Expertise the world’s first all-metal transport airplane at present!
To rejoice its first-ever Metropolis Replace (choose German cities), Microsoft Flight Simulator has launched the Junkers F 13, the following plane in its “Native Legend” Collection. The F 13 is a single-engine, low-wing monoplane by German plane producer Junkers and took its first flight on June 25, 1919. The F 13 was one in all early aviation’s most modern plane because the world’s first all-metal civilian transport airplane, utilizing Duralumin (an aluminum alloy), and boasted cutting-edge engineering implementations, notably in its wing design. Crewed by two, with seating in its cabin for 4, greater than 300 F 13s had been manufactured through the 13-year manufacturing run. The well-built, dependable, and steady plane flew all through the world, and some even into the early Nineteen Fifties.
The F 13 incorporates a cantilever foremost wing, requiring no exterior bracing, which was distinctive on the time for an plane of its dimension. The wing has a straight forefront and a span of 48 toes, 7 inches. The plane has a conventional empennage and an ordinary undercarriage that’s simply convertible to floats.
Over the course of its manufacturing run, Junkers used a wide range of in-line and radial engines to energy the F 13. These included the 6-cylinder, in-line 158-horsepower Mercedes D.IIIa, the 6-cylinder, in-line 306-horsepower Junkers, and the 6-cylinder, in-line 355-horsepower BMW Va. This mannequin makes use of a supercharged 9-cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-14B Wasp Junior radial piston engine that delivers 450 horsepower to a fixed-pitch, 2-blade propeller.
The Junkers F 13 boasts a spread of 870 miles, climbs at 470 toes per minute, and has a service ceiling of 16,700 toes above sea degree. It cruises at 100 miles per hour with a prime pace of 106 mph.
Futuristic for its day with its angular, easy design, the Junkers F 13 has confirmed to be a permanent masterpiece of aerospace engineering. The simulator model combines the pleasurable efficiency of this classic basic from 1919 with the security traits of a contemporary plane. Aviators will cherish their time within the cockpit of the F 13, which performs as fantastically because it seems to be, from takeoff to touchdown.
The Junkers F 13 is obtainable in 4 variants: classic with commonplace terrestrial touchdown gear (wheels), classic with floats, classic with skis, and a duplicate variation. Liveries embrace classic, Xbox, and Aviator’s Membership. Strive it out at present within the Microsoft Flight Simulator in-sim market for $14.99. And, maintain waiting for extra “Native Legend” plane coming quickly. The sky is asking!
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Microsoft Flight Simulator: Commonplace Recreation of the 12 months Version
Xbox Recreation Studios
The Microsoft Flight Simulator Recreation of the 12 months (GOTY) Commonplace Version celebrates all of the constructive suggestions, critiques and awards garnered, however additionally it is a “Thank You” to our followers – new and outdated – which have made Microsoft Flight Simulator such a phenomenon. The Microsoft Flight Simulator Commonplace Recreation of the 12 months Version contains 25 extremely detailed planes with distinctive flight fashions and 38 hand-crafted airports.
This enhanced version introduces simmers to 5 all-new plane, eight new handcrafted airports, six new Discovery Flights, new tutorials, and updates to the climate system
The 5 new handcrafted plane in Microsoft Flight Simulator embrace:
• Boeing F/A-18 Tremendous Hornet: Our first navy jet and a extremely requested characteristic from the group. The Prime Gun: Maverick enlargement will launch with the film subsequent Spring, however we wished simmers to have the chance to check their want for pace this vacation.
• VoloCity: We partnered with well-known German firm Volocopter, which is engaged on an eVTOL known as “VoloCity”, a imaginative and prescient for an city air taxi. We labored carefully with the Volocopter engineering staff to develop an genuine model of the prototype plane for the simulator. That is our first plane that may carry out pinpoint landings and is a teaser of what you may stay up for in 2022 after we intend to launch helicopters within the sim.
• Pilatus PC-6 Porter: This legendary brief takeoff and touchdown (STOL) utility plane is a extremely versatile airplane from Switzerland and comes with a number of cockpits, cabins, and touchdown gear variations. It’s the results of our shut collaboration with the producer and the event efforts by famed builders Hans Hartmann and Alexander Metzger resulted in a terrific and enjoyable new plane with exception capabilities within the simulator.
• CubCrafters NX Cub: Yakima-based CubCrafters not too long ago launched a nosewheel possibility for his or her flagship CC-19 XCub Plane, popularly known as the NX Cub, which we’re happy to introduce to the flight sim viewers to additional improve our bush flying and off airport choices.
• Aviat Pitts Particular S1S: One in all our hottest planes will get a single-seat possibility with the discharge of this plane.
New Airports – We’re including eight handcrafted airports in Central Europe and the USA:
o Leipzig/Halle Airport (EDDP)
o Allgäu Airport Memmingen (EDJA)
o Kassel Airport (EDVK)
o Lugano Airport (LSZA)
o Zurich Airport (LSZH)
o Luzern-Beromunster Airport (LSZO)
o Patrick House Pressure Base (KCOF)
o Marine Corps Air Station Miramar (KNKX)
The Recreation of the 12 months launch is including details about 545 beforehand lacking airports in the USA.
New Missions -Primarily based on the recognition of the not too long ago launched Discovery Flights, we’re including an extra six areas (Helsinki, Freiburg im Breisgau, Mecca, Monument Valley, Singapore, and Mount Cook dinner) to this well-liked collection.
New Tutorials – To additional increase the onboarding expertise, we’re including 14 new tutorials, introducing simmers to Bush flying (in an Icon A5) and IFR (in a Cessna 172).
New Options – We’re additionally happy to introduce a number of extremely requested options by the group: an up to date climate system, early entry to DX12, and a dev mode replay system.
New Photogrammetry Cities – As a part of our ongoing collaboration with Bing Maps, we’re happy so as to add a variety of new photogrammetry cities: Helsinki (Finland), Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), Brighton, Derby, Eastbourne, Newcastle, and Nottingham (UK) and Utrecht (Netherlands).
Microsoft Flight Simulator Commonplace Recreation of the 12 months Version can be obtainable as a free replace for homeowners on PC and Xbox Collection X|S. For brand new customers, the GOTY Commonplace Version is the right entry level to flight simming because it affords an excellent richer expertise, and will probably be the merchandise they buy as we’re retiring the unique. Invite your pals to expertise the wonders of flight. The sky is asking!