Peter Inglis in an RAAF F-111 at Amberley Air Force base, 1995.
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October 29th, 2004

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

Cockpit Hardware

There is some exciting new gear on the way from Chris Mihok and the boffins at Viper Pits Feast your eyes here -

Viper-Pits

Viper Pits

MUSEUM EXHIBIT UPDATE

Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2 - 2000 Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2 - 2000 Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2 - 2000 Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2 - 2000 Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2 - 2000
Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2 - 2000 Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2 - 2000 Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2 - 2000 Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2 - 2000 Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2 - 2000

Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 2- added -

  • Air combat training - lag turn and lead turn
  • Engine start sounds to the Zero checklists
  • Images of all the Allied ships
  • Images of all the Japanese ships
  • Images of representative buikdings modelled in the sim
  • Images of all the Allied ships
  • Images of the airfield types
  • Images of all the aircraft in the sim
  • About the A6M2 Zero
  • Specs of the A6M2 Zero
  • Combat tips for the A6M2 Zero
VIDEOS -
  • Video - of the A6M2 Zero engine start
  • Video - of the A6M2 Zero takeoff
  • Video - of the A6M2 Zero virtual cockpit
  • Video - of the A6M2 Zero guns
  • Video - of the A6M2 Zero in and low level, high speed pass


Flight sims for pocket money

I did a quick whip around of on-line Australian PC games shops and found these sims still selling - some at prices as low as AUD $ 9.95 to AUD $ 29.95. If they are available here you can be sure they're on sale elsewhere. Spend a couple of bucks and get a friend into flight simming - or get one of these "mature age" sims for yourself and have a blast !

According to www.xe.com the " Live mid-market rates as of 2004.10.22 05:23:52 GMT." were -
1.00 AUD Australia Dollars = 0.736679 USD United States Dollars
1.00 AUD Australia Dollars = 0.584162 EUR Euro

Battle of Britain by Rowan spotted at $AUD 9.95
How can you go wrong with that? One of the most thorough and well received simulations of the Battle of Britain for less than $10.00.

F-16 Agressor

F-16 Aggressor at $ AUD 19.95

Su27 2.0

Su-27 Flanker 2.0 at $ AUD 9.95
!!!!!!! Say no more - download the free upgrades and turn the sim into Su-27 Flanker 2.5 - enabling you to fly the MiG-29 Fulcrum in Flanker 2.5.

MiG-29 Fulcrum in Flanker 2.5

Flight Unlimited II at $ AUD 9.95

Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator (1998) at $ AUD 29.95
Holding it's value well for a 6 year old sim. Still recommendable for someone with a PC more than a few years old or with a modest graphic card. Heaps of free add-ons available too.

Crimson Skies.

Crimson Skies at $ AUD 29.95.

Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 Microsoft Flight Simulator 98

Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 with a free scenery CD - which scenery in particular was unspecified - it may have been scenery for lower Timbuktu heights - for $AUD 29.95

Enemy Engaged - Comanche versus Hokum - 2000 - Helicopter Gunship action in dynamic, living environments.

Enemy Engaged - Comanche vs Hokum for $AUD 29.95.
Arguably the best ever tactical combat helicopter sim.

Comanche 4for $AUD 24.95.

European Air War recreated the air battles over Europe during World War 2.

European Air Warfor $AUD 19.95

Gunship for $AUD 19.95



MUSEUM EXHIBIT UPDATE



Vietnam Air War - an add on to Microsoft Combat Sim 2 and Flight Simulator 2002 Vietnam Air War - an add on to Microsoft Combat Sim 2 and Flight Simulator 2002



Added images of more of the aircraft in Vietnam Air War including the UH-1C Huey gunsight.

MUSEUM EXHIBIT UPDATE

The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain
In the Andromeda Strain the plot is an old standby: "Earth is invaded by Aliens and our four heroes save the day".... but there's a twist or two!

The Aliens aren't 7 feet tall with acid blood and the heroes aren't tall with lust in their blood.

In fact, our heroes are middle aged - not too attractive - and their super weapon is ... the mind! Not even psychic power - no - just good old fashioned intellect, rational thinking and scientific method.

Flight Sim relevance? - helicopters and the F-4 Phantom.