First Class Simulations Publishes World War I Fighters

Product: World War I Fighters

Genre: FS 2004 / FSX Add-on

Format: PC CD

Release 5th October 2007

SRP:£19.99

Territory: UK&Scandinavia

Barcode: 5060020472855

First Class Simulations is pleased to announce the imminent release of its latest Microsoft™ Flight Simulator add-on, World War I Fighters.

World War I saw conflict in the air for the time. World War I Fighters features five beautifully recreated aircraft from this era for the player to choose from.

Made famous by the theatrical exploits of Manfred Von Richtoften, more popularly known as the‘The Red Baron’, the Fokker triplane entered service in September 1917 piloted by the fighter ace. Evangelising its high manoeuvrability and rate of climb, the Fokker Dr. 1 was delivered to front line squadrons in October 1917. Of the 320 aircraft which entered service, sadly none today exist.

One of the few aeroplanes to have massive international appeal during this period, the Nieuport Nie 17 was exported from France to eighteen countries as far apart as Thailand, Russia and the United States. Having captured a number themselves, the Germans then transported the aircraft to their own aviation companies who then made almost identical copies for the German Air Force.

Designed by Alliot Vernon Roe in 1913, the Avro 504 entered service at the outbreak of the Great War on both combat and reconnaissance missions. A single seat version introduced in 1915 which sported a much larger fuel capacity enabled it to enter into longer reconnaissance missions of up to four and a half hours’ duration. In 1915 four Avro 504’s staged a spectacularly daring raid on the Zeppelin factory at Germany’s Lake Constance destroying the hydrogen plant and heavily affecting the country’s ability to produce more of these hovering menaces.

Built by the Sopwith Aviation Company for use by the Royal Flying Corp and the Royal Navy, the euphemistically named Sopwith Pup was in reality badged the Sopwith Scout. Revered for its ease of flying, agility and manoeuvrability, this aircraft found fame in 1917 when it became the first aircraft to land on a moving ship. Soon afterwards, a number of Pups were deployed to a wide variety of ships, cruisers and battleships hastily modified to support their operations.

Lastly, the cigar shaped Zeppelin is unique in military aviation history and was well regarded by the German High Command who recognised them for the long range, high payload bombers they were. In 1915 two Zeppelins dropped twenty-four 50kg high explosive bombs over the eastern coast of the UK. This was the first time civilians on the UK mainland had been bombed from the air, a trend of course which continues in modern warfare to this day. Featured in World War I Fighters isthe Zeppelin LZ62, the first of the‘Super Zeppelin’ class, a veteran of ten bombing raids over England no less.

Minimum System Requirements:

Windows XP/Vista / Microsoft Flight Simulator X or 2004

344 MB free HD space for FSX / 282 MB free HD space for FS2004

Pentium 4/1.5GHz (2.0GHz recommended)

DirectX compatible Graphics Card with 64MB memory (128MB recommended)

DirectX compatible Sound Card

World War I Fighters is available from Friday, October 5th.

First Class Simulations

PO Box 586,

Banbury,

Oxfordshire

OX16 6BY

Tel: 01869 338428

Fax: 0870 132 1026

For box art, screen shots and product information, please go to:

http://www.contactsales.co.uk/WWIFighters.htm

For press enquiries contact Richard Barclay on 01869 338428 or r_barclay@btinternet.com

For publishing and distribution enquiries contact Robert Stallibrass on 01869 338428 roberts@contact-sales.co.uk

About First Class Simulations

First Class Simulations is a dedicated developer and publisher of add-ons for Microsoft™ Flight and Train Simulator. The company also sources products from professional developers around the world including Abacus, Addictive and Wilco. The company’s best selling products include Airbus A380, Carrier Operations and VC10. The company is a division of Contact Sales Limited which acts as a distributor for both First Class Simulations, Aerosoft and CH Products. www.firstclass-simulations.com

About Contact Sales

Established in 1997, Contact Sales is a UK-based distributor of computer game software and their associated peripherals. The company was voted‘Distributor of the Year 2003’ by the National Association of Specialist Computer Retailers. It signed its first publishing agreement in 1998. www.contact-sales.co.uk


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