P3D has been 64bit since v4.0, previous versions up to v3.* were 34bit compatible.
You should still able to buy or stick with earlier versions of P3D if you wished to use older aircraft, although others should be able to clear this up if I'm wrong!
Hope this helps.
Flying: P3D V4.5 ~ Still Trying To Get My Head Around: X-Plane 11
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