A BlackHawk built in the UK? Yeah, that was almost a thing a few years ago, when Westland was in the pipeline to eventually make it a reality.
FGUK tells the full story in their helicopter page , but, in a nutshell, the BlackHawk was a candidate for a RAF medium support helicopter, things didn’t go well and the whole story was pretty much forgotten. But, back then, one of the prototypes flew with what may have been the likely engine choice for a British-built BlackHawk, the Rolls-Royce Turbomeca RTM322.
And this is the version FGUK decided to release.
Official features list
- Initial release of the WS70.
- Dedicated FDM for the WS70 which represents the increased power of the Rolls-Royce powered Blackhawk.
- Integrated Autopilot.
- Internal and external Compositor lighting (requires a Compositor enabled version of FlightGear. All lighting, internal and external is controlled by the overhead panels.
- Multiplayer passenger mode.
- Detailed cockpit.
- 8 Liveries included. Some represent squadrons that it may have entered UK service with.
- 6 Configuration options based upon what we could see on a Westland test video.
You can find the free FGUK WS70 BlackHawk here .