Product information "Aeroplane Heaven - Curtiss SB2C Helldiver"
This is a brand-new simulation of the last purpose-built dive-bomber used by the US Navy.
The Curtiss SB2C package from Aeroplane Heaven includes the -3 and -4 variants of 'The Beast' for FSX and P3D, with details such as two animated crew members, gunner's cockpit, simulated dive bombing with droppable bombs, folding wings and a working tail-hook for carrier landings.
The flight dynamics in this unique simulation have been engineered to give a challenging, authentic flight experience based on contemporary reports and pilot notes. This is the most authentic rendition of this venerable USN dive bomber available and will provide many hours of challenging, simulation pleasure.
Every detail of this amazing machine has been authentically modelled in perfect detail. The rear gunner's cockpit boasts a fully animated gunner and twin machine guns, housed in a retractable 'turtledeck' which is also fully and authentically animated.
Hi-fidelity models with a huge amount of authentic detail
Extensive animations in an authentic pilot cockpit and detailed gunner's cockpit with highly detailed machine guns and ammo
Highly detailed authentic pilot and rear gunner with animations
Realistic engine start and vibration of exhausts with smoke and flame effects
Authentic dive flap operation from cockpit
Folding wings with steady struts
Working tail-hook for carrier landings
Many unique animations including leading edge slats, flaps and dive flaps, canopies, gunner's cockpit items and rear turtledeck retraction
Superb authentic stereo sound pack
Detailed manual and flying guide with multiple 'real world' checklists
Special configuration panel pop-up allows you to load a variety of weapons and has a 'cold and dark' start option which removes pilots, folds the wings, cuts the engine and turns everything off in the cockpit for a manual start
Bomb doors open and bombs swing down on their cradle prior to dropping
Liveries & Paintkit:
Eight authentic liveries cover the Helldiver's career in the Pacific and also North Atlantic and RAF
'Pro' quality paint kit to create your own liveries and schemes
Paint Kit (132MB) available to download from THE Just Flight Support section
Related links to "Aeroplane Heaven - Curtiss SB2C Helldiver"
Gunsight reticle not returning after using the cold dark start option
Fuel issue with bomb bay draining when you have selected left wing
Effects have been remade for compatibility with P3D V4; they have changed for all other simulators as a side effect of compatibility with this simulator, tested in FSX:A, P3D V2.5, P3D v3.4 and P3D V4.x - those pesky rear guns are working (stock unmodified versions of the tested simulators)
Installer for P3D V4, we are installing into the main directory of V4 and not the documents directory; if this is an issue then install to a temporary directory and copy the necessary files to the necessary folders
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