One of the most robust and versatile airplane pertains to Microsoft Flight Simulator
In conjunction with the release of World Update X: United States, today we are excited to present the fifth airplane in the Microsoft Flight Simulator “Local Legends” series, the Beechcraft Model 18. It is a low-wing, twin-engine energy airplane produced by American aviation manufacturer Beech Airplane Corporation. Frequently called the “Twin Beech” or, less typically, the “Beech 18,” it seats six in typical setups with 2 team members. It took its first flight on January 15, 1937, and was presented into mainstream service shortly afterwards. More than 9,000 were produced between 1937 and late 1969.
With power to spare thanks to its 2 muscular radial engines, the all-metal Twin Beech has actually served requirements that include guest and freight service, service and executive transportation, scientific, fire suppression, and mapping. During the Second World War, more than 4,500 of the airplane, designated as the C-45, were used for forward observation, reconnaissance, and bombing. Today, despite its age, the Model 18 serves in more than a dozen countries throughout the world, a testament to its sustainable design and rugged building and construction.
< img width=" 3840"height="2160"src=" https://i0.wp.com/news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2022/06/MSFS_D18_Screenshots_07-24e4ba553d999b3ffafc.jpg?resize=3840%2C2160&ssl=1 "alt ="Microsoft Flight Simulator -Regional Legends 5-Beechcraft Design 18 Screenshot"/ > The Model 18 functions a slightly-swept main wing with a span of 47 feet, 8 inches, a standard undercarriage, and a twin-fin empennage that consists of a horizontal stabilizer and two vertical stabilizers. It is powered by 2 wing-mounted Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-1 Wasp Junior 9-cylinder radial engines that each produce up to 450 horsepower. The Beech 18 has a range of 1,130 miles, climbs at 1,200 feet per minute, and has a service ceiling of 20,500 feet above water level. It cruises at 211 miles per hour, stalls at 77 mph, and delights in a top speed of 230 mph.
The Beechcraft Design 18 comes with 10 liveries in total: a historic Navy, Pilot’s Club, Xbox Aviator’s Club, and 7 civil variations. Soaring the skies in the Beechcraft Model 18 is a memorable experience for any pilot. The storied machine has actually provided power, control, and status to pilots for decades. Attempt it out today! It is offered in the Microsoft Flight Simulator in-sim marketplace for $14.99. Stay tuned for more “Regional Legends” airplane coming soon. The sky is calling!
Microsoft Flight Simulator is now available for Xbox Series X|S and PC with Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, Windows, and Steam, and on Xbox One and supported smart phones, tablets, and lower-spec PCs via Xbox Cloud Video Gaming.
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