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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 Hangar deck
Combat Air Patrol DOS Campaign menu 'corridor'
Combat Air Patrol DOS Mission selection screen
Combat Air Patrol DOS Campaign screen

Promo Images

Combat Air Patrol Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) Aug, 1995 59 out of 100 59
PC Joker Sep, 1995 58 out of 100 58
High Score Oct, 1995 2 out of 5 40
Score Aug, 1995 3 out of 10 30
PC Player (Germany) Aug, 1995 23 out of 100 23
Power Play Aug, 1995 14 out of 100 14


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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.
Knyght (703) added Combat Air Patrol (DOS) on Jul 25, 2001
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