Debuted a short three months ago, FlyingIron Simulations have today shared the news that their P-38L Lightning is now available for X-Plane 11.
The military-focused developer has previously released two aircraft, those being the Spitfire and Grob G109B - an F-117 Nighthawk was also on the cards, however, that project was shelved some time ago.
FlyingIron's depiction of the aircraft includes a model 'built' with photogrammetry, along with a comprehensive simulation of the P-38L's internals - custom coded fuel, hydraulic, cooling and electrical systems to name a few.
The full feature list goes as follows:
High-quality, extensively detailed and accurate 3D Model
Ultra-realistic, high-res Texture work (built with the aid of photogrammetry)
Immersive FMOD Sound design built from professional recordings of a real P-38 and Allison V-1710
9 included liveries, including Richard Bong’s iconic livery. Professional quality nose art included in many liveries.
Detailed & Extensive simulations of the Lightnings core systems, including accurate, code-driven replications of the Lightnings Fuel, Hydraulic, Propeller, Cooling and Electrical Systems. All systems are programmed to function virtually identically to the real-world P-38 Systems. Almost all default X-plane systems have been overridden and/or enhanced significantly.
Incredibly realistic Flight Model made possible with carefully data-matched simulations of the NACA 23016 & NACA 4412 Airfoils. Flight performance has been verified against real-world Performance & handling tests to ensure extensive realism. We’ve gone so far as to model the drag from individual coolant flaps!