JustFlight has provided FSElite with the following exclusive screenshots of the anticipated release of their Avro Vulcan for X-Plane.
The Avro Vulcan was a high-altitude, long-range strategic bomber which was an integral part of the Bomber Command’s V-Force for the Royal Air Force during the 1950s and 1960s as a nuclear deterrent. Vulcan saw military service up until 1982 and was retired from service completely in 1991. The Vulcan to the Sky campaign managed to get XH558’s return to flight approved in 2008 for a further five years until the aircraft was finally grounded on 28th October 2015.
Despite Vulcan being stood ready to scramble with a single, live nuclear hydrogen bomb within two minutes, 24 hours a day during the Cold War’s most crucial time, Vulcan only saw hostile action in the 1980s during the Falklands conflict. Operation Black Buck was the most famous sortie for the Vulcan, which saw the aircraft drop conventional bombs on the Falkland Islands during a 16-hour, 8,000-mile return journey from RAF Ascension Island.
Avro produced five variants of the type, B.1 which also developed into the slightly longer B.1A. The B.2 which used the improved Olympus 200 engines instead of the older Olympus 100 series engines. The B.2 Variant, most recognisable and commonly produced including XH558, was developed into the B.2MRR Maritime Radar Reconnaissance type as well as the K2 which was capable of tankering other aircraft.
JustFlight previously released the Avro Vulcan for P3D back in late 2018. The initial release was for the B.2 variant accompanied with an expansion pack which contained the B.2MRR and K.2 variants at an additional cost. JustFlight will provide the community with all variants included within the single initial release for X-Plane. The X-Plane release is a re-worked version of the P3D release with all the same attention to detail and more.