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Microsoft Flight Simulator F-35 & F-104 Get New Screenshots & Video; Twin Otter Liveries Revealed; Bonanza V-Tail Released

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Microsoft Flight Simulator F-35 & F-104 Get New Screenshots & Video; Twin Otter Liveries Revealed; Bonanza V-Tail Released

Today third-party developers had news to share about upcoming add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, on top of a relevant aircraft release.

Today third-party developers had news to share about upcoming add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, on top of a relevant aircraft release.

We hear from IndiaFoxtEcho, which released new screenshots of its upcoming F-35 Lightning II.

The developer also provide more information on its plans for the aircraft.

“After the latest internal review, we think we have cleared most of the quality issues that drove our decision to delay the release of the F-35, but at the moment the projected release date is around the November 15th – which makes no sense as Sim Update 7 is planned for November 18th (and it is supposed to fix a number of the shortcomings of the simulator for supersonic fighter jets). Moreover, there is always the chance that SU7 may break some of the features of the plane – so we will first wait for the release of SU7, check that everything works and if there is any important improvement we can make with the new features and then release the F-35.

The extra time will be spent in adding some features that we previously decided to leave out from the initial build… such as a reworked autopilot interface and a static CVN-78 carrier (we do not like static carrier approach as it is not very realistic, but it is a much-requested feature). Do not expect anything as good as the DCS Supercarrier, but at least you will be able to perform launch and recoveries (and if you set 30 kts wind from the bow the approach dynamics is still not realistic, but not incredibly awful).”

Next is Aerosoft, with a look at the liveries that have been created for the upcoming de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter.

Sim Skunk Works provided another video of the TF-104G Starfighter in action.

Last, but not least, BRSim Designs released the Beechcraft Bonanza H35 V-Tail.

It can be purchased on SimMarket for approximately $28 plus applicable VAT and it offers the following features.

  • 8 liveries
  • High detailed interior and exterior 3d models
  • 4k textures with full PBR materials
  • Custom interior night lightining with individual spotlight for each instrument.
  • All switches, knobs, levers and handlers operable (including push to test lights and circuit breakers)
  • Default GPS, aera touchpad, transponder, autopilot, radio panel, CDI and ADF
  • Static elements (wheel chocks, pitot cover, engine cover and windshield cover)
  • Optional digital attitude indicator and optional winglets (above tip tanks)
  • Airplane options panel to control static elements, windshield cover, baggage door, winglets, digital attitude indicator and aera touchpad)
  • Baggage objects visibility according to baggage station weight
  • Operable main door, baggage door and window vent
  • Extra wing tip tanks (120 us. Gallon total)
  • Fuel transfer system for the tip tanks
  • Documentation and checklist (including MSFS checklist)

If you’d like to read more about Microsoft Flight Simulator add-ons, you can enjoy our recent reviews of Athens International AirportBergamo Orio al Serio AirportAmami AirportBristol AirportMarrakech Menara AirportGreat Britain CentralTehran Imam Khomeini Airport, Moscow Sheremetyevo AirportShanghai Pudong AirportKraków AirportFukuoka City & AirportFort Lauderdale Airport, Chongqing City & AirportManila AirportSantiago Airport, the Frankfurt City PackKey West Airportthe Okavango DeltaBali AirportLondon Oxford AirportBerlin Brandenburg Airport, the CRJ 550/700, the PA-28R Arrow IIIKristiansand Airport, Macau City & AirportBonaire Flamingo AirportMilano Linate Airport, the Singapore City PackTokyo Narita AirportYao Airport, the F-15 Eagle, the Paris City PackGreater Moncton AirportTweed New Haven AirportSantorini AirportSydney AirportHelsinki-Vantaa AirportReggio Calabria Airport, Bastia Poretta AirportMunich Airport, Paris Orly AirportNewcastle International AirportSankt Johann AirfieldDublin International Airport, and Seoul City Wow. We also have a beta preview of Singapore Changi airport.

If you want to learn more about the game itself, you can read our review that will tell you everything you need to know about Asobo Studio’s game.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is already available for Windows 10 and Steam, and Xbox Series X|S.

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