FSX/P3D Spitfire MK 1A

PreviewThe first production Spitfire, the mark I was powered by a Merlin III giving 1,030 hp and a maximum speed of 367 mph. This is the mark that mostly fought in the Battle of Britain. It entered service in 1938 with 19 and 66 Squadrons. In all some 1,566 Mk I Spitfires were produced.

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Complete with Base Model
Download hits
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D) including P3Dv4 & P3Dv5
File size
54.25 MB
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Scanned 24 days ago (clean)
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Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
5 star rating.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 4 PRO members.

The first production Spitfire, the mark I was powered by a Merlin III giving 1,030 hp and a maximum speed of 367 mph. This is the mark that mostly fought in the Battle of Britain. It entered service in 1938 with 19 and 66 Squadrons. In all some 1,566 Mk I Spitfires were produced.

This model is complete and also includes a 3D Virtual Cockpit (VC) and is compatible with all versions of FSX and P3Dv4.

Spitfire MK1A on ramp ready to taxi in P3Dv5.


  • On startup, there is automatic engine smoke.
  • Then follow the exhaust flames with smoke.
  • Wing vortex effect appears by default at 2.5g or quick roll rate.
  • Continuous blue flames with smoke if the engine is running.
  • Wing cannon with flash, smoke, and falling cartridges can be triggered with the standard Smoke key (i).

It is much nicer however if you put the standard Strobe key (i) to the trigger from your joystick. You can change this in the Key menu.


  • Unzip " Spit_MK1A" into a temporary file and move the "Spit_MK1A" folder into the main Aircraft directory.
  • Read instructions carefully when installing the gauges, say YES...when asked if the gauges sources should be trusted. If you say no....most of the gauges are not going to work!
  • Leave all gauges in your panel folder.
  • Copy the effects into the Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator X\effects folder and the fx_tracer.bmp into the effects\texture folder.
  • Add the 20can.wav in your Microsoft Games\Flight Simulator X\sound folder.

Flying the model
This plane is a fair, noncritical but very powerful flying machine.

  • Spoiler key opens the cockpit door
  • SHIFT+ E key opens the canopy
  • Radiator flaps are opened by the close cowl key.


If you have manual rudder enabled, be ready to apply hard rudder and brake when you hit the throttle! Better apply throttle proportionally and slowly at first.

  1. Parking brake on, start the engine, 1/4 flaps.
  2. Disengage parking brake.
  3. Hold enough rudder, brake to keep the aircraft straight
  4. Take off at about 100 Knots, wheels and flaps up at 130 Knots.
  5. To fire guns activate O-key or trigger.
  6. Approach at 25% flaps, wheels down at 120 Knots.
  7. Touchdown at 85-90 Knots.

Like with the real plane, much use of elevator trim will be needed.

Developer: A.F. Scrub.

Images & Screenshots

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The archive spit_mk1a.zip has 156 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

This list displays the first 500 files in the package. If the package has more, you will need to download it to view them.

Filename/Directory File Date File Size
Spit_mk1A01.08.190 B
Aircraft.cfg01.08.1915.02 kB
Aircraft.cfg.txt01.07.1913.02 kB
Effects01.06.190 B
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FSX_Wing_Guns.fx11.16.0710.48 kB
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fx_tiremark_6.fx09.06.134.99 kB
fx_tracer.bmp07.26.062.73 kB
fx_V12_Exhaust.fx01.18.051.24 kB
fx_V12_IDLE_port.fx01.28.0514.45 kB
fx_V12_IDLE_starb.fx01.28.0514.46 kB
fx_V12_MAX_port.fx01.28.057.84 kB
fx_V12_MAX_starb.fx01.28.057.85 kB
guns firing.jpg01.08.19278.37 kB
in flight.jpg12.28.18557.13 kB
manual.pdf09.01.042.45 MB
Model01.07.190 B
model.cfg01.07.1950 B
spit_mk1a.mdl01.07.191.77 MB
spit_mk1a_Int.mdl01.07.191.44 MB
panel01.08.190 B
AH_spitgauges.cab02.06.141.18 MB
Autopilot.cab07.18.13112.88 kB
AuxPanel.bmp03.09.01127.19 kB
cessna182s.gau06.13.03448.00 kB
fighters.cab01.08.19607.89 kB
Panel.cfg01.07.195.61 kB
Panel.cfg.txt01.07.195.56 kB
Seafire_mainpanel.bmp01.06.04769.05 kB
Thrust.BMP02.24.0214.97 kB
WEP.gau07.16.0584.00 kB
smoke button.jpg12.13.18178.86 kB
sound01.08.190 B
CAGEAR.WAV09.17.9931.23 kB
CASTALL.WAV09.17.996.79 kB
CE1A.wav02.20.0290.89 kB
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CE2B.WAV02.20.0224.99 kB
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CEP2A.WAV02.20.0227.81 kB
CEP2B.WAV02.20.0232.81 kB
CESHUTA.WAV02.20.0261.06 kB
CESHUTB.WAV02.20.0266.55 kB
CESTRTA.WAV02.20.0240.31 kB
CESTRTB.WAV02.20.02100.31 kB
copyright.txt02.28.02256 B
flaps.wav02.20.0239.89 kB
geardn.wav02.20.0276.18 kB
gearup.wav02.20.0288.31 kB
L.wav02.20.0212.88 kB
R.wav02.20.0210.93 kB
simplesound.cfg05.15.0738 B
sound.cfg02.20.027.61 kB
XCE1a.WAV02.20.0251.79 kB
XCE1B.WAV02.20.0267.81 kB
XCE2A.WAV02.20.0295.31 kB
XCE2B.WAV02.20.0252.79 kB
XCE3A.WAV02.20.0268.48 kB
XCE4A.wav02.20.02118.54 kB
XCEP1A.WAV02.20.0224.42 kB
XCEP1B.WAV02.20.0229.47 kB
XCEP2A.WAV02.20.0233.98 kB
XCEP2B.WAV02.20.0221.74 kB
XCESHUTA.WAV02.20.0264.73 kB
XCESHUTB.WAV02.20.0264.98 kB
XCESTRTA.WAV02.20.0229.48 kB
XCESTRTB.WAV02.20.0249.81 kB
SPIT 1A_README.txt01.07.194.02 kB
Spit1A.diz12.28.18338 B
Spitfire check.htm08.12.0438.57 kB
Spitfire_MK1A.air11.14.1711.58 kB
Spitfire_ref.htm08.13.043.37 kB
take off.jpg01.07.19359.03 kB
TEXTURE.DWE01.07.190 B
canopy_t.bmp08.16.04341.40 kB
exhaust_t.bmp10.17.04256.07 kB
Frame_t.bmp10.27.041.00 MB
Glass_t.dds11.20.1764.12 kB
gunsight.bmp01.07.1985.43 kB
gunsightglass.bmp01.07.1921.43 kB
intspit1_l.bmp08.14.0485.43 kB
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intspit2_t.bmp10.14.044.00 MB
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p51h_pilot.bmp07.21.04682.75 kB
panel_l.bmp08.14.0485.43 kB
panel_t.bmp10.31.044.00 MB
propdisk3.bmp12.18.1785.43 kB
propstill.bmp09.25.18341.43 kB
sight.bmp07.22.04256.07 kB
spinner.bmp12.20.1885.43 kB
spit1_l.bmp08.14.0485.43 kB
spit1_t.bmp11.07.044.00 MB
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spit2_t.bmp11.07.044.00 MB
spit3_l.bmp08.14.0485.43 kB
spit3_t.bmp11.05.044.00 MB
spit4_l.bmp08.14.0485.43 kB
spit4_t.bmp10.31.044.00 MB
Spit_gear_l.bmp08.14.0485.43 kB
Spit_gear_t.bmp10.12.044.00 MB
thumbnail.jpg12.20.18210.30 kB
VCockpit.jpg01.07.19626.98 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B
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The content of the comments below are entirely the opinions of the individual posting the comment and do not always reflect the views of Fly Away Simulation. We moderate all comments manually before they are approved.

Christopher MurphyWed, 17 Feb 2021 16:58:54 GMT

Will this work in FSX Demo? Some of A.F. Scrub's aircraft have been tested in FSX Demo.

freddy mitchellTue, 16 Jun 2020 14:22:15 GMT

Aircraft flies and looks great but it doesn't fire guns upon activating them with the O button on the keyboard and then firing the weapons button on the joystick:)/(

K5083Sat, 28 Mar 2020 13:31:01 GMT

Very nice plane and it is great to have an early Spitfire for P4D. The good cockpit, good flight characteristics, and all the features you're looking for. I gave it 4 stars only because it comes with just 1 skin and that one is inaccurate. Packaged with half a dozen quality skins, it would be perfect.

Noel BrettonerTue, 21 Jan 2020 03:42:19 GMT


Have installed as per instructions, but no autopilot, nor guns on I key. Not yet checked "4" joystick key for guns. No bullet casing animations. I see the autopilot in the config file = 0. Is it possible to enable this?. The autopilot panel appears but nothing works on it. But all else seems ok. Nice to fly too :)

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