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This page updated: 2017-05-27
This is the download page for the ACM-5.0-ico version of the ACM Air Combat Maneuvering program. The ACM-5.0 flight simulator was originally written by Riley Rainey (www.websimulations.com). The ACM-5.0-ico version has some additions and some improvements listed in the Main Differences section of this page, whose main aim is to enhance the program for instrumental flight.
Landing with the Cessna 172-RG at the Addison airport, Texas, following the ILS glide slope path. In this case the autopilot is enabled; it will perform also the flare maneuver for a gentle touchdown. Each gauge on the instruments panel behaves just like on a real plane, including flaws and limitations.
Dog fight F-16 vs. remotely played MiG-29. The HUD displays the target locked on the radar and the everal players may interact though the DIS protocol, either on a local network or on the Internet.
Suggestive scenery of the Dallas airport by night. The pilot can practice with the instrumental flight using VOR/DME stations and NDB stations.
Bombing practice with the CCIP calculator. Once the Mark 82 bomb is selected, the HUD displays the circle showing the calculated impact point.
The program is distributed under the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE version 2.
Here is a summary of the main features:
The classic instruments panel (from the ACM manual; click to enlarge).
For those that already know ACM-5.0, here is a list of the main difference between the original program and ACM-5.0-ico:
A graphical interface to launch the program that allows to choose
between its many options is now provided (
A precise scale factor gets calculated.
Weather: wind, daylight or night flight.
The quantity of fuel can now be specified along the payload
Every aircraft has a maximum vertical load factor; beyond this
structural limit the aircraft gets destroyed.
Proper magnetic heading indication.
You can choose between classic instruments panel and HUD.
Enhanced HUD with turn-and-slip indicator, bank indicator,
timer and radar altimeter.
Enhanced HSI with two independent receivers NAV1/NAV2 and five RNAV
NDB stations receiver and ADF indicator.
Auto-Pilot System: hold climb rate, hold altitude, follow
VOR radial, follow ILS descend path, ailerons/rudder auto-coordination,
Runway numbers now marks runway ends.
Both tricycle and bicycle landing gear supported.
Landing gear dynamics fully implemented on 3 wheel, including aerodynamic
forces moving on the ground.
More aircraft models: AMX, MD-81, Boeing 747, P-51A.
The range of the radio stations now is limited both by emitted power
and by altitude and Earth curvature.
You can leave the ACM window in background and switch to other
Italy scene, with the main airports and NAVAIDs.
Navigation charts in PDF format covering the Dallas scene and the
Italy scene, including runways, NAV and ILS stations.
Moreover, several bugs have been fixed, dependency from the old RCP library has been removed, and 64-bits systems are now supported.
Description of the HUD features (from the ACM manual; click to enlarge).
The complete changes log for the distributed package is available here along with the latest changes available only from the ACM-5.0-ico repository.
Stable sources tarball:
acm-5.0-ico-20170527.tar.gz (1242 KB)
Latest version under development: see the ACM-5.0-ico repository; in particular, the CHANGES file lists the latest changes on the version under development.
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