An Advanced Simulation
Our rendition of the F-16C is the latest in our line of Advanced
Series products and represents one of the highest-fidelity
simulations of a fighter jet to exist within the P3D/ESP
environment. Our rendition of the F-16C aims to please even the most
hard-looking, -1-obsessed combat simmer; no matter the situation the
aircraft is put in or the phase of flight, you can expect
hyper-accurate, physics-based results.
True Physics Engine
Designed by an aerospace engineer with extensive experience in the
simulation world and collaboration in other famed titles, the new
Advanced Series F-16C features a 100% custom physics and flight
dynamics engine (FDE). Aside from bringing in a new level of
accuracy in terms of flight dynamics modeling, it lacks the
traditional and well-known MSFS / P3D FDE limitations.
The engine dynamics and performance characteristics of both included
engine types are accurately represented, as well as custom ground
dynamics and structural modeling being implemented. As a testament
to our approach, the ‘big mouth’ Block 50 has a higher drag penalty
due to its larger intake when compared to the ‘small mouth’ Block
52. It’s the little things that make the biggest difference to the
experience, and all of these nuances are present thanks to our
As result of the accurately modeled physics, our F-16C matches the
figures available for the real aircraft in terms of flight envelope,
fuel consumption (range/endurance) and energy maneuver diagrams.
Custom Flight Control System
The flight control system for our F-16C is custom-created to match
the real aircraft to an exacting T. The real F-16 is famous for its
relaxed static stability, which enables high degrees of
maneuverability at the cost of reduced aerodynamic stability. These
qualities are faithfully recreated in our simulation, and you will
find that the G onset is as fast as you can pull!
In addition to the peculiar aerodynamic qualities, our simulation
also includes a comprehensive recreation of the F-16’s FLCS, along
with its various limiters and protections. All control laws of the
FBW system have also been replicated, coming into play at their
appropriate times and with their accompanying G, pitch and roll rate
Failure and Damage Modeling
A completely custom and very in-depth failure system has been created for the F-16C. The failures model affects a wide-ranging
array of systems, including the airframe, engines, landing gear,
hydraulics, flight controls, and the flight control system. Forced
or random failures are possible, with random failure probabilities
adjustable to realistic values based on actual fleet maintenance
Damage is also possible due to exceeding real aircraft operating
limitations. Icing is another source of possible damage, with
possible engine damage occurring from flight into known icing
conditions without anti-ice systems active, causing ice accrued on
the engine intakes detaching and being ingested by the compressor.
Ice may also accrue on the airframe, causing a degradation of
handling qualities and performance. Last but not least, possible
bird strikes may occur based on real data for military aircraft,
with damage severity and systems affected based on a probabilistic
An aircraft whose mission roles are as varied as the Viper’s
demanded a payload carrying capability to match, and we have spared
no expense to bring you the greatest choice in payload options.
Our Viper has it all, whether it be air-to-air missiles,
air-to-ground dumb bombs, air-to-ground missiles, training bombs, or
laser guided munitions. We think it’s safe to say that we have a
weapon to satisfy everyone’s forte, whether it be hunting SAMs,
lobbing LGBs, or dog fighting to the bitter end.
We didn’t just include weapons either, quite the opposite; in
addition to underwing and conformal fuel tanks, we have included,
for the first time ever in a civilian platform, both the Sniper and
Harm Targeting System (HTS) target pods have been included, along
with the ALQ-184 ECM pod.
MVAMS Updating Capability
Our MVAMS utility runs outside the simulator providing the means to
incrementally update individual products to quickly address issues
and make fixes when required, without having to have our customers
download and reinstall new versions of the aircraft. This allows our
customers to quickly discover and install any pending updates for
their aircraft, ensuring that they are completely up-to-date with
our latest fixes, changes, or technology.
Limited Time Opportunity
Our long-time milbird enthusiasts will have noticed that our
rendition of the T-38C is no longer available for purchase on the
consumer side of our business, and this was almost the case for the
While we didn’t originally intend to release it to the general
public, we have had a bit of a change of heart and are now offering
it to the general public for a limited run of 200 units: once 200
units have been sold, the Viper will be pulled from the store and
won’t be returning. Get it while you can, because once it’s gone, it
will not be coming back.