The Tupolev TU-95MS Bear, that is. :-)
By Vladimir Zhyhulskiy https://simviation.com/1/search?submit= ... p&x=27&y=9
and a fun, lumbering aircraft that's still flying in the real world, predating the B-52 by years. Essentially the fastest prop around, those contra-propped turbines propel this beast along at respectable velocities and range. Showing her here in screenshots captured from 1 of 3 "Bright Skies" sets I'm working on. Screenshots are a great help in polishing light, saturation, and color balancing to the many sky textures. Goal: Realism.
Sun setting time...
Many small lakes and ponds to our immediate east here, border of the Sandhills of Nebraska.
Striking sky and clouds can really make a screenshot. Sets the mood.
Nice 2-D cockpit actually. Oval instrument displaying from widescreen, as with all the others. Am missing my old 3 x 4 format monitors sometimes.
She has a fair VC, though my flying mostly utilizes magnification 1.5X (30 degree of view) with basic flight information along the top left once I get airborne and stable. The view presented by my monitor being 30 degrees wide, I place myself at just the right distance from the screen so it's 30 degrees field of view in real life as well. Most would find this technique unusual, strange even, though for the proper perspective realism I wouldn't fly any other way after over a decade of doing so. The landings are delicious. Perspective: Use it or lose it. :-)
Never had a bad landing with this smooth bird, even in crosswinds with some turbulence thrown in. When I was younger, flying Mach 2 while burning off my hair from the virtual friction was cool. Now I'm perfectly content to fly heavies smoothly and gracefully. .