Top Military Combat Flight Simulators

Who doesn't like to spend an afternoon revving up their computer to shoot down enemy MIGs? We've taken a look at some of the top military combat flight simulator games on the market.

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Rise of Flight: The First Great Air War

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Rise of Flight is a state-of-the-art PC flight simulation title that sets a new standard in fidelity, beauty and realism. The game puts you right in the pilot’s seat of the greatest World War 1 aircraft (Spad 13.C1, Fokker D. VII, Albatros D. Va and the Nieuport 28.C1). Historical references and modern computer graphics were combined to render more than 100,000 square kilometers of French countryside that is disfigured by a terribly cratered battlefield. You can rise through the ranks from a green Lieutenant all the way to full Colonel. Buy from Amazon

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X Delux

Microsoft's newest flight simulator software. This is not actually a combat flight simulator, but there are several available add-ons that allow you to fly US Military aircraft on the world's most realistic flight simulator program. Buy from Amazon

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Microsoft Flight Simulator X

There are plenty of combat flight simulator add-ons (see below) available for the world's most popular flight simulator software. Buy from Amazon

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004

The problem with Microsoft Flight Simulator X is that it requires a powerful and fast computer to operate effectively. There are plenty of combat flight add-ons available for this older version of Microsoft Flight Simulator (see below). Buy from Amazon

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002

If you don't own a power-house computer, you might want to check out Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 to run your combat flight simulator add-ons. Buy from Amazon

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Warbirds 3 PC

Fight online in some of the biggest battles of World War II such as Midway, the Battle of Britain and Pearl Harbor. Control more than 40 different World War II combat vehicles, including ships, planes, and tanks, while planning and executing the actual battles. More

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Warbirds Extreme: Warriors In The Sky

Warbirds Extreme Warriors in the Sky is designed for Combat Flight Simulator 2 and Flight Simulator 2002. Fly the following aircraft: Fairchild Ind. A-10 Thunderbolt II, Northrop T-38 Talon, Lockheed Martin F-16C Falcon, Boeing/McDonnell-Douglas F-15C, Boeing/McDonnell-Douglas F-15E, Lockheed Martin's B-2.
Buy from Amazon

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Warbirds of WWII

Corsair, Thunderbolt, P-38, Mosquito and Spitfire - join forces in a great value pack! War bird fans are in for a real treat with these classic aircraft that have all been re-created to the highest levels of detail and accuracy for Flight Simulator X and 2004. Buy from Amazon

9
Lock On: Modern Air Combat

Lock On is the only modern day flight simulation game to combine high fidelity with a broad choice of aircraft. The game is filled with action-packed missions, realistic flight modelling and flexible game options that provide unlimited game play. Buy from Amazon

10
Enemy Engaged 2

Modern helicopter combat simulation with realistic flight physics. Over 300.000 square kilometers of flying area over Lebanon, Taiwan and Korea. Buy from Amazon

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Attack on Pearl Harbor

Attack on Pearl Harbor lets you quickly jump into the cockpit and take part in electrifying aerial battles as Japanese or American Ace Pilots. Fly some of the most lethal World War II aircraft and experience daring dogfights and bitterly contested air battles of the Pacific Theater. More

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Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator I

Experience the same level of realism as the award-winning Microsoft Flight Simulator, with the rush and excitement of World War II air combat over Europe. Works with Windows NT / Me / 95 / 2000 / 98. Buy from Amazon

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Abacus Software Vietnam Carrier Ops

A-4 Skyhawk, A-6 Intruder, A-7E Corsair II, F-4 Phantom, F-8 Crusader. Flying off the USS Constellation aircraft carrier. Works with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 and 2004.
Buy from Amazon

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Abacus Software Fighter Pilot For Microsoft Flight Simulator

Contains 4 aircraft models: F-14 Tomcat, F-15C Strike Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F/A-18 Hornet # more than 85 paint schemes from around the globe. Also features aircraft from Belgium, Kuwait, Japan, Israel, Spain, and Greece. For use with Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 and 2004.
Buy from Amazon

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Just Flight P-38 Lightning: Expansion for MS Flight Simulator

Fly the P-38 Lightning on Microsoft Flight Simulator X or Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004. Buy from Amazon

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Just Flight F-117A Stealth Fighter Expansion Pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator

Fly the Stealth Fighter on Microsoft Flight Simulator X or Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004. Buy from Amazon

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Just Flight C-130 Hercules X Expansion for MS Flight Simulator X

Fly a realistic US Military C-130 Hurcules transport aircraft on your MS Flight Simulator. Buy from Amazon

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Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2

Fly combat missions in the South Pacific during World War II. You can choose to fly Japanese or American aircraft. Over 100 missions to choose from, many of them based upon historic aircraft combat missions. More

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Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3

Battle for Europe. This is Microsoft's upgraded version of its famous Combat Flight Simulator 2, which simulates battles over the Pacific. Microsoft claims it is the most realistic World War II flight simulator ever. More

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Lock On: Modern Air Combat

Eight modern fighter aircraft to choose from, including the A-10 Warthog, the F-15 Eagle, the MIG-29 Fulcrum, and the SU-27 Flanker. A range of multi-player missions and over 36 individual missions.
Buy from Amazon

21
Flight Deck 2

Add-On to Microsoft's Flight Simulator 2000/2002. Includes six U.S. Naval aircraft, and the USS Nimitz carrier to land on. (Note: Requires Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000/2002). More

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Falcon 4.0

The latest version of the highly popular F-16 flight simulator software. Missions can be as simple as navigation training or as complex as multi-objective campaign. Up to four teams can fight in a single arena. More

23
Jane's Attack Squadron

Part of Jane's famous collection of flight simulators. Attack Squadron is a World War II simulation where you can take control of several historic air battles. Campaigns combine single-style missions, and put you in the role of squad leader, while quick missions allow you to set a few parameters and jump into the fray. More

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Strike Fighters, Project 1

Fly the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, the best (in my opinion) military fighter ever built. If the F-4 isn't you style, you can select from a multitude of other military aircraft, including the F-100, A-4, F-104, MIG 17, MIG 19, and MIG 21. Buy from Amazon

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