Microsoft Flight Simulator F-4 Phantom Released, Algiers Airport Announced

Published: July 20, 2023 11:38 PM /


Microsoft Flight Simulator F-4 Phantom

Today saw the release of relevant third-party add-ons for Microsoft Flight Simulator, on top of some interesting reveals about upcoming scenery.

We start with the release of DC Design's F-4 Phantom for both PC and Xbox. It's currently available on the official in-sim marketplace for $34.99. It'll also be released (only for PC) on Just Flight's store soon. 

You can expect the following features:

  • Accurately modelled F-4E, F-4J and British FGR2 Phantoms, each with unique animations for each variant
  • Custom effects for the ‘smoky’ J-79 and Rolls-Royce Spey engines
  • Full use of all MSFS effects such as G vapour, icing, contrails and heat exhaust blur
  • Arrestor hook and launch system compatible with MSFS moving aircraft carriers
  • 27 liveries – see below
  • 3D virtual cockpit based on the F-4J Phantom
  • Fully animated instruments and controls
  • Custom-coded INS with LAT/LONG input requirements for complex navigation
  • Operational radar with Air-to-Air and Air-to-Ground modes
  • Radar
  • Inertial Navigation System
  • Fuel system transfer and cross-feed
  • Hydraulic system
  • Thermal anti-icing system, including airframe and engine anti-icing
  • Autopilot, including pitch and bank hold
  • TACAN and VOR navigation, including TACAN panel
  • Dimmable dynamic flood lighting for a highly immersive and customisable night environment
  • MSFS-native (Wwise) sound package taking full advantage of the new MSFS capabilities
  • Rolls-Royce Spey and J-79 engine recordings from the real aircraft
  • Realistic and accurate flight dynamics based on real-world performance and handling data via actual aircraft manuals
  • MSFS checklists
  • RN Fleet Air Arm F4K
  • 892 Naval Air Squadron ‘007’, Fleet Air Arm
  • RAF Phantom FGR2:
    • 43 Squadron (Camo)
    • Black Mike
    • 56 Sqn
    • 92 Sqn
    • 74 Sqn
  • US Navy F4-J Phantoms:
    • Blue Angels
    • VF-96 CAG ‘Showtime 100’
    • VF-111 Sundowners
    • VF-51 Screamin’ Eagles
    • VF-84 Jolly Rogers
  • US Marines F4-J:
    • VMFA-333
    • VMFA-232
    • JASDF F4-E
    • 302nd TFS, JASDF
    • USAF F4-E
  • Thunderbirds:
    • 4th TFW (Grey scheme)
    • 4th TFW, 337th TFS (‘MiG Killer’)
    • 347th TFW, 70th TFS ‘White Knights’
    • 20th FS, 49th FW, Holloman AFB, New Mexico
    • 469th TFS, 388th TFW ‘Betty Lou’
  • Foreign Phantoms:
    • RAAF Phantom F-4E
    • Greek Air Force F-4E
    • Turkish F-4E
    • Israeli F-4E
    • Iranian F-4E

Another release also on the official in-sim marketplace is Nordborg/Pøl Airfield (EKNB) in Denmark by Simnord. Like the Phantom, it's for both PC and Xbox. It's priced at $7.99. 


We also get an announcement from NetDesign. While the developer did not mention the airport by name, it's very obvious that it's Houari Boumediene Airport (DAAG) serving Algiers, the capital of Algeria. As one of the busiest airports in Africa, it'll be certainly a welcome addition to the simulator.

Algiers Airport

Next, SamScene3D released a trailer of its Jeju Airport (RKPC) package, which also includes the city center on top of the second-busiest airport in South Korea. While no release date was shared, this developer tends to release trailers when launch is imminent.

We also get a list of features:

  • Detailed RKPC airport terminal with interior
  • Airport with beautiful night effects
  • Detailed Jeju city center
  • The tallest building of Jeju : Dream Tower Hotel (Grand Hyatt)
  •  Many iconic hotels such as Lotte City Hotel, Hotel RegentMarine, Ramada Jeju City Hall, etc
  • Some iconic buildings and landmarks on the approach route such as lighthouses, shores, etc
  • Jeju cruise terminal buildings
  • Jeju city stadium
  • More landmarks of Jeju Island will be added in the future

Lastly, FlightFX released new screenshots of its DuPage Airport (KDPA) near Chicago, United States. The screenshots were revealed on the developer's Discord server and you can enjoy them below. Apparently, the airport is close to its release. 


Microsoft Flight Simulator is currently available for PC, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox Cloud Gaming, including Game Pass. If you'd like to learn more, you should stay tuned on TechRaptor as we have daily Microsoft Flight Simulator news to keep you updated on the many add-ons coming and released for the sim.

We have also recently interviewed Microsoft's Jorg Neumann about the Antonov An-225 "Mriya" and iniBuilds' CEO Ubaid Mussa on the work of the popular third-party developer.

If you're interested in reviews, you can check out Orbx's Stockholm Arlanda and Oslo Gardermoen AirportsiniBuilds' New York-JFK Airport, and RHDSimulations' Boeing 767-300ER.


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