Battle of Britain II: Wings of Victory Simulator2 reviews
- Media Format
- Immediate Download
- Stand Alone Simulator compatible with Windows XP and 7 (Not Windows 8)
- File size
- 425 MB
The Battle of Britain
As one of the most infamous parts of the Second World War, the Battle of Britain is the term used to refer to some of the most catastrophic air battle that took place in the summer and the autumn of 1940.
As the first-ever major air force battle to be fought in history, where the entire forces were made up with aircraft, it was also the largest and most sustained period of bombing ever seen in human history. While none of these are things that we should particularly look back upon with fondness, from a technological point of view the Battle of Britain stands as one of the apex eras in aviation.
As both sides looked to gain superiority in the air, knowing that both the Luftwaffe and the RAF were two of the finest air forces on the planet, various battles took place across the country as different objectives were fought over time and time again.
Political bombings, terror bombings, propaganda postings and massive aerial warfare all became the “highlight” of 1940, as it signaled the beginning of a whole new way to wage war with another nation.
It also pointed to a massive change and advancement in the way that aircraft would be perceived in the future – no longer a decent support unit, aviation led the way.
It was now the preferred method of attack whether it was by transporting troops into the vicinity and para dropping them in, or using the aircraft to carry out bombing runs and attacks on the enemy’s outposts and supplies. For anyone who is a war historian, the Battle of Britain stands out as one of the most important in recent history purely for the way it introduced aerial tactical warfare to the world.
The Battle of Britain holds vital significance in the war as well, as it stopped the chance for Operation Sea Lion to take place. This was one of the most ambitious plots ever made uring the war, and was t be a massive sea and air assault on Britain the likes of which it would never have survived. Allied resistance in the skies was the sole thing that held Hitler back from launching this plan, which would have turned the tide of the war and potentially had no comeback for the Allies.
The name of the operation itself comes from a famous speech made by Winston Churchill, then Prime Minister of the UK, in the House of Commons more than three weeks prior to the beginning of hostilities.
It was a watermark moment in the war, and was a crucial turning point in both the way that the war finished and also the rate at which technology improved. Aviation came on leaps and bounds during the War, and was one of the main reasons that Allied forces were able to succeed in the first place as the massive war machine called for an expansion in aerial capabilities to combat the Luftwaffe.
What You Get
In this package, you gain access to some of the most stunning representations ever seen of this famous battle in a simulation or gaming environment. It re-creates these fierce battles in stunning realism, giving you a massive living world underneath you that reacts to the battle that you are having in the skies.
It allows you to act as the General of both the Allies & the Axis, or you can hop into the plane and undertake the coming battle yourself from the cockpit and charge in head-first to war.
If you choose to stay behind as the Commander, you will observe the battle and have full control of each aircraft. You are capable of handing out instructions and ensuring that you are able to successfully win the battle from a tactical viewpoint. The planes are important, but you need to have the right methods to win!
You also get to take part as a pilot itself in these incredible campaigns that will have you taking part in daily missions as the campaign moves forward. You can jump into a variety of popular aircraft from the Stuka Dive Bomber, the British Hurricane and the Spitfire to name just some of the aircraft available.
Additionally, you can hop onto various gun positions ad fire off into the sky to dispatch incoming enemy aircraft – you need to keep your supplies and bases safe, and sometimes this is the only way of doing it.
Endless waves of aircraft come and give you a genuine war to fight, either from a tactical standpoint or by flying in up-close and personal! Whatever you choose, you can take part in one of the biggest ever conversions for a flight simulation program yet.
Full compatibility with the most modern DirectX packages, ensuring that you get the full quality of image that you should at all times. stunning models and intricate realism are brought to life in front of you in one of the most dramatic ever recreations of the Second World War’s most famous aviation battle
A whole new in-cockpit experience unlike anything that you will have come up against in the past. You will be transported into the realistic cockpits of a World War II aircraft, and will be able to click on just about anything in front of you. Realistic procedures can also be put in place with a few clicks of the mouse, and this ensures that you are able to really hit the kind of consistency in the air. Additionally, you’ll get access to a built-in native track-IR support. This gives you total support for looking around the cockpit with your head, ensuring that you can see everything that’s coming from all sides both friend and foe!
You can also take on a view over the nose, to give you a better vantage point when you are about to fly into a head-on battle with the enemy
Lean out of the window before take-off and when taxiing to make sure that you are getting the full view before flying off – this helps with guaranteeing a textbook takeoff before battle
You can lock-on to targets with your pilots eyes, ensuring that you can follow them through the skies and hunt them down
Natural g-force and padlocking systems have been included that are some of the finest in the entire flight simulation industry – this gives you that genuine flight capacity and feeling when you take off into the skies
Completely authentic campaign that closely resembles the Battle of Britain’s own authentic historical landmarks – you’ll be able to take part in battles with hundreds of aircraft around you at once, with dynamic battles breaking out all across the skies. thousands of aircraft are tracked and then enter the combat all the time, from all of the correct historical airfield locations. By taking out these enemy airfields, though, you can reduce their ability to launch more aircraft and turn the tide of the war in your favor!
Authentic radar systems have been included, too, meaning that you can easily see what you are up against and never need to fly into any situation blind
Data reports regularly flow through the radio giving you updates from costal radar points, ensuring that you are able to intercept and defend aircrafts that aren’t quite ready for an enemy assault just yet. This allows for far better co-ordination of attacks in the long-term
Damage the defensive capabilities of your enemy by taking out radars – but beware, this can happen to you too which will cause “holes” to appear in your tracking! Spotters also exist throughout the country to give you more advice on what to look out for, but they are determined by the weathers strength
Real weather has been included that brings in new clouds, sun and lighting to give you the most realistic world possible – everything feels far more like it should, and you can find yourself battling it out in the midst of a storm or through a clear and open sky
Every single building and object has been made from scratch to turn the world from the modern environment we live in straight back to 1940
Realistic representations of what each aircraft can do in terms of design and features
AI system has been totally reworked to make sure that intelligence and tactics are employed by both yourself and the opposition to give you the most challenging aircraft combat experience that is out there at the moment
Using the weather and the world as your shield, you can lay traps and bring the enemy into combat zones that they are likely to be wiped out in – just don’t fall for the same traps yourself!
High level visuals made by experts from scratch to really impose the reality of what you are up against all around you – there is a war going on, and the immense visuals created just for this will represent that in the most realistic way possible
Rated 3.0/5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
3/5 Verified Purchase
Does it work on Windows 10 - it is advertised as working on windows XP and 7 but not 8. Advertising info not good.
Not real enough. No smoke when it starts. Sound is great ground not realistic enough.