This is a new model with full animation, dynamic shine and reflective textures. The model, created specifically for FSX, includes a 2D panel and virtual cockpit. This is a non-pressurized version of the Mitsubishi MU-2E with radars and a sliding door which can be used to drop survival equipment. The Mitsubishi MU-2 is one of postwar Japan's most successful aircraft. It is a high-wing and twin-engine turboprop.Work on the MU-2, Mitsubishi's first postwar aircraft design, began in 1956. Designed as a light twin turboprop transport suitable for a variety of civil and military roles, the MU-2 first flew on September 14, 1963. This first MU-2, and the three MU-2As built, were powered by Turbomeca Astazou turboprop. Civil MU-2s powered by Garret engines were certified as variants of the MU-2B, using the MU-2B type followed by a number. For marketing purposes, each variant was given a suffix letter; the MU-2B-10, for example, was sold as the MU-2D, while the MU-2B-36A was marketed as the MU-2N. The Japanese armed forces purchased four unpressurized MU-2Cs and 16 search and rescue variants designated MU-2E. Like all aircraft, the safety record of the MU-2 has been examined by government agencies and found to be acceptable when compared to other aircraft in its class; it was involved in 11 accidents with a total of 12 fatalities in a single 18 month period. Also, as reported by CNBC, there have been a total of 330 fatalities from MU-2 crashes. However, there have been years where the MU-2 had no accidents at all. As of October 2005, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has begun a safety evaluation of the aircraft and decided that the aircraft has met its certification requirements - it is safe when operated by properly trained pilots who operate properly maintained aircraft. The FAA is in the process of mandating training specific to the MU-2 as it has in the past for other aircraft. When such mandated training was required outside of the U.S. the MU-2 accident record was vastly improved.
Author: Jean-Pierre Brisard, Bob May, Joe Zerilli (Premier Aircraft) | Size: 6.37MB | Added: 2009-02-08 | Downloaded 6636 times