MilViz P-38L TACPACK EDITION

Compatibility: Flight Simulator X, FSX: Steam Edition, P3D v3, P3D v2
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TacPackThis edition of the MilViz P-38L includes TacPack integration. With these versions, as well as a copy of the TacPack software from Vertical Reality Simulations, full functionality is provided for the P-38's gunsight, .50 calibre machine guns, 20mm autocannon and 10 high velocity aircraft rockets (HVARs), as well the ability to drop 500lb bombs.

Vertical Reality Simulations' TacPack software is a stand-alone weapons and warfare platform for Flight Simulator X and Prepar3d. It is a payware product, and is not included with your purchase from Milviz. A working installation of the TacPack software is required for full weapon functionality and gunsight integration.
 
Please note: This add-on also includes a version of the P-38L without TacPack for those who do not require TacPack functionality.


We are excited to present to you the sleek, yet powerful, P-38 Lightning. We've faithfully modelled the 'L' version to a very high level of fidelity, simulating all of the important details that make the P-38 such a distinctive aircraft. From the suggestive rumble of its twin 1,600 hp turbo-supercharged V-12 engines, to it's deadly 'Christmas tree' launch racks laden with high velocity rockets on each wing, our P-38 Lightning is designed to closely match the feeling of the real machine.

Special features

  • Professional flight dynamics by Bernt Stolle
  • Realistic start-up and shutdown procedures
  • Extensive systems modelling
  • Fully animated armament and fuel tank jettison
  • Selectable load-out options, affecting flight dynamics and performance
  • Realistic night lighting, landing lights and custom effects
  • 21 high quality, high definition liveries
  • High quality sound set recorded from a real P-38
  • Custom 3D gauge modelling for smooth operation
  • High quality virtual cockpit and external model
  • Authentic Pilot Operating Handbook
  • Operating instructions for all systems included
  • High quality HD Paint Kit (Easy version and Regular version)
  • Abreviated Quick Start and operations manual (download here)


Precision flight dynamics

Our goal with all of our releases is always to make the aircraft as realistic as possible. As important as it is to make an virtual cockpit or external model look great, replicating how an aircraft actually handles is absolutely essential. The characteristics of an aircraft in flight, being able to recognize the natural limits placed on an airframe by it's design, the effort required to master and safely handle a powerful machine, these are traits where we aim to transform your simulator into a place where you can immersive yourself in the beauty of flight.

The P-38, as with many warbirds, was a very powerful machine. It's impressive rate of climb and very fast top speed were the result of giving the aircraft enough power to haul an extensive weapon load, and giving it the endurance to travel long distances. With that vast amount of horsepower however, limits to the design were soon realized. One of the most serious problems that plagued the P-38 was that of aerodynamic compressibility. Essentially, during very high-speed flight and especially during dives, the aircraft's tail would begin to shake violently and the nose would tuck under, steepening the dive. Once caught in this dive, the fighter would enter a high-speed compressibility stall and the controls would lock up, leaving the pilot no option but to bail out (if possible) or remain with the aircraft until it got down to denser air, where he might have a chance to pull out. It was finally determined, after much trial and error, that installing dive flaps on the P-38 was the ultimate solution.

In our P-38L, we've tasked Bernt Stolle with creating the expertly refined flight model. Not only will you be able to fly it 'by the book', you'll be able to recreate many of the same issues that real P-38 pilots faced, including that of high-speed compressibility. Our model displays behaviour consistent with the actual aircraft; you'll need dive flaps when entering a dive, or you'll need to employ the same techniques as recommended when in a compressibility stall. Indeed, you'll have to be very mindful when flying the P-38 at it's upper limits!


Authentic liveries

Included in the package are 21 high resolution liveries, created with extreme attention to both detail and quality. Many of the included liveries are representations of P-38's that have seen service, and where available we've included the pilot and deployment notes. After all, the P-38 is not only a significant part of aviation past, but also plays a very important part in the history of WWII as well.


When Lightning strikes..

One of the greatest fighters of World War II, the legacy of the P-38 is unmatched. At the time of its introduction in 1940, the P-38 was capable of climbing 3,300 fpm and could attain a top speed that was 100 mph faster than any other fighter in the world. A range of 1,150 miles, a payload capacity nearing the B-17, a potent mix of four .50 calibre machine guns and a 20-mm cannon combined to deliver a versatile and legendary aircraft.

A total of more than 10,000 P-38s (including 18 distinct models) were manufactured during the war, flying more than 130,000 missions in theatres around the world. P-38 pilots shot down more than Japanese aircraft than any other fighter and, in a reconnaissance role, obtained 90 percent of the aerial film captured over Europe.

As a testement to the effectiveness of the P-38 Lightning, as well as its fearsome might in skilled hands, the two highest scoring aces in American history, Maj. Richard I. Bong and Maj. Thomas B. McGuire Jr, both flew the P-38 in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Each man received the Medal of Honor in recognition of his courage and accomplishments.

System Requirements:


  • FSX (with Acceleration), FSX: Steam Edition / P3D v2/v3 (latest release, with all hotfixes)
  • Processor: 2.6 Ghz or higher
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • OS: Windows Vista / Windows 7 (this software will also run in Windows 8 and Windows 10 provided you run the sim in Admin mode and disable antivirus and UAC checking software)
  • Graphics: DirectX9 compliant video card, 1024MB video RAM or higher
  • Hard Drive: 2GB available space
Warning: All Anti-Virus programs or software must be disabled before downloading and installing this product. Failure to do so may result in a faulty or non-functioning installation. False positives are very common and are not to be mistaken for actual viruses. We guarantee that there are no viruses present in MilViz products.

Note: This add-on also includes a version of the P-38L without TacPack for those who do not require TacPack functionality.
$59.99
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MilViz P-38L TACPACK EDITION This TacPack Edition of the MilViz P-38L comes in 21 HD paint schemes and features realistic flight dynamics and start-up and shutdown routines, fully animated armament and fuel tank jettison, custom 3D gauges, realistic night lighting and a sound set recorded from a real P-38.
 
TacPack provides full functionality for the P-38's gunsight, .50 calibre machine guns, 20mm autocannon and 10 high velocity aircraft rockets (HVARs), as well the ability to drop 500lb bombs.

Download size: 721MB (learn about downloads)

$59.99
In Stock
Earn 210 points with this purchase