Author: Udo Entenmann & Stephan Scholz Date: 15 Jun 2013
FS98 Focke-Wulf Fw 200-A Condor. A 1937 German long-range passenger transport built by Focke Wulf. It was the first inter-continental airliner of all time, with elegant, graceful lines, powered by four 720 hp BMW 132G-1 radial engines, with a top speed of 197 kt, 365 kph It comfortably seated 26 passengers and had a crew of four. The famous D-ACON "Brandenburg" established two long-range speed records in 1938: a return flight from Berlin Tempelhof to New York Floyd Bennett, averaging 110 kt, 205 mph, twice that of typical landplanes of the time, and a three-stop flight from Berlin to Tokyo in 46 hours. Three prototypes and nine pre-production units were built. The outbreak of WW2 however, thwarted the model's very promising career, and it was further developed for military purposes, where it was of limited effectivity. The Deutsche Technik Museum in Berlin is painstakingly restoring one FW200 recovered recently from a Norwegian fjord to its original state, and work is planned to be completed in 2025.
Author: Stephan Scholz & Udo Entenmann Date: 01 Apr 2013
FS98 Airspeed AS. 4 Ferry G-ABSI, 1932. British three-engined biplane airliner for one pilot and ten passengers, built by Airspeed Limited in 1932. It was powered by three 120 hp de Havilland Gipsy II/III engines and had a top speed of 97 knots. Although only four units were built, it was the aircraft that introduced the British general public to flying. Two units were built for Sir Alan Cobham's National Aviation Day tours to be used for joyriding, and carried 92,000 passengers in the first six months of operating. The first of these was G-ABSI, the aircraft in this release. It had good visibility for both pilot and passengers, due to the unusual mounting of the central engine on the top wing instead of in the nose, and the cranked lower wings attached to the upper fuselage. As its designer often said, the Ferries were "good, reliable work-horses, built with no data and no money, but none the worse for that!". Custom panel included, for default and FSFS Gauges.
Author: Stephan Scholz Date: 26 Mar 2013
FS98 Porokhovschikov-2 Bi-Cocque 1914. The first twin-tail biplane in history, built by A. A. Porokhovschikov in 1914. It was the basis for all subsequent twin-tail designs, with innovative fabric-covered tail booms substituting the lattice-structured tails of the time, to reduce air-resistance. It was a two-seat, folding reconnaissance sesquiplane of simple construction, powered by a 50 hp Gnome rotary pusher engine. Top speed was an impressive 99 km/h, 54 knots, for that engine. Its loading capacity was almost equal to its empty weight, and it could be disassembled into a 12x6x6 foot box in five minutes by two people. Lack of agreement with the military for series construction caused the inventor to built the aircraft at his own appartment on the 6th floor. Includes Airport 2.16 scenery for the Komendant's Airfield near St. Petersburg where Porokhovschikov flew his "Dvukhvostka", twin-tail Airport and VOD Textures required.
Author: Stephan Scholz Date: 13 Jan 2013
FS98 Airspeed AS.4 Ferry G-ACBF, 1932. British three-engined biplane airliner for one pilot and ten passengers, built by Airspeed Limited in 1932. Its three 120 hp de Havilland Gipsy II/III engines conferred a top speed of 97 knots. Only four units were built, but it was the aircraft that introduced the British general public to flying. Two were built for Sir Alan Cobham's National Aviation Day tours, and the other two for Midland and Scottish Air Ferries, to fly passenger services between Glasgow, Belfast and Liverpool and Birmingham. The second of these was G-ACBF, the unit in this release, which was equipped with lavatory and radio, and a re-designed, in-fuselage fuel tank. Safe and stable, it had good visibility for both pilot and passengers, due to the unusual mounting of the central engine on the top wing instead of in the nose, and the cranked lower wings attached to the upper fuselage. As its designer often said, the Ferries were "good reliable work-horses, built with no data and no money, but none the worse for that!". Custom panel for default and FSFS Gauges included.
Author: Stephan Scholz Date: 10 Jan 2013
FS98 Focke-Wulf Fw 200-A Condor "Abaitara". The "Abaitara" was one of two Focke Wulf Fw200-A Condors sold to Sindicato Condor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1939. This German long-range passenger transport was the first inter-continental airliner of all time, comfortably seating 26 passengers and a crew of 4. It had elegant, graceful lines, and was powered by four 720 hp BMW 132G-1 radial engines, which gave a top speed of 197 kt, 365 kph Three prototypes and nine pre-production units were built. Due to the outbreak of WWII, further development only led to military variants.
Author: Stephan Scholz & Andre Lederer Date: 02 Aug 2012
FS98 Canadair CRJ-900, SAS. A Canadair CL-600-2D24 regional jet CRJ900 of Scandinavian Airlines, OY-KFB, powered by General Electric CF34-8C5 engines. Features maximum 3D parts, maximum moving parts, maximum textures, AF99 circle, 12 sided fuselage and engines, landing lights and checklist.
Author: Stephan Scholz Date: 24 Jul 2012
FS98 Heinkel He 162-A2 Spatz, 1944. The German Technical Museum in Berlin has recently acquired an original unit of this 1944 futuristic German jet fighter built by Heinkel Flugzeugwerke, who called it "Spatz", sparrow The project name was "Salamander", and government propaganda called it "Volksjager", people's fighter Built mostly of wood, as raw materials became scarce towards the end of WWII, its single dorsal 1800 flb BMW 003E-1 single-spool axial-flow turbojet engine gave it a top continuous speed of 453 knots, and 489 kt in short 2028 flb boost bursts. Officially, 116 units were completed in only 3 months before the end of the war, and another 134 were hastily delivered without papers. The model came too late to affect the outcome of the war, with little time to solve teething problems in an otherwise sound design, which later served as basis for future development of jet aircraft in several countries. Famous test pilot William Benson called the He-162 a first class fighter aircraft.
Author: Stephan Scholz Date: 28 May 2012
FS98 KM Ekranoplan "Korabl'Maket" Upgrade. Revised model of the Russian experimental KM Ekranoplan, WIG, wing in ground effect, craft, with several improvements including animated turbines, flaperons, corrected aircraft shadow, new textures and smoother flight dynamics. With 544 tons fully loaded, 348 foot length and high-speed cruise at 275 knots, the KM Ekranoplan was without doubt the largest, heaviest and fastest ground-effect craft in history. It skimmed the waves on its cushion of air at 30-60 feet above the water, on only two of its ten turbojet engines. The forward eight engines were usually used for take-off only. The KM was developed in 1964 by Rostislav Alexeiev at the Central Hydrofoil Design Bureau in Nizhny Novgorod, and flown on the Caspian Sea from 1966 until 1980. It went through eight stages of development and provided vital information for second generation military and rescue ekranoplans that could also fly above ground effect. Custom KM gauges and panel included. FSFSconv gauges needed.
Author: Pablo Schultze-Rhonhof Date: 13 May 2012
FS98 Dornier Do-24 ATT. New textures with new German regsitration D-CIDO, as it was released in November 2011. Features new registrations on the tail and wings. Requires DO-24ATT.ZIP.
Author: Udo Entenmann Date: 17 Mar 2012
FS98/CFS Republic F-105G Thunderchief. The F-105 was originally intended as a single-seat supersonic fighter-bomber for the U.S. Air Force. The two-seat "G" version was later developed from the trainer, F, for the specialized role of suppressing surface-to-air missile sites, also known as the Wild Weasel. The F-105G stayed in service with the 116th Fighter Group of the Georgia Air National Guard until the late 1980's. The F-105 was commonly known as the "Thud" by its crews.
Author: Udo Entenmann Date: 05 Mar 2012
FS98/CFS McDonnell RF-101C Voodoo. Introduced in the late 1950's, the RF-101C was a successful front line reconaissance aircraft, lastly used by the USAF's Air National Guard units.