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Exhibit: Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2 (2000)

1942, July 7th - Fleet Defense off Guadalcanal
Date 1942, July 7th
Overview Our Guadalcanal invasion fleet will soon come under attack by a force of "Betty" bombers from Rabaul. You will take off from Enterprisem proceed NNW to rendezvous with a flight of SBDs and splash the enemy aircraft before they can do serious damage to our carriers.
Background The sooner we take back the Solomons, the sooner we'll be able to take the initiative and start the long push to Japan.
Player a/c Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat
Airfield Enterprise CV-6
Intel Preliminary reports indicate that the bombers have fighter escorts, but the total number of aircraft is unknown
MiGMan's Combat Diary These are Japan's Ace gunners. They are top of their class obviously!

I had my engine shot out about 6 times. Yes, not in the one flight obviously, that was in 6 attempts.

Not to mention losing wingtips and catching on fire.

Turn labels on and be very careful around anybody named "Yamada".

This is a scramble type mission - the attackers are only a few minutes out - so try and keep on their tail - it they get away from you you might not have a ship to land on later...

A tough mission. Finally I managed to down 3 or 4 (maybe it was only 2), of the Torpedo Bombers without getting totally shot up. I nursed a crippled plane back to the carrier but the Enterprise was sailing evasively, as you do when under attack.

I bailed out next to the ship but apparently this just wsn't good enough as they wanted to send me home with a "poor perfomance" rating!
Gun camera footage 1942, July 7th - Fleet Defense off Guadalcanal: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat 1942, July 7th - Fleet Defense off Guadalcanal: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat 1942, July 7th - Fleet Defense off Guadalcanal: Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat
These screenshots were created with a Hercules 3D Prophet III Titanium 500.

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