March 21, 2023

Followers of the latest film within the Prime Gun franchise now have the chance to dwell the film for themselves. A flight simulator expertise within the UK permits film followers to conduct the identical missions seen within the critically profitable Prime Gun: Maverick film launched this summer season.

Fly a Prime Gun mission your self

For those who’ve ever needed to know what it’s prefer to fly a fighter jet like an F-35 and perform a top-secret mission, now’s your likelihood. Vantage Simulations, a flight simulator firm based mostly at Little Gransden Airfield in Bedfordshire, UK, are providing a flight simulator package deal constructed across the hit film Prime Gun: Maverick.


The 60-minute expertise will contain conducting two missions seen within the film inside a replicated F-35B Lightning II fighter jet cockpit. The cockpit consists of HOTAS (Arms On Throttle and Stick) flight controls, a 22-inch touchscreen panel, and touchdown gear and STOVL (quick take-off and vertical-landing) buttons.

Taking off from an plane service for the daring remaining mission. Picture: Vantage Simulations

The flight simulator makes use of three 1080p HD projectors on a curved display screen for a very immersive expertise. Whereas the simulator is static and doesn’t transfer like some flight simulators do, the corporate states that it incorporates “state-of-the-art transducers, that basically make you’re feeling you’re in an actual plane.”

The Prime Gun: Maverick simulator package deal is presently priced at £99 ($117). The minimal age is 10 years previous, whereas as much as 4 spectators are allowed.

Two missions from the film

The primary mission of the day is known as “Mission 1: Maverick Sidewinder.” Similar to within the film, you’ll want to coach on your daring remaining mission to maximise your possibilities of success. This mission will contain taking off from China Lake NAWS air base (the place Prime Gun: Maverick filming came about) and flying to the “sidewinder” valley seen within the film. Right here you’ll apply low-level flying, avoiding enemy radar, and finishing up a missile strike on a simulated goal.

The absolutely immersive simulator will take you into Pete Maverick’s world. Picture: Vantage Simulations

As soon as your coaching is full, your second project will recreate the dramatic remaining mission of this summer season’s standout hit, titled “Mission 2: Maverick Dagger One.” After taking off from an plane service utilizing the jet’s SVTOL capabilities, stealthily infiltrate enemy airspace and launch a strike on a uranium processing facility deep within the mountains, earlier than dog-fighting your means again to security.

Whereas the film by no means explicitly names which nation Pete Maverick (performed by Tom Cruise) and his teammates are despatched to assault, the state of affairs and panorama are clearly based mostly on Iran.

Concerning the F-35B fighter jet

The F-35 Lightning II is a fighter jet developed by American aerospace and protection producer Lockheed Martin, with companions together with British firm BAE Techniques. The F-35B, the SVTOL variant of the F-35, entered service with the US Marine Corps in 2015. A number of international locations have F-35s of their arsenal, together with the UK, Israel, South Korea and Australia.

Vantage Simulations has two similar F-35B simulators and presents lovers the prospect to battle one another within the skies within the UK’s solely multiplayer fighter jet simulator.

Does this Prime Gun: Maverick expertise seem like one thing you have an interest in? Have you ever ever carried out fighter jet missions in a simulator earlier than? Tell us within the feedback.

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