The Pratt & Whitney JT3D is an early turbofan engine which was modeled from the Pratt & Whitney JT3C turbojet. The engine was initially run in 1958, and was first flown in 1959 under a B-45 Tornado test aircraft.
Between 1959 and 1985, more than 8,000 JT3Ds were produced, and most of these JT3D engines are still in service today. These engines are mainly used on military aircraft, and are commonly known by their USAF designation of TF33.
The sound pack has been tested with the Boeing 707: Captain Sim Legendary 707.
The top quality sound is achieved through recording the engine sounds a few feet away from the engines of the E3 AWACS. In addition to real HD recordings of the engines, this sound package also includes:
- Custom sound cones
- Custom wind
- Custom gear
- Custom flaps
- Custom autopilot
- Custom stall
- Custom over-speed
- Custom wheel rumble and ambient cockpit sound which enhances the experience from within the cockpit
Since its inception in 2007, Turbine Sound Studios has been producing sound packages for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 and Microsoft Flight Simulator X. The company’s sound packages are created using high quality recordings of the real world counterparts. This provides high level of immersion and boosts the simulation experience to the user.
Other recent product releases by Turbine Sound Studios include 737 CFM56-7b HD, Airbus 3XX IAE-V2500 HD Sound Pack, Boeing 757 RR HD X and Airbus A340 CFM Sound Pack.
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