- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- Microsoft Flight Simulator X inc. Steam Edition & Prepar3D (all versions including v4)
- File size
- 640 MB
As one of the most recognizable reasons for an Allied win in the Second World War, the Spitfire played a key role in eventual victory.
This model package recreates three versions of the Mark I model of the Spitfire, which played a prominent role in the Battle of Britain and, of course, Dunkirk.
For those who wish to take to the skies in a faithful recreation backed by information from renowned Spitfire restoration experts, this is it. From 1939 until the end of the Second World War, the Spitfire done much to help turn the tide.
Now, you can enjoy taking part in sitting in the cockpit of one of the most famous aircraft of all time.
All pilots will enjoy a tough but rewarding flight in an aircraft that made a lasting mark on history. Despite little changes in the aircraft from model to model, you will find that all three versions of the Mark I included do have some noticeable differences.
For Spitfire enthusiasts, this will help you to feel the full force of the Spitfire, with all flight dynamics, controls and features made with loving attention to detail.
- Three accurate and attentive models spanning three eras of the Mk1 of the Spitfire, as it would have been using during Dunkirk.
- Created with inspiration and input from ex-Dunkirk veterans and those who survived the Battle of Britain.
- Developed using factory drawings, research on old media and as many details as could be found from passionate Spitfire restoration experts.
- Every last piece of fabric effect and rivet placement has been added to be as true to form as is possible.
- Correct placement of all mirrors, harness wires and frames across the whole aircraft. everything from oxygen bottles to voltage regulators are visible.
- The internal structure is made as accurate as is possible thanks to provided Spitfire restoration plans.
- Visual details for all three models cared for, including a highly realistic pilot who uses animated goggles and oxygen masks.
- Total control over all surfaces, hatches, and canopies, with easy start-up and management of all features, including authentic start effects.
- Authentic features and challenges included for all models to ensure they feel as accurate – and as challenging – as is possible.
- Outstanding attention to detail within the cockpit, with authentically controlled landing gears for all three models. Each model uses an authentic landing gear method.
- Greater accuracy in flight dynamics ensures that the aircraft flies as closely as records and pilot feedback will allow.
- Detailed, authentic HD texture sets used with wear and tear included on all liveries for added realism.
- Also, engine start-up and idling will create an authentic shake effect on the airframe of the aircraft as the engine roars into life.
- Tremble effects are included for various parts of the aircraft operation.
- Authentic control operation for all parts of the aircraft, including Cold/Dark start-up options for the aircraft.
- Impressive new instrument panels within the cockpit make it easy to control the aircraft with greater historical accuracy.
- Fully operational gunsight and switches included.
- Various hidden features such as period adios, using the radio control within the cockpit included.
- Impressive new animations across the aircraft for many major and minor functions in the cockpit.
- A professional paint kit is included for those who wish to make their own livery creations, too.
- Users also get access to a new manual, with key information for flying notes, making it much easier to get a handle on the Spitfire itself.
- For each of three versions of the Mk1 included in this package, users can pick from a series of historically accurate liveries.
This version of the Mk1 used a very early with two-bladed Watts propeller, had a flat-top canopy, used a rudder balance guard ring and also had pump-operated landing gear. For this version of the Spitfire, the liveries included are:
- K9787 19 Squadron, 1938. This is the model of the very first production run of the Spitfire, first flown by 19 Squadron.
The Mk1 used the early pump-operated landing gear, and also had a lower profile canopy. The liveries included for the Mk1 include:
- P9374 'J' 92 Squadron. Flown by PO Peter Cazenove, 24th May 1940. A historical model, not found until 1980 and flown again until 2011.
- N3200 'QV' 19 Squadron, May 1940. Flown by Squadron Leader Geoffrey Stephenson. Shot down in the war, discovered in 1986 and restored for flight in 2014.
- P9389 'KL-A' 54 Squadron. Flown by Squadron Leader J. Leathan, Catterick, May 1940.
- K9906 'FZ-L' 65 Squadron. Flown by Flt Lt. Stanford Tuck, Hornchurch, August 1939.
The MK1A makes use of a hydraulically operated landing gear, and makes use of a higher profile canopy. The liveries included are:
- X4382 'LO-G' 602 Squadron. Flown by PO O. Hanbury, Westhampnett, August 1940.
- P9433 'DW-E' 610 Squadron. Flown by PO Constantine Pegge, Biggin Hill, August 1940.
- X4036 'AZ-D' 234 Squadron. Flown by PO R. Doe, Middle Wallop, August 1940.
- X4277 'XT-M' 603 Squadron. Flown by Flt Lt Richard Hillary, Montrose, August 1940.