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Battlehawks 1942 (Atari ST)

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Back of Box - DOS (GER) Budget Release Topshots Deluxe on CD:
    Battlehawks 1942

    Auf japanischer Seite stehen Ihnen viele Flugzeugtypen, unter anderem die bekannte Zero, Val oder Kate, zur Verfügung. Als amerikanischer Pilot steuern Sie eine Dauntless, Wildcat oder Avenger. Ihr Einsatzort ist der Pazifik
    • Erleben Sie das Geschehen aus der japanischen oder amerikanischen Perspektive.
    • Originalgetreue Simulation der Ereignisse im Pazifik.
    • Sechs detaillierte Flugzeuge in Bitmap-Graphik mit hoher Auflösung.
    • Boardkamera zur Aufzeichnung Ihrer besten Missionen.

    Contributed by joyvalley (148967) on Dec 20, 2008.

From the manual:
    INTRODUCTION

    Battlehawks 1942 is a World War II naval aircombat simulator that lets you train for - and fight in - the four pivotal naval air battles of the Pacific war in 1942. In Battlehawks, you can choose the mission, the plane, and even the country you want to fly fon. But whether you fight on the Japanese or the American side, Battlehawks lets you relive history, or even rewrite it, if you're good enough!

    Through a series of menu choices, you can decide whether to improve your skills with Training mis-sions, or fly the missions that count - Active Duty missions. You then pick the battle you want to fight in, the country you want to fight for, and whether you want to fiy fighter escort, fighter defense, divebombing, or torpedo-bombing missions. You can also inspect all the aircraft to learn about their strengths and weaknesses. Then, you move to the Ready Room to choose your plane, and make any last-minute modifications to your mission.

    Next comes the actual mission itself. You'11 find yourself in the cockpit of the aircraft you chose, flying high above the water. Your plane will respond to the controls much the way a real plane does. But you'd better master the basics of flight quickly, because enemy planes and ships are nearby. You'll soon be flying in the face of danger!

    When you've completed your mission, you will be evaluated on your perfbrmance. Successful sorties will be rewarded with medals and promotion in rank, which will be kept track of in your Service Record.

    Contributed by Christian Klein (5743) on Aug 11, 2003.

From the Triton Software Catalog For Your IBM, 1988:
    A hot, authentic WWII naval air combat simulation

    Rich in historical detail and thrilling in graphic realism, Battlehawks 1942 gives you a heart-pounding flyer's eye perspective of the four naval air battles that turned the tide of the Pacific theatre.

    Fly both Japanese and American missions in six great carrier-based airplanes: fighters, dive-bombers and torpedo bombers.

    Features include stunning 3D graphics, first person and navigation map screens, authentic weapons and battle scenarios, and "instant replays" of combat sequences.

    Contributed by Belboz (6579) on Oct 05, 2001.

From the back cover:
    "In early 1942, American planes were no match for my Zero. I was a hawk in a flock of geese - soaring, looping, pouncing, destroying. I was truly saddened for the brave men in those sluggish planes. All too soon, the planes got better..."

    "My first burst of tracers skimmed the Val's tail. Just as I corrected my aim, he dove. I followed, and my Wildcat's cannons took his plane apart by bits and pieces. Suddenly, he pulled up and bailed through his shattered canopy. Moments later, the Val exploded..."


    BATTLEHAWKS 1942



    Rich in historical detail and thrilling in graphic realism, Battlehawks 1942 gives you a heart-pounding experience of the four naval air battles that turned the tide of World War II in the Pacific: Coral Sea, Midway, Eastern Solomons, and Santa Cruz Islands.

    FLY AUTHENTIC JAPANESE AND AMERICAN PLANES
    F4F Wildcat and A6M Zero fighters. SBD Dauntless and D3A Val dive bombers. TBF Avenger and B5N Kate torpedo bombers.

    EXCITING FLYER'S EYE PERSPECTIVE
    High resolution digitized planes and ships. True-to-life flight and combat dynamics. Unique "instant replay" feature.

    OVER 30 WHITE KNUCKLE COMBAT MISSIONS
    Historically accurate situations and strategies. Torpedo, dive bomb, escort and intercept missions. Decorations awarded for skill and valor.

    Contributed by Belboz (6579) on Sep 15, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    Rich in historical detail and thrilling in graphic realism, Battlehawks 1942 gives you a heart-pounding experience of the four naval air battles that turned the tide of World War II in the Pacific: Coral Sea, Midway, Eastern Solomans, and Santa Cruz Islands.

    Contributed by Raphael (1160) on Aug 19, 1999.