Miltech Simulations CH47D for MSFS

If the name Miltech Simulations doesn’t ring a bell, you probably missed one of the coolest releases for Microsoft Flight Simulator that took place a little over a year ago: the MV-22B and Amphibious Ready Group.

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The team loves a good challenge, so they took on the CH47D next, with their rendition of this mighty helicopter, also for MSFS.

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Here are the official release notes, which you can also find here:

  • Beautifully Modeled Helicopter: high-quality modeling and texturing throughout - exteriors and interiors.
    • Highly detailed Cockpit Model, with detailed wear and tear throughout.
    • Fully modeled cargo bay.
    • 4K Textures throughout, with sharp details and realistic damage/dirt maps.
  • Realistic Animations: including working doors and cargo ramp, accurately rotating Tandem Rotors, Blade Droop, etc.
  • Liveries: 13 Liveries, including US Army, RAF, Luftwaffe, Italian Esercito, Spain Ejercito, RCAF, Australian Army, etc. A layered paintkit is available upon request.
  • Effects: Downwash effect (water, dirt); engine heat blur, volumetric lighting.
  • Flight Model: Tailored flight and engine model, validated through testing and feedback from CH47 pilots and technicians.
    • Specialized flight and engine model that accurately simulates the stability, maneuverability, and capacities of a Tandem Rotor Configuration.
    • The flight model makes use of the native helicopter Flight Model, enhanced with customized parameters to accurately simulate the expected behavior.
    • NOTE: FM Will be migrated to fully native Tandem Support after the release of SU15.
  • Sounds: Comprehensive sound pack, developed from sounds recorded on real aircraft.
    • Comprehensive engine and rotor soundset, with distinct sounds for the iconic Blade Slap based on collective, pitch/roll angle, and High G slap.
    • Accurate depiction of APU sounds, FWD Transmission Whine and Ramp hydraulic sounds.
  • Cargo Loading Capabilities:
    • 6 External Cargo Loads (Sling loads in both Tandem and Single-sling configurations), including Humvees, UAV Containers, Rhibs and even Helicopter Fuselages. External loads spawn in the world and are picked up by the aircraft by hovering above them.
    • 5 Internal Cargo Loads to choose from, including Medvacs, Troops, Humvee and Pallets.
  • Electronic Flight Bag: A Tablet EFB is included to interact with the aircraft systems - From Fueling to External Loads.
  • Navigation Systems: Realistic instrumentation based on documentation from the CH47D.
    • Functional TACAN, ADF and VOR Navigation Systems.
    • Optional Aera-Style GPS, with more GPS options coming up soon (PMS GTN750, TDS GTNXi)
  • Mission System: Set of predefined flights with tasks to execute.
    • Missions are designed so the pilot follows a set of Mission Dispatch Instructions but must fully configure, execute, and perform the mission by themselves.
    • These include fully functional Firefighting missions, Cargo Hoist missions, Rescue and Humanitarian missions, and Military Exercise missions.
    • Some missions may require Miltech Simulations Supercarrier Pro or Miltech Simulations UK Carrier Strike Group, sold separately.
  • Complementary *Included* Sceneries and Scenes: The CH47D includes a set of sceneries and scenes to enhance the piloting experience.
    • RAF Odiham EGVO (UK), home of the No. 7, 18 and 27 squadrons.
    • Bryant Airfield PAFR (Alaska), home of the Army Alaska Task Force CH47s.
    • Chabelley Airfield HDCH (Djibouti), a growing US Military Base, key for the stability of the Horn of Africa region.
    • Camp Resilience US01 (Jordan), a fictional military outpost serving as base for Army CH47s.
    • Al Sahra Base US02 (Kuwait), a fictional military outpost serving as base for Army CH47s.
    • Multiple small training facilities, exercise scenes, and rescue scenes.

But Miltech Simulations went a step forward and they already released the changelog for a future release of this helicopter, and that includes the upcoming multi-rotor support, which will arrive at MSFS with Sim Update 15.

Where’s what Miltech Simulations is predicting to be in the next version:

  • Migration to fully native Tandem Flight Model: With the release of SU15, Tandem Rotor Configurations will be officially supported by MSFS. We have been working on the new Tandem Flight Model from day one of the Beta, and since then we have been able to recreate the flight characteristics fully natively. This migration will also affect the Engine, Fuel, and Electrical models of the aircraft, updating them to fit the new FM.
  • Aircraft Flight Control System (AFCS - Autopilot): We have developed a three-Degree of Freedom autopilot system from scratch. Support for Heading Select, BARO Alt Hold, and RAD Alt Hold will be enabled in this future update. The system is already functional, but awaiting the new Flight Model for final tweaks and adjustments.
  • Variety of optional "External Accessories": Flare/Chaff boxes, Skis, Sand Filters, Wheel Chocks and Different antenna configurations will be added to the product in an upcoming update.
  • 3rd Party GPS Support: Support for PMS GTN750 and TDS GTNXi is currently being implemented.
  • Continuous growth and maturity of the mission system: From including new missions to adding new features to enhance the mission experience.
  • PSD Paintkit is being produced for the community to create repaints more easily.
  • Support for numerous control assignments for compatibility with controllers and hardware is currently being expanded.
  • Bugfixes as required.

Miltech Simulations is not joking around.

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For now, the company is making their CH47D exclusively for PC and only through their website but they are planning to release it on ORBX as well as the Microsoft marketplace (for Xbox as well). The company does not have a timeline for these releases, though.

But if you are a PC user, you can grab her at the Miltech Simulations official website, right now!