Prepar3D is a simulation environment derived from the old Microsoft Flight Simulator X that has an ample range of possibilities, including ones beyond flight simulation. I will take it slowly, because there is too much ground to cover. As you will see in the screenshots below, the visuals are just fair. They remind me of the old Falcon 4. But I'm guessing I will be indulging into some payware addons for terrain.
I also invested some extra moneys in VRS TacPack, an addon that provides the Prepar3D environment with functioning weapons, radar, and radar warning receivers.
And so I took off in my Superhornet, lighter in the wallet but heavy in weapons and hopes that the Superbug will deliver the avionics and weapons systems I ached for.
I was not disappointed. Indeed, I'm floored at the thoroughness of the simulated F/A-18E. The whole thing reminds me of the venerable Falcon BMS. The fully functional clickable cockpit, the flight model (full fly by wire), the weapons systems, the avionics. I have tried military aircrafts in FSX and X-Plane, but they always felt incomplete and like forced into an environment they don't belong. The VRS Superbug is very unique and likely the best military aircraft for FSX and Prepar3D.
It will take some additional downloads and modules to get this thing into a full combat system. I'm eyeing the addition of FSX@War, but there is so much I can do with just this (Prepar3D, the Superbug and TacPack) right now that I think I'm going to relax and enjoy this study level addon for a while.
I flew around my home town in Argentina and I dropped laser guided bombs at some places I couldn't recognize. The Prepard3D stock scenary is a tad below X-Plane 11's.
So, stay tuned for more on this add-on. I will keep you posted on what I do.