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RAF Hixon, during World War II, was the base of Bomber Command's 30 Operational Training Unit, using mainly Wellington Bombers, with a few other types on hand to fulfil other duties and the assistance of 1686 Bomber (Defence) Training Flight in their Curtiss Tomahawks.
This scenery, for Microsoft's Flight Simulator X, reactivates Hixon, which closed in the 1950s, and brings it back to life for those who wish to use it.
Download links can be found under the "Version History" section, below. The scenery has been tested using FSX Deluxe with Acceleration on Windows XP SP3 (DX9) and FSX Deluxe with SP2 on Windows Vista SP1 (DX10).
Some screenshots of this scenery contain Wellington bombers and a Douglas DC-3 Dakota, which are part of an AI file I created for myself using Alphasim's freeware FS9 Vickers Wellington B.III and a repaint of the FSX default DC-3.
If there is sufficient interest, I will happily provide instructions and files to set up this AI, but unfortunately I cannot include it, as I do not have permission to include the models or repaints.
Please note that these screenshots have been taken using a variety off add-ons as my installation of FSX is far from standard. The buildings will look the same on any installation, but the ground textures, roads, railways and clouds may vary depending on your installation.
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Although both of these files work with and fit well into the Horizon photographic scenery for the UK, using them with the Horizon mesh results in the airfield being situated on a slight plateau. A solution is being sought for this.
In the default, unmodified, Microsoft scenery, a railway line which runs along the Western edge of RAF Hixon is misplaced and it runs through the dispersal points which should be adjacent to it. Unfortunately, I cannot easily correct this issue. This does not occur with either the photoscenery referred to above or Flight1's Ultimate Terrain Europe, both of which put the West Coast Main Line back where it should be!