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Just Flight Releases Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer for MSFS

22 Oct 2021 19:06z

Just Flight has released its long-awaited Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer for Microsoft Flight Simulator. This is an accurately modelled rendition of the iconic aircraft that has been built using extensive hands-on experience with the aircraft and has been fully realised in Microsoft Flight Simulator. Developed from the ground-up, this is an ambitious project that goes beyond anything Just Flight has previously released. With plenty of little features packed into the tiny aircraft.

The British Aerospace (BAe) Hawk T1 is a 2-seat jet trainer from the United Kingdom which is in service with countries friendly with England all across the globe, including India, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. First built in 1974, the Hawk T1 has not only been used for training but also in live combat, with an array of rockets, missiles, gun pods and bombs capable of being fitted to the aircraft. In addition to these roles, the BAe Hawk T1 is perhaps most notably the aircraft used by the RAF Red Arrows aerobatic display team.

The modelling itself has a huge number of features – both big and small. The Hawk T1 and the Hawk T1A has been designed to include quality modelling with 8K texturing that provides an impressive level of quality. As well as that, there are numerous animated and movable objects within the cockpit, including a fully 3D cockpit. The cockpit has been created to show signs of wear and tear, whilst the modern avionics and onboard EFB helps newcomers get to grips with the plane. Various aircraft states also mean you can choose to start from a cold aircraft, or jump right in and fly.

As usual with Just Flight aircraft as of late, the plane comes with a range of custom-made systems. From the in-depth electrical system and hydraulic system to the realistic engine parameters and flight dynamics. The aircraft has been designed in conjunction with real-world pilots to validate the aircraft Just Flight has created. In addition to the visuals, Just Flight has included hundreds of sounds to help immerse you into the aircraft. Finally, there are 14 liveries available and come pre-installed meaning you can fly the likes of the Red Arrows in formation with friends online.

Just Flight’s Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer for Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available through their store for £32.99.

Features

Model

  • Accurately modelled Hawk T1 & T1A, built using extensive research materials and hands-on experience with the real aircraft
  • Numerous external animations including storage hatch, RAT, canopy, crew ladder
  • Animated, configurable front and rear pilots
  • Ground equipment including chocks, access steps, pitot cover, engine intake covers and tie-downs
  • 8K textures are used to produce the highest possible texture clarity
  • PBR (Physically Based Rendering) materials with real-time environment reflections for superb quality and realism
  • Detailed normal mapping for down-to-the-rivet precision of aircraft surfaces
  • Static weaponry with the correct brackets and pylons for all weapon types:

    – Aden 30mm centre line gun pod

    – AIM 9M and CATM-9 practise missile

    – CBLS/BDU-33 practise bombs

    – Matra LRF4 rocket launcher pods

  • Ground services support (marshaller and fuel truck)
  • Full support for MSFS visual icing effects

Cockpit

  • A truly 3D virtual cockpit featuring accurately modelled ejector seats, cockpit wear and tear and stunning texturing – every instrument is constructed fully in 3D with smooth animations
  • Cockpit textures feature wear and tear based on reference photos taken in the real aircraft to produce an authentic environment
  • Dimmable instrument, radio and flood lighting, with separate control circuits for each cockpit
  • Tablet EFB for controlling various aircraft options, and checking aircraft and flight information:

    – ‘Cold & Dark’, ‘Ready for Take-off’ and ‘Ready for Start’ aircraft states

    – Persistent aircraft states, allowing you to always return to your cockpit in the same state that you last left it

    – Canopy, hatch and ground equipment controls

    – Choose between weapon panels, Red Arrows smoke controls, Gunsight /GPS/Gunsight + GPS configurations, and hide the control column for an unobstructed view of the cockpit

    – Configure ordnance and rear pilot/instructor

    – Basic autopilot controls for ease-of-use

  • Front and rear cockpit positions fully modelled and simulated
  • Developed using the latest MSFS standards, including intuitive and easy-to-use controls for rotary knobs, multi-position switches and levers
  • Fully compatible with MSFS VR mode

Custom-coded aircraft systems

  • Electrical system with generators, busbars, inverters and AC/DC power supplies
  • Hydraulic systems, including independent No.1 and 2 systems, accumulators and RAT operation in case of engine failure
  • Fuel system with automatic fuel transfer, pumps and LP/HP cocks
  • Central warning system with realistic CWP caption logic, audio/visual warnings and test functionality
  • Flight control system with hydraulically-powered flying controls, standby flap system and realistic airbrake operation
  • Landing gear and wheelbrake system with hydraulically-charged brake accumulators with realistic discharge rates, standby gear system and front/rear cockpit control transfer
  • Air-conditioning and pressurisation system with temperature controls and realistic cabin pressurisation
  • Oxygen system with realistic supply and usage rates that vary with altitude and number of flight crew
  • Flight information and instrumentation system with Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS), modelled with accurate ‘spin-up’ times and simulated gyro-drift, and standby instruments with power source controls
  • Lighting system with dimmable instrument, console and map lighting, and separate upper and lower fuselage anti-collision lighting
  • Communication system with original AN/ARC 164 UHF radio, plus retrofitted modern RT8300 VHF radio with the ability to save and recall frequencies, fully-functional TACAN and ILS radio units for IFR navigation, and modern Mode C/S compatible military IFF transponder
  • Engine systems with realistic Adour Mk. 151 turbofan engine operation, including gas turbine starting (GTS) system and engine starting procedures
  • Armament system with weapons control and monitoring panels, missile control panel, sighting system and payload jettison
  • Skymap II GPS system (based on default Aera)
  • Realistic gunsight display with azimuth and depression controls

Sounds

  • High-fidelity Rolls-Royce Adour Mk.151/851 jet noise
  • Full start-up soundtrack featuring the GTS starter
  • Immersive distant jet sounds that enhance the fly-by experience
  • Authentic audio for every switch, button, lever and electrical system
  • Audible feedback as you operate the control surfaces, flaps and airbrake
  • Dynamic airflow noise during manoeuvring
  • Simulation of breaking the sound barrier
  • Custom damage effects for when things don’t go as planned

Liveries

The Hawk T1 is supplied in the following 14 paint schemes:

  • Hawk T1 Royal Air Force Early trainer livery, XX241
  • Hawk T1 Empire Test Pilots School livery, XX341
  • Hawk T1 Royal Air Force Valley, Central Flying Squadron, XX176
  • Hawk T1 Royal Air Force Camouflage scheme, XX353
  • Hawk T1 Royal Air Force 4 FTS, Welsh Dragon livery, XX172
  • Hawk T1 Royal Air Force 92 Squadron, XX329
  • Hawk T1 Royal Air Force Red Arrows 2011 livery, XX260
  • Hawk T1 Royal Air Force Red Arrows 2014 livery, XX322
  • Hawk T1 Royal Air Force Red Arrows 2021 livery, XX227
  • Hawk T1A Royal Air Force 100 Squadron, Black livery, XX331
  • Hawk Mk. 51 Finnish Air Force, HW-346
  • Hawk Mk. 53 Indonesian Air Force, LL-5320
  • Hawk Mk. 63 Royal Saudi Air Force, 79034
  • Hawk Mk. 63 Swiss Air Force, U-1252T1

Other:

  • Realistic and accurate flight dynamics based on real world performance and handling data, and input from Hawk T1 pilots
  • A Comprehensive PDF manual with panel guide, flight tutorial and performance data is included
  • PSD Paint Kit included so you can create your own paint schemes
  • Full support for MSFS checklists (manual and automatic/co-pilot modes)

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Calum has been an avid fan of Flight Sim since the release of FS2000 and has developed his love for aviation ever since.
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