I'm fairly new to sims...
Ivor Hughes wrote:
Thanks for the tips. I didn't have much joy on altavista re US Navy Fighters
specifically but I'll try the wider DOS thing and see what I can dredge up.
I'm fairly new to sims but have been enjoying European Air War a lot - having been a
child of the Airfix generation it was a big thrill to be able to "fly" all
those old birds after all those years just building kits and reading about
them. I have an early Pentium MMX box so I am limited in what will work and
it's a bit galling to find backward compatibility also such a big a problem!
I'm presently making a start with Novalogic's Mig 29 Fulcrum and enjoyed
reading the pieces on your site, which is a good source on so many flight
sims. I'm not a pilot so I'm quite happy with those sims which simplify (or
allow you to simplify) things so you can get - and stay - in the virtual
air and blow things up.
Not that I'm blowing up much at the moment - I
spent about 10 minutes last night, having used up all my missiles, twisting
about after a lowly F7 (Chinese version of the MiG-21) trying to nail him with the cannon. I'm not very
good at ACM at the best of times (prefer tackling B17s and B24s in a
Bf110G) and that radar gunsight takes a bit of getting used to. Had to
break off when I got a low fuel warning but the bugger came after me and
shot me down - cheek! At least I'm getting pretty good at ejecting : )
Falcon 4 runs passably on my box and I suppose I ought to get into that as it seems to be regarded as about the best modern air combat sim and has a good following. But I do like that big Soviet bird and that lovely scenery!
All the best and good luck."