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B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! is a flight sim featuring the famous WWII bomber, made by some of the team who also created B-17 Flying Fortress for MicroProse.

You can take control over every of 16 positions available in this plane: Pilot, Gunner, Bomber or communications officer. You can also fly one of the escort fighters (P-38 Lightning, P-51 Mustang, and P-47 Thunderbolt) or German fighters (Bf 109, FW 190, and Me 262).

The flight model is very accurate, as is the graphics and sounds used to represent plane damage.

In addition to managing the aircraft and bombing missions, one also has to manage the bomber crew, take care of the wounded, make sure they don't panic under fire, almost like in an RPG.


B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! Windows View from plane
B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! Windows Heat of battle
B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! Windows Gunner's Site
B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! Windows Plane

Alternate Titles

  • "Б-17 Летающая Крепость 2" -- Russian spelling
  • "B-17空中堡垒:第八飞行中队" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

This is what happens when your only goal is to one-up another title Maury Markowitz (231) 2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars
A technical marvel and a very poor game Rick Jones (108) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameSpy Jan 08, 2001 90 out of 100 90
Gry OnLine Dec 20, 2000 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Dec 27, 2000 79 out of 100 79
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 2000 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot Dec 19, 2000 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Watcher Oct 14, 2004 7.7 out of 10 77 Dec 20, 2000 73 out of 100 73
Deaf Gamers 2004 3.5 out of 5 70
Gamer's Pulse Mar 07, 2001 54 out of 100 54
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 2001 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Porn links

One of the data files of the original version of the game contained links to hardcore porn websites.

According to the developer, this was caused by, during development, merging several different data files into one larger file. Every time a file was added to the large file, space was allocated. However, when too much memory was allocated, the extra space was filled with what was on the disk there before.

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Alexander Schaefer (2313) added B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! (Windows) on Apr 22, 2001