• FlyingIron Simulations Releases Spitfire L.F Mk IXc MSFS

    FlyingIron Simulations Releases Spitfire L.F Mk IXc MSFS

    A timeless legend, an icon, a hero and arguably one of the most beautiful aircraft to have ever existed.

    Designed by Supermarine to be a short-range, high-performance interceptor, the Spitfire is most famous for its pivotal role in World War II & The Battle of Britain where it was a key weapon against Axis forces. Instantly recognizable by its iconic elliptical wing, the Spitfire needs little introduction from us.

    Features

    • 3D Cockpit Model built from Heritage Flight Simulations incredibly detailed CAD Model
    • The model is a perfect replica of the Spitfire Mk IX cockpit, down to the smallest detail, and is used for the production of HFS's amazing cockpit replica.
    • This is of course backed up by our usual ultra-high Artwork standards across the entire aircraft - the in-game screen shots say more here than we ever could! Combined with the gorgeous scenery of MSFS, prepare to be blown away by just how good an old legend can look inside a modern simulator.

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    17 Comments
    1. tiger1962's Avatar
      tiger1962 -
      This looks fantastic, congratulations to all involved
      But what can we actually DO with it in MSFS? Perform at a virtual airshow maybe, and THEN what?
    1. loki's Avatar
      loki -
      Quote Originally Posted by tiger1962 View Post
      This looks fantastic, congratulations to all involved
      But what can we actually DO with it in MSFS? Perform at a virtual airshow maybe, and THEN what?
      Fly cross country in something faster and more fun than a Cessna?
    1. tsampaio's Avatar
      tsampaio -
      yes, the aircraft is an amazing aircraft, but with so many classic and famous civil aircraft never covered by any simulator, is a shame that they spent so much efforts on a aircraft that the replayability or time use is short in this kind of sim.
    1. tiger1962's Avatar
      tiger1962 -
      Faster yes, but that gets old in no time unfortunately.
    1. ussmidway's Avatar
      ussmidway -
      For some people it does, for many it doesn't. I can't wait for it.
    1. ryogahibiki345's Avatar
      ryogahibiki345 -
      Quote Originally Posted by tiger1962 View Post
      This looks fantastic, congratulations to all involved
      But what can we actually DO with it in MSFS? Perform at a virtual airshow maybe, and THEN what?
      You can do with it everything you could do in FSX/P3D with a warbird. Some of the most advanced planes for those simulators are the warbirds made by A2A Simulations. The challenge is in learning to fly them well. Most people in many flight sims are looking for a fun experience of flight, not looking to shot stuff down. Simply put if you want to shoot stuff down go fly in DCS. If you want to fly what you want where ever you want and explore the entire world then MSFS is the best place to do that. You find it boring because you lack imagination, so you should probably return to Ace Combat where it seems you belong.
    1. tiger1962's Avatar
      tiger1962 -
      I don't own DCS or Ace Combat, because combat sims don't interest me at all. But those are the sims where warbirds belong. MSFS doesn't include military sites in the default scenery, even museums such as HMS Belfast on the Thames in London. Do Microsoft and Asobo also lack imagination?

      Sent from my KFDOWI using Tapatalk
    1. jmig's Avatar
      jmig -
      Quote Originally Posted by tiger1962 View Post
      I don't own DCS or Ace Combat, because combat sims don't interest me at all. But those are the sims where warbirds belong. MSFS doesn't include military sites in the default scenery, even museums such as HMS Belfast on the Thames in London. Do Microsoft and Asobo also lack imagination?

      Sent from my KFDOWI using Tapatalk
      The world includes military aircraft and military bases. For better or worse that's reality. People go to airshows not to see the local Cessna and Piper airplanes. They go to see the warbirds and the modern jets. Why do you think the Thunderbird's, Blue Angels, or other national military flight demo teams headline these airshows.

      It is my opinion, that Microsoft and Asobo, perhaps because of Microsoft's direction, do not care to place military aircraft in MSFS. That is their choice, just as you have the right to not like warbirds.

      Many of us do like military aircraft. Many especially like WWII vintage and older aircraft. Most aviation advancements were brought about because of military aircraft that filtered down to civilian aircraft. The developers of third-party aircraft build what sells. If their is a market, which there is, for these types of aircraft then someone will fill the void. This aircraft is an example of filling that void.

      I wish more of the comments would be about the pros and cons of the package and not whether they belong in MSFS. All aircraft from hang gliders to Boeing's super jets belong. Military, both modern and vintage also belong.
    1. Aviation392's Avatar
      Aviation392 -
      It's the Wind In My Hair, the Smell of High Octane Fuel, and the Roar of the Merlin's 1030 HP
    1. adler58's Avatar
      adler58 -
      Wonderful model of a wonderful airplane, I am enjoying it sooooo much!
      I also have the X-Plane 11 version made by the same company (Flyingiron) but it is spoiled by the wrong taildragger ground physics in X-Plane, so there she really is a [email protected]@ch on the ground.
      On FS2020 she is a lady on the ground and a lady in the air!
    1. rooitou's Avatar
      rooitou -
      Quote Originally Posted by tiger1962 View Post
      I don't own DCS or Ace Combat, because combat sims don't interest me at all. But those are the sims where warbirds belong. MSFS doesn't include military sites in the default scenery, even museums such as HMS Belfast on the Thames in London. Do Microsoft and Asobo also lack imagination?
      I totally get where you're coming from Tiger1962 and for a very long time I only played combat flight sims, because I dreamt of becoming a fighter pilot, not a civilian one. It was only when Dovetail re-launched FSX on Steam (around 2013 I think), and I discovered an ORBX Iceland demo shortly after, that a whole new world opened up and today I have hundreds of add-ons and yes quite a number of military aircraft.

      Nothing beats those flybys when a developer has done a good job on the sounds and that plane roars by doing a barrel roll or wing-over. You can't really frolic like that with a Cessna 172 or Boeing 737, but a warbird gives you that raw menacing power with a much larger flight envelope than a civilian aircraft. In a civilian flight sim you can sight-see anywhere in the world and have a lot of fun doing it with a warbird.

      And that brings me to my biggest gripe about MSFS and its lack of a flyby view. I cannot understand that it is not implemented yet and that there is no outcry about it. Am I really the only one who covets the flyby view? That view alone is the reason for getting a warbird in my opinion and it is simply not there in the most modern, biggest budget flight simulator!?
    1. clankilp's Avatar
      clankilp -
      well, it's a more challenging aircraft to operate than any other GA prop available.

      It's got a better view out the canopy, too.

      And it's one of the most famous aircraft ever built, for all the right reasons.

      There are very few other aircraft I'd rather sightsee around the UK/Western EU than this one. Probably only A2A's Civ Mustang, or possibly a well done F-16
    1. clankilp's Avatar
      clankilp -
      Quote Originally Posted by tsampaio View Post
      yes, the aircraft is an amazing aircraft, but with so many classic and famous civil aircraft never covered by any simulator, is a shame that they spent so much efforts on a aircraft that the replayability or time use is short in this kind of sim.
      That's definitely a matter of personal preference. I used to ride my motorcycle all over the SE US for years, and very rarely - if ever - did I wish for a luxo cruiser, or heaven forbid - a car!
    1. clankilp's Avatar
      clankilp -
      Quote Originally Posted by tiger1962 View Post
      I don't own DCS or Ace Combat, because combat sims don't interest me at all. But those are the sims where warbirds belong. MSFS doesn't include military sites in the default scenery, even museums such as HMS Belfast on the Thames in London. Do Microsoft and Asobo also lack imagination?
      There are many, many cars sold that are high performance and derived at least in part from actual race cars. Yet they will never see a single lap on a race track. Should they be excluded from production because they "don't interest" certain people?

      No - addons of any type of aircraft belong wherever they will sell. And if you look at the extensive list of military aircraft models available for FSX, P3D, and X-Plane, it's easy to see that there are plenty of folks that are interested in flying them, even though there is little opportunity for realistic air combat in those sims.

      DCS is free, you know, and comes with one of the best P-51 simulations available anywhere. You should give it a try and see what you're missing - plenty of good, non-combat flying to be done in exactingly reproduced models
    1. clankilp's Avatar
      clankilp -
      Quote Originally Posted by adler58 View Post
      Wonderful model of a wonderful airplane, I am enjoying it sooooo much!
      I also have the X-Plane 11 version made by the same company (Flyingiron) but it is spoiled by the wrong taildragger ground physics in X-Plane, so there she really is a [email protected]@ch on the ground.
      On FS2020 she is a lady on the ground and a lady in the air!
      there are quite a few limitations/inaccuracies in this one, too - especially in ground handling.

      Look up Phil Style's review on YouTube and check it out (too harsh, IMO, but he gets into the nitty gritty)

      Nonetheless, this is a great addon and i'm enjoying it greatly.
    1. talnes's Avatar
      talnes -
      Best plane i have in MSFS2020. It is difficult in real ground handling too. I fly over the canal yesterday 09.03.2021 ising.
      Most realistic, and difficult. 11000 fet and no problem, functional anti is windshild. Bad weather.
    1. CactusCapt's Avatar
      CactusCapt -
      What's up with the spinner wobbling all around?
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