X-Trident Harrier AV-8B, Final Release Build, Now Available

Following the release of the ‘early adopters’ version back in December 2018, X-Trident has now made available the final release build of the Harrier AV-8B for X-Plane 11.30+. The aircraft is a comprehensive, highly detailed, and fully featured representation of the real world model. For those unfamiliar with the specific type, the Harrier is a highly versatile attack aircraft capable of vertical or very short takeoff and landing operations.

Check out some release images below.

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

[Version 1.1 – Final Version]

  • Fixed many bugs found during two months of extensive field usage
  • Full manual
  • Flight model and throttle response adjusted based on feedback from a Harrier pilot
  • In-flight refueling capability, with optional auto mode (animated)
  • Highly detailed custom carrier “Nave Cavour” (replaces the default Nimitz)

[Original Features List]

  • AIM9 (Infrared guidance)
  • AIM120 (Radar guidance)
  • JDAM (GPS guidance)
  • GUN (with computated aim)
Weapon systems
  • CCIP bombing mode
  • CCRP bombing mode
  • Weapon control panel
  • Selective jettison
  • GPS (with moving maps, in scale with NAVAIDS)
  • TACAN (A/G and A/A)
  • Air to air, with radar lock on targets
  • Terrain mapping radar
  • RWR
  • MFDs (plus one “floating” MFD – it is possible to click-to-lock A/A targets)
  • UFC and CDU
  • Detailed HUD with master modes (VR friendly/collimated)
  • Radios
  • Autopilot and selective SAS
  • Ground target objects that can be damaged by bombs
  • Animated ejection sequence
  • Smartview (automatically adjusts the point of view based on flight path and speed)
  • FMOD Sounds (3D), aural warnings, custom mixer
  • Detailed control panel
  • Support for Tiled and Overlayed maps
  • Particle systems effects (with opt out possibility)
  • Paint kit

For more information 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 $38.95 USD.

*Images courtesy of X-Trident.

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