From the box:
Role-Playing Game of WW I Air combat
This is it! Reasearched and play-tested for over 10 years! DAWN PATROL aerial combat game was inspired by historical encounters that occurred during the great World War I dogfighting era. Fly one step beyond the popular FIGHT IN THE SKIES game and soar to new heights of role playing. Become part of a legendary team of flying aces, wingmen and combat heroes. YOU are a vital element of the DAWN PATROL game.
Any number can play. There are an infinite number of game situations, or if you choose, there's an assortment of ready-made scenarios for up to 12 players!
Game includes: Rulebook, playing-aid charts, full-color gameboard, specifications for individual aircraft capabilities, dice, and over 100 colorful die-cut aircraft counters."