If you’ve ever dreamt of landing a fighter jet on an aircraft carrier in the middle of the ocean, Miltech Simulations is about to make your virtual dreams come true. Known for their groundbreaking V-22 Osprey, the team is back in the spotlight with an exciting new product announcement: Supercarrier Pro for Microsoft Flight Simulator. Set to release on September 14th, this mod promises to offer an unprecedented level of realism and functionality for carrier operations in MSFS.
Over the past three years, Miltech Simulations has been investing in research and development to create functional aircraft carriers for MSFS. They started with the USS George H.W. Bush, the first attempt at a functional carrier for MSFS (by the way, there will be an upgrade path for owners of that mod to transition to Supercarrier Pro).
Now, using their proprietary technology, they seek to replicate the real-life systems and operations found on U.S. and international aircraft carriers.
Upon its initial release, Supercarrier Pro will feature four ship models: the Ford-Class CVN-78, Nimitz-Class CVN-76, Arleigh-Burke Destroyers, and Ticonderoga Cruisers. Miltech has also outlined a roadmap for future updates, which includes additional U.S. historical ships and the French Carrier Charles de Gaulle. The possibility of releasing other ship packs as expansions has been mentioned but not confirmed.
Supercarrier Pro will offer 14 moving and 12 static (anchored) locations. This provides a range of scenarios for users, although the practical implications of these various locations remain to be seen.
To use the capabilities of Supercarrier Pro, simmers will have access to an in-sim toolbar for controlling various aspects of the carriers. The mod is also designed to be universally compatible with arrestor cables and catapults, allowing any MSFS aircraft, whether stock or third-party, to utilize these features without requiring modifications.
Miltech Simulations says Supercarrier Pro is slated to be fully compatible with Xbox. Multiplayer support is also included, allowing both moving and static carriers to be used in multiplayer scenarios.
This definitely looks like the most advanced third-party implementation of aircraft carriers in MSFS. Supercarrier Pro will include Functional Optical Landing Systems (FLOLS) and Landing Reference Light Systems (LRLS) to assist with landings, accessible via the toolbar. A Landing Signal Officer with functional audio callouts is also part of the package.
Supercarrier Pro will be released next week, on September 14th, at Miltechsimulations.com and Orbx. MSFS Marketplace should follow shortly after!
Note that, in addition to Supercarrier Pro, Miltech Simulations has also recently announced that they are working on a new aircraft project for MSFS: the CH-47 Chinook!