Hey guys, first post here.
I'm a casual flight sim goer but i look for the most realistic sims available. Im looking for a combat flight sim which is as realistic as possible, but which also provides a tutorial or campaign. Right now im leaning towards falcon 4 BMS, but i understand the ridiculous learning curve that comes with it. Next up i found DCS A-10 Warthog which is very realistic and featuring a tutorial, but i would prefer an air to air fighter. Finally i found IL2, which i barely know anything about. I used to have the 1995 JANES F/A 18 Hornet simulator which i loved because of its interactive tutorials. Ideally im looking for a game similar to that. Im aware that there is a newer JANES sim but i havent read the best things. I also dont know anything about Lock On.
Oh and the era of the game doesnt matter (i.e. Modern, wwii etc) as long as it is primarily an air to air sim with air to ground thrown in here and there.