Harrier Jump Jet 2002 - addon for Microsoft Combat and civil Flight Sims. Harrier Jump Jet 2002 - addon for Microsoft Combat and civil Flight Sims. Harrier Jump Jet 2002 - addon for Microsoft Combat and civil Flight Sims. Harrier Jump Jet 2002 - addon for Microsoft Combat and civil Flight Sims.
Exhibit - Harrier Jump Jet 2002

Scenery

As you can see from the photograph the Falkands terrain is not exactly flat. Unfortunately the terrain in Harrier Jump Jet 2002 is rather flat.

There are three fixed bases modelled on the islands:
  1. Goose Green
  2. Port Stanley
  3. Pebble Island
Unfortunately, selecting Port Stanley in Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 2 produced rhis error: "Failed to initialize the databases..." ,so I opted for a flight:
  • from Goose Green
  • South East along the coast
  • then up the East coast
  • a touch and go at Port Stanley
  • then further up the coast
  • left at the main inlet
  • past Teal Inlet and Douglas
  • heading about 315 degrees to Pebble Island
This worked out well and took a pleasant 15 - 20 minutes in the Pucara. Note that Mirages and Skyhawks were based on the Argentine mainland, the Falkland's strips being too short for fast jets. However in the sim-world of Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 2 I managed to quite easily operate the A-4 Skyhawk from Port Stanley.

Mirage attack on a Royal Fleet auxiliary ship
Mirage attack on a Royal Fleet auxiliary ship.

Image from "War in Peace" ISBN 0-85613-841-X

Falklands Map from Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2 Pebble Island Port Stanley Goose Green

Falklands Map from Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 2
Click here to see a large map or click on the map to see scenes from that airbase

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