Exhibit - Carrier Command (1989)

Air Combat

payload for the MANTA
Info screens tell you how to deploy each vehicle and weapon system, eat your heart out Jane's!

Arm your Mantas for Air-to-Air, Air-to-Ground, or send one out as a Long Range Comms Relay Aircraft! (That's LYCRA to you).

Arming the MANTA

Carrier Command featured the world's simulated carrier lift! Even today, simulted carriers don't generally come with lifts.

a crude runway
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
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.