BackgroundD-Day, 1944: Invasion of Europe for CFS3 sports an all new dynamic campaign involving six nations: British, Australian, New Zealand, Canadian, and American forces in the invasion of German occupied Europe. All vital aircraft in the campaign are re-skinned with D-Day stripes, nine aircraft have all new damage and flight models.
GameplayNew aircraft, new sounds, new troops, new skins, new scenery, new nations, new noseart, new bases, new effects, new pilots and new voices: it's a new game within CFS 3.
D-Day, 1944 features 120 single missions arranged in four linear campaigns, beginning with the D-Day invasion on 6/6/44. The linear campaigns are available for American, British, Canadian or New Zealand aircraft flying the P47D, Mosquito FB VI, the Tempest Mk V, or the Spitfire Mk IX respectively. The dynamic campaign allows a broader selection of aircraft, and spans 86 days with three missions per day for a total of 378 missions in this complete package.
- The Ju88 A-4 and C-6 now have correct loadouts and the explosion bug is fixed. All bomber gunners will now engage you from up to 600 meters distance. And now you can fight against troops on the ground! We've cracked the infantry code and added ground troops for Axis and Allies.
- New aircraft, new sounds, new troops, new skins, new scenery, new nations (Canada, Australia and New Zealand), new noseart, new bases (including ALGs), new effects, new pilots and new voices: it's a new game within CFS 3.
- The single missions track the D-Day campaign battle by battle: the Allied landings and the battle for Caen; the battle for Villers-Bocage, and then the American race across the Cotentin Peninsula. The historical divisions and weapons are in place, and the map moves day by day as it did in the actual battle. But watch out.. the weather turns bad on June 18th and Allied supplies grow suddenly thin.
- British pilots can elect to fly the Mosquito FB VI, Spit IXc and later the Spit IXe and P51D. American pilots can elect to fly the P47D and later with the 56th FG at Horsham St.Faith, P51D, P38J or P47M. Canadian pilots can choose from the Tempest Mk V with 274 Sqn from Newchurch, the Spit Vb with 402 Sqn, and later the Spit IXc. RNZAF pilots can elect to fly the Mosquito FB VI, Spitfire IXb, or Tempest Mk V. RAAF pilots may fly the Spitfire IXc or Tempest Mk V. Pilots can elect to fly a training package for the Tempest Mk V, the P47D, the Spitfire Vb, or the P51D prior to entry into the campaign.
- Three new aircraft take to the skies. For the Canadian squadrons, the Spitfire Mk Vb. This Spitfire was considered by some veterans as the best of all time, using the wing of the earlier Spitfire but with the horsepower and firepower of the later Mk IX.
- For the British campaign, a new Mosquito FB VI is included. This FB VI is the later version featuring the 1635 HP Merlin engine and four 20mm cannon for ground attack. The extra horsepower gives you what you need when you encounter those nasty 109s.
- For the German campaign a new Focke Wulfe is modeled: the high powered D9 (Dora) interceptor. The 190 D9 was the best Focke Wulfe of the war, with a powerful engine and four powerful 20mm cannon. D-Day also includes new versions of the Bf109 G10 and the FW 190 A8 and A9, with improved damage modeling and flight modeling for all aircraft.
Hardware RequirementsPentium 350 MHZ
32 MB RAM
4X CD ROM
DirectX 9 Compatible 3D video and sound card (16MB)
175 MB Hard Disk space
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