B17 The Mighty Eighth is a simulation of the B17 Flying Fortress Bomber, in which each of the 10 crew members roles must be mastered. Command the supreme daylight bomber of World War II, navigate accurately across Europe, locate and bomb strategic targets and defend the plane from furious enemy attacks. Alternatively, players can take the role of escort fighter pilots or Luftwaffe interceptors. Fly the B17, 8th Airforce escort fighters (P38 Lightning, P47 Thunderbolt and P51 Mustang) or German fighters (Fw190, Bf-109, ME262 Schwalbe and Me-163 Komet)
The design and some team members originate from MicroProse’s B17 Flying Fortress (1992).
Key Product Features:
All the Simulation you would expect from MicroProse?
Accurate high detailed physics and flight models for each aircraft
Full virtual cockpits and working controls of the 8 planes and complete rendition of B17 systems and weapons from internal crew positions
Detailed damage systems: the B17 was unique in being able to withstand tremendous structural damage and continue on its mission
But this time you’re in charge of everyone ?your decisions and actions are vital? Play all 10 roles on board ?assess your crews strengths and skills, be ready to manage the campaign, dictate groupings, shoot, navigate, radio, bomb and, if it all goes wrong, when to bail!
Play within 12 bombers plus up to 8 escort fighters at one time!
Historical Campaign and Squadron leader modes for extended game sessions
Improve each of your crews morale and AI by taking over, keeping them alive and being successful
Provide manual back up when the automatic features fail or get shot out!
In the game you want to play!
Instant Action ?quick start missions throwing you into enemy filled skies
Flexible difficulty and complexity settings for all aspects of simulation ?includes over 10 step by step training missions
Embark on the 25 mission tour of duty, based on historically accurate scenarios
Take your time or accelerate to the action
Immerse yourself in the original experience
All the detail that makes it feel real: breathtaking air combat sequences through photorealistic terrain, high rendered interiors, rich sound environments and state-of-the-art atmospherics
Select your nose art, pick your formations, review the reconnaissance photos, watch each of your men or jump into their shoes!