Peter Inglis in an RAAF F-111 at Amberley Air Force base, 1995.
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2nd November 2000

Albanian MiGs

IL-28 Beagle MiG-17. MiG-19.

Giorgio sent more pics of the Albanian Air Force - or what was left of it in 1997 anyway:



Euro Typhoon

Eurofighter Typhoon - 2001

The sequel to EF 2000 by Digital Image Design is due out soon and www.sim-arena.com This web link is no longer valid >> have translated a French interview with Rage Games. Read the translated interview at http://typhoon.sim-arena.com/interview/interview.phpl This web link is no longer valid >>

WW 2 Fighter Pilot online

From Rick Knight at www.microteck.com/odfp - The Official Database for Pilots This web link is no longer valid >>

" We are pleased to announce Colonel James B. Morehead as our next Guest Speaker, coming to the Officer's Club at ODFP on Saturday November 18th at 4PM PST.

During WWII, Colonel Morehead flew the P-40 Warhawk in the Pacific Theater and the P-38 in Europe. "

More details at www.microteck.com/odfp - The Official Database for Pilots This web link is no longer valid >>

Fly your own F-111

This F-111 radio controlled model was built by a former Wing Commander... I'm not sure if the Dump 'n' burn technology has been implemented 'tho'! David de Botton says :

"Finally I can send a few photos.

This is a 1/10th scale ducted fan R/C flying model of a F-111A built by a retired RAAF Wing Commander. It is my job to produce a light weight production version.The master plug for the mould will be ready soon.You suggested some time ago I get in touch with Federation of American Scientists at www.fas.org for more detailed information on the F-111.

Thanks for the great Website."

Regards

David de Botton

F-111 Aardvaark - Radio controlled model

F-111 Aardvaark - Radio controlled model

Still in the mould...

F-111 Aardvaark - Radio controlled model

F-111 Aardvaark - Radio controlled model



Packaging Combat sims

Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2 - 2000

Added Artwork and Packaging for Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 2 here - MSCFS2 Artwork and Packaging

Tom Clancy's Hornets

Jarmo Lindberg from Fighter Squadron 21 in Finland and Fighter Tactics Academy met the guy who flew the Hornet in the movie of Tom Clancy's Novel "Clear and Present Danger" and told us what really happened... "Clear and Present Danger" - Tom Clancy's Hornets

3-D glasses by 3-Qubed

Chris Hahn from 3-Qbed alerted me to their 3d glasses - 3d glasses by 3-Qubed

B-17 Manual excerpt - free download

B-17 Flying Fortress 2 - The Mighty Eighth in the Flight Sim Museum

Added some FREE excerpts from the B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty Eighth manual - courtesy of Microprose Australia.

W W 2

Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2 - 2000

www.sim-arena.comThis web link is no longer valid >> have posted a review of Microsoft's new World War 2 combat flight sim Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 2 at http://cfs.sim-arena.com/review/review.phpl This web link is no longer valid >>

Crimson Arena

Crimson Skies. Crimson Skies. Crimson Skies. Crimson Skies. Crimson Skies.

Julian "Gremlin" Sallows wrested the PC away from his kids just long enough to have a go at Crimson Skies - http://crimson.sim-arena.com/review/review.phpl This web link is no longer valid >>

The Paralympics have just finished and Sydney is still buzzing !

Albert - aka Recker - Yung of the 389th Thunderbolt VFS, Sydney Australia spots the F-111

New Carrier for Oz?

HMAS Melbourne - Australia's last aircraft carrier - pic from www.smh.com.au

HMAS Melbourne - Australia's last aircraft carrier - image from www.smh.com.au

Mmm... unlikely methinks but the Sydney Morning Herald reported today :

"The Navy is looking again at aircraft carriers as Australia's regional security role grows and new designs slash construction and operation costs.

Earlier this year the navy prepared a report on a ship that would be a combined troop transport, tanker, supply vessel, command centre and hospital - with a flat deck that could carry helicopters and possibly F/A-18 fighters!!!

Naval planners call the vessel a littoral support ship. "

www.smh.com.au/news/0010/23/pageone/pageone9.phpl - Read the full article at the Sydney Morning Herald This web link is no longer valid >>

Australia's computer generated carrier

"Multi Role Auxiliary (MRA)" - image from www.janes.com

"Multi Role Auxiliary (MRA)" - image from www.janes.com

P.C. gets to the bottom of the Australia's reported new aircraft carrier which was reported in the Australian media recently.

A bit of investigating by PC revealed the "Aircraft Carrier" reported on October 24th to be a concept ship designed for amphibious transport and supply. Known as the "Multi Role Auxiliary (MRA)", it exists at the moment only in computer generated images.

As far as acting as an aircraft carrier for Australia's F/A-18's - well - try 6 helicopters and "accommodating aircraft up to the size of the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor". So what was under discussion was not an aircraft carrier as such, but something similar to a Tarawa class vessel.

Read the full story at www.janes.com

You see - they only had to ask a flight sim fan !

MiGMan goes to Hollywood

Crimson Skies - 2000

... in Crimson Skies from Microsoft and rescues the damsel in distress ! MORE HERE: Hollywood