Man the tail gun in this WWII action/arcade shooter! Use your phone's gyroscope or touchscreen to aim your guns, and touch either red button to open fire.

Guns! Rack your twin .50-cals to defend your bomber against the ever-growing waves of Axis fighters.

Planes! Me-109s, FW-190s, Bf-110s, Me-262s; whatever the Axis can throw at you.

Lives! You only get 5. Once 5 enemy fighters make it past your defenses, it's game over for you and your flight crew.

Ammo! As in unlimited, you'll never run out! Just keep an eye on how hot your guns are; if they overheat, the enemy won't wait for them to cool down before swooping in for the kill.

This game is graphically demanding, which means it will gleefully eat your battery. Don't play if you're without a charger and waiting for that call from the hospital to let you know your new kidney has arrived.

If you're aiming using your gyroscope and it drifts out of alignment (or you want to face a different direction), just point your phone at where the "center" should be and hit the Align button at bottom left.

What’s New

Version 1.4.15

• Added new plane: Mitsubishi F1M2 “Pete”
• Added V1 Buzz Bomb to practice mode
• Added adjustable Armor Multiplier to practice mode
• Plane maneuverability is reduced when damaged/smoking
• Added delay between attacking planes (so multiple planes don’t attack at once)
• Reduced frequency of V2 rocket launches
• In-progress games are now included on “Your High Scores” list

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
818 Ratings

818 Ratings

Panzer081 ,

I think it’s awesome

This is my 3rd time rating , lol, still a five star game. As far as my experience goes the repeated asking to rate only happens when you get a new device , or have to reset your device or uninstall and reinstall the game for some reason. Game is great don’t change a thing, I bought the no add version some 4 devices ago , I add it to each one and get my no add version each time no problem. I thought to ask for gun upgrades and then thought no, this game has a progression of difficulty that’s awesome and you would have to change that probably. So I thought how about a Tail Gun Charlie 2 ? What do you say mr. developer? This is still my go to time killer though, it should stay as is I think.

Cool Tuff ,

Exactly what I was looking for!

This game is exactly what I was looking for!
If you were a fan of the old Terminator, Beach Head midway shooter games, this is for you. I am so glad the programmers still take playability into consideration. Graphics are Excellent! The Air combat is slowed down to realism. I would rate this game 10 stars if they let me! I love this game! I would play it every day if I didn’t have to work for a living!

Utah user001 ,

Lots of potential

I think you’ve got the core of a really great game that just needs a story mode. It reminds me of “into the dead” app. It was fun enough, but I would only play it for short stints. Then they used it as the core of “into the dead 2”, which basically just wraps it in a story, and I couldn’t put it down. Play the two versions if you haven’t already and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback! I'll check out Into the Dead 1/2.

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