March 1999

" I got the link for your museum in the Newsgroups .

(I loved it!!) The Falconfrom '87 was great!!

God we all thought we were so high tech back then.....I remember my buddie had 2 sims he bought that we played the hell out of in '87.....one was called F-15 Strike Eagle IF-15 Strike Eagle Ior something like that it was probably the precursor to todays F-15 by Janes Combat Simulations by Janes Combat Simulations. He also had another one that we loved that was an AH-64 Apache simulator (Gunship (1987)). I can't remember for the life of me what it was called, but it was monochrome!! It seemed pretty detailed at the time but my good looking back now it was archaic!!

I started out personally with Chuck Yeager's Air Combat in '92, that was the first one I personally owned. Anyway, I love your museum!! It brought back a lot of great fun memories. Scary to think what we will think of Falcon 4.0 in 12 years huh?"

Bob, March 8th, 1999

Exhibit - Gunship (1987)

Release Date - 1987
Platform - Atari ST, Commodore C-64, PC
Developer - Microprose
Publisher - Microprose
In collection - Yes
Comments - In 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!

Chuck Yeager's Air Combat- 1990 Chuck Yeager's Air Combat- 1990
Title - Chuck Yeager's Air Combat
Release Date - 1990
Developer - Brent Iverson
Publisher - Electronic Arts
Collection - - EA Classix budget release CDROM.
Handbook (strategy guide) published by Prima and Computer Gaming World in 1992. 222 pp.
Comments - Exhibit contains 1 hour of free audio - Yeager talking about tactics and flying. Chuck Yeager's Air Combat was for many people their first exposure to PC flight simulation of any kind and the beginning of a life-long hobby. Falcon 4.0 Falcon 4.0 Falcon 4.0
Exhibit - Falcon 4.0
Release Date - 1998
Platform - PC
Developer - Microprose
Publisher - Hasbro
In collection - Yes
Comments - Falcon 4.0 was probably the most ambitious air combat sim ever attempted, with a full scale war on the Korean peninsula being modelled. From a problematic beginning - with several patches released before the development team was disbanded by Hasbro - to a glorious maturity with the user supported development, Falcon is an iconic sim.