A-1H Skyraider

A-1H Skyraider

Spad Supreme

Experience one of the most iconic warbirds of the Vietnam era, the A-1H Skyraider is now available and in stunning detail!

The Skyraider, or affectionately referred to as the ‘Spad’, paid its dues over Korea and Vietnam, providing close air support to boots on the ground. First entering service in late 1946 as the AD-1, the A-1H is the culmination of decades of refinements and upgrades done to the original airframe, bringing its official designation up to the AD-6.

During its course of service, the Skyraider was famous for its ability to roll with the punches, and quickly became a favorite amongst both troops and pilots for its durability and weapons delivery capabilities. Many are surely aware of the A-10 and its legendary prowess, but the A-1H is the father of the venerable Hawg: the Skyraider largely pioneered and validated the concept of close air support, after all.

Prepar3D V4 v5+

Introducing the A-1H Skyraider !

Our rendition of the Skyraider aims to please even the most demanding and eagle-eyed warbird enthusiast, with thorough and intricate systems simulation, a custom payload manager, accurate sounds, a realistic flight model, and TacPack integration to boot. If flying by the seat of your pants sans-GPS is your forte, you’ll find our simulation to be just the product you’ve been searching for!

Weapons Galore

We’ve delivered a plentiful assortment of payloads to suit a wide variety of destructive tendencies: we have included rockets such as the HVR, LAU-10 and LAU-68 pods, dumb bombs such as the Mk-82, Mk-82SE, Mk-83 and Mk-84, the Mk-117, and the famous Toilet Bomb. External fuel tanks can also be fitted for longer duration sorties, along with 4 20mm guns embedded into the wings.

It is sometimes said that an aircraft can “carry everything but the kitchen sink”, but the Skyraider did just this, along with a conspicuous sanitation unit which managed to only catch the eyes of the Air Boss as the aircraft left the carrier.

MVAMS Configuration

A staple of Blackbird Simulations products, the Skyraider integrates with out MVAMS utility to better and more efficiently manage your aircraft. Updates can be downloaded from within the app itself rather than navigating to an external site, and the default panel state can be toggled between Cold and Dark and Ready to Fly.

TacPack Equipped

Weapons aren’t weapons if they’re static models, which is why we’ve integrated TacPack into the Skyraider to bring authentic and accurate weapons simulations into the aircraft. Along with weapons simulation, TacPack also allows for carrier operations: simply spawn a TacPack-equipped carrier into the sim, and the Skyraider will be able to trap the arresting gear and utilize the catapults.

Do note that without TacPack installed for your specific Prepar3D version, the weapons loaded onto the wings will be static-only, the guns will not work, and the gunsight will be inoperative.

TacPack Logo

Vertical Reality Simulations' TacPack software offers a stand-alone top notch weapons and warfare platform for Prepar3D. It is a payware product and is not included with your purchase from Blackbird Simulations. It is a pre-requisite for using the weapons features of the Blackbird Simulations Skyraider, but is not required for the operation of any other portion of the aircraft. (Please note: At the time of this release, the TacPack software has not been updated for use in Prepar3D version 5. Please visit the VRS website for any information regarding compatibility of the TacPack software with your simulation platform.)

System Requirements (Minimum):

Operating System:
Windows 10
Windows 11

Use of this product in any other version of Windows is not supported at this time.

Intel i5 or AMD equivalent 2.6 Ghz or higher


DirectX®11 compliant video card
4 GB video RAM or higher

System Requirements (VR):

i9-9900K or AMD equivalent 2.6 Ghz or higher


DirectX®11 compliant video card
11 GB video RAM or higher


Hard Drive Space:
1.6 GB available space

Supported Platforms:
Prepar3d Version 4 (Latest release, with all hotfixes)
Prepar3d Version 5+

Current Product Version: 210426

Use or installation of the products(s) referenced on this page in any other platform than that intended or shown above is not supported and may result in errors or a non-functioning product.

All Blackbird Simulations products require a functioning gaming controller such as a joystick for proper operation.

An internet connection is required for product activation

SGAA and SGSS are not supported.

Setup instructions

Special Features:

Custom soundset provided by SimAcoustics

Painstakingly modeled internal and external models

PBR textures applied to both the internal and external models

In-depth systems simulation from the real flight manual

Realistic and accurate flight dynamics

9 HD liveries provided by 3DReach

Custom payload configurator

TacPack-enabled for carrier operations and weapons delivery
(Prepar3D v4 only until VRS updates TacPack to v5)

Atmospheric night lighting and external light effects

Highly-detailed product manual included

Toilet bomb included

Purchase Options

A-1H Skyraider Standard Edition for personal use only

Multi-platform installer supporting Prepar3D V4 v5+


Paint Kit

User Guide