Update, November 26th – Aeroplane Heaven has since shared a bunch of additional images of the Lancaster in MSFS. See them right below!
With simmers enjoying the stunning beauty of the Aeroplane Heaven DC-3 in Microsoft Flight Simulator, just released as part of the 40th Anniversary Edition of MSFS, Aeroplane Heaven is already planning for what’s next, and it all is pointing for another classic of the WWII: the Avro Lancaster!
Aeroplane Heaven revealed this airplane earlier this year, along with a small selection of untextured model images of the aircraft. This time, however, we get the first proper images of the aircraft in the simulator which, while still representative of a work-in-progress, showcase the aircraft in appreciable detail, especially from the outside.
Arguably the most iconic heavy bomber of WWII, the Lancaster is a legend of British aviation that will soon make an appearance for posterity in Microsoft Flight Simulator. It’s unclear how “soon” that will be, though… but it’s likely a few weeks away, at least.
Aeroplane Heaven is yet to reveal detailed information about the product, but given that they’ve already released the Lancaster for FSX and P3D, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect. The company’s models for MSFS have been a bit hit or miss, with some sporting very impressive visuals (the P-51D) while others look decidedly underwhelming (the Grumman F3F). Given the positive reception of the Lancaster on older platforms, we’re hoping the MSFS version will end up on the good side too.
For now, there’s not much else to reveal about this project. Enjoy the first set of images above and stay tuned for further news. Hopefully, the Lancaster will be with us fairly soon!