Just Flight’s new C-46 Commando, developed by Aeroplane Heaven, is now available for FSX, FSX: Steam Edition and all version of Prepar3D.
Built using real-world plans and official publications, the airframe is rendered with accurate strengthening strakes, pitot tubes and aerials. Other highlights include HD textures with bump and specular mapping while the metal effects and specular shine has been modelled on many components.
The package includes three variants, a military version (four-blade Curtiss electric propellers), cargo aircraft (three-blade Hamilton Standard propellers) and a civilian passenger variant (three-blade Hamilton Standard propellers).
Other highlights include 19 military and civilian liveries (including the famous Buffalo Airways paint scheme), a choice of authentic World War Two cockpit layout or a civilian flight deck with modern gauges based on the layout of Buffalo Airways aircraft.
Inside, the cockpit features fluid 3D instruments along with realistic wear and tear, while the flight dynamics are based on real-world performance, developed with assistance from pilots including a former Buffalo Airways pilot
Similarly, the systems have been modelled with authentic engine start sequence with unique start-stutter effects, realistic fuel tank selection.
• Authentic R2800 radial sound set
• Custom sounds for switches, pumps and more
• Comprehensive PDF manual with panel guide
• PSD paint kit
• Authentic gear operation
• Choice of civilian or military pilot
• Animated hatches and doors
• Volumetric props
• Compatibility: FSX, FSX: Steam Edition, P3D v1/v2/v3/v4
The real Commando
First flown in 1940 and introduced into service with the USAF in 1942, the C-46 Commando was a twin-engine transport aircraft used primarily by the military but also by civilian operators, particularly in the cargo role. Flown extensively during World War Two, some of the 3,000 C-46s built before production ended in 1945 went on to serve with airlines and cargo operators in the challenging conditions of South America and the Canadian Arctic, as seen on the popular Ice Pilots NWT television show.