Without any expectation, FlyingIron Simulations has announced via social media, the release of their new BF-109G-6 for MSFS.
FlyingIron Simulations have clearly set their position as one of the finest groups for releasing warbirds in MSFS: the release of their Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX was an incredibly popular first payware add-on for the simulator, and has since its release, had several further updates, and in 2022, the release of the F6F was very well received.
As expected following the Spitfire, the BF-109 features outstanding and accurate visuals which fully replicate the aircraft in true form, taking you from your home to the cockpit of the formidable fighter. Their authentic flight cockpit rendering correctly displays the BF-109G-6 cockpit as it would have been seen during the Second World War; if you prefer a modern approach, their own flight tablet can optionally be added to allow for autopilot, weight and balance options and maps. In addition to this, a functional gun sight is also included to add to the immersion.
Beyond the cockpit, 10 external liveries have been custom designed to recreate the legends of the Luftwaffe in World War Two, and exhaust dirt have also been added. Depth to the individual panel lines and rivet detailing are all featured, and suitable lighting has been placed accurately on wingtips and rudder, including UV lighting in the cockpit.
FlyingIron Simulations took great care replicating and detailing the infamous Daimler-Benz DB 605A-1 engine which powered much of the German air war during the mid-war period; each individual exhaust has been carefully modeled and weathered. Engine status can also be easily and realistically determined within the cockpit from 3D oil and engine temperature gauges.
Systems and Characteristics
FlyingIron have clearly spared no efforts when accurately replicating the complex systems and engine-management processes of the BF-109 in their product. A custom code base has been created to model fuel and hydraulic systems onboard this aircraft, and flight performance tests have been carried out by expert technicians to ensure completely accurate flight characteristics. The FlyingIron team cooperated for over a year with several BF-109 pilots and crew to create a fully capable and correct flight model.
They have gone beyond and also modeled appropriate fluid levels and temperaments which in turn allow for realistic failures. The flight model was also designed to allow for a faithful recreation of the aerodynamics of the aircraft, providing neat handling and maneuverability. The J30BZ Chronograph has also been simulated to add a finishing touch to the visuals of their aircraft.
Cockpit vibration and individual object movements have been included to add to the immersion of the DB 605 engine, along with animated fuel line bubbles and more. Their all-new electrical modelling system captures the smallest functionalities in the Messerschmitt’s electrical system – electrical failures & circuit breakers are also functional in this aircraft.
FlyingIron have again spared no expense or effort when recreating the sound of the DB 605A-1 V12 engine. The team have made clear the use of a new and refined FlyingIron Flyby sound technology which has also been added in their other modules. Four individual engine captures have been included to capture the roar of the engine from all different angles (3 external and 1 cockpit).
You can purchase the FlyingIron Simulations BF-109G-6 on their website for €28.35
The Messerschmitt BF-109G-6 was one of the most famous variants of the BF-109 that was produced during the Second World War. First entering service in mid-1943, it was predominantly used on the Eastern front against the USSR, although as the war entered mainland Europe once more with the invasion of Normandy in June 1944, many were swiftly moved to the Western front. The BF-109G variants became the most produced variant of the BF-109. It was a very capable competitor to the RAF Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX, although was rapidly outdated when the RAF released the Spitfire Mk.XIV and Hawker Tempest in mid-late 1944.
The BF-109G-6 was armed with x1 15-mm MG-151/15 machine gun and x2 13-mm MG-131 synchronous machine guns. x2 more 20-mm MG-151/20 cannons in gondolas could be fitted beneath the wing. It had a top speed of around 360mph (579km/h).