Are these the first images of PMDG’s DC-6 in Flight Simulator?

Want to see something to get truly excited about? Well, we have a little surprise for you today, coming directly from one of the most renowned development studios in flight simulation. Robert Randazzo, founder of PMDG who we know are bringing their entire product lineup to MSFS -, has shared two stunning images of an absolute aviation classic: the iconic DC-6, seemingly flying in the new Microsoft Flight Simulator!

These images were recently shared on PMDG’s forums as sort of an April Fools’ Day joke, claiming to be coming from an “entirely new rendering engine”, possibly in P3D. However, there’s something in one of the images that, coincidentally or not, completely gives away their source: the infamous MSFS toolbar handle can be seen very faintly in one of them!

We can’t tell whether this is some kind of Easter egg, or just a plain mistake from PMDG, but are inclined to go with the first. Also, the graphics in these images have that modern, high quality feeling that only MSFS is able to reproduce at this time, so it seems certain that this is, in fact, PMDG’s DC-6 living inside Flight Simulator.

PMDG DC 6 MSFS Flight Simulator 2
PMDG DC 6 MSFS Flight Simulator 2
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PMDG DC 6 MSFS Flight Simulator 3
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PMDG DC 6 MSFS Flight Simulator 4
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How well it’s living, though, is much more speculative. Despite the fact that PMDG intends to bring all their airplanes to MSFS, we know that the 737NG3 will be the first, currently estimated for later this year, so it’s natural to expect most development resources to be focused there. However, Mr. Randazzo said that there will be more information about the DC-6 soon!

It’s very promising to see the DC-6 in such beautiful shape on our favorite simulator, and we can wait to know more about this project. This is one of the most iconic airliners ever and it completely deserves to be a part of Flight Simulator!