Battle of Britain: Spitfire for FSX
Whilst there are many - excellent - Spitfire mods out there to help old-school aviation and war enthusiasts get involved, very few have ever tried to capture the Spitfire at its most raw, it's most primal. This represents the earliest phases of the Spitfire during the first excursions that made up the Battle of Britain. Read more...
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X inc. Steam Edition
- File size
- 62 MB
- Just Flight
This prototype model is not only absolutely sublime in design but it also carries out all of the little authentic features and points that any WW2-related mod worth its salt would remember to include for maximum authenticity!
This edition of the aircraft hails from the mid-1930s, when it was first released in 1936. It also provides you with the standard Spitfire that was released towards the key parts of the BoB as the war broke on and continued to need more advanced more powerful aircraft.
Everything that you get in this package has been faithfully re-created to make sure you get something that looks and feels the part. To make sure that the true essence of the aircraft is captured perfectly, nothing has been left to chance from the way the aircraft operates throughout the skies to the way that it takes off and splutters as it tries to lift off. If you want to get a true idea of just how brutal flying an aircraft like this would have been for the pilots, you'll get the full picture just by trying this out.
This has been designed by Just Flight, who are one of the most commonly respected names within the flight simulation community. They are regulars at big simulation events and are always releasing new products and releases that will capture the mind and the imagination for anyone who truly enjoys flying an aircraft and getting to feel it's true, genuine might!
Just Flight are masters are capturing this exact motion, giving you all the strengths and limitations that the real thing would have been boasting of - or trying to hide! Everything is delivered to you in the most stunning detail, as well making sure that you able to fully appreciate just how unique the Spitfire was even when it first rolled off the production line as the rather squishy prototype that it started out as. It's a hugely useful product to get used to and can give you a real taste of what aviation was like back in the day.
The flight dynamics have been adjusted perfectly, too so that you get to feel as if you are really taking in one of the Prototypes into battle for the first - and probably the last - time. It's slim fuselage and elliptical wing shapes became standards for years to come afterwards but still make you a hugely recognizable force in the skies for anyone who happens to be flying past and see's you cutting around in this truly magnificent piece of machinery! It's an absolute wonder to fly in and can be the perfect accomplice.
What You Get
When you download this package, you'll get access to a litany of excellent features and additions that can be the catalyst to totally revamping your style when flying an aircraft in FSX. With such an abundance of options provided to you by Just Flight, as ever, you'll really fall in love with;
- The prototype Spitfire discussed above
- The second prototype, seen at an air pageant held in Hendon, 1936
- Spitfire Mk 1 + Mk 1 /w two-bladed propellers
This isn't all that is brought into the package, though. You'll be getting an incredibly attention to detail with a huge amount of new features and additions created purely for your own enjoyment. Little spoilers, minor features and - really - things that aren't needed at all have been included to make sure you get the most enjoyable flight simulation experience that you possibly can.
It's all about being able to maintain belief when using an aircraft like this, and you'll be given access to all of the little tools and tricks that it had back in the day - this takes on all of the characteristics of the old aircraft and makes a truly authentic representation of this massively popular piece of aviation history.
Aside from the aircraft themselves you'll be able to get full access to the cockpits which have been made from scratch to represent the powerful yet somewhat limited options available to you when using the excellent Spitfire prototype, right up to the detailed and feature-heavy 'spitfire Mk-1 that won the war.
Many new features have been added and included into this design along the way, making sure that you are able to take into account a truly accurate and awesome aircraft. The new features that have been added in including things such as new models, new cockpit features and new animations to help promote and improve just how powerful the Spitfire was even before it started to dominate the skies;
Modeled to portray the real cockpit of the Spitfire in each guise that you will fly it under, each and every knob and feature has been included to make sure you have total control over the aircraft and its abundance of features
Bespoke animations have been installed as well to make sure that the aircraft is capable of looking just as it should every time you pull a lever or a knob within the cockpit, adding to the realism even more
Shadow textures and secular + bump mapping has been included to deliver the most realistic and truly enjoyable approach possible; everything has been considered here
Animated pilots and other smaller features animations have been created such as the opening radio compartment, the canopy jettison, the drop-down door to enter the cockpit... everything has been included to make this aircraft look truly unique as you blaze off into the skies for the first time!
Gun firing with the real sound effects are included as well along with smaller features like smoke bellowing out from the engine as you fire down the runway!
Developed for sole use with Flight Simulator X, so nothing is aggregated or ported over; this is made to really get the best out of FSX and drag every last sinew of performance, realism, response and accuracy out of the aircraft every time you switch that engine on correctly!
The flight models themselves have gone through an incredible amount of detail and change to make sure it looks the very best that it can, giving you the most enjoyable representation of this vital part of military aviation that is available out there on the web at present
Flight dynamics have been built from scratch to ensure that your aircraft flies and operates the way that it should be; this will make your life so much simpler in the long run and will guarantee you see an aircraft that acts and performs just as the originals do!
The complete package in terms of looks, feel and performance; everything that you could need to believe all four models are the realistic recreation of the famous Spitfire is included in this package for a truly devastating looking and feel moving forward, giving you unrivalled levels of performance and realism
Highly detailed modes both inside and out, with a huge attention to detail on the textures to make sure that the aircraft looks at its very best all the time. It's vital to get the look and feel right, giving you a truly progressive and enjoyable looking aircraft to fly
Great sounds that have been included are that of the famous Merlin engine that is housed within these absolute monsters; this will help you turn the aircraft on and get every sensation possible. From the rumble of the engine starting up to its roar as you take off, you'll truly live the Spitfire lifestyle!
12 new liveries are included to make all of this presentation come together - each livery takes on the same standards of authenticity and realism and ensures that you are able to get an aircraft that looks just as intended it do, making the most realistic flight simulation experience that you are likely to find along the way
Animated pilot helps to finish everything off and ensures that you'll get to see your virtual self actually reacting to what you ask of them; this makes life so much more enjoyable for the would-be pilot and adds a nice little veneer of realism to proceedings
Numerous new animations have been created which are addressed in What's New? but these new animations are a vital part of the process. They help you really get into the overall picture of the aircraft so that you can truly live the dream!
Multiple viewpoints make it easy to take in the flight from any angle that you wish, ensuring you get to truly see something epic; now you'll never need to miss the world below you as you'll have a complete view of the world from any direction that you wish to see it from!
About Just Flight
Based in the United Kingdom, Just Flight, owned by Mastertronic Group has been in the simulation business since the early days of FS2000. Developing in-house creations and publishing flight sim add-ons from third-party developers for various platforms including MSFS, X-Plane, and Prepar3D.
Their latest focus has been on the next-gen platforms including P3Dv5 and Microsoft's latest flight simulator, MSFS (2020) release.
Trusted by thousands of flight simmers worldwide, Just Flight is a household name in flight simulation.
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