English Electric Lightning F3 X

FSX/P3D V2-3*
Download
€20.97 *

Price excl. VAT

Available as instant download

  • AS13090
  • Aerosoft
  • Dave Rowberry
  • English
  • 2.03
The English Electric Lightning was designed in the late 1950's as an interceptor. This class of... more
Product information "English Electric Lightning F3 X"

The English Electric Lightning was designed in the late 1950's as an interceptor. This class of aircraft had to have great speed and even better climb speed to intercept the Russian bombers before they could reach their targets. The Lightning most certainly is fast and was in fact the first aircraft that could do supercruise, meaning it could fly supersonic without the use of afterburner.

The F3 version in this product is not an easy aircraft to fly. It’s complex and full of systems you have to manage without the aid of modern electronics. Landing especially is hard as the landing speed is awfully high and there are many things you have to check.

Aircraft of this type are rare for Flight Simulator and we feel the Lightning fills a niche that needed filling.

Features:

  • Two models and 10 liveries included
  • Highly detailed and accurate modeling with specialized animations throughout
  • All instruments are faithfully reproduced in 3D
  • Advanced flight dynamics
  • Choice of Firestreak or Redtop missiles (or none)
  • Cockpit ladder and array of ground equipment
  • Customized taxi lights
  • Multi zoned dimmable cockpit lighting
  • More realistic brake chute by use of additional coding
  • Realistic in-flight refueling rate (Refueling can take place when set parameters are reached to simplify the task for the less experienced fliers)
  • Wing to wing fuel transfer
  • Aerosoft Sound Module that adds sound to switches, controls and events for a more immersive environment. Engine sounds recorded during ground runs at the LPG (Lightning Preservation Group)
  • Navigation in Direct TACAN and ILS modes (VOR/TACAN conversion card included)
  • Full Autopilot and Flight Director
  • Radar showing coastlines, runways and/or air traffic
  • Many special effects including engine start, engine fires and day and night reheat etc
  • Ejection sequence (for when things go badly wrong)
  • Extensive documentation with authentic Flight Reference Cards for Normal and Emergency procedures, and a set of Pilots notes all reproduced from the service Air Publications, and a manual to explain specific usages in the simulator
  • Bonus model of a Mk1A/2 exterior included especially for repainters (74 and 56 Firebirds Sqn. liveries) Note:- External model only, VC remains Mk3
  • TacPack compatible*

*TacPack is not part of this add-on and has to be bought separately.


Awards/Reviews:

The Aerosoft English Electric 'Lightning' F.3 is awarded an overall Mutley’s Hangar score of 9.7/10, with an "Outstanding" and a Mutley's Hangar Gold Award.



Conclusion by MutleysHangar.com:
"In the last year or so, there have been some very impressive additions to the military side of FSX and P3D. The Aerosoft English Electric 'Lightning' F.3 is right up there with the best. It is a truly magnificent beast and captures the real world aircraft brilliantly. Yes, there are a few little niggles mentioned in this review, but these are mostly where the developer has perhaps tried to put in a little bit more for their customers and not added the depth to those extras in line with the main product. I guess some will like that side, personally I would like to have seen the product stay strictly on the F.3 topic and concentrate on the one version, or to provide more robust F.1A and F.2 variants in the package. If the latter was produced, then I would have been happy with a bigger price tag. Like the real world 'Lightning', this add-on is not for the faint hearted. It wouldn’t be very good if it was. If you are new to flight simulators, then make this product a goal. Fly something more forgiving first and work your way up to the 'Lightning' F.3, and when you are ready, then go and buy it. If you are an experienced virtual pilot, then lucky you, you are in for a treat!"

Read review


System requirements:
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (SP2, Gold or Acceleration) or Lockheed Martin Prepar3D V2.2 or V3*
Windows XP, Windows VISTA, Windows 7, Windows 8 (fully updated) (64 bit versions recommended)
Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 CPU (Core 2 Quad recommended)
2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
Direct X 9 compatible Graphics Card with minimal 512 MB (1 GB highly recommended)
recommended
Download-Size: 250 MB
Installations-Size: 610 MB

*there are a few limitations with lights in Prepar3D, we are waiting for the planned update from Lockheed to solve those.

Additional downloads:
PDF-Manual Vol. 1 (English): >> View here <<

Vol.2 and Vol.3 will be delivered with the purchase of this product.

Related links to "English Electric Lightning F3 X"
-30
Box Summer Sale
Discus Glider X Discus Glider X
  €14.70 * €21.00 *
-30
Box Summer Sale
Patrouille Suisse Patrouille Suisse X
  €17.64 * €25.20 *
-50
Box Summer Sale
Hawker Hunter Hawker Hunter
  €12.60 * €25.20 *
-30
Box Summer Sale
F-14 Extended F-14 Extended
  €20.58 * €29.40 *
VC10 Jetliner VC10 Jetliner
  €26.01 *
Antonov An-2 Antonov An-2
  €25.17 *
-30
Box Summer Sale
Along the Moselle valley Along the Moselle valley
  €17.64 * €25.20 *
-30
Box Summer Sale
Diamond DA20-100 Katana 4X Diamond DA20-100 Katana 4X
  €17.64 * €25.20 *
-50
Box Summer Sale
SimCheck Airbus A300 B4-200 SimCheck Airbus A300 B4-200
  €16.80 * €33.61 *
-30
Box Summer Sale
Seahawk & Jayhawk Seahawk & Jayhawk
  €17.64 * €25.20 *
-25
La Palma X La Palma X
  €12.57 * €16.77 *
ASK21 & ASK21 Mi ASK21 & ASK21 Mi
  €20.97 *
Chicago City X Chicago City X
  €20.00 *
DHC-2 Beaver DHC-2 Beaver
  €39.00 *
-30
Box Summer Sale
Airbus A318/A319 Airbus A318/A319
  €23.52 * €33.61 *
CRJ 700/900 X CRJ 700/900 X
  €42.01 *
Boeing 737-200 Boeing 737-200
  €47.00 *
-25
Mega Airport Madrid Evolution Mega Airport Madrid Evolution
  €17.62 * €23.49 *
News
Warsaw City XP - Update 1.5

The XPlane 11 add-on Warsaw City XP has been updated to version 1.5. [more]

WORK IN PROGRESS: Aerosoft A330 professional

Get a first impression on the work-in-progress pictures of the long-haul aircraft Aerosoft A330... [more]

Air Hauler 2 - Update 1.0.0.8

The FSX, FSX:SE & P3D V4 add-on Air Hauler 2 has been updated to version 1.0.0.8. Following... [more]

REX 5 - Environment Force - Update 2.0

The Prepar3D V4.4+ add-on "REX 5 - Environment Force" of REX Game Studios has been updated to... [more]

Available now: OMSI 2 Add-on Wuppertal Bus...

The OMSI 2 Add-on Wuppertal Bus line 639 is available now as download in the Aerosoft Online Shop! [more]

Warsaw City X - Update 1.99

The FSX, FSX:SE & P3D V4 add-on "Warsaw City X" of Drzewiecki Design has been updated to version... [more]

Available now: ZUSI 3 - Aerosoft Edition

The Train Simulation ZUSI 3 - Aerosoft Edition is available now as download in the Aerosoft... [more]

Available now: Canary Islands professional...

The Prepar3D V4+ add-on "Canary Islands professional - Gran Canaria" of sim-wings is available... [more]

C-46 Commando - Update 1.08

The FSX/FSX:SE/P3D V4 Just Flight add-on "C-46 Commando" has been updated to version 1.08. [more]

Polish Airports Vol. 2 XP (v2)

The XPlane add-on "Polish Airports Vol. 2 XP (v2)" of Drzewiecki Design has been updated to... [more]