Grumman F6F Hellcat by Vertigo Studios

manufacture: Grumman
model: F6F Hellcat
class: vintage
Project is add-on for: MSFS X only
Developer: Vertigo Studios
Release date: June 2009
License: Payware
Project home site: http://www.vertigostudios.co.uk/hellcat
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The Hellcat proved to be the most successful aircraft in naval history, destroying 5,171 aircraft while in service with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps (5,163 in the Pacific and eight more during the invasion of Southern France), plus 52 with the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm during World War II. Postwar, the Hellcat aircraft was systematically phased out of front line service, but finally retired as late as 1954 as a night-fighter in composite squadrons.

Product Description
Built only for FSX including SP2 and Acceleration (no planned version for FS9), the Hellcat has a highly detailed virtual cockpit complete with 3d gauges and authentic textures, as well as switches to arm and use the guns, bombs and rockets, as well as a functional drop tank.

With animations present and correct, including folding wings and the crucial tail hook for those carrier landings. The authentic sound package also adds to the immersion achieved as you open up the throttle and watch how the self shadowing, bump mapping and spectacular highlights bring any of the 14 carefully selected paint schemes to life.

Product Features
  • Engine Flames
  • Cockpit Night Lighting
  • Bump mapping, Specular Highlights
  • Self-Shadowing
  • High Res Textures Throughout
  • Canopy Open / Close Animation
  • PDF Manual
  • 14 Aircraft Paint Schemes
  • True Engine Startup / Shut Down
  • Exhaust Smoke From Engine Startup
  • Layered Paintkit Included
  • Models x2, F6F-3 and F6F-5
  • 3D Gauges
  • Authentic Engine Sounds
  • Guns, Rockets and Bombs
  • Droppable and Functional Drop tank
  • Parked Animation Gun bays, Chocks
  • Operational Wing Fold Mechanism
  • Arrest Hook for Carrier Landings
  • Highly Detailed Pilot
  • LightBloom on Glass/Shiny Materials
  • Running and Landing Lights

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