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Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2: WW II Pacific Theater (Windows)

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Inside Flaps:
    The South Pacific. Remote islands, sandy beaches, lush rain forests, and swarms of Corsairs and Zeros tearing up the skies.

    The difference is graphic
    Realistic battle damage, burning tracers, blinding muzzle flashes. Combat Flight Simulator 2 delivers astonishing graphics that will transport you back to the WW II Pacific Theatre.

    Fight your way through weather
    Enemy fighters aren't your only foes. Thunderstorms, clouds, and rain can turn a milk run into a struggle to survive.

    Endless challenge
    With active campaigns, heart stopping single missions, and quick combat excitement, Combat Flight Simulator 2 delivers constant action and challenge. Execute demanding carrier landings and fight in some of the most intense, historic air battles of the Pacific with a level of realism that will take your breath away.

    Explore the reaches of the Pacific theatre
    Find your targets and your way home with scenery that captures famous battle sites in stunning detail.

    Join the fray in single missions or extensive air campaigns
    Your decisions and skill in battle determine your next mission.

    See and feel the heat of battle
    Twist and turn. Climb and dive. But keep checking your six. Improved AI means you're up against aces that will shred your wings.

    Choose from the pride of the American and Japanese fleets and fly off into history!

    Your first mission? Open the box.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Dec 09, 2001.

Back of Box:
    The Pacific Theatre, 1943. Zeros. Hellcats. Corsairs. Choose your allegiance and aircraft for the most intense conflict of WW II.

    WW II in the Pacific challenged men and machines as never before. Combat Flight Simulator 2 takes you back to this historic time and place with exquisitely detailed aircraft, cockpits, and scenery. The flight dynamics of each accurately engineered aircraft capture the true experience of flying magnificent machines, from nimble Zeros to lethal workhorses like the Corsair and Hellcat. Details like moving canopies, folding wings, battle-scarred paint, spectacular damage, and last-second bailouts immerse you in a new level of realism.

    Beautifully rendered battle sites such as Papua New Guinea, the Marianas, the Gilberts, and Midway capture historical scenes in vivid details, from jungle hillsides to coral reefs.

    Fly challenging single missions and full-fledged campaigns where your skill determines your fate-and that of your wingmen.

    The real story, straight from the source
    Combat Flight Simulator 2 builds on a tradition of more than 18 years of creating compelling flight simulations. Veteran World War II pilots from both sides of the Pacific conflict helped make every detail -from the roar of engines to radio chatter- come to life. Read their stores in the Pilot's Handbook, and then test their battle-proven tactics for yourself.

    1940s art, with a twist
    From opening screen and mission briefings to after-action reports and award ceremonies, Combat Flight Simulator 2 features a bold new look that takes you back to the 1940s and the fiery Pacific theatre.

    History takes wing
    These aircraft -the pride and joy of the Japanese and American fleets- made history. Now make them yours. Microsoft's graphic technology brilliantly captures classic WW II naval fighters. Choose from the American P38F Lightning, F4F-4 Wildcat, F6F-3 Hellcat, and F4U-1A Corsair or the Japanese A6M2 Zero, A6M5 Zero, N1K2-J George. Bid today goodbye as you fly off into history.

    Fight the Pacific War for either flag
    You're a 20-year-old farm boy from Nebraska, engaging the Japanese with a 2000 hp fighter bristling with firepower. Or a veteran Japanese pilot at the controls of a deadly and agile Zero, determined to protect your fleet.

    Features

    • 7 new meticulously rendered player-flyable aircraft
    • Virtual cockpits with working gauges and dynamic lighting effects
    • Improved active campaign structure with multiple branching missions
    • Takeoffs and landings on aircraft carriers. A Landing Signal Officer will get you back on deck
    • High-resolution terrain with detailed roads, rivers, coastlines, and atolls
    • Realistic clouds, rain, and turbulence

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Dec 09, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    The Pacific Theater, 1943. Zeros. Hellcats. Corsairs. Choose your allegiance and aircraft for the most intense conflicts of WWII.

    Contributed by Ray Soderlund (3500) on Oct 31, 2000.