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FS2004 Antonov An-124

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Type
Complete with Base Model
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6,436
Compatibility
FS2004
Filename
an124-4.zip
File size
2.64 MB
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Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
Everyone
5 star rating.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 3 PRO members.

A Gmax version with many animated parts, high detail 3D model and highlight reflections (for the "unusual" animations read the install.txt). Model by Thomas Ruth, FDE by Thomas Ruth and Alex Kvitta

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The archive an124-4.zip has 51 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
an124.air06.13.037.83 kB
aircraft.cfg08.01.0316.83 kB
an124_notes.txt11.05.020 B
panel08.01.030 B
panel.cfg08.01.0332 B
model08.01.030 B
Model.cfg07.29.0322 B
an124.mdl07.31.031.80 MB
texture08.01.030 B
flightdeck_t.bmp07.18.0364.07 kB
cargodeck_t.bmp07.26.03256.07 kB
cowlinga_l.bmp07.27.03256.07 kB
cowlinga_t.bmp07.14.03256.07 kB
cowlingb_l.bmp07.27.03256.07 kB
cowlingb_t.bmp07.14.03256.07 kB
cowlingc_l.bmp07.27.03256.07 kB
cowlingc_t.bmp07.14.03256.07 kB
cowlingd_l.bmp07.27.03256.07 kB
cowlingd_t.bmp07.14.03256.07 kB
engine_t.bmp08.01.03256.07 kB
flightdeck_l.bmp07.27.03256.07 kB
cargodeck_l.bmp07.27.03256.07 kB
fuse01_l.bmp07.27.031.00 MB
fuse01_t.bmp07.24.031.00 MB
fuse02_l.bmp07.27.031.00 MB
fuse02_t.bmp07.24.031.00 MB
gear_l.bmp07.27.0364.07 kB
gear_t.bmp07.06.03256.07 kB
geardoor_l.bmp07.27.034.07 kB
geardoor_t.bmp07.06.034.07 kB
paxdeck_l.bmp07.27.03256.07 kB
paxdeck_t.bmp07.24.0364.07 kB
pilots_l.bmp07.27.0316.07 kB
pilots_t.bmp07.18.0316.07 kB
tail_l.bmp07.27.03256.07 kB
tail_t.bmp07.25.031.00 MB
wingl_l.bmp07.27.031.00 MB
wingl_t.bmp07.25.031.00 MB
wingr_l.bmp07.27.031.00 MB
wingr_t.bmp07.25.031.00 MB
engine_l.bmp08.01.03256.07 kB
sound08.01.030 B
sound.cfg04.18.0132 B
install.txt08.02.03968 B
copyright.txt08.02.03845 B
fs2002.txt08.02.03399 B
an124.GIF08.02.0310.17 kB
an124_2.jpg08.02.0324.03 kB
FILE_ID.DIZ08.04.03223 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

Editorial

Having not had the pleasure of using an old GMax system for some time, I decided to take the time to boot up my old FS2004 installation and try this GMax recreation of the Antonov AN-124 for FS2004. This is a setting that really does a great job of selling the real aircraft and giving you a genuine appreciation for its unique, uncompromising nature.

Whilst Antonov is a really well-known brand for aviation it’s one I have less experience in than most, so it was a lot of fun to hop into the cockpit. What did I make of the hard work and determination put into work here by Alex Kvitta and Thomas Ruth?

The Design

Of course, the design is always the first thing that you notice. Given that it’s piggy-backing from a software system more than a decade old, this stands up to the test well and looks great for its age. Sure, textures could be sharper and the overall attention to detail could be higher but this is only with the power of hindsight and an over-acceptance of FSX+ standards.

With regards to what the model was built on and the tech it’s utilizing, though, this looks spot on.

The design is a very impressive factor in all of this, and does an exceptional job of capturing that specific look and feel which really does create an interesting, unique and engaging remake of the aircraft in numerous different ways – very impressed!

The Detail

The level of detail put into the model itself is also one of the most impressive factors of this design. The detail levels here is absolutely brilliant, doing a wonderful job of capturing and then improving upon the attention that is being afforded to nearly every aspect of the design itself.

The detail levels that I wanted to see is included, making it all come together and become more of a finished article. One thing that deeply impressed me about the detail, though, was the inclusion of the added 3D model parts; this all looks absolutely spectacular. Add in the addition of reflections and various other minor features and you are left with a system that looks marvelous.

The Performance

The level of performance across the board is one that is easy to get to grips with and enjoy, such is the attention to the detail and the precision across the board. The performance levels here tally well with the real thing, given my numerous readings and learnings about the craft. I’ve never been on the real thing but I quickly found that the level of performance here was just about spot on.

Whilst there’s always little things that you might change about anything, this is a very impressive and studious recreation of the real thing that looks brilliant, capturing those details clearly. 

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.

Installation of Add-on Aircraft/Scenery

Most of the freeware add-on aircraft and scenery packages in our file library come with easy installation instructions which you can read above in the file description.  For further installation help, please see our Knowledge Center for our full range of tutorials or view the README file contained within the download.

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Pro MembersoupbowlSun, 23 Dec 2007 16:37:25 GMT
it works perfectly by the way here are the important door opening keys: cargo nose-shift+e+2 back cargo-tail hook
Pro MemberrvincentSun, 18 Jun 2006 01:34:28 GMT
Download exactly what they said AWESOME download everything is animated the only thing i cant figure out is the nose wont go up although who cares its sweet anyways.

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