Peter Inglis in an RAAF F-111 at Amberley Air Force base, 1995.
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April 12th, 2002

First look at Flanker

Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker virtual cockpit Su27 2.0
Following on from last week's look at Su-27 Flanker, this week I dived into Su-27 Flanker 2.0, it's glorious successor. The user friendly and powerful mission editor and convincing feeling of flight make this sim a winner. I've spent the past few weeks creating simple training missions for it and especially the Su-27 Flanker 2.5 version - which I'll feature next week.

Contents
  • Package contents - (great manual and checklists printed on 5" x 7" card make this a standout feature).
  • Hardware Requirements
  • Flying the Flanker
  • 15 minutes of fun?
  • Cockpit
  • Training
  • Instant Action
  • Air Combat
  • Ejection
  • Carrier Ops
  • Countermeasures
  • Infra Red Search and Track
  • Missile Launches
  • MiGMan's missions
  • Checklists
  • Take-off
  • Landing
  • Theatre of Operations
  • Mission Editor
  • Cultural artefacts
  • Fog of War
  • Twang!!!!!!
  • Aircraft
  • Aircraft - Russia
  • Aircraft - NATO
  • Team
  • The Flanker Team
  • Designers
  • Manual
  • Mattel Interactive / SSI
  • Programmers
  • Special thanks
  • Testers

Crimean comparison

I thought it would be interesting to compare the rendering of the Crimean peninsula in Su-27 Flanker 2.0 with the version in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002- check it out - Crimean Peninsula.

Next week I get into Flanker 2.5 ..... and fly the MiG-29 !!! Smiling Smiling

Printable Checklists

Note - from now on all checklists will be available in a more printer - friendly colour scheme as well - I use them! Print them out and keep them by your monitor or HOTAS! Mine sit where the PC Dash used to live:

MiGMan's MiG-puter flight sim test gear

The Red Baron in 1983

Red Baron 1983

Francisco J. Campos sent in some screenshots from this early 1980's sim - Red Baron 1983

Early sim Top Guns

Top Gun
Rob "Bomber" Henderson, the UK's top airplane caricature artist, remembers his first multiplayer flying experiences in a a split - screen sim called Top Gun


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

Top Gun Aircraft caricatures

Caricature Aircraft Pictures by Rob Henderson
Click on the image to check out Rob "Bomber" Henderson's Aircraft Caricature site.