For Lockheed Martin
Academic (1.4 through v3.4 hotfix 2)
Please see system requirements below for important
compatibility info before
Combat Capable: Superbug for
is a professional-level, fully combat capable F/A-18E
aircraft simulation. The Superbug and required
TacPack combat system, work together to
bring dedicated aerial combat and ground attack capability to life
for the first time in Prepar3D Academic. The Academic version of the
Superbug/TacPack is intended for non-commercial domestic use (please
EULA*). If you are a commercial, institutional, or government
entity seeking to use the Superbug and/or TacPack for commerce,
training, or other public venues, please
for more information on how to obtain a commercial-use license.
Uncompromising Realism: VRS has
created a truly remarkable and faithful reproduction of the U.S.
Navy's front-line strike fighter. Crafted by a small, dedicated team of developers who also happen to
be engineers in real life, the Superbug provides what we
believe is by far the most comprehensive overall simulation of ANY
combat aircraft ever created for any Flight Simulator derivative.
The Superbug is the culmination of almost 10 years of work dating
back to FS2004, and
continues to be supported with frequent releases. From avionics to weapon systems, if it's in the real
aircraft, it's probably in this simulation!
receives input from active and retired F/A-18 pilots as well as
aircraft maintainers serving with the U.S. Navy and Australian Air
Force. We have continuously leveraged these invaluable friendships
and resources for or almost a decade in order to bring you the most
realistic experience possible.
Feature Rich, with
Features include multiplayer-capable weapon, radar, transponder
(team-based), countermeasure, and early warning systems that function seamlessly within Prepar3D by leveraging the
proven power of the
(required, and sold separately). The Superbug has been available for
FSX for a number of years prior to its availability for Prepar3D, and
is the single best-selling military aircraft of all time for
Microsoft Flight Simulator. The Superbug has been continually
updated and improved upon since its initial introduction for Flight
Simulator 2004, and continues to be
updated regularly with
significant new features and fixes. Your investment in the
Superbug/TacPack is an investment in the future of military aircraft
simulation for the Prepar3D platform.
The Superbug is the first
true 3-axis fly-by-wire combat aircraft designed for
P3D. The flight control system is not
a "fly-by-wire-like" CAS, it's a completely dynamic, fully control-law-dependent
proportional system driving a single (ordinance independent)
neutrally-statically-stable base flight model. The FBW system
extends to 100% custom autopilot functions.
Configuration Manager (ACM): The Superbug includes a very
powerful external application referred to as the ACM, which
may be used to manage aircraft systems and simulation preferences.
The ACM provides functions to maintain and edit saved loadouts
(weapon sets), program the Mission Unit (MU), set initial fuel
loads, and even arm failures. Aircraft preferences are also
available for everything from avionic to graphic options. Finally,
the ACM can gather and export vital logging information about the
state of the Superbug and the simulation in case help is needed
diagnosing a support issue.
the Power of the TacPack: The
Superbug for P3D requires the TacPack for
P3D. The F/A-18E aircraft simulation is built from the
ground-up to utilize TacPack SDK functions, and cannot function without
the underlying TacPack functionality. The TacPack is literally the
foundation upon which the Superbug's lethal tactical systems and
more are built. For
more information about the TacPack and what it offers both end-users
and developers, please refer
to the TacPack product page.
Proven History: The Superbug is the recipient of multiple awards including
Avsim Gold Star,
Magazine's Platinum award, and the
2011 SimFlight Award for Best Military Aircraft. These are the
highest review awards available in their respective mediums. If
you've tried military aircraft for MSFS before, and they've left a
bad taste in your mouth, give the Superbug a try and see why VRS has
been called "The PMDG/Level-D of military addons. Explore all the Superbug has to offer by selecting a topic from the
left, below. We think you'll agree, the depth of the simulation is
second to none, making this an investment you can be proud to add to
*Please note that the
Superbug EULA and the Lockheed
Martin Prepar3D EULA are separate entities and not related in any way.
consult the P3D EULA in order to establish your compliance under