Osprey launches military game for iPhone

<p>Military history publisher Osprey has created an iPhone game, based on the wartime exploits of a squadron of American volunteer pilots fighting in the skies above France during the First World War. </p><p>The Aerodrome - Lafayette Escadrille, which is available on iPad or iPhone now for &pound;5.99, is a 3D air combat game. It is the first of a series of Aerodrome games that will highlight different air unites from British, French, German and American forces, which fought over French in planes made of wood and canvas. </p><p>The makers said the series would use archive material, and prioritise historical accuracy, in the designs.</p><p>Executive producer Mark Grob of Armistice Games, which partnered with Osprey to create the game, said: &quot;Lafayette Escadrille puts players in the cockpits of aircraft flown by these brave men as they dueled with the German Air Force during World War One.</p><p>&quot;We have combined an exciting aerial combat game with photos and other archive material from Osprey Publishing that give a real sense of the history of these brave pilots. </p><p>&quot;Aspiring aces can fly a variety of machines from the period, from the training fields of Lexeuiil, France, to the Final Push of the USAS 103rd Pursuit Squadron.&quot;</p>