As Close as You Can Get to Flying the World's Fastest Aircraft
The Xtreme Prototypes X-15A-2 Special Edition v2.0 addon contains eight variations of the X-15A-2 with external propellant tanks and the mighty XLR-99 rocket engine and three fictitious variations of a delta wing X-15AD-4 with rocket engine nozzles and solid rocket boosters, based on proposed configurations for future X-15 aircraft. The three highly detailed exterior models feature more than 1900 parts and 100 animations. The three fully functional 3D virtual cockpits contain over 1500 parts and 300 animated custom gauges and systems. A custom X-15 flight model was designed to reproduce the characteristics of rocket-powered high speed and high altitude flights in the simulator.
This addon will allow you to fly at altitudes of over 300,000 feet at more than four times the speed of sound (or the maximum speed that can be attained in the simulator) and to simulate almost every step and procedure required in a real, typical X-15 research mission. If you are an X-15 fan and already have some knowledge about the aircraft and a desire to learn more, this addon is for you. This is your chance to go beyond books and films and jump into the cockpit of this extraordinary vehicle in a true simulation environment.
A Next Generation Addon for Prepar3D® and FSX
The Xtreme Prototypes X-15A-2 Special Edition v2.0 is a next generation addon designed to take advantage of the new and more powerful gaming computers that are available today. It features high-resolution models and textures, highly detailed VR-ready virtual cockpits with full 3D gauges, custom aircraft systems and functionalities, over 60 sound effects, new animations, amazing visual effects, and a comprehensive 280-page flight manual. The documentation also includes an online help system optimized for tablets and PCs with 225 topics and 400 keywords. The manual and the online help system include new sections with complete system descriptions that were not included in the previous version.
This X-15A-2 Special Edition v2.0 is the result of many years of research and took over two years to develop. Our goal was to create an addon with the necessary features to make it as accurate as possible technically and historically, offering a higher level of realism, within the limitations and capabilities of the available simulation platforms. We believe we achieved this goal by offering our X-15 fans a new and completely redesigned product that, in addition of being visually impressive, includes virtually all the systems and functionalities found in the real aircraft.
About the Real X-15 Rocket Plane
The legendary North American X-15 was a research airplane designed to obtain data on flight at extremely high altitudes and speeds and to demonstrate the ability of pilots to fly rocket-powered airplanes out of the earth's atmosphere and back to precision landing.
The X-15A-2 (AF56-6671) was a modified and more advanced version of the X-15-2 rocket plane, specifically designed to allow longer engine burn times and to attain hypersonic velocities in the range of 8000 feet per second at an altitude of 100,000 feet. The main modification was the addition of two large external propellant tanks which can be jettisoned and reused. The added propellant permits a longer engine run which results in added velocity.
In October 1967, Air Force Pilot Pete Knight took the X-15A-2 to Mach 6.7 (4520 mph), the fastest manned aircraft flight recorded to date (if we exclude Space Shuttle flights). The X-15A-2 completed 22 flights between June 1964 and October 1967.
Download the Manual
Access the online help system
(optimized for tablets and PCs)
Download the full 280-page utility flight manual
(22 MB, PDF format)
Manuals are updated frequently, make sure you have the latest version.
What you Need to Know
- You must accept the end-user license agreement before you can download, install and use this software.
- Please read Minimum System Requirements, below.