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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:58 am 
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While we await A2A's Accusim B-29 Superfortress, we can content ourselves at Christmas with this gorgeous freeware B-50 from Manfred Jahn and his team of elves.

It was intended as a purely A.I. model, but from what I can tell there were certain technical problems, so it was released as flyable, with Manfred's C-97 instrument panel. Maybe a full B-50 V.C.will come along one day, but if you have the Virtavia B-29, there are instructions at Sim Outhouse in how to graft that model's VC onto this B-50 external model.

Anyway, here's a few shots, and it must be noted that at long last the under-fuselage curve, from the front bulkhead of the aft bomb bay back to the gunner's sighting blisters, has been modelled correctly. IMHO this is the first time it's been done accurately in any B-29 or B-50 release. As I say, my opinion only. The model comes in two variants - one has the B-29 type nose cone, the other has the later nose cone and external tanks. Ted 'Tufun' Wolfgang's sound set is terrific - hang on to your fillings at full throttle.

So, feast your eyes on this beauty...

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The thread at SOH with download links and VC transplant discussion is here :

http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthread.php/108318-Boeing-B-50-V1-Released

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:00 am 
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Hi Paul K,

Nice shots, this aircraft looks gorgeous on the outside. Do you have some from inside that you could share?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:05 am 
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Simply stunning... Best freeware team ever ? If that ever got finished to the same level of quality as their DC3...

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:38 pm 
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LZ-WIL wrote:
Hi Paul K,

Nice shots, this aircraft looks gorgeous on the outside. Do you have some from inside that you could share?

Cheerz,
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Remember that this B-50 was intended to be purely an A.I. model, so there was no corresponding development of a dedicated VC. What you get is Manfred's C-97 panel inside a basic B-50 forward flight deck, with the B-50's windows and nose perspex correctly positioned. I can't show you the whole thing, because I've now imported Virtavia's B-29 VC, and don't want to undo all that work. However, here's a picture of the C-97 panel in its normal place within the KC-97L.

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Below is a picture of the Virtavia B-29 VC, but I stress you must own the payware Virtavia B-29 in order to link this VC to the B-50.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:41 pm 
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Paul K wrote:
While we await A2A's Accusim B-29 Superfortress,


I cannot verbally convey how badly I want an A2A B-29. I actually had a dream I was flying it this weekend. Imagine my disappointment when I woke up and real life came rushing back.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:31 pm 
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AviationAtWar wrote:
I cannot verbally convey how badly I want an A2A B-29. I actually had a dream I was flying it this weekend. Imagine my disappointment when I woke up and real life came rushing back.
I have similar dreams, only, in an Avro Lancaster. :P

Meanwhile, this one will do me for now, with the Virtavia VC hack.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:43 pm 
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The instructions for the Virtavia B29 panel work a treat. A great start, as I think it's a work in progress. And yes, I too dream of an A2A Lanc!


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Manfred Jahn is obviously a master modeler. I wish he'd quit his day job and go to work for A2A!

His work is too good to be wasted on anything less than Accu-sim 8) .

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Manfred Jahn is obviously a master modeler. I wish he'd quit his day job and go to work for A2A!

His work is too good to be wasted on anything less than Accu-sim 8) .


I agree, Batt. As with his previous releases, he has got the shape exactly right on this model. He is incredibly precise in all that he does, and yes, A2A should put out some feelers. It could open up some possibilities for the future.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:02 am 
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Paul, Yeah that's what I was thinking. That and if that B-50 were accu-simmed; would I shell out 60-70 bucks for it?

Why uh yes, ....of course I would :D .

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