FSX David Copley's P-38 Lightning
FSX Updates For David Copley's P-38 Lightnings. David has released several versions of his Lockheed Lightning for FS2004. For the most part, they convert well to FSX. The primary exception is some of the gauges. This update deals with these issues - and also provides thumbnails for the texture fo...
- Complete with Base Model
- Download hits
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
- File size
- 3.06 MB
- Virus Scan
- Scanned 27 days ago (clean)
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- Free (Freeware)
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The archive p-38_fsx.zip has 114 files and directories contained within it.
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|Filename/Directory||File Date||File Size|
|Go to Fly Away Simulation.url||01.22.16||52 B|
The P-38 Lightning is up there in my all-time favorite war aircraft. Although a noted pacifist and not someone who really enjoys the fact we can blow the planet up from the sky, war aviation is hugely impressive.
The further back in history that I go, though, the more fascinated that I can get by aviation. It’s impressive today that we can launch nuclear warheads from a stealth bomber, of course it is.
But what about the guys who were flying P-38 Lightning aircraft back in the day!?
I have far more interest in seeing how that would have felt. With the help of the excellent David Copley, now I can. This rendition of a major part of aviation history has been taken on by David and further adapted by Roger Mole. The end result is a charmingly wonderful P-38 take that looks brilliant in just about every way.
Although this was made for FS2004 it does an excellent transfer into FSX, with only minor issues noticed. Whilst I had some trouble with a few of the old FS2004 gauges, they can be replaced by using this updated version. So if you have consigned Mr. Copley and his little masterpiece to the grave in the past, this should help you resurrect and enjoy his masterpiece once again.
The depth and detail that comes into the cockpit is great. I loved the tightknit nature of the cockpit, adding an extra layer of realism. Also, crucially, it gave me a good idea of what it must be like in the cockpit of one of these aircraft.
I felt positively terrified!
A Thrilling Flight
The speed and the rather inaccurate nature (relative to today) of the aircraft makes for a challenging flight. Not only will you find that flying this aircraft is made very different because it carries such a unique look, but the time-gap between modern and classic aircraft throws in some interesting challenges.
With that in mind, though, you should have no problem enjoying one of the finest aircraft of the old-school era. The work that has gone in makes this a fine mod to use even if it was for an older simulator.
The attention to detail, the precision in the look and the flight dynamics all make for a fair and engaging flight. I won’t be getting rid of this in a hurry and would happily recommend it to war buffs and historians alike!
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