Title - JetFighter 5

F-16 Falcon

There is no fixed cockpit and no snap views. Instead there is a virtual cockpit which scrolls well. The zoom in and out function is particularly useful in Air combat gunnery.

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The F-16 cockpit shares the same 360 degree radar display as the F-35 and F-22. Only 3 of the primary flight instruments work. Obviously most of the flying is meant to be using the HUD for flight data - and if you map the view zoom functions to your controller this works well.

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Cockpit and gauges

Airspeed - Altitude - ADI are the only working analogue instruments. Angle of Attack, Vertical Velocity Indicator, Horizontal Situation Indicator are all disabled, as are the 3-D modelled switches and knobs throughout the cockpit.

It's as if there were two design teams - one who set out to make a fully functioning virtual cockpit and one who vetoed the implementation - the whole sim is like that. Heaps of potential but nothing much is finished.

F-16 Falcon
Click on the F-16 Falcon cockpit to get a closer look at the gauges.
F-16 Primary Flight Instruments

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