September 15th, 1940. The Luftwaffe launches a final desperate attack against London in an effort to break the British forces. Hundreds of airplanes fight fearlessly in the skies, but eventually the British prevail, holding their homeland against the invading forces. One of the heroes of the battle was a now-legendary airplane, a name that is as famous as the war itself: the Supermarine Spitfire, a high-performance fighter that ended up playing a key role during the remainder of the war.
So, is there a better day than today to fly the iconic Spitfire Mk1A in Microsoft Flight Simulator? After an unexpected delay, Aeroplane Heaven is now making its new airplane available on this very special date. Aeroplane Heaven promises a highly authentic simulation of this beloved aircraft, accurately rendered for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Included are a number of historical liveries.
This promises to be a very good recreation of the Mk1A Spitfire, and it will be interesting to see how it fares against the acclaimed FlyingIron’s version. Admittedly, they are both different models, so expect a number of differences between them. In any case, it will be hard not to compare them both for the visuals, sounds, physics and overall features.
The Aeroplane Heaven Supermarine Spitfire Mk1A is now available directly from the developers’ website and also from a number of third-party vendors.
- Beautifully crafted exterior and interior models built from years of research and using factory drawings and plans.
- Fully detailed authentic cockpit with many unique animations and functions.
- ‘Modern’ avionics suite available with a switch-out for those that like a modern approach to their simming!
- Special effects include engine exhaust and radiator heat vapour.
- Highly accurate, animated pilot with correct 1938 pattern goggles, sunshade and oxygen mask.
- Functional exterior battery cart, mandatory for starting early Spitfires
- Beautifully crafted, professional “Merlin II” sound set.
- Highly accurate flight dynamics and performance specifications ensure an authentic flight.
- Unique coding irons out that terrible MSFS “tail-dragger” behaviour!
Next from Aeroplane Heaven should be the DC-3, another hugely anticipated aircraft that, last time we saw, was already looking rather special. Stay tuned for more about that one once the dust settles around today’s Spitfire release.