WWII Flight Simulators

Flight simulators date back nearly as far as flight itself. One of the earliest common flight simulators was the Link trainer produced in 1929! These machines have progressed a long way since then.

We currently run two sims at our site, both WWII combat simulators. These features advanced projected visuals, working instruments, cockpits full of buttons and switches and advanced flight dynamics that have been tested by real world pilots.

Our staff have years of experience working on the large airliner simulators such as the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 and Jumbo, but the true passion lies with the old warbirds. 

The flight simulators are networked (linked) together allowing both pilots to engage with one another. This can be dog fighting, realistic missions of varying length or even high speed virtual air races! 

Click here for more information on the experiences and read below for some historical info on the real aircraft!

Messerschmitt bf 109

Messerschmitt

bf 109

One of the most common, yet most fearsom German fighters on the Western front was the Messerschmitt bf 109. Much like the legendary Spitfire it saw many adaptations throughout it’s service history.

Often referred to as the flying coffin, if the combat doesn’t get you, the landing certainly will! With it’s narrow gear configuration you need to be spot on both in the air and on the ground.

Together we will learn some of the quirks of this machine.

The flight simulator is based on the BF 109 G series, as with the real world aircraft during the war, there are some modifications to aid the pilot.

AIRCRAFT:BF 109
MANUFACTURER:Messerschmitt
ENGINE:Daimler-Benz DB 605AM
HORSEPOWER:1455
MAX SPEED:440 MPH
WINGSPAN:32 ft 6 in
LENGTH:29 ft
HEIGHT:8 ft 2 in
MAX GROSS WEIGHT:7,500 lbs.
MAX CEILING:38,500 ft
CLIMB RATE:3,563 ft / min. 7 min to 20,000 ft.
RANGE:450 miles
ARMAMENT:30 mm (1.18 in) MK 108 engine-mounted cannon (Motorkanone) with 65 rounds
two 13 mm (.51 in) MG 131s in the nose with 300 RPG
FUEL CAPACITY:106 imp. gal. Internal

P51 Mustang

The Americans take on the Spitfire, adapted for long range bomber escort missions into Germany, and a match for almost any Axis fighter. 

The P51 found service with the RAF in 1942, and overall was fairly forgiving in flight, however with incorrect engine settings expect to be in a glider very quickly!

Our simulator is the P-51D Mustang, one of the most refined aircraft of WWII.

AIRCRAFT:P-51 Mustang
MANUFACTURER:North American Aviation
ENGINE:Rolls Royce Packard built V-1650-7 Merlin 12 cylinder liquid cooled power plant
HORSEPOWER:1490
MAX SPEED:505 MPH
WINGSPAN:37ft
LENGTH:32ft 2in
HEIGHT:13ft 8in
MAX GROSS WEIGHT:12,300 lbs
MAX CEILING:41,900 ft
CLIMB RATE:3,475 ft/ min. 7.3 min to 20,000 ft
RANGE:2,080 miles with two 110 gal. drop tanks
ARMAMENT:6 X .50 calibre Browning machine guns with 2140 rounds
FUEL CAPACITY:184 imp. gal. internal, provision for two 62.5 gal. drop tanks

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