Aero Vodochody of Czechoslovakia created one of the most distinctive airframes in aviation history in the late 1940s with the Ae-45, and now the prototype Ae-45 and the supercharged variant, the Ae-145, are coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator!
The Aero Vodochody Ae-45 “Aero” Family
The unveiling of Local Legend 11 coincides with the release of Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update 14: Central Eastern Europe, the aircraft family’s home skies.
The Ae-45 is a twin-engine, low-wing utility aircraft developed and manufactured by Aero Vodochody of Czechoslovakia. Frequently referenced as the “Aero,” it can accommodate up to five passengers, including two in the cockpit. It took its maiden flight on July 21, 1947, and was introduced in 1948. The Ae-145 is an advanced version of the original Ae-45 that features supercharged engines, refined avionics, improved flight controls, and an enhanced canopy. A total of 590 of all Aero variants were built during a production run that spanned from 1947 to 1961; 162 of these were Ae-145s, built between 1959 and 1963.
The Local Legend 11 pack includes the Ae-45 prototype and the Ae-145, each with a selection of liveries.
The Aero Vodochody Ae-45
The Ae-45, frequently referenced as the Aero 45, began as a concept in 1946 in the wake of World War II. A team of five Czechoslovak engineers sought to innovate an efficient, low-maintenance civil aircraft that could perform a variety of applications. Their work was fueled by national pride as much as by aerospace engineering aspiration; they sought to re-establish the Czechoslovakian aviation industry in the post-World War II era and propel it onto the global stage. They were so driven that they began working on and financing the concept on their own, without any state or industry…
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