Aeroplane Heaven has announced the Hawker Hurricane MK1 for FSX and Prepar3D is now available.
The MK1 variant saw service with the British Expeditionary Force during 1938 and 1939. A very different machine to the one that was to fight the Battle of Britain, early Hurricanes sported fabric wings and a two-blade wooden propeller. Following the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940, several improvements were made to the Hawker design from lessons learned in combat with the new Messerschmitts.
Not the least of these was the fitting of a 3-blade variable pitch, constant speed propeller. This would come from Rotol or de Havilland.
Improvements were made to the Merlin powerplant and greater protection for the pilot came in the form of armoured windscreens and heavy armour plating behind the seat. The wings were skinned in metal and improved radio equipment was installed.
The rugged design had proved itself over and over in the Battle for France and it could take enormous punishment. This was due mainly to the fabric covering of the fuselage which was retained and allowed high-velocity cannon shells to pass through without inflicting damage to critical components.
The package from Aeroplane Heaven features a high-fidelity model with PBR (Physically Based Rendering) textures for (P3DV4.5). It comes with a detailed and authentic Merlin engine, Browning Machine Guns and a choice of exhaust stacks (fishtail or round profile, depending on prop configuration).
- Choice of propellers and spinners – Rotol or DeHavilland
- Jettisonable canopy using the correct lever in the cockpit.
- Authentic refuelling bowser truck
- Correct remote battery starting cart
- Exhaust flames on startup
- Retractable tail-hook and catapult bobbins on the Sea Hurricane.
- Separate 'restored' model with a modern pilot.
- Animated, authentic RAF WW2 pilot and modern air display pilot with helmet visor and oxygen mask.
- All switches, levers and controls fully functional
- Correct landing light controls with dipping control lever and three-way switch (left or right selectable)
- Authentic dual-action lever for flaps and landing gear.
- Accurate tail-hook controls will latch and lock the Sea Hurricane hook when deployed.
- Separate late model interior as installed in the restored version
- Collimated gunsight reticle
- Working rear view mirror (P3DV4 only).
- Systems include engine overheat and failure
- Functional 2-stage supercharger (on restored and Sea Hurricane versions)
- Functional boost cut-out.
- Authentic working auto mixture control
- Choice of engine-driven or manual hydraulics pump.
- Authentic flight dynamics, stereo sound package and a full suite of special effects are included.
- V6864 DT-A Flown by Squadron Leader Robert Bob Stanford-Tuck, 257 Squadron RAF Coltishall, 1940
- P3576 GN-A Flown by Flight Lieutenant James Brindley Nicolson, 249 Squadron RAF Leconfield, Yorkshire August 1940
- P2921 GZ-L Flown by (then) acting Flight Leader Pete Brothers, 32 Squadron RAF Biggin Hill 1940
- R4175 RF-R Flown by Polish pilot Josef Frantisek RAFVR 303 Squadron (Warsaw) RAF September 1940
- V7357 SD-F Flown by FltSgt J.H. Ginger Lacy 501 Squadron RAF Gravesend September 1940
- P2923 VY-R Flown by PO Albert Lewis 85 Squadron RAF Castle Camps (Debden) July 1940
- P2725 TM-B Flown by Flight Lieutenant Raymond T Holmes 504 Squadron RAF
- P3675 UF-S Flown by Flight Lieutenant Michael Mike Robinson 601 Squadron RAF Exeter 1940
- R4118 UP-W Flown by Various pilots of 605 Squadron RAF Drem 17th August 1940
- R4118 RESTORED
- V7467 LE-D Flown by Squadron Leader Douglas Bader 242 Squadron RAF Coltishall 1940.
Professional quality paint kit will be made available after product launch.
For FSX and P3DV3 Non-PBR
FSX ( all versions )
Prepar3d V 2.x 3.x
Prepar3d V 4.3
For P3DV4.4 and P3DV4.5+ (PBR only)
Prepar3d V 4.4
Prepar3d V 4.5
FSX ( All versions - read note on SP2 functions)
Prepar3d V 2.x 3.x 4.3 ( non PBR )
Prepar3d V 4.4 , 4.5 ( PBR )