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A6M2-N “RUFE”

January 24, 2017 — The A6M2-N “Rufe” fighter was a single-crew seaplane based on the Mitsubishi A6M Zero. Constructed as an interceptor and fighter-bomber by the Nakajima company, the Rufe was hastily built as an interim aircraft while designs for a more competent floatplane (the Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu) were perfected.
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BUFFALO MK. I (F2A)

The F2A Buffalo was already on its way out by the time the United States entered World War 2, the planes considered overweight and too cumbersome to fly. But the RAF considered them good enough for their pilots, ordering 170 of the 339Es to bolster their efforts in the tropical Far East. READ MORE →

HURRICANE MK. IIB

The Hurricane fighter was built by Hawker Aircraft after the RAF asked for a low wing monoplane in response to the increasing threat from Nazi Germany in the mid 1930s. The improved Mk (Mark) IIb first took to the air in June 1940, and although it was classed as a Mk II the only difference from the earlier Mk I was that it used the Merlin XX engine, increasing the top speed to 342 mph (550 kmh) at super-high altitude of 22,000 feet. READ MORE →

‘LINGUA FRANCA’ UPDATE LIVE NOW ON STEAM AS EARLY ACCESS TITLE ‘FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA’ PREPARES FOR MULTI-LINGUAL RELEASE

January 12, 2017 As Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China gets ready for international release, a decent number of translations are being prepared for implementation courtesy of today’s Lingua Franca update. Soon, air-combat action gamers in Germany, France, Poland, Spain, China, Japan, Mexico, Taiwan, Russia, Brazil, and more countries, can take to the skies in their native language. READ MORE →

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KI-43-I0 “OSCAR”

It was no secret that Japanese airpower ruled the skies over the Pacific at the beginning of World War II. But even with this knowledge, the appearance of a new, faster and lighter airplane caught the Allies utterly by surprise.

The new airplane was the Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa “Oscar”, a brand new single-engine tactical fighter that had been in development for the past 18 months.

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FIGHTER-JETS, HVAR-EXPLOSIVE WEAPONRY, GOBI DESERT MAP, ROCKET MATCH MULTIPLAYER MODE, AND MORE ADDITIONS IN LATEST STEAM UPDATE FOR FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA

Sweden, October 10, 2016 — Independent air-combat action game developer Ace Maddox is pleased to announce that its latest FTSOC Steam update has gone live. New features include ROCKET MATCH, a fresh multiplayer mode that lets 2-16 players go head-to-head over the Chinese-Mongolian Gobi desert in a variety of fighter-jets, including the American P-80A “Shooting Star” and the Japanese Ki-201 “Fire Dragon” (Me-262a).

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GET INSIDE FLYING TIGERS: SHADOWS OVER CHINA AS COCKPIT/CAMPAIGN STEAM UPDATE GOES LIVE — NARRATED YOUTUBE VIDEO TELLS IT ALL!

September 12, 2016 — As the big things of this world — governments, corporations, institutions — are losing traction, independent air-combat action game Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China (FTSOC) grinds along like an old riverbarge up Burma’s Salween gorge, fending off Japanese assaults on the left while expecting Allied reinforcements from the right. It’s been quite some time since you’ve heard from us gamedev-mechanics here at Ace Maddox, so hopefully today’s additions will make you all pleased.

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MASTER THE SKIES IN THE “COCKPIT/CONTENDER” MULTIPLAYER UPDATE

Nothing quite shocks the senses like the chilly winds and intense air-battles of 1940s southeast Asia. Today’s summery FTSOC Steam update not only improves multiplayer features, but also retrofits cockpit view/support, starting with a functional inside rendition of the RAF’s tropical Spitfire Mk. V. Furthermore, a pair of new fighters have been made available namely the Allied P-47D “Thunderbolt” and the Japanese Ki-44 Shoki “Toji”, each with a decent selection of skins and over-the-radio voice shouts in American, Chinese, Russian and Japanese languages. READ MORE →


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