Yesterday’s presence of the MSFS team at Gamescom 2022 was rich with new announcements, from the immediate launch of City Update 1 and the Junker F 13, to the unveiling of new airplanes coming to the simulator with the 40th Anniversary Edition of MSFS, scheduled to be launched on November 11th.
The MSFS team revealed a few exciting new airplanes, which include the Curtiss JN-4 Jenny, Grumman G-21A Goose, and the mighty Hughes H-4 Hercules Spruce Goose. Today we learned a bit more about the team behind the development of the first two, as iniBuilds confirms the continuing partnership with the MSFS team. Remember that the highly-touted A310 is also being built by the talented team at iniBuilds.
Ubaid, CEO at iniBuilds, shared the news through an official statement in the company’s forums. Both the Curtiss JN-4 Jenny and the Grumman G-21A Goose are being developed by the iniBuilds team. This was also a chance for Ubaid to share more details about both airplanes, along with a selection of lovely preview images.
Starting with the Curtiss JN-4 Jenny, it’s undeniably a beloved biplane that enjoyed great popularity both as a military trainer during WWI and as a civilian aircraft after the war.
iniBuilds is promising a highly detailed model of this vintage airplane, especially concerning the engine, which is partially exposed. Expect to see a very cool and realistic animation of the valves and associated springs moving in the correct sequence!
As for the Grumman Goose, it’s an airplane that we’ve had the pleasure to enjoy in MSFS already, thanks to the superb work from Big Radials, first with the freeware G-21A, and later with the JRF-6B. Now, iniBuilds is building the earlier model of the Goose, an aircraft that was designed as a commuter airplane for the wealthy businessmen of New York.
For this particular model, and considering the Goose’s history as a luxurious airplane, iniBuilds is recreating the executive cabin with all the bells and whistles enjoyed by the rich fliers of that era. This includes comfy seats, a bar, champagne, and restroom facilities.
Both of these airplanes look great, there’s no doubt about that! The 40th Anniversary Edition of MSFS is looking to be a fantastic addition to the sim, with all the new airplanes, helicopters, gliders, and who knows what more. With more than 2 months still to go, the MSFS team will surely unveil more surprises along the way!
For now, enjoy the beautiful preview images of the Curtiss JN-4 Jenny and Grumman Goose, and stay tuned for further development over the following weeks.