Microsoft’s Famous Flyer 7: Mitsubishi MU-2 review

A Japanese high-performance STOL workhorse

With Microsoft Flight Simulator (MSFS) opening up the world of remote airports, grass strips and bush flying, it’s no surprise that many developers and producers have opted to add at least one or two utilitarian, versatile, high-performance aircraft to their fleet that can adapt to a wide range of flying conditions and uses.

The wing design of the MU-2 contributes greatly to its fantastic speed and performance.
The wing design of the MU-2 contributes greatly to its fantastic speed and performance. Jacob Little

Enter the Mitsubishi MU-2, a high-performance, twin-engine turboprop aircraft that, over the years, earned a reputation for its speed and versatility, as well as being one of Japan’s most successful post-war era aircraft. Developed in 1963, the first version was an early adopter of burgeoning turboprop technology, allowing efficient operation across all corners of the world. From military operations in Asia and Oceania to cargo flying in South America, the MU-2’s unique capabilities and handling meant that it could be deployed in a wide range of uses.

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