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Spitfire '40

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This flight simulation sets you as a young Spitfire pilot in 1940, when World War 2 is hotting up in the skies over the south of England. The program is viewed from within the cockpit, with the instrument panel viewed by pressing Space. The pilot will have to co-ordinate landing gear, brakes and ruddering, and use a map to navigate and find targets. Loops, rolls and split-S moves are all incorporated in the simulation logic.

The game can generate random combat situations — for example, 6 enemies 10 miles away, 1500 feet into the air. Once you have established a strong flight record you can take on the missions. Additionally there are practice modes for both flying and combat.


Spitfire '40 Atari 8-bit Which pilot's log?
Spitfire '40 Amstrad CPC Practice, combat or combat practice?
Spitfire '40 Commodore 64 Choose your pilot.
Spitfire '40 Commodore 64 Oops. I raised the landing gear while I was still on the ground.

Alternate Titles

  • "Spitfire 40" -- BBC Micro in-game title

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Critic Reviews

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Apr, 1986 5 out of 5 100
Crash! ZX Spectrum Mar, 1986 90 out of 100 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Feb, 1986 8.75 out of 10 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1986 8.75 out of 10 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Mar, 1988 9.4 out of 12 78
ST Action Atari ST Jul, 1988 61 out of 100 61
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jun, 1988 57 out of 100 57
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 2 out of 4 50
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jul, 1985 33 out of 100 33
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars 0


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