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English Electric Canberra Bomber Power Pack for FS2004/FS9

Canberra Bomber Power pack for FS9

Flying Stations is proud to present part three of a new series of English Electric Canberra models for FS9/FS2004. This pack covers the second generation of Canberra bombers - the B.6, B(I).6, B.15 and B.16. Download the pack below, and check out the full list of features here (including SP2 updates).

Credits:

Steve Beeny - Models, textures, FDE, web guru
The WT333 Operating Team- Sound recordings
Bill Mackay, John Sheehan, Henk Schuitemaker, Marcelo Siri, Tony Flahant - Beta Testing


English Electric Canberra Bomber Power Pack Contents:

Canberra B.16 for FS9

English Electric Canberra B.16 interdictor-bomber with Matra Rocket pods and 6x 1,000lb bomb load

The English Electric Canberra B.16 was a two-seat upgraded version of the Canberra B.6 (BS), as fitted with Blue Shadow side-looking radar. Main cosmetic differences included the space normally occupied by the bombardier now being filled with Blue Shadow equipment, and a strake for the radar antennae on the lower starboard side of the forward fuselage. An additional set of underwing pylons were added, giving the B.16 extra combat capabilities, and were typically fitted with bombs, Matra rocket pods or other external stores, but not the Nord AS.30. 18 total B.16s were modified from B.6s, and all served in the Middle and Far East.

In this FS version, the aircraft comes with two Matra rocket pods with weapon effects underwing, a 6,000lb bomb load in the bomb bay and wing tip drop tanks. As with all second-generation Canberra bombers, the B.16 is fitted with Avon R.A.7 engines, giving 7,500lb thrust per engine. Pilots should note that due to the extra thrust and increased payload weight, there is a difference in handling compared to the B.2. Aircraft depicted are WT303 of 249 Sqn and XH570 of 6 Sqn, Royal Air Force, based at RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus, mid 1960s.

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Canberra B.15  for FS9

English Electric Canberra B.15 interdictor-bomber with Nord AS.30 anti-ship missiles

The English Electric Canberra B.15 was an upgraded version of the Canberra B.6, intended for conventional bombing, nuclear or ground-attack roles. In addition to upgraded radio equipment and Doppler nav aids, an additional set of underwing pylons were added, giving the B.15 extra combat capabilities. Typical payloads included bombs, Matra rocket pods or other external stores, including the Nord AS.30 anti-ship missile. 39 total B.15s were produced, and all served in the Middle and Far East.

In this FS version, the aircraft comes with two launchable Nord AS.30 missiles underwing and wing tip drop tanks. As with all second-generation Canberra bombers, the B.15 is fitted with Avon R.A.7 engines, giving 7,500lb thrust per engine. Pilots should note that due to the extra thrust and increased payload weight, there is a difference in handling compared to the B.2. Aircraft depicted are WJ756 and WH981 of 73 Sqn, Royal Air Force, based at RAF Akrotiri, 1956.

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Canberra B(I).6 for FS9

English Electric Canberra B(I).6 interdictor with 20mm gun pack, 3x 1,000lb internal and 2x 1,000lb underwing bomb load

The English Electric Canberra B(I).6 was a two-seat interim night interdictor version of the Canberra B.6, designed to fill the gap against the Soviet ground threat in central Europe until the dedicated B.(I).8 version became operational. It differed from the B.6 in that it had underwing pylons and provision for a bomb bay-mounted gun pack containing 4x 20mm Hispano cannons. With the gun pack fitted, it still retained provision for a limited number of stores in the forward part of the bomb bay, such as 3x 1,000lb bombs. With such a payload and with underwing rockets or bombs, the Canberra B(I).6 packed a formidable punch as a low-level interdictor, but was only operated by one squadron, 213, as its role was quickly supplanted by the B(I).8.

In this FS version, the aircraft comes with two droppable 1,000lb bombs underwing, three droppable 1,000lb bombs in the bomb bay, a 20mm gun pack with weapon effects and wing tip drop tanks. As with all second-generation Canberra bombers, the B(I).6 is fitted with Avon R.A.7 engines, giving 7,500lb thrust per engine. Pilots should note that due to the extra thrust and increased payload weight, there is a difference in handling compared to the B.2. Aircraft depicted are XG554 and WT319 of 213 Sqn, Royal Air Force(G), based at RAF Gutesloh, 1957-mid 1960s.

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Canberra B.6 for FS9

English Electric Canberra B.6 bomber with 6x 1,000lb bomb load

The English Electric Canberra B.6 was the first of the second generation Canberras, in that it had more powerful Avon R.A.7 engines, wing fuel tanks, and was cleared to carry heavier payloads, including nuclear weapons using the LABS system. The B.6 followed directly on from the sole B.5, which had introduced the uprated engine type and 'wet wing', and was produced directly from B.2s already on the EE production line. Visible external differences were essentially limited to the sharper, more bullet-like starter breeches, containing a triple, rather than single breech cartridge system. Numerous RAF squadrons used this type, and it was exported to several foreign countries.

In this FS version, the aircraft comes with 6x droppable 1,000lb bombs in the bomb bay and wing tip drop tanks. As with all second-generation Canberra bombers, the B.6 is fitted with Avon R.A.7 engines, giving 7,500lb thrust per engine. Pilots should note that due to the extra thrust and increased payload weight, there is a difference in handling compared to the B.2. Aircraft depicted are PK-784, of the Centre d'Essais en Vol (CEV), Armée de l'Air, France, March, 1970, and BE-390, of Escuadron de Combate 2112, Fuerza Aerea Ecuatoriana, based at Quito, Ecuador, 1980s. **UPDATE: 1/7/11 -If you downloaded this pack prior to January 2011, a corrected version of the BE-390 scheme is available here.

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Model Features:

WT333 Canberra

The Flying Stations Canberra series models all feature photo-real 2D panels and highly detailed virtual cockpits, gauges, and custom sound set, recorded from the ear-spliting roar of the real RR Avon engines of surviving B(I).8/B.6(mod) Canberra, WT333. With the co-operation of Clive Davies and the superb WT333 operating team, internal and external sounds were recorded during a 'Thunder Run' at Bruntingthorpe, UK. A percentage of profits from payware downloads will go to the upkeep of WT333, so you can know that your hard-earned money will go further than just the computer screen!

NOTE: Sounds are aliased to the B.6, so you will need to have that installed for the other models to work.

In order to familiarise pilots, the following features are available:

Autopilot 2D panel: Toggle with Shift-6.
Improved red-tint night-lighting on all 2D panels.
Jettisonable drop tanks and payloads:
Control via Stores Release panel (Shift-7). Also located inside virtual cockpit, switch toggled, click once to arm, then stores/drop tank release switches to drop.
Matra rocket pods (B.16 only) set to smoke systems on switch.
Hispano 20mm cannon gun pack (B(I).6) only) set to strobe light on switch.
Port side battery hatch and rear equipment bay hatch open
: set to default wing fold command.
Animated variable incidence tailplane: set to elevator trim controls, and watch it move!
Opening bomb bay doors: set to default main exit command.
Parked configuration: engage parking brakes to see a range of features.
Jettisonable canopy: located inside virtual cockpit, switch toggled.
Working ejector seat (pilot only): located inside virtual cockpit, switch toggled.
Opening DV window: located inside virtual cockpit, switch toggled.
Folding rumble seat: located inside virtual cockpit, switch toggled.
Animated pilot head
: turns with rudder.
Crew hatch: Exit-2 command or use handle release above hatch in VC.
Smoky cartridge starts: will fire on engine startup.


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