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Jetstream Designs Milano Linate for FSX/P3D - Review

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Jetstream Designs Milano Linate 
Introduction

Jetstream Designs is a French flight simulator scenary building company, most known for having made airports such as Marseille or Palermo available to the FS community.

Last year, they started developing a Milano Linate scenery for FSX/P3D, scenary that was released just a month ago.

According to the developer, the included features are the following:
Scenery configurator for seasons, levels of detail, etc.Native P3D ground polygons with reflections, rain, etc.Animated jetwaysVolumetric grassDetailed airport objects and vehiclesAnimated airport vehicles3D runway and taxiway lights with halosRamp lights with halos4 seasons (snowy conditions included)Realistic ground layout with HD texturesExtended custom autogenNight environmentCustom taxiway signs with realistic night texturesGSX© compatibleStatic GA aircraftJetstream Designs Milano Linate is currently available at SimMarket for the price of 24.20 €.

Lets take a better look at it.

Milano's Li…

VEAO Simulations Hawk T.1A for DCS World - Review

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VEAO Simulations Hawk T.1A
The Hawk T.1A for DCS World was released in early 2015 by VEAO Simulations, a flight simulation company based in the UK. Currently this module is available both on Steam and the DCS storein its beta state.
The Hawk T.1A

The Hawk is an advanced, jet powered trainer designed by BAE Systems. It flew for first time in 1974, and entered service two years later. 
This aircraft is still in production, and as of today, over a thousand of units have been built.
Some of the original Hawk T.1's were upgraded, thus becoming Hawk T.1A's (the one depicted by VEAO). This variant can carry two Sidewinder air to air missiles, plus a gun pod. 
It's also the variant employed by the well known Red Arrows aerobatic team.

What do you get with VEAO's Hawk?

Even though the module is still in beta state, you get a mostly finished aircraft, in a more advanced state than the C-101 (just an example).
You also get some missions, which range from doing a cold start to trying to per…

Aviodev C-101 for DCS World - Review

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Aviodev CASA C-101 

Aviodev, a Spanish company, released the CASA C-101 in January, 2015.
Following the recurring theme in DCS modules, it was released in early access. The promised features were a C-101EB and C-101CC with AFM (advanced flight model).

As of today, the C-101 is only available at the DCS Store, but will also be on Steam when the C-101CC and AFM is ready.

The real aircraft

The C-101EB is an advanced trainer designed by CASA based on a request made by the Spanish Air Force to have an aircraft capable of replacing the HA-200 Saeta.
The Aviojet did its first flight on June of 1977, and it entered service three years later. Over 80 units were built for the SpAF, of which 8 went to the Patrulla Aguila (SpAF aerobatic team). 
C-101's have Garrett TFE731 engines, which provide 15,8 kN of thrust. 
It's a very maneuvarable aircraft, able to fly inverted for over half a minute and land at low speeds. It includes "simple" avionics systems, only the necessary ones to train…