News and events happening around the world of flight simulation for June 13, 2021. Let’s have a look!
JustFlight releases Tornado for P3D
Flight sim developers and publishers, JustFlight, have just released their new Tornado F.3 for P3D. I don’t include a lot of P3D news in these round-up’s but with a military focus on this blog I just had to mention the inclusion of a Tornado in any flight sim. This fighter variant of the famous Tornado looks incredibly detailed inside and out.
(Too bad its not in DCS World…right?)
DC Designs releases PT-17 Stearman
This is the first piston aircraft from DC Designs after their release of an F-15 for Microsoft Flight Simulator earlier in the year. That release had its issues including quality and accuracy concerns. The PT-17 is a far simpler aircraft and this one seems reasonably well put together according to the reviews that I’ve watched. The Stearman of course is an iconic aircraft and it’s great to see one in Flight Simulator.
Notably, the developer says that they have used the default coding systems from Microsoft Flight Simulator’s SDK and that should mean that the aircraft remains fully functional even as the sim changes and evolves.
RedStar details new updates for their MiG-17 for DCS
Red Star Simulations is looking to take their MiG-17 project into a full fledged DCS World project and are providing a lot of details on what they are doing right now. A new video (above) shows the jet in the simulation with some basic features working. Meanwhile, the team are busy working out details for the type.
The dev team have determined that they will be doing both MiG-17AS and MiG-17F variants with the AS coming with R-3S missiles and the F variant possessing an afterburner among other distinguishing features.
EFM flight model programming is also underway.
Leatherneck shows off new F4U Corsair screenshot
We haven’t heard much from Leatherneck since before the end of 2020 but we did get this new image a few days ago on their Facebook page cover photo showing off the Corsair flying over some ships. There’s no description and the Facebook page admin did reply to a question about when this was coming with a characteristic “SoonTM” reply. So, soon it is.
And that’s it. Something I missed? Give me a shout in the comments!