Feel the power of really flying a B-17! See what it was like to be part of the 10-man crew on dangerous bombing missions over occupied Europe.
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Positive (33) - 84% of the 33 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 13, 2000
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“B-17 -- Flying Fortress is the most stunning combat flight simulator I have ever seen. It's nerve racking, historically educational, deeply immersive, graphically unbelievable, awe-inspiring and a sim that proves once again an old axiom -- it's intense software that drives the development of intense hardware, no the other way around.”
90 – GameSpy

“I've been looking forward to this game since I first heard about a year ago. A game that allows you the chance to jump from station to station within a single B-17 has always been a dream of mine. And when I heard that Microprose was making this game, I jumped all over it. Each build that came my way received weeks of attention (which is just one of the reasons we don't have an Animorph's preview by the way). So now, after numerous delays and even a few cancellation rumors, the game is in stores. In short, it's everything I thought it would be -- chaotic, confusing and a lot of fun.”
80 – IGN

“When the average gamer thinks about flight sims, two primary styles readily come to mind. First is cruising over mountains and oceans at blazing speeds in an F-16 while dodging missiles and releasing chaff packets. The second is a far more technical branch of simulators. These products take great pains to reproduce every last physical force on the aircraft bodies, right down to vectored thrust and the effect of directional windspeed on flight times. While the first style is geared toward action lovers, the second has far more appeal to would-be pilots and people who have actual licenses. Each of these styles also has its own representative series which defines its genre based on the crucial differences. Action has the venerable Jetfighter series while realists might prefer something along the lines of Combat Flight Sim 2 or Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000. Past realistic flight combat games have had one crucial historic element missing.”
80 – Adrenaline Vault

About This Game

Feel the power of really flying a B-17! See what it was like to be part of the 10-man crew on dangerous bombing missions over occupied Europe. Outstanding graphics, animations, and sounds realistically recreate every aspect of the strategic air war in WWII.

Fly a variety of aircraft from the legendary B-17 to the rugged escort fighters - you can even fight "The Mighty Eight" in the role of a German Luftwaffe pilot!

Take to the skies in any one of ten B-17 Flying fortress crew positions:

Pilot, Co-Pilot, Navigator, Bombadier/Chin Turret Gunner, Radio Operator, Engineer/Top Turret Gunner, Port Waist Gunner, Starboard Waist Gunner, Ball Gunner and Tail Gunner!

Strap yourself in, fire up the engines and get ready for high-flying adventure!

Features:

  • All aircraft are beautifully rendered and astoundingly real
  • Fly highly detailed flight models of the American B-17G bomber, P-38 Lightning, P-51 Mustang, P-47 Thunderbolt and the German Bf 109, Fw 190 and ME 262 fighters
  • Take to the skies in "Quick Start" missions with available Instant Action mode
  • Carry out a realistic 25-mission tour of duty based on historically accurate scenarios and targets
  • Plan real missions, select authentic flying formations and manage both crews and bombers
  • Experience breathtaking air combat sequences using a myriad of special views
  • Take total control: Take-off and land massive bombers, shoot from various crew positions, navigate across a realistically mapped Europe, operate the radio, line up the bomb run, release the bombs and bail out if necessary
  • Assess you crew's strengths and skills to effectively re-position member to cope with wounded aircrew

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
    • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
    • DirectX: Version 6.0
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
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