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Avalon Hill's Flight Commander 2 was published in 1994.  Designed by Charles Moylan, this rather  ancient Windows 3.1 game (which will run on modern Windows platforms such as XP or Vista) of tactical aerial warfare is still widely regarded as one of the (if not the) finest aerial combat wargame ever produced for the computer.  Although designed and published in the mid '90s, the range of aircraft and weapons included in this turn-based simulation allow the modeling of aerial combat from the 50's to at least 2008. The 11 scenarios included in the original game touched on actual and hypothetical jet combat from the Korean War all the way to the Gulf War of 1991, but did not cover, by any stretch, the full diversity of aerial combat encounters during that period.   Fortunately, one of the great features of FC2 is the Flight Commander 2 Mission Builder, which Avalon Hill released to allow players to build custom missions.  While some FC2 players have created new scenarios for this classic game over the years, many areas of the past 58 years of jet combat have not been simulated in FC2.  This page is dedicated to presenting new scenarios I have built over the past several years. They cover both historical and hypothetical situations derived from a variety of sources, including web pages, books, magazines, board games and TV shows.


Scenarios

In this section you will find a variety of new scenarios for Flight Commander 2. They are broken up into:

1. Historical--These are scenarios modeled on actual air-to-air encounters that have/could or might have happened. While most of these are real historical examples of air-to-air jet combat, some are actual encounters that were resolved without an actual exchange of fire that have been modeled as if they were actual live fire contests. Some of these combat examples utilize aircraft and systems that are not modeled in FC2. In these cases I have made substitutions that I feel work pretty well to preserve the flavor of the actual encounters. See FCMB for more information.

2. Hypothetical--These are scenarios that are not based on historical events but rather on fictional events that could have happened, possibly could happen in the future, or are modeled for other interesting reasons. Examples include hypothetical strikes on North Korea or Iran by the USA or the possible results of an encounter between 4 F-22 and 32 MiG-29s. Hypothetical scenarios include those based on events in movies (such as TopGun or Air Force One) or books (Tom Clancy's Red Storm Rising, for example).

3. TV--These are scenarios derived from the popular History Channel program "Dogfights". All of these encounters are historical (with the exception of the final episode of season 2 "Dogfights of the Future"), and they have been included under the appropriate headings in the Historical section.

4. Board Wargames--Several excellent board wargames have been published over the years....many in the 1980's. I have taken several of these games and converted their scenarios into FC2 format. Games used include Air Superiority, Air Strike and The Speed of Heat (GDW) , Air War (SPI), MiG Killers (Zocchi Games) and Flight Leader (Avalon Hill). Most have these are also included in the appropriate historical or hypothetical sections

5. Scenarios organized by aircraft involved--Here I have cross-referenced each scenario by aircraft involved in the combat.  The aircraft have been organized by country where the aircraft was designed and manufactured.


All scenarios in one zip file:
Scenarios.zip


Historical

Korean War (1950-1953)

Updated 4/24/11

China-Taiwan (1958, 1967, 1979)


Cold War


Vietnam War (1965-1973)


--Feather Duster


India-Pakistan Wars


--1965


--1971


--Kargil War


Middle East


--Sinai Campaign (1956)


--Six Day War (1967)


--Yom Kippur War—October War (1973)


--War of Attrition (1967-1970)


--Libya-Egyptian War (1977)


--Iran-Iraq War--1st Gulf War (1980-1988)


--The Tanker War (1984-1988)


--Lebanon War—Bekaa Valley (1979-1985)


--US Raid on Beirut (1983)


--Gulf of Sidra Incidents—Libya versus the US (1981, 1989)


--Desert Storm--2nd Gulf War (1991)


--Other encounters


Greece versus Turkey (1974-2007)


Ogaden War (1977)


Afghanistan/Soviet Union incursions into Pakistan (1979-1989)


Falkland Islands (1982)


The KAL007 Incident (1983)


Angola-South Africa (1987-1988)


Bosnia-Kosovo (1999)


Ethiopia-Eritrea (1999)


Hypothetical


Hypothetical


Movies


--Topgun


--Air Force One


Books


--Red Storm Rising


--Sidewinder


TV


History Channel's “Dogfights”


--The Greatest Air Battles


--MIG Alley


--Air Ambush


--Hell Over Hanoi


--The Last Gunfighter


--Long Odds


--Dogfights of the Middle East


--Jet vs. Jet


--Gun Kills of Vietnam


--Desert Aces


--No Room for Error


--Night Fighters


--The Bloodiest Day


--Dogfights of Desert Storm


--MiG Killers of the Midway


--Supersonic


--Dogfights of the Future


Board Wargames

The Speed of Heat


Air Superiority


Desert Falcons Module


Air Strike


Air War


Flight Leader


MiG Killers


Scenarios organized by aircraft involved (****= updated 4/2411)

China

European Union

France

India

Iran

Israel

H-7
J-6/F-6/F-9/Q-5 Fantan (see also Soviet  MiG-19)
J-7
J-8
J-10


Alpha Jet
AMX
Tornado
Eurofighter


Mirage F1
Mirage III
Mirage 5
Mirage 2000
Mystere
Ouragan
Rafale
Super Mystere
Super Etendard
Vautour


HAL Marut


Saeqeh


Kfir
Nesher


Soviet  Union/Russia

Sweden

United Kingdom

United States

Yugoslavia


Il-76 Candid AWACS
MiG-15
*****
MiG-17
MiG-19 (see also China J-6)
MiG-21
MiG-23
MiG-25
MiG-27
MiG-28
MiG-29
MiG-31
Su-7
Su-11
Su-15/Su-21
Su-17/20/22
Su-24
Su-25
Su-27
Su-30/35/37
Tu-16
Tu-22 Blinder/Backfire

J35 Draken
J37 Viggen
JAS Gripen

Buccaneer
de Havilland Vampire
Folland Gnat
Harrier II
Hawker Hunter

A-4 Skyhawk
A-6 Intruder
A-7 Corsair II
A-10  Thunderbolt II
Air Force One
B-1R
B-29
*****
B-52
C-5
C-130
C-141
E-3 AWACS
EA-6A
EB-66
EF-105
EF-111
F-4 Phantom II
F-5
F-8 Crusader
F-14 Tomcat
F-15  Eagle
F-16  Fighting Falcon
F/A-18  Hornet
F-19 
F-20  Tigershark
F-22  Raptor
F-35 Lightning II
F-80
F-84
****
F-86  Sabre
F-100  Super Sabre
F-104 Starfighter
F-105  Thunderchief
F-111  Raven
F-117  Nighthawk
KC-707
P-3 Orion
RB-66
RF-4

J-22 Orao




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