MiGMan’s Flight Sim Museum

MiGMan’s Flight Sim Museum

Air Power The Cold War Aircraft

Convair B-36 PeacemakerFlyable
Convair B-36 Peacemaker
Sim notesPowered by 6 28-cyl radials (and later 4 turbojets as well), the B-36 flew high and slow. It was not uncommon to stay aloft for 2 days without refuelling.
Ac notesPowered by 6 28-cyl radials (and later 4 turbojets as well), the B-36 flew high and slow. It was not uncommon to stay aloft for 2 days without refuelling.
precision_manufacturingConvair local_airportProp a/c local_airportMilitary a/c local_airportBomber a/c
North American B-45 TornadoFlyable
North American B-45 Tornado
Sim notesThe virtual cockpit is good and combined with the pop-up Altimeter - Airspeed and Rate of Climb panel makes it a good choice for visual flights.
Ac notesThe virtual cockpit is good and combined with the pop-up Altimeter - Airspeed and Rate of Climb panel makes it a good choice for visual flights.
precision_manufacturingNorth American local_airportJet a/c local_airportMilitary a/c
Flyable
Sim notesThe first jet-powered strategic bomber to serve with USAF, over 2100 were produced.
Boeing B-52 StratofortressFlyable
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
Sim notesStarting this beast up and watching the Engine indicators - count them! - come to life is fun. Landing it is even more fun!
Ac notesStarting this beast up and watching the Engine indicators - count them! - come to life is fun. Landing it is even more fun!
precision_manufacturingBoeing local_airportJet a/c local_airportMilitary a/c local_airportBomber a/c
North American F-100 Super SabreFlyable
North American F-100 Super Sabre
Sim notesThe successor to the F-86 Sabre, the F-100 was the first combat aircraft to break the sound barrier in level flight.
Ac notesThe successor to the F-86 Sabre, the F-100 was the first combat aircraft to break the sound barrier in level flight.
precision_manufacturingNorth American local_airportJet a/c local_airportMilitary a/c local_airportBomber a/c
North American F-102 Delta DaggerFlyable
North American F-102 Delta Dagger
Sim notesThe '102 had a dual-stick control system where the pilot controled the radar with one hand and flew with the other. The Dagger was also unique for a fighter in that it carried missiles internally.
Ac notesThe '102 had a dual-stick control system where the pilot controled the radar with one hand and flew with the other. The Dagger was also unique for a fighter in that it carried missiles internally.
precision_manufacturingNorth American local_airportJet a/c local_airportMilitary a/c local_airportBomber a/c
Lockheed F-104 StarfighterFlyable
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Sim notesS models feature upgraded engines and avionics making them truly all weather fighters and the last production models. '
Ac notesS models feature upgraded engines and avionics making them truly all weather fighters and the last production models. The leading edges of the F-104 wings were so sharp the ground crew had to exercise special care not to be cut when working near them!
precision_manufacturingLockheed local_airportJet a/c local_airportMilitary a/c local_airportBomber a/c
North American F-86 SabreFlyable
North American F-86 Sabre
Sim notesTotal production of the F-86 exceeded that of any fixed-wing fighter at a staggering 9,502.
Ac notesTotal production of the F-86 exceeded that of any fixed-wing fighter at a staggering 9,502.
precision_manufacturingNorth American local_airportJet a/c local_airportMilitary a/c
Hawker HunterFlyable
Hawker Hunter
Sim notes... all the various marques of Hunter were a delight to fly and much admired by their pilots. Many still fly today in the hands of private owners. Total production was 1,985, 79 types flew with 17 air forces.'
Ac notes"... all the various marques of Hunter were a delight to fly and much admired by their pilots. Many still fly today in the hands of private owners. Total production was 1,985, 79 types flew with 17 air forces."
precision_manufacturingHawker local_airportJet a/c local_airportMilitary a/c
Ilyushin Il-28 BeagleFlyable
Ilyushin Il-28 Beagle
Sim notesThe Il-28 was the mainstay of the medium bomber fleets of the Soviet bloc countries for most of the '50s.
Ac notes"The Il-28 was the mainstay of the medium bomber fleets of the Soviet bloc countries for most of the '50s."
precision_manufacturingIlyushin local_airportProp a/c local_airportMilitary a/c
Gloster JavelinFlyable
Gloster Javelin
Sim notesAs the RAF's first purpose-built night and all-weather interceptor, the Javelin was a large aircraft who's thick delta wing prohibited supersonic flight. First flown in 1951, many variants were produced, the latter ones with afterburning engines.'
Ac notesAs the RAF's first purpose-built night and all-weather interceptor, the Javelin was a large aircraft who's thick delta wing prohibited supersonic flight. First flown in 1951, many variants were produced, the latter ones with afterburning engines.
precision_manufacturingGloster local_airportProp a/c local_airportMilitary a/c
Gloster MeteorFlyable
Gloster Meteor
Sim notesAs the Allies' first operational jet fighter, the Meteor underwent rapid development, especially of its engines. The underpowered 1943 prototype was transformed by a sequence of more powerful engines into an outstanding multi-role aircraft. '
Ac notesAs the Allies' first operational jet fighter, the Meteor underwent rapid development, especially of its engines. The underpowered 1943 prototype was transformed by a sequence of more powerful engines into an outstanding multi-role aircraft.
precision_manufacturingGloster local_airportJet a/c local_airportMilitary a/c
Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 FagotFlyable
Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15 Fagot
Sim notesThe MiG-15 out-turned, out-climbed and had a higher service ceiling than the North American F-86K Sabre. Also - the original NATO reporting name was "Falcon" - it would be interesting to get the story behind changing the name from that of a 'Bird of Prey' to a 'block of wood'!
Ac notesThe MiG-15 out-turned, out-climbed and had a higher service ceiling than the North American F-86K Sabre. Also - the original NATO reporting name was "Falcon" - it would be interesting to get the story behind changing the name from that of a 'Bird of Prey' to a 'block of wood'!
precision_manufacturingMikoyan Gurevich local_airportJet a/c local_airportMilitary a/c
Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-19 FarmerFlyable
Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-19 Farmer
Sim notesAs Russia's first supersonic fighter, the twin-engined MiG-19 was a truly formidable aircraft for its day.'
Ac notesAs Russia's first supersonic fighter, the twin-engined MiG-19 was a truly formidable aircraft for its day.
precision_manufacturingMikoyan Gurevich local_airportJet a/c local_airportMilitary a/c
Dassault Mirage IVFlyable
Dassault Mirage IV
Sim notesThe Mirage crashes Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 when you attempt to load it. These pictures were taken in Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator (1998) at RAF Woodbridge.
precision_manufacturingDassault local_airportJet a/c local_airportMilitary a/c
Lockheed P-3 OrionFlyable
Lockheed P-3 Orion
Sim notesIts extreme range and ability to carry offensive weapons on up to 8 hard points make it a potent anti-submarine platform.'
Ac notes"Its extreme range and ability to carry offensive weapons on up to 8 hard points make it a potent anti-submarine platform."
precision_manufacturingLockheed local_airportProp a/c local_airportMilitary a/c
Avro ShackletonFlyable
Avro Shackleton
Sim notesA development of the Lincoln, the more powerful Shackleton served well beyond its intended lifespan in both the maritime recon and AEW roles.
Ac notesA development of the Lincoln, the more powerful Shackleton served well beyond its intended lifespan in both the maritime recon and AEW roles.
precision_manufacturingAvro local_airportProp a/c local_airportMilitary a/c local_airportBomber a/c
Sukhoi Su-11 FishpotFlyable
Sukhoi Su-11 Fishpot
Sim notesThe Su-11 first went into service in 1968 as a replacement for the ageing Su-7 and Su-9 and benefited from its predecessors' extensive combat history in other Warsaw Pact countries. It was designed as an all-weather interceptor and had a phenomenal climb rate, with a service ceiling of 55,000 ft.'
Ac notes"The Su-11 first went into service in 1968 as a replacement for the ageing Su-7 and Su-9 and benefited from its predecessors' extensive combat history in other Warsaw Pact countries. It was designed as an all-weather interceptor and had a phenomenal climb rate, with a service ceiling of 55,000 ft."
precision_manufacturingSukhoi local_airportJet a/c local_airportMilitary a/c
Tupolev Tu-142 BearFlyable
Tupolev Tu-142 Bear
Sim notesBeing the fastest prop aircraft in the world and having an extraordinarily long range makes the Tu-142 the ideal choice for a weekend away!
Ac notesBeing the fastest prop aircraft in the world and having an extraordinarily long range makes the Tu-142 the ideal choice for a weekend away!
precision_manufacturingTupolev local_airportJet a/c local_airportMilitary a/c
Tupolev Tu-16 BadgerFlyable
Tupolev Tu-16 Badger
Sim notesIn 1952 the first Tu-16 ( NATO Reporting name 'Badger' ) flew and represented the new generation of Soviet bombers to be produced during the 1950s. Built in large numbers, some 2000 were made before production ended in 1960.'
Ac notes"In 1952 the first Tu-16 ( NATO Reporting name 'Badger' ) flew and represented the new generation of Soviet bombers to be produced during the 1950s. Built in large numbers, some 2000 were made before production ended in 1960."
precision_manufacturingTupolev local_airportJet a/c local_airportMilitary a/c
Vickers ValiantFlyable
Vickers Valiant
Sim notesThe Valiant dropped the atomic bomb over Maralinga, South Australia in 1956.
Ac notesThe Valiant dropped the atomic bomb over Maralinga, South Australia in 1956.
precision_manufacturingVickers local_airportJet a/c local_airportMilitary a/c
de Havilland VampireFlyable
de Havilland Vampire
Sim notesI spoke to an Australian former Vampire pilot some years back. He told me that the Vampire had several throttle settings which were not used because of vibration. Naturally enough, in accordance with 'Murphy's Law', when flying the circuit the throttle settings you wanted to use corresponded exactly with the vibration zones!
Ac notesI spoke to an Australian former Vampire pilot some years back. He told me that the Vampire had several throttle settings which were not used because of vibration. Naturally enough, in accordance with 'Murphy's Law', when flying the circuit the throttle settings you wanted to use corresponded exactly with those vibration zones!
precision_manufacturingde Havilland local_airportJet a/c local_airportMilitary a/c
de Havilland VenomFlyable
de Havilland Venom
Sim notesDesigned in 1949 as the successor to the Vampire, the Venom's more powerful Ghost engine and its stronger airframe made for a much more effective aircraft.
Ac notesDesigned in 1949 as the successor to the Vampire, the Venom's more powerful Ghost engine and its stronger airframe made for a much more effective aircraft.
precision_manufacturingde Havilland local_airportJet a/c local_airportMilitary a/c
Handley-Page VictorFlyable
Handley-Page Victor
Sim notesFirst flown in 1952, the 'crescent' wing was a tremendous technical achievement. However, Soviet missile advances soon rendered the Victor's mission obsolete and despite being upgraded to B2 standard in 1959 with its much more powerful engines, the Victor had to be consigned to the low-level role.'
Ac notesFirst flown in 1952, the 'crescent' wing was a tremendous technical achievement. However, Soviet missile advances soon rendered the Victor's mission obsolete and despite being upgraded to B2 standard in 1959 with its much more powerful engines, the Victor had to be consigned to the low-level role.
precision_manufacturingHandley-Page local_airportJet a/c local_airportMilitary a/c
Avro VulcanFlyable
Avro Vulcan
Sim notesTo see the mighty Vulcan in action check out the James Bond movie Thunderball. What an utterly fantastic looking aircraft - a flying sculpture!
Ac notesTo see the mighty Vulcan in action check out the James Bond movie Thunderball. What an utterly fantastic looking aircraft - a flying sculpture!
precision_manufacturingAvro local_airportJet a/c local_airportMilitary a/c local_airportBomber a/c
Yaklovlev Yak-28 FirebarFlyable
Yaklovlev Yak-28 Firebar
Sim notesQuite a handful around the circuit this one but heaps of power. The low- slung design reminds me of 1950's American autos.
Ac notesQuite a handful around the circuit this one but heaps of power. The low- slung design reminds me of 1950's American autos.
precision_manufacturingYaklovlev local_airportJet a/c local_airportMilitary a/c
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