Some Tomahawk Fun
We really want you to forget about the numbers and just get in, fly the plane and enjoy yourself. The numbers will be there waiting for you but first, just go and #FlyTheDamnPlane.
We're really excited for you to fly our first aircraft for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator; the incredible P-40B Tomahawk.
The Big Radials Era
Whilst the majority of our planned planes do indeed have wonderful, throaty, intricate radial engines, the Tomahawk was powered by a liquid-cooled, supercharged Allison V-1710 V-12 engine. However it was born from the P-36 Hawk which had a massive P&W R-1830 Twin Wasp 14-cylinder, so Radials are definitely part of its' heritage.
Our studio name "Big Radials" is meant to immediately evoke the era and type of aircraft that we love the most. You will not find big glass cockpits in our birds but instead all of those beautiful round steam gauges.
Super complicated flight computers, guidance systems and autopilots weren't around back then* and you wont find them in our planes either.
*Yes we know that there are some examples of super complicated flight computers, guidance systems and autopilots from that era, however they were not common place and only existed on certain aircraft.
Look awesome sitting on the apron
Fly to amazing places
#RTDM for that authentic experience
With a little help from our friends
The Flight Simulation community is incredible and we would like to thank you all for making such an amazing hobby a little more awesome. In particular though we would like to thank the following outstanding folks:
Thank you for creating a wonderful developer space to share knowlege and ideas on developing for this new simulator.
Please go and checkout their INCREDIBLE vintage aircraft that really raises the bar for quality in all aspects.
One of the first aircraft I bought for FSX was the IRIS Battlefield Airlifter and I enjoyed many many hours flying this modern replacement of the Caribou.
I have since had the pleasure of meeting DLB from IRIS whose encouragement and support of my development journey has been very much appreciated.
Without encouragement from DC Designs, Big Radials would not be a reality. What can I say but thank you for your humour, confidence and encouragement.
Like anyone who has watched Top Gun we are really looking forward to the upcoming F-14 for MSFS.
Another awesome Australian flight sim developer who beat us to first Warbird for MSFS by landing the Spitfire before we launched. BRAVO Team!
Thanks for the chats.