Exhibit - Marine Fighters
Release Date - 1995
Platform - PC
Developer - Janes Combat Simulations
Publisher - EA
In collection - Yes
Comments - Marine Fighters was an add-on pack to US Navy Fighters. It added 4 new player aircraft and a campaign set in the Kurile Islands. Marine Fighters was an add-on pack to US Navy Fighters. It added 4 new player aircraft and a campaign set in the Kurile Islands.
I rushed out to a map shop and grabbed a map of the islands which it turned out lay to the North of Japan.
OK - contested by the Japan and USSR since WW2! That sounds like a good setting for conflict. When you look at the Operational Navigation Charts it's amazing to see that the Soviet Union's Air Defense zone actually extends over the Japanese mainland!
Anyway besides being mostly blue, the maps weren't much use in Marine Fighters as the terrain didn't correspond too closely to reality. Not to worry.
New player aircraft:
FRS1 Sea Harrier
AV-8B Marine Harrier
Yak-141 - a supersonic VTOL
AC-130 Spooky Gunship
Examples of computer graphics: the 1990s
Graphics resolutions in the late '90s.
Texture Mapping 101
MiGMan's Fighters Anthology (1998) guide has over 200 pages describing how to fly in US Navy Fighters, Marine Fighters, Advanced Tactical Fighters and NATO Fighters.
Here: Fighters Anthology (1998)
- Checklists covering the basics, air to air, air to ground and emergencies.
- Downloadable training missions
- An extensive campaign near the South China Sea, where you can fly both sides of the conflict in the F/A-18 Hornet, F-14 Tomcat and the Chinese Shenyang MiG-21.
- A guide to the Vietnam campaign from US Navy Fighters '97