only the textures. You will also need to download the Fairey Gannet AEW.3 by Robert Richardson from "" . The intended method for installation is as an optional set of markings.

  1. Extract the texture files (*.bmp) in this zip file to the main Fairey Gannet AEW.3 folder (Install with folder path "ON" and two new texture folders should be made.
  2. Edit the aircraft.cfg files to add a new [fltsim.x] section that reads as follows:

title=Fairey Gannet AEW.3 041
sim=Fairey Gannet AEW.3
kb_checklists=Fairey Gannet_check
kb_reference=Fairey Gannet_ref
ui_type=Gannet AEW.3
ui_variation=XL502 "041", 849 NAS
ui_typerole="Twin Engine turboprop"
ui_createdby="Robert Richardson"
description=The Fairey Gannet AEW.3 was a British Airborne Early Warning radar aircraft used by the Royal Navy from the late 1950's to 1979. This repaint depicts XL502 "041" from B flight 849 NAS, flying from the carrier HMS Ark Royal in 1970. Repaint by Jens-Ole Kjolberg


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The archive has 25 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
gannet_04102.28.130 B
file_id.diz03.11.13259 B
gannet_041.jpg02.28.1360.68 kB
readme.txt02.28.131.70 kB
texture.04102.28.130 B
flaps left.dds03.11.13256.12 kB
flaps right.dds03.11.13256.12 kB
gannet 1.dds02.26.131.00 MB
gannet 1_bump.dds02.17.131.00 MB
Gannet_041.jpg02.23.13150.14 kB
gloss_parts.dds01.16.131.00 MB
main.bmp02.28.134.00 MB
main.dds02.28.134.00 MB
main_bump.dds02.17.134.00 MB
spinner wrap.dds01.16.131.33 MB
tanks.dds02.16.131.00 MB
texture.cfg01.16.13137 B
thumbnail.jpg02.28.1328.36 kB
Thumbs.db02.28.1328.00 kB
wings_under.dds02.26.131.00 MB
wing_top.dds02.26.131.00 MB
wing_top_bump.dds02.17.131.00 MB
Thumbs.db02.28.1317.50 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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