by Richard Sheffield
This book is a combination of factual and fictional information. Where applicable and appropriate, accurate military data from reliable nonclassified sources has been used.
The layout of the book is meant to resemble a military manual. While the style, structure, and format have come from a number of U.S. Government publications, the book isn't intended to represent any one manual in particular.
The publication of this book is in no way meant to criticize the content or effectiveness of the operator's manuals provided with the simulation by MicroProse. These manuals are extremely well written, and MicroProse continues to set the industry standard for simulation documentation. Rather, this book is a source of further information for those up-and-coming pilots who wish to go beyond the basic operation of the game and get further into the exciting world of air combat.