Jane’s Attack Squadron offers single missions, campaigns, quick missions, and training missions. Campaigns combine single-style missions, and put you in the role of squad leader, while quick missions allow you to set a few parameters and jump into the fray. Training missions cover basics (takeoff and landing) and attack maneuvers (such as dive-bombing and using rockets and torpedoes). The game also includes robust multiplayer support for up to 8 players via LAN or TCP/IP. Multiplayer options include deathmatch style Dogfights. Missions are set in the Western European Theater, primarily in Western France, Western Germany, and the Low Countries. Sea-based missions are flown over the English Channel and North Sea off the European coast.
Jane’s Attack Squadron features up to 14 flyable aircraft. Each has an accurately modeled 3D cockpit with fully functioning dials and gauges. The game also boasts one of the most detailed aircraft damage systems in any aircraft simulation. Each aircraft is composed of multiple components, each being completely damageable and many which can also break off. Bullet decals also appear in the exact location of bullet strikes, ensuring that battle damage will never look the same way twice. Signature aircraft are the top WW2 fighter-bombers, such as the American P-38, P-47, and P-51, as well as the German Fw-190, Me-262 and Bf-109. Some medium and heavy bombers also appear, including the American B-17 and the German Ju-88.