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Fighter Command: The Battle of Britain

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Apple II
Commodore 64
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Fighter Command is a strategy game depicting the clash between the British RAF and German Luftwaffe during the 1940 Battle of Britain. The player is put in command of either air force: Germans need to strike British airbases, radar stations, and industrial centers in order to cripple their aircraft assets, while the Allies will try to defend themselves by wiping out the incoming Germans from the sky before they can reach the intended targets.

Each day the player gets weather, intelligence, and readiness reports as well as detailed charts listing squadron strength, losses, morale, and experience levels. A map of southern England is also available and allows for easier allocation of planes and targets.

The player may only play either the Adlertag (August 13, 1940), 10-day phases, or the entire 34-turn campaign (August 13 - September 15, 1940).


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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jan, 1986 9 out of 10 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Dec, 1987 830 out of 1000 83


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Cancelled Atari 8-bit conversion

SSI fall 1984 catalogs mentioned Fighter Command among the planned conversions for Atari computers. It was still listed as a future product in 1986, and evidently finally cancelled at some point.
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