P-47D Razorback ready for take-off

Aeroplane Heaven has released the Republic P-47D Razorback for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Aeroplane Heaven has included several high-definition liveries.
Aeroplane Heaven has included several high-definition liveries. Aeroplane Heaven

The P-47D (affectionately known as the Jug) was one of the heaviest fighters of World War Two. Powered by a Pratt and Whitney R2800 and coupled with an impressive loadout including 50-calibre machine guns, the Thunderbolt was a highly capable medium-range escort fighter and an excellent ground attack aircraft.

The package from Aeroplane Heaven features high-fidelity internal and external models with details such as gear wells and a detailed engine based on detailed plans and drawings.

The cockpit sports authentic 3D gauges.
The cockpit sports authentic 3D gauges. Aeroplane Heaven

Other highlights include an authentic cockpit with bespoke animations and effects, PBR (Physically Based Rendering) textures, realistic pillowing of metal surfaces and a specially authored WWise sound set. It also sports an animated US military pilot figure, optional gunsights, the ability to add a GPS, weapons loadouts on the hard points and several authentic liveries.

The flight dynamics and performance figures are based on real flight tests along with a custom taildragger simulation. It is available on OrbxDirect for AUD$52.21 (approx £27.02).