Air Combat Manoeuvres: The Technique and History of Air Fighting for Flight Simulation

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Computer flight simulation is one of the fastest growing modern hobbies, with thousands of 'pilots' or 'simmers' going online every day to pit their flying skills against their computers or opponents from all over the world, in many different scenarios, both current and historical. 'Flight simmers', in terms of interest, can be placed into three categories: general aviation, airliners, and combat simulation. The one common theme is the desire to be able to improve their flying skills.
This is the definitive guide for flight simmers interested in combat simulation with easily accessible information and colorful illustrations that can be used as a guide to the methods of air combat. The book covers tactics for all general combat sims so flyers of Microsoft, IL-2, Red Baron 2, Knights of the Sky, and many more will find it to be a valuable resource. It also covers various theatres of combat, therefore flyers of WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq campaigns, etc, will relate to the subject after all, the tactics remain the same. Using state-of-the-art digital illustration techniques, the book shows how and when to employ the best maneuvers to beat both the computer and other players. Diagrams show both the maneuver itself and the actual methods used on the joystick. Further sections cover ground-attack, mission planning, and the historical perspective. It will be relevant to those at an entry level and those who have been in online gaming communities for years. The text and diagrams are supported by historical narratives derived from real combat pilots, design histories on key aircraft, and enviable full-color profile artworks.

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Author Steve Thompson wrote one of the original guides to air maneuvers for flight simmers 25 years ago, and has now updated his original best-selling book to give the flight simmer the complete guide to flight-simulation combat maneuvers in the most modern context.

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