Fly Away Simulation

FSX US Marines Vought F-8E Crusader of VMF-235

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Type
Repaint for Payware Model
Download hits
85
Compatibility
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
Filename
f8vmf235.zip
File size
1.2 MB
Virus Scan
Scanned 20 days ago (clean)
Access to file
Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
Everyone

This is a repaint for the Alphasim/Virtavia F-8 Crusader to represent Bu. No. 149204 of VMF (AW)235 based at Da Nang SVN in 1967. This is probably the aircraft flown by Maj. Norman Marshall; later it was converted to F-8J (FN) standards for the French Navy. All the textures are in .dds format for FSX. By Dave Quincey.

Screenshot of US Marines Vought F-8E Crusader in flight.

Screenshot of US Marines Vought F-8E Crusader in flight.

Unzip the file to a location of your choice. Copy and paste the 'texture.VF-33' folder into your 'Alpha F8 Crusader' directory and open any complete texture folder from the directory. Select and copy ALL the files in that folder and paste them into the 'texture.VMF-235' folder; DO NOT OVERWRITE when asked! Finally, copy and paste the following into the 'aircfraft.cfg' file, after the last [fltsim] entry:

[fltsim.xx]
title=ALPHA F-8 Crusader VMF-235
sim=ALPHA_F-8
model=F8-E
panel=
sound=
texture=VMF-235
KB_checklists=f8_check
kb_reference=
ui_manufacturer=ALPHA
ui_type=F-8 Crusader
ui_variation=F-8E VMF-235 Da Nang, 1967
description=� ALPHA Simulations 2005\n\nIn 1953 the F8U-1 Crusader won the Navy competition for the new carrier-based day fighter. It flew supersonic on its maiden flight in 1955. A Crusader set a national speed record in 1956 by flying over 1000 mph, for which it won the Thompson Trophy. In 1957 Major John Glenn flew an F8U non-stop from Los Angeles to new York, setting a transcontinental speed record. In 1958 Vought received the first Certificate of merit ever awarded an aircraft manufacturer by the Navy Bureau of Aeronautics for the design, development and production of a US Navy aircraft. In the Vietnam conflict the Crusader had the highest kill ratio over communist jets of any Navy aircraft. The F8U series enjoyed a long service life which was extended in the 1960s by remanufacturing and updating existing aircraft. Crusaders flew in Navy reserve units until 1987, and the French navy flew its Crusaders well into the 1990's.
atc_id_color=0x00000000
atc_heavy=0
atc_id_font=Verdana,-11,1,600,0
atc_id_color=0x00000000
atc_heavy=0
atc_id_font=Verdana,-11,1,600,0

Replace the [fltsim.xx] with the next number in sequence and save.

Images/Screenshots

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The archive f8vmf235.zip has 38 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
F-8 VMF-235 1.jpg06.12.13307.50 kB
Read Me.txt06.12.132.68 kB
texture.VMF-23506.12.130 B
F8_Colour_Cream.dds06.06.134.12 kB
F8_Colour_Gray.dds05.09.131.12 kB
F8_Colour_Red.dds05.09.134.12 kB
F8_Colour_White.dds06.06.134.12 kB
F8_Colour_Yellow.dds05.09.134.12 kB
F8_EjectionSeat_Main.dds06.11.13256.12 kB
F8_pilot_helmet.dds06.11.1364.12 kB
F8-E_WingPylon.dds06.06.1364.12 kB
F8-J_DeathAngel_Body_Left_A.dds06.12.13512.12 kB
F8-J_DeathAngel_Body_Left_B.dds06.10.131.00 MB
F8-J_DeathAngel_Body_Left_C.dds06.10.13512.12 kB
F8-J_DeathAngel_Body_Left_D.dds06.12.13512.12 kB
F8-J_DeathAngel_Body_Right_A.dds06.12.13512.12 kB
F8-J_DeathAngel_Body_Right_B.dds06.10.131.00 MB
F8-J_DeathAngel_Body_Right_C.dds06.10.13512.12 kB
F8-J_DeathAngel_Body_Right_D.dds06.12.13512.12 kB
F8-J_DeathAngel_Body_TopLeft.dds05.08.13256.12 kB
F8-J_DeathAngel_Elevator_BottomLeft.dds06.10.13256.12 kB
F8-J_DeathAngel_Elevator_BottomRight.dds06.10.13256.12 kB
F8-J_DeathAngel_Elevator_TopLeft.dds06.10.13256.12 kB
F8-J_DeathAngel_Elevator_TopRight.dds06.10.13256.12 kB
F8-J_DeathAngel_LeftWingBottom.dds06.10.131.00 MB
F8-J_DeathAngel_LeftWingTop.dds06.10.131.00 MB
F8-J_DeathAngel_RedWhiteChecks.dds06.10.1364.12 kB
F8-J_DeathAngel_RightWingBottom.dds06.11.131.00 MB
F8-J_DeathAngel_RightWingTop.dds06.10.131.00 MB
F8-J_DeathAngel_RudderLeft.dds06.10.13128.12 kB
F8-J_DeathAngel_RudderRight.dds06.10.13128.12 kB
F8-J_DeathAngel_TailMain.dds06.12.13512.12 kB
F8-J_DeathAngel_TailMainRIGHT.dds06.12.13512.12 kB
F8-J_DeathAngel_UnderFin.dds06.10.13256.12 kB
F8-J_RedWhiteChecks.dds05.08.1364.12 kB
thumbnail.jpg06.12.1345.25 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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