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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.
Exhibit: Fighters Anthology

Air to Air

My idea here was to test the Air Combat performance of a few jets against the F-104 StarFighter. (Piloted by the ham-fists of yours truly!)

BAE Strikemaster taking off... it needs a L O N G runway!
BAE Strikemaster taking off... it needs a L O N G runway!

Italian F-104 Starfighter
Italian F-104 Starfighter

A quick and easy mission over the Agean... so I thought!
A quick and easy mission over the Agean... so I thought!

First I took up a BAE Strikemaster. This baby has a long takeoff roll as I discovered. Ah, and don't rotate too early either.... you might run out of runway as I did... twice!! Anyway, moving right along, I concluded that perhaps one shouldn't dogfight in a strike aircraft.

And so into the A-4 SkyHawk. Mmmm, they must have tweaked the F-104 since the USNF version... that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

My A-4 Skyhawk is about to get trounced severely by the F-104... again!!!
My A-4 Skyhawk is about to get trounced severely by the F-104... again!!

Check out the arrogant Starfighter pilot coming over inverted to gloat at his victory... not very nice....
Check out the arrogant Starfighter pilot coming over inverted to gloat at his victory... not very nice... A MiG-29 was next into the crucible. Mmmmmm .... do we see a pattern emerging here? I think so... the bogey gets high and wins.... I get low and lose!

OK the gloves are off now. Into an F-16 with a load of AMRAAMs. Aha that thinned the pack a bit... although an F-16 versus F-104's is hardly a fair fight... oh well.... at this stage I needed all the help I could get!

Time to give myself an unfair advantage I think
Time to give myself an unfair advantage I think

The sole remaining Italian F-104 Starfighter headed skyward on full burner. I headed home!

The sole remaining Italian F-104 Starfighter heads skyward on full burner.