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Wings of Power: Focke Wulf 190 “Butcher Bird” Released

For Immediate Release

Farmington, CT USA July 20th, 2005 - Shockwave Productions has released the latest Wings of Power aircraft, the Focke Wulf 190 "Butcher Bird" for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004®.

When the Focke Wulf 190 appeared on the scene, it was unlike anything the Allies had seen before. With its higher top speed and climb rate, the new German fighter could not only penetrate British airspace at will, but could cut their fighters down with a brutal efficiency. This reputation gave the Focke Wulf the title, "The Butcher Bird."

"The Focke Wulf 190 is the most beautiful example of a thoroughbred with its clean lines, powerful radial engine, and incredible handling. Enough cannot be said about this fighter. We have gathering precious data on this aircraft for years, and to be able to step inside and experience it for real is amazing. Just starting it up and doing a takeoff and landing says it all. As with any Wings of Power aircraft, we've worked hard on the sound, visuals, and creating our most advanced flight model yet. TrackIR people will enjoy this aircraft immensely too," said Scott Gentile of Shockwave Productions Inc.


  • Built with "Absolute realism" flight technology

o Can be flown "by the book"

o Built with rare historical flight test reports

o "Absolute Realism" means the entire flight envelope is modeled via the actual pilot's training manuals

- Authentic cruise performance under various conditions with realistic fuel economy

- Absolute Realism even delivers authentic "distance-to-altitude" performance under various power settings

- High engine torque means full power cannot be applied with brakes on or aircraft will "nose over"

  • Gorgeously constructed aircraft, inside and out, down to the last rivet
  • Professionally recorded and mastered engine sounds

o Realistic, deep radial engine characteristics captured inside and out at all power levels

o Stall buffet, canopy, ground roll, flaps, gyro, and authentic cockpit wind

  • Both modern and veteran warbird pilots helped create the "feel" of flight
  • "Wings of Power "Special Effects" package includes:

o Historically accurate lighting for stunning nighttime visuals

o Realistic startup visuals modeled after the real aircraft

o Belly landings with realistic effects and physics programming

  • Shockwave's new standard for high quality manuals

o 130-pages in full 8 ½ X 11"

o Absolute Realism Certified Specifications

o Rare historical data included

- British formerly top-secret plans to capture the Focke Wulf

- Tactical trial reports

- Letter from Air Chief Marshal to the Under Secretary of State

- Authentic hand-written German flight test reports

Additional Wings of Power information can be found at http://www.shockwaveproductions.com


Shockwave Productions specializes in the development and publication of flight simulations, strategy games, visual effects and sound. The company is a North American based company in Farmington, Connecticut.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 and Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.


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