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Another Microsoft Flight Simulator F-5 Tiger II & Amsterdam Landmarks Available Now

Third-party developers have released new add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, including aircraft and scenery, and showcased new screenshots of another.

We start with the release of an F-5 Tiger II by Venom Zero Productions. It’s worth mentioning that this isn’t the same rendition of the aircraft coming from SC Design. It’s a different project from a different developer.

It’s available on Simmarket for $16.99. The developer mentions that it’s “built for entertainment purposes only – Not designed for study-level simulation.” It also claims the following features.

outstanding external model with true-to-life liveries highlighting real-world operators
9 Liveries Included
US Navy VFC-111 Sundowners
US Navy VFC-13 Saints (Desert Camo)
US Navy VFC-13 Saints (All Black)
Fictional MiG-28 (TOP GUN Movie)
Swiss Air Force Skins (2)
Hellenic Air Force
USAF 58th Tactical Fighter Squadron
Iranian Air Force

Custom built cockpit (with limited switch interaction)
External Fuel Tanks and Weapons including AiM-9, MK-82, GBU-12 (managed through aircraft Payload and Fuel)
Martin Baker Ejection Seat
Basic Autopilot 
External Lighting to match real aircraft
Interior cockpit backlit gauges
Ability to switch between Gun Reticle or Asobo HUD
Fully Animated Exterior Control Surfaces
Animated Gauges, Throttles, Stick, Rudder Pedals
Simulated Radar Scan (scan only; does not pick up targets)

A second release comes from Prealsoft and it’s a landmark add-on for Amsterdam. It comes at a convenient time to match the recent release of the airport by FlyTampa. 

It’s available on Simmarket for $14.13, including the following features.

Main city landmarks and highrise buildings added
Night textures and light enhancements
Misc objects  
Fully compatible Amsterdam airports addons and Photogrammetry
POIs icons 

We also get a new look at MM Simulations’ upcoming Vilnius International Airport (EYVI) serving the capital of Lithuania.

Last, but not least, we get new information about FlightSimExpo 2024, which will be hosted in Las Vegas between June 21 and June 23.

Not only do we get to take a look at the preliminary schedule (of course, most of the activities are still pending), but the organizers are also providing travel and hotel information, including discounts with several airlines. 

That’s it for today’s news. As usual, here on TechRaptor, we publish daily Microsoft Flight Simulator news to let you know everything that happens in this lively and chaotic corner of the gaming industry. 

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