Peter Inglis in an RAAF F-111 at Amberley Air Force base, 1995.
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May 17th, 2002


Mi-28N Havoc cockpit detail

Enemy Engaged  - Apache vs. Havoc had the most successful modelling of dynamic battle environments ever seen on a PC.
Added details of the Mi-28N Havoc cockpit in Enemy Engaged: Apache vs. Havoc.
  • Mi-28N - instruments
  • Mi-28N - MFD
  • Mi-28N - night lighting
  • Mi-28N - Primary Instruments
  • Mi-28N - Warning lamps
  • Mi-28N - HUD

Details of the AH-64 Apache cockpits

Enemy Engaged  - Apache vs. Havoc had the most successful modelling of dynamic battle environments ever seen on a PC.
Added details of the AH-64 Apache cockpitin Enemy Engaged: Apache vs. Havoc.

"the most complex civilian flight sim I flew on the Amiga"

A320 Airbus
A320 Airbus

Rob "Bomber" Henderson remembers : "A320 AIRBUS by Thalion : This was bar far the most complex civilian flight sim I flew on the Amiga. It was developed in conjunction with LUFTHANSA of Germany. The sim came with a huge manual, a massive "notepad" containing Jeppessen airfield approach charts for almost every controlled airfield in Central Europe, and 4 high level navigation charts, and a massive poster of a real A320 cockpit.... " - A320 Airbus

Box art to the Spanish edition of Air Warrior II

Air Warrior II
Box art to the Spanish edition

Console wars

With X-box, Game-cube, Dice-a-matic and a box of steak knives all hitting the shelves I thought the Museum should have a peek at a couple of their flight sim offerings, slim as they are at this time.

Ace Combat 2

Ace Combat 2

Ace Combat 3

Ace Combat 3

Air Force Delta Storm - 2001

Air Force Delta Storm

In contrast with the usual Museum policy, I haven't actually had "stick-time" in these sims.

Specs :

An aside.. .. ..

Mind you, I did go looking for Ace Combat 3 at one of Sydney's biggest games retailers.. .. ..

They had the Ace Combat 3 poster on the wall. A promising start.

ME: "Do you have Ace Combat 3 ?"

SHOP ASSISTANT: "No."

"Oh."

"OK, then.... what do you have... ah - the X-box was running a first-person shooter game. Took me right back to Castle Wolfenstein it did, only with better graphics! After 15 minutes I'd shot all the aliens. That was fun. Looked OK too in a VGA sort of way. Mmm... what next ... into the 4 wheel drive vehicle and another 15 minutes of driving about.

I asked the sales assistant what to do next in the game. Mind you, there was nobody in the shop.

SHOP ASSISTANT: "No idea."

OK... I asked the other sales assistant...

SHOP ASSISTANT: "No idea."

.... OK, I guess I can live without the X-box for nowl !