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European Air War PC

World War II air simulator. We sit at the helm of one of twenty machines representing the RAF, Luftwaffe and USAAF forces and participate in a series of missions based on historical events.

Simulation | World War II | planes

European Air War Release Date PC


developer: MicroProse publisher: MicroProse

English language game language: English

European Air War is an action based flight-sim which features 20 flyable aircraft: On the American side, P-51 (B, D), P-38 (H, J), P47 (C, D); For the RAF, the Spitfire (I-A, IX-C, XIV-E), Hurricane (I), Typhoon (IB), and Tempest (V); and for the Luftwaffe, the Bf-109 (E-4, G-6, K-4), Bf-110 (G-2, C-4), FW-190 (D-9, A-8), and Me262 (A1). Also, the game features several non-flyable aircraft: B-17 (F, G), B-24, B-26, Mosquito, Ju-88, He-111, Ju-87 Stuka, and Me410!

The game is meticulously detailed. The physics of flying are accurately modeled, the markings on the planes are historically accurate, and the map takes into account the curvature of the earth.

Your wingmen speak German if you fly for the Luftwaffe, and speak with an English or American accent if you fly for the RAF or US. When you play a career, the choices of units to fly in are actual historical units and you will attack the same targets they attacked. Your unit will even refit with new types of aircraft when they did historically (P-51B to P-51D, for example)!

The game is highly customizable. You can turn on or off: wind, stalls, the torque effect on single-engine planes, black/red out, engine overheating, structural limits, mid air collision, etc.

You can attack tanks, trains carrying guns and tanks, ships (freighters and destroyers!), halftrack/car convoys, and lots of other types of ground targets. Pretty much everything can shoot back.

It also features several newsreels that show familiar black & white footage from WWII documentaries, complete with narration.

Last updated on 25 July 2012

Game mode: single / multiplayer  

Media type: 1 CD

User score: 8,7 / 10 based on 36 votes.

Age restrictions European Air War: 16+

European Air War System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Pentium 133 MHz
  • 32 MB RAM
  • graphic card 2 MB
  • 50 MB HDD
  • Windows 95/98
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