Exhibit - Carrier Command (1989)
Info screens tell you how to deploy each vehicle and weapon system.
Arm your Mantas for Air-to-Air, Air-to-Ground, or send one out as a Long Range Comms Relay Aircraft!
Carrier Command featured the world's simulated carrier lift! Even today, simulated carriers don't generally come with operating lifts.
Aha, an enemy airfield! Once you have captured an island you can use the airstrips, exciting eh!
One of the earliest Combat aircraft to grace computer screens was the MANTA
Ok, it looks very very basic today, but this game captured the feel of combined ops in a way which I didn't find again until "AV8B Harrier Assault".
A classic sim in it's time which integrated many of the elements of addictive gameplay.