After months of previews on their Facebook page, DC Designs has finally released their F-4 Phantom package for MSFS.
The F-4 Phantom was produced by American manufacturer McDonnell Douglas from 1958-1981. Capable of flying at a speed over Mach 2.2, the F-4 Phantom proved itself as a dependable aircraft, evident by the fact that it became the most-produced American supersonic military aircraft. Even the Blue Angels and the United States Air Force Thunderbirds had flown the F-4. While the United States, the aircraft’s primary user, no longer flies the type, the F-4 Phantom is still active in the air forces of Greece, Iran, South Korea, and Turkey.
DC Designs’ long-awaited F-4 Phantom package includes the F-4J, F-4E, and the British FGR2 variants. Each variant features unique animations and flight dynamics to reflect the real-life differences between the three types. The Phantoms also take full advantage of MSFS’ features and effects, including G vapor, heat exhaust blur, and compatibility with the arrestor hook and launch system on aircraft carriers.
Moving to the interior, DC Designs has put an enormous effort into the 3D cockpit with fully animated gauges, buttons, and switches. There is even an operational radar with air-to-air and air-to-ground modes. Overall, DC Designs’ Phantom package should provide flight simulator pilots with a realistic and exciting flying experience. The package includes 27 liveries for various American and foreign operators and a detailed manual for those looking to fully understand the complex systems of this military workhorse.
You can get your copy of the DC Designs’ F-4 Phantom from the Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace for $34.99. According to the developer’s “Friday News Update” on Facebook, an updated is planned to drop next week to address any bug fixes.