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Len "Viking 1" Hjalmarson
20 Years of Military Flight Simulations on the PC by Len "Viking 1" Hjalmarson.

Flight sim guru Len "Viking 1" Hjalmarson chronicles the first 30 years of computer flight sims, the software, hardware, people and the culture.

The Mature Years: 1997-2000

F/A-18 by Janes

2000 was led off by the swan song of Jane’s Combat Simulations in F/A-18 by Janes, a benchmark by any standard. Beautiful skies and detailed COMMS contribute to involvement. Carrier ops, avionics and weapons are simulated in exacting detail and the manual is excellent.

A powerful mission builder and campaign builder were included, and the semi-dynamic campaign was a strong feature. (A new campaign was released in November of 2000 by James Campisi and Matt Wagner).

F/A-18 by Janes

Cockpit in F/A-18 by Janes
The cockpit in F/A-18 by Janes

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