why was there a Go-229 on the box cover, and no Go-229 contained in it. Not really a complaint, but all these years later was just a curiosity.
The original product that included the B-29 was for FS9 only and was titled WWII Heavy Bombers & Jets
. As I recall it was Shockwave Productions-now-A2A's first brick and mortar store product for Microsoft Flight Simulator. The box looked like this:Heavy Bombers & Jets
was released at about the same time as, or shortly after, Shockwave Productions-now-A2A's breakout product, the FirePower
expansion for Combat Flight Simulator 3. FirePower had twice as many flyable aircraft as HB&J, with the additional aircraft in FirePower mostly late war and next-gen Luftwaffe fighters. The FirePower box looked like this:
The original Heavy Bombers & Jets product became very difficult to find (I think it went out of print), and within only a couple years after its release it was going for $70-80 on Amazon.com! But then, about the same time that FSX and WWII Fighters were released, the older HB&J and FirePower products were re-released on one DVD titled Aircraft Power Pack
. As I described, the DVD was actually two separate expansions, one for FS9/FSX and the other for CFS3. APP also included the Wings of Power II P-51D. The Gotha on the cover represented the CFS3 expansion. This is the DVD cover:
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