FLIGHT REPLICAS - L-4 GRASSHOPPER FSX P3D

L-4 GRASSHOPPER FSX P3D

FLIGHT REPLICAS
EUR 9.95
$
£
¥

The history of the L-4 is best summed up by Ken Wakefield, author of "The Fighting Grasshoppers" and "Lightplanes at War", who graciously contributed the following overview of this aircraft:

"The Piper L-4 Grasshopper of WW2 was the military version of the highly popular pre-war J3 Cub, by which name it was more widely known to service personnel. Of the 5,500 L-4 variants produced between 1942 and 1945, some went to liaison squadrons and of the USAAF, but the vast majority went to US Army Ground Forces, for use as Air Observation Posts (Air OPs) with the Field Artillery. In both air and ground forces, the L-4 was also used as a flying Jeep, among other things carrying priority mail and personnel between HQs and command posts. Its Continental engine produced only 65hp, yet the L-4's excellent short field performance enabled it to operate from the smallest of improvised airstrips, including roads, adjacent to command posts.

Unlike most other combat aircraft, the L-4 was unarmed and unarmoured. It was one of the smallest aircraft of WW2 and, with a cruising speed of only 75 mph, it was the slowest. Nevertheless, it has been claimed that a single L-4, directing the fire power of an entire Division, could bring a greater weight of explosives to bear on a target then any other aircraft of that period. With the exception of the atomic bomb carrying B-29 Superfortress, no other single aircraft had the destructive capability of the diminutive L-4. It was most widely used in Europe, where more than 2,700 served with the Field Artillery, and of these nearly 900 were lost through enemy action or in accidents. Of those that survived the war, about 150 were shipped back to the US, most of the remainder eventually being sold to civilian purchasers in Britain, France, Switzerland, Denmark and elsewhere in Europe. More than 60 years on many of these are still flying with, in recent years, an increasing number being restored to their original military configuration and markings. A truly remarkable 'warbird', long to be remembered."

So successful was the L-4 that it's military use continued on through to the Korean War, and as recently as Vietnam. Today, hundreds still fly on as civilian light aircraft, some as meticulously restored military aircraft and others in colourful civilian schemes. 

We hope you enjoy flying this faithful rendition of history.

Features:

1. Four models:
- Army Ground Forces, artillery spotter
- General liaison
- Present day restored military (with uprated 90hp engine and mixture control)
- Present day General Aviation (with uprated 90hp engine and mixture control) 

2. Carefully researched details and paint schemes (14 in all):

  WWII:
  - 30th Infantry division
- 2nd Armoured Division
- 9th Armoured Division
- 2nd Infantry Division (D-Day)
- Ninth Air Force, 12th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron
- No.4 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force (Pacific Campaign)
- American Infantry Division, Bougainville, Solomon Islands (Pacific Campaign)
- French Air Force liaison 

Post-War Pacific
  - Royal Netherland Indies Air Force (ML-KNIL) (1948)

    Korean War
- General Liaison (1951)

Vietnam War
- 6th Ranger Bien Hoa III Corp/CTZ (1968) 

Present day Restored Military:
        - N79731 (25th FA Bn., after a rebuild in Holland from damage suffered in action with the 407th FA Gp) (2008

Present Day General Aviation
- G-BEUI (2008)
        - G-BPYN (2008)

3. Fully clickable and workable cockpit overall;
4. Luminescent gauge dials for night flying, just like the original;
5. Radio antenna that bends with airspeed;
6. Authentic flight dynamics;
7. Animated crew;
8. All aircraft come with pop-up hand-held radio, GPS and Transponder
9. Paint Kit

Please note: The Manual and Paint Kit can be found in the "...Microsoft Flight Simulator XSimObjectsAirplanesL-4 Grasshopper AGF" folder. 

To install into Prepar3D, just re-name the installer destination folder to your current Prepar3D location.

The lowest-performance computer this product was tested on was a P35, E6600, ATI HD3850. There were no reported performance problems.

 

read more
FILESIZE
193MB
REQUIREMENTS

FSX Acceleration or Gold, FSX Steam, Edition, of Prepar3D up to version 4.5

Customer Reviews
GOLDEN RETRIEVER PILOT DESIGN - DIEGO ARACENA INTL AIRPORT SCDA 2017 FSX P3D - CHILE
Juan Eduardo
By far, the best developer for Chilean airport. accurate representation of actual IQQ airport with excellent detail and performance balance, totally worth
SCENIC ROUTES - LJLJ - LJUBLJANA AIRPORT MSFS
Max
I recently purchased Ljubljana Airport and I absolutely love everything about it. For me, a sim airport must feel alive with realism and detail all over inside and out. Scenic Routes have certainly hit the mark when it comes to meeting and exceeding my expectations as an MSFS 2020 simmer! The terminals are fully finished on the inside and are highly detailed featuring double sided green tinted glass and ceramic tiles that look as if they just received a fresh coat of wax and polished to a high gloss! All the buildings are delightfully textured in high resolution with attention to detail. The static helicopters and other aircraft have been beautifully modeled as well. Two of the features I specially liked is the animated Go-Kart track. This adds a special feel to the airport. My cat was glued to my monitor, her head moving and following the little go-karts as they raced around the track! What was especially nice about the track is that the go-karts go away when the track is closed for the evening and return when the track reopens at dawn! I also really like the animated flags that respond to the force of the wind in similar fashion as the windsock. The airport lighting looks glorious at night and is highly realistic from the runway and taxiway lights to the lighting of the inside of the terminals and aprons. The Visual Docking Guidance System (VDGS) is a special treat as very few airports have incorporated this feature. It is visually appealing and fully functional. Th-
e animated jetways also have beautiful tinted green double-sided glass inside and out. The control tower also has this type of glass and is beautifully modeled on the inside. A virtual airport must make you feel like you are there and this one is no exception. It truly hits the mark. There are many more beautiful details out there for you to explore. If you are a simmer who wants to enjoy the scenery after a long flight, this one will definitely do it for you. Ljubljana Airport is now in my top ten favorites airports for MSFS 2020. I most heartedly recommend it!
JUST FLIGHT - DC DESIGNS CONCORDE FSX P3D
Rasmus
Several AP functions not implemented, MSFS-version seems more sofisticated. -
You should probably wait for the P3D-version of the Concorde to be updated before purchasing.
DOUBLE T - SHENZHEN BAO'AN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MSFS
Fulvio
I must agree with the previous disappointing reviews; I only but add that there's a FPS terrible decay; maybe theres' some incompatibility with a freeway Shenzhen city addon (from Flightsim.to). Hope in some update.
FLYSIMWARE LLC - CESSNA 414AW CHANCELLOR MSFS
Per
Really well simulated aircraft. Feeling on the ground and in the air is excellent, sounds are amazing (especially engine sounds), and the tablet makes fuel and W&B changes more easy. Good integration with PMS50 GTN750 and the only improvement that can be implemented is working CBs and maybe an oil level/refill function.
HANGAR STUDIOS 713 - CAMAIR 480 TWIN NAVION MSFS
Michel
after the last updates I come back to add a fifth star I realy love This plane
SOUTH OAK CO - TRAFFIC IN SIGHT - SOUTHEAST USA MSFS
Александр
I honestly advise to buy addons "traffic in sight". These addons really enliven flights in the sim and I can't imagine flying without them.
BRSIMDESIGNS - ERCOUPE 415C MSFS
T
Since update, landing is fixed and I'm happy as a clam. Thank you BRSIMDESIGNS!
FLIGHTBEAM STUDIOS - NZAA - AUCKLAND INTL AIRPORT MSFS
ROBERTO
This airport is a top of the very best ! Very well done, super FPS friendly, stunning rendition !! A must have for your MSFS.
SIMBITWORLD - A PILOT'S LIFE - CHAPTER 2
Johnny
Great Product. Really brings flight Simulations to life. Real easy to use, and I'm Really Happy I stumbled across this Program.
your country/region of residence
Newsletter - Stay always up to date!

The New SIMMARKET App

Explore an endless world !

Download App