Just Flight Announces Hawk T1/A for MSFS

Just Flight has announced, through social media, their development plans for the forthcoming Hawk T1/A for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

The developers have also provided a link to their development diary, which gives some indication of how far they are in the process. Interior and exterior modelling are complete, but they still have the coding to implement fully. For now, they have provided screenshots to show off the visual quality of this iconic military trainer. A full list of planned features is listed below.

First flown in 1974, the T1 is a single engine jet trainer, built in Britain. It features a two-man tandem cockpit, and this particular design has spawned over 900 examples of more than 10 variants sold to air forces in 18 countries, including the UK, Finland, India and Saudi Arabia. The Hawk has been used as an advanced trainer for over forty years.

Features

Model

  • Accurately modelled Hawk T1 & T1A, built using extensive research materials and hands-on experience with the real aircraft
  • Numerous external animations including storage hatch, RAT, canopy, crew ladder
  • Animated, configurable front and rear pilots
  • Ground equipment including chocks, access steps, pitot cover, engine intake covers and tie-downs
  • 4096 x 4096 textures are used to produce the highest possible texture clarity
  • PBR (Physically Based Rendering) materials with real-time environment reflections for superb quality and realism
  • Detailed normal mapping for down-to-the-rivet precision of aircraft surfaces
  • Static weaponry with the correct brackets and mounts for all weapon types:
    •  Aden 30mm centre line gun pod
    •  AIM 9M, Magic II air-to-air missiles, with CATM-9 practice missile
    •  CBLS/BDU-33, MK-82, MK-82SE, MK-83 and BDU-50 bombs
    •  Matra LRF4 and LAU-68 rocket launcher pods

cockpit

  • A truly 3D virtual cockpit featuring accurately modelled ejector seats, cockpit wear and tear and stunning texturing – every instrument is constructed fully in 3D with smooth animations
  • Cockpit textures feature wear and tear based on reference photos taken in the real aircraft to produce an authentic environment
  • Dimmable instrument, radio and flood lighting, with separate control circuits
  • Tablet EFB for controlling various aircraft options, and checking aircraft and flight information:’Cold & Dark’, ‘Ready for Take-off’ and ‘Ready for Start’ aircraft states
  • Persistent aircraft states, allowing you to always return to your cockpit in the same state that you last left it
  • Canopy, hatch and ground equipment controls
  • Choose between weapon panels, Red Arrows smoke controls, HUD/GPS/HUD+GPS configurations, and hide the control column for an unobstructed view of the cockpit
  • Configure ordnance using custom in-flight Weapon Control panel
  • Flight computer with useful information such as fuel burn, endurance, speed and wind speed/direction
  • Front and rear cockpit positions fully modelled and simulated
  • Developed using the latest MSFS standards, including intuitive and easy-to-use controls for rotary knobs, multi-position switches and levers

aircraft systems:

  • Gyro-controlled HSI, attitude indicator and turn indicator, modelled with accurate ‘spin-up’ times and simulated gyro-drift
  • Custom-coded electrical system with AC & DC resets and loads
  • Custom hydraulic systems, including RAT operation
  • Original AN/ARC 164 UHF radio, plus retrofitted modern AN/ARC-232 UHF/VHF unit with the ability to save and recall frequencies
  • TACAN and ILS radio units
  • Skymap II GPS system
  • Realistic HUD display
  • Functional external fuel tanks 

liveries

  • The Hawk T1 is supplied in the following twelve paint schemes:
    • Hawk T1 Royal Air Force Red Arrows 2011 livery XX260
    • Hawk T1 Royal Air Force Early trainer livery, XX241
    • Hawk T1 Empire Test Pilots School livery, XX341
    • Hawk T1 Royal Air Force Valley, Central Flying Squadron, XX176
    • Hawk T1 Royal Air Force Camouflage scheme, XX353
    • Hawk T1 Royal Air Force 4 FTS, Welsh Dragon livery, XX172
    • Hawk T1 Royal Air Force 92 Squadron, RAF Leeming – XX329
    • Hawk T1A Royal Air Force 100 Squadron, Black livery, XX331
    • Hawk Mk 51 Finnish Air Force, HW-346
    • Hawk Mk 53 Indonesian Air Force, LL-5320
    • Hawk Mk 63 Royal Saudi Air Force, 79034
    • Hawk Mk 63 Swiss Air Force, U-1252T1

other:

  • Realistic and accurate flight dynamics based on real world performance and handling data, and input from Hawk T1 pilots
  • Authentic sound-set developed using the powerful new Audiokinetic Wwise sound system, with custom sounds for switches, canopy and hatches, warnings and more
  • Comprehensive manual with panel guide and performance data
  • PSD Paint Kit included so you can create your own paint schemes


Author: Ray

I have been an avid aviation enthusiast for about eight years since I first started using FSX. Apart from flying in the sims (now X-Plane 11 and MSFS) I enjoy reading about aviation through the many periodicals and books available. I live in South Yorkshire in the northern half of the UK.

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