VIRTAVIA - LOCKHEED P2V-7 NEPTUNE

LOCKHEED P2V-7 NEPTUNE

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Lockheed's P-2V Neptune was a Cold War maritime patrol aircraft that was involved in many surveillance operations during the 1950s and 1960s. The details of these exploits are still not entirely public. These missions could be extremely dangerous, the Soviet Air Force being given tacit approval to shoot down the Neptunes on sight without paying too much heed to whether or not the plane was actually in international air space. The most famous Neptune was a P2V-1, the "Truculent Turtle", which flew non-stop without refueling from Perth, Australia, to Columbus, Ohio, a distance of 11,235 miles. This type, P2V-7, was first flown in 1954. In 1962 it was re-designated as the SP-2H, OP-2E, or AP-2H. The Neptune served until the mid 1970's, when it was replaced by the P-3 Orion.

For FS2004 and FSX

Features

  • FIVE texture sets :
    • VP-1, Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, 1968
    • VP-18, Roosevelt Roads, 1962
    • French Aeronavale, Flotille 25F, 1983
    • Netherlands, No. 320 Squadron, 1986
    • RAAF, No. 10 Squadron, 1967
  • native FSX model with all FSX features (bump mapping, self-shadowing, bloom etc)
  • both pilot's and copilot's panels' gauges present and working
  • togglable Observer crew figure in nose area
  • jet pod smoke trail effect on i-key
  • detailed 2D panel with mousable xml-type gauges and animated Yoke (togglable)
  • highly authentic performance, procedures checklist provided
  • pop-up panels for GPS, radios, starters/autopilot and lights
  • realistic custom soundset
  • authentic virtual cockpit with animations and mousable gauges/switches
  • animated crew escape hatches
  • animated bomb bay, revealing torpedoes
  • animated jet intake flaps
  • animated cowl flaps
  • animated spoilers
  • 3 realistic crew figures, animated pilot's head
  • authentic undercarriage structure and animations
  • working landing lights (searchlight on wingtip), taxi, nav and beacons
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Remco
*Verified Product User*
11/25/2012
This has allways been one of the aircraft I grew up with. Living near the Dutch coast, this aircraft was a regular sight and sound during the eighties.

The sound is one of the aspects I love most on this product. Combined with the option of sitting in the glass nose makes this a great experience to virtualy fly with. I would certainly recommend it.
Bernd
*Verified Product User*
11/20/2010
Nicht schlecht gemacht,mit Einschränkungen. Die Instrumente
sind doch schlecht ablesbar. Warum kann man die Zusatztriebwerke
nicht extra starten. Am meisten nervt im Cockpit, das man
permanent auf einen toten Radarschirm starrt - das geht wohl besser.
Die Texturen sind gelungen, der Sound ist ok. Angenehm ist auch
die überschaubare Anzahl von Modellen, es muss nicht immer
jede Staffel und Sonderbemalung der letzten 30 Jahre sein.
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FILESIZE
FSX: 17MB FS2004: 15MB
REQUIREMENTS

FSX FS2004

Customer Reviews
MFSG - YANGON VYYY FS2004 FSX P3D3-5
Nico
Finally thank you for taking the time and effort for making a highly detailed scenery for Myanmar. If you could also do Mandalay that would be a great plus too thank you!
TURBINE SOUND STUDIOS - PIPER CUB CONTINENTAL 65 SOUNDPACK FSX
Allan
This is a well-crafted array of the sounds that the (very) old Continental 65hp engine - mounted in any number of very old airplanes from the era before or during World War II. That includes the old Piper J-3 Cub, of course, but also many Taylorcraft planes of the era, especially including the L-4 Grasshopper, which was manufactured more by Taylorcraft than by Piper, and the BC-12D, the side-by-side 2 passenger aircraft of the same period. For anybody who learned to fly on these very economical airplanes in the sixties or even seventies, the MSFS simulations of these old aircraft are far more evocative of the actual feel of these planes with the authentic sounds, than without. To feel that the Cessna 152 engine is close enough is to miss the whole experience - of Ceconite-covere-
d wings, tenuous, unreliable engines with nowhere-nearly--
enough power (that's why we called them "gutless wonders". In the simulations of the J3 and the L4, they have the wire-stuck-in-a-
-cork-float fuel gauge, extending up through the hole drilled through the gas cap (about 6 inches in front of the canopy glass). Once you hear the sounds, you will understand what an iffy proposition is was to fly these old aircraft, and why all of us who did are very fortunate if we are alive still today. Thank-
s, SimMarket, for putting these sounds together for us. It must have been fun!
LUSHODEV - SCAR - CHACALLUTA INT. AIRPORT V2 MSFS
Markus
I do not mind airport interior modelling, in fact I like it quite a bit IF it can be seen when being out at parked aircraft. This scenery however has put way too much emphasis on the interior while neglecting the rest of the airport. The main terminal building is superb, no question about it. However, detail elsewhere is rather scarce and sterile looking in places, and there are plenty of flat objects visible on the aerial imagery all around the airport. Modelling capacity should have been used there instead of areas inside the terminal building invisible from parked aircraft. Also I wish developers would stop doing these low-quality red markings on aprons which are extremely oversaturated to a point where they look sterile and artificial. -
3 solid stars for the good modelling effort on the terminal! Though I want to point out that the rest of the airport is important too.
TURBINE SOUND STUDIOS - PIPER CUB CONTINENTAL 65 SOUNDPACK FSX
Allan
This is a well-crafted array of the sounds that the (very) old Continental 65hp engine - mounted in any number of very old airplanes from the era before or during World War II. That includes the old Piper J-3 Cub, of course, but also many Taylorcraft planes of the era, especially including the L-4 Grasshopper, which was manufactured more by Taylorcraft than by Piper, and the BC-12D, the side-by-side 2 passenger aircraft of the same period. For anybody who learned to fly on these very economical airplanes in the sixties or even seventies, the MSFS simulations of these old aircraft are far more evocative of the actual feel of these planes with the authentic sounds, than without. To feel that the Cessna 152 engine is close enough is to miss the whole experience - of Ceconite-covere-
d wings, tenuous, unreliable engines with nowhere-nearly--
enough power (that's why we called them "gutless wonders". In the simulations of the J3 and the L4, they have the wire-stuck-in-a-
-cork-float fuel gauge, extending up through the hole drilled through the gas cap (about 6 inches in front of the canopy glass). Once you hear the sounds, you will understand what an iffy proposition is was to fly these old aircraft, and why all of us who did are very fortunate if we are alive still today. Thank-
s, SimMarket, for putting these sounds together for us. It must have been fun!
INIBUILDS - INIBUILDS P-40F WARHAWK MSFS
Shoaib
Great sounds and flight model, and the detailing is phenomenal. The Merlin engine looks amazing when you remove the cover and the EFB is a nice touch as well.
INIBUILDS - INIBUILDS P-40F WARHAWK MSFS
Dragos
Excellent aircraft, especially love the liveries they all look fantastic. Highly recommend this addon if you are into the old warbirds, cool features like removing the cowling and gun bay covers shows a lot of time was put into this plane. Great job iniBuilds!
MXI DESIGN - OTHH DOHA HAMAD INT AIRPORT MSFS
flynavy
I have been waiting for a long time and finally! Excellent quality and scenery is very realistic. also pbr painting very well. Perfect timing with the World Cup. just a few little buildings are missing... g-
enerally very nice job with the airport. I recommend it
MXI DESIGN - OTHH DOHA HAMAD INT AIRPORT MSFS
Giorgio
The airport itself, the textures and even the brand new expansion area are all stunning! AI traffic is working fine, except a few ground vehicles going into the runways. For now, 1 missing star for the following reasons: - Various objects here and there are missing (fences in various parts of the airport, rocks around coasts, little bushes implementation, ILS antennas, Glidescopes, radars, guard lights,...); i also did notice a few buildings type were missing too; - The tire marking does need a little fixing too in some areas, especially at the beginning of the runways; - Overall performances are good around the entire airport, but things are not well optimized only when going closer to the main terminal (the issue could be caused by the animated train inside, or some of the jetways); - Jetways for the Emiri terminal are missing; - A Doha skyline implementation would be appreciated as well! I will change my stars rating to 5/5 if any of this is going to be fixed/improved. Btw, i will say it again. Congratulations-
, nice work! Looking forward for an update! :)
INIBUILDS - INIBUILDS P-40F WARHAWK MSFS
Tom
Plane looks and sounds good. Behaves well during taxiing, take off, flight and landing. I did find this plane a joy to fly and recommend it.
FLY 2 HIGH - EPWA - WARSAW CHOPIN AIRPORT MSFS
Piotr
Poor quality of ground textures and have serious impact on fps.
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