Jan Visser announced today that an upgraded version of
Manfred Jahn’s popular freeware Douglas C-47 for Flight Simulator X and
Lockheed Martin Prepar3D is now available with an authentic vintage virtual
cockpit and other improvements. A version that drops paratroopers is
Under development since late 2013, the v3 beta release includes various
external model upgrades including detailed 3D engines; a new flight model;
new cockpit and engine sound sets; and a new interactive checklist with
optional audio callouts. The development thread at sim-outhouse.com has
accumulated over 1800 posts and 480,000 views.
“Without a dedicated team of volunteers,” Visser said, “this aircraft
would never have gotten off the ground. Manfred’s new monitor panel and
checklist, Ted ‘Tufun’ Wolfgang’s engine and cockpit sounds, and Daniel
Gauthier’s crew communications and interactive checklist are highlights,
but many people cooperated to make this extraordinary aircraft available.”
The developers are located in Australia, Germany, The Netherlands,
Switzerland, and the United States.
This release is a public beta. Some features, like cockpit night
lighting for FSX users and an interactive on-screen checklist for FSX and
P3D, will be added soon in updates. Skins from v2 are compatible, but
will require minor modifications to take advantage of enhancements.
A paint kit and new bump map skins will also be available.
The FSX and P3D compatible aircraft and pilot handbook can be
downloaded free from