Last month, Microsoft Flight Simulator developer Asobo Studio revealed {that a} new sequence of crafts could be heading to the simulation game as a part of a sequence referred to as ‘Local Legends’. This celebrates aircrafts which are well-known in the sim’s World Update-related areas however not as well-known elsewhere, and in the present day the first of the sequence has landed (hah): the Junkers JU-52.

This traditional plane has been launched to the flight sim to enrich its not too long ago launched World Update IV, which focuses on Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The Junkers JU-52 is a German plane relationship again to 1930 which is “lovingly referred to as ‘Tante JU’ or ‘Aunt JU’ in its dwelling nation. To give simmers a flavour of the new plane, the devs have shared a clip of it in motion, which you’ll be able to take a look at under.

To recreate it, MFS head Jorg Neumann explains in a weblog submit that the devs “scanned the entire plane with a high-resolution digital scanner to achieve an extremely high level of detail and accuracy”, so it feels like what you see – and fly – must be a trustworthy rendition of the actual factor.

Additionally, Neumann says that the Asobo workforce labored with Bernd Junkers, unique designer Hugo Junkers’ grandson, and Deutsche-Lufthansa-Berlin Stiftung – an organisation that preserves considered one of the final real-life Junkers JU-52 in existence – to create the new craft. The devs additionally consulted with a Lufthansa pilot who “actually flew one of the last surviving Junkers JU-52 – the famous D-AQUI” in addition to “the premier creator of this plane in the digital space, Oliver Moser” to make sure its accuracy in MFS.

Here’s take a look at the first Local Legend plane in Microsoft Flight Simulator:

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The Junkers JU-52 has come to the sim in the present day, and you may seize it through the MFS market for $14.99 (or regional equal). For extra of the greatest plane video games, you already know the place to click on.