FLIGHT REPLICAS - AVIA S-199
FLIGHT REPLICAS - AVIA S-199
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  • FLIGHT REPLICAS - AVIA S-199
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  • FLIGHT REPLICAS - AVIA S-199
  • FLIGHT REPLICAS - AVIA S-199
  • FLIGHT REPLICAS - AVIA S-199
  • FLIGHT REPLICAS - AVIA S-199
  • FLIGHT REPLICAS - AVIA S-199
  • FLIGHT REPLICAS - AVIA S-199
  • FLIGHT REPLICAS - AVIA S-199
  • FLIGHT REPLICAS - AVIA S-199
  • FLIGHT REPLICAS - AVIA S-199
  • FLIGHT REPLICAS - AVIA S-199
  • FLIGHT REPLICAS - AVIA S-199
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In 1945, following World War II, Czechoslovakia, which had been the location of several Messerschmitt Bf-109 manufacturing plants, found itself with a substantial stock of unused Bf-109 components. In need of an air force, Czechoslovakia decided to use this stockpile to build it's own fighter aircraft, which is christened the Avia S-199. Initially built purely from existing parts stocks, the aircraft gradually evolved into something unique. For example, when engine DB605 engine stocks ran out, the Jumo 211F was used, changing the aircraft's appearance substantially.

Aside from the visible engine change, the most notable external differences between the original Bf-109G and the final S-199 were gear axles that made the main gear wheels vertical when on the ground, and the sliding canopy. The cockpit was altered here and there, the most noticible elements there being the replacement of the gun cover with a baggage compartment, the inclusion of a VSI, and new Revi gunsight mount and gun round counter.

Later types also used the second fuselage tank, formerly for the MW boost, as a second fuel tank, giving better range. Drop tanks were normally only for reconnaissance versions.

The Israeli version from 1948 represents an intermediate type, still with the old Erla canopy and canted main gear wheels, along with the external oil cooler radiator under the engine. This model also features the ETC50 bomb rack.

The S-199 was the backbone of the Czech fighter force until 1957. That makes 22 years of use from Willy Messerschmitt's basic 109 airframe design - not bad! The Hispano Aviacion HA-1112 K.1.L Tripala and Hispano Aviación HA-1112 M.1.L Buchon, the Spanish-built variants, were retired in 1955, so the Avia S-199 marks the final stop in the career of a famous aircraft type. It was replaced by the Mig-15.

The S-199 was well known for it's immensely strong torque on take-off and bad tendency to swing on landing, giving it a highly unfavorable reputation. However, an Israeli pilot stated that despite its bad ground habits, the S-199 in 1948 would climb and dive better than the P-51 Mustang and Spitfire, and could out-turn the Mustang.

We hope you enjoy flying this remarkable rendition of history.

Features:

Four models:

  1. S-99: Assembled directly from Bf-109G-14 parts, with DB605AS engine, but with some cockpit modifications;
  2. S-199: Early version with Jumo 211F engine, Erla canopy and under-engine oil cooler radiator;
  3. S-199: Standard production, Jumo 211F engine, bubble canopy on rails, new engine oil heat exchanger (no visible radiator), and modified wheel axles (wheels now fully vertical);
  4. S-199: Final version (as above, with small differences, such as engine hand crank on rear cockpit bulkhead)

Includes:

  • Highly accurate VC, with many functioning parts;
  • Revi16 gunsight, that can be turned on and off;
  • 4 different models to cover variations;
  • Accurate and challenging ground-handling characteristics;
  • Droppable Drop Tank in the early aircraft, that removes weight and fuel from the aircraft.cfg for realistic performance;
  • Working Flettner tabs on the rudder;
  • Accurate pilot;
  • Propeller blades which alter their angle with prop setting;
  • Functioning automatic/manual coolant flaps, which also serve as landing flaps;
  • 3D gauges in the VC, for incredible realism;

The Manual is in the S-199 Interim aircraft folder.

Please note that the S-199 is a fairly demanding model, and is recommended for computers 3 Ghz and above, with dedicated graphics cards. However, those with less powerful computers (e.g.2.8 Ghz) have also run Flight Replicas aircraft without serious problem.

 

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Jan
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2007-11-21 17:42:44
Take a look at http://www.vrtule.info website. There is a comprehensive review of this product with two more repaints based on real historic aircraft. Both repaints also includes some typo fixes in the cocpit.

Yes, it´s written in Czech language, so here is some short qoutations:

"The flight dynamics are superb and perfectly equal to any resouces include that famous rumour of Czech pilots: they said that sometimes the aircraft made up to 90 degrees turn during the take-off run just because of the momentum of the gigantic proppeler."

"It still has some small issues and the price is moderate. Fortunately, we made fixes of all typos and two more repaints based on real aircraft, so the final score is 4/5. If you are the fan of Czechoslovak Aviation, you should buy it and you will probably be satisfied a lot. If you are rarely flying warbirds, some Aeroplane Heaven´s addon could be better for you."
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REGISTRATION KEY
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FS2004 FSX (without FSX Acceleration)

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Jan
Take a look at http://www.vrtu-
le.info website. There is a comprehensive review of this product with two more repaints based on real historic aircraft. Both repaints also includes some typo fixes in the cocpit. Yes, it´s written in Czech language, so here is some short qoutations: -
"The flight dynamics are superb and perfectly equal to any resouces include that famous rumour of Czech pilots: they said that sometimes the aircraft made up to 90 degrees turn during the take-off run just because of the momentum of the gigantic proppeler."-
; "It still has some small issues and the price is moderate. Fortunately, we made fixes of all typos and two more repaints based on real aircraft, so the final score is 4/5. If you are the fan of Czechoslovak Aviation, you should buy it and you will probably be satisfied a lot. If you are rarely flying warbirds, some Aeroplane Heaven´s addon could be better for you."
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