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Exhibit - Falcon 4.0

Air to Air

Well, after a couple of hours in the Dogfight module, I became a true believer. I first put up a single MiG-29 to fight.

Whap, bamm, wallop,,,, yoiks, these guys are good!
After a dismal performance ( about 1 - 6 kill ratio! .... that's 1 kill to me, 6 to the MiG) I beat a tactical withdrawal bsack to the menu and set up a MiG-21 Fishbed. The poor old MiG-21 at least gave me a fighting chance. Given a bit of breathing space I then went on to discover how to stall an F-16... a deep, mushy, flat kind of stall where the aircraft settles sedately to final impact and leaves you sitting there like a high-tech frisbee.

Apparently it is possible to recover from this but the answers lay deep in the manual, and I was having too much fun to stop and read it now, so I was reduced to verbal taunts as the F-16 settled into a Korean rice paddy and I reached for the big yellow handle.

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