Previewed through a short video in early December 2019, SimWorks Studios has released their T-37 “Tweet” for P3D v4. Known mostly for their naval related add-ons, including aircraft carriers and the naval version of the F-4 Phantom II, it is their first venture in the “Air Force” world. The T-37 Tweet is a light jet trainer that has been used in the US Air Force for more than 50 years and was retired in 2009 and replaced by the Beechcraft T-6 Texan II. Almost every pilot of the US Air Force has clocked time on the “Tweet”, whether they were transport or fighter pilots. A light attack version was derived, named the A-37 “Dragonfly” that was used in COIN (counter insurgency) and anti-drugs operations.
The aircraft aims at replicating as much as possible that makes this aircraft so particular. This begins with a high quality 3D model from both the interior and the exterior, both carefully animated. The “Tweet” features PBR materials and effects such as the A2A rain effects. The sound system reproduces the loud and high pitched engines of the “Tweet”, easily recognizable among others. This led to the T-37 also being nicknamed as the “Converter”, joking about the engines converting fuel in smoke and noise rather than actual thrust.
The rendition by SimWorks Studios also features an interactive cockpit with a replaceable moving map texture, an interactive checklist system and an interactive instructor that reacts to inputs. The aircraft has precise flight dynamics bringing it as close as possible to the real aircraft. Real engine start procedures can be simulated, however SimWorks Studios also provides a ready to fly and without instructor option.
The SimWorks Studios T-37B is available on SimWorks Studios website at a price of €35.99
- High quality interior and exterior model
- Five high quality liveries using PBR materials
- High definition virtual cockpit
- Many custom animations, from instruments to zippers!
- Animated 3D pilots in the VC
- Realistic night lighting
- Dynamic utility lights
- Realistic instrument animations & operation
- Detailed systems simulation
- Fuel & engine
- Independent instruments for student & instructor
- A rich (and loud) sound environment!
- Realistic flight dynamics