A Classic Addon Available for Download for a Limited Time
Over the years, some of our products have become legacy due to the constant evolution of the simulation platforms or because they are being replaced by better, up-to-date products with much more features. By popular demand and for a limited time, we are now please to offer these products a very special price.
Please note that the X-15-2/3 v1 addon is a legacy product for which we can no longer offer technical support. It is offered to collectors as is. For an upgraded X-15 experience, please consider our X-15A-2 SE v2.0 for Prepar3D®, FSX and FSX Steam®.
To the Edge of Space
The legendary North American X-15 was a single-place research airplane designed to obtain data on flight at extremely high altitudes and speeds. Three X-15 aircraft were built to demonstrate the ability of pilots to fly rocket-powered airplanes out of the earth’s atmosphere and back to precision landing.
The X-15-2 (AF56-6671) became the first X-15 aircraft to test the million-horsepower XLR-99 rocket engine in flight. It completed 31 flights before it was damaged during an emergency landing in 1962, and eventually repaired and modified to become the “advanced” X-15A-2.
The X-15-3 (AF56-6672) was seriously damaged in 1960 when its ammonia and hydrogen peroxide tanks exploded while testing the new XLR-99 engine on the ground. Pilot Scott Crossfield was uninjured and the aircraft was rebuilt. In August 1963, NASA pilot Joe Walker set an altitude record of 354,200 feet in the No. 3 aircraft, the highest flight of the X-15 program. The X-15-3 completed 65 flights before it was lost during a tragic accident in November 1967 that took the life of Air Force pilot Michael Adams.
The Xtreme Prototypes X-15-2/3 v1 addon contains two variations of the X-15-2 and two variations of the X-15-3 aircraft equipped with the mighty XLR-99 rocket engine. The two exterior models feature more than 300 parts and 60 animations. The four fully functional 3D virtual cockpits and 2D panels contain over 900 parts and 240 custom gauges and systems (all rocket aircraft systems present in the real X-15 are simulated). A custom X-15 flight model was designed to simulate rocket powered high-speed and high-altitude flight in the simulator.
This addon will allow X-15 fans to fly at altitudes of over 300,000 feet (in FSX) 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 typical X-15 research mission.
Download the Manual
Download the full 28-page virtual cockpit manual
(29 MB, PDF format)
Download the full 97-page basic utility flight manual
(17 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.
This legacy addon was originally designed for FS2004, but is compatible with FSX and Prepar3D®. Boxed FSX requires SP2 with Acceleration Expansion Pack (FSX Gold fully installed). No FSX Steam® installer is provided. Installation in FSX Steam® requires changing the path to your FSX Steam® folder during installation. This addon can be installed in Prepar3D® but has not been thoroughly tested on this platform. No Prepar3D® installer is provided. Installation in Prepar3D® requires changing the path to your Prepar3D® folder during setup.