FSX Ryan FR-1 Fireball. This is Kazunori Ito's Ryan FR1 Fireball updated for Flight Simulator X. The Ryan FR-1 essentially was a conventional wartime fighter with a small General Electric J31 jet engine stuffed in the back. The prototype XFR-1 flew for the first time on June 25, 1944, with the first delivery of an operational FR-1 being made to Navy Fighter Squadron VF-66 in March 1945. The aircraft used both power plants for take-off, climb and combat, and had the ability to fly and land with either engine shut down. The Ryan Corporation's design work on the XFR-1 influenced the development of another experimental composite-power aircraft, the Curtiss-Wright XF15C-1. This Ryan FR-1 Fireball has a new panel and new effects. FR-1 package includes history and pictures. Textures and updates by Mark Rooks of RDG Aircraft.