- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X
- File size
- 150 MB
This aircraft is built for Microsoft Flight Simulator X.
Throughout aviation history, many different planes have taken to the skies and thousands have never came to the skies again. The First World War was the first real war to engage with aerial attacks, and it was seen as a new dawn for combat for generations to come. While today we have an array of stealth bombers and other terrifying vehicles that can hit outrageous speeds, when war planes were first invented they tended to look a little more like the brilliantly charming Albatros. The Albatros was the German equivalent in the First World War, and quickly became one of the most established planes of the early sky battles. Its strength and pace made it a huge asset in the early skirmishes.
About The Albatross DIII
The Albatross series of planes first hit the scene in Spring 1916, when they became one of the first single seater bi-planes to be created on German soil. The Allies were winning the first aerial battles handsomely and were wiping out the obsolete Fokker to create a much stronger, faster aerial army than the Germans could muster. However, with the introduction of the Alabatross – especially the DIII – the tides turned for a while. They became far more effective in the air than the Allies and held their own on the ground too, for a while looking as if the war had been totally turned on its head.
The Albatross DIII first appeared in February 1916, after the success of the DII had started to wane with Allied improvements to their own flying strength. The DIII again changed the tide of the war and offered a covered engine and a much more balanced and refined design of each key component of the plane. It also had a second machine gun included which made it far more effective in combat than other models in the skies, quickly giving the Germans aerial superiority and a fine ally for strafing runs.
They were used to immense effect on the Italian Front in June 1917, when the Albatross helped take on various positions across the battlefield, and became extremely effective scouts that could also hold their own should they encounter any aerial threats as they scouted the region for any potential places to attack. Its immense durability was one of the main reasons that it became so popular, as it provided an excellent balance between being able to take damage and also dish it out.
Although the DIII was quickly overruled by the DIV ad DV models in the late 1917s, it was still one of the most effective aerial units out there on the battlefield and provided a truly effective range of tasks for the German armor. Had it been deployed earlier and for longer, who knows how the First World War would have ended up?
Until recently, you could still pick up an Albatross is you so choose, as it was used as a trainer in some countries – especially Balkan areas. Today, though, none are left standing and it marks the end of a truly monumentus part of German engineering. One of the first truly superior innovations in the aerial world, the DIII goes down in the record books as one of the best parts of German aviation history – and now you can take one out in the skies in GAME.
What You Get
- When you download this package, you receive access to a variety of different extras for FSX. Providing you with a fine selection of paint schemes that are historically accurate and created using high-level textures as well as a paint kit to give you control over how your plane will look as you dash through the skies.
- Everything included in this design has been thoroughly references and checked out with first-hand accounts of the DIII and its characteristics and style as a whole
- You also get access to a detailed manual based off the genuine flight & operation information provided by the real thing when they were first released
High quality textures that are made to push the game to the very limit of its capabilities – even on the lower quality levels if your machine cannot go any higher, these textures will be a significant improvement over the lower quality textures used by the base game. Bring your DIII in the modern graphical era with these high-end textures designed to make a big difference
A naturally animated pilot is provided to give your plane genuine life and authority – when you fly from outside the cockpit you will be able to see your pilot flying hard and taking the same precautions as a real life pilot would have done – if you want authenticity, this is it
3D gauges have been included in the cockpit to give you a genuine representation of what would have been in front of you when you are flying a DIII in the skies. Created using first-hand experience as well as images and video footage, so that you get the same quality of authenticity and choice of dials & gauges to use as you would have in real life
Everything is designed to work, as well. This not just for esthetic purposes – every gauge, knob and button can be pressed to have a significant impact on what you are doing in the air with your plane. If you want to feel like you have maximum control of the plane then everything in the cockpit can be used
A pop-up panel has been included for maximum authenticity that enables the wheel chocks and the engine cover, which helps the engine stay nice and warm when the weather is at its worst – every little detail and addition has been included to get the maximum level of authenticity possible into this design. Having consulted with numerous experts to create the inside and the using high-end footage to create the exterior, this is one of the most developed representations of the Albatross DIII that is out there in a digital format
You can download the aircraft manual here.