HS Trident Package

for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 / 2002

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Hawker Siddeley Trident by David Chester, Addictive Simulations.

The Trident project originated in a specification issued by BEA in 1957, calling for an 80 seater aircraft with a range of 1000 miles, preferably with three engines and as high a speed as possible.

This specification was the result of the introduction of the Caravelle which BEA feared would be very competitive. De Havilland submitted a proposal, the DH 121 which in its original form was superseded by a later proposal, the DH 121 Mk 2. This aircraft had a cruising speed of 585 mph at 32000 ft, with seating for ninety eight passengers.

The aircraft was selected by BEA as the basis for detailed negotiation, but in 1957, after the infamous White Paper on Defence, the Government insisted that all future projects would be undertaken by collaboration between the firms in the aircraft industry, formed in to larger groupings.

At the same time, a consortium formed by Bristol and Hawker Siddeley put forward proposals for a similar aircraft, the Bristol 200. With a possible order from BEA of the order of £30 million, the competition between the two consortia became ferocious.

Finally, on February 12th, 1958, the Government authorised BEA to open negotiations with the consortium formed between De Havilland and Hawker Siddeley, which resulted, after much re-specification and re-design, in the Hawker Siddeley Trident.

The first Trident flew in January 1962 making it the first Tri-Jet in history to fly. The Boeing 727, however, beat it into service by a few weeks. The original Trident specification was very similar in concept to the 727, but BEA had ‘ cold feet ‘ over future passenger levels, resulting in an aircraft of reduced size and capacity that was far less attractive to the airlines than the 727. The outcome of this can be seen in the fact that the sales of the 727 exceeded 1000 machines , whereas the Trident sales were limited to 36 Trident 1's, 50 Trident 2E's, 26 3B's and 2 extended range Super 3B's. 

The Trident 1C entered service with BEA in 1964. A total of 117 aircraft were built. The last Trident was built in 1978 and by 1989 all of the BEA/British Airways aircraft had been retired. The last Trident to fly was in China in 1997.

Max speed Mach .875  525 knots at a ceiling of 36,000 feet. Although it was extremely hard to get airborne, once it was at cruise altitude its clean wing design and low drag made it one of the fastest airliners made. Range of the 1C was about 1150 miles, 2E about 2000 miles and the Trident 3B with it's increased seating capacity of 179 had a range of 1500 miles

The Addictive Simulations Trident package includes the Trident 1, 2E and 3B variants. This accurate model features all the usual moving parts, lights, sound and smoke. A virtual passenger cabin and 3D cockpit is included as well as the 2D panel.  The panel and instruments use photographic textures for added realism.
The booster engine on the 3B delivers an additional 5250 LBS of thrust for takeoff and climbout at the flick of a switch. Also as in real life the aircraft is fitted with autoland.



Customers will be able to download free updates for the life of this Flight Simulator version 


Aircraft Model: Trident 1C
• BEA “Red Square”
• Channel Airways

Aircraft Model: Trident 2E
• BEA “High Speed Jack”
• BEA “Red Square”
• Cyprus Airways

Aircraft Model: Trident 3B
• BEA “High Speed Jack”
• British Airways “Red Tail”

For larger, more detailed screenshots please see the Screenshot selection thumbnails below.

Requires Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004:  A Century of Flight
or Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002



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HS Trident  (45Mb Download)

 The Addictive Trident Simulation 
is available by online purchase for CD or Download.

Only £19.95 by download (Approx $34 US)

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Recommended System Specifications

Requires Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004:  A Century of Flight
or Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002

If your computer will run Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 then you should have no trouble running our simulation. The settings can be altered within Flight Simulator to obtain acceptable results on many computers. This simulation includes very many analogue instruments which require an absolute minimum resolution of 1024x768 pixels. 

We recommend the following in order to gain the best experience:

  • Intel Pentium 4 or AMD equivalent CPU with a speed of 3 Ghz or faster (Minimum 2Ghz)
  • A monitor capable of displaying at least a 1280x1024 pixel resolution.
  • Windows 2000 or Windows XP recommended
  • Windows XP runs generally much better with 1Gb of RAM - not just for Flight Simulator
  • nVidia or ATI Radeon based 3D accelerated graphics card with full antialiasing and Transform & Lighting and a minimum of 64 MB onboard RAM
  • SoundBlaster Live or equivalent 128-bit DirectX sound device
  • Up-to-date DirectX video and sound drivers




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