Feel the power of flying a 10-men crew on a B-17 over occupied Europe in WWII. Plan the mission, choose your men and take action in every post onboard, from pilot to bombardier and machine gunners. Get ready for a high-flying adventure in this all-time classic.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (75) - 82% of the 75 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 13, 2000

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Includes 2 items: B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th, B-17 Flying Fortress: World War II Bombers in Action



“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”
90 – GameSpy

“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

The missions undertaken by the crews of B-17 bombers during World War II are the stuff of legend. What was it to fly through relentless anti-aircraft fire over Nazi-occupied Europe? What was it to have a thin layer of steel between life and death at 15,000 feet? Furiously fend off enemy fighters zipping around your plane and then precisely deliver your cargo of bombs over enemy targets?
Find out for yourself as you lead a 10-men crew to victory... or defeat... against squadrons of Nazi warplanes in the legendary B-17 Flying Fortress!

A WWII Campaign to fight and survive through

Carry out a realistic 25-missions tour of duty based on historically accurate scenarios and targets, or Take to the skies in "Quick Start" assignments with available Instant Action mode. Plan real missions, select authentic flying formations, and manage both crews and bombers. Assess your crew's strengths and skills to effectively re-position members and cope with wounded personnel and casualties.

It’s a 10-men job

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! Take total control: Take-off, land, 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.

Choose your plane, choose your allegiance

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

Back from 2000!

This is the original MicroProse B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th, the legendary sequel to B-17 Flying Fortress: World War II Bombers in Action. Fly the B-17 Flying Fortress and become a legend before your own time!

System Requirements

    • 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
    • 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
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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