Flight Simulators

As we continue to look at some of the major battles of World War Two, keep in mind that only a student of warfare and World War Two in general could be responsible for making a combat simulator like Aces High.

Today’s battle that we will look at is the Battle of Iwo Jima, fought between the United States and Japan between February 19 and March 26, 1945. Otherwise known as Operation Detachment, this was a major conflict that involved the United States capturing the island of Iwo Jima and retaining control of the three airfields on that island. This battle has gone done in history as having some of the fiercest fighting in the entire Pacific Campaign.

It was noteworthy for several reasons, one of which is that it was the only battle where American casualties outnumbered Japanese casualties, 33,000 to 21,000, but the loss of life was crippling for the Japanese. Over 21,000 Japanese were killed in this battle and only 6,812 Americans lost their lives.

The outcome of the battle was never really in doubt as the American forces and weaponry far outnumbered the Japanese and the Japanese had no means of escape. This was simply a battle of attrition where the only thing in question was how long it would take to eliminate the Japanese forces and take control of the island.

The battle was also immortalized by the famous Joe Rosenthal photograph of the Americans raising the American flag on top of Mount Suribachi.

WW 2 games need to simulate as closely as possible the actual events, arenas, weaponry, and vehicles and that is where Aces High holds the upper hand in flight simulation games over its competition. Technical knowledge is held by any computer technician; the playing field is pretty level when talking about the computer programmers involved in the creation of a World War 2 flight simulator. What sets Aces High apart from the competition is that it was created by history buffs employed by HiTech Creations and it is constantly being updated with new versions that keep it the most realistic combat simulator on the market.

A special shout out to the team of volunteers who spend countless hours working behind the scenes so that Aces High continues to lead the way. This is truly an ongoing process but attention to detail is our thing at HiTech Creations, where our only goal from the start was to make one game and one game only and make that game the best World War 2 flight simulator on the market.   Our game plan seems to be working.


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