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'C-130 Hercules' & 'A340 Professional' - Features & Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 7:16 a.m. PDT

'C-130 Hercules': The RAF's heavy hauler is fully loaded and on its way to re-supply Flight Simulator 2002/2004. Clear the decks and get ready to see some leading edge logisitics!

'A340 Professional': The Airbus A330/A340 family of airliners are re-created for Flight Simulator 2002/2004 by celebrated developers Phoenix Simulation Software. There's no doubt that when it comes to the new generation of airliners, Old Europe is the place that sets the pace!

Check out features, 13 C-130 pics, the last a bit personal if you ask us and 12 A340 Professional Just Flight moodily lit screenshots below.


Perhaps the greatest transport aircraft in history, the C-130 Hercules is brought to life by the experts in high quality flight simulation aircraft - Captain Simulations. The C-130 Hercules is painstakingly reproduced for FS2002/2004 in high detail with accurate animations of the cargo ramp doors and flight surfaces. The 2D and 3D virtual cockpit capture the intricacies of flying this giant.

Provided in 11 air force liveries depicting the E, H and K variants the detail and accuracy is up to the usual high Captain Sims standard.

Also provided is detailed airbase scenery of RAF Lyneham, home of the UK's Royal Air Force Hercules fleet and a set of remote airstrips and flight plans enabling you to experience flying on some of the more obscure Hercules operations.

C-130 Hercules is officially licensed by Lockheed-Martin and Royal Air Force

Detailed features

Eleven models of the C-130 Hercules are included in the following liveries:

C-130E Australian Air Force – Grey white livery.

C-130H French Air Force - Grey livery.

CC-130EH Canadian Air Force - Grey livery.

C-130H Italian Air Force – Grey livery.

C-130K Royal Air Force - Grey livery (with refueling probe).

C-130K Royal Air Force earlier Grey/Green camouflage livery.

C-130H Sweden – Grey livery.

C-130EH USAF – camouflage livery.

C-130EH USAF – Grey livery.

C-130E USAF - bare metal livery.

C-130EH US Coast Guard - white-red livery.

Each one has animated doors and cargo ramps as well as the normal operating flight surface animations.

Realistic flight model

2D panels

Virtual Cockpit (3D)

Authentic engine and cockpit sounds

TCE-130 (Texture and Configuration Editor)

Livery repaint kit

Comprehensive manuals

Scenery of RAF Lyneham and some desert/remote airstrips with flight plans


A340 Professional

Europe's largest and most advanced airliners take to the skies in all their high-tech glory. The twin-engine Airbus A330 and four-engine A340 are brought to life by the experts in high quality flight simulation aircraft, Phoenix Simulation Software. The two aircraft are painstakingly reproduced for Flight Simulator 2004 (also compatible with FS2002) in high detail, with accurate animations of the flight surfaces, engines, undercarriage, passenger and cargo doors. Special lighting and engine effects are also included. Like Just Flight's celebrated A320 Professional the flight models have been tested by real world Airbus pilots. The 2D and 3D virtual cockpits capture the intricacies of flying these giants - you can even see the windscreen wipers operating!

Detailed features

Eight variants in 42 with detailing up to PSS' usual exacting standards

Full compliment of moving parts

Hanging undercarriage bogies

Operating passenger and cargo doors

Working windscreen wipers visible in the 2D and VC cockpits

Animated 3D Engine fans & reversers

Reflection and specula mapped hi-detail textures

Flexing wings

Hard coded wingtip vortices with high humidity/lift

Hard coded engine intake vapour effects

Hard coded multiple flashing strobe lamps (not effect files)

Four different, accurate flight models, tested by real Airbus pilots.

Accurate sound sets for all variants

Highly accurate instrument panels with FS2004 featured virtual cockpits.

Compatible with FS2002 and FS2004 Century of Flight.

Payload editor tool utility.

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