TBM Avenger

Product Description

Built only for FSX including SP2 and Acceleration (no planned version for FS9)

Watch and listen as countless animations and sound effects bring the mighty R-2600-20 engine to life. Fly fast paced bombing sorties or fire rockets and machine guns at the enemy whilst the accurate flight dynamics adapt to the ever-changing situation!

Introduction

The Avenger was the heaviest single-engine aircraft of World War II, and only the USAAF’s P-47 Thunderbolt came close to equalling it in maximum loaded weight among all single-engined fighters, only being some 400 lb (181 kg) lighter than the TBF, by the end of World War II. The Avenger was the first design to feature a new wing-folding mechanism, intended to maximize storage space on an aircraft carrier.

The engine used was the Wright R-2600-20 (which produced 1,900 hp/1,417 kW). The aircraft took 25 gallons of oil and used one gallon per minute at start-up.[citation needed] There were three crew members: pilot, turret gunner and radioman/bombardier/ventral gunner. One .30 caliber machine gun was mounted in the nose, a .50 caliber (12.7 mm) gun was mounted right next to the turret gunner’s head in a rear-facing electrically powered turret, and a single .30 caliber hand-fired machine gun mounted ventrally (under the tail), which was used to defend against enemy fighters attacking from below and to the rear. This gun was fired by the radioman/bombardier while standing up and bending over in the belly of the tail section, though he usually sat on a folding bench facing forward to operate the radio and to sight in bombing runs.

Later models of the TBF/TBM dispensed with the nose-mounted gun for one .50 caliber gun in each wing per pilots’ requests for better forward fire-power and increased strafing ability. There was only one set of controls on the aircraft, and no access to the pilot’s position from the rest of the aircraft. The radio equipment was massive, especially by today’s standards, and filled the whole glass canopy to the rear of the pilot. The radios were accessible for repair through a “tunnel” along the right hand side.

Noteworthy Features

  • As with every Vertigo Studios aircraft, it is gorgeously constructed, inside and out.
  • 2 x models included, TBF 3 and Tarpon MkIII
  • Designed and built by the book.
  • Comes complete with a comprehensive PDF manual.
  • 3D ‘Sound Cone’ Technology with an amazing sound set, engineered using authentic Pratt & Whitney.
  • DirectX 10 compatible models complete with virtual cockpit self-shadowing.
  • Systems and Tru3D gauges for ultimate realism taken beyond what’s available by default.
  • Tru3D Instrumentation for the ultimate smooth flying experience.
  • Customised high-resolution materials give the most realistic appearance to the aeroplane, whilst being optimised for great performance!
  • Fuel delivery system is accurately simulated.
  • Default GPS.
  • 3d operable radio.
  • Sound Design by Sonic Solutions featuring interior and exterior start, shut-down, wing folding, gear, flaps, canopy, wheel roll, crashes, tire touches, interior rattles, occasional sputters and back fires at certain RPM’s all in 16 bit/48k mastered for maximum dynamic range and quality.
  • Realistic canopy operation and animation.
  • Fully operable weapons pack with multiple munitions, including guns, torpedo, bombs and rockets!
  • Light bloom on glass and shiny materials.
  • Exciting custom-made effects.
  • 2 Flight Models, Advanced Flight Dynamics and Easy Flight Dynamics, choose your flavour.

Requirements

System Requirements

OS: Windows XP SP3, Vista, Win7, 8, 10
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2400 MHz
Memory: 2 GB Ram
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 512 Mb or higher
DirectX®: 9.0c or higher
Hard Drive: 1 Gb free disk space
Sound: DirectX compatible with support 5.1
Simulator: Microsoft Flight Simulator X SP2 or Deluxe

Game Details

Title: TBM Avenger
Genre: Simulation / FSX Addon
Requirements: Microsoft Flight Simulator X
Developer: vertigostudios
Publisher: vertigostudios
Release Date: 16 July 2011
Languages: English
Version: 1.1
Our Price: £15.99 / $23.99 / €20.99

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