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B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! (Windows)

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Description

B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! is the second flight sim featuring the famous WWII bomber.

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.

Screenshots

B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! Windows Map
B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! Windows Control panel
B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! Windows In plane view
B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! Windows View from 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 (226) 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

The Press Says

PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 2001 90 out of 100 90
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 2000 87 out of 100 87
WomenGamers.com Jan 12, 2001 8.16 out of 10 82
GameStar (Germany) Dec, 2000 81 out of 100 81
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 11, 2000 16 out of 20 80
IGN Dec 18, 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
Strategy Informer Oct 14, 2004 7.7 out of 10 77
Gamer's Pulse Mar 07, 2001 54 out of 100 54

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Trivia

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 (2320) added B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! (Windows) on Apr 22, 2001