Indiafoxtecho has launched some interesting military airplanes for Flight Simulator. Even though MSFS is a civilian platform, with no chance of waging war with one another, the joys of high-speed flight in a highly maneuverable airframe can’t be overlooked, so it’s great to see some developers filling that role.
The MB-339 was one of the first third-party airplanes to come out for MSFS, and the T-45C Goshawk is a beautiful trainer that has also been available for a few months. Now, Dino Cattaneo from Indiafoxtecho is focused to bring another stunning fighter to MSFS: the highly advanced Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II.
We knew this project has been in development for some time, but details have been sparse in the last few weeks. It was initially estimated to come out in July, so an update was due for us to know how things are going. Fortunately, Indiafoxtecho shared a few details about what is going on with the F-35, with some awesome new images of the first sea trials of the F-35B in Microsoft Flight Simulator!
Interestingly, these images show not only the external model of the F-35B, but also the USS America, an aircraft carrier that may or may not be included with the F-35 package once it releases. Worst case scenario, it will be released as freeware, and it will be available in several locations around the world so you can practice your carrier operations.
As for current progress, the external models of each variant are nearly finished (we are talking about the F-35A, B and C). The virtual cockpit is not as complete though and still needs some work for the developer to be happy with the results. However, it’s promising to make us happy. Can’t wait to see it!
Knowing this, it’s clear there’s some work yet to be done on the F-35, so Indiafoxtecho is not giving any new estimated release date for this aircraft. It does look striking in MSFS and will certainly be an impressive sight once it lands in the simulator. For now, enjoy the latest pics!