Exhibit: Fighters Anthology
Fighters Anthology is usually referred to as a "survey sim" - meaning that it covers a range of aircraft but doesn't go into great depth on each one.
Well that may be so, but I for one never ran out of interesting things to do in the series. At one time I wrote a set of emergency checklists - and at one time or another every one of these problems happened to me! It was fun finding out just how many ways the programmers had provided to break the aircraft. Who can forget the screeching whine when you threw a turbine blade?
The campaign is introduced by video footage which effectively sets the historical period.
After communist forces invade South Vietnam, Nixon authorises the Linebacker 1 bombing raids.
MiGMan's Operation C.O.R.K. for Fighters Anthology, Vladivostock 1999
Set in Vladivostock 1999, MiGMan's Operation C.O.R.K. takes you on a campaign involving North Korean Chinese and American forces in a struggle over access to the port of Vladivostock.
MiGMan's Operation C.O.R.K.: F/A-18 Hornet
You'll fly an F/A-18 Hornet against land, air and sea forces. You won't be alone, however.
For a start you fly as number 2, with an able wing leader giving you instructions. Then there are the F-14 Tomcats of the CVN Eisenhower and the Harriers and Cobras of the Marine Expeditionary Brigade along for the ride.
MiGMan's Operation C.O.R.K.: F-14 Tomcat
You will fly an F-14 Tomcat against land, air and sea forces. You won't be alone however. For a start you fly as number 2, with an able wing leader giving you instructions. Then there are the F/A-18 Hornets and F-14 Tomcats of the CVN Eisenhower and the Harriers and Cobras of the Marine Expeditionary Brigade along to give a hand.
MiGMan's Operation C.O.R.K.: MiG-21 Fishbed
You will fly a PRK MiG-21 against land, air and sea forces. You won't be alone, but you will often feel alone as you attempt to thwart superior technology with your superior Marxist-Maoist tactics!
Don't let this be your fate!
A scene from MiGMan's Operation C.O.R.K. campaign.
US Navy Fighters '97: Campaign guide
Comments - Fighters Anthology includes the Vietnam campaign originally seen in US Navy Fighters '97 Vietnam Campaign Walkthrough. I have put together a walkthrough for the entire campaign. Enjoy!
Fighters Anthology sim combined these titles:
US Navy Fighters
US Navy Fighters Gold
Advanced Tactical Fighters
Exhibit - US Navy Fighters '97
Release Date - 1997
Developer -Janes Combat Simulations
Publisher -Electronic Arts
In collection -Yes
Comments - The title refers to the release date, the sim actually covered the air war in the 1960's Vietnam conflict.
AN-72 Coaler and MiG-21 Fishbed
An F-111 passes an oil rig off North Korea
This F/A-18 Hornet is "dirtied up" and ready to land on an aircraft carrier.
Examples of computer graphics: the 1990s
Graphics resolutions in the late '90s.
Texture Mapping 101
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.
Here: Fighters Anthology
- 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