Wings Over Europe (PC, CD-ROM) Discovery Communications (743252247969) - 1994 USA, Canada Release

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Wings Over Europe
Product ID 43252-24796
Product UPC 743252247969
Platform(s) PC
Packaging Retail Box
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1994
Publisher(s) Discovery Communications
Category(s) Reference, Transportation Reference, Aviation Reference
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Engage in the greatest air battles of World War II.

Relive the air battles of World War II!
Blitzkrieg: Screaming Stuka Diver-bombers rain destruction on Allied troops. In the sky above Europe, Spitfires, Messerschmitts, Mustangs, and Focke-Wulfs fight it out. Over Britain, the RAF, with a few brave fighters, stand off the concentrated might of the Luftwaffe. It was a time of great deeds and great planes. Now The Discovery Channel brings you the story of those great planes, and the men who flew them, in an interactive experience. Relive the history of the air war over Europe, a history in which you set the pace and choose the path.

  • Use the Hyperindex to instantly access the information you want.
  • Manipulate 3-D models of famous aircraft.
  • Learn about historic missions in an authentic 3-D briefing room with an on-screen guide.
  • Ace biographies tell the stories behind the planes.
  • Interactive graphs allow you to compare features of warplanes.

In-depth features!

  • Eight great warplanes examines in detail: Mustang, Stuka, Spitfire, Flying Fortress, P-38 Lightning, Messerschmitt Bf-109, Messerschmitt Me-262, and Soviet Stormovik.
  • Details on many more planes, plus pilots, missions, and historical data.
  • Over 30 minutes of vintage footage, with full "VCR" controls.
  • Rotating 3-D models of the featured warplanes, in which you control the angle of view, insignia and markings.
  • Interactive graphs that compare the great planes of the European theater: Armaments, range, speed and more.
  • Earn Your Wings challenges that expand your knowledge of World War II warplanes.

With features like these, Wings Over Europe is one CD-ROM you'll return to time and again!

"Bottom Line: [Wings Over Europe is] a rarity: an "infotainment" disc that delivers more satisfaction than a book or video treatment." - Fast Forward, technology supplement to The Washington Post, March 29, 1995.

Wing Over Europe "9 out of 10." - CD-ROM Now, March 1995.

CD-ROM Pick Hit of the Month. "When it comes to air wars, few are as dramatic as World War II, and when it comes to depicting those events, few CD-ROMs are as adept as Wings Over Europe." - PC Magazine, April 11, 1995.

System Requirements

PC Windows 3.1
Required CPU 486-25
Required RAM 4MB
Requires Mouse Yes
Required CD Speed 2X
Recommend RAM 8MB
Required Audio Yes
Supported Video VGA 256 Color

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