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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 ZX Spectrum The long-range map
Spitfire '40 ZX Spectrum Reaching for the skies
Spitfire '40 ZX Spectrum Maybe I need to face upwards more
Spitfire '40 ZX Spectrum Crashed

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Sinclair User Apr, 1986 5 out of 5 100
Crash! Mar, 1986 90 out of 100 90
Your Sinclair Apr, 1986 9 out of 10 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1988 9.4 out of 12 78


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Martin Smith (66754) added Spitfire '40 (ZX Spectrum) on Aug 31, 2007
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