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B-52 Driver Stratofortress FSX
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€ 24.99
B-52 Driver Stratofortress FSX
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B-52 Driver Stratofortress FSX

Manufactured by CaptainSim

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber. The B-52 was designed and built by Boeing, who have continued to provide support and upgrades. It has been operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) since the 1950s. The bomber carries up to 70,000 pounds (32,000 kg) of weapons.

Beginning with the successful contract bid in June 1946, the B-52 design evolved from a straight-wing aircraft powered by six turboprop engines to the final prototype YB-52 with eight turbojet engines and swept wings. The B-52 took its maiden flight in April 1952. Built to carry nuclear weapons for Cold War-era deterrence missions, the B-52 Stratofortress replaced the Convair B-36. Although a veteran of a number of wars, the Stratofortress has dropped only conventional munitions in combat. Its Stratofortress name is rarely used outside of official contexts; it has been referred to by Air Force personnel as the BUFF (Big Ugly Fat/Flying Fucker/Fellow).

The B-52 has been in active service with the USAF since 1955. The bombers flew under the Strategic Air Command (SAC) until it was disestablished in 1992 and its aircraft absorbed into the Air Combat Command (ACC); in 2010 all B-52 Stratofortresses were transferred from the ACC to the new Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC). Superior performance at high subsonic speeds and relatively low operating costs have kept the B-52 in service despite the advent of later aircraft, including the Mach 3 North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the variable-geometry Rockwell B-1B Lancer, and the stealthy Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit. The B-52 marked its 50th anniversary of continuous service with its original operator in 2005 and after being upgraded between 2013 and 2015 it will serve into the 2040s.

Key Features:

Captain Sim visual quality and realism
• Integrated terrain radar
• Crosswind crab system

Exterior:
• Highly detailed and accurate Boeing B-52H model
• 4X* high resolution textures of USAF livery
• Hundreds of 3D animations
• Drag chute
• Wing flex
• Wing vortices
• Wing flap vortices
• Exhaust smoke
• Self-shade
• Pre-saved views

Interior:
• Complete upper flight deck
• Hundreds of 3D animations
• 4X high resolution textures
• Custom lighting control
• Self-shade
• Pre-saved views

Misc Features:
Realistic flight model
Authentic sound set
• ACE - Aircraft Configuration Editor
• Extensive manuals in 3 parts (hundreds of pages in total)
• Presaved flights
Repaint kit
• Growing number of free liveries
DirectX 9/10 compatible

* - 4X means the textures are in four! times higher resolution than Captain Sim regular high resolution textures.

Minimum System Requirements:
- PC with 2.0 GHz equivalent or higher processor
- 1GB of system RAM
- 256 MB DirectX 9 compatible video card
- 500 Mb of free space on the MS FS hard drive
- Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista/7
- Microsoft® Flight Simulator X SP2 or Flight Simulator X Acceleration.
- Internet access (for installation/ re-installation)

Please note, we are unable to support technical issues appeared on systems that do not conform to the minimum system requirements.

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