10.84Mb (11867 downloads)
FS2004/FSX Boeing XB-15 Experimental Long-Range Bomber Attempt by Boeing to develop 4-engine bomber with 5000-mile range. Begun in 1934, but first flew in 1937, almost two years after B-17. Many similar features to early B-17, but much larger with 149-foot span. Intended Allison liquid-cooled engines were unavailable, and P&W Twin Wasps were used instead, leaving XB-15 underpowered, unable to go 200 mph. FSDS3.5 model with two liveries: original metal finish, and experimental two-tone camouflage. Interior doors open with Shift-E then 2. Also can be flown in FSX. By George Diemer.
Posted Dec 8, 2010 03:27 by George Diemer
4.70Mb (1080 downloads)
Textures for Sabena (Belgium), in paint scheme of 1956-1968, and Air Congo, 1961/62. I picked OO-SCT (c/n 381) because of its interesting history. It was a frequent visitor to European airports in the 1950ies and 60ies, also used by Air Congo in 1961/62. Sold to Frontier in 1968 and converted to CV-580 version. After serving in Alaska for many years, it is still used for passenger transport with Air Chathams of New Zealand in excellent condition. Requires the Cal Classics original full model.
Posted Dec 4, 2010 13:48 by Joachim Liethen
2.79Mb (474 downloads)
Empire Airlines textures for the FSX default DC-3 aircraft by Microsoft/Aces and modified James Eden and Jon Murchison. These textures require AWESUM4SUM.zip modification to the default FSX DC-3 Textures by Gary Harper.
Posted Dec 1, 2010 16:24 by Gary Harper
5.60Mb (1373 downloads)
Textures for the Constellation Group L1049G model (Manfred Jahn). L-1049G 'D-ALIN' of Lufthansa, delivered in 1955. This plane was the Lufthansa Flagship for some years, being used on some Government missions, including the first visit of a German Head of Government after the war to Moscow in 1955. After its 'retirement', it was used for apprentice training in Hamburg. Today it is preserved in a museum at Hermeskeil, Germany.
Posted Nov 25, 2010 23:24 by Joachim Liethen
7.72Mb (1736 downloads)
FS2004/FSX Curtiss R3C biplane racer Curtiss-built biplanes that equipped fighter units of the Air corps and Navy during the 1920's and 30's were inspired by the air racing during the early 1930's. In 1925 the U.S. Army and Navy ordered from the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company aircraft of basically the same design but with individual variations. The R3C variants ran away with first place in both trophy races in that same year. One of them also established a straightaway speed record for seaplanes of 245.7 mph. Source included. GMAX mdl by A.F.Scrub
Posted Nov 25, 2010 14:31 by A.F.Scrub
23.94Mb (7153 downloads)
Martin PBM-5A and 3D Mariner Package. Works in both FS2004 and FSX. The Martin Model 162 Mariner was a larger, more capable flying boat than the far more popular consolidated PBY Catalina. The first PBM-1 flew in 1939, and underwent many design changes -- including the adoption of a dihedral in the tail design -- to overcome flight performance and stability issues. PBM-3s were delivered from 1942-44 in a variety of configurations, including anti-submarine, transport, and patrol versions. The final variant, the PBM-5, used the 2,100 HP Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engine, and was given amphibious capabilities. In all, 1,366 of all types were built, with production ceasing in 1949. The last PBM was retired in 1956, but the type continued in Coast Guard duty and with other nations for many years afterward. FSX thumbs added and panel tweaked by Soaring Falcon. Ex Payware from Alphasim.
Posted Nov 24, 2010 09:09 by Soaring Falcon
29.91Mb (5397 downloads)
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 Package for FSX. The Royal Aircraft Factory's S.E.5.a went tooth and nail with the Sopwith Camel for the accolade of being the finest British fighting aeroplane of World War I. Designed by a team which included the legendary H. P. Folland, the first prototype was unveiled in December, 1916. The craft utilised a 150-HP Hispano-Suiza engine with a large, automotive-style radiator and truncated exhaust manifolds. The S.E.5.a was widely regarded as a tough opponent by the enemy and as a good friend in the air by its pilots. It was robust, fast, and very easy to fly. The aircraft remains extremely popular among early aviation history buffs and WWI aficionados, and replicas abound, in both full- and smaller-scale versions. Excellent reproductions of the plane can be seen in the films "The Aviator" and "Flyboys", but the best place to see the S.E.5.a in action is in the restored version of Howard Hughes' "Hell's Angels". Ex payware from Alphasim
Posted Nov 22, 2010 05:09 by Soaring Falcon