FS2004 Gmax F-117 Nighthawk
The F-117A Nighthawk is the world's first operational aircraft designed to exploit low-observable stealth technology. The unique design of the single-seat F-117A provides exceptional combat capabilities. About the size of an F-15 Eagle, the twin-engine aircraft is powered by two General Electric ...
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Having always had a genuine appreciation of the military crafts that have been created over the years, I’ve got an enormous amount of time for aircraft like the F-117 Nighthawk. It’s an aircraft I’ve regularly kept tabs on and have used it in various editions of flight simulators over the years. Likewise, I’ve spent a lot of time using the creations of Gmax and understand what they bring to the table so I knew, as soon as I came across this little relic, that I was going to be in for a feast of quality.
Having picked up the excellent FS2004 once again, dusted down the old copy and re-installed it on a new machine to get maximum performance, I found that the first thing I noticed was how well the model stacked up with the modern FSX equivalents.
There was obviously a discrepancy, but it was something that you could easily overlook thanks to the massive increase in performance over the FS2004 norm. It’s like a fine Segway between the old and the new, giving you a fine balance to enjoy if you’ve not used FS2004 in quite some time, removing the “Agh!” feeling you’ll get when you see the out-dated graphical content elsewhere in the game.
As you might imagine given the fact that this is a remake of a stealth bomber, this packs a fair punch in terms of its combat features and capabilities. It’s got two engines as well so it can burst around with stunning accuracy, too – if you are looking to carry out a few fly-by bombings in this bad boy you will find that it’s incredibly easy to manoeuvre within FS2004.
Sure, the depth and quality of the controls aren’t quite as immense as they are on the newer editions of the F-117 but it’s still hugely impressive nonetheless.
Given the fact that key features are also included such as the aircraft being re-fuelable in the air, as well as it being more than capable of delivering a devastating array of firepower through the weapons it comes equipped with, you have total control over a very authentic remake of such a hugely popular piece of hardware. The nice animated extras like the opening canopy and the bomb doors moving open as you get ready to deploy an incredible load of damage on whatever is below you, you will find that this is a wholly engaging and welcoming aircraft to fly.
It’s sleek, it carries the hallmarks and the nature of the original aircraft and it gives you all the help that you could possibly need when it comes to getting that real feeling of a property military piece of aviation. Most of them are usually quite tame due to the civil nature of flight simulation but this holds nothing back, giving you a more or less full power equivalent of the real thing. If, like me, you have an interest in military aviation, you need to see this.
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