"On January 29, 1947, “Operation High-Jump” launched six ski-equipped, Navy R4Ds from the deck of the U.S.S. Philippine Sea. Since its wing span was wider than the usable flight deck it began the take-off roll forward of the carrier’s island. To help boost the takeoff, they rigged JATO bottles beneath the wing center section. They flew 660 miles to the Naval base at Antarctica, where the R4Ds functioned in a frozen waste land of minus 50 degrees below zero. Since they could not return to the carrier’s deck, when the expedition was over, the R4Ds were consigned to a proper Navy burial at sea on February 21, 1947."
- excerpted from http://dc3dakotahistory.org/c-47dakota-military/operation-high-jump/
* Watch detailed videos about Operation Highjump at:
* This package is applicable to the VSkyLabs DC-3 add-on models --currently version 002.5a for X-Plane 10 and version 002.7b1 for X-Plane 11.
* Only the aircraft's exterior is being modified by this package. Interior textures will remain the developer's default.
* Proprietary normal/bump maps are included, tailored to the targeted version of X-Plane.
* Exclusive night-time textures (LITs) are also provided, with guidance on their (optional) activation included.
* Exclusive new ski textures are also provided.
* X-Plane version 10 and/or 11
* VSkyLab's DC-3, available from
* Familiarity with using your operating system's file manager to move folders
* Optionally (to activate night-time textures), a text editing program
Instructions for installing the liveries and activating the night textures are provided in the included "_read me first" text file.
* This package contains the original artwork of Robert W. Heyen d/b/a SimSmith and it is not affiliated with or endorsed by VSkyLabs or Laminar Research.
* Only you may use the graphic files including with this package on your own computer for your own personal entertainment.
* Any component or content of this package are not to be sold in a commercial product, or included in any payware or freeware package without specific written permission from the developer of this package.
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