This, and previous game 1942, are historically surreal in that they are both Japanese designed games where you are an American fighter pilot (flying a Lockheed P-38 Lightning) taking on the entire Japanese Airforce. In this case, you are recreating the Battle of Midway, a decisive naval battle in the Japanese Pacific Theater. Except you are taking it on a year later for some reason.
I’m not claiming to be some sort of video game master, but the above is a score I achieved on an actual arcade machine. No emulators, no codes. Can you beat this score? If so, upload some photographic evidence and link to it in the comments. Then I’ll come back and try to beat your score.
In this case, it’s currently: 180930 on 1943
Also, in case you didn’t know, that is part of the ending sequence. So you gotta beat it too.