Farmington, CT USA June 2nd, 2006 - Shockwave Productions Inc. has announced their latest offering, Wings of Power II: WWII Fighters Special Edition, has gone gold (entered final production). Shockwave's newest boxed set is compatible with both Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 and Microsoft Flight Simulator X.
Wings of Power II: WWII Fighters Special Edition includes five very high quality aircraft, including the Messerschmitt Bf109, P51 Mustang, Supermarine Spitfire, Republic P47 Thunderbolt, and the Japanese Mitsubishi "Zero."
Scott Gentile of Shockwave Production comments, "These aircraft can be flown by-the-book, have amazing audio, and use our latest "Pure-3D" modeling techniques. There is more in these aircraft than I can begin to describe. We've printed large, color, 17"X14" aircraft maps for each aircraft so you can get all the information you need in one place. These maps can be folded, just as if you were flying the real thing. A 6th map includes authentic, hand-plotted in-game certified comparison charts for all the aircraft modeled.
- Aircraft owners and operators interviewed
- Shockwave's latest, "Pure-3D" virtual modeling process
- SPECIAL EDITION includes SIX large 19"X14" aircraft fold-out map
- Built with the very latest "Absolute realism" flight technology
- Can be flown "by the book"
- Built from actual aircraft flight tests and pilot's manual
- "Absolute Realism" means the entire flight envelope is modeled via the actual pilot's training manuals
- Authentic power characteristics of the supercharged and turbocharged piston engines
- Realistic cruise performance under various conditions with Precision Fuel Management
- Absolute Realism even delivers authentic "distance-to-altitude" performance under various power settings
- Gorgeously constructed aircraft, inside and out, down to the last rivet
- Professionally recorded and mastered authentic audio
- Latest generation engine sound including realistic prop effects
- Stall buffet, canopy, ground roll, flaps, gyro, and authentic cockpit wind
- Authentic drop tank release actually drops both fuel and weight
- "Wings of Power "Special Effects" package includes:
- Historically accurate lighting for stunning nighttime visuals
- Realistic startup visuals modeled after the real aircraft
- Belly landings with realistic effects and physics programming
North American P-51D "Mustang"
The North American P-51D Mustang has emerged as an icon, and is by far the most widely recognized piston fighter ever produced. The P51 allowed the United States to escort their bombers to Berlin and back. The p51 is a heavy, fast energy fighter and, in the right hands is lethal. It has a distinctive sound with its Merlin V-1650-7 engine with 1,720 horsepower.
Supermarine "Spitfire" Mk IB
The Spitfire stands to this day as one of the greatest piston fighters in aviation history. It is a light, maneuverable craft with low drag, elliptical wings, and a broad performance envelope. The result was the Spitfire, a capable, lethal, yet forgiving aircraft that proved more than equal to anything the Germans could throw at it.
Republic P-47D-20 "Thunderbolt"
Equipped with a large, powerful radial engine, the P47 looked as tough as it was. Known as the "Jug", this aircraft was a mainstay of the Allied fighter fleet and, with its eight .50 caliber guns, was capable of shredding ground targets and airborne opponents alike. While it could not turn with Axis fighters such as the Fw 190 and Me 109, it could outdive both of these and had a zoom-climb capability that was amazing.
Messerschmitt Bf "109" E4
The Bf109 was Germany's premier, front-line fighter at the beginning of the war and was still being produced at the end. Designed by Messerschmitt and Lusser, the Bf109 first flew in May 1935. It was a powerful aircraft - in November 1937 the Bf109 V13 raised the world airspeed record for land-based planes to over 370 mph.
Mitsubishi A6M5 "Zero"
The "Zero" was extremely light and maneuverable, and packed a considerable wallop for the time. It was a delight to fly, excelling at low and medium speed acrobatics. Because of its low wing loading, it could turn very tightly at low speeds without stalling, and had a turning radius of as little as 630 feet in the lower speed range.
Additional Wings of Power information can be found at https://a2asimulations.com/
About Shockwave Productions
Shockwave Productions specializes in the development and publication of flight simulations, strategy games, visual effects and sound. The company is a North American based company in Farmington, Connecticut.
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