It was almost a couple of months ago that we last heard news about ATSimulations’ Antonov An-2 for Flight Simulator. At the time, the developers didn’t have much information to give, other than some new images showcasing their work. This time, information is a tiny bit more abundant, but the highlight is definitely the new set of pictures that show the An-2 in spectacular shape, full of details, absolutely begging to be experienced!
ATSimulations continues to work on their creation, and while there’s no clear release date for now, they promise that it will be out this year. No doubt about that. However, the team has faced some difficulties developing for Microsoft’s new simulator, which has brought some delays in the project.
Additionally, the developers haven’t yet decided some aspects of the release that should be taken into consideration, such as the amount of liveries, modifications, etc. So, don’t expect to put your hands in this beauty quite that soon. In any case, the year is nearly half gone, so it will be just a matter of a few months (hopefully!).
The waiting time will be a test to our patience, because this airplane is looking an absolute stunner. Not only it looks great by nature, as a large single-engine biplane (the largest ever, for that matter), but the developers are also doing a remarkable job with its aesthetics for MSFS. It looks very detailed, both on the inside and in the cockpit, with great modelling, superb textures, and signs of wear and tear that suit it perfectly! We can also see a few very nice liveries.
The Antonov An-2 was produced is massive quantities, with many different roles that show how versatile this airframe can be. From uses in forestry and agriculture to crop-dusting versions, passenger transport, atmospheric sampling, water-bombers, flying ambulances, or float-equipped seaplane variants, you name it. The An-2 did a little bit of everything and because of that is still a common sight across the world.
We love a vintage airplane as much as anyone, so keep an eye out on our latest to hear about further news on this project. In the meantime, we should be getting DC Design’s biplane, the Stearman, very soon!