Peter Inglis in an RAAF F-111 at Amberley Air Force base, 1995.
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8th December 2000

B-17 Flying Fortress

B-17 Flying Fortress in action. B-17 Flying Fortress in action. B-17 Flying Fortress in action. B-17 Flying Fortress in action.

Chino took some nice pics of a B-17 Flying Fortress

B-24 activities

Or if you can't stand the sight of a B-24 Mitchell by this time, hop into Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 2 and shoot one down ! - ( Apologies to the vets ).


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Searching for Snakes

Thomas C Crouson VMF(AW)-323, Tinbender, 62-64, Webmaster of the 323 Death Rattlers web site is gathering a list of snakes from WW II to the present VMFA-323 at Miramar. Contact him if you know of any Marines who should be on the list.

Graphic Language warning

If you fancy upgrading your graphics card before Xmas check out these : 3DFX Voodoo
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These cards will all run your normal Windows applications (2D) and 3D accelerated games - meaning ALL games released in the past couple of years.

I don't think you can go past 3Dfx cards for compatability. My old Creative 3D Blaster Banshee still serves me well.

Mech my Day punk!

To mis-quote the great Clint Eastwood from "Dirty Harry"

PC and I spent an enjoyable day playing MechWarrior 4: Vengeance on 16 networked PC's courtesy of Microsoft.

The graphics were awesome and the game wasn't running on a ninja machine either! Despite his professed ' lack of time to play games ' I have been unable to wrest the software from PC's Windows 2000 system.

Chino's zero

Chino sent in these pics of his paperweight - ... every home should have one ! Chino's Zero

I spy with my little eye...

Donald A. Thomas, Jr worked at Atari in the 1980's and has an insider's knwloedge of the industry. His site is a Museum of video gaming - www.icwhen.com

Thrusting through the sky

Click to read about the classic Thrustmaster controllers

Thrustmaster was the first "hard core" flight sim gear. It was modelled -partly - on the real joysticks and throttles found in military jets. Here is an overview of the Thrustmaster legacy - Thrustmaster

Take Command!

Strategic Commander

The new Microsoft Sidewinder Strategic Commander is one of the most user-friendly devices I've laid my hands on. Although designed with Land Combat Sims in mind I have a feeling it will adapt quite nicely to Flight Sims - acting as a programmable throttle and MFD controller.

B-24 Mitchell versus Zero

Lt. Charles H. Cook flew a B-24D named "Cookie" with the 90th Bombardment Group in the southwest Pacific in 1942-1943. At that time, Allied forces were greatly outnumbered, and Japanese invasion of New Guinea and Australia was a very real threat.

Chino keeps returning to Wewak to recreate Charles H. Cook's WW2 career exploits. Sort of "virtual history by doing...." - Charles H. Cook

MiG Alley Keyboard Control overlay winners

Winners of the contest in August, September and October

Museum Renovations

MiGMan's Combat Diary is moving to a new server so parts of the site may not be available until December 3rd. I'm uploading the quot;What's New" Museum entries first.


JetFighter II

He he he - I remember this one well. At the time I had an Atari ST and used to play this on a friend's PC - I believe he had a 386. Heaps of fun - I remember he (who shall remain nameless) had no luck at all catching enemy fighters until I showed him my special manoeuver ..... the "Immelman"... !!!!!

Jetfighter II Also -

MechCommander Gold

MechCommander Gold significantly upgrades the first release by adding a mission editor, more features and generally speeding things up.