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    HS 748 Propliner for FSX and P3D includes the Series 2A variant in 16 liveries. The detailed virtual cockpit features 3D instruments, a comprehensive avionics suite including a GNS 430 and a realistic, easy-to-use autopilot with pitch and bank hold.

    In the late 1950s, the search was already on for a worthwhile replacement for the Douglas DC-3; with the introduction of the turboprop engine, the venerable ‘Dakota’ was no longer economically viable in the eyes of many short-haul operators.

    The Vickers Viscount was already performing well in the short-haul market and had attracted buyers from all over the world, and the Fokker F-27 ‘Friendship’ was a proven twin-engine design with a high-wing configuration. Avro, the original company responsible for the development of the 748, had indications from potential customers that a sturdier, low-wing concept would be more acceptable, especially for rugged conditions. Avro planned the 748 as a low-wing, high-lift design with the same Rolls-Royce Dart engines as the Fokker, mounted in self-contained pod-like nacelle structures which also carried extremely strong landing gear. Ground clearance was excellent and the aircraft was proven to be able to haul payloads in excess of 10,000lb, operating out of remote short-strip airfields with little or no support services.

    The first 748 flew on the 24th June 1960 and, as Avro became engulfed in the Hawker Siddeley Group, the Series 1 aircraft became known as the HS 748. The Series 2A (the subject of this simulation) was given more powerful RR Darts and an optional large forward cargo door.

    By the time the last 748 rolled off the production line, 380 airframes had been constructed. So popular was the success of the design in STOL and short-haul operations that many are still flying around the world today.



    • Accurately modelled HS 748 Series 2, built using real-world aircraft plans
    • Many detailed animations, including:
      • Accurate landing gear operations
      • Built-in rear door air-stairs
      • Authentic flap action
      • Trim tabs
      • Windshield wipers
      • Passenger and cargo doors
      • Animated pilots
      • Cockpit windows
    • Ground power unit, flags and chocks
    • Specular map to give realistic light effects on the aircraft surfaces
    • Bump mapping to give a more realistic 3D effect to the liveries


    • 3D cockpit with virtually all of the hundreds of switches, knobs and levers animated and functional. Many gauges are modelled in 3D for smooth operation.
    • Cockpit textures feature wear and tear to produce an authentic environment
    • Cockpit lighting with atmospheric instrument backlighting
    • Special ‘baked’ textures have been used to present a well-used look and feel to the cockpit area and controls
    • GNS 430 GPS unit included for easy navigation
    • Avionics include autopilot functionality from the operating period with NAV and ILS approaches, VOR and ADF receivers and displays, transponder and a full communications suite
    • Many features have been added to help with usability such as switches to hide the control yokes for a better view of the instruments and pre-set angled views for the overhead panel, throttle quadrant and radios
    • Numerous warning annunciators will illuminate on fault detection and a fully functional engine fire warning and protection/extinguishing system are built into the cockpit
    • Electrical systems have been authentically simulated to enable correct APU and engine starts
    • Realistic 'cold & dark' cockpit starts are possible
    • Custom-coded autopilot with pitch and bank hold and independent flight director


    The HS 748 is supplied in the following paint schemes:

    • Air Creebec
    • Air Creebec Cargo
    • Civil Aviation Authority
    • Air North
    • DLT
    • First Air
    • Emerald Airways
    • Parcelforce
    • Dan Air London
    • Ryanair
    • Bahamasair
    • Omega Express
    • British Airways – Landor
    • British Airways – red tail
    • Skyways of London
    • Mount Cook

    Other features

    • Realistic and accurate flight dynamics based on real-world performance and handling data
    • The distinctive Rolls-Royce Dart engines have been captured to give the utmost realism in full stereo along with switch click and knob effect sounds
    • Comprehensive PDF manual with panel guide and flight tutorial
    • A professional standard Paint Kit (194MB) is available so you can create your own liveries


    Flight Simulator X (Acceleration, Gold or Steam Edition required) or Prepar3D v5/v4/v3/v2/v1
    2.0GHz or any Dual Core
    2GB RAM
    1GB graphics card
    Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP (32-bit or 64-bit)
    3GB hard drive space


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    I’ve had my eye on this for a while and finally pulled the trigger. I must say this is a very good representation of the 748. They did an excellent job with the audio. I mean that the engines sound amazing! Incredible high quality details in the cockpit making for a highly immersive and fun experience flying the 748.  Without having any real world experience with the plane, I’d still say it’s an authentic simulation.  I only wish there was a cold/dark panel option . If there is I haven’t found it? The aircraft always loads fully running and powered up. I guess I can live with shutting it all down and then go through the checklists but it does slightly detract from the otherwise excellent immersion of everything else. Not enough to remove a star from my rating of this package.  Also in the JF demo video you can see passengers in the cabin from the outside view, however this is not depicted in the final product and the passenger windows appear to be shaded.  Still I can’t bring myself to not give 5 stars.  Based on use with FSX Steam Win 10 I7 3.3 ghz 16GB Ram Intel UHD 630 integrated GPU.  Excellent frames no loss. 

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