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B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th

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Feel the power of really flying a B-17! See what it was like to be part of the 10-man crew on dangerous bombing missions over occupied Europe. Outstanding graphics, animations, and sounds realistically recreate every aspect of the strategic air war in WWII.

Fly a variety of aircraft from the legendary B-17 to the rugged escort fighters - you can even fight "The Mighty Eight" in the role of a German Luftwaffe pilot!

Take to the skies in any one of ten B-17 Flying fortress crew positions:

Pilot, Co-Pilot, Navigator, Bombadier/Chin Turret Gunner, Radio Operator, Engineer/Top Turret Gunner, Port Waist Gunner, Starboard Waist Gunner, Ball Gunner and Tail Gunner!

Strap yourself in, fire up the engines and get ready for high-flying adventure!

  • All aircraft are beautifully rendered and astoundingly real
  • Fly highly detailed flight models of the American B-17G bomber, P-38 Lightning, P-51 Mustang, P-47 Thunderbolt and the German Bf 109, Fw 190 and ME 262 fighters
  • Take to the skies in "Quick Start" missions with available Instant Action mode
  • Carry out a realistic 25-mission tour of duty based on historically accurate scenarios and targets
  • Plan real missions, select authentic flying formations and manage both crews and bombers
  • Experience breathtaking air combat sequences using a myriad of special views
  • Take total control: Take-off and land massive bombers, shoot from various crew positions, navigate across a realistically mapped Europe, operate the radio, line up the bomb run, release the bombs and bail out if necessary
  • Assess you crew's strengths and skills to effectively re-position member to cope with wounded aircrew
Release date
Wayward Design
Wayward Design Limited
Nightdive Studios, Retroism, MicroProse Software
Age rating
17+ Mature

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Processor: 1.0 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 100% DirectX compatible graphics
  • DirectX: Version 6.0
  • Storage: 600 MB available space
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 600 MB available space
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX compatible card or onboard sound
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B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
So far this is the best bomber simulator. At first glance, it seems not too beautiful-no wonder, the game was published before the release of Il-2. But the depth of gameplay and simulation surpasses everything that was ever done on the subject. If there is an interest in the topic of the Second World Bomber Aviation, here it is done better than anywhere at this time. By the Way in the early 2000s, Akella issued a partially russified version.
Translated by
Microsoft from Italian
Bad. A game that could make a lot, and instead..... Never seen a game with such stupid and illogical controls. If you try to change them by pressing the button that you want to assign is not "recognized" and will assign another, you do not understand well why. Result? You will find yourself in press all the possible keys without being able to make that plane respond to the commands. In the taxi's mision and Decolllo once unlocked the rear wheel and increasing the power of the engine the airplane starts to move but does not steer! Pressing the rudder with the joystick you see this move but the aero continues to go straight out off-road, all of a sudden the mission closes for no reason. These are embarrassing bugs for such an old game. A gico that could be very nice is made to be unplayable, the only thing to do is to put in automatically and the plane will fly alone, you just have to use the machine gun. A simulator where the only thing you can do is to use machine guns because commands stupid and unintuitive and that do not respond make the plane stackable. Really a piece of crap.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
The Game is certainly not suitable for the flight simulator fan, who is fixated on fast Results, Due to its degree Of complexity. Even the hard-edged handbook freak will take some Time to be able to deal with the possibilities offered to some extent. Manual Operation is quite difficult and requires a relatively long Training Time. Beginners should first have their Bomber-as described in the Tutorial mission of the Manual-initially controlled exclusively by the Computer in other Missions except for the Dropping Of bombs. You can leave the Control completely to the AI and watch the 10 Crew at Work or just do the Things you want to do yourself. In this Way, you can slowly approach the Control and thus have an easy Start! B17 is not just a pure Bomber Simulation from World War II, but a Must for Strategists and Flight Simulator Fans. Each of the individual Positions is started by the Pilot via On-board And Bomb Shooters as well as Navigator can be taken over by the Player. The German Flak and the Interceptors (which you can also sit in) were particularly genuine. By the way, the Playing Time in Steam is only recorded via the Set-up window;)
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