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B-17 Flying Fortress is a simulation of the legendary heavy bomber of World War II.

After customizing one's bomber with nose art and a name, one of several randomly assigned bombing missions into Germany must be flown. The game not only features actual flight simulation, but also crew management. Each of the 10 crew members has ratings for categories like piloting, bombing and gunnery. During a mission, crew members can be reassigned to other posts if needed because of injuries. Each position including the pilot seat, the guns and the bombing sight can of course also be controlled by the player.

A historically accurate number of 25 missions must be flown and survived to complete a tour of duty.


B-17 Flying Fortress DOS Credits Screen
B-17 Flying Fortress Atari ST In combat box formation over the channel
B-17 Flying Fortress DOS Mission details.
B-17 Flying Fortress Atari ST And sometimes you don't make it back

Promo Images

B-17 Flying Fortress Magazine Advertisement
B-17 Flying Fortress Other
B-17 Flying Fortress Magazine Advertisement
B-17 Flying Fortress Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "B-17 Flying Fortress: World War II Bombers in Action" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

Go Army Air Corp! DOS Narf! (138)
Highly detailed simulation, albeit often tedious and overly time-consuming DOS Dasharatha (10)
One of a kind DOS Neville (3442)

Critic Reviews

AmigaInfo Amiga Mar, 1997 87 out of 100 87
ST Format Atari ST Jul, 1993 87 out of 100 87
PC Format (UK) DOS 1995 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga May, 1993 9 out of 12 75
Pelit Amiga Mar, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Games Amiga Apr, 1993 71 out of 100 71
Amiga Joker Amiga May, 1993 70 out of 100 70
PC Games (Germany) DOS Oct, 1992 69 out of 100 69
PC Player (Germany) DOS Mar, 1995 61 out of 100 61
Power Play Amiga May, 1993 59 out of 100 59


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Freeware release

In 2000, Microprose has allowed the developer of B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th!, the game's 'sequel', to release the original B-17 Flying Fortress games as freeware in a promotional attempt. See the links section for the address.

Related Web Sites

  • Bomb-Away.net's freeware download of B-17 Flying Fortress (In an attempt to promote this upcoming game, Hasbro/Microprose has released the original B-17 Flying Fortress game as freeware to be downloaded at the developer's site.

    For those who have purchased the game (worth it for the manual), this site also has crew editors and other neat little utilities all in one place.)
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