25 December 2023 - Happy Holidays! I wish everyone the very best this holiday season,
and hope you have a safe and prosperous new year. Thank you for all of your wonderful support
and friendship. It means a lot to me!
17 December 2023 - Another AI Mirage 2000 repaint by Mark (Tranquil) Beale. This time a
Mirage 2000B assigned to DGA Flight Test at
BA 120 Cazaux. The special markings are for the 30th anniversary of the "Rafale" test bed
(1993/2023). The textures for use with the AI Mirage 2000
package by Henk Schuitemaker.
10 December 2023 - I put up the annual Holiday Season's Greeting on the
Home page. I found a nice looking winter image of a Mirage IVA.
2 December 2023 - Another AI Rafale repaint by Mark (Tranquil) Beale.
This time applied to Rafale M nº35 of Flotille 17 based at
BAN Landivisiau (LFRJ). The special
tail markings for the 65th anniversary of Flotilla 17 in 2023.
I just noticed that the FlyFree Studio Rafale C/B/M package
is on sale at simMarket for 62% off. It is a really complete package for
with three models, detailed virtual cockpit, and markings for France, Egypt, India, and Qatar. On
sale to December 21, 2024.
23 November 2023 - Happy Thanksgiving!
12 November 2023 - While looking at the
Flight Simulator Argentina
website I found one Super Etendard repaint that I had not seen before.
This is a set of textures for the Romain Lucas Etendard and based on my
own Argentina Armada repaint included in the original package. The aircraft number has been
changed to give an optional aircraft to fly. Read the installation instructions for suggestions
4 November 2023 - There has been a version 2.6 update to the
Rafale M for FS2020. Minor updates to the flight model and new positions for the
nose gear. Also included are four additional textures sets ("La glorieuse", "Nato
Tiger Meet 2017", "11F 2014", and "11F 2016") that can also be used with the original
FSX version by Thor's Hammer.
28 October 2023 - October has been a slow month but there have been two updates
(v2.4 and v2.5) to the Rafale M for FS2020. These include
ladder and canopy animation, flight model improvement and two new liveries: "Rogue Spartan"
and "Ralalix". As a bonus for users of the original version by
Thor's Hammer, the new textures (after some file renaming) can be made to work with the
7 October 2023 - Another French Air Force base by SkyDesigners for use with MS2020.
This time French Airbase 103 Cambrai-Epinoy (LFQI) in 2010 era.
Included are custom designed and textured buildings and HAS. Also static Mirage 2000C and
Mirage 2000B aircraft from Picardie and Cambrésis Squadrons.
30 September 2023 - W. Visagie has painted new textures for the Kirk Olsson/Henk Schuitemaker
Mirage F1 for Prepar3D v4/5. The textures represent
SAAF F1CZ n°213 piloted by Colonel Cobus Toerien on display at
Ysterplaat AFB in Cape Town.
23 September 2023 - Another French Air Force base for use with MS2020 by SkyDesigners.
This time French Airbase 123 Orleans Bricy (LFOJ). Included are
custom designed and textured buildings and static aircraft including C160 Transall NG and Mirage 2000B.
17 September 2023 - SkyDesigners have continued remaking their French Air Force bases for use
with MS2020. They have released their new version of French Airbase 132
Colmar/Meyenheim (LFSC). Included are custom designed and textured buildings and static
aircraft including the Mirage F1B and Mirage F1CT.
In memory of those lost on September 11, 2001.
We will never forget!
19 August 2023 - Franco Pizzagalli, who converted the
Super Étendard Modernisé of Romain Lucas
for use with X-Plane, has also made some add-on textures.
So far three textures have released. These include the Ocean Tiger scheme from 2008,
a higher resolution version of an Argentina Armada than is included with the base package,
and the Arctic Tiger scheme from 2008.
12 August 2023 - Kiwi Flight Sim has another repaint to share. This one is a
Mirage 2000-5F in the markings of EC 1/2 'Cigognes' showing
the three styles of stork representing SPA 26, SPA 103, and SPA 3. The textures
are for use with the FSX/Prepar3D M2K-C (Mirage 2000C) by
5 August 2023 - For fans of MSFS 2020 there is a Rafale M
based on the FSX version by Thor's Hammer. Initially
released in July 2021, it has been continually updated (up to version 2.3 now) with a
highly detailed and functional cockpit and external details. Textures by Martial
Feron and Melow have also been added.
A bonus for users of the original FSX v2.2 model/update is that the textures work there
as well. As a result, new textures available for the FSX Rafale M (below) include
Greece, Egypt, Qatar, India, 2022 Solo Display, a clean grey scheme, Flotille 11F 90th
Anniversary scheme, and Flotille 11F 10 Years of Rafale.
29 July 2023 - Kiwi Flight Sim has painted textures for use with the Kirk
Olsson/Henk Schuitemaker Mirage F1
for P3D v4. The textures represent the special 100 year anniversary of
Escadrille Br 11 'Cocotte' scheme worn by F1CR Nº604
of ER 2/33 'Savoie' based at BA118 Mont-de-Marsan.
22 July 2023 - Here is the second Rafale B texture set from
L'iguane. It represents an aircraft assigned to EC 1/7 'Provence'. Included is
a modified MDL file. You will need the complete
VPA Rafale B to be installed.
14 July 2023 - Happy Bastille Day! Here is another FS2004 to FSX conversion
from AeroVirtualFSX. This time a Mirage 2000B (F-2000B) in
Brazilian Air Force (Força Aérea Brasileira) markings. It is a complete package
with three texures. The model aircraft is based on the
Mirage 2000 by Roland Laborie.
7 July 2023 - Prior to the upload of the VPA Rafale B
for FS2004, L'iguane had completed new textures for it. This first one of a
Rafale B with ECE 01/030 'Côte d'Argent' as it appeared a the 2022 NATO
Tiger Meet in Greece. A revised MDL file is included.
30 June 2023 - Here is an FSX Mirage IIIEB of the Brazilian Air
Force (Força Aérea Brasileira or FAB). A complete aircraft and with no credits, it
looks to be based on the FS2004 Mirage IIIEB by J.E
Narcizo. The textures represent the aircaft flown in by Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna in 1989.
24 June 2023 - I found a set of textures I had overlooked. This set of
Rafale M textures by Antonio Dias are for use with the FSX/P3D
Rafale C/M by Roland Laborie (if you have it). Three
Marine nationale textures are included: 100 Ans d'Appontage, 10 years of Rafale, and Le Bleuet de France.
17 June 2023 - I have uploaded the new FS2004 VPA Rafale M to
sim-outhouse.com. It includes 16 configurations. The launch bar is animated and there
are two refueling versions with extending/retracting drogue. As with the VPA Rafale C and Rafale
B, there are strict limitations to distribution, modifications, and component usage that will be
enforced by the VPA members and Dassault Aviation so you are advised to read the documentation carefully.
11 June 2023 - The VPA Rafale B for FS2004 is
now available for download exclusively from
18 external configurations and 25 texture schemes. Hot and Cold startup options.
As with the Rafale C, there are strict limitations to distribution, modifications, and
component usage that will be enforced by the VPA members and Dassault Aviation so you are
advised to read the documentation carefully.
9 June 2023 - I've updated the links for the three Mirage III by Beat Schaffner (Isra) for
FS2004. When the aircraft were released in 2012 a 50MB download was a big download so we
shared the bandwidth depending on the link clicked. All three aircraft
(IIIS, IIIRS, and IIICJ) and manuals are hosted here now.
2 June 2023 - I've been emailing with Vincent Hellegouarch, the 3D Modeler of VPA, to get
the Rafale B and Rafale M ready for uploaing. In the meanime here are the remaining Rafale C
reworks by L'iguane -- Rafale C NTM2014 113-GU (below) and
Rafale C 118-IS Normandie Niemen. Included is a modified MDL
file. You will need the complete VPA Rafale C
to be installed.
27 May 2023 - My sincere aplologies for no updates and very limited contact with
friends over the past two months. I had a serious cardiac arrest back on March 14th and
spent seven weeks in the hospital. I have just gotten my computer running at my daughter's
home so I hope to get things rolling again soon. I appreciate your understanding.
12 March 2023 - Now that the VPA Rafale C
is available again, L'iguane has begun to release his new texture sets. The first is in
markings to commemorate the 10 years of EC 1/7 'Provence' Rafale C
in the United Arab Emirates. Also included is a modified MDL file. You will need
the complete Rafale C to be installed installed.
26 February 2023 - Sorry about the lack of updates over the past month. I have been
very busy with work. But I have some good news in two parts. First, L'iguane has been
reworking the textures of the FS2004 VPA Rafale. And secondly,
as a result I have finally decided to go along with VPA's request of long ago and make the
aircraft available from this website starting with the
Rafale C. There are strict distribution limitations that will be enforced by the VPA
members and Dassault Aviation so you are advised to read the documentation carefully.
14 January 2023 - The second Mirage F1CR repaint for MSFS 2020
by JanKees Blom is another in the fleet of ATAC. This example wears the stardard green/gray
camouflage of the aircraft while in service with the Armée de l'Aire.
8 January 2023 - I finally made it back from Colorado so let's get 2023 started.
For the MSFS 2020 conversion of the Mirage F1, JanKees Blom has painted
two schemes of the aircraft operated in the tactical airborne training role by
ATAC (Airborne Tactical Advantage Company)
in the United States. This first one was one of the F1CR specially painted for the retirement
ceremonies of the Mirage F1 in Armée de l'Aire service in 2014. It retained that scheme
while flying for ATAC. Sadly the aircraft crashed in February 2022 after an engine flame-out.
1 January 2023 -
Best Wishes and Happy New Year to All!
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