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AlphaSim Releases B-36

Last updated Fri, 18 Sep 2015 10:53:32 GMT
Originally posted on Fri, 03 Dec 2004 01:34:11 GMT

Now available from AlphaSim for FS2004 is the giant 1950's era USAF bomber, the Convair B-36 "Peacemaker". Featuring six props and four jets, this unique aircraft is highly detailed and includes a custom sound set. For more information, click on Read More.

The 'Big Stick' arrives at AlphaSim - the mighty 10-engine 1950's-era US bomber is recreated for FS2004 and features some stunning reflective texture work which recreates the unusual aluminium-magnesium skin on this aircraft. The unique extendable gun turrets (3 pairs) are animated, swinging out from behind sliding hatches into a combat-ready position. The twin cavernous bomb bays open up at the touch of a key and the complex undercarriage and door arrangement has been faithfully replicated. Five detailed crew members can be seen manning various stations, authentically clothed in typical SAC garb. A soundset is included with is an authentic representation of the strange low growl of the 6 props mixed with the faint whine of the 4 jets. The cockpit has the usual animations plus a full set of mousable xml gauges. The 2D panel has custom pop-ups for nav, autopilot and throttles as well as gauge night-lighting. The flight model carefully follows the data presented in the real B-36 flight manual.

Repainters can use the source layered PhotoShop files which are provided. The bombardier's position is included in the v-c and some carefully slewing can get you down there for a unique viewpoint. An additional lower-poly model is included for AI use.

Price $16.

More information over at SimShack.

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Ian Stephens

About Ian Stephens

Ian Stephens is a flight simulation enthusiast also with a keen interest in aviation and technology.  Ian spends a lot of his time experimenting with various simulator packages but has a love for Microsoft Flight Simulator X because of the huge selection of add-ons available.  However, Ian also has copies of Prepar3D and X-Plane installed. 

Ian has been writing for Fly Away Simulation for over 9 years.  Should you wish, you can contact Ian via email at ian.stephens@flyawaysimulation.com.

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