Aeroplane Heaven Announces C-47/DC-3

In recognition of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Aeroplane Heaven has announced development of the C-47 (and DC-3) for Prepar3D V4.4+. The aircraft is slated to be the developers “…most challenging and rewarding project to date. Simply, because we are going all out to provide [the most] detailed, Hi-Definition models of this aeroplane […] ever produced.”

However, in particular, the project will put an emphasis on That’s all Brother – “the C-47 that led the armada of Skytrains across the English Channel to Normandy on that fateful day.”

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Please see below for a brief summary of project features.

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  • C-47 Military and DC3 Dakota civilian versions with a wide choice of liveries.
  • Hi Definition modeling in full, accurate detail, down to wire-strand locking wires on components in the cockpit and fully modelled gauges with correct assemblies and 3D needles and all dials with raised paint markings etc.
  • Hi Definition PBR textures INSIDE and OUT with highly realistic fabrics, metals and paintwork, ageing and weathering effects.
  • “On-the fly” configuration panel allows you to change liveries, colours, materials and ageing effects whilst flying.
  • Although we can’t make it for “D” Day, she’s on the front burner now and will be available this year.
  • Currently we are making for P3DV4.4+ ONLY (due to workload on PBR etc.) but depending on demand, we will look at other sims.
  • We also plan to provide “That’s all Brother” in as complete a history as possible from original as in 1944 right through to today’s restoration and all the owners in between.

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To review the complete project announcement, see the source post via Facebook. For more information about Aeroplane Heaven, visit the developers website.

Keep in mind, the team is also working on various other projects including the Socata MS 893, Caravelle, Gloster Javelin, and E-Jet Series (alongside FeelThere),

*Images courtesy of Aeroplane Heaven.

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