NATO Fighters by Janes Combat Simulations. NATO Fighters by Janes Combat Simulations. NATO Fighters by Janes Combat Simulations. NATO Fighters by Janes Combat Simulations.
Exhibit - NATO Fighters
Release Date - 1991
Platform - PC
Developer - Janes Combat Simulations
Publisher - Electronic Arts
In collection - Yes
Comments - NATO Fighters by Janes Combat Simulations and Electronic Arts allowed you to fly over 100 military aircraft from the 1950's era to tomorrow's superfighters, including the F-117A Stealth Fighter. NATO Fighters

NATO required Advanced Tactical Fighters to run. It has since been ported to Windows 95 (yay!) and released as part of Fighters Anthology (1998). (Check out my huge guide to these sims).

Player aircraft added to the Advanced Tactical Fighters lineup were:

As well, you were now able to fly any aircraft in the sim - over 100 different types! This was the biggest line-up of flyable aircraft ever seen in a combat and has yet to be equalled.

NATO Fighters by Janes Combat Simulations.
Of course, to achieve this number, many aircraft shared cockpit art and there were a few boo-boos made in the aircraft data. I remember the F-111 having only 3,000 lbs of fuel as a notable gaffe... it actually holds 3,000 GALLONS ! (about 18,000 lbs)

NATO Fighters by Janes Combat Simulations.

Corrections to aircraft data and the ability to fly any aircraft had been available for a couple of years thanks to the work of 3rd party (fans) utilities that ran under Windows. (The sim ran in DOS).

Two dimensional bit-map soldiers, but soldiers none-the-less
Two dimensional bit-map soldiers, but soldiers none-the-less

Objects in the sim :
AAA and SAMs
Aircraft - Attack and Bombers
Aircraft - Fighters
Aircraft - Logistics
Aircraft - Reconnaisance
Aircraft - Rotary Wing
Buildings
Misc. Objects - MiG- Microwave - Moose
Ships
Vehicles - Armour
Vehicles

NATO Fighters by Janes Combat Simulations.

Crimean Peninsula
Graphics Preferences

Some of the other aircraft :
NATO Fighters by Janes Combat Simulations.

MiG-29 Fulcrum
Flying the MiG-21
B-1B Lancer

Links

Moose and Microwave

A moving map display finally appeared in the cockpits of NATO Fighters. You could also download target info from AWACS, J-Stars and E-2C Hawkeye aircraft.

Examples of computer graphics: the 1990s

Graphics Preferences Graphics Preferences
Graphics resolutions in the late '90s.

Graphics Preferences Graphics Preferences
Texture Mapping 101
Fighters Anthology brought the DOS sims US Navy Fighters, Marine Fighters, Advanced Tactical Fighters, NATO Fighters and the Windows sim USNF '97 into one collection under Windows.
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.
It includes:
  • 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
Here: Fighters Anthology (1998)