Aeroplane Heaven B-17-Flying Fortress [Download]

October 26, 2017 - Comment

Aeroplane Heaven’s B-17 collection includes the famous ‘Memphis Belle’, B-17F25 ‘Hell’s Angels’, ‘Miami Clipper’, ‘Blonde Bomber’, B-17F30 ‘The 8 Ball’, ‘Black Jack’, ‘Birmingham Blitzkrieg’ and ‘Wulf Hund’, and a fictional B17F-20 ‘Bare Metal’. A massive amount of detail has been included yet frame rates are high for smooth flying on all but the slowest computers.

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Aeroplane Heaven’s B-17 collection includes the famous ‘Memphis Belle’, B-17F25 ‘Hell’s Angels’, ‘Miami Clipper’, ‘Blonde Bomber’, B-17F30 ‘The 8 Ball’, ‘Black Jack’, ‘Birmingham Blitzkrieg’ and ‘Wulf Hund’, and a fictional B17F-20 ‘Bare Metal’.

A massive amount of detail has been included yet frame rates are high 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 ultraviolet 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.

HI-FIDELITY MODELS
 

Hi-fidelity models with a huge amount of authentic detailHigh definition ‘wear’ textures with ‘war weary’ effects and shading for extra realismSuperbly detailed Wright Cyclone enginesSpecial blurred propeller textures add ‘body’ to side view of spinning propellersDroppable bombs (operated from the cockpit) fall at scale speedsManned rotating turrets with gun depression and elevationRetractable animated waist gunners and opening side gun doors – waist gunners can be configured to fire their 50 calibresOpening hatches with interior detailSuperb stereo sound packMany unique animations including vibrating exhausts and turbochargersFully animated crewSun splinter effects in the cockpit glazing

IN-GAME OPTIONS

Special configuration panel pop-up allows you to show/hide the turret gunners and bomb-aimer for take-off and landing, adjust your seat position, re-load bombs and more.

NINE LIVERIES AND PAINTKIT

Nine high-definition liveries with special bump effects and accurate, sharply defined nose-artPro-quality paintkit enables you to create your own favourite schemes

INCLUDED AIRCRAFT

‘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.

‘Hell’s Angels’ was a B17F-25 and actually completed her 25 missions ahead of ‘Memphis Belle’. She was in fact the first 8th Air Force B-17 to do so.

‘Miami Clipper’ flew back to the U.S in 1944 and ‘Blonde Bomber’ flew its last mission in January 1944 when it was shot down over Western Germany.

‘The 8 Ball’

‘Black Jack’

‘Birmingham Blitzkrieg’

‘Wulf Hund’

Completing the line-up is ‘Bare Metal’, a fictional B17F-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.

PC Minimum System Requirements:PC Recommended System Requirements:Processor:   2.0 GHz or any Dual CoreRAM:   2 GBHard Disk:   780MB hard drive spaceVideo Card:   512 MB VRAMSupported OS:   Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, WindowsAdditional Requirements:   Requires Flight Simulator X (SP2, Acceleration or Gold required), Prepar3D v2, FSX: Steam Edition.

Product Features

  • Aeroplane Heaven’s B-17 collection for FSX and P3D v2 includes eight highly detailed historic aircraft as well as the fictional B17F-20 ‘Bare Metal’,
  • Includes fully functional virtual cockpits, a choice of cockpit night lighting, manned rotating turrets with gun depression and elevation, animated crew, unique animations, opening hatches with interior detail, and stereo sounds.
  • All the models have droppable bombs, operated from the cockpit!