• Review: F-86 Sabre From Milviz

    Simming The North American F-86 Sabre

    Because this was a top fighter jet of its era, its best simulations would naturally be in combat theaters. Anything that simulates combat within the realm of FSX would be realistic, especially in Korea and Vietnam. It also saw action in the Taiwan Strait Crisis of 1958 and in the Indo-Pakistani Wars of 1965 and 1971. With some 50 of them privately owned, air shows would certainly be realistic simulations. Videos of such are available on YouTube. Cross-country flights from air show to air show would be realistic at subsonic speeds.

    More Information

    Information about the real-world North American F-86 Sabre can be found here:

    Any internet search will show numerous images of real-world North American F-86 Sabres.

    REAL-WORLD F-86 Sabres
    Real-world North American F-86 Sabre Warbird Heritage Foundation Real-world North American F-86 Sabre Warbird Registry

    The Developer

    Milviz develops military and civilian addon aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator®. Here are a few examples of its many products: T-38A Jet Trainer and Baron B-55, I reviewed its F-15E Strike Eagle in May 2012.

    Summary

    Milviz has done an excellent job of rendering this historic aircraft in appearance and performance. Animations are appropriate, and extras features are useful bonuses. The manuals are helpful toward maximizing the simulation experience. Milviz's manual is especially well done. Anything about this jet that's not found in the Milviz manual is surely in the actual pilot manual.

    Bill Stack
    billstack@flightsim.com

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    Bill Stack is author of several books about flight simulation, a regular author in flight-sim magazines, and a contributor to Flight Sim Com. His website is www.topskills.com/flitsim.htm.

    Tags: f-86, f86, milviz, sabre

    8 Comments
    1. naruto kun's Avatar
      naruto kun -
      Tech support is actually supposed to be via Milviz forums...
    1. n4gix's Avatar
      n4gix -
      The knob on the lower left corner of the gyro compass will rotate the card to whatever magnetic heading you wish to place at the top of the instrument. It is not "fixed" to the N position.

      This comes in handy whenever wishing to set and follow a specific heading with an easier reference point.
    1. usb777's Avatar
      usb777 -
      Where do I get this guy?
    1. Nels_Anderson's Avatar
      Nels_Anderson -
      Quote Originally Posted by usb777 View Post
      Where do I get this guy?
      If you read to the end of the article there is a link to where you can purchase it. All our articles are done this way.
    1. usb777's Avatar
      usb777 -
      Well I found it. Followed the installation to the letter. When I tied to switch to another aircraft this model or another in my library it locked up my program. What did I miss? Now I feel like I wasted my money. I have hundreds of other aircraft that have functioned perfect dating back to 2004 FS9 and recently FSX. I know FSX is tricky in windows 7 but I have everything else working the only thing I did not get was the EZCA. Anything about that? I would just as soon play with the aircraft since now I own it.
    1. naruto kun's Avatar
      naruto kun -
      Read my first reply....I made some fixes which i posted in the support forums after i was done with the Service Pack.
    1. usb777's Avatar
      usb777 -
      Quote Originally Posted by naruto kun View Post
      Tech support is actually supposed to be via Milviz forums...
      At $35.00 a shot Why would I have to recofg. anything anyway? Can I get my mony back? Ya, good luck.
    1. bdliddicoa's Avatar
      bdliddicoa -
      Thanks, Bill. I really appreciate your "test pilot reports" on how to fly the planes. Very helpful to me.