F/A-18 Korea

     by Graphics Simulations Corporation    

 

This page is a tribute to F/A-18 Hornet and F/A-18 Korea — groundbreaking as they were when they first came. They signified a quantum leap in desk top computer flight simulation!

 

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Forget all ridiculous, unrealistic computer games, compared to which the story of Little Red Riding Hood is a scientific thesis! There is only one computer game (or rather two) worth mentioning; the flight simulators F/A-18 Hornet and F/A-18 Korea!

An F/A-18 Hornet heavily armed with 10 AMRAAM medium range radar missiles and 2 Sidewinder short range IR missiles in a high G turn over a carrier. By the way, did you know that almost all American carrier ships are nuclear powered and have a crew of approximately 6 000 men and women? A floating city in other words. They can cruise at max speed for 22 years before they need to refuel. One single carrier has more air power than the air forces of 70 percent of the countries in the world. US Navy has 12 such carriers. And one single F/A-18 Hornet, which is a strike fighter (a combined fighter and attack plane), can carry twice as much armament (bombs, laser bombs, missiles, rockets etc) with three times the speed of the famous WW2 Flying Fortress (B-17). In comparison the B-17 had 14 crew members, while the F/A-18 Hornet has only one. Besides, the Hornet can carry smart weapons (laser bombs, Maverick missiles etc), which will hit the target within less than a meter, while dozens of B-17:s had to drop hundreds of bombs to destroy a target. A hit within 300 meters from the target was regarded as a point blank direct hit in those days.

Vad är F/A-18 Hornet och F/A-18 Korea? (only in Swedish so far — sorry!)

 

Links (if links do not work in Firefox, try Internet Explorer):

GSC (Graphic Simulations' web site)

 

Downloads

Missions:

Harmageddon - night time waypoint navigation, bombing of nuclear power plant (172 kb)
Dambuster - similar to Harmageddon. Enemy hydroelectric power plant must be destroyed. (157 kb)
Scramble!! - the base is under attack! (7 kb)
Stop North Korean nuclear cruising missiles en route for Seoul! (8 kb)
Navigation exercise.(6 kb)
7 very good missions from Verrecken Koen (67 kb)
Save the nuclear power plant from enemy naval attack! (5 kb)
Tanks are attacking friendly village. Stop them! (6 kb)
A Gulf War campaign for the F/A-18 Korea. Read notes included! (61 kb)
Final exam in carrier landing. (3 kb)

Miscellaneous:

Thrusmaster 2.0 strokes for F/A-18 Hornet and Korea (Macintosh version) (30 kb)

Some pictures:

Hornet prepares for take off on the US Theodore Roosevelt (carrier) (47 kb)
Hornet landing on the "boat" (31 kb)
Hornet's nest (one steam catapult has a power of 2 000 000 horsepowers!) (60 kb)

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