Title - European Air War
Release Date - 1998
Developer - Microprose
Publisher - Microprose
Collection - - Yes.
Comments - Microprose continued their tradition of creating sims which you could live in for months or years, never getting bored. European Air War recreated the epic west European air battles which helped change the course of World History 1939 - 1945. Every aspect of this sim was superb, from the graphics and sounds to the atmospheric interfaces.
First look - 1998Artwork and Packaging
Setting up the sim
Patch 1.1 features
Into the Tempest
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
Messerschmidt 262 - cockpit - in the hangar
Like flying in an oil painting
Modding the artwork
Exhibit: A Citizen Soldier in the Air: Lt. Charles H. Cook in World War II, by Bruce Irving.
Comments: Lt. Charles H. Cook flew a B-24D named "Cookie" with the 90th Bombardment Group in the southwest Pacific in 1942-1943. At that time, Allied forces were greatly outnumbered, and Japanese invasion of New Guinea and Australia was a very real threat. Bruce Irving has interviewed Charlie Cook and composed this valuable record of his aviation career. The entire article is also available for free download here - Charles H. Cook.
Bruce Irvingused European Air War to recreate encounters between Charles H. Cook's B-24 and Japanese fighters over Wewak, new Guinea.
B-24 Mitchell mods Applying the skins Pacific Scenery = Pacific Air War?