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    Yesterday, 10:33
    The A looks interesting. I think the B model can be remade into the A with little effort. Do any of you know of major external differences? I know the engine power was less than on the B, but that is an easy aircraft.cfg file change. The plan is to make a Kiwi B in their initial paint scheme as well, the old USN scheme with the kiwi roundels looks jolly nice :-)
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    April 14th, 2014, 13:30
    Yes, we all agree that it was not used on the P-3C as it had other systems for night use. What we have been discussing is that it was more or less a standard loadout on the P-3B and was in USN fleet wide use from 1960's and at least into the 1980's. So I'm very grateful for KBT making a dedicated P-3B model which includes the searchlight pod as it was more or less a standard feature on this model. The pod can be toggled off as well, if you want a clean model.
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  • JensOle's Avatar
    April 14th, 2014, 12:57
    Nope!! I believe you are confusing the Bravo with the Charlie.. Bill is talking about the "Low Light Level Television" (LLLTV) system ("TV" optical system) VP-24 tested on their new P-3C in the early 1970s, NOT about search lights on VP-24 P-3B (The Bs of VP-24 used the search light as most if not all other USN P-3B sqn when performing the ASW mission). The search light was a STANDARD ASW store used on both A and B as they had no other means to visually check surface contacts at night. It was used fleet wide by the US Navy, Australia, New Zealand and Norway since the introduction of the B up until the late 1980's when either the Bs were retired or modernized with optical IR devices (turrets). If you do a through search I'm sure you will find pictures from close to all active duty USN...
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    April 14th, 2014, 02:31
    The problem is the file size, 8x master textures in 2048x makes the total file size rather large.
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    April 13th, 2014, 20:51
    That is strange, it was carried as a standard store on both the P-3A and B on station 16 and is visible on almost every picture you can find of these marks up until the 1980s. :-) http://www.airliners.net/photo/New-Zealand--/Lockheed-P-3B-Orion/2247115/L/&sid=8759fd5b34b191e5ab992b9f004ea375 http://www.airliners.net/photo/USA---Navy/Lockheed-P-3B-Orion/2179588/L/&sid=8759fd5b34b191e5ab992b9f004ea375 http://www.airliners.net/photo/Norway---Air/Lockheed-P-3B-Orion/1752366/L/&sid=8759fd5b34b191e5ab992b9f004ea375
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    April 13th, 2014, 14:42
    P-3B (HW) P3-12 221 Esc., Spanish Air Force in the early 1990s (former RNoAF 602). Some more Norwegian Bravos from 333 Skv:
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    April 13th, 2014, 14:37
    The first pictures of the dedicated new P-3B model by KBT with textures by me. P-3B (LW) "152722" of VP-24 "Batmen" based at NAS Patuxent River in early 1970. Notice the Presidential Unit Citation and the Battle Effectiveness E award painted on the forward part of the fuselage. 22 was among the last Bravos used by VP-24 before the unit converted the new P-3C. The AN/AVQ-2 search light pod in action.
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    April 13th, 2014, 12:22
    Im in need for some help here; the upcoming bravo will have the standard an/pvq2 search light pod, do any of you know about a long range fsx light fx file? (Is it Even possible?)
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 12th, 2014, 10:50
    I've bought a fair amount of Abacus over the years (and got a lot for free when helping test development tools for them or doing reviews for simflight) and back in the day it was adequate. But as a rule these days, anytime I see FS2004 and FSX together in the description of an aircraft I pass it up. That said though they sometimes have acceptable subjects that no other developers have shown an interest in so they may be the only choice. And they have sold a ton of retail packaged add-ons over the years. Possibly more than anyone else? :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 12th, 2014, 10:38
    Nice pics. It's fun to form up on another aircraft you have no control over and stay there. I came up on the right side of a default AI airliner once that had both baggage doors open. :ernaehrung004:
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    April 12th, 2014, 10:34
    I'll give that a shot. I do prefer the full windowed experience. I guess I must have hit the V key a lot on my old system because I would find a bunch of screenshots in the FSX root folder from time to time. :ernaehrung004:
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    April 12th, 2014, 10:30
    Absolutely. I've built every one of my PC's after purchasing the first back in the 80's and it was a AT clone anyway. You get to pick and choose your components at discount and in this case may be the only way to get Win7 if you absolutely must as part of the specs. If you've never done it before youtube has a ton of tutorial videos on every aspect. For folks running Win 8 who don't like the cheesy tablet user interface you can do some tweaks to clean it up but I've found using "Classic Shell" to be much more reliable. :ernaehrung004:.
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  • JensOle's Avatar
    April 12th, 2014, 02:28
    While we wait for the Bravo model... The Saints from 333 Skv proves that the P-3C actually is acrobatic capable.... www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghA7N0_0Q7Q While they are actually still inside aircraft limits, it makes for an awsome show! The film also shows part of Andya, the home base of the Norwegian Orions and really an outpost during the winter... Nice in the short summer though..
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 11th, 2014, 08:25
    What was the solution? Details please. I was only able to get it to work in Win8 by telling the OS to treat FSX as if it were running on an XP system. I did initially install FSX to the suggested location -- Program Files x86 -- which from reading forums since and in emails from Mark could be an issue. I was not able to get Mark's Su-27 to run and it uses the same security scheme. So location may be the cause.
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 11th, 2014, 08:08
    I installed the FSX Gold version on a new Win8 machine so I didn't have to contend with service packs. Best advise there though is to just install them in numerical order as they were released and do a reboot between each one so the OS can sort things out each time. The only issue I have had with FSX on Win8, and it more a graphics issue, was that if I made a screen shot (hit the Print Screen key) and then jumped out to my graphics program to save it I could not get back into FSX. I'd have to eventually kill FSX using Task Manger. The solution at this time is to run FSX in windowed mode rather than full screen (sized it to be only a couple pixels from all edges) and now it works great. Two issues I guess. I didn't know about installing it into a non-default location and that...
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 11th, 2014, 07:55
    Fine looking airplane. :ernaehrung004: Did they model the version bulge for the with the bar down below? PSA flew that one back in the day.
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 11th, 2014, 07:49
    Got it. Thanks! :ernaehrung004:
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  • JensOle's Avatar
    April 10th, 2014, 14:57
    Thanks! The VP-24 paint is in testing by the pilot who flew it in 1970 :-) Another project on short final as well.... Did I say Bravo....
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 10th, 2014, 06:41
    Thanks for the info. I bought it way back when but only used it with the included stuff -- chasing Mirages. Nice to hear it isn't gone and has had some continued following. :ernaehrung004:
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  • fsafranek's Avatar
    April 10th, 2014, 06:38
    No worries, Tom. I did the same thing and got all excited when the Pacer Package announced over there. I thought it was an update of some sort. :ernaehrung004:
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