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Just Flight Preivews Hawk T1/A Advanced Trainer for MSFS

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Just Flight has shared new detailed previews of their upcoming Hawk T1/A Advanced trainer for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

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.

Just Flight’s BAe Hawk T1/A faithfully replicates the aircraft inside and out, with both the T1 and T1A variants included in this product. Still a work in progress announced in February 2021, the external models will feature every detail of the real aircraft, including optional load outs of various weaponry that the Hawk may carry in real life. A variety of liveries, including the Red Arrows, are included with 4096×4096 PBR textures. Various animations are included ranging from tire chocks and cockpit ladders to the Ram Air Turbine (RAT) and the cockpit canopy, complete with 2 animated pilots inside. The cockpit has been done in similar detail, with HD virtual cockpit textures with realistic wear and tear and both pilot positions included. All cockpit instruments have been modeled, along with several modeled systems including the hydraulic and navigation systems. Extra panels are included for controlling ground services and weaponry. Just Flight has also replicated a realistic flight model for the Hawk T1/A, which will allow users all the thrills of buzzing around the MFS world in a nimble jet with a high roll rate, with real Hawk pilots having been involved in the tuning of the flight model.

While Just Flight has not yet set a tentative release date, users may sign up for e-mail updates from Just Flight website as to future previews, the release date, and sales.

Feature List:

  • 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
    • 4096 x 4096 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 mounts for all weapon types:

    – Aden 30mm centre line gun pod
    – AIM 9M, Magic II air-to-air missiles, with CATM-9 practice missile
    – CBLS/BDU-33, MK-82, MK-82SE, MK-83 and BDU-50 bombs
    – Matra LRF4 and LAU-68 rocket launcher pods

    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
    • 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, HUD/GPS/HUD+GPS configurations, and hide the control column for an unobstructed view of the cockpit
      • Configure ordnance using custom in-flight Weapon Control panel
      • Flight computer with useful information such as fuel burn, endurance, speed and wind speed/direction
    • 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

    Aircraft systems:

    • Gyro-controlled HSI, attitude indicator and turn indicator, modelled with accurate ‘spin-up’ times and simulated gyro-drift
    • Custom-coded electrical system with AC & DC resets and loads
    • Custom hydraulic systems, including RAT operation
    • Original AN/ARC 164 UHF radio, plus retrofitted modern AN/ARC-232 UHF/VHF unit with the ability to save and recall frequencies
    • TACAN and ILS radio units
    • Skymap II GPS system
    • Realistic HUD display
    • Functional external fuel tanks

    Liveries
    The Hawk T1 is supplied in the following twelve paint schemes:

    • Hawk T1 Royal Air Force Red Arrows 2011 livery XX260
    • 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, RAF Leeming – XX329
    • 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
    • Authentic sound-set developed using the powerful new Audiokinetic Wwise sound system, with custom sounds for switches, canopy and hatches, warnings and more
    • Comprehensive manual with panel guide and performance data
    • PSD Paint Kit included so you can create your own paint schemes
Tags : AircraftBAeBritish AerospaceHawkHawk T1/AT1
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