Playing Instructions: Click in the game area with your mouse or hit the 'S' key to start. Use your mouse to sight an approaching ship in your cross-hairs. A target box will light up when an enemy ship is in your sights, giving the craft's closing speed and range. Click the mouse button to fire.  Whenever an enemy fighter gets past you, it will fire on your ship. You will see the screen flash and shake if they score a hit. Watch  your shields - when they go, so do you.  You can pause the game at any time by hitting the 'P' key. Hit again to resume. Use the 'M' key to toggle sound on and off.  You will need a fast machine to play this game, at least a 200 MHz. Internet Explorer seems to work best. Turning off the sound effects may also increase game speed.

Author: Mike Hall
Homepage: http://members.aol.com/MHall75819/ [inactive]
Java Source: TailGunner.java
Download: tailgunner.zip (86k)
Usage: Tailgunner is free for the private / non-commercial use.

Excellent 3D programming
Never seen before in java.