Conceived as a jet-powered replacement for the A-1J Skyraider™, Ed Heinemann's design became undoubtedly one of the most successful aircraft ever built. The small and simple approach produced and highly agile and durable machine. The A-4™ pioneered the post-war 'attack' concept - a fighter-bomber with emphasis on the low-level bomber role, in which proved itself extremely capable in operations. 'Heinemann's hot-rod' was also designed to carry nuclear weapons delivery, a primary design consideration in the early 1950's when the Skyhawk™ was designed. Despite being a bomber first and foremost, the agile A-4 was a superb 'adversary' aircraft and was also used by the Blue Angels aerobatic team into the 1980's.
In continuous production for a record 25 years, surviving through many variants and exported to many foreign air forces around the world, the 'Scooter' was still flying well into the 1990's, nearly 50 years after its conception at the Douglas works in Long Beach, California.The A-4 Skyhawk™ for FSX: Steam Edition focuses on the A-4E™ and A-4F™ variants and includes a wealth of realistic features including carrier catapult launch and landing compatibility.
**Note – this aircraft does not feature a 2D panel
Fully functional APG-53A radar unit, with multiple modes and functions
High-quality native FSX models
Multiple bomb/missile/tank loadouts
Accurately modelled and working catapult bridle and holdback assemblies
2048-pixel bump-mapped textures.
High-quality 3D cockpit.
Realistic switch and knob 'click' sounds.
Super-smooth 'RealGauge' 3D instruments.
Illustrated user manual in PDF format.
OS: Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or later
Processor: 2.0 Ghz or higher (single core)
Memory: 2 MB RAM
Graphics: DirectX®9 compliant video card or greater, 256 MB video RAM or higher, Shader Model 1.1 or higher (Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required)
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c compatible
Additional Notes: Broadband internet connection required for multiplayer features
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