Peter Inglis in an RAAF F-111 at Amberley Air Force base, 1995.
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4th August, 2000

Platinum

JetFighter III - 1997

Somebody asked whether Jetfighter Platinum had been released - well, yes, in 1997!

My Jetfighter 3 guide was one of the first I wrote - way before this website began. What a pain it was to get those DOS screenshots! Anyway JF3 ran really well on my old 486 and you can still get it today.

I still wear the T-shirt that came with it - I like the logo emblazoned across the back: "GLOBAL PEACE THROUGH DEADLY FORCE" - Yes - that makes sense ....

Hint: If you have a friend or relative who has a 486 or old Pentium buy them Jetfighter III. Then when you go to visit you can spend hours "showing them how it's done".

Silent Thunder remains true to name

A-10 Tank Killer 2: Silent Thunder

A-10 Tank Killer 2: Silent Thunder. ran in Windows 95. Unfortunately I couldn't get it to run in Windows 98!

If you know how to solve this problem please let me know - Contact MiGMan with your experiences regarding this sim.

I did manage to capture these nice snaps of the real A-10 and weapons from the manual - including a nice closeup of loading the Avenger Cannon. Look at the size of the shells! They are made of depleted uranium and are about the size of a coke bottle (not family size - nor family friendly).

A-10 Tank Killer

A-10 Tank Killer by Sierra (1989)

Way back in 1989 Sierra released A10 Tank Killer.

You can get it now in the Sierra Aces Collection - which I'll be writing more about soon - but it's crude and ugly by today's standards.... just like the Warthog in fact!

Unlimited fun

Vincent Jamart remembers Flight Unlimited

Don't forget to check out Flight Unlimited II as well.

Rapt in flight simming

Vincent Jamart provided this brief look back at an F-22 Lightning sim - F22 Lightning II .

The Skies are Red!

Crimson Skies - 2000

Crimson Skies is from the makers of MechCommander- so that alone makes it worth a look in my opinion. Actually it may be just the thing to bring a lot of fresh "blood" into flight simming.

It's a Dark Reign falling!

Dark Reign 2 is out and I'll be looking at it soon, so I jumped back through the vortex for a quick look at the original release.

Dark Reign

Visitor's Book revamped

I've still got the virtual broom out and have swept through the Visitor's Book. I don't print all the mail - just a representative sample. See if your name is there! Visitor's comments