Black Square announces Piston and Turbine Duke in development 

Black Square Simulations has announced it is developing the Piston and Turbine Duke for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

The Piston Duke is based on a 1974 variant.
The Piston Duke is based on a 1974 variant. Black Square Simulations

The package will include two versions of the Duke. The Turbine Duke conversion incorporates the 'Grand Duke' performance package (winglets, vortex generators, strakes, extra fuel, increased speeds and increased maximum take-off weight).

The Piston Duke is based on the 1974 B60 with and without the 'Grand Duke' performance package. Both variants feature several distinctive interiors representative of real-world examples from four decades of flying. They will also include realistic systems, 12 hot-swappable radio configurations and advanced pressurisation and cabin temperature simulations.

Turbine Duke instrument panel.
Turbine Duke instrument panel. Black Square Simulations

The failure system allows for persistent wear, MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) and scheduled failures for nearly every component in the aircraft, many with multiple different failure modes. The Turbine Duke's electrical system is the most accurate yet for Black Square, featuring a battery temperature monitor, over-voltage protection, over-current protection and AC inverters.

Piston Duke instrument panel.
Piston Duke instrument panel. Black Square Simulations

Other highlights include 3D gauges coded to match their real-world counterparts, custom 3D sounds, accurate flight dynamics and a detailed 100+ page manual. No release date has yet been announced but more information is available on Just Flight's In-Development section.