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  • genre Simulation / Combat / Historical
  • download size 401 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 175 user ratings.
  • release date December 13, 2000
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages English, French, German
  • developer / publisher Wayward Design Limited / Tommo
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • manual
  • reference card

What's cool about it:

  • Become a crew member, in any of ten crew positions, of one of the most powerful and deadly machines of WWII – the B-17 Flying Fortress.
  • Over 25 realistic missions, based on real historical events, in which you must lead your crew to victory.
  • Impressive attention to detail, terrific flight and damage modeling, and historical accuracy give this game a really high educational value.


Feel the power of flying a real B-17! See what it was like to be part of a 10-man crew on dangerous bombing missions over occupied Europe. Realistic graphics, animations, and sounds convincingly recreate every aspect of the strategic air battles in WWII. Twenty five scenarios, in which you must manage your crew’s strengths and weaknesses, test your pilot and leadership skills. This is your team, they are under your command, and it is your job as a captain to complete the mission and take them home in one piece.

This game is a real gem amongst other simulators. With impressive attention to detail and historically accurate missions you can really feel like you are fighting in WWII. Control any of ten different crew positions, seeing the combat as a pilot, one of the gunners, or a communications officer. You can also fly one of the escort planes like P-38 Lightning, P-51 Mustang, and P-47 Thunderbolt. In addition, you are able to switch sides and fight against “The Mighty Eighth” taking the role of a German Luftwaffe pilot and find out first hand why the B-17 bomber codename was the “Flying Fortress”.

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.

All user reviews:

User reviews:

True Classic

Posted on 2011-09-27 19:48:57 byPappy55's avatarPappy55:

One of the last truly great games that Microprose churned out.
The game has 2 campaigns as well as single and training missions. The two campaigns are single aircraft or squadron mode. In squadron mode you chose the targets for the missions and set the waypoints and prey it all goes to plan by manning any aircraft in the group. Single aircraft is where the game shines most. Youread more are in command of a single bomber. you choose your nose art and craft name you can even name your crew. Then receive your missions and fly them. You have to deal with anything from manually cranking down gear after hydraulics are shot up to giving aid to a wounded crew member. As missions progress and the more you man a position the better that crew member gets at their job.
As a massive fan of the original on the Amiga I really enjoyed this game and still have a boxed copy.
If you are interested in ww2 and aviation history give it a try

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Posted on 2011-09-28 12:23:14 byfroogle's avatarfroogle:

I had the privilege of covering the development of this game for CNET's now defunct, and spent a couple of days with the development team at Wayward.
I have never ever met a team more dedicated and more driven to produce the best product they could, and that dedication shows through B-17 Flying Fortress. Even now, nearly 12 years later, it still stands the testread more of time as being one of the most immersive and historically accurate flight and crew management sims ever made. At this price, it's a steal!

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Very atmospheric

Posted on 2011-09-27 08:33:47 bysimhay's avatarsimhay:

When you're flying through flak in a slender metal tube you begin to understand the incredible danger bomber pilots put themselves through on a daily basis. I found this sim quite harrowing at times, and very realistic.
(Review of the CD version.)

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