Exhibit: F-19 Stealth Fighter (1989)
Release Date: 1989
Platform: Atari, Commodore, and PC running MS-DOS.
Developer: Sid Meier
In collection: Yes
Comments: 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.
F-19 Stealth Fighter (1989) was the first version of 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.
MiGMan's curated videos
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 F19 guesses, still wasn't quite right, being too short and stubby.
- Magazine Advertisement
- Splash screen
- Multi Function Displays
- Box art
- Review of the ST version in The One magazine, 1990
- Splash Screen | Cockpit
- This sim was extensively revised and released as F-117A Stealth Fighter.
The Commodore Amiga version remembered
In early 2002 Simon Robbins kindly contributed these sims to the Flight Sim Museum Collection.