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.
Simultaneously, Rowan finished their Battle of Britain, a sweeping simulation of the air battle over England that integrates a strategic game, played from a simulated wartime Operations Room. Battle of Britain offers huge aerial battles (up to 1000 aircraft in the skies), a fully dynamic campaign system, top notch flight models and the ability to influence the course of history.
With niggling hardware compatibility issues, but garnering a dedicated following, a lively community has evolved around both these simulations. Both have spawned many user created skins, and Battle of Britain in particular has an active community of aircraft painters and terrain designers.
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