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Janes Defense Games from back in the day

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Anyone ever get into the old Jane's Defense Flight Games? I had them all like F-15 Eagle, USAF, USNF, IAF,

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Guest CrazyJow

IAF was the best I loved it. I'm still a huge fan of the IAF if you can tell by my tag :) Nothing like F-16 two seater with IAF skin. Something about it screams bad ass to me. I was so happy when SF2 Israeli came out.

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I did, Jane;s USAF, some great features....

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I never bought USAF, by then it seemed "too much of the same" for me.

 

I had USNF, Marine Fighters, NATO Fighters, ATF, USNF 97 (which added Nam missions and planes, finally got to fly the Crusader), and finally IAF which was sort of starting over. What I didn't like about IAF was the paucity of missions compared to the previous titles and the NEED to jump planes in flight to win the missions. In the previous titles you COULD jump, but it was more of a "if you feel like it" thing. So I could play a mission one time as the escort and another time as the attack plane and win either way.

 

IAF if you tried to fly just as attack, you got shot down, so you had to fly as the escort. Then if you stayed escort, the attack planes would still either fall to MiGs or SAMs or just plane miss the target. A couple of the missions I recall required split second timing...get in the F-4 cockpit, shoot down the MiGs, jump right to the attack plane and hope it hasn't reached the outer ADA defenses yet...

 

For the study sims, though, I loved LB, LB2, and F-15. Never got F/A-18, that was during "sim overload" and I was spending too much time with F4 and had just spent time with iF/A-18E so wasn't in need of one.

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USNF was my startpoint of modding. It was a great game for modding.

IAF was not my cup of tea. No chance to mod this game, so it was boring after a while.

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Guest CrazyJow

They were all so great. I forgot about the plane jumping and everything till now. I also had all of them. Its great though to look back at those games and look at games like SF2 and DCS to how far they've come along. I honestly played IAF the most just because I've always had a love for the IAF even though I grew up on US Air Force. I think it was the paint scheme it reminded me of Iron Eagle. I always wanted to be that kid flying 16's while listening to my walkman :)

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