B-17 Flying Fortress

for FSX & Prepar3D

Memphis Belle survived the war and most recently has been taken in for restoration by the United States Air Force Museum. Sadly, the original Belle had been the subject of vandalism over the years and the bulk of her original equipment and fittings removed. However, the Museum with the assistance of the Memphis Belle Association have been able to put her back on track to full restoration to how she was when she arrived in the States for her War Bond tour.

Completing the lineup is Bare Metal, a fictional B17-20 finished in unpainted aluminium. Although this never happened for the early models, it gives a taste of how they might have looked fresh from the factory before the drab green was applied.

B17-Gs include "E-Z-Goin'" , a remarkable aeroplane that survived a "kamikaze"- style attack by an Me109 which sliced through the aft section of the fuselage nearly severing the entire tail. Miraculously, the crew nursed the aircraft back to base where she was repaired and flew on until the end of the war. Another "Nine'O' Nine, completed a total of 140 missions - the most by any 8th Air Force bomber and never lost a crewman.

A full paint kit will also be included for you to create your own schemes and choice of markings.

All models have droppable bombs, operated from the cockpit, animated turrets and all crew present including the ball-turret gunner.

A massive amount of detail has been included yet framerates are low for smooth flying on all but the slowest computers. Even the diamond treads are bump-cut into the tyres!

A fully functional cockpit includes authentic start procedures and engine management including the turbo-superchargers. You also have a choice of conventional flood or ultra violet lighting at night.

From the fully detailed nose section to the animated tail-gunner, this package really does do homage to one of history's most illustrious icons and an aviation legend.includes many special features including a fully detailed cargo bay, deployable para-troops and a cargo-drop function. The cockpit is authentically modelled and provides a highly realistic flying experience.

Key Features

  • Hi-fidelity models with a huge amount of authentic detail
  • Superbly detailed Wright Cyclone engines
  • Droppable bombs fall at scale speeds
  • Manned rotating turrets with gun depression and elevation.
  • Retractable animated waist gunners and opening side gun doors
  • Opening hatches with interior detail
  • Superb stereo sound pack
  • Many unique animations including vibrating exhausts and turbochargers
  • Fully animated crew
  • Sun splinter effects in the cockpit glazing
  • UPGRADE: 2 new models for the G-series
  • Special configuration panel pop-up allows you to show or hide the turret gunners and bombardier for takeoff and landing, adjust your seat position and more
  • 9 high-definition liveries with special bump effects and accurate, sharply defined nose-art
  • Pro-quality paintkit enables you to create your own favourite schemes.
  • 7 new liveries for the B17 G version. Repainters have full control over the gloss/reflections.

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Developer

This product has been produced by Aeroplane Heaven. For Aeroplane Heaven product support, please to go https://www.aeroplaneheaven.com/index.php#contact

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Documentation

User Guide

Compatibility

General

You will need Orbx Central to download and install this product. Orbx Central runs on Windows 7+, macOS and Linux. An internet connection is also required.

System Requirements

Minimum

  • FSX SP2 or Acceleration Pack or Steam
  • Prepar3D v2, v3, v4, v5 (compatible)
  • RAM: Minimum 2 GB

For the optimal enjoyment please use DX10 on FSX or Steam. P3D is DX10+ already.

Compatible with version 4 and 5 of Prepar3d with the following notes: the sound gauge that provides the interior switch sounds and some other custom sounds is still 32 bit.

Supported Simulators

This product is compatible with the following simulators:

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition
  • Prepar3D v2
  • Prepar3D v3
  • Prepar3D v4
  • Prepar3D v5

Supported Operating Systems

This product is compatible with the following operating systems:

  • Windows