Takeoff seemed very fussy compared to Jet piloting. And then you had to land the beast!

Engine start left, Engine start right then drop the clutch to start the rotors spinning. Collective up and the rotor blades bite savagely into the air. With a leap and whoop you're airborne!

What's this... incoming radio message "HIND HELICOPTER AIRBORNE".. gee thanks guys, you could have told me that before takeoff!!.... and the hunt begins.... Luckily the weapons computer helps you with target recognition.

The venerable Mi-24 Hind Gunship became a household word after this game.....not that anyone could recognise it from the screenshots!

Gunship by Microprose (1987)

Gunship by Microprose (1987)