Compatibility: FSX:Acceleration, Steam, Gold | Prepar3Dv2, 3, 4
USS Midway class package
Experience carrier ops like never before! This feature-packed rendition of USS Midway and USS Coral Sea allow you to see how life and war is on these vessels, in their Vietnam-era configuration. Two carriers along with a fleet of escort ships will allow you to operate off any place in the world.
This package offers AI versions of USS Midway and USS Coral Sea along with a small escort fleet.
USS Midway ('73)
USS Coral Sea ('65 and '73)
Four Mispillion class fleet oilers
Five Charles F. Adams class destroyers
Six Forrest Sherman class destroyers
Both carriers utilize our unique carrier technology, which allows easy changing of deck statics, deforming arrestor cables, controllable lights and more!
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The Midway class vessels were designed in the 1940s as Essex class carriers with an armored flight deck. The class consisted of Midway, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Coral Sea, but didn't make it in time for World War 2. In the 1950s they underwent SCB-110 modification which added steam catapults, mirror landing systems, angled decks and other modifications to allow them to operate the new, heavier naval jets.
The vessels are represented as they were during the Vietnam war, where they saw combat action for the first time. Coral Sea is represented in two deployments ('65 and '73) while Midway in one ('73). Each deployment features a full air wing on the deck of each carrier which can be changed using our Carrier Manager gauge. Through the Carrier Manager you can change the deck composition on-the-fly, creating launch, recovery or full deck configurations to simulate carrier ops without the need to switch back and forth between carriers.
Deck lights turn on at dusk to help you see the angled deck while our custom FLOLS guides you in for a safe approach. The lights can be manually turned on in low visibility conditions as well.
Custom meatball: created per the real specifications, the FLOLS simulate the operation of the real thing, while an LSO helps guide you to the perfect approach!
Custom arresting gear: for the first time in FSX/P3D you can really "catch a wire"! Deformable arrestor cables follow your tailhook while custom landing physics allow you to hang from the cables, roll back, release the cable and taxi away!
Crowded decks: over 70 uniquely numbered aircraft on each ship, representative of the squadron compositions that were present at that time!
Living carriers: the airboss shift is watching over the deck, bridle catchers are crouching on launch, some sailors are cleaning, others are relaxing on the walkways!
Carrier Manager: Our innovative gauge that allows you to change between predefined configurations for the parked aircraft, or create your own. Use the elevators to move to and from the hangar and close the hangar doors in high seas!
A huge library of static aircraft: Historically accurate deployments require the appropriate aircraft types. We have created all the aircraft types that were at service during those periods, complete with squadron markings and unique numbering!
We have created two destroyer classes to protect the carrier group, each crewed and uniquely numbered to stand out when you are near them. The Charles F. Adams class destroyers underwent a modernization program in the 1970s which converted some of them to guided missile destroyers. The program consisted ECM, sensor and weapon upgrades in order to cope better with the air attacks and missile threats. Five of these ships are represented in this package, namely:
- DDG-15 USS Berkeley
- DDG-16 USS Joseph Strauss
- DDG-17 USS Conyngham
- DDG-18 USS Semmes
- DDG-19 USS Tattnall
The Forrest Sherman class destroyers were at the time they entered service the largest US destroyers ever built. Their armament consisted of three 5-inch/54-caliver guns mounted in single turrets (one forward and two aft), four 3-inch/50-caliber AA guns in twin mounts and hedgehogs and torpedoes for ASW. In the '60s and '70s the 3-inch guns and hedgehogs were removed from all ships and the torpedo tubes replaced by two triple 12.75 inches Mk.32 torpedo tube mounts. Six of these ships are represented in the package:
- DD-931 USS Forrest Sherman
- DD-933 USS Barry
- DD-936 USS Decatur
- DD-937 USS Davis
- DD-940 USS Manley
- DD-945 USS Hull
The fleet oilers
Fleet oilers are the lifeblood of the navy. Without them the carriers would need to refuel at a friendly port that can support them, while the escorts wouldn't be able able to keep up with them due to running out of fuel. These vessels perform underway replenishment, a technique pioneered during World War 2 to allow the fleet to refuel in-motion in the middle of the ocean, negating the need of refuelling at a friendly port.
Four ships are represented in this package:
- AO-105 USS Mispillion
- AO-106 USS Navasota
- AO-107 USS Passumpsic
- AO-108 USS Pawcatuck
Each ship features its own deck configuration, with crew, forklifts,barrrels and crates filling up the decks! The ships feature a landable deck which will allow you to fly on and off them, as well as walk around the deck using avatars in Prepar3Dv3/v4!