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Chuck Yeager's Air Combat is a flight combat simulation. Fight over 50 missions with Chuck Yeager's advice on your side. You can use the mission builder to create your own missions if the history-based missions don't offer enough challenge. Replay modes let you fast forward and rewind through a recorded battle, including a 3-D "cube" visualization that helps analyze what happened.


Chuck Yeager's Air Combat DOS The sim has several historical missions available...  (Tandy)
Chuck Yeager's Air Combat Macintosh Select from several type of flying from missions, test flights, and head to head on Mac
Chuck Yeager's Air Combat DOS That Flying Fortress is in big trouble...
Chuck Yeager's Air Combat DOS Credits

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User Reviews

A classic in every sense of the word. DOS SiliconClassics (862)
If you can get past the plain vga graphics, this game is still a lot of fun 8 years later. DOS Aquaman (57)
One of the most perfect air-combat sims ever made. DOS Trixter (9115)
This Game Rocked!! DOS Arlo Mabary (2)
My definition of "early air combat game". DOS Quackbal (51)

Critic Reviews

Zero DOS Aug, 1991 94 out of 100 94
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Aug, 1991 900 out of 1000 90
Interface DOS 1991 84 out of 100 84
Play Time DOS Sep, 1991 80 out of 100 80
PC-Spiele '92 DOS 1991 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Macintosh Jan, 1994 74 out of 100 74
Power Play DOS Aug, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Secret Service / New S Service DOS Jan, 1994 60 out of 100 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Macintosh Jan, 1994 Unscored Unscored
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Aug, 1991 Unscored Unscored


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Cancelled Amiga version

The planned Amiga version was never completed, although Birds of Prey (also from Electronic Arts) did many of the same things on that system the same year.

OEM version

A special edition was bundled with the Gravis UltraSound in 1993. This version featured a whole new soundtrack intended to show off the capabilities of this sound card. The music used custom samples instead of the standard MIDI instrument set.


The starts with a digitized message from Chuck saying "Welcome to Chuck Yeager's Air Combat". There are other digitized lines by him such as: "Remember, it's the man - not the machine" which are played after a mission and give feedback about the completion and success rate.

But hidden in the game are some other digitized snippets from the actual game designers, such as:

"Welcome to Brent Iverson's Air Combat"

"Welcome to Paul Grace's Air Combat"

"Welcome to Cynthia Hamilton's Air Combat"

"Hi mom!"

"Oh my." (Spoken by Chuck Yeager)

These snippets were found by decompressing the sound library and picking at it. It is unknown if here is a legitimate way to get the sounds to play, however, such as starting up the game on someone's birthday, or a holiday.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue).- #35 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
Information also contributed by Fire Convoy, Martin Smith, Olivier Masse and PCGamer77

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