- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X
- File size
- 124 MB
Designed for FSX, this is a representation of the Avro 504K, which is without a doubt one of the most famous names in aircraft history. It was used en masse during the First World War, and was made from 1913-1934. In that time, 8,970 were created and used by the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service. It was a great mix of both a fighter & a bomber, and it was the most produced aircraft of any kind during the First World War. By the end of production in 1932, more variants had been released and amassed over 10,000 units in varying capacities.
This addition to your FSX hangar brings a fully detailed and authentic remake of one of the most commonly used and popular planes in all of aviation history. It used an 80HP engine with seven cylinders, and it was used in a wide variety of different capacities such as training new pilots, as well as both fighting in the air and bombing rungs. They were first created before the war, and were first used in the War when they flew to France to assist. Without a doubt, this is one of the biggest names in the entire history of flying and paved the way for many new generations of planes to come along.
About The Avro 504K
The Avro 504K was actually the first plane ever used in a planned aerial bombing run, when they hit a German Zeppelin shed in the name of the Royal Naval Air Service. It was its speed as well as its accuracy from the air that made it so useful, often used as a way to strafe infantry engagements from the air using the high-powered firepower that they brought from the skies. Therefore, the aircraft quickly established itself as a key part of the air and land battles in the First World War.
Although it didn’t last as a long-term war aircraft, it was an effective trainer for getting pilots used to flying a more “rigid” plane before moving into easier to fly, more modern equivalents. By the 1930s it was slowly being phased out in favor of the more robust DH Tiger Moth. Its final run as a plane type that was commonly used was as a trainer, until it was replaced by the Avro Trainer in 1933, spelling the end of one of the most historical aircrafts ever made.
The plane was then turned into a civil model that was regularly used after the war, as well, and today they are on sale in many collectors’ auctions. More than 300 504Ks were sold as civil products to the public in the years after the war, and they have been used for exhibitions and banner towing for many years. Even today, you still see the odd 504K in the sky as it flies around with a big banner on the back promoting something!
What You Get
- Two models using high-end HD textures, with both wheel and float versions depending on what you would prefer
- Four unique paint schemes that can give you a unique take each time that you take to the skies in an Avro 504K
- An easy to use paint kit that allows you to make up your own design so that you can fly this plane with your own flag and design proudly apparent
- Reference PDF documentation to help you understand how to fly the plane in the right manner and understand its biggest intricacies
Stunning high-resolution textures make it easy to spot even the slightest detail on the plane as you take to the skies. Both the exterior and the cockpit have been designed using first-hand experience and testimonies from many experts who actually took to the skies in these planes in the first place. Every little detail has been included to give you a real WW1 experience, with modern features stripped away to leave you with a stunning and clean looking aircraft for your FSX needs
Crew figures have also been included to give the plane even more life. Fully animated and created using high-end texture modeling, these pilots look the part and will give your plane far more life than less attentive models. The crew will move as a natural animation throughout the flight process, giving you the feel that you are truly traveling with colleagues
3D gauges are presented inside the cockpit which are fully usable, and will give you all the information you need in an easy to read and understand format. The design quality of the gauges makes it easy for those who have never learned how to fly this type of plane before, and makes learning the actual inner workings of a 504K
Numerous paint schemes included to allow you to fly the flag of the 504K that you feel most attached to, as well as a paintkit that makes creating your own design for the plane extremely easy. Change every design facet of the plane that you like with the paintkit and make it look like a different plane altogether with a unique paint format and style for maximum effect
Unique sounds included to really help create the right atmosphere – old-school plans would not sound the same todays aircraft, and the sounds brought along literally taken from the sounds of an actual 504K so not only will you feel like you are flying one of these brilliant aircraft, but it will be really easy to get fully integrated with the authentic sounds included
Fully clickable cockpit instruments to make planning and managing your flight as easy as it possibly can be. Additionally, a map is provided for in-flight navigation that should make getting from A to B as simple as it possibly can be without a navigator
A fully easy to understand list of instructions and a working manual to help you understand what every function does and how you can best work your plane to get it high into the sky and operating exactly as you would want