Our original rendition of the historic and beloved T-38A was a standout release.
With brand new 'redux' textures, meticulously modelled avionics and the input of serving US Air Force instructor pilots, the T-38C takes that original rendition and brings it bang up to date.
An Advanced Simulation
We are very proud to announce our advanced version of the T-38C, significantly raising the bar on what’s possible in your simulator. This release represents one of the most accurate and detailed simulations of a military aircraft to exist within the MS Flight Simulator / P3D environment. We believe our new T-38C will bring an in-depth yet enjoyable training experience to your desktop.
Precision Glass Emulation
Each element of the avionics upgrade functions precisely like its real-world counterpart. HUD, EED, MFD and UFCP allow you to enter and view data just like the real thing: ILS, TACAN, PPA and DTS are all simulated and functional, (including INS drift errors when not updated by the EGI)
Weapons delivery systems such as, A/A guns, A/A missiles, A/G bombs, and including Firing Evaluation Display System (FEDS), Continuously Calculated Release Point (CCRP) & Continuously Computed Impact Point (CCIP) bombing, No Drop Bomb Scoring (NDBS), Lead Computing Optical Sight (LCOS), and Enhanced Envelope Gun Sight and (EEGS ) are all included (VRS Tacpack required)
True Physics Engine
Designed by an aerospace engineer with extensive experience in the simulation world and collaboration in other famed titles, the new T-38C features a 100% custom physics and flight dynamics engine (FDE). Aside from bringing in a new level of accuracy in terms of flight dynamics modeling, it lacks the traditional and well-known MSFS / P3D FDE limitations.
The aerodynamic model for our T-38 is based on Northrop and NASA data. It includes wind tunnel and flight test data, in addition to other technical sources. The final flight model has been corrected and validated by a real T-38C instructor pilots. The engine dynamics and performance characteristics of the twin J-85 engines are accurately represented, as well custom ground dynamics and structural modeling are included.
As a result of the accurately modeled physics, our T-38C matches the figures available for the real aircraft in terms of flight envelope, fuel consumption (range/endurance) and energy manoeuvre diagrams.
Custom Flight Control System
The flight control system for our T-38C is also custom created to match the real aircraft beyond what was previously capable. It includes a ‘Flap-Slab’ System (flap-horizontal tail interconnect), a simulated control stick bob weight, realistic Flight Control System limitations depending on aircraft configuration, realistic control surface response curves, and modeling of the hydraulic and electric control surface actuators.
Other custom systems include a realistically modeled nose wheel system that accurately represents the T-38’s characteristics and limitations, and Flight Control and Utility Hydraulic Systems realistically implemented including separated sub-system feed lines.
All aircraft functions and flight behaviour have been fully tested by serving US Air Force T-38C instructor pilots
Failure and Damage Modeling
A completely custom and very in-depth failure system has been created for the T-38C. The failures model affects a wide ranging array of systems, including the airframe, engines, landing gear, hydraulics, flight controls, and the Stability Augmentation System. Forced or random failures are possible, with random failure probabilities adjustable to realistic values based on actual T-38 fleet maintenance data.
Damage is also possible due to exceeding real aircraft operating limitations. Icing is another source of possible damage, with possible engine damage occurring from flight into known icing conditions without anti-ice systems active, causing ice accrued on the engine intakes detaching and being ingested by the compressor. Ice may also accrue on the airframe, causing a degradation of handling qualities and performance. Last but not least, possible bird strikes may occur based on real data for military aircraft, with damage severity and systems affected based on a probabilistic system.
MVAMS Updating Capability
Our MVAMS utility runs outside the simulator providing the means to incrementally update individual products to quickly address issues and make fixes when required, without having to have our customers download and reinstall new versions of the aircraft. This allows our customers to quickly discover and install any pending updates for their aircraft, ensuring that they are completely up-to-date with our latest fixes, changes, or technology.
This release is based on our original T-38A ADVANCED SERIES steam gauge version of the Talon, and the simpler T-38A Jet Trainer, both of which are still supported, regularly updated and remain available for purchase.
T-38A / T-38C comparison
PMP Modified Exhaust Nozzles
15% Enlarged Air Intakes
Upgraded Avionics: HUD, UFPC, MFD, EED