The map shows all resources such as ammo and fuel, POWs, as well as anti-air weapons. Very useful.
You don't expend fuel over the water.
First time I try this on a non-Amiga. Awesome game, also the SEGA Genesis original.
After moving to my new apartment today, I wanted to do something fun and special, so I set up my TV and my Genesis, and picked a random game from a box. he game turned ou to be Desert Strike, so I tried the first missions. I failed during the Airfields part of the mission. Great game over music.
I failed again during the Airfields part of the game.
After playing Fire Power, I felt like playing a similar game from the air instead. For the first time, I managed use the map carefully, avoid getting hit by anti-air missiles by charging in with Hydras, protected the spy, and beat the first mission.