Virgin Interactive Entertainment
ESRB Rating: Kids to Adults - Animated Violence
Make History or Become It
You're a Sabre pilot on patrol over MiG Alley.
Suddenly, a MiG-15 rips from behind the clouds and into your sights. You pull
back on the trigger, squeezing off burst after burst until the MiG's nothing
but a flaming mass of metal plummeting to the ground. You take a moment to
catch your breath, when out of the corner of your eye, you see the glint of
another MiG. As the traces from its cannons streak past your canopy, you
realize there are two ways you can go down in history - as a Sabre Ace or as
cannon fodder. Which would you rather be?
Authentic Korean War Aircraft: Fly as a U.S. fighter pilot in the F-51
Mustang, F-80 Shooting Star, F-86 Sabre, or in the Soviet military aboard the
YAK-9 and MiG-15.
Multiplayer Network and Modem Play: Engage in explosive dogfights with
modem, serial or LAN connections.
Relentelss Opponents: Sophisticated A.I. that challenges even the
Non-Stop Action: Design your own dogfights in "Custom Flight" or jump
into combat with "Go Fly" mode.
Intensity Graphics: realistic terrain, high resolution 3-D models for
targets, intense explosions, visible aircraft damage and varied weather
Lethal Missions: Lead actual campaigns from the Korean War.
Approved: Tested by actual Korean War veterans for the ultimate in realism.
A Great Time To Be A Pilot
On June 24, 1950 at 0400 hours, the Korean War began
when eight North Korean Army Divisions, supported by Russian-built T-34 tanks,
crossed over the 38th parallel into South Korea and laid waste to everything in
their path. On June 25, 1950 at 1500 hours, the Korean Air War was initiated
when two YAK-9 aircraft dove upon Kimpo Airport in South Korea and proceeded to
tear up the field with cannon and machine gunfire. Ah yes, it was a great time
to be alive. If you were a pilot that is. That's because the Korean War marked
a first in history - all jet dogfights. Of course, as a Sabre pilot trying to
lock on a MiG-15 that's going 500 knots, while another MiG uses its cannons to
turn your tail into tissue paper, you didn't have much time to celebrate. But
now with Sabre Ace, you can put yourself in the pilot seat and experience the
absolute bliss of being a combat pilot during the Korean War.
The one, the only. "The Sabre." If the Korean War had a super hero, this
North American Aviation-built, single-engined jet aircraft was it. The F-86 was
the first swept-wing jet fighter to be adopted by the American air arm.
General Electric J47-GE-13 turbojet
Speed: 587 knots
Six machine guns, HVAR rockets
The United Nations' forces didn't know what hit them when this bad boy shot
through the skies. With its outstanding flying capabilities, the Russian-built,
single-engine, swept-wing fighter was a terror to even the most experienced
RD-45F (Rolls-Royce Nene) turbojet
Speed: 564 knots
Two 23mm cannons, one 37mm cannon
F-80 Shooting Star
Lockheed built this sleek, single-engined jet also known as "The Shooting
Star." It was utilized as a fighter-bomber/reconnaissance aircraft and is most
noted for shooting down the first MiG-15 of the Korean War in what is thought
to have been the first jet-versus-jet combat.
General Electric J33-A-23 turbojet
Speed: 516 knots
Six machine guns, 1,000 lb. of bombs, HVAR rockes
Built by North American Aviation, the "Mustang" is a single-engine,
propeller-driven plane which was utilized as a fighter-bomber/reconnaissance
Speed: 380 knots
Six machine guns, 1,000 lb. of bombs, HVAR rockets
The most successful interceptor of all the Yakovlev's, this single-engined,
propeller-driven aircraft was built in Russia and was utilized as a fighter.
Speed: 325 knots
Two machine guns, one 20mm cannon, 500 lb. of bombs
Windows 95, Pentium 133 or higher, 16MB RAM, 2MB
video card, SoundBlaster or 100% compatible, 4x CD-ROM.
Recommended Joysticks: Microsoft SideWinder Force Feedback Pro, microsoft
SideWinder 3D Pro, ThrustMaster, CH.
Optimized for 3D Accelerator Cards: Canopus Total 3D Pure 3D, Cretive 3D
Blster, Intergraph Intense 3D/Reactor, Diamond Monster 3D/Stealth 3D/Viper
V330, Orchid Righteous 3D, Matrox Mystique, NEC Power VR.
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