Baron’s Combat Corner

COMBAT FLIGHT SIMULATION

Air Combat Simulation for beginners Part 2

A Spad XIII on the tail of a Fokker D.VII in Rise of Flight.

Current Air Combat Simulations

DCS World, Falcon BMS, Combat Air Patrol 2, Wings Over Flanders Fields, Wings Over the Reich, Cliffs of Dover: Blitz, IL-2 Sturmovik series, Rise of Flight, World of Warplanes and War Thunder.

As a rule you can usually gauge the depth of a combat simulation by how much attention has been lavished on the cockpit areas, in this case IL-2 Sturmovik.

In part one of this two-part series on air combat simulation, we looked at the types available, flight modelling and artificial intelligence. In this the second part of our feature, we will be exploring other important elements of air combat simulations, namely: the graphics engine, ATC and wingman communication, the campaign and the online multiplayer aspect.

The graphics engine

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