The English Electric Lightning has the distinction of being the only all-British supersonic jet Fighter/Interceptor and was at the heart of the UK’s front line air defences for more than 25 years. As its name suggests, the Lightning was built for speed – pilots marvelled at its brutal power and loved its astounding performance, easy handling and phenomenal rate of climb.
The Lightning F.6 was the pinnacle of the breed, boasting higher speeds and capable of carrying more fuel than earlier variants. This F.6 collection captures perfectly the awesome presence of this astonishing aircraft, with a highly detailed virtual cockpit, accurate animations and a host of special effects. The first and last purely British-built supersonic Fighter and Interceptor, this hugely powerful aircraft was a potent symbol of the Cold War and was designed to be on high readiness to launch at a few minutes’ notice.
Now fearless FSX pilots can experience Mach 2 for themselves in the amazing Lightning!
The only all-British Mach 2 fighter!
Includes seven RAF liveries and a Royal Saudi Air Force F.53 export variant
Detailed 3D virtual cockpit features the distinctive ribbon airspeed/Mach indicator, radar scope, functional annunciator banks for all major engine systems and an accurate fuel tank gauge array which includes the unique Lightning flap tanks
Aircraft feature numerous accurately animated moving parts, deployable braking chute, over-wing fuel tanks and animated reheats and operating thrust vanes in the tail pipes
Awesome stereo sound set delivers the full force of the two Rolls-Royce Avon engines with their unique start-up sequence
Special effects include afterburners, start-up smoke, and muzzle flash from the gun pods
Authentic tracking, radar and radio equipment – the radar scope is complete with adjustable screen presentation displaying terrain, airport and traffic information
Full complement of ground equipment includes switchable ground power unit, chocks, pre-flight flags, probe sheath, cockpit ladder and even a tie-down cockpit cover