Peter Inglis in an RAAF F-111 at Amberley Air Force base, 1995.
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April 5th, 2002

FREE AREA (note that the entire content of the Museum is free to read now).

Specs :

What is a H.O.T.A.S. ? Thrustmaster F-16 Flight Control System -  Limited Edition
What is a H.O.T.A.S. ?

How much is expensive?

Thrustmaster F-16 Flight Control System -  Limited Edition
F-16 Flight Control System - Limited Edition If you think the Thrustmaster H.O.T.A.S. Cougar is an expensive piece of kit then check this out - the F-16 Flight Control System - Limited Edition was state of the art in 1995. - F-16 Flight Control System - Limited Edition

Cockpit Database

Here's a handy database of real cockpits under restoration -

1995 Hardware standards

This Su-27 Flanker Customer response survey gives a good indication of what kinds of PC hardware people were using in 1995 - having only 1 Megabyte of system RAM was not uncommon!.

Su-27 Flanker

Su-27 Flanker
Su-27 Flanker was developed by The Fighter Collection and published by Strategic Simulations Inc. in 1995. It was designed by a Russian team of programmers to run on 386 and low end 486 machines. The project was taken on by SSI and revised to SVGA graphics resolution. The Russian designers didn't have access to the faster PC's, and as a result the code is very efficient.... it ran very smoothly!

  • Scenario
  • Enemy Aircraft
  • Missions
  • Box contents - Box Art
  • Customer response survey
  • Box contents - Squadron Commander's Edition
  • Hardware requirements
  • Video clips
  • Flying the Flanker
  • Cockpit
  • Cockpit gauges
  • SCHLEM - Helmet Mounted Sight
  • Ground Attack
  • SAMs
  • Details
  • Details in the cockpit
  • Links

Spectrum's BASIC Interceptor


Intercepteur Cobalt

Read Francisco J. Campos' description of what it was like to fly this 1983 sim. "The program was entirely written in Spectrum's BASIC, but it looked wonderful despite Sinclair's poor graphic abilities. It was considered a "serious" game, compared with the ZX hits of that time: JetPac, Jet Set Willy, Cookie, and 8-bit versions of classic arcades." - Intercepteur Cobalt

Free area - new in the shop

I added new hardware and some Microsoft Flight Sim combat add-ons to the Support the Flight Sim Museum