FSX Spitfire FVIII 5501
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- Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
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Textures only for the RealAir Spitfire 2008 Mark IX of a fairly rare (cannon + 4 MGs) Spitfire FVIII in bare metal finish and painted in non-standard RAF markings. Currently displayed at the South African National Museum of Military History in Johannesburg, in 1944 this SAAF aircraft was sent from the war zone to South Africa at the specific request of General Smuts -- Churchill's close friend and confidant -- for display purposes to boost morale. Pilots found no discernible differences in handling between the Mk VIII and the the Mk IX versions. 32-bit textures by Grant MacLean/Sean Moloney/RealAir.
There were three major versions of the Spitfire VIII; the F (Fighter) with Merlin 61 or 63 engine, the LF (low and medium altitude) with Merlin 66, and the HF (high altitude) equipped with the Merlin 70. Most Spitfire VIIIs produced were the Merlin 66 engined LF version: its operational weight with full fuel and ammunition was 7,800 lbs. A total of 1,654 Mk VIIIs were built.
1. Extract/unzip the SPITSAM.ZIP file into a temporary folder.
2. Move the folder TEXTURE.5501 to the RealAir Spitfire IX 2007 folder (usually:"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator X\SimObjects\Airplanes\RealAir Spitfire IX 2007.
3. Copy the text between the asterisks below into the AIRCRAFT.CFG file in your RealAir Spitfire IX 2007 folder, at the end of the previous [fltsim.X] entries, replacing the 'X' in [fltsim.X] with the next sequential number.
title=Supermarine Spitfire FVIII 5501 GS
description=This rare (cannon + 4 MGs) Spitfire FVIII in bare metal finish and painted in non-standard RAF markings is currently displayed at the South African National Museum of Military History in Johannesburg. In 1944 this SAAF aircraft was sent from the war zone to South Africa at the specific request of General Smuts -- Churchill's close friend and confidant -- for display purposes to boost morale. Pilots found no discernible differences in handling between the Mk VIII and the the Mk IX versions.
With thanks to Ruth Nicola whose ace photographic skills made this possible.
Basic textures by Sean Moloney, RealAir.
Repaint by Grant MacLean
The archive spitsam.zip has 25 files and directories contained within it.
|Filename/Directory||File Date||File Size|
|SAAF spitfire - museum_of_military_history.jpg||04.02.08||50.75 kB|
|Go to Fly Away Simulation.url||01.22.16||52 B|