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Realistic Combat Flight Sims

I am looking for a new realistic combat flight sim of some sort. I am sort of leaning towards a modern combat jet or a helicopter sim. I would also like the price range to be $35 and lower. Any help would be great as there a a LOT of combat flight sims out there and it kind of dazzles me to try to find a good one.
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I am looking for a new realistic combat flight sim of some sort. I am sort of leaning towards a modern combat jet or a helicopter sim. I would also like the price range to be $35 and lower. Any help would be great as there a a LOT of combat flight sims out there and it kind of dazzles me to try to find a good one.
Probably Flight Sim X. Tom Clancy's Hawx is a little futuristic, and the same with Ace Combat 6. Flight Sim X is probably your best bet-you can fly F14s, F16s, C130s, Apaches, etc.
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Has a helicopter sim come out that can rival the venerable Jane's Apache Longbow 2?
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Not much of a flight sim. buff and it depends how "heavy" you want it to be...

I heard nothing but great things about Falcon 4.0 but beware, it's very "heavy".
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Thanks for the suggestion SS4, but I already have FSX. It is fine for civilian flying, but I can't do any real combat missions.
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I have heard of Jane's Apache Longbow. Do you know how good it is?
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What do you mean by heavy?
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DCS A10 and DCS Blackshark. There's Falcon 4.0 Allied Force and the original Falcon 4 which can be updated with a free 'expansion' called Free Falcon that completely revamps the game.
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What do you mean by heavy?
By 'heavy' I mean ultra realistic.

Everything is simulated- that's not always a good thing, at least not to everyone.
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By 'heavy' I mean ultra realistic.

Everything is simulated- that's not always a good thing, at least not to everyone.
Ok thanks.
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ArmA 2/ Operation Arrowhead has some possibilities for helo enthusiasts.

It's just a pity that no-one seems to be creating missions for the helos.

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I just remembered one- Su-27 Flanker (it might be Su-37 Super Flanker) but its a combat flight sim that I couldn't play at the time I got it because I was too young to figure out what to do but I hear that it's super realistic.

For WWII I used to play Il-2 Sturmovik.
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It's from the 90's and shows it age but it's still the best Apache sim I've played. You'll need mods to play it on a modern computer.
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It's from the 90's and shows it age but it's still the best Apache sim I've played. You'll need mods to play it on a modern computer.
Where would I find those mods for Jane's Apache Longbow? I don't play many computer games so I wouldn't know where to look for them. It sounds interesting!
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Best place to start would be Google.

I use to have some bookmarks but the sites are all gone now. It's been awhile...
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