B-17 Flying Fortress
In the Spring of 1942 the United States 8th Air Force landed in Britain.
Its task to mount the air offensive in German occupied Europe, striking
in the daylight, from high altitude, at precise, strategic targets.
The heavy bomber chosen to perform this task was the B-17. The Flying
Fortress. MicroProse brings you the complete simulation of the Second
World War's legendary aircraft.
Flying Fortress is a flight simulation that soars above all others.
You'll be dazzled by the graphic detail and period atmosphere. From
customizing a bomber with your choice of "nose art" to the breathtaking
air combat sequences.
B-17 now has a more detailed engine fire-fighting procedure.
If engine fires are not extinguished within 1 minute, the engines will suffer
damage and stop functioning. If the fire persists, (depending on the B-17
reliability level you have chosen) your B-17 is liable to
explode between 2 and 12 minutes after the fire has started.
If you fire extinguishers are ineffective, or have been used up in a previous
fire, you can try to extinguish the fire by diving your B-17 at a speed in
excess of 350 mph. Avoid speeds over 400 mph as this will result in
Microprose was founded in 1982 by Sid Meier and Bill Stealey. The company became well known very early with lots of interesting titles, where some of them became a legend. The company was acquired and dismantled in 2004.
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