Simworks Studios Nimitz Class Vol. 1 (for P3D v4.5)

Compatibility: P3D v4
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The next chapter in SWS’ carrier ops technology features two carriers of the Nimitz Class modelled in stunning detail for P3D v4.5 - the CVN-68 USS Nimitz and CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower are the most detailed carriers created to date for any simulator.

Highlights include:

  • High quality models of CVN-68 (2017) and CVN-69 (2016)
  • Complete air wing for each carrier, which can be placed using the Dynamic Deck Editor
  • Fully animated carriers - raise the catapult bubbles, LSO platform and control the elevators and doors, or leave them to the AI
  • Animated arrestor cables
  • Animated catapult JBDs, shuttles and steam
  • AI MH-60R plane guard helicopter which launches and lands on deck
  • Automatic or manual control over nine separate ship lighting systems
  • Carriers Extended v2.0 features:
     - SWS Fleet Placer allows placement of fleets anywhere with a few clicks
     - Create any deck state you want using our Deck Configuration gauge
     - Animated arrestor cables
     - Realistic catapult launches
     - IFLOLS & LRLS: realistic simulation of optical landing aids, including stabilisation and scaling
     - Weather-based pitching and rolling decks, created using real data
     - TACAN & ICLS
     - PALS (Autoland) based on the real SPN-42A
     - Custom SWS LSO
     - Independently controlled ship lights
  • Shore-based IFLOLS at:
     - NAS Fallon
     - NAS Key West
     - NAS Kingsville
     - NAS Lemoore
     - NAS Meridian
     - NAS Norfolk
     - NAS Oceana
     - NAS Patuxent River
     - NAS Pensacola
     - NAS Point Mugu
     - NAS Whidbey Island
     - NAWS China Lake
     - NALF Fentress
     - NALF Orange Grove
     - NALF San Clemente Island
     - NAF Atsugi
     - NAF El Centro
     - MCAS Miramar
     - NAS JRB New Orleans


Crowded deck!

Debuting on the Nimitz is our deck configuration technology which allows you to get in the shoes of a handler and place crew, vehicles and aircraft from any squadron anywhere on the ship’s decks in real time, as well as to save your custom deck states at will. Experience what it’s like to be a deck handler, trying to squeeze 70+ aircraft in the ship without fouling the decks.


The first carrier-based AI aircraft for P3D

In another first for SWS, an AI guard helicopter is included as a free bonus with the Nimitz! Launch the MH-60 plane guard and watch it take off, fly out and orbit near the carrier on plane guard duty. After flight ops are finished, call the helicopter back and watch as it guides itself to land on one of the available helipads.

Get a taste of what's coming down the road!


AI ship management

An AI system handles the ship’s systems depending on whether it’s in the launch or recovery state. The AI also controls the ship’s lighting based on the time of day and prevailing weather conditions.

Of course, you can take over control of the ship’s system at any time and handle things yourself!


Expandable animations

Crew are no longer statues and don't appear out of context! A robust system allows us to spawn animated objects on the ship according to the selected operational state. Shooters & LSOs are the first animated objects finding their way onto the carriers, with more coming as the technology evolves.

Of course, our tow truck system from USS Midway makes a reappearance for those who don’t fancy taxiing and prefer to tow their aircraft in place.


Realistic NAVAIDs!

Expanding on our previous implementation of TACAN, CEX carriers now come equipped with an ILS system and SPN-41 ICLS and SPN-42 PALS (requires aircraft-side integration). Furthermore, accurate simulation of the visual landing aids such as IFLOLS and LRLS is now possible, accounting for ship motion and hook-to-eye corrections.

Our visual landing aids (IFLOLS and LRLS) are simulated with a fidelity second to none. The IFLOLS can be set for a glideslope of 3.5, 3.75, or 4.0 degrees, compensate for aircraft size (hook-to-eye) by rolling the light-box just like the real thing, and have three stabilisation modes (point, line, and inertial) with realistic lag and limits. To top it off, MOVLAS at three separate stations will be added in Service Pack 1.

System Requirements:


  • Prepar3D v4.5+
  • Quad Core Processor at 3.0GHz or better (3.6GHz+ recommended)
  • 8GB RAM or more (16GB recommended)
  • 4GB DirectX 11 GPU or better (8GB recommended)
  • 2GB hard drive space
  • Visual C++ 2017 x64 (included)
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Simworks Studios Nimitz Class Vol. 1 (for P3D v4.5) This carrier add-on for P3D v4.5+ brings you two detailed Nimitz Class carriers - the CVN-68 USS Nimitz and CVN-69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, with a complete air wing for each carrier, animated arrestor cables and catapults, an AI MH-60R plane guard helicopter and full control over nine separate ship lighting systems.

Optical landing aids are realistically simulated and the SWS Fleet Placer allows easy placement of fleets. You can create any deck state you want using the Deck Configuration gauge and the carriers feature weather-based pitching and rolling decks.

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$56.99
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