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JARDesign Show First Renders Of A340 Work In Progress

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The A340 is an aircraft that the X-Plane community has been screaming about for some time now, with no good quality simulations available.
In 2017, JARDesign confirmed that this was an aircraft on their to-do list, but aside from this confirmation, there has been no more from JAR until this point.

Today though, in a post to a closed Facebook group JARDesign has released the first renders of the exterior model for an A340 work in progress.
The renders, seen below, appear to show an A340-500 complete with modelled landing gear and engines prior to the texturing stage of the development. Further to this, close up shots of the landing gear are provided, showing the intricate detail that has been achieved on the model.

While there was no accompanying text suggesting how far along other aspects of the development were coming along, we should hopefully see further updates more often now that the cat is out of the bag.

[UPDATE]: Shortly after publishing, a member of the JAR team confirmed that the texturing stage is about to begin, and aircraft systems are approximately two-thirds completed. Perhaps this aircraft is closer than we think?

 
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BlackBox Widebody update v0.85.1

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