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

F-14 Tomcat

The F-14 is nicely modelled with moving tailerons and sweeping wings. In this picture the afterburner is visible, the tailerons moving and the wings sweeping forward in a high-G turn.

F-14 Tomcat is the player aircraft in Fleet Defender by Microprose (1994)

Taking off at 320 x 200 resolution!

Takeoff
Climbing out from the carrier. The programmers packed as much detail as was possible into the VGA resolution. Next year Super-VGA cards hit the market and at 640 x 400 there was no looking back!

MiGMan thanks Len "Viking 1" Hjalmarson for the screenshot.