Advanced Tactical Fighters
  • Advanced Tactical Fighters
  • date_range 1996
  • content_pasteAdvanced Tactical Fighters was the sequel to Marine Fighters, and third in the series. It introduced stealth and vectored thrust aircraft. I remember the first time sat in my hom-buil cockpit and booted it up on my 486 DX-66. I leapt into the Grumman X-31 and headed for the clouds. For a while I was convinced there was something wrong with the program because this aircraft just seemed too fast!
  • tagCombatNATO
Enemy Engaged 2
Enemy Engaged Apache vs. Havoc
Enemy Engaged Comanche vs. Hokum
  • Enemy Engaged Comanche vs. Hokum
  • date_range 2000
  • precision_manufacturing Razorworks   Empire  
  • content_pasteIt was early April 2000... and two of the world's most fearsome helicopter gunships landed on home PCs worldwide. One of the best pieces of news to me was that 'Enemy Engaged: Comanche vs Hokum' is backward-compatible with Enemy Engaged - Apache vs Havoc, meaning you still have access to the campaigns and flyable helos from AvH. That of course is if you have AvH installed - if you don't, and you have a PC 300 Mhz or faster and a 3D graphics card, then run out and get it!
  • tagCombatRotary WingNATO
Enemy Engaged Comanche vs. Hokum | DLC
  • Enemy Engaged Comanche vs. Hokum | DLC
  • date_range 2016
  • content_paste9 flyable helicopters:
    Blue: AH-64A Apache | AH-64D Apache Longbow | RAH-66 Comanche | AH-1Z Viper | OH-58D Kiowa.|| Red: Ka-52 "Hokum B" | Ka-50 "Black Shark" | Mi-28N "Havoc" | Mi-24V Hind || Plus scenery and graphics upgrades.
  • tagCombatRotary WingNATO
Eurofighter Typhoon
Eurofighter Typhoon: Operation Icebreaker
F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0
  • F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter 2.0
  • date_range 1993
  • precision_manufacturing Microprose  
  • content_pasteF-117A Stealth Fighter has been referred to as "the mother of all sims" due to the many innovations it presented and the atmospheric way the sim is presented. It set standards of game-play which have probably never been exceeded.The sim was a major enhancement and re-release of F-19 (1988) by Sid Meier. F-117A runs very well on a 386 and is a "thinking person's sim" emphasising tactical thinking over reflexes.
  • tagCombatNATOStealth
F-15 by Janes
  • F-15 by Janes
  • date_range 1998
  • precision_manufacturing Janes Combat Simulations  
  • content_pasteF-15 by Janes had to be the strike fighter sim of the Millenium! Although it does have a formidable Air to Air capability in terms of Radar and ordnance, the F-15E is about half way down the ladder in manoeuverability... not a dogfight machine! But for fans of the Strike Aircraft community... F-111, A-6 Intruder, Tornado... 1998 was hog heaven!
  • tagCombatNATO
F-15 Strike Eagle II
  • F-15 Strike Eagle II
  • date_range 1989
  • precision_manufacturing Microprose  
  • content_pasteIn 1989 F-15 Strike Eagle II had one of the richest and most interactive sim environments ever seen.The world was full of activity from enemy fighters and ships. Who can forget "Director Mode", which let you sit back and watch as the sim followed the action. Pour a cup of coffee, grab a donut and watch the action unfold!
  • tagCombatNATO
F-15 Strike Eagle III
  • F-15 Strike Eagle III
  • date_range 1992
  • precision_manufacturing Microprose  
  • content_pasteF-15 Strike Eagle III was a ground breaking simulation of the premier Strike Fighter and one of Microprose's greatest achievements. It was also one of the few sims that enabled two people to fly in the same aircraft over a network, in this case as pilot and Weapons Systems Operator.
  • tagCombatNATO
F-16 Combat Pilot
  • F-16 Combat Pilot
  • date_range 1989
  • precision_manufacturing Microprose  
  • content_pasteThe 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.
  • tagCombatNATO
F-16 Multirole Fighter
F-19 Stealth Fighter
  • F-19 Stealth Fighter
  • date_range 1988
  • content_pasteF-19 Stealth Fighter was the first version of the wildly successful release "F-117A Stealth Fighter". The smoothly profiled aircraft you can see on the box was based on aerospace industry observer's best guesses about what the mysterious 'Stealth Fighter' actually looked like. Bear in mind that the F-117 was flying in secrecy for about 10 years before the general public got a look at it! Quite a remarkable achievement. The Atari version had digitised sounds, I distinctly remember the "click" of the recon camera. The manual was probably the largest and most informative we had ever seen for a flight sim. Playing this sim on my Atari ST prompted me to get back into scale modelling, so I went out and bought a 1/72 scale F-117 model, which although more accurate in general shape than the F-19 guesses, still wasn't quite right, being too short and stubby.
  • tagCombatNATO
F-22 Total Air War 2
  • F-22 Total Air War 2
  • date_range 2009
  • content_paste"F-22 Total Air War 2.0 (TAW 2.0) is a total conversion of F-22 Total Air War (TAW), which also includes the campaigns from F-22 Air Dominance Fighter (ADF) and the Red Sea Operations (RSO) expansion disc. TAW 2.0 is the follow-on to Total Air War 2008. The goal of TAW 2.0 is to provide a simulation experience that equals or surpasses your fond memories with the original ADF and TAW. TAW 2.0 is self contained. You do not require the original F-22 ADF or F-22 TAW to play."
  • tagCombatNATO
F-29 Retaliator
  • F-29 Retaliator
  • date_range 1991
  • content_pasteLand the Space Shuttle on your iPhone or Android device. Great fun. FlyingSinger put me on to this 10 years ago and I'm still enjoying doing a dead stick landing in the world's most expensive glider!
  • tagCombatNATO
Falcon 3.0
Falcon BMS
Fighters Anthology
  • Fighters Anthology
  • date_range 1998
  • precision_manufacturing Electronic Arts  
  • content_pasteFighters 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. It gave you over 100 different aircraft types to fly! It was the culmination of an ambitious series which bought hours of fun to flight sim fans the world over.
  • tagCombatCarrierNATO
Fleet Command
Fleet Defender
  • Fleet Defender
  • date_range 1994
  • precision_manufacturing Microprose  
  • content_pasteFleet Defender, released in 1994 by Microprose, was the most thorough treatment of Carrier Fleet Defense ever seen to that date on a personal computer. The graphics were VGA 320 x 200 and based on the F15 Strike Eagle III graphics engine. This sim gets about as much detail as it's possible to get out of VGA.
  • tagCombatCarrierNATO
  • Gunship
  • date_range 1987
  • content_pasteIn Gunship there were no external views available, just a cockpit with a bedazzling array of engine sensors and weapons displays. Engine start left, Engine start right then drop the clutch to start the rotors spinning. Collective up and the rotor blades bite savagely into the air. With a leap and whoops, you're airborne! 1987 had never been more exciting!
  • tagCombatRotary WingNATO
Gunship (pub 2000)
Gunship 2000
  • Gunship 2000
  • date_range 1991
  • precision_manufacturing Microprose  
  • content_pasteGunship 2000 was an Apache Gunship sim released in 1991 by Microprose. As usual with their products, a strong sense of atmosphere was maintained by seamless menu screens and music. You could also fly the A H-1 Cobra, OH-58D Kiowa Warrior, MD 530MG, UH-60 Blackhawk, RAH-66 Comanche and AH-64B Apache Longbow. 1998: "If you only have a 386 and want some exciting chopper action then get this!"
  • tagCombatRotary WingNATO
Gunship 2000 PIA
Harrier Jump Jet
  • Harrier Jump Jet
  • date_range 1992
  • precision_manufacturing Microprose  
  • content_paste"You'll never get closer to the real thing. Your only other option would be to join the Air Force". So sayeth the box blurb from Microprose's 1992 Harrier Jump Jet sim. In the early 90's PC's had finally come into their own as games machines, with Sound Cards and powerful CPU's of the 386 variety! Harrier Jump Jet pushed the machines of the day with it's smooth rolling terrain. Those were the days! A 270 page manual printed on glossy stock and well bound in a size ideal for throne room reading. As well as heaps of tables detailing air-to-ground weapon effectiveness there was diagram after diagram on air combat manoeuvres. Not to mention the 3 full - colour maps!
  • tagCombatNATO
Marine Fighters
  • Marine Fighters
  • date_range
  • content_pasteMarine Fighters was an add-on pack to US Navy Fighters. It added 4 new player aircraft and a campaign set in the Kurile Islands. Marine Fighters was an add-on pack to US Navy Fighters. It added 4 new player aircraft and a campaign set in the Kurile Islands.
  • tagCombatNATO
Read more Index