Mission 9 - Desert Fortress
Major Alex Hunter
Callsign: Firebird 1-5
Aircraft: F-15C Eagle
Weapon loadout: HSM (36), Multiple Missiles (24), Flares (3)
You'll need to fly low to perform a suprise attack to the insurgents. Follow your squadron and fly through the winding valley until you reach the mission marker. The first set of targets will become visible here. Take them out then more enemy ground targets will be marked. Use the UACV to destroy the targets. Belieive it or not, you're using an attacker-type plane with NO anti-ground weapons/ordnance.
After destroying the intial wave of ground targets, you'll need to take out the enemy bogeys from a nearby airport. Clearing them will allow you to use your UACVs again – but only for a limited time. Destroy as much enemies as you can before time runs out. If that happens, new wave of enemies bogeys will appear. Your ability to use the UACV will be disabled until the bogeys are destroyed. Remember that you must eliminate all bogeys at the soonest time possible otherwise your ground team will suffer tremendous losses. You also need to make sure that your UACV rockets hit the targets or at least very close to them. Otherwise you'll need to repeat the whole process of clearing the skies first before you can use your UACV. Once the assault team breaks through the enemy defenses, wait for a few minutes as they take out the last few remaining targets.
Land your plane to repair and resupply. Thankfully this time, you'll be given with purely anti-ground ordnance. Take off and head to your next objective. This time, you'll need to take out ground forces. Your AGMs and Cluster Bombs are powerful enough to take out several targets in close proximity so make sure to target the ones in the middle of the group. As for cluster bombs, don't bomb too close or you'll also get damage from the explosion.