Experience the most detailed and
accurate simulation of a combat aircraft ever developed for
Microsoft Flight Simulator. The VRS F/A-18E
SuperbugX, is the
culmination of almost 6 years of work. Our award-winning F/A-18E
FS2004 has been painstakingly re-worked for FSX in a project lasting
almost a full year. From avionics to weapon systems, if it's in the
real aircraft, it's probably in this simulation!
The VRS F/A-18E Super Hornet, or "Superbug", is the first
true 3-axis fly-by-wire combat aircraft designed for
Microsoft Flight Simulator. The flight model is not
"fly-by-wire-like", it's a dynamic, fully control-law-dependent
proportional control system driving a single (ordinance independent)
neutrally-statically-stable base flight model. The FBW system
extends to 100% custom autopilot functions.
The FSX version of the Superbug takes all of the fantastic
innovations we developed for FS2004 to a new level of graphic
nirvana. The 2D and VC models were reworked and re-textured with
high resolution FSX native materials including detailed specular and
bump maps. Draw calls were reduced by approximately 20%, and new
skinned-mesh animations were added. Effects for missile flyout were
introduced that allow plumes and smoke trails. New g-induced and
mach-based vapor effects, afterburners, fresnel-based lighting, and
a slew of other improvements round out this incredible new FSX
Crafted by a small, dedicated team of developers who also happen
to be engineers in real life, the VRS F/A-18E seeks to provide what
we believe is by far the most comprehensive overall simulation of
ANY combat aircraft ever created for the Flight Simulator franchise.
VRS has created a truly remarkable and faithful reproduction of the
U.S. Navy's newest strike fighter. Systems ranging from tactical
(functioning weapons and sensors) to dedicated, custom fuel,
hydraulic and ECS simulation designed [strictly] based on the
U.S. Navy's NATOPS flight manuals for this aircraft. Everything from
the working and accurate radar, to the early warning and navigation
systems are meticulously recreated in extreme detail and fidelity.
Superbug is a fully TacPack-Powered
aircraft, meaning Superbug owners who also own the TacPack
will have expanded cababilities including live weapons and other
tactical combat systems including FLIR video, NVG video, AI object
spawning and much much more. Your aircraft can destroy (or cripple)
your adversaries, and you yourself can become the prey, taking
partial or critical damage. Note that only multi-player users who
own the TacPack (and have it enabled) will be vulnerable to
TacPack systems. For more information about the
TacPack and all it offers, please refer to the
TacPack Product Page.
The VRS F/A-18E is the recipient of multiple awards including the
Avsim Gold Star (both versions),
PC Pilot Magazine's Platinum award,
2011 SimFlight Award for Best Military Aircraft.
These are the highest review awards available in their respective
mediums. If you've tried military aircraft for MSFS before, and
they've left a bad taste in your mouth, give the Superbug a try and
see why VRS has been called "The PMDG/Level-D of military addons."
Let us craft YOU a killing machine!
Explore all the Superbug has to offer by selecting a topic from the
left, below. We think you'll agree, the depth of the simulation is
second to none, making this an investment you can be proud to add to