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 x-plane.org 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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