Jet Fighter School

Air Combat Simulator Tactics and Maneuvers
by Richard G. Sheffield

Author's Note

I decided early on to develop this book with the F-15 Strike Eagle simulation in mind. (F-15 Strike Eagle was developed by MicroProse Software, 120 Lakefront Dr., Hunt Valley, MD, 21030.)

I chose F-15 largely because of the high-quality in-flight simulation characteristics and the variety of weapons available. This does not mean, however, that owners of other air combat simulators cannot use the tactics and maneuvers described in Jet Fighter School. In fact, most of the offensive and defensive maneuvers translate very well to other jet and jet combat simulations.

These other simulations include:

This is a simulation of the Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon and the Navy F-18 Hornet.

High Roller is a simulation of the U.S. Marine Corps' Harrier vertical-takeoff and -landing jet fighter.

MiG Alley Ace is a simulation of the F-86 Sabrejet, the C-119 transport, the F9F Panther, and the F80 Shooting Star. These aircraft are used in simulated Korean War combat with MiG-15 and Yak-9 fighters used by the Koreans. Allows two players to fly against one another or in support of one another against two MiGs.

Jump Jet is a simulation of the Harrier jump jet used by the Royal Air Force.

This simulation uses the F-15 Eagle to protect a group of friendly air bases from attack.

ACE is a simulation of a fictional jet fighter used to combat air, ground, and sea targets. Good two-pilot operation.

This, I'm sure, is by no means a complete list of all the jet combat simulations currently available. I am, however, familiar with the operation of these programs and feel confident that users of these simulations will benefit from the information in this book.

Richard Sheffield

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