F-19 Stealth Fighter (1989) F-19 Stealth Fighter (1989)
Exhibit:F-19 Stealth Fighter

Commodore Amiga version

" The choice of weapons was also far beyond anything previously seen, and included various Mk80 series bombs ( slicks & snakes ) and all manner of cluster munitions, including the awesome fuel-air explosives.

As I remember, staying undetected was basically impossible no matter how careful you were ( so much for stealth! ) and you always ended up in a dogfight. The enemy was the old "one-hit wonder" type ofvictim, with the pilot always ejecting, while your F-19 seemed to take a near endless amount of missile hits.

I also remember that the fighters never seemed to fire at you, it was always the SAMs - except for the Soviet AWACS "Mainstay" - these always seemed to be armed to the teeth with the latest AA missiles and they weren't shy about using them either !!

F-19 Stealth Fighter

The SAMs were very easy to avoid, most times without the use of jammers & decoys, except the later missiles like the SA-10 & SA-12. They always hunted you down & always hit, no matter what you did. I do remember though that you could use terrain masking against SAM radar's, which did work from time to time. The allied airforces were just about non-existent, save for a pair of F/A-18s that would continually fly circuits around the airbase or carrier you were using - if you were really (un)lucky it would be a pair of Boeing 707's!!. I never remember them getting stuck in & helping me out ...........

The best place to go if you wanted a fight was the North Cape without a doubt. The SAMs were flying almost continually ( if SA-10s or 12s were at Pechenga they were already locked on & launching while you were still on the runway or carrier!! ) and the enemy fighters just kept on coming. "

MiGMan thanks Rob "Bomber" Henderson for these recollections.

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