Axis bombers have began attacking air bases and naval depots
in the south of England, in order to pave the way for a full scale
invasion of Great Britian. RAF Fighter Command are scrambling
all spitfire squadrens, to engage the enemy. You must defend the
skies over Britain, then onwards to the English channel, over
occupied France, and onwards towards Berlin.
'The Battle of Britain is about to begin...Let us therefore
brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if
the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years,
men will still say, This Was Their Finest Hour.' - Winston
Churhill - 1940.
Controling your Spitfire fighter craft is very simple, use the
[arrow keys] to control your plane (left and right movement),
and use the [space bar] to fire your weapon(s).
Your ship will initially be equiped with a very basic machine
gun, however you can increase your firepower by collecting various
powerups that will become available throughout the course of the
game. Some of the possible powerups are explained below :
Temporarily increases the rate of of your main machine gun,
as well as the rate of fire of any extra gun pods you may
Extra Rapid Fire
As above, with even higher rate of fire.
Temporarily converts your machine gun into
a heavier calibre gun, which does more damage with each hit,
and also enables you to destroy multiple targets with each
Extra Heavy Calibre
As above, with even more power, and the ability
to destroy even more targets with each shot.
Extra Gun Pod
This is an extra attachment for your plane
which enables you to fire several shots at a time (up to 4
extra gun pods can be collected and used simultaneously).
Gun pods last until they are destroyed by enemy fire. They
also offer limited protection for your spitfire, bullets that
might have normally destroyed your plane, will normally destroy
your gun pod(s) first.
Heavy Calibre Gun Pod
As above, with more power, and the ability
to destroy more targets with each shot.
This is quite a rare power-up, if you collect this, you
are awarded an extra reserve spitfire plane, thereby extending
the life of your game.
Tips and Hints
Hold down the [Space Bar] for rapid continous fire.
Enemy aircraft will NOT harm you if they fly into your spitfire,
the only thing you have to avoid is their weapons fire (red circular
Take your target's movement direction and speed into account
when aiming shots at them.