KI-201 FIREDRAGON (ME-262A-1)

February 20, 2017 — The Nakajima Ki-201 Karyū was the Japanese Army’s attempt to produce a jet plane based on the German Messerschmitt Me-262. the Army Air Force was trying to perfect their design at the same time the Japanese Navy Air Force was working on the Nakajima Kikka attack plane, taking what was being learned about jet aircraft from the Kikka and applying it to a fighter design. And although both were designed by Nakajima there is no evidence of cooperation between the two teams. READ MORE →

MARINE SPITFIRE MK. V

February 20, 2017 — The Supermarine Spitfire was designed as the British equivalent of the Messerschmitt 109. It was produced by Supermarine, a company that had previously built racing seaplanes, and it was this seaplane design that was used as a basis for the fighter. It had a particular elliptical wing design that gave it an added advance in maneuverability and drastically decreased air drag. READ MORE →

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 →

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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.

The Oscar came about because Japanese generals wanted a more lightweight fighter to replace the obsolete Ki-27. They were basing their decision on their recent battles in China, wanting a lighter plane for land-based army support. The designer, Hideo Itokawa was ordered to design a plane that matched the Ki-27’s maneuverability and dogfighting qualities, but in a heavier 1,000 horsepower class fighter. READ MORE →

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). Check out the narrated YouTube video for details or skim through the changelog below for a quick overview.

YouTube Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhqX2kbmpR0
Download ScreenshotsFTSOC-Rocket-Match-Gobi-EPK.zip
Steam Store URL: store.steampowered.com/app/365810
Official YouTube Channel: AirCombatAction.TV

Update History/Changelog:

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