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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 Your section leader's been hit. Bullets score damage to parts, and bombers will leak oil, smoke, and fire.
B-17 Flying Fortress DOS A fairly historically accurate Norden bombsight aids in delivering your 'packages'.
B-17 Flying Fortress DOS Splash one Fw-190. You'll begin to wonder why you never get fighter escort.
B-17 Flying Fortress DOS The mid-gunnery positions. Every position on a B-17 is available for you to control.

Promo Images

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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! Narf! (138) unrated
Highly detailed simulation, albeit often tedious and overly time-consuming Dasharatha (10) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
One of a kind Neville (3083) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1992 10 out of 12 83
PC Joker Aug, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Plné Hry Nov 03, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Top Secret Nov, 1992 4 out of 5 80
PC Games (Germany) Oct, 1992 69 out of 100 69
Play Time Sep, 1992 62 out of 100 62
Power Play Sep, 1992 62 out of 100 62
PC Player (Germany) Mar, 1995 61 out of 100 61
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 1993 Unscored Unscored


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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

  •'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.)
Verk (257) added B-17 Flying Fortress (DOS) on Jun 23, 2000
Other platforms contributed by NGC 5194 (17604) and Martin Smith (66827)