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December 2016

Aces Collection by Sierra - 1997
Title - Aces Collection

Release Date: 1997
Developer: Dynamix
Publisher: Sierra
Collection: Yes.
Comments: This collection contained :

New videos

A-10 Tank Killer 2: Silent Thunder
Title: A-10 Tank Killer 2: Silent Thunder
Release Date: 1996
Developer: Dynamix
Publisher: Sierra
In collection?: Yes - in Aces Collection
Comments: One of the first Windows 95 sims and sequel to 1989's A-10 Tank Killer.

New videos

A-10 Tank Killer by Sierra (1989) A-10 Tank Killer by Sierra (1989) A-10 Tank Killer by Sierra (1989)
Exhibit - A-10 Tank Killer
Release Date - 1989
Developer -
Publisher - Sierra
Collection - Yes
Comments - From back in the days when a 8 MHz processor was HOT geek candy came a simulation of the A-10 Warthog.

New Exhibit!

A-10 Attack (1995) by Parsoft Interactive A-10 Attack (1995) by Parsoft Interactive
Exhibit: A-10 Attack (1995) by Parsoft Interactive
Release Date: 1995
Developer:Parsoft Interactive
Collection: No
Comments: This Mac sim featured fabulous flight modelling and was the predecessor to 1996's A-10 Cuba.

Eric "Hellcat" Parker's A-10 sim dynasty.
Eric "Hellcat" Parker's A-10 sim dynasty.

New videos and screens

A-10 Cuba (1996) by Parsoft A-10 Cuba (1996) by Parsoft
Exhibit - A-10 Cuba
Release Date - 1996
Developer - Parsoft Interactive
Publisher - Activision
Collection - Yes. Two.
Comments - A-10 Cuba by Eric "Hellcats" Parker is a fluid and exciting sim which ran well on modest PC's.

New videos

New images

Scott "Zuma" Wolf
Scott "Zuma" Wolf

WWI Gun Training
WWII Street Fighting Tactics

Roof-crossing: Not an exercise for troops suffering from vertigo: London Home Guards demonstrate roof-crossing at the double in a bombed-out area of terraced housing.

Tornado (1993) - VIDEO: Walk through loft and toss Bombing with keystrokes (Frankie Kam).

Jan 2, 2009

" How I use QiPress and OBS to display realtime keystrokes and gameplay to demonstrate loft or toss bombing in Digital Integration's Tornado" - By Frankie Kam. Psst! Click on "SHOW MORE" to know the secret of recording your gameplay keystrokes in a video! "

There's nothing like learning from one another. That's what continuous improvement is all about.

Frankie Kam

Video: Black Knight Marine Strike Fighter running on DOSBox.

Black Knight Marine Strike Fighter (1995) Black Knight Marine Strike Fighter (1995)
Exhibit: Black Knight Marine Strike Fighter (1995)

This was one of the very first sims I looked at in the Flight Sim Museum, way back in 1998!

I've tidied up the exhibit and added a couple of great videos.

Longbow Longbow Longbow Longbow
Exhibit - Longbow
Release Date - 1996
Platform - PC
Developer - Janes Combat Simulation
Publisher - EA
In collection -
Comments - Longbow from Janes was released in 1996 and remains possibly the most immersive simulation of the AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopter.

Tim Wheatley
Tim Wheatley

Thrustmaster® Flight Sim controllers
Thrustmaster

Combat Air Patrol 2 (2016). Combat Air Patrol 2 (2016).
Combat Air Patrol 2

This sim could pick up where SVGA Harrier Assault left off in 1992, with a flyable AV-8B Harrier and a dynamic campaign!

The Tarawa
Screen from SVGA Harrier Assault, 1992.

Hind (1997) by Digital Integration Hind (1997) by Digital Integration
Exhibit: Hind (1997)
Developer: Digital Integration (DI)

Tornado 1993), a combat flight simulation by Digital Integration. Tornado 1993), a combat flight simulation by Digital Integration Tornado 1993), a combat flight simulation by Digital Integration
Exhibit - Tornado (1993)


New videos, screens and info.

Gun camera video

Interview with Bob Dinnerman, creator of F/A 18 Interceptor

Gun camera video

Jetfighter II: the in-game demo video

Video: All the Mech-Warrior titles from 1989-2012 by SqueegyMackoy

Jetfighter II Jetfighter II
Title - Jetfighter II
Release Date - 1990
Developer - Velocity
Publisher - Mission Studioss
Collection - - No
Comments - This was one of the first Flight sims I saw on the PC. I'll never forget the buzz I got from lining up on the carrier- adjusting the throttle and hearing that roaring, buzzing sound of the engine as it spooled up and down in smooth response. Man, this felt like flying! It couldn't get any better than this !!


Exhibit - B17 Flying Fortress
Release Date - 1992
Platform - PC
Developer - Microprose
Publisher - Microprose
In collection - No
Comments - A classic DOS sim, and complex for it's time!

New screenshots and an hour long video!

Jetfighter
Title - Jetfighter

  • Video: Missions 1-32
  • TFX - classic combat flight sim by Digital Image Design, 1993
    TFX Soundtrack

    F-15 Strike Eagle II - 1989
    F-15 Strike Eagle II sim-play video

    Exhibit: Dogfights s1e01: MiG Alley
    Media: Video
    Comment: 01. MiG Alley (11/03/06): US Air Force aces Robbie Risner and Ralph Parr fly the F-86 Sabre vs. MiG-15 in the Korean War.


    Boeing B-29 Superfortress: Aircrew Training Video

    MiGMan logo
    Exhibit: Videos by MiGMan

    Release Date: Various
    Platform: YouTube
    Developer: MiGMan
    Publisher: MiGMan
    In collection: Yes
    Comments: Videos uploaded or authored by MiGMan.


    Exhibit - Deadliest Warrior
    Platform - TV
    Description - A comparison of classic warriors and fighting styles achieved with the aid of weapons experts and weaponeers, professional martial artists and trainers, biomechanical engineers and statistical modelling.

    F-15 Strike Eagle III by Microprose (1992) F-15 Strike Eagle III by Microprose (1992)
    Exhibit - F-15 Strike Eagle III
    Release Date - 1992
    Platform - PC DOS
    Developer - Microprose
    Publisher - Microprose
    In collection - Yes
    Comments - F-15 Strike Eagle 3 was a ground breaking simulation of the premier Strike Fighter.

    Weapons of War Vol.1 'Fighters'  Weapons of War Vol.1 'Fighters'
    Exhibit - Weapons of War Vol.1 'Fighters'
    Release Date - 2009
    Platform - DVD
    Developer -
    Publisher - imp
    In collection - Vol.1 "Fighters"
    Comments - An adequate base level introduction to the subject. Afficionados will find the information too shallow. Content comprises a 40 minute documentary with stock footage and a single voice-over. The ""hard cover book"" is a 24 page booklet nested in the DVD case.

    Gerry Anderson's Captain Scarlet
    Gerry Anderson's Captain Scarlet
    Comment - Captain Scarlet is basically Biggles reimagined for the 21st century, in the 1960s. Ripping yarns and tales of derring-do.

    Skyfox, a flight game from 1985. Skyfox, a flight game from 1985.
    Skyfox (1985)

    WWI Gun Training
    WWI Gun Training

    Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - 2001 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - 2001 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight - 2001
    Title - Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
    Release Date - 2001
    Developer - Blue Arrow
    Publisher - Just Flight
    Host sims - Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 2 | Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000 | Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002
    Collection - - Two, one still in shrink wrap.
    Comments - The product is presented as a tribute to the BOBMF and a high standard of production is apparent throughout, from the full colour manual to the recreation of RAF Coningsby and the individual aircraft of the BOBMF.

    DHC-1 Chipmunk
    Exhibit - DHC-1 Chipmunk
    Release Date - 2014
    Platform - Flight Simulator X, FSX: Steam Edition, Prepar3D v3, Prepar3D v2, Prepar3D v1
    Developer -
    Publisher - Just Flight
    In collection - No
    Comments -
    Website - Website

    A-10 Warthog A-10 Warthog
    Exhibit - A-10 Warthog
    Release Date - 1999 - cancelled
    Platform - PC
    Developer - Janes Combat Simulations
    Publisher -
    In collection - No
    Comments - A-10 Warthog was the greatest sim that never took flight. The crack team at Janes Combat Simulations had the rug pulled out from under their feet just before the 'Hog flew. " Sim fans worldwide were bitterly disappointed when, in July 1999, Jane's announced the cancellation of the project. All we are left with are these tantalising glimpses of what might have been."

    3D Helicopter Simulator by Sierra - 1987
    3D Helicopter Simulator by Sierra (1987)

    Review of Dino Cattaneo's T-45 Goshawk for Prepar3d>

    In-depth and entertaining review of the T-6 by A2A Simulations in Prepar3D.

    Bugeye Technologies 3 window Flight Simulator suitable display system.
    Exhibit - Bugeye Technologies
    Comments - Components and visual systems for professional flight simulators.

    Saab JAS-39 Gripen simulator (video)

    Lockheed Martin F-16V simulator (video)

    Exhibit - Gameport Rudders
    Comments - The article by Mark Schimmer is about connecting game port rudder pedals to the Saitek X-45 but it may help with other game-port style rudders and newer sticks.

    The history of MiGMan's Flight Sim Museum


    Title - Wings over Vietnam
    Release Date - 2004
    Platform - PC
    Developer - Third Wire Productions
    Publisher - Bold Games
    Collection -No.
    Comments - Pub. description - A jet combat game recreating the intense air combat experience in the skies over North Vietnam from 1964 to 1973. Fly the F-100 Super Sabre, F-105 Thunderchief, A-4 Skyhawk, A-6 Intruder, A-7 Corsair II, F-8 Crusader, or F-4 Phantom II!

    Combat Helo
    Exhibit - Combat Helo
    Release Date - TBC
    Platform - PC
    Developer - Richard Hawley. Developer Richard Hawley is famous in the Helicopter simulator community for his contributions to Longbow , Enemy Engaged: Apache vs. Havoc and the Enemy Engaged - Comanche vs Hokum strategy guide.
    Publisher -
    In collection - no

    Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy - the story behind the Hornet scenes in the film.

    Mark-Berent Phantom-Leader
    Books by Mark Berent

    Air-Sea Battle by Atari - 1977 Air-Sea Battle by Atari - 1977
    Title - Air-Sea Battle
    Release Date - 1977
    Platform - Atari
    Developer -
    Publisher - Atari
    Collection - - Manual
    Comments - A 2-D Air-Sea combat game from the 1970's.

    EF-Mockup-02
    2003 Paris Air Show

    Eurofighter simulator ride

    Eurofighter Typhoon - BBC video - 2005
    Video: Eurofighter (BBC 2005)

    Video by Jonathan Lundkvist of a scramble mission in 'Strike Fighters 2: Israel' (2009)


    Exhibit - Strike Fighters 2: Israel
    Release Date - 2009
    Platform - PC, Windows Vista
    Developer - Third Wire
    Publisher - Third Wire
    In collection - No
    Publisher's Description - 'Strike Fighters 2: Israel is an update of Wings Over Israel to run on Windows Vista. Player flyable aircraft include Mirage IIICJ Shahak, Nesher, Kfir, A-4 Ahit, F-4 Kurnass, F-15 Baz, and F-16 Netz.'

    November 2016


    Exhibit - F16 Combat Pilot
    Release Date - 1989
    Platform - Atari ST, PC
    Developer - Digital Integration
    Publisher - Digital Integration
    In collection - Yes
    Comments - The simple graphics of this sim belie the amount of information it presented to the pilot in real time, a milestone achievement for flight sims of the era. I first played it in the 1980's on an Atari ST. I used to fly on instruments most of the time and play with the comprehensive information available on the 3 Multi-Function Displays. It was the first flight sim with a dynamic battlefield.

    Computer & Video Games magazine
    Computer & Video Games magazine

    Air Manager software from Sim Innovations displays instruments from your flight sim on another monitor.

    Dogfight by Microprose - video

    ZZAP! 64 magazine
    ZZAP! 64 magazine

    ZZAP! 64 issue 1, 1985: Jeff Minter column, creator of those crazy Llama games!

    Hawker Siddeley Harrier (1994 Documentary) At 38m 54sec there is a great interview with a RAF pilot about a dogfight in the Falklands.

    Retired Lt. Col Art Nalls flies his Sea Harrier Retired Lt. Col Art Nalls had the unique opportunity to purchase his own British Harrier Jump Jet. He now owns the last three remaining Sea Harriers.

    Prem Krishnan ca. 1993
    Prem Krishnan

    Prem Krishnan worked for Origin and Electronic Arts on Strike Commander .

    He was soon known as Prem "Wipeout" Krishnan. On his first day working at Origin he was playing with a 'directory delete' utility. He deleted a bunch of directories, not realising he was looking at a network drive, and succeeded in deleting all the source code for Strike Commander.

    The crew had to spend the next 7 days piecing the code back together from bits and pieces on various machines.

    Computer Gaming World - Issue 01, 1981
    Computer Gaming World

    Computer Gaming World Issue 1

    Computer Gaming World Issue 80

    Computer Gaming World Issue 100

    New screenshots and a video of the 1991 sim F-29 Retaliator.

    Menu Screen from F-29 Retaliator, a flight sim by Digital Image Design, 1991.

    Screenshot from F-29 Retaliator, a flight sim by Digital Image Design, 1991.

    Screens from the preview version of this new Harrier sim March 2016:

    This sim could pick up where SVGA Harrier Assault left off in 1992, with a flyable AV-8B and a dynamic campaign!

    It looks a little better than the 1992 sim as well!:

    The Tarawa
    Screen from SVGA Harrier Assault, 1992.

    Combat Air Patrol 2 (2016). Combat Air Patrol 2 (2016).
    Combat Air Patrol 2

    Screens from a new Hind sim:
    Air Missions: HIND (2016).
    Air Missions: HIND

    Thanks to Damsonn's YouTube channel The Museum finally acquired some screens of Joint Strike Fighter in action.

    Nap of the earth flight in USAF - 1999 Moving Map Display in USAF - 1999 MiG-21 Fishbed in USAF - 1999
    Exhibit - USAF

    Jane's USAF on Windows 7 64bit (2013)

    US Navy Fighters '97 - Vietnam Campaign intro and mission 1 (VIDEO)

    Videos of 50 missions from Janes USNF, including the briefings.

    Fighters Anthology brought the DOS sims US Navy Fighters, Marine Fighters, Advanced Tactical Fighters, NATO Fighters and the Windows sim USNF '97 into one collection under Windows.
    MiGMan's Fighters Anthology (1998) guide has over 200 pages describing how to fly in US Navy Fighters, Marine Fighters, Advanced Tactical Fighters and NATO Fighters.
    It includes:
    • Checklists covering the basics, air to air, air to ground and emergencies.
    • Downloadable training missions
    • An extensive campaign near the South China Sea, where you can fly both sides of the conflict in the F/A-18 Hornet, F-14 Tomcat and the Chinese Shenyang MiG-21.
    • A guide to the Vietnam campaign from US Navy Fighters '97
    Here: Fighters Anthology (1998)


    US Navy Fighters '97: Campaign guide
    Comments - Fighters Anthology includes the Vietnam campaign originally seen in US Navy Fighters '97 Vietnam Campaign Walkthrough. I have put together a walkthrough for the entire campaign. Enjoy!

    Panavia Tornado
    Video 1995: Panavia Tornado (55mins)

    Running Tornado under iDOS

    RAF Tornado GR1 - Recruitment Video - IX Squadron Training Flight

    Video: Microsoft Flight Sims 1980s

    Vesaro Simulators
    Exhibit - Vesaro Simulators
    Release Date -
    Platform - PC
    Developer - Vesaro
    Publisher - n/a
    In collection - No
    Comments - A stunning array of flight and car racing simulators from this UK manufacturer.

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    KA-50 Hokum KA-50 Hokum KA-50 Hokum KA-50 Hokum
    Exhibit - Ka-50 Hokum
    Release Date - 1995
    Platform -
    Developer -
    Publisher -
    In collection -
    Comments - This sim used the same graphics engine as AV-8B Harrier Assault except that it only ran in 320 x 300 resolution. This was hard to understand as the campaign system and other features were pretty much the same.

    Royal Air Force 2000
    Exhibit: Royal Air Force 2000

    Host sim: Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 | Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator (1998) | Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000 | Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002.
    Release Date: 2000
    Developer:
    Publisher: Just Flight
    In collection? CDROM Retail Box x 2 | 1 still in original shrink wrap, DVD case x 1.
    Comments: 25 flyable aircraft for Microsoft Flight Simulator 98, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000 and a campaign set in 1940 for Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator (1998)

    Air Power - The Cold War
    Title - Air Power: The Cold War (2000)
    Release Date - 2000
    Host sim - Microsoft Flight Simulator 98 - Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000 - Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator (1998)
    Developer - Alpha Simulations
    Publisher - Just Flight
    Collection - - Yes. Two, one still in shrink wrap.
    Comments - 29 aircraft, scenery and missions.