Affectionately known as “The Jug,” the P-47 Thunderbolt is as big as the American Spirit and holds a unique honor in the ranks of World War II fighters. Ironically the original concept was born in Russia and can be seen by its rugged and hearty design. Like a gentle giant, the P-47 handles with grace but packs an enormous punch. This plane was much heavier and bulkier than other fighter planes of its day, outweighing aircraft like the Fw 190 by several thousand pounds.
Equipped with a large, powerful radial engine, it looked as tough as it was. However, when British pilots first saw the P-47, it was often mocked due to its size. The light, maneuverable Spitfire’s could get on a P-47’s tail with ease in test trials. What they didn’t know at that time was the P-47 was different type of fighter and the battles were to be fought at higher altitude where the air is thin, using high-energy tactics. Both the British and the Germans soon found out, in the right hands, the P-47 was lethal.
Real pilots will tell you that no two aircraft are the same. Even taking the same aircraft up from the same airport to the same location will result in a different experience. For example, you may notice one day an engine is running a bit hotter than usual and you might just open your cowl flaps a bit more and be on your way, or maybe this is a sign of something more serious developing under the hood. Regardless, you expect these things to occur in a simulation just as they do in real life. And under the hood, you expect your aircraft systems to respond accordingly. This means no more one minute engine warm-ups. This is Accu-Sim – it puts the gauge back in the game.
While Accu-Sim is created by pilots, it is built for everyone. Realism does not mean you have have to have a difficult time with your flying. In fact, realism can mean an easier time with your flying as things react as you would expect in real life. Common sense thinking applies with Accu-Sim. For example, if you are exceeding your maximum allowed speed with your flaps down, there will likely be warnings. You may hear and odd rumbling telling you, the pilot, “hmm, something is not right”.
We are proud to launch our all new “Accu-Sound” sound system with over 200 recorded sounds for the P47 Razorback alone. This new sound system brings Accu-Sim to an entirely new level. While hearing is a critical sense when flying, it is even more important for a simulation, as you are deprived of the sense of feel we have in a real aircraft. We have loaded the P47 with smart, intuitive sounds. You will not believe how much audio can immerse you into an authentic flying experience. We hope you enjoy this as much as we did creating it.