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FSX SP2 Acceleration Douglas A-1H Skyraider

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Complete with Base Model
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
File size
8.02 MB
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Scanned 26 days ago (clean)
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Free (Freeware)
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5 star rating.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 1 PRO members.

SP2 Acceleration Douglas A-1H Skyraider. This release includes two Viet Nam era Navy paint schemes and visibility options for the underwing stores. Must have Acceleration for some features to work. This is a stand alone-pack, no need to have my earlier A-1J USAF Skyraider. By Tim Conrad.

Douglas A-1H Skyraider in flight.

Douglas A-1H Skyraider in flight.

SP-2 Acceleration
Douglas A-1H Skyraider

1)After downloading the zip, locate it, and extract the file to a temp folder.

2)Copy the A-1H Folder over to your FSX Aircraft folder.

3)Copy the gauge file over to your FSX gauges folder.

4)Copy the effects file "fx_navyel" to your FSX effects folder. This is a yellow nav light for the tail sides.

5)If you want some gunfire effects, copy the fx_mzlflsh_s.fx effects file to your FSX effects folder.

6) File copying. To keep this download tidy, and easier to up/download, I included the common files in only one texture folder, the default "texture" folder. You will need to copy these common files to the other (.768)texture folder.

That "texture.cfg" file thing doesn't always work for me, hence this manual copying. I know it's a real pain....


This package is a stand alone release. You do not have to have my earlier A-1J USAF Skyraider installed. If you do, the gauge .cab file should already be installed--no need to reinstall it.

Underwing Stores Visibility System.
On the left console, aft of the engine controls, are three red pull levers. These are marked "OUTBOARD", "INBOARD", and "CTR"
By pulling and pushing these levers, you can control which underwing stores are visible or invisible.
Don't forget to reset your plane's Fuel and Payload setting to match the visual model.

The center store is a 150 gallon tank, weighing about 900LBS. I use the "release external tank 1" key command to quickly alter my fuel level.

The inboard stores are two Zuni LAU-10 rocket pods, weighing about 1100 LBS.

The outboard stores are the 250LB bombs, weighing about 1000 LBS. total.

The Master Arm Switch, on the lower panel, is used to turn the gunsight on/off.

If you installed the muzzleflash effects file, the "smoke" key will activate the gunfire.


There is a top secret advanced technology navigation device hidden in the pull-out chartboard in the panel. The Water Rudder key will access this device.

Also, the wings fold, and the tailhooks lowers.


Special Thanks to Kevin "Cribbage" for the high quality detail Skyraider photos. Thanks!

To all who download and enjoy my planes:-)
And to all of the makers of all the tutorials, utilities, tips, like Airwrench, DXTBMP, How-to's etc. Couldn't do it without you!!

This aircraft was tested in FSX, with Acceleration Add-on
This aircraft was built using the FSX SP-2 SDK


Flight Model set to HARD
Plane Textures set to HIGH
Screen res set to 1280x1024
Crash Detection off, I KNOW when I crash!
Intel QuadCore 9550, or somethin' like that
24" Acer LCD Flat Monitor
NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT 512MB Vidcard
TM Cougar HOTAS/Sietek Pro Pedals
Results with your Computer and Sim Settings may vary.

This aircraft is released AS IS.
If something is "missing", or "wrong", oh well, you got it for a good price:-) No need to email me about it.
Once I finish a plane, that's it!

Good Luck,

Tim Piglet Conrad
Piglet's Peculiar Planes

Douglas A-1H Skyraider in flight.

Douglas A-1H Skyraider in flight.

Images & Screenshots

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The archive has 40 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
A-1H.air03.01.1010.39 kB
aircraft.cfg03.09.1015.03 kB
model03.10.100 B
A-1H.mdl03.08.102.47 MB
A-1H_interior.mdl03.09.102.26 MB
Model.cfg03.05.1047 B
panel03.10.100 B
panel.cfg03.03.103.62 kB
popup.bmp04.10.081.23 MB
sound03.10.100 B
Sound.cfg05.15.0835 B
texture.76803.10.100 B
a1h_01.dds03.09.104.00 MB
a1h_02.dds03.08.101.00 MB
thumbnail.jpg03.09.1021.70 kB
texture03.10.100 B
a1_03_lm.dds02.24.104.00 MB
a1_03_spec.dds02.24.104.00 MB
a1_glass.dds03.01.10256.12 kB
a1_glass_lm.dds02.17.10256.12 kB
a1_panels_lm.dds02.24.104.00 MB
a1_panels_spec.dds02.24.104.00 MB
a1_prop.dds02.28.1064.12 kB
a1_reflect.dds02.16.10256.12 kB
a1h_01.dds03.09.104.00 MB
a1h_01_spec.dds03.08.104.00 MB
a1h_02.dds03.08.101.00 MB
a1h_02_spec.dds03.08.101.00 MB
a1h_03.dds03.08.104.00 MB
a1h_aircrew.dds03.08.10256.12 kB
a1h_panels.dds03.08.104.00 MB
thumbnail.jpg03.09.1031.29 kB
A-1.cab03.03.10358.74 kB
A-1H Sky_Pic.jpg03.10.1039.40 kB
file_id.diz03.10.10286 B
fx_mzlflsh_s.fx02.22.099.17 kB
fx_navyel.fx03.03.103.03 kB
readme.txt03.10.103.75 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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Keith LenznerFri, 02 Feb 2018 21:52:32 GMT

If you're an early U.S. Navy plane nut, like me, this one is special. Ease of take off is mirrored by its great flight caricaturists and it's carrier landings. So, if you always wanted a "Big Sandy" in your stable, you have to have this one. PAYSON

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