Famed developer IndiaFoxtEcho brings new advanced military training aircraft to Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator continues to expand its in-simulator Marketplace with the introduction of the Aermacchi M-346, a military twin-engine advanced jet trainer. The aircraft, featuring a tandem cockpit, is currently operated by the air forces of Italy, Israel, Singapore, Poland, and Qatar and next year will be in service with the Hellenic Air Force.
The M-346 contains detailed external and virtual cockpit models, with high resolution textures and PBR effects. There are numerous high detail texture sets, based on real aircraft, for the Italian Air Force, the Polish Air Force, the Singapore Air Force, the Israeli Air Force, and the International Flight Training School. Users will enjoy the realistic HUD, MFD and UFCP aircraft interface and detailed procedures that are based on a real-world flight manual. Finally, the flight model with realistic performance and handling based on publicly available data brings the aircraft to life in Microsoft Flight Simulator.
The M-346 has a distinctive appearance featuring a delta-shaped wing, a large, bulbous canopy, and a steeply swept vertical stabilizer. Powered by two Honeywell turbofan engines that deliver a total of 12,600 pounds of thrust, the M-346 boasts a max level speed of 680 miles per hour (limit speed Mach 1.15), a climb rate of 22,000 feet per minute, and a range of more than 1,000 miles. The aircraft also features a modern digital flight control system similar to those in the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and Eurofighter Typhoon.
One of the most advanced military training aircraft ever created, this Aermacchi is a feast for pilots starving for a top performing aircraft. Not just fast and high flying, the M-346 proves itself to be nimble and intensely reactive to control inputs at any altitude. Its carefully engineered, state-of-the art design allows for incredibly precise high-end maneuvering, including multi-point rolls, loops, low-level inverted flight, and more. The Aermacchi M-346 allows aviators to not only push their performance boundaries, but also to set new ones never before imagined.
The M-346 is available now in the Microsoft Flight Simulator in-game marketplace for $24.99. The sky is calling!
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Editor’s Note (October 18, 2022): Several revisions and edits have been made to the original post to correct the name of the aircraft and its features.
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