Fly Away Simulation

FSX Marines F-7 Tigercat VMP-254

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Complete with Base Model
Download hits
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
File size
12.08 MB
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Scanned 0 days ago (clean)
Access to file
Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
5 star rating.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 2 PRO members.

This is Alphasim's Grumman F-7 Tigercat modified for Microsoft Flight Simulator X. The Grumman F7 Tigercat was the first twin-engined fighter aircraft design to enter service with the United States Navy. Designed for the new Midway-class aircraft carriers, the aircraft were too large to operate from earlier decks. Although delivered to United States Marine Corps (USMC) combat units before the end of World War II, this aircraft served with the VMP 254 Marine Photo Reconnaissance. The Marine unit VMP-254 was commissioned in December, 1946 at MCAS El Toro under the 1st MAW. It was assigned the F-7 Tigercats and later F4F-5P Corsairs, but soon became a paper squadron due to the reduction in forces after WW II. It was decommissioned in December, 1949 and all its assets transferred to 1st MAW HEDRON-1. This aircraft includes a panel by Mel Mutter. Aircraft package includes history and pictures of the actual aircraft and VMP squadron. Textures by Mark Rooks of RDG Aircraft.

Screenshot of Marines F-7 Tigercat VMP-254 in flight.

Screenshot of Marines F-7 Tigercat VMP-254 in flight.

Francis Silva Does not belong to RDG any longer . He does not have the right to RDG aircraft or aircraft files created by Mark Rooks and does not have the authority to give permission to use RDG aircraft or aircraft files created by Mark Rooks.

I apologize if some of RDG aircraft download numbers look fraudulent . This is the work of one individual . This individual has been ask to stop and as of yet has not .

To install this aircraft:

As always back up any original files.

1. Unzip downloaded folders to your desktop or temporary directory of your choice.

2. Copy the " F7F-3 Tigercat MARINES VMP - 254 " and paste it in the main aircraft folder. By default the main aircraft folder is located at: "C:Program FilesMicrosoft GamesFSXSIM Objects /Aircraft".

3. Be sure to completely unzip all files the aircraft file when complete will Cotain 6 files the Following 6 files goes in the aircraft folder CFG Airfile Model Sound Panel Textures.

4. Unzip the gauges folder and put the gauges in the FSX gauges folder located at "C:Program FilesMicrosoft GamesFSXGauges".

Made Simpler:

Make sure all files are unzipped the New Plane folder should contain 6 files unzipped they are CFG Airfile Sound Model Texture Panel the New Plane folder with the 6 files goes in the game aircraft folder found at C:Program FilesMicrosoft GamesMicrosoft Flight Simulator XSimObjectsAirplanes follow the path ie open the c drive then open program files then open Microsoft Games then open Microsoft Flight Simulator X then open SimObjects then open Airplanes folder the New Plane goes in that folder.

Textures and FSX updates created by Mark "Fire Ball" Rooks.

Enjoy your new repaint.

Thanks for downloading.

"Fire Ball"


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The archive has 8 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
F-7 History.zip02.02.10257.04 kB
F-7.Tigercat.jpg02.01.1087.35 kB
F7F-3 Tigercat MARINES VMP - 254.zip02.01.1010.16 MB
Gauges.zip12.07.091.58 MB
Read Me First.txt02.01.102.25 kB
Reg. Text.txt02.01.10979 B
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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