The F/A-181 and A-149 (and likely including the To-201), these jet afterburner flames always remain lit regardless whether or not the afterburner's are engaged.
- Operating System
- Windows 7 x64
- Get into one of the aircraft's cockpits.
- Turn on the engine.
- View via 3D view from the rear of the aircraft (using TrackIR it is much easier to see the blue/orange flame within the engine housing), and engage and disengage full throttle. (eg. Afterburner)
I'm not sure if the GL or engine design is supposed to exhibit the blue flame on the outside of the aircraft as well, but I'm pretty sure there should be no blue/orange flame present when afterburner or 90-100% throttle is not engaged. This dynamic seems kind of odd, or lacks realism.