FlyingIron Simulations has proven to be among the best development teams when it comes to creating warbirds for Microsoft Flight Simulator. 2022 saw the release of a single airplane from the team, the F6F Hellcat, which was very well received, but the previously-released Spitfire and P-38 were also extensively updated, bringing the whole portfolio up to a very high level!
With the Hellcat out of the way and the team now expanded to four full-time members, FlyingIron Simulation has a promising year of 2023 ahead, with a couple of very exciting new projects for MSFS and renewed technical knowledge after many months of internal development. In fact, FlyingIron started the new year with an absolutely massive year-end report where they detail all the things that have kept the team busy throughout 2022. It’s a very comprehensive insight into the team’s work and very revealing of the high-quality standards they strive for!
While most of the report is devoted to explaining the technical breakthroughs made by the team, which we definitely look forward to seeing in future releases, we’d like to highlight their plans for 2023. FlyingIron took this opportunity to share the first preview images of their next aircraft, another WWII warbird that, this time, fought on the other side of the war: the Messerschmitt Bf 109.
The Bf 109 was teased nearly a year ago, at the time only as a prospect for what might have come after the Hellcat. Well, the work on this aircraft is now looking much more advanced, at least in terms of modeling, which is what we can judge from the few images shared by the team.
The Bf 109 looks like another beautiful work from FlyingIron Simulations. The team will surely put all their recent learnings into good use and offer us a very detailed aircraft with custom-made flight model and systems, realistic ground handling, immersive sounds, and more. FlyingIron Simulations is developing the BF-109G6 variant of this German fighter, but other than that… we don’t know much yet. Hopefully the development team will reveal more details soon about this project!
Also in the plans for 2023 at FlyingIron Simulations is another German fighter that, along with the Bf 109, formed the backbone of the Luftwaffe’s fighter force in WWII: the Focke-Wulf Fw 190. For this particular project, the team only published a few images of the modeling work, still with no textures or any additional details.
Finally, FlyingIron also revealed that a new project will be unveiled during 2023, and it’s set to be a little special for the team. It will be a four-engined aircraft, the first for the team, but that’s all we know for now. Any guesses? The B-17 or the Lancaster, maybe? Any of those would be pretty awesome indeed!
As always, we’ll bring you the latest news about all of the above as soon as they become available. One thing is certain: 2023 promises to be a great year for FlyingIron Simulations and warbird pilots out there!