The legendary Knuppelgriff of the legendary Messerschmitt Bf 109.
It started a whole family of plane control grips and underwent a host of modifications during decades it was in service.
No wonder it was KG12 that years ago we chose for our Gladiator joystick.
Like the original, our KG12 has gone through heavy re-designing and re-engineering.
Now it is back, mounted on Gladiator NXT.
Sticking to this famous grip model we pay our respect to the whole era of piston aircrafts.
No matter how re-designed it is, it is still a replica, and as such it delivers the carefully preserved spirit of the times gone.
We tried hard to make sure you have the most immersive gaming experience with this grip.
Now, here it cometh, the New VKB KG12 grip.
Made of better, higher grade, more durable and more solid industrial grade plastic.
With rugged sides.
With a stock twist adapter.
It grew an extra trigger/brake lever over a lower button, a new button on the side, and got a better magnetic lock for the main flip trigger.
Its thumb hat is smarter now, with a differently sculpted top, and ergonomically correct movements.
- A world of difference.
Internal design borrowed from our top class grips.
All VKB trademark cable-free layout.
Sturdily interconnected PCBs for extremely stable glitch-free performance.
Uncompromising top quality original Japanese silent long travel Alps buttons.
What is more
Is that IT DOESN'T COME ALONE.
The New KG12 is coming with a long-awaited WWII throttle control.
This barrel-shaped grip head sits in your hand like it was there forever.
Six buttons: two on the front side, two under the thumb, and two under the ends of the rocker for manual prop pitch control. (The original only sported two).
This throttle control grip proves VKB takes modularity seriously: structurally, it is a module for a module, and comes as an accessory for already well established GNX THQ.
You got it right - it is a user-installable and user-replaceable accessory. You can fit your existing THQ with this grip head, and start flying piston planes (or civil airplanes, or GA, if you choose to). However it shines the brightest when it is lined up with another THQ; this way you can choose the plane you fly.
KG12 and the new throttle grip head make a great match, and can be purchased separately or as a set.
Please take your time checking out these several configurations we assembled for you.
However these are mere suggestions. You can configure your very own setup to fit your very own requirements.
Because it is your VKB. Your Universe.
These items have already been produced and prepared for release.
Available March 2022 - if the virus behaves itself.