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Can you guess this old game from just one screenshot?

I’ll update this post with the answer at 5pm today if no one has guessed before then. Or if you do guess it before then, feel free to share your memories of a classic game.

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    Looks like a combat flight sim from around 1990, I have no idea which though. It's definitely not Falcon or Strike Commander though =\

    Secret Weapons of the LuftWaffe on the PC right? I think in that pic you're piloting the old theoretical plane the 'Gotha Go229', i.e. 'The Flying Wing'!

    Extra points for naming the plane??? lol

    Would it happen to be secret weapons of the luftwaffe....dunno if ive got the spelling right but man I loved that game

    Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe by Lucasarts .. either PC or Amiga version.

    secret weapons of the luftwaffe PC i think

    "Chuck Yeager's Air Combat"?

      How good was that game!!! :D

      Networked dog-fights on the Mac in 16 grays of awesome... faaark those were the days :)

    If that's "Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe", I'm dying to know where you got hold of a copy...

    Yup, Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe. My fav flight sim of all time.

    I played this on my friends early PC. He always had flight simulators and had a brilliant set up to control rudders, throttle controls... he had the works! I used to have sleep overs at his house, play Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe and then watch Memphis Belle.

    We also hooked up two computers and played against each other, I am not sure what the game was but it was jet fighters and you would fly around the American desert. This was my first LAN game experience.

    Anyway, fast forward to today and my friend is now a pilot in the air force. He used to fly fighter jets, but is now flying troops around in the bigger planes!

    Yeah looks like Chuck Yeager's Air Combat to me.

    Probably the best flying game ever! How many floppy disks did that come on? I remember swapping them every 5 minutes. It was great.

      I got it bundled on CD with my first ever CD drive. That thing had caddies you put the cds in before putting them in the drive lol.

    SWOTL, back when a code-wheel was considered copy protection.

      Mine came in a pack with The Secret of Monkey Island and some other game, all had codewheels.

    SWOTL. And yes, Go-229. Codewheel? it never had a codewheel. In fac,t I still have the original box and manual kicking about.

      Ollie, sorry it did have a codewheel actually when it was originally released, here it is for proof:


        Goddammit, remove the [img] and [/img] bits, I saved it in photobucket. lol. Either way, thats the wheel.

    yeah, chuck yeager's air combat ... wait no its not! the plance cockpit is a go-229 (german prototype flying wing) which wasnt in CYAC

    I'd rather talk about CYAC though as it is one of my all time favourite games!

    Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe!
    Finally one I have played (recognised it even from the thumbnail)!

    This is one of my defining games. Right up until I discovered CS, this was the game I had played for the longest of any. It's the reason why I'm interested in WWII aircraft today, and a huge part of why I grew up to be the avid gamer I am.

    It's still my benchmark when playing flight sims (The first time I played IL2, I couldn't help but compare it to what I remembered of SWOTL).

    I never did get the hang of that Norton Bomb Sight in the B-17 though...

      That screenshot also remands me of how I decided when I was close enough to open fire on the B-17's, I would watch the wings get thicker and wider pixel by pixel as you drew close, I think when they were 3 pixels thick nearest the fuselage was my 'maximum range'.
      (As others have said, it's the Flying Wing in the pic, apart from the funny canopy shape, it has a GO229 label amongst the dials!)

        Holy crap it does too LOL. Seriously I never realised that. Only reason I remember it's name, was a mate had it first, he lived on 'Gotha Street' in Brisbane, and we used to play it at his house. We used to think it a rather neat coincidence. We'd joke around about him flying a flying wing to school all the time lol.


    Anyone wanna persist in calling it Chuck Yeager’s Air Combat?

    I was thinking "wasn't there a successor to SWOTL with better graphics and more planes?" Then I remembered that SWOTL was the successor to Their Finest Hour and BH1942 :) And I had thought that SWOTL did have a codewheel but maybe it was BattleHawks and/or TFH:BoB.

    After those, played CYAC for a bit then out came Aces Of The Pacific! I hate to think how many times I ploughed into the ground trying to learn to strafe in that game.

    Battlefield 1942!

    Ah, those were the days...

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