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    May 28th, 2016, 14:30
    Picked this gem up for $5 and some change at PC Aviator today. 33% off plus an additional 10% off plus a $5 discount code I had. I know everyone else has moved on to the next week's or next month's offerings but if anyone is remotely interested in the Gulfhawk you can pick it up through Monday for $10.22. :ernaehrung004:
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    May 26th, 2016, 14:51
    Thought it might just be a repackaged copy of the openware (aka free) Flightgear but the graphics are pretty amazing. :ernaehrung004:
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  • JensOle's Avatar
    May 26th, 2016, 08:33
    Great stuff Corrado! Some imputs: -Only a few of the D updated JA 37 coud carry the AMRAAM, for most of the Jakt Viggens the Skyflash (Sparrow) is a much more realistic BVR weapon. -As you probably know, only the JA had a semi permanent cannon in the shape of the 30mm KCA Oerlikon. This cannon is as far as I know the most powerfull cannon ever used in a modern western fighter. It has over 6 times the kinetic energy of a similar ADEN/DEFA 30mm cannon. The heavy shell had a very high muzzle velocity and almost flat tracetory out to 500m. It could be great if it is possible to simulate this special cannon. A very special feature of the JA and the 30 Oerlikan was that it could be used in automatic gun mode with the autopilot taking command of the aircraft. Sources say that it was a...
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  • JensOle's Avatar
    May 26th, 2016, 04:29
    I love your models and a quick count shows over 10 in the sim right now. I appreciate your hard work with making them. I have said this in many threads covering your aircraft and in person emails to you in the past. I only tried to say that the modern Sidewinder looked a bit out of place on the Scimitar. Was it critic of your hard work? no! Sometimes the meaning of a word and the intention from us non native English speaking get out wrong and "awfully" was in retrospective not what I tried to say. I hope you can take my apology.
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    May 26th, 2016, 03:03
    Looks great! But the Lima/mike Sidewinder looks awfully out of place.... Any chance for a b-model Sidewinder (I guess that was the one used by the Scimitar?)?
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    May 25th, 2016, 07:01
    Some very nice Viggen shots Zsolt! Make sure to load some Skyflash missiles on the Jakt Viggen as well!
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  • JensOle's Avatar
    May 25th, 2016, 06:57
    Good to see the Viggen getting virtual flight time! The same here in Norway, it was a contender for the F-5/F-104 replacement program together with the Mirage F1. The JA37 would have brought a more advanced interceptor capability with both radar link and BVR capability at a much earlier time frame compared to the F-16. The Jakt Viggen was pretty bad ass as an interceptor with both the radar and weapon capability it had from the late 1980's. The F-16 turned out to be an perfect fighter for the European partner nations, but it used almost 20 years to mature as a true BVR fighter. Of course the type of operations we have taken part in with the Americans have also played a part of showing how important it has been to fly a similar platform. Have said that there are some major differences...
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    May 24th, 2016, 11:07
    The paintkit is not made available as it is very big... The texture mapping is made in a way that the model is covered with many smaller textures and when they went up to 2048x the size of the paintfiles become very big... And I must confess they are a bit of a mess... I'll see what we can do.
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  • JensOle's Avatar
    May 24th, 2016, 11:03
    Thanks a lot Huub! Or maybe just Call it SAAB viggen released... I used thunderbolt as a word play on the translation of Viggen.
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  • JensOle's Avatar
    May 24th, 2016, 01:34
    JensOle replied to a thread ViggenX - in FSX General Discussion
    Thanks for the kind words! As Dave mention, the Viggens were in matt bare metal. Albeit a slight shine, the appearance was far from polished metal. After a few years the matt metal looked more like a light grey paint. Of course a brand new factory fresh Viggen would appear more shine than an in service aircraft. It is quite interesting that the splinter scheme which the Viggens got after a few years was a camouflage used on everything in the Swedish military from aircraft, uniforms, vehicles to ships!
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    May 24th, 2016, 01:22
    Some more about Aitken: From all Sources I have read he seems to have been a highly regarded and respected Commander. He has also "one of the few" from the Battle of Britain and a 14 victory ace himself. From Banff he flew with the callsign "Bayhound Leader". He was son of Lord Beaverbrook which was an influential Canadian newspaper tycoon in Britain and also held important government post as minister of aircraft production and minister of war production during the war. Aitken could easily have lived a comfortable and safe life during the war, but choice to fight and used his family influence to get equipment and support for the Banff wing. It was a hard fight to get Fighter command to release Mustang squadrons for escort service for the Banff and Dallachy wings. As a station...
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    May 23rd, 2016, 05:03
    Thanks! It was a jolly fun project to do together with henk and dave :-)
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    May 22nd, 2016, 12:23
    Then it finally is released, enjoy and have fun!
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    May 22nd, 2016, 12:11
    I just followed a clue from a forum with that Aitken flew himself the first mosquito seen taking of from Banff at 7.36 in the video "De Havilland: The Mosquito (3/3)" on youtube. the give away is that the group captain pennant is clearly seen on the nose and MA is seen flashing by very quickly. It looks like very crudely overpainted D-day stripes. strange for a commander aircraft. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b771NVkR-4o&feature=related%5B/media%5B/media It shows some of the MA
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    May 22nd, 2016, 12:06
    That is correct :-) I just went back to the model to count and see if JF got it right and yes it is 5 exhaust.
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  • JensOle's Avatar
    May 22nd, 2016, 06:46
    As we have been discussing above so are the cut out for the exhaust a bit off and I hope JF will try and remodel this important part of the model. But at least I prefer the realism of flying with the shrouds off. In fact I think the Mosquito looks a bit better with them off :-) I'm trying to research the "personal" Mosquito of Station commander at Banff, Group Captain Max Aitken. I know it was in the Special duty scheme A with red spinner and had the grp cpt pennant on the left side under the canopy. A series of pictures of Aitken and the Mosquito were taken in February 1945. But I have not seen any of the rear fuselage covering the serial and codes. The serial should be HR366 and some sources mention that it was coded MA-01. Does anybody have any info?
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  • JensOle's Avatar
    May 22nd, 2016, 06:10
    Good stuff !I read in one of the Banff books that it was build on a sloping elevated ridge and that very few sections of the airfield actually was level.. I have already made several 19 and 65 Sqn Mustang paints for their period at Peterhead, so they just need a home!
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  • JensOle's Avatar
    May 22nd, 2016, 00:50
    Great to hear that so many are looking forward to the release! It has been the biggest transformation of an old FS model I have ever seen thanks to the joint effort of the team with Henk and Dave. Not only have most of the issues which ruined this model in FSX/P3D been fixed, but a lot of new features have been made to really make this model shine. Henk has really done some magic with the model. In the end it turned out to be a lot more than simply making the model FSX native.
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  • JensOle's Avatar
    May 22nd, 2016, 00:03
    Just as it should be, read the readme :-) From my readme: "Just "H" and KK-P of these aircraft had the exhaust shrouds installed. For accuracy they should be removed when flying with the other aircraft (or they will show up pink..). The shrouds lowered the max speed and they were removed and replaced with standard Merlin exhausts on most of the Mosquitos of the strike wing squadrons for higher top speed. " The shroud on/off is covered in the readme from justflight.
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  • JensOle's Avatar
    May 21st, 2016, 16:54
    A new entry has been added to Add-Ons Library, category FSX Military skins - WWII Description: Texture pack for the superb payware Justflight Mosquito FB.VI. This pack includes 6 texture sets covering the war service of No 333 (Nor) Sqn B-flight (1943-45). 333 Sqn/B-flight was the first strike squadron in RAF Coastal Command to convert to the Mosquito and it flew anti shipping, fighter escort, armed reconnaissance and "Outrider"(pathfinder) missions along the Norwegian coast during the war. The flight become particular famous for its role as Outriders for the Banff strike wing during the last part of the war. B-flight formed the new 334 Sqn shortly after the war. The package shows a good sellection of the different paint schemes (Night fighter scheme and Special coastal...
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