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Spitfire 1940 Controls

Spitfire 1940 is controlled by using the mouse. Use the mouse to navigate menus and interact with the game's interface.

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Spitfire 1940 Walkthrough

Spitfire 1940 is a war game based on the Battle of Britain in World War II, the first major campaign to be fought entirely by air forces. This airplane game features outstanding graphics designed by robotJAM, fitting music and sound effects, and historical facts and figures.

Spitfire 1940 puts you in control of the RAF during the Battle of Britain. Your job is to protect England from German Luftwaffe attacks. Aside from managing the air force, you must also run recruiting drives, repair damaged portions of cities, and spy on the enemy. If more than two cities are lost to German attacks, then you will lose the game. You can keep your cities intact by sending aircraft o fly patrols over them and by sending firemen and builders to put of flames and repair cities. If you manage to shoot down three hundred German planes without losing two cities, then you will win the game. Your progress is saved int his war game, so you you can continue from where you left off the next time that you play.

Spitfire 1940 begins with a tutorial that teaches you how to play. I advise you to pay close attention to this tutorial since the lessons learned therein will help you throughout the course of this airplane game. You do not actually do any flying; it is your job to manage human resources to bolster the war effort. Each day, your recruiters will recruit men that can be trained as pilots, spies, workers, firemen, builders, gatherers, or recruiters. Men can be allocated to different categories, so put men in the most-needed roles. Pilots and spies take one turn to train, however, so you will have to plan ahead when training them.

Although the name of the game is Spitfire 1940, based on the famous Supermarine Spitfire that is credited with winning the Battle of Britain, you also have Hawker Hurricanes at your disposal (in real life, Hurricanes saw more combat during the Battle of Britain, but Spitfires got more publicity and had a higher kill-to-loss ratio). Spitfires are superior aircraft, but Hurricanes are easier for your workers to build. For these reasons, it is a good idea to mass a large force of Hurricanes at the beginning of this airplane game, then switch to building Spitfires when you have a sizable force of planes in the air.

Spitfire 1940 is an addicting airplane game that puts you in the upper echelons of air command rather than in the cockpit. Casual gamers and war game enthusiasts alike will enjoy Spitfire 1940!