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ATF by Janes Combat Simulations.

Title - Advanced Tactical Fighters

Release Date: 1996
Developer: Janes Combat Simulations
O/S: DOS. Windows version included in Fighters Anthology (1998).
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Collection: Yes. CD ROM only, no box.
Comments: Advanced Tactical Fighters was the sequel to Marine Fighters, and third in the series. It introduced stealth and vectored thrust aircraft. I remember the first time I booted it up on my 486 DX-66. I leapt into the Grumman X-31 and headed for the clouds. For a while I was convinced there was something wrong with the program because this aircraft just seemed too fast!

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Player aircraft

ASTOVL - the proposed Joint Strike Fighter. It has S/VTOL capabilities and a limited stealth design.
The B-2B Stealth Bomber
F22 Lightning

F117 Stealth Fighter
F-117A Stealth Fighter
Dassault Rafale is the new French Strike Fighter designed to serve with the French Navy and Air Force.

The X-29 cockpit
X-29 by Grumman is a forward swept wing lightweight fighter protoype. The forward swept wing design has been around since WW2, the Germans had several on the drawing board but materials technology at the time couldn't keep wing flexion within acceptable limits.
X-31 by Grumman.

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MiGMan thanks Cajun Hawkfor his ATF pictures which helped to kick off this museum back in 1998, when it was only about 6 pages in total !
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 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