FlyingIron P-47N Thunderbolt for X-Plane 11, Released

FlyingIron Simulations has released the Republic P-47N Thunderbolt for X-Plane 11.  The model is a highly detailed and complex representation of the real life aircraft.  Keep in mind, the package specifically simulates the P-47N model which according to the developer, “is the ultimate iteration of the Thunderbolt, featuring: Wings Lengthened by 18” and clipped to improve roll rate, Increased Combat Payload, Significantly increased flight range and a General Electric Autopilot System.”

Check out the official video trailer below.

Next, see a complete features list according to the developer.

HD, Professional Quality 3D Modelling & Artwork
  • Detailed 4K PBR Textures
  • Faithful 3D Model, Markings & Decals – down to the last rivet!
  • 4 Included Liveries – USAF Olive Standard, The Historical ‘Dottie Mae’, Tarheel Mal & ‘2 Big 2 Heavy’, along with a Professional Quality Paint Kit for custom liveries
  • Accurate & Detailed Animations of all moving parts inside & outside the cockpit
  • Complete Interior, Exterior & Recognition Lighting
Professional, Accurate FMOD Sound Design
  • 40+ Custom Sounds to bring the P-47 to Life
  • Full FMOD Integration for a dynamic & reactive Audio Soundscape
  • Realistic 3D Spatial Audio & Distance Attenuation
  • Faithful recreation of the P&W R-2800 Double Wasp Radial Engine
Realistic, Complex Engine & FlightModel Simulation
  • Code-based simulation of the Double-Wasp Engine to capture the nuances and behaviour of the real engine
  • Complete Engine Modelling, including realistic Supercharger & Water Injection systems
  • Complete Engine Operational Limits modelling with custom failures & realistic damage behaviour
  • Flight Model Performance tested & tuned using real-life test data for a truly authentic flight
  • Realistic, Code-Driven Engine Start Simulation that is dynamically affected by factors such as Weather & Temperature to capture the quirks & difficulties of starting the massive 2800 HP Radial Engine.
Complete Systems Modelling
  • General Electric Type G-1 Installation Automatic Pilot – custom coded to truly capture the unique quirks of the P-47N Autopilot System
  • AN/ARA 8  Homing Adapter (ADF) – Unique audio based homing navigation system, accurately modelled
  • Realistic Fuel systems & Behaviour – including 3 Optional External Tanks and accurate fuel transfer behaviour
  • VHF Radio – Manual Tuning Capability
  • Functional K-14 Gunsight
  • Functional Guns – 8x .50 Cal Browning Machine Guns (Wing-Mounted)
  • AN/APS-13 Tail Warning Radar
Additional Features
  • 3D External Pilot Model
  • Optional Pop-out Garmin 430 GPS
  • VR Optimized Manipulators

If you’d like to learn more, review additional release media, or to purchase, visit the product sales page via the store.  As of the time of this writing, the aircraft is priced at $34.95 USD.

*Video and feature image courtesy of FlyingIron Simulations.

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