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CAP is an accurate flight simulation based around the F-14 Tomcat and the F/A-18 Hornet. Both launched from a carrier during Operation Desert Storm, you receive your missions and carry them out.

The usual options apply, like configuring your aircraft, and choosing a pilot, but there are some more unusual options, like calling in sick for a mission. This causes you to skip a mission if you don't like the sound of it, but if you use it too much command may get suspicious.

The flight model is realistic, and there are some animations. One feature missing from the PC version is the strategic side - you control the ground operations while flying to support them on the Amiga version.


Combat Air Patrol DOS Lining up for a carrier landing.
Combat Air Patrol Amiga Mission selection
Combat Air Patrol DOS Ops briefing room
Combat Air Patrol DOS Hangar deck

Promo Images

Combat Air Patrol Magazine Advertisement
Combat Air Patrol Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "F-14/F-18" -- Working Title
  • "CAP" -- Abbreviation
  • "Avenger" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

High Score Amiga Nov, 1993 4 out of 5 80
Play Time Amiga Jun, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Score Amiga Feb, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Amiga Joker Amiga May, 1993 69 out of 100 69
PC Games (Germany) DOS Aug, 1995 59 out of 100 59
High Score DOS Oct, 1995 2 out of 5 40
Score DOS Aug, 1995 3 out of 10 30
PC Player (Germany) DOS Aug, 1995 23 out of 100 23
Power Play DOS Aug, 1995 14 out of 100 14
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Feb, 1994 Unscored Unscored


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Cancelled Atari ST release

Combat Air Patrol was scheduled for release on the Atari ST as well, but apparently never saw the light of day on a weakening ST games market.
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