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B-17 Flying Fortress

DOS - 1992

Alt name
B-17 Flying Fortress: World War II Bombers in Action
Year
Platform
DOS
Released in
United States
Genre
Action, Simulation
Theme
Flight, Historical Battle (specific/exact), World War II
Publisher
MicroProse Software, Inc.
Developer
MicroProse Software, Inc.
Dosbox support
Supported on 0.73
4.59 / 5 - 69 votes

Description of B-17 Flying Fortress

This hugely underrated flight-sim adds a novel element to the genre: the pilots' personalities. True to the real-life characteristic of the B-17, a veritable "flying fortress" of WW2 bomber that houses a team of 10 pilots and gunners, the allocation of the best man to the best job and constant monitoring of their morale in this game are as important as your pilot skills. Missions are varied and interesting, and flight dynamics more or less accurate.

In a rare display of courtesy to the gaming public, MicroProse gave consent to the game's developers to release it as freeware in 1997, to cheers of fans worldwide :)

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

GOGAREDICKS 2016-11-23 1 point

This is Microprose at it's finest. Tough learning curve but worth the time and effort, when you finally barely limp back from your first successful bombing mission. Back when games didn't hold your hand all the time and you weren't bombarded with tutorials and youtube guides and "letsplays" etc, people actually hand to use their brains and rely on skill.

GaseousClay1 2016-01-17 0 point DOS version

I love this game! I played this as a kid all the time. One of the coolest flying/WW2 sims of the day. Similar to Aces Over Europe or other Microprose games of the day.

b 17 is my thing 2015-12-11 -1 point

how can I dowlowd it there is no button to say download but it looks like a cool game

fdisk 2015-11-09 -1 point Amiga version

manual amiga:
EDIT: Thx fdisk

Angar 2015-05-09 1 point DOS version

So many downloads were removed from MyAbandonware (mostly because of GOG, Steam and other websites willing to cash in on the big interest for abandonware)...

...I'm just glad I did a full grab of the old MyAbandonware.fr content (about 4110 games at the time) before most of these were removed from the site, so I could get them free (like they SHOULD be and remain!).

Smart move if ever I did one, hehe! (^_-)b

joman20222 2014-04-12 0 point DOS version

nice game

Jegas 2014-01-03 -1 point DOS version

3D Flying games are harder to make than you might think. Espeically those that do flight simulation where you and AI actually fly according to physics versus video game rules.

Any hoo - this game works great but the pace kinda slow for me

kowalityjesus 2013-12-22 1 point DOS version

how can you screw up a video game about flying?

Jegas 2013-11-17 0 point DOS version

EXE files have been around since DOS 1.0 - So Ignore Rukov - he knows nothing about executable file extensions. the ones now gone are COM files - but thats another discussion.

Now I'm going to try all this abandonware I've downloaded today!

peanut88 2013-07-20 0 point DOS version

cool game

Ret AF 2013-07-08 0 point DOS version

Playing this great game on and off X 20 yrs.

Playah 2013-04-05 0 point DOS version

GET THIS GAME! GET IT NAOW!!!
Atmospheric, realistic,.... even graphics are nice for that time :)

Explanation to B17 Controls :) 2013-04-05 0 point DOS version

You might need to press M to get rid of autopilot :D

Rukov Trollovich 2013-04-04 0 point DOS version

.exe files are for windows, dos uses others, you need to look in the folder.
Of course its free!
Controls are difficult, its simulator!

OSS 2013-03-21 -1 point DOS version

What the hell are the controls? I can't play the bloody game!

johnn ripper 2013-01-23 0 point DOS version

Is the game free

Killer 2013-01-04 0 point DOS version

It is a very beautiful game

Homshabom99 2011-04-04 0 point DOS version

My brother and I used to take turns playing this game. It is a true classic!

MaddIQ 2009-04-22 0 point DOS version

why cant i get it to load with dosbox iam doing it right but there is no .exe file

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