SIM SKUNK WORKS - LOCKHEED MARTIN TF-104 G FOR MSFS
LOCKHEED MARTIN TF-104 G FOR MSFS
SIM SKUNK WORKS
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SIM SKUNK WORKS LOCKHEED MARTIN TF-104 G FOR MICROSOFT SIMULATOR 2020

MODEL

    Highly detailed model, fully animated, both front and rear cockpit
    Highly detailed 3D cockpit, fully animated and working
    Complete 3D-lights systems both internal and external

TEXTURES

    multinational liveries
    A complete paintkit will soon be available for painters (upon request)

SYSTEMS

    Almost all real systems have been modelled and working as the real thing
    Flight dynamics modelled 99% close to the real aircraft;
    fully tested and validated by qualified real-world F-104 pilot
    Fully functional and close to real NASARR R-15, A/G and A/A mode with:
     - STT (Single track target)
     - LOCK-ON
     - ATTACK
     - GROUND MAP PENCIL
     - GROUND MAP SPOILER
     - CONTOUR MAP
     - TERRAIN AVOIDANCE
    Aerodynamic pitch up, inertia coupling and BLC system reproduced
    Payload drop actually changes aircraft weight, balance and drag as well
    Inertial navigator Litton LN-3 fully implemented

DDI (DYNAMIC DRAG INDEX)

The SSW F/RF-104G uses the Dynamic Drag Index concept; i.e. when you load/drop external loads not only is the GW changed but also the drag coefficient is affected and the model aerodynamics change accordingly. This is particularly important in the F-104 where external loads affect greatly the dynamic behaviour of the model.

SOUND SET

A custom sound set has been developed from scratch, using live recording to give you a full immersion into the Zipper environment. If you are a Zipper fan,you will enjoy staying outside and 'playing' with the throttle, listening to it's unique voice.

USER BENEFITS

The model comes with complete docs including:

    Three pilot checklists (normal, emergency,weapon procedures)
    Zipper hints (a doc that help the pilot to use it effectively)
    NASAR R15A simple user guide
    Original 700-page Flight Manual in PDF format
    User support help desk at help-desk@simskunkworks.it

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS
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Jason
*Verified Product User*
02/21/2022
I am SO disappointed. I have been waiting to get a new fighter for a couple of months now. I had 3 different aircraft in mind, but the 104 was my first choice. So I finally bought it, installed, and planned one of my favorite flights.

Roll out to the runway for take off; the cockpit looks amazing! External views are just what I'd expect; photo perfect. Back to cockpit view... yes! time to fly!!! FULL Powwwwerrrr???? nothing... ok external view?? FULlll.... nothing.

As of 20 Feb What I've found is that I need to remap a bunch of stuff on my controller just to get the throttle slider to work as a WORK AROUND?? ---For software that costs over $30???

Two stars for the model and that's it. Hard to evaluate anything else on the ground.

I expected so much more from SSW. If I could get a refund, I would.
Daniel
01/19/2022
This aircraft would be very nice but unfortunatley several issues occuring:

- Strange behavior regarding the thrustlevers with the most of controllers (programming mistake)

- The whole Engine-startup procedure with the additional app does not work properly

- The SSW-support does not exists (no answers, no tickethandling, no help)
Roberto
*Verified Product User*
01/10/2022
Ottimo! Consigliato a tutti gli amanti di aviazione militare.
Modello di volo fatto molto bene. Grafica mozzafiato. Sembra di essere nella realtà.
ricardo
*Verified Product User*
01/06/2022
Sim Skunk Works has again released another beautiful flight model; however, it still falls short of the standard set by mainstream developers for MSFS 2020. Their use of external software for many features to their aircraft instead of a in plane tablet is somewhat juvenile.
although they have improved texturing slightly compared to their g91 it's still not up to the standards of justflight asobo or aerosoft. What I don't understand is how the specifications tab in the aircraft selection menu for the aircraft is blank. Considering the vast amount of history and information available to them concerning the F-104. It seems they are content with releasing incomplete aircraft. Their g91 still has wheels that penetrate the ground. So, it doesn't look like they care about updating and fixing issues with their aircraft. I'm impressed with the implementation of in sim radar but the overwhelming number of minor issues and inconstancy in quality is starting to leave a bad taste. Once there are more suitable alternatives, I don't think I will continue to purchase their aircraft.
Charles
*Verified Product User*
12/30/2021
The textures are quite beautiful. The sounds are spot-on and the handling is very accurate and the flight model is challenging to fly. Now the gripes:
The pilots move in sync and this looks quite strange. They also seem to be a bit below scale.
The main wheels will not rotate unless the nosewheel is in contact with the ground.
The "8-ball" attitude indicator seems to be non-functional.
At full flaps the plane can fly as slow as 100 knots which is very unrealistic. for this reason, I only use the first notch of flaps which makes for a more realistic 180-190 knot approach speed.
I really hope SimSkunk continues development of the product and can provide upgrades a remedies for these drawbacks. In spite of these shortfalls the plane is a joy to look at and fly and is worth the purchase cost.
Denis
*Verified Product User*
11/29/2021
To me, as a long time and forever deep F-104 Starfighter enthusiast and lover, this mod represents the best ever made mil. jet mod for FS2020 and not only!
Developed by an extremely skilled and dedicated team of people - including a real TF-104 G pilot who took and takes care of the flight model developing, testing and debugging to make it like the real thing - who put all themselves and their efforts into this fantastic project.
This is not "similar" to a TF 104-G Starfighter, this simply "IS" a TF-104 G starfighter, in all its aspects, behaviours, flight envelope, specs, characteristics, sounds, external and internal details, liveries and much more! And it will be surely improved and made it even better with next hotfixes or updates incoming!
If you love the Starfighter or if you are just curious to feel and try what flying an F-104 was and still is, go straight for this mod, you won't at all regret it!
Last but not least, included with the mod plenty of rare and interesting docs, including the original flight manual of the F/RF-104 (single seat) and TF-104 G (double seat) Starfighter, almost 700 pages. Docs very interesting and useful to be read and understood if you want live this TF-104 G mod's experience at its best!

Denis Ferrari - Italy
Alessandro
*Verified Product User*
11/28/2021
I have been waiting for this product for a while, I love the F104.

I want to stress that this review is not amazing mainly because the price is not exactly cheap for what I can see in front of me with v1.0. I am 100% sure that many of these concerns will be resolved in v1.1 and what I am writing will go out of the window.

The graphics and animations are awesome. There is nothing to say about that if not: "chapeau". So many liveries, and sounds are good!

The documentation is a bit "all over the place", sometimes not in the best possible English, and with some gaps.

Several systems have not been implemented (and many not at the depth I was expecting from the product description), but v1.0 already has all the systems you need to go from A to B. The radar is a very very very nice element of the cockpit. To be honest, you have everything you need to take off and intercept an "enemy".

Two things made me think.
- All over the documents they claim that performances are realistic. "Flight dynamics modelled 99% close to the real aircraft; fully tested and validated by qualified real-world F-104" My model in the sim lacks of power, it has rolling behaviours that I cannot believe to be real, etc. Many other users report similar issues in forums. I am not having a go at the developers, but clearly the model is not 99% accurate neither is a "study level" as they claim in their manuals. HOWEVER, THIS IS THE FIRST SUPERSONIC JET THAT HAS ITS OWN FLIGHT DYNAMICS! I am sure it will develop to become amazing.
- In order to manage your game, you need to run an external program. Sorry, I personally really don't like it, and I find the program not exactly amazing to look at either. But this is just my personal preference.

In conclusion, I have a strong feeling that v1.1 will deserve 5 stars plus. However, I would have expected more for the price they ask for at this stage and given the description of the product. I would probably buy it again (I love the 104!!), but I spend a lot of money on sims...
carlos
*Verified Product User*
11/25/2021
It works wonders for me, this luxury, the details of the plane, its aesthetics, but there is a problem when landing now, it is very complicated when making tight turns because the plane becomes unbalanced when turning now, please fix that tire problem and everything is fine. They fix it, I'll give you 5 stars, look for the balance of the plane so that it does not fall sideways.
Salvatore
*Verified Product User*
11/25/2021
Fantastico. Un lavoro meravigli. Dettagli e suoni veramente unici. Mi piace il loro modo di lavorare sempre attenti e precisi alle richieste dei clienti. Grazie

Fantastic. A wonderful job. Truly unique details and sounds. I like their way of working, always attentive and precise to customer requests. Thanks
Oliver
*Verified Product User*
11/23/2021
An excellent airplane with a lot of details and a great sound. The documentation is a bit unstructured but all the more detailed. Visually a real pleasure. Not all switches in the cockpit are usable, maybe some functions will be added with the next updates, but all in all the package is very coherent and a lot of fun. An agile aircraft that makes every jet fan happy. Highly recommended.
elias
*Verified Product User*
11/23/2021
Beyond in love with it, have been waiting for what feels like an eternity, but well worth the wait and just an absolute ton of fun to fly.
Uwe
*Verified Product User*
11/22/2021
Congratulation Sim Skunk Works. This is one of the best jets for Msfs2020 out there. What can you expect from this package?

Well A first class flight model, excellent textures, very good sounds, a working radar from the 60/70 era.
A very nice addon. Worth its price.
Indrit
*Verified Product User*
11/22/2021
Very nice ... Bravi bel lavoro.. Tornado any plan for MSFS
Robert
*Verified Product User*
11/21/2021
This is nice! Great job Sim Skunk Works… the TF -104 is a great addition to the sim.
Oliver
*Verified Product User*
11/21/2021
Ultra realistic with very detailed and immersive cockpit. Thank you SIM SKUNK WORKS -SUPERB!
FILESIZE
1.3GB
NOTES
This product features our simInstaller technology and is available after purchase via our APP only.
REQUIREMENTS

MINIMAL SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
OS Windows 10 or later (suggested version 21H or later)
Microsoft Simulator 2020 version 1.21.13.0 or later
CPU Intel5 at 3ghz
RAM 16 GB
4 GB available on Community folder
VGA card nvidia 1060 or nvidia-like

SUGGESTED SYSTEM
CPU Intel 7 ad 4Ghz or higher
RAM 32 GB
4 GB available on Community folder
VGA card nvidia 3080 or nvidia-like

LANGUAGE
English
DEVELOPER
SIM SKUNK WORKS
Customer Reviews
SIM SKUNK WORKS - LOCKHEED MARTIN TF-104 G FOR MSFS
Jason
I am SO disappointed. I have been waiting to get a new fighter for a couple of months now. I had 3 different aircraft in mind, but the 104 was my first choice. So I finally bought it, installed, and planned one of my favorite flights. Rol-
l out to the runway for take off; the cockpit looks amazing! External views are just what I'd expect; photo perfect. Back to cockpit view... yes! time to fly!!! FULL Powwwwerrrr???? nothing... ok external view?? FULlll.... nothing. As of 20 Feb What I've found is that I need to remap a bunch of stuff on my controller just to get the throttle slider to work as a WORK AROUND?? ---For software that costs over $30??? Two stars for the model and that's it. Hard to evaluate anything else on the ground. I expected so much more from SSW. If I could get a refund, I would.
SIM SKUNK WORKS - LOCKHEED MARTIN TF-104 G FOR MSFS
Daniel
This aircraft would be very nice but unfortunatley several issues occuring: - Strange behavior regarding the thrustlevers with the most of controllers (programming mistake) - The whole Engine-startup procedure with the additional app does not work properly - The SSW-support does not exists (no answers, no tickethandling, no help)
SIM SKUNK WORKS - LOCKHEED MARTIN TF-104 G FOR MSFS
Roberto
Ottimo! Consigliato a tutti gli amanti di aviazione militare. Mode-
llo di volo fatto molto bene. Grafica mozzafiato. Sembra di essere nella realtà.
SIM SKUNK WORKS - LOCKHEED MARTIN TF-104 G FOR MSFS
ricardo
Sim Skunk Works has again released another beautiful flight model; however, it still falls short of the standard set by mainstream developers for MSFS 2020. Their use of external software for many features to their aircraft instead of a in plane tablet is somewhat juvenile. alth-
ough they have improved texturing slightly compared to their g91 it's still not up to the standards of justflight asobo or aerosoft. What I don't understand is how the specifications tab in the aircraft selection menu for the aircraft is blank. Considering the vast amount of history and information available to them concerning the F-104. It seems they are content with releasing incomplete aircraft. Their g91 still has wheels that penetrate the ground. So, it doesn't look like they care about updating and fixing issues with their aircraft. I'm impressed with the implementation of in sim radar but the overwhelming number of minor issues and inconstancy in quality is starting to leave a bad taste. Once there are more suitable alternatives, I don't think I will continue to purchase their aircraft.
SIM SKUNK WORKS - LOCKHEED MARTIN TF-104 G FOR MSFS
Charles
The textures are quite beautiful. The sounds are spot-on and the handling is very accurate and the flight model is challenging to fly. Now the gripes: The pilots move in sync and this looks quite strange. They also seem to be a bit below scale. The main wheels will not rotate unless the nosewheel is in contact with the ground. The "8-ball" attitude indicator seems to be non-functional.-
At full flaps the plane can fly as slow as 100 knots which is very unrealistic. for this reason, I only use the first notch of flaps which makes for a more realistic 180-190 knot approach speed. I really hope SimSkunk continues development of the product and can provide upgrades a remedies for these drawbacks. In spite of these shortfalls the plane is a joy to look at and fly and is worth the purchase cost.
SIM SKUNK WORKS - LOCKHEED MARTIN TF-104 G FOR MSFS
Denis
To me, as a long time and forever deep F-104 Starfighter enthusiast and lover, this mod represents the best ever made mil. jet mod for FS2020 and not only! Develope-
d by an extremely skilled and dedicated team of people - including a real TF-104 G pilot who took and takes care of the flight model developing, testing and debugging to make it like the real thing - who put all themselves and their efforts into this fantastic project. This is not "similar" to a TF 104-G Starfighter, this simply "IS" a TF-104 G starfighter, in all its aspects, behaviours, flight envelope, specs, characteristics-
, sounds, external and internal details, liveries and much more! And it will be surely improved and made it even better with next hotfixes or updates incoming! If you love the Starfighter or if you are just curious to feel and try what flying an F-104 was and still is, go straight for this mod, you won't at all regret it! Last but not least, included with the mod plenty of rare and interesting docs, including the original flight manual of the F/RF-104 (single seat) and TF-104 G (double seat) Starfighter, almost 700 pages. Docs very interesting and useful to be read and understood if you want live this TF-104 G mod's experience at its best! Denis Ferrari - Italy
SIM SKUNK WORKS - LOCKHEED MARTIN TF-104 G FOR MSFS
Alessandro
I have been waiting for this product for a while, I love the F104. I want to stress that this review is not amazing mainly because the price is not exactly cheap for what I can see in front of me with v1.0. I am 100% sure that many of these concerns will be resolved in v1.1 and what I am writing will go out of the window. The graphics and animations are awesome. There is nothing to say about that if not: "chapeau". So many liveries, and sounds are good! The documentation is a bit "all over the place", sometimes not in the best possible English, and with some gaps. Several systems have not been implemented (and many not at the depth I was expecting from the product description), but v1.0 already has all the systems you need to go from A to B. The radar is a very very very nice element of the cockpit. To be honest, you have everything you need to take off and intercept an "enemy". Two things made me think. - All over the documents they claim that performances are realistic. "Flight dynamics modelled 99% close to the real aircraft; fully tested and validated by qualified real-world F-104" My model in the sim lacks of power, it has rolling behaviours that I cannot believe to be real, etc. Many other users report similar issues in forums. I am not having a go at the developers, but clearly the model is not 99% accurate neither is a "study level" as they claim in their manuals. HOWEVER, THIS IS THE FIRST SUPERSONIC JET THAT HAS ITS OWN FLIGHT DYNAMICS! I am sure it will develop to become amazing. - In order to manage your game, you need to run an external program. Sorry, I personally really don't like it, and I find the program not exactly amazing to look at either. But this is just my personal preference. -
In conclusion, I have a strong feeling that v1.1 will deserve 5 stars plus. However, I would have expected more for the price they ask for at this stage and given the description of the product. I would probably buy it again (I love the 104!!), but I spend a lot of money on sims...
SIM SKUNK WORKS - LOCKHEED MARTIN TF-104 G FOR MSFS
carlos
It works wonders for me, this luxury, the details of the plane, its aesthetics, but there is a problem when landing now, it is very complicated when making tight turns because the plane becomes unbalanced when turning now, please fix that tire problem and everything is fine. They fix it, I'll give you 5 stars, look for the balance of the plane so that it does not fall sideways.
SIM SKUNK WORKS - LOCKHEED MARTIN TF-104 G FOR MSFS
Salvatore
Fantastico. Un lavoro meravigli. Dettagli e suoni veramente unici. Mi piace il loro modo di lavorare sempre attenti e precisi alle richieste dei clienti. Grazie Fanta-
stic. A wonderful job. Truly unique details and sounds. I like their way of working, always attentive and precise to customer requests. Thanks
SIM SKUNK WORKS - LOCKHEED MARTIN TF-104 G FOR MSFS
Oliver
An excellent airplane with a lot of details and a great sound. The documentation is a bit unstructured but all the more detailed. Visually a real pleasure. Not all switches in the cockpit are usable, maybe some functions will be added with the next updates, but all in all the package is very coherent and a lot of fun. An agile aircraft that makes every jet fan happy. Highly recommended.
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