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Wings Over Europe

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Wings Over Europe: Cold War Gone Hot lets you pilot any of the 12 most legendary Cold War fighters! Realistic air combat is waiting for you, in some of the most intense dogfights of the Cold War era. Flyable aircraft include the: F-100 Super Sabre, F-105 Thunderchief, F-4 Phantom II, F-15 Eagle, A-10 Thunderbolt II, British Hunter, and the exciting vertical take-off and landing of the Harrier "jump jet." Next generation environmental effects including volumetric clouds and state-of-the-art dynamic lighting Highly-accurate planes, weapons, flight models, and challenging enemy AI Win decorations, awards, and promotions with each successful mission.


- Engage in blood-draining, G-pulling, action-packed dogfights against 13 different types of Cold War Soviet aircraft.
- Fly era-specific aircraft through Central Europe in three epic campaigns.
- From the developers of the highly successful European Air War, Strike Fighters: Project 1, and Wings Over Vietnam.
- Random mission generator provides maximum flexibility and replayability. Campaign missions also have a different outcome each time.
- Open architecture for mod support. Download thousands of user-created skins, aircraft, terrain, missions, campaigns, and editors already available on the Internet.
- Next generation environmental effects including volumetric clouds and state-of-the-art dynamic lighting.
- Highly-accurate planes, weapons, flight models, and challenging enemy AI.
- Win decorations, awards, and promotions with each successful mission.
Release date
Third Wire Productions
Strategy First
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP/2000
  • Processor: 650Mhz Pentium III/Athlon Processor
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 32MB DirectX 9 Graphics Card
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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A perfect game for fighter aircraft lovers who like the simplest simulation, Pudiéndonos to focus more on the battle. The planes are perfectly represented, both externally and in the cabins, which sadly are not interactive, to make the game simpler. There are dozens of weapons available for airplanes, which are historically accurate. Depending on the year you fight, you'll have a kind of available weapon. These will act in a realistic way. For example: to shoot down an enemy fighter with a primitive AIM-9, you must be in your tail and that this does not make closed turns or the missile will not hit. I Recommend NOT to use the AIM-4 Falcon air-to-air missiles; Your success rate is incredibly low. The campaign is the strongest point of the game, Pudiéndote to last hundreds of hours. There Are Several to choose from, each with several countries and squadrons to serve. Each Squadron has a type of mission assigned, so the campaigns will vary depending on the group you join. The campaign is also dynamic: depending on the success or failure of your missions, the campaign will vary; Being able to defeat the enemy with ease if you do well with the missions or otherwise, be defeated if you fail several bouts. In the campaign map you will see how the front line advances or regresses according to the outcome of the fighting; Both yours and the rest of your allies. In the campaign you NEVER fight alone; There are dozens of planes that are fighting at the same time as you on other missions and other areas of the map. In the base game only NATO planes are available, but you can fly Warsaw Pact aircraft thanks to free addons. Before each flight (either on an individual mission or in a campaign) you must choose how many fighters will go with you, those who will pilot these planes and very important, choose the armament. Although it is given by default a configuration of all the above, it is always good to configure it for oneself, as you have more experience. Study well the map and target assigned before flying. So you'll get an idea of the threats that will stalk you during the mission. This Simulator is part of the series "Strike Fighters", this being a "stand-alone" expansion of the first title "Project 1", in which I have left (and I will continue to leave) many hours. Other titles are "Wings over Vietnam" and "Wings over Israel" based both on historical events. As Long as it is not on offer, I recommend buying this game on the official website: thirdwire.com. It Is a humble company but with great games and a lot of dedication. In Addition, there are hundreds (not to say thousands) of addons and mods for this game and the rest of the series. In combatace.com are found both new planes and more missions and campaigns, lengthening the life of the game in an indefinite way. I repeat: If you are a fan of air combat with jet jets, it is a must-buy.
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