Rowan's Battle of Britain

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Rowan's Battle of Britain
Developer(s) Rowan Software
Publisher(s) Empire Interactive
Platform(s) Windows 9x
Release 2000 U.S.
Genre(s) Flight Simulator
Mode(s) Single player Multiplayer

Rowan's Battle of Britain is a World War II era Combat flight simulation video game set during the Battle of Britain in 1940. The combat flight simulation has both RAF and opposing Luftwaffe forces featuring over 800 square miles (2,100 km2) of sky and hundreds of aircraft. It has been remade twice, first in 2005 as Battle of Britain II: Wings of Victory by Shockwave Productions,Inc., and again in 2007 as Air Battles: Sky Defender by Wild Hare Entertainment, a modified version of the above game with a more arcade-style gameplay. Both versions exist alongside each other.

The source code of the game was released by Rowan Software under the "Empire Interactive License" in 2001.[1]


  1. ^ Mitchell, Robert (2001-11-19). "The Return of MiG Alley?". Retrieved 2013-01-06. Bob Mitchell: What has prompted you to release the source code for MiG Alley and Battle of Britain? Dave Whiteside: Because we are no longer doing flight sims [after Empire took us over at the end of 2001], and we would not be able to publish any patches that were required [no money was allocated to this], rather than let MiG die and all the code sit doing nothing it was considered a good idea, a swan song, if you like, for Rowan [after 13 years in the flight sim market]. 

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