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Friday, January 7, 2000
  • Feature: F/A18 Test Pilot Report

    CDR Robert Niewoehner, USN, served as the Navy’s lead test pilot on the Super Hornet program from prior to first flight until July of this year. During that time he flew 296 E/F missions and more than 450 flight hours.

  • Preview: Ka52 Team Alligator

    Great atmosphere, great flight model, lots of action.. Team Alligator is looking good. Here is a first hands on report with the release version.

Fighter Squadron SDOE Contest
  • 3Dfx, Inertia, Multigen and several private donators are hosting an Openplane contest for SDOE. Users who enter will be given a two month license to use Creator from MultiGen-Paradigm Inc. Prizes will be handed out for Best New Aircraft and Best Overall Aircraft. For more details, you can read about it at the SDOE FORUM and at
Thursday, January 6, 2000
SDOE Chameleon2000
  • This new utility for Fighter Squadron:SDOE allows you to set paint schemas for all aircraft depending on location. Great tool for playing campaigns. Click HERE to download.
  • Downloads: Over 52 New files and links since Dec 23!

  • Newsletter: Our newsletter is due out today. Check your email!

  • Review: TACOPS

    Veteran wargamers and newbies alike can rejoice, because TACOPS is once again available to the average consumer. After a fairly long period during which you had to own an old copy, be a US Marine, or a member of a foreign military force to play the game, it is now available again online.

  • Feature: F4 Chosin: China's Revenge

    The first thing you will notice about Chosin: China's Revenge is that there are no scheduled allied flights. It's not a bug, but an opportunity to create your own Air Tasking Order (ATO) to resolve a very difficult political problem.

Jane's Defence Weekly for January 5, 2000
  • UK, USA study torpedo tube launch for TacTom

    Plans are being formulated for a joint US/UK programme to develop a torpedo tube-launched version of the new Tactical Tomahawk (TacTom) land attack cruise missile.

  • UK starts selection of new support rotorcraft

    UK Defence Procurement Agency officials have begun work on selecting a new rotorcraft to replace more than 100 Royal Navy and Royal Air Force support helicopters.

  • FSCS/TRACER still on course

    The US/UK Future Scout Cavalry System/Tactical Reconnaissance Armoured Combat Equipment Requirement (FSCS/TRACER) programme is still on course, sources have indicated.

  • Ground-based AMRAAM for USMC

    The US Department of Defense is set to modify its AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) into a ground-launched weapon for the US Marine Corps (USMC) to defend against low-level airborne threats.

  • USA criticised for obsolete equipment aid

    The US government often donates decrepit or obsolete military equipment as part of its aid to fight 'the war on drugs' or to assist UN peacekeeping missions, diplomatic sources have complained.

  • More delays for French Navy's Charles de Gaulle

    France's new nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle appears unlikely to join the fleet until October at the earliest because of technical factors and matters related to its future 1,950-strong crew, according to naval sources in Paris.

  • Germany approves new vehicle for rapid reaction force

    Germany's Parliamentary Defence Committee has approved the purchase of 56 Krauss-Maffei Wegmann All-Protected Carrier Vehicles for the German Army's crisis reaction forces.

  • N Zealand looks to its Army 2005

    The New Zealand Army has embarked on a five-year project, Army 2005, to enhance the service's operational capabilities and ensure interoperability with New Zealand's allies.

  • Australia weighs up AAR options

    The Australian Department of Defence has launched its programme for an improved air-to-air refuelling (AAR) capability for the Royal Australian Air Force.

  • Israel plans upgrade for Arrow-2 missile system

    As preparations are being made for the partial deployment of the first battery of Arrow-2 anti-tactical ballistic missiles (ATBMs), Israel is already planning an upgrade of the anti-missile system in order to intercept advanced Iranian missiles.

  • UN deadlocked on Iraqi arms inspections

    A new UN arms inspection team to monitor Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and stop further development of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons was approved last month by the UN Security Council after more than a week of closed-door discussions.

  • Croatian elections could shake up deal with Israel

    Croatia's national elections this month could upset a $110 million deal for an Israeli consortium to upgrade Zagreb's MiG-21 fighter aircraft and T-55 main battle tanks (MBTs).

Wednesday, January 5, 2000
  • Feature: EAW Add-Ons

    How do you make the best WW2 prop simulation better? By listening to your paying fans, and by dedicated fans spending quality time enhancing this already awesome simulation.

  • Aces High Updated - HTC has released another upgrade for their Online WWII online multiplayer to version 0.441. Click HERE to download from
  • Jagged Alliance 2 - latest patch version 1.06 replaces a missing Miles Sound System DLL file, mss32.dll, which causes problems for some users. Click HERE to download from
Tuesday, January 4, 2000
  • Preview: Simguild Battle of Britain

    The Battle of Britain from SimGuild has been in beta for more than a month now. As a followup to Flying Circus, SimGuild continues to offer some great online adventure.

Tread Marks Demo
  • Tread Marks is an Off-Road Battle Tank Racing and Combat game. With it's dynamic terrain damage, and racing fun with a tank, race against your friends in a combat frenzy. Click HERE to download from ../../
Monday, January 3, 2000
January 2000 Desktop Calendar Horse & Musket Goes Gold
  • Shrapnel Games announced today that Horse & Musket: Great Battles of the Eighteenth Century is being readied for duplication & printing. Horse and Musket will be available for mail order shipments starting in late January 2000. Click HERE for more info.
Battlecruiser 3000 2.09 Patch
  • This final version has a couple of minor fixes and a few more enhancements to certain areas in flight dynamics, power allocation, threat systems etc. It also contains two new new Tour Of Duty mission scenarios, consisting of 6 brand new advanced missions. Click HERE to download from
Sunday, January 2, 2000
  • Preview: Jane's FA18 for the Novice

    Jane's F/A 18 has a number of features to assist the casual sim pilot to get into the action.

Saturday, January 1, 2000
Happy New Year to all our fans!
  • It is now Year 2000, and all is well at COMBATSIM.COM. We look forward to serving you this new Century!






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