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Falcon 4.0 Microprose/Lead Pursuit , 1998-

Falcon 4.0: Allied Force Photograph: Lead Pursuit

Veteran US publisher Microsprose was responsible for some of the greatest flight combat games of the 1980s and 1990s, thanks partly to the expertise of co-founder Wild Bill Stealey, an ex-fighter pilot and Air Force major.

After the source code was leaked in 2000, community coders took on updates and modifications leading to the excellent Falcon 4.0: Allied Force title from Lead Pursuit.

The Japanese version, Aero Dancing: Featuring Blue Impulse, was even officially licensed by Japan s version of the Red Arrows.

Chuck Yeager s Air Combat Electronic Arts, 1991

Chuck Yeager s Air Combat Photograph: Electronic Arts

Possibly the only major flight sim to have a superstar endorsement, EA s flight sim provided a chronological grab bag of aerial experiences ranging from Second World War fighter runs to modern afterburner dogfights across fast expanses.

Tom Clancy s HAWX Ubisoft, 2009

HAWX Photograph: Ubisoft

Ubisoft s attempt to broaden its Tom Clancy military universe into the skies was a moderate success, featuring a huge range of aircraft, beautiful scenery and super fast dog fighting action.

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