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This flight simulation sets you as a young Spitfire pilot in 1940, when World War 2 is hotting up in the skies over the south of England. The program is viewed from within the cockpit, with the instrument panel viewed by pressing Space. The pilot will have to co-ordinate landing gear, brakes and ruddering, and use a map to navigate and find targets. Loops, rolls and split-S moves are all incorporated in the simulation logic.

The game can generate random combat situations — for example, 6 enemies 10 miles away, 1500 feet into the air. Once you have established a strong flight record you can take on the missions. Additionally there are practice modes for both flying and combat.


Spitfire '40 ZX Spectrum The map shows us close together
Spitfire '40 Amstrad CPC Oops.
Spitfire '40 MSX Practice, combat or combat practice?
Spitfire '40 ZX Spectrum Reaching for the skies

Promo Images

Spitfire '40 Magazine Advertisement
Spitfire '40 Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Spitfire 40: A Flight Simulation Program" -- Tag-lined title (MSX UK release)
  • "Spitfire 40" -- BBC Micro in-game title

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Critic Reviews

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Apr, 1986 5 out of 5 100
Crash! ZX Spectrum Mar, 1986 90 out of 100 90
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Apr, 1986 9 out of 10 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1986 8.75 out of 10 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Feb, 1986 8.75 out of 10 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Mar, 1988 9.4 out of 12 78
ST Action Atari ST Jul, 1988 61 out of 100 61
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1990 40 out of 100 40
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jul, 1985 33 out of 100 33
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars 0


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