Chuck Yeagers Air Combat


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Startup Parameters

When you start Yeager Air Combat, the program automatically
detects the best graphics mode for your computer and starts the
game in that mode. However, if you want to start the game in a
different graphics mode, you can do so by adding a few extra
characters (called arguments) to the start command.

EXAMPLE: Let's say you want to load the game with EGA graphics
mode and use a joystick. You'd type YEAGER EGA JOYSTICK and press
Enter.

The order of the extra arguments doesn't matter as long as
there's a space between each argument.

These are the arguments you can use:
EGA Loads game with EGA graphics.
MCGA Loads game with MCGA graphics (Same graphics as VGA,
but slower. Maintains compatibility with PS/2 25
and 30).
VGA Loads game with VGA graphics.

SLOWCARD When you are in MCGA or VGA mode, if the game freezes
on startup, or if you get sound but the wrong colors
or no colors at all, try this parameter. It slows down
the interface between the computer and the video card.

FASTCARD Deactivates Slowcard.
JOYSTICK Loads game with joystick flight control.
KEYBOARD Loads game with keyboard flight control.
MOUSE Loads game with mouse flight control.
MOUSE2 Loads game with high-resolution mouse flight control.

LOW Loads game in low graphics detail mode (less detail
speeds up game play).
MEDIUM Loads game in medium graphics detail mode (less details
speeds up game play).
HIGH Loads game in high graphics detail mode.

NOSOUND Loads game with sound turned off.
NOSPEECH Loads game with digitized speech turned off.
PC Loads game with PC internal speaker sounds.
ADLIB Loads game with AdLib sound card sounds.
BLASTER Loads game with Sound Blaster sound card sounds.

Description: 
Unlike many other flight simulation games of its day, altitude and aircraft characteristics have a big influence on the behaviour of the game's simulated aircraft. Many missions take place at the limits of the aircraft's performance, challenging the player to keep the plane within its flight envelope. For instance, the opening Historical mission as a Luftwaffe pilot pits their Focke-Wulf Fw 190 against the group of unescorted B-17s, but at an altitude that makes even basic flying difficult. Realism has been sacrificed to some degree to enhance gameplay, however, e.g., a real fighter plane expends all of its ammunition after a few short bursts, while in Chuck Yeager's Air Combat the rate of fire has been reduced considerably, making dog fights longer. To assist a newcomer to the game several help features can be activated, such as unlimited ammunition or easier aiming. A virtual Chuck Yeager can be activated, who gives advice.
Cheats/Hints/Walkthroughs: 

MCDONNEL DOUGLAS F-4E PHANTOM II

Specifications:

Wingspan: 38.4 ft

Lenght: 62.8 ft

Height: 16.5 ft

Weight: 28000 lbs

Maximum speed: 1386 mph

Climb: 61400 ft/min

Ceiling: 71000 ft

Range: 786 miles

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REPUBLICAN F-105D THUNDERCHIEF

Specifications:

Wingspan: 34.9 ft

Lenght: 67.0 ft

Height: 19.8 ft

Weight: 27500 lbs

Maximum speed: 1226 mph

Climb: 34500 ft/min

Ceiling: 48500 ft

Range: 800 miles

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MIKOYAN-GUREVICH MIG-21MF FISHBED

Specifications:

Wingspan: 23.5 ft

Lenght: 48.0 ft

Height: 14.8 ft

Weight: 11464 lbs

Maximum speed: 1285 mph

Climb: 36090 ft/min

Ceiling: 59050 ft

Range: 683 miles

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MIOYAN-GUREVICH MIG-17F FRESCO

Specifications:

Wingspan: 31.0 ft

Lenght: 36.3 ft

Height: 11.0 ft

Weight: 9040 lbs

Maximum speed: 711 mph

Climb: 12795 ft/min

Ceiling: 54460 ft

Range: 870 miles

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BOEING B-52 STRATOFORTRESS

Specifications:

Wingspan: 185.0 ft

Lenght: 157.6 ft

Height: 40.7 ft

Weight: 480000 lbs

Maximum speed: 665 mph

Ceiling: 55000 ft

Range: 9000 miles

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REPUBLIC P-47 D THUNDERBOLT

Specifications:

Wingspan: 40.8 ft

Lenght: 36.1 ft

Height: 14.2 ft

Weight: 19400 lbs

Maximum speed: 428 mph

Climb: 2800 ft/min

Ceiling: 43000 ft

Range: 590 miles

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NORTH AMERICAN P-51D MUSTANG

Specifications:

Wingspan: 37.0 ft

Lenght: 32.2 ft

Height: 13.7 ft

Weight: 7125 lbs

Maximum speed: 437 mph

Climb: 3475 ft/min

Ceiling: 41900 ft

Range: 950 to 2000 miles

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BOEING B-17 FLYING FORTRESS

Specifications:

Wingspan: 103.8 ft

Lenght: 73.8 ft

Height: 19.1 ft

Weight: 31150 lbs

Maximum speed: 317 mph

Ceiling: 35000 ft

Range: 1100 miles

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FOCKE-WULF FW-190A-8

Specifications:

Wingspan: 34.5 ft

Lenght: 29.0 ft

Height: 13.0 ft

Weight: 7055 lbs

Maximum speed: 408 mph

Climb: 2350 ft/min

Ceiling: 37400 ft

Range: 497 miles

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MESSERSCHMITT ME-109E EMIL

Specifications:

Wingspan: 32.4 ft

Lenght: 28.3 ft

Height: 7.5 ft

Weight: 4330 lbs

Maximum speed: 390 mph

Climb: 3100 ft/min

Ceiling: 38000 ft

Range: 350 miles

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MESSERSCHMITT ME-110B ZERSTORER

Specifications:

Wingspan: 32.4 ft

Lenght: 28.3 ft

Height: 7.5 ft

Weight: 4330 lbs

Maximum speed: 349 mph

Climb: 2255 ft/min

Ceiling: 32800 ft

Range: 559 miles

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MESSERSCHMITT ME-163 KOMET

Specifications:

Wingspan: 30.6 ft

Lenght: 18.6 ft

Height: 9.0 ft

Weight: 4191 lbs

Maximum speed: 596 mph

Climb: 16400 ft/min

Ceiling: 54000 ft

Range: 50 miles

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MESSERSCHMIT ME-262 STURMVOGEL

Specifications:

Wingspan: 41.0 ft

Lenght: 34.8 ft

Height: 12.6 ft

Weight: 8820 lbs

Maximum speed: 540 mph

Climb: 3940 ft/min

Ceiling: 37565 ft

Range: 652 miles

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NORTH AMERICAN F-68E SABRE

Specifications:

Wingspan: 37.0 ft

Lenght: 37.0 ft

Height: 14.0 ft

Weight: 10555 lbs

Maximum speed: 679 mph

Climb: 4760 ft/min

Ceiling: 47000 ft

Range: 925 miles

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MIKOYAN-GUREVICH MIG-15 FAGOT

Specifications:

Wingspan: 33.1 ft

Lenght: 36.3 ft

Height: 11.1 ft

Weight: 8820 lbs

Maximum speed: 668 mph

Climb: 10500 ft/min

Ceiling: 51000 ft

Range: 1115 miles

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BOEING B-29C SUPERFORTRESS

Specifications:

Wingspan: 141.3 ft

Lenght: 99.0 ft

Height: 27.8 ft

Weight: 135000 lbs

Maximum speed: 357 mph

Ceiling: 36000 ft

Range: 3250 miles

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YAKOVLEV YAK-9

Specifications:

Wingspan: 32.8 ft

Lenght: 28.0 ft

Height: 8.8 ft

Weight: 7055 lbs

Maximum speed: 368 mph

Climb: 2400 ft/min

Ceiling: 32800 ft

Range: 875 miles

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Cheats:


  • Ctrl-I = Invinsibility on/off
  • Ctrl-E = Easy Aiming on/off
  • Ctrl-L = Easy Landings on/off
  • Ctrl-U = Unlimited ammo on/off
  • Ctrl-T = Target information on/off
  • Ctrl-B = Blackouts on/off
  • Shift-1 = Map window on/off
  • Shift-2 = Flight envelope window on/off
  • Shift-3 = Target view window on/off
  • Shift-4 = Yeager window on/off

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Platform: 
DOS
Game year: 
1991
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