Exhibit - Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 3
On September 18th 2002 MiGMan interviewed Scott Lee and checked out the beta.
Scott Lee: This is in-game graphics. This is the menu system but it's using the in-game graphic engine.
Scott Lee: This version of Combat Flight Sim is focussed around low flying combat, ground attack, from 1943 to the war's end in Europe. Bridge busting, find the bomber missions... you can actually fly the bombers, you can man the bomb bay, jump into the gun turrets. There are 34 different aircraft across the 3 countries.
(NOTE : Britain, USA, Germany)
The British have the B-25, Mosquito, Spitfire, the Vampire... jets... this is when the first jets started appearing. For a lot (some?) of the different aircraft, even though they didn't actually fly in the war we decided to include them in the game because the aircraft were one of a kind.
MiGMan: ... and they almost flew in combat....
Scott Lee: Yeah they were on the drawing board...
MiGMan: Did you know we had Vampires in Australia?
Scott Lee: Oh really?
Scott Lee: I didn't know that. I'm not really up to speed on the World War 2 history (compared to other team members).
MiGMan: Nor am I!