The Supermarine Spitfire is simply one of the most recognisable aircraft in the world and this new Aeroplane Heaven package for FSX and P3D provides models of the very early Mk1 with the two-bladed Watts propeller, a Mk1 version at the time of Dunkirk in 1940 and the Mk1A in the Battle of Britain era.
Extremely high on detail, the models feature unique animations, goggles and oxygen mask appearing automatically on the pilot at a set altitude, TR9 radio and 'hidden' NAV/COM radios, airframe shake and gauge needle tremble during engine start and idle, authentic start-up and accurately simulated hand-pumped or hydraulic landing gear operation.
Includes three models – very early Mk1 with two-bladed Watts propeller and flat-top canopy, Mk1 as at the time of Dunkirk, 1940, and Mk1A in the Battle of Britain era, 1940
Inspired by recent restorations of two actual Dunkirk veterans and Battle of Britain survivors
Built over the best plans available and from factory engineering drawings, detail research photographs of actual Dunkirk Spitfire restorations and information/paint codes etc. supplied by world-famous Spitfire restorers
Highly detailed down to individual rivets and fabric effects
Three rear-view mirror options: no mirror fitted / MG car-style mirror / square mirror (rear-view mirror functional in P3D v4 only)
Correct, authentic harness wires and fitment in rear cockpit section, together with detailed voltage regulator and oxygen bottle, CO2 canister, oxygen bottles and so on all visible through rear cockpit glazing
Detailed visible internal structure correct to plans supplied by Spitfire restorers
Correct canopy styles for both aircraft
Many unique animations including 'safety' stage door opening (locks canopy in open position when landing
Fully animated, highly realistic pilot with period detail.
Animated goggles and oxygen mask - automatic at set altitude
All control surfaces, hatches and canopy animated
Fully detailed TR9 radio installed behind opening radio/first aid hatch
Fully detailed interior visible with all controls and fittings.
Battery/Start cart included and authentic start effect for prop
Authentic asymmetrical landing gear retraction on both models with ‘notched’ gear retraction and extension on hand-pump model
Forced wheels-up landing splintered wooden propeller feature on the very early Mk1 model
Mk1 hand-pumped landing gear correctly simulated (30 pumps to lower, 15 to raise)
Authentically detailed hydraulic landing gear control on Mk1A
Correct operation of landing lights with authentic 'dipping' control
Unique 'shake' on airframe at engine start and idle
Authentic, detailed instrument panels with historically correct instruments and controls
Unique needle tremble on engine start and low speed idle
Realistic engine start procedure with prop stutter
'Cold and Dark'start function using switch - removes pilot and places a parachute and harness on the wing
All controls operate realistically
Collimated gyro gunsight with switches
Wear and tear, dust and scratches throughout cockpit
Realistic copper and brass metal effects for pipes and conduits
'Hidden' period radios for Navigation and Communication, accessed via correct radio control in cockpit
Authentic animations on door control and opening locks, sliders, springs and handle
Liveries: The following nine liveries are supplied:
Mk1 (very early with two-bladed Watts propeller, flat-top canopy, rudder balance guard ring and pump-operated landing gear)
K9787 19 Squadron, 1938. The first production Spitfire. 19 was the first Squadron to receive the new Spitfire. Fitted with a two-blade fixed-pitch wooden propeller.
P9374 'J' 92 Squadron. Flown by PO Peter Cazenove, 24th May 1940. Shot down and beached, discovered in 1980, finally restored to flying condition and first flown again in August 2011.
N3200 'QV' 19 Squadron, May 1940. Flown by Squadron Leader Geoffrey Stephenson. The aircraft was shot down and beached, discovered in 1986 and finally restored to flying condition and flown again in 2014.
P9389 'KL-A' 54 Squadron. Flown by Squadron Leader J. Leathan, Catterick, May 1940.
K9906 'FZ-L' 65 Squadron. Flown by Flt Lt. Stanford Tuck, Hornchurch, August 1939.
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