Jump For Joy - Combat Air Patrol 2 Hitting Early Access Soon

By Alex Connolly 31 May 2016 0

It's time to polish up the Pegasus, chaps. After a scheduling snafu and hopes were left hovering off the flattop for a release date, Sim 115 Limited's AV8B-II simulator is finally nozzling onto Early Access on June 6th.

Feel the power of flying the AV8B Harrier II. A flight and naval combat simulator with mission planner and fully dynamic open ended campaigns. 

CAP2 uses a custom built engine that delivers a totally unique, immersive and realistic experience. Your battle-space is over 250,000km2 of beautiful and geographically accurate terrain around the Straits of Hormuz. 

After initial flight and tactical training you will be pitched into an immersive scenario against aggressive ground, sea and air based enemies. Use the fully articulated cockpit, your skills as a pilot and your tactical awareness to engage in dogfights, carry out ground attacks and command your fleet to ultimately ensure the safety of your comrades and the final capitulation of the enemy. 

Strategic decisions such as commanding your fleet on the tactical map and your performance in the air will affect the final outcome: Go 'gung ho' with a full out assault and the outcome will be in the balance or plan ahead and the end result will be your ultimate victory! 

Combat Air Patrol II: Battle of Hormuz has been on my radar for a while, primarily because there are few Cold Warbirds quite like the revolutionary jumpjet. After the wonderful pulp silliness of the Pogo, the Nutcracker, the Hummingbird and heck, even the Focke Rochen - incidentally ending up an early Chemical Brothers hit - it took the Hawker boffins to make good on the promise of a VTOL with finesse and guts. After their salty variant saw to Argentine Mirages in the Falklands, then on to win the admiration of Stormin' Norman in the Gulf, the Harrier's fat-gilled ruggedness is something to be celebrated. As the curtains draw on this storied bird, it's the perfect time to take her out for one last waltz. 

Look for an Access Granted article in the near future. Until then, hook and wait for tone. Or watch this old and thoroughly-maverick trailer.

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