At long last, Aeroplane Heaven has released their highly anticipated Supermarine Spitfire Mk1A for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The Supermarine Spitfire is, of course, a plane that needs no introduction, with it being one of the heroes of the early days of World War II and the Battle of Britain. The plane was designed by R. J. Mitchell, although he would sadly never see the incredible feats the plane is capable of due to his passing away in 1937. The Spitfire Mk1A is powered by the powerful Rolls-Royce Merlin engine and carries 8 .303 calibre Browning machine guns. It features the original ‘elliptical’ wings, whereas other, later variants of the Spitfire would see some different wing designs for different purposes. The Spitfire (and its subsequent Marks) would continue to fly for several air forces all the way until the 1960’s, and a small number of Spitfires still flies today under private owners.
Aeroplane Heaven’s Supermarine Spitfire is a highly detailed and authentic rendition of the plane. It features highly custom flight dynamics to give you an authentic flight performance, and a high quality soundset to complement the Merlin II engine. It also comes with special effects, such as engine exhaust and radiator heat vapour. Furthermore, the team has developed their own custom behaviour to simulate a tail-dragger that is supposed to fix MSFS’ default behaviour.
The product comes with several liveries, all made after original Spitfires that were piloted by some of the aces that fought in the Battle of Britain. Also included is one of the ‘Dunkirk Spitfires’. Aeroplane Heaven’s Supermarine Spitfire Mk1A is available for $32.95 from the Aeroplane Heaven website. Alternatively, the product is availabe on several third party stores such as SimMarket and Orbx Direct.
- Beautifully crafted exterior and interior models built from years of research and using factory drawings and plans.
- Fully detailed authentic cockpit with many unique animations and functions.
- ‘Modern’ avionics suite available with a switch-out for those that like a modern approach to their simming!
- Special effects include engine exhaust and radiator heat vapour.
- Highly accurate, animated pilot with correct 1938 pattern goggles, sunshade and oxygen mask.
- Functional exterior battery cart, mandatory for starting early Spitfires
- Beautifully crafted, professional “Merlin II” sound set.
- Highly accurate flight dynamics and performance specifications ensure an authentic flight.
- Unique coding irons out that terrible MSFS “tail-dragger” behaviour!
- 19 Squadron – “QV” original and restored versions.
- 19 Squadron – “QV-K Squadron Leader Brian Lane “Yellow-nose”
- 602 Squadron – “LO-G” P.O. O. Hanbury
- 609 Squadron – “PR-F” PO Sydney Jenkin Hill
- 610 Squadron – “DW-E” PO Constantine Pegge
- 54 Squadron – “KL-B” F.O. A. “Al” Deere
- 74 Squadron – “ZP-C” Squadron Leader John Freeborn
- A professional standard paintkit will be supplied at a later date.