FSX USMC VMFA 251FSX F/A-18 Hornet

USMC VMFA 251FSX F/A-18 Hornet. Repaint of the FSX Acceleration F-18 in Marine attack squadron VMFA 251 "Thunderbolts" livery. By Timothy Handy.

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USMC VMFA 251FSX F/A-18 Hornet. Repaint of the FSX Acceleration F-18 in Marine attack squadron VMFA 251 "Thunderbolts" livery. By Timothy Handy.

USMC VMFA 251FSX F/A-18 Hornet in flight.

USMC VMFA 251FSX F/A-18 Hornet in flight.

Thanks for downloading my first upload repaint.
This is the FA-18 for the Microsoft FSX acceleration addon.You must own this for this repaint to work.

Installing is easy:
Just add the included texture folder 14 to .....Microsoft Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Airplanes\FA-18 and copy the text below to the aircraft config file in the FA-18 main folder.

Thats it! Enjoy.

title=FA-18 Hornet 14
ui_typerole="Twin Engine Jet"
ui_createdby="Microsoft Corporation"
description="The Hornet combines the ruggedness required of carrier-borne aircraft with speed and superior agility, especially at high angles of attack. Its powerful engines, canted vertical stabilizers, horizontal stabilators, large leading- and trailing-edge flaps, and sophisticated flight control system all contribute to a level of performance that makes the Hornet a versatile front-line fighter in several air forces around the world.(VMFA-251) is a United States Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet squadron. Also known as the "Thunderbolts", the squadron is based at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina and falls under the command of Marine Aircraft Group 31 (MAG-31) and the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (2nd MAW). The Squadron radio callsign is "T-Bolt"
performance="Maximum Speed (high altitude)\t\n1.8 Mach 1,911 km\/h\n\nMaximum Speed (low altitude)\t\n720 kts 1,335 km\/h\n\nCruise Speed\t\n580 kts 1,074 km\/h\n\nEngines\t\n2 General Electric turbines, 6-stage afterburners\n\nEmpty Weight\t\n24,500 lb 11,113 kg\n\nMaximum Gross Weight\t\n56,000 lb 25,401 kg\n\nTakeoff Gross Weight\t\n37,000 16,783 kg\n\nLength\t\n56 ft 17 m\n\nWingspan\t\n37.4 ft 11.4 m\n\nHeight\t\n15.1 ft 4.60 m\n\nSeating\t\n1"
Category = airplane

The archive vmfa_251.zip has 12 files and directories contained within it.

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
Texture.1409.20.100 B
F-18_Main01_T.dds09.19.101.00 MB
F-18_Main02_T.dds09.11.101.00 MB
F-18_Main03_T.dds09.13.101.00 MB
F-18_Main04_T.dds09.15.101.00 MB
F-18_Wingl_T.dds09.13.101.00 MB
F-18_WingR_T.dds09.13.101.00 MB
Read first!.txt09.20.102.12 kB
texture.cfg08.22.07162 B
thumbnail.jpg08.31.075.32 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B
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