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AOA Simulations Releases F-22 Raptor

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AOA Simulations, the aircraft developer known for their F-35 and V-22 aircraft, has released their latest venture, the F-22 Raptor for X-Plane.

The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a fourth-generation fighter aircraft with stealth capability, produced by Lockheed Martin between 1996 and 2011. The development saw nearly 200 of the type built for the USAF, only. The Raptor is famously known for its high thrust to weight ratio as well as its thrust vectoring capabilities. This means it can change the direction of the thrust from 20 degrees up to 20 degrees down, independent of each engine which gives the F-22 unprecedented manoeuvrability.

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Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v5.1 Hotfix 1 Released

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Lockheed Martin has released Prepar3D v5.1 Hotfix 1. The new hotfix addresses many issues such as cloud issues with Enhanced Atmospherics, rendering issues and other weather-related issues. Looking at the changelog of client fixes and improvements, Enhanced Atmospherics (EA) seems to have a large number of changes based on feedback. Issues with cloud aliasing have been reduced, along with flashing
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Lockheed Martin Releases Prepar3D v5.1

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Lockheed Martin has released Prepar3D v5.1, bringing trueSky out of beta and improving performance for the platform itself. The most significant changes with Prepar3D v5.1 revolve around the enhanced atmospheric engine. Using trueSky, the world of Prepar3D looks visually impressive using more advanced weather rendering. It is enabled by default and no longer considered a beta option. In addition, developers
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AOA Simulations Previews Update to F-35b

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Aircraft developer, AOA Simulations, has previewed the changes they have made in an update to their Lockheed Martin F-35b Lightning II for X-Plane 11. The F-35 Lightning II is a single-seat, single-engine, multi-role stealth aircraft built by Lockheed Martin. The F-35b variant is capable of Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL) which gives the aircraft the ability to be launched
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Lockheed Martin Releases Prepar3D v4.5 Hotfix 3

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With Prepar3D v5 being released recently, another sim from Lockheed Martin also received an update. Prepar3D v4.5 got another hotfix, bringing the latest version to P3D v4.5.14.34698, or v4.5 Hotfix 3. The client, content, and SDK received an update, mainly focused on fixes for the client. The change log shows a some fixes were focused on crashes with the sim, added
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Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v5 Released

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Announced exactly a week ago, Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D v5 is now available to purchase and download. The all-new version of Prepar3D is the next-generation of simulators from Lockheed Martin with significant improvements in performance by using the new Direct X 12 rendering engine. Alongside the new rendering engine is the new weather and atmospheric engine powered by trueSKY. This new technology will breath new life into your simulation experience and enhance your add-ons for the simulator.

Another popular community requested feature is the inclusion of sloped runways with full AI support. Lockheed Martin has heard the calls from developers and community members alike and have reworked how airports are in the simulator to now include sloped runways. The entire globe has been updated to include the latest geographical data, which includes updated taxiways, runway assignments and more to default airports within the world of Prepar3D. In addition, the default airports now all feature PBR materials for extra realism. In our exclusive interview, we can also reveal that the new default airport will be Randolph Airforce Base in Texas, which was developed by Orbx.

The full changelog was previously shared by us last week, and can be found here.

The pricing and license structure is as follows:

Professional License
US $199.00

Professional Developer License
US $9.95 Per Developer, Per Month

Academic License
US $59.95

Professional Plus License
US $2,500

Pro Plus Developer License
US $19.95 Per Developer, Per Month

There is no upgrade path from previous versions.

You can buy Lockheed Martin’s Prepar3D v5 right now from their website.

Note: The site is VERY slow and may not load.

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The FSElite Prepar3D v5 Upgrade Hub

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When Lockheed Martin announced that Prepar3D v5 would be coming soon, we began in earnest our plan on how we could support the community with moving to Prepar3D v5. To help, we have put together what we're calling the Prepar3D v5 Upgrade Hub. This hub has been designed with the community in mind to help provide information in a single place
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Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v5 4K Footage

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YouTuber and community contributor Rob Ainscough has shared public footage of Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D v5 in action. The 4K footage highlights the new DirectX 12 engine, along with trueSKY being used to simulate the weather and atmospheric effects. This new video highlights a lot more of the simulator in action compared to the short teaser trailer we premiered yesterday during
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Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v5 Teaser Trailer

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You can now watch the teaser trailer for the upcoming Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v5 right now. The new one-minute teaser trailer gives you just a taste of the all-new DirectX 12 rendering engine, trueSKY weather integration and updated airports. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v5 content over the coming weeks including tutorials,
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Lockheed Martin Prepar3D v5 UHD Photo Gallery

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With Lockheed Martin's Prepar3D v5 now known to the public, we thought it would be a good idea to put together previews for the new simulator into a single post. All of the images we have captured directly from their latest teaser trailer, which highlights many of the new features coming to the new simulator. Prepar3D v5 will feature an
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