Following the release of the brilliant Piper PA-28R Arrow III for Flight Simulator, Just Flight is now working on the Hawk T1/A, the British jet trainer with a two-man tandem cockpit. We’ve seen this aircraft quickly coming into shape with the initial announcement last February, and a release date seems to be not too far off!
Just Flight is recreating their Hawk T1/A with “exceptional levels of detail“, including what the team calls “study-level systems”. The latest development update details a little about this latest project from the team, currently focused on making the aircraft as visually impressive as it can be in MSFS.
The new images that were shared show some truly impressive levels of visual fidelity. Exterior textures have been upgraded to 8K resolution, showcasing the included liveries with very sharp details. Speaking of liveries, we now know that there will be 13 to choose from, including the famous RAF Red Arrows paint scheme, and also some other belonging to the countries that fly the Hawk T1/A, such as Finland, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, and obviously the UK, with several RAF liveries.
Besides the beautiful work that Just Flight is putting on the Hawk’s exterior, the cockpit is also now getting some attention, with the addition of hundreds of animated controls and indicators and all the programming that is necessary to bring this aircraft to fulfill the promise of a highly detailed and realistic simulation.
Just Flight is indeed promising a very in-depth simulation with this airplane, based on extensive research of a real aircraft and the input of real-world pilots. The Hawk T1/A will include some visual niceties such as numerous external animations and ground equipment, and the cockpit is being fully developed in 3D, which should make for a great VR experience. There will also be a tablet, similar to the one we’ve seen on the Arrow III, that will enable some aircraft options to be selected, amongst other configurations.
Clearly, Just Flight is moving forward with this project at a steady pace, which bodes well for a release over the coming months. There’s no clear indication on when that might happen, but we will continue to follow the development progress for further news. And you can do that too in Just Flight’s official development blog, where you can read many cool details about what to expect from this exciting new project!