BATTLE OF BRITAIN REMEMBERED

September 18, 2008

(No Embargo)

Over the years there has been endless debate about whether the Supermarine Spitfire or Messerschmitt Bf109 was the superior fighting aircraft. Now, thanks to Flight1 you can try your hand at flying both and decide for yourself.

MITCHELL’S CLASSIC

Coming from the pen of legendary aircraft designer R.J. Mitchell the Spitfire is one of the most recognisable aircraft of all time. The type has been brought to life for Flight Simulator X by award-winning developers RealAir and features 20 different models of the Rolls-Royce Merlin engined Mk IX and Griffon engined Mk XIV.

Both the classic elliptical wing models and later modified‘clipped wing’ (which gave a quicker roll rate at low level) types are included and there is even a contra-rotating propeller version of the Mk XIV.

Also included in the package is an authentic rendition of RAF West Malling during World War Two, including a full suite of Artificial Intelligence Spitfires taxiing, taking off and landing. The scenery comes with period Blister Hangers, shelters, tower, runway and taxiways.

The Spitfire package also has many effects including an engine failure mode, belly landing effects, grass-trails from the undercarriage, stall buffet sound and visual effects and over-stress effects.

WILLY’S WARPLANE

The iconic foe of the Allied air forces in World War Two, the Messerschmitt Bf109 was the staple fighter of the Luftwaffe. Designed by Willy Messerschmitt the 109 scored more air-to-air victories in the conflict than any other type and was produced in greater quantities than any other fighter aircraft in history, with over 31,000 built.

It may not have been able to out-turn the Spitfire but it could outperform it in the climbs and dives of combat. So much so that the Bf109 was flown by the three highest scoring fighter aces of the war.

Modelled for Flight Simulator X by Flight Replicas this superb package brings together F, G and K types of the 109 in a vast array of model variants. But each shares the same thing, a meticulous attention to detail: the start-up sounds are totally authentic, the pilot is accurately clothed and even prop blades alter their angle according to prop settings.

Match this with incredible 3D modelling, including the gauges in the virtual cockpit and a flight model authenticated by modern-day warbird pilots and you have a classic you will want to fly again and again!

The challenging ground handling characteristics are accurately modelled and, like the real thing the Bf109 requires real skill to taxi, take-off and land (reportedly as many 109s were lost to accidents as were shot down!) The aircraft even handles differently in the air when the drop tanks are released.

Aircraft feature working Fletter tabs on ailerons and rudder, functioning coolant flaps and even propeller blades that alter their angle with prop settings.

DOGFLIGHT DOUBLE

Thanks to Flight1 desktop pilots can now sample these two legendary fighters and evaluate the often notorious handling quirks for themselves. Both simulators are now available from www.flight1.com and make an ideal Christmas gift.

THE TECHIE BIT

MESSERSCHMITT BF109

Label: Flight1

Developer: Flight Replicas

Genre: Flight Simulator Expansion

Format: PC CD-ROM

SRP:£29.99 /€39.95

Barcode: 5060094400839 (Eng)

5060094400853 (Ger)

5060094400846 (Fre)

System Requirements

Microsoft Flight Simulator X or 2004

Windows Windows XP or Vista

Processor 2.8 GHz

Memory 2 Gb RAM

Hard Drive 200 Mb free

Video Card 256 Mb

SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE

Label: Flight1

Developer: Real Air

Genre: Flight Simulator Expansion

Format: PC CD-ROM

SRP:£29.99 /€39.95

Barcode: 5060094400945 (English)

5060094400969 (German)

System Requirements

Microsoft Flight Simulator X or 2004

Windows Windows XP or Vista

Processor 2.8 GHz

Memory 2 Gb RAM

Hard Drive TBC

Video Card 256 Mb

Editor’s Notes

Atlanta-based Flight One Software, Inc. (Flight1) is a successful and critically acclaimed developer and publisher of flight simulation technology and software.

Founded in 1997, Flight1 has released some of the best and most recognized expansions for Microsoft’s Flight Simulator franchise, including Greatest Airliners 737-300, FS Clouds, Ultimate Traffic, Flight Environment and many more, including the recently released and officially endorsed ATR72-500 and Pilatus PC12 simulations.

Flight1 Europe has been established to provide local marketing and sales support for the company’s range of products in major markets outside of the USA.

For more information about all Flight1 products visit www.flight1.com To request screen shots and/or review copies please contact Mungo Amyatt-Leir on 01273 806307 or e-mail mungo@flight1.com

Alternatively, please contact Steve Bridgewater at Awyr Aviation Communication Ltd on 0115 922 9863 / 07949 216043 or e-mail steve.bridgewater@gmail.com

This press release was distributed by:

Awyr Aviation Communication Ltd, 45 Hassocks Close, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 2GH

T: 0115 922 9863 / 07949 216043

www.awyr.co.uk


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