Just a week after the announcement, Aeroplane Heaven released today the DHC-1 Chipmunk for Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Aeroplane Heaven did say the release was imminent, so we expected this new airplane for MSFS to come out fairly soon. It’s here now, ready to please the crowd of vintage warbirds in MSFS!
The Chipmunk was designed to replace the aging Tiger Moth (also coming to MSFS) as a military trainer, and was introduced shortly after WWII. It enjoyed a long life and is actually still active today with plenty of civilian owners and also in the Portuguese Air Force.
Aeroplane Heaven is now launching this aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator based on the most popular variant, the British T.10. The developers are promising a high-fidelity and very detailed model with many animations, accurate systems and flight dynamics, a high-quality WWise sound pack, and a wide variety of liveries.
- All new hi-fidelity models with superb detail
- Beautifully crafted exterior and interior models built over contemporary detailed plans and drawings
- Authentic cockpit detail includes many bespoke animations and effects.
- Full PBR materials and textures include realistic “pillowing” of metal surfaces.
- Separately modelled military pilots selected automatically via camera views in cockpit.
- Removable pilots based on the weights window
- Switchable navigation instruments work with period style radios
- Highly accurate flight dynamics and performance based on real flight tests.
- Specially authored WWise Hi-Fidelity sound package.
- Unique code to “iron” out poor simulator tail-dragger performance.
- Choice of T10 long canopy or Bubble canopy models.
The package includes a variety of colourful liveries depicting real-world Chipmunks.
- Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
- Standard RAF trainer
- Manchester University Air Cadet Squadron
- Irish Air Corps
- Prototype (tribute scheme)
- RCAF (Long canopy)
- RCAF (Bubble canopy)
- British Army
- Civilian Bubble canopy (fictional)
- Royal Navy Trainer
- Danish Air Force Trainer
- RAF “Skylarks” Aerobatic Team
- Victorian Aero Club Trainer (Restored Queensland Air Museum)
- Plain texture (paintkit)