The Prototype Spitfire K5054 first flew on March 5th, 1936, with Captain 'Mutt' Summers at the controls. The airframe was finished in primer paint and the engine panels in bare aluminium alloy. The aircraft lacked radio equipment and carried the bare necessities for testing. Born out of the Schneider Air Race aircraft, the Spitfire was to become the iconic British aircraft of the Battle of Britain during WWII, and its slim fuselage and distinctive elliptical wing shape mean it is still instantly recognisable.
Developed exclusively for FSX
Highly detailed exterior models
Extremely high quality interactive 3D Virtual Cockpit
Great sounds of the Merlin engine
Canopy jettison feature on MK1A
12 highly authentic liveries
Animated pilot figure
Detailed Merlin engine visible
Engine start battery trolley
High fidelity flight model
Engine start effects
Multiple view points
- First prototype
- Prototype as seen at 1936 Hendon Air Pageant
- Spitfire Mk1 with two-blade propeller
- Spitfire Mk1A
- Mk1 early with manual gear extension and 'ring & bead' gunsight (also used for Prototypes)
- Mk1A production type
- Built following the most accurate plans available to achieve accurate profiles and shapes
- Specular and bump mapped where appropriate
- Completely modelled to portray the real cockpit in full detail
- Every switch, knob and lever works, most with bespoke animation code
- Shadow textured where appropriate
- Correct hand pump type gear extension in early versions
- Cockpit drop-down door
- Engine starter battery trolley
- Opening radio compartment with radio set sliding out
- Animated pilot figure
- Canopy jettison feature on MK1A
- Sliding canopy
- Undercarriage (chassis)
- Wing top undercarriage status indicators
- Control surfaces - flaps, rudder, elevators, ailerons and trim tabs
- Engine start smoke effects
- Gun firing effects and sounds
- Highly detailed texture mapping without compromising frame rates
- Layered paint kit included to help create your own liveries (suitable additional paint program such as Photoshop required)
Prototype K5054 -first flew on March 5, 1936. The airframe was finished in primer paint of varying colour density and the engine panels were left in bare aluminium alloy. The aircraft lacked radio equipment and carried the bare necessities for testing. Captain 'Mutt' Summers was at the controls.
Prototype K5054 - as seen at Hendon Air Pageant in the new types park, 1936. Wheel spats had been added to the oleo struts and covered the entire well with smaller folding spats at their ends.
19 Squadron Mk1 K9795 with two-blade, fixed-pitch Watts wooden propeller and flat perspex canopy. Also, note the 'ring and bead' gunsight and early aerial. This was the first production Spitfire to be delivered to the RAF for operational use.
19 Squadron Mk1 QV-W K9854 with two-blade propeller, flown by Flt.Lt. Wilfred Clouston, October 1939.
65 Squadron Mk1 FZ-L K9906 with two-blade propeller, flown by Flt. Lt. Robert 'Bob' Stanford Tuck, Hornchurch, August 1939. Stanford Tuck became the first Spitfire ace over Dunkirk in May 1940.
74 Squadron Mk1 ZP-A with two-blade propeller, flown by Flt. Lt. Adolf 'Sailor' Malan, Hornchurch, May/June 1940. It was in this aircraft that Malan eventually became an ace in several remarkable exploits. The machine was eventually destroyed in a crash in 1943.
19 Squadron Mk1A QV-H P9546 flown by George 'Grumpy' Unwin.
19 Squadron Mk1A QV-K P9386 flown by Squadron Leader Brian Lane, Fowlmere 1940.
54 Squadron Mk1A KL-B P9398 flown by Squadron Leader Al Deere, Rochford 1940.
222 Squadron Mk1A ZD-F P9323 flown from Hornchurch in July/August 1940
610 Squadron Mk1A DW-O L1043 flown from Biggin Hill July 1940.
65 'East India' Squadron Mk1A YT-J R6775 flown from Hornchurch July 1940.