The Nautical/Aviation Handbook is intended to supplement and extend the basic vehicle listing provided with the 2nd edition Twilight: 2000 rules, and to provide an extension to the rules for aircraft.
The Nautical/Aviation Handbook includes eight new water craft, ranging from the Hayes Barracuda (a two-man minisub) to the SAR-38 (a 12-man light reconnaissance patrol boat). In addition to rules for aircraft, the Nautical/Aviation Handbook contains statistics and game ratings for 29 fixed wing and 35 rotary wing aircraft, including the A-10 Thunderbolt II, AC-130H Spectre, AV-8B Harrier II, CV-22 Osprey, F.1 Mirage, F-15E Strike Eagle, F-5E Tiger II, MC-130H Combat Talon, Panavia Tornado, Su-25 Frogfoot, A1 29 Mangusta, AH-64 Apache, AS.350 Ecureuil, MBB/Kawasaki BK-117, Mi-28 Havoc, RAH-66 Comanche, SA.341 Gazelle, and UH-60 Blackhawk.
The aircraft rules included with the Nautical/Aviation Handbook are fully compatible with Twilight: 2000 and all GDW roleplaying games that use the Twilight: 2000 system (Dark Conspiracy, Merc: 2000, and Cadillacs and Dinosaurs). Rules are included for air-to-air, air-to-ground, and ground-to-air combat, in-flight refueling, ditching, crash-landing, and parachute drops (both personnel and equipment).
To top it off, the vehicle guide includes eight pages of color plates showing representative vehicles in their field color schemes. Players and referees of Twilight: 2000 and Merc: 2000 as well as aviation enthusiasts in general will find the Nautical/Aviation Handbook a welcome addition to their game library.