However, with some good flights in my v4 log book my wants are changing. I think I'm in the minority though... a subscriber to a niche, within a niche, within a niche etc. Unlike the vast majority of MS-based flight simmers airliners aren't really my thing (with the exception of classic British types, also used by the military!). I prefer:
- Cold War era
- Operations as much as aviating
Wanting to operate such aircraft is what keeps me going back to the Flying Stations Buccaneer... I like to be the Observer operating the radar, weapons etc. just as much as being the Pilot.
Now back to the IRIS Vulcan... Lovely as she is to fly, and look at, I ache with the desire to have all crew positions modelled in full (as much as the sim will allow) and to have an operational H2S radar, bomb sight etc etc. Add TacPack and I'll be in heaven! I think for this to happen would need an all-new Vulcan built from the ground up.
I suspect that pre-v4 the demands this might have placed on the old sim would have been too much. Now with v4 there is scope for such complex models whilst maintaining usable performance... plus P3D now supports the development of radar a la H2S...
The only problem is, would there be the demand to develop such an addon... and given the investment needed to attain the complexity involved would it make any sense, cost/benefit wise, for any developer, freeware or payware??!! I imagine some classic British simmers would raise their hand to say they'd like (and would possibly buy) a new Vulcan for v4, but how many of those would really operate her multi-player, rather than just fly her solo and oogle at her?