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B-17 Flying Fortress

DOS - 1992

Also available on: Amiga - Atari ST

Alt name B-17 Flying Fortress: World War II Bombers in Action
Year 1992
Platform DOS
Released in Brazil, Germany, United Kingdom, United States
Genre Simulation
Theme Flight, Historical Battle (specific/exact), Vehicular Combat Simulator, World War II
Publisher MicroProse Ltd., MicroProse Software, Inc.
Developer MicroProse Software, Inc.
Perspectives 1st-Person, 3rd-Person
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.65
4.61 / 5 - 116 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

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Comments and reviews

Dog eater Hitoaki Minami 2023-05-08 0 point

Sorcerian complete no MD ban ga tachiagaranainndaga douyatte ugokunndai?

mmh 2022-11-11 1 point


Are you sure?

0003d1f0 46 70 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ff ff de 00 9a 00 |Fp..............|

GenSavage 2022-01-26 1 point

Not Il2 More like its grandfather, but in its day it was the escape to another world as a kid l could only dream of. There are videos on U Tube that will walk you through the basics

Steven 2019-07-23 1 point Amiga version
Here's the full manual for copy protection

It's the Amiga full manual but works with PC DOS version as well

admin 2019-02-07 1 point


B17 2019-02-07 0 point DOS version

The link to ”buy the game” is to a completely different game (The Mighty 8th), released 8 years after this one!

Arnman 2018-03-13 2 points

FYI regarding copyprotection:

To play without protection- open B17.exe in a hex editor program and change address location 0003D1FA from 9A to EB and location 0003D1FB from 8E to 03.

yaseem 2017-11-18 1 point

Cool app

GOGAREDICKS 2016-11-23 4 points

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 2 points 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 -4 points

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

fdisk 2015-11-09 -2 points 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 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 1 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

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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