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Red Baron (DOS)

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Advertising Blurbs

Advertisement in COMPUTE, November 1990:
    "I can't say how much it hit me to be sitting up there, a couple of miles high, looking down on the battlefield, in fact, on four or five battlefields, and sweeping them all in one glorious bird's-eye view." -World War I Pilot

    It goes without saying that a good flight simulator recreates, in perfect detail, the elements that make an aircraft what it is - elements such as flight characteristics, weaponry, and the ability to sustain damage. To do less would be an affront to simulation purists everywhere.

    Red Baron takes the experience one step further by recreating not only the obvious details, but the flavor of the time. The humanity, the romance, the emotion that once filled the hearts of "those daring young men in their flying machines." It takes you backward in time to an age when aviation was in its infancy, and young pilots such as Eddie Rickenbacker, Billy Bishop and Manfred von Richthofen took to the air and invented the skills that would keep them alive. A time when fighter pilots of all nations formed a brotherhood that transcended allegiance. These men were the last true heroes - the legendary Aces.

    Red Baron is more than a good flight simulator. It's an opportunity for you to discover what it was really like to be a fighting Ace in the war that launched aerial combat - World War I.

    Contributed by Belboz (6579) on Apr 14, 2001.

Sierra Winter Catalog 94/95:
    Red Baron will take you back in time to WWI, to experience the birth of aerial combat firsthand. Play a single mission or enlist for the full tour with more than 40 missions played back-to-back from 1915 to 1918. Engage in close-range dogfights, take on zeppelins, escort bombers deep into enemy territory and go head-to-head with famous aces.

    Contributed by Adam Baratz (1353) on Mar 29, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    The year is 1914 - it is the dawn of World War I. Patriotic fervor runs high as young men across Europe prepare for a new age. For the first time ever, men will take to the air with the sole objective of blasting another airplane from the sky. Aviation is yet in its infancy. There are no books, no teachers - here and now, these young pilots must invent the skills and strategies that will keep them alive. Only the very best will survive, and they will perfect an artform all their own. These are the Aces, and this is the birth of aerial combat.

    Red Baron takes you back to this bygone era, where you will experience the look, feel, and experience of aerial warfare in W.W.I. Engage in close-range dogfights, go balloon-busting to take out the aerial eyes of the enemy, take on Zepplins, escort bombers deep into enemy territory, go undercover in nighttime missions and go head-to-head with such famous Aces as the Red Baron himself!

    Contributed by Ghost (106) on Jun 24, 2000.