Fleet Defender, released in 1994 by Microprose, was the most thorough treatment of Carrier Fleet Defense ever seen on a PC. Fleet Defender, released in 1994 by Microprose, was the most thorough treatment of Carrier Fleet Defense ever seen on a PC.
Simulation: Fleet Defender

Documentation

Fleet Defender came with 2 manuals totalling over 200 pages - detailing tactics, theory, manoeuvering, threats, formations and operation of the Tomcat Weapons systems.

Setting up enemy formations for a dogfight was made easy in the instant action module.

The 3D diagram of fighter formations is much clearer than the 2D diagrams shown in most other sim manuals, good one guys! This is typical of the attention to detail in this sim. It contains the most lucid and detailed discussions of Air Intercept tactics I''ve seen anywhere.