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  • Summary: September 1940: You're leading a flight of eight Hurricanes on a fighter sweep 15,000 feet above the English Channel. In the distance, you spot 60 German bombers and twice as many fighters escorting them as they fly west to rain destruction on the city of London. Alongside your squadron, you close in on the horrible mass of enemy planes. You’re ready to make history. Pick a target and let the bullets fly. The unsuspecting victim feels the impact of rounds ripping through the soft skin of his plane. Smoke begins billowing from the blazing fire in his engine. As you stop the shudder of your guns, you see the last few bullets break off his left wing, sending him into a deadly spin. One down. Many more to go. Designed with the novice in mind – just jump in and fly! Extreme realism: tracer rounds, trailing smoke and fire, actual engine and battle sounds, and weather so real you’ll swear you're actually there. Historically themed and fully-scripted missions often involving over 600 airplanes. Fly tons of authentic planes like the German Me 109 or the British Spitfire. [Wild Hare Entertainment] Expand
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  1. Air Battles: Sky Defender makes for a solid introduction to the flight combat genre for newer players, and the price is right too.
  2. Air battles is a quality product that'll likely find an audience, but discerning PC pilots, new or old, can get much more bang for their buck by simply accessing the options menu in the original "BoB II" and toggling all the hard stuff to easy. [June 2007, p.57]
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  1. RandyB.
    Sep 12, 2007
    7
    Not bad. It is good for what it claims it is made for... someone's first flight sim. No campaign, reminds me of BOBII's training missions.