Fly Away Simulation

FSX US Navy Grumman F8F Bearcat

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Repaint for Payware Model
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
File size
6.91 MB
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Scanned 25 days ago (clean)
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Free (Freeware)
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This repaint of the Vertigo Studios Grumman F8F "Bearcat" represent a Bearcat, F8F-2, N7825C of the Commemorative Air Force, Southern California Wing currently based at Camarillo, CA. The textures are those of an artist interpretation and resulting rendition. These are textures only. Repaint by Russel R. Smith.

Screenshot of US Navy Grumman F8F Bearcat on the ground.

Screenshot of US Navy Grumman F8F Bearcat on the ground.

You need the Vertigo Studios payware package.

Special Thanks to Frank Safranek with his help on the tail font. Couldn't have done it without you. Extract the files to a VS_F8F folder. Make sure "Use Folder Names" is checked so it will create the folders when you extract the files.

Below are the changes for the aircaft.cfg file. Change the "xx" to the next number in your aircaft.cfg.

title=VS F8F1 21 RRS_3
ui_type="F8F-2 Bearcat"
ui_variation="201/S, Commemorative Air Force, N7825C, BURNO 122674"
ui_createdby="Vertigo Studios"
description="The Grumman F8F Bearcat (affectionately called "Bear") was an American single-engine naval fighter aircraft of the 1940s. It went on to serve into the mid-20th century in the United States Navy and other air forces, and would be the company's final piston engined fighter aircraft."

The changed repainted files are the copyright of Russel R. Smith. All unaltered files are the property of Vertigo Studios.

If you have any photos of F8Fs and want to share them with me I would appreciate it.

I would all so like to here your comments concerning the textures. Good, bad or indifferent. A comment would be appreciated.

Russel R. Smith


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The archive has 12 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

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Filename/Directory File Date File Size
CAF_5.jpg10.03.10413.89 kB
F8F-2_CAF_Repaint.txt10.04.101.84 kB
F8F-2_CAF_Repaint_FIX.txt10.07.102.05 kB
texture.CAF10.09.100 B
F8F_1_T.dds10.05.104.00 MB
F8F_2_T.dds10.07.104.00 MB
F8F_payloads.dds09.25.104.00 MB
prop.dds08.31.101.00 MB
texture.cfg08.14.06137 B
thumbnail.jpg10.03.1028.60 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B

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