WWII History

World War 2 Flight Simulators are only as good as their parent company. To make a good flight sim it takes excellent attention to detail, great technical knowledge, but also a love of the subject matter.

Aces High, the one and only product made by HiTech Creations, has been the leader of the combat flight simulator pack for almost a decade now and the secret ingredient used in making Aces High is a love of all things related to World War 2.

With that in mind we bring you another snapshot of a major battle in World War II; today we look at the Battle of the Bulge.

Fought between December 16th, 1944 and January 25th, 1945, the Battle of the Bulge (aka the Ardennes Offensive) was the largest and bloodiest battle fought by Americans during World War 2. American forces numbered approximately 840,000 men to approximately 300,000 German troops. When the battle ended the United States had suffered 89,500 casualties and the Germans an equal number.

This major German offensive near the mountain region of Wallonia in Belgium began poorly for the United States which was caught completely off-guard in the initial attack. It was only as weather improved, allowing for the superior U.S. air forces to do significant damage, and the arrival of reinforcements by General Patton and the Third Army, that the battle turned in favor of the Allied forces.

After a resounding defeat, the German army was left severely depleted and the American forces launched a major counter-attack of their own, eventually leading to the end of the war in Europe. One side note of interest: the Battle of the Bulge marked the first significant use of black troops in combat, helping to pave the way towards de-segregation in the armed forces.

Aces High is as close as you can get to actual combat. Planes flown are created in exacting detail, as are all land vehicles and ships. A flight simulator World War 2 version needs to be as close to the real thing as possible and that is where Aces High far outshines the competition.

In this high tech world of ours it is not hard to find the technicians to develop a war

If you are a fan of Flight Simulators World War 2 style then you should check out the Special Events being offered the remainder of the month on Aces High, the number one combat simulator on the market.

Tomorrow, the 20th, we will have an Extreme Air Racing event at 10 p.m. EST and tomorrow, the 21st, we have a Snapshot taking place at the same time.

Special Events have become so popular that we have increased the number that we offer each month. This is a great way for gamers to take on the world in our World War 2 Flight Simulator, so sign up now and see what all the war games excitement is about.

HiTech Creations and Aces High continue to honor the brave soldiers who fought in World War II by looking at another of the great battles during that war. Today we will take an in-depth look at the Battle of Kursk, a massive battle on the eastern front that took place near the city of Kursk. This battle was the last major offensive by the Germans on the eastern front and the subsequent victory by the Russians effectively ended any further aggression by the Germans on that eastern front.

The Germans came into the battle with over 780,000 men, 2,928 tanks and over 2,000 aircraft. The Russians had close to two million men, over 5,000 tanks and close to 3,000 aircraft. This was a two-month engagement in 1943 and was the largest series of armored clashes and the costliest single day of aerial warfare in history.

The Russians were well-aware of the impending battle and had dug in defenses that simply could not be breeched. With a web of minefields, pre-arranged artillery fire zones, and eight defense lines that were 250 km deep, this stronghold could not be taken by the Germans no matter how hard they tried. When the German forces had worn themselves out trying to take this position, the Russians countered with their own attacks and in so doing pushed the German forces back for good.

When all was said and done the Germans had lost 54,182 men, had 323 tanks destroyes, and lost 159 aircraft. The Russians lost 177,000 men, over 1,600 tanks and aircraft losses close to one thousand. It was, needless to say, a bitter battle that crippled the German forces and cancelled their plans to take control of the eastern front for the rest of the war.

It is battles like this one that are fought over and over again in war games like Aces High. Especially during scenarios and other special events, gamers are able to play this combat flight simulator against the best gamers in the world and match their skills against the best.

And because of a dedicated team of volunteers, even beginners can enjoy these special events. Public forums are available so that questions can be asked and answered. Whether you are a beginner or a

A big weekend of Special Events is coming up at Aces High, the World War 2 Flight Simulator that continues to find new ways to challenge its loyal followers.

On the 16th of September we have FSO Frame 2: Across the Rhine. And on the 18th there is a special HMS Enduro Race at 9 p.m. EST, a must race for anyone serious about competition in a war game.

Just two examples of why Aces High by HiTech Creations continues to be the number one combat flight simulator on the market.

A quick check of the Aces High Special Events calendar tells us that tonight is a Snapshots at 10 p.m. EST, a not-to-be missed special event that all combat flight simulator gamers will want to participate in.

On the 16th we have the Friday Night Squadron Frame 2: Across the Rhine. Judging from the participation in this special event for Frame 1 this promises to be a challenging and exciting event.

Special Events have been increased by HiTech Creations to provide more gaming enjoyment for our players. Sign up today and take on the world in war games competition.