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- Article number: AS14361
- Publisher: Just Flight London
- Language: English
- Current version: 1.03
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
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.
- Mk1 (early pump-operated landing gear, low profile canopy)
- 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.
- Mk1A (later hydraulically operated landing gear, higher profile canopy)
- X4382 'LO-G' 602 Squadron. Flown by PO O. Hanbury, Westhampnett, August 1940.
- P9433 'DW-E' 610 Squadron. Flown by PO Constantine Pegge, Biggin Hill, August 1940.
- X4036 'AZ-D' 234 Squadron. Flown by PO R. Doe, Middle Wallop, August 1940.
- X4277 'XT-M' 603 Squadron. Flown by Flt Lt Richard Hillary, Montrose, August 1940.
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (Acceleration, Gold), FSX: Steam Edition or Lockheed Martin Prepar3D V1-V4
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP (32-bit or 64-bit)
2.0 GHz or any Dual Core
2 GB RAM
1 GB graphics card
1.4 GB hard drive space
Download-Size: 670 MB