Mission 8 - Seek and Destroy
Major Alex Hunter
Callsign: Reaper 1-1
Aircraft: F35 Lightning II
Weapon loadout: x4 Precision Bomb (40), Flares 4
You need to switch on your nightvision before you can take off. Press left or right then press A to switch it on. Once airborne, climb up to 15,000ft or 5,000m. The first set of targets will be marked. The precision bombs you're carrying won't activate or lock if its below 15000ft. While in that altitude, enter precision mode and start your bomb run. Don't forget that you can zoom in and deliver your ordnance right on target. Destroy the first set of marked targets.
Seek and Destroy
Next you need to take out the enemy helo. You don't have HSMs so you'll need to get close and use your cannon to take it out. After shooting it down, proceed to the next objective marker. Make sure to return to 15000ft to avoid the barrage of AA fire.
After destroying the next set of marked buildings and warehouses, you'll need to take out a couple of enemy helos near ground level. Fly it and take them out fast; otherwise, there's a risk of getting ripped by enemy AA fire. Take care of the occasional missiles that will track and lock you.
Next, you'll need to take out targets in an airport. Take out the fighters taxiing up the runway since they'll be airborne if you don't. Take out the parked aircraft next. If the fighters do get airborne, you have no choice but to deal with them using your cannons. When that happens, prepare to engage the fighters and fight below 5000m, near the barrage of AA fire. Take out all marked targets to proceed to the next phase of the mission.
Finally, you need to take out the target vehicles. You need to adjust your aim a little since they're moving targets. The bomb's large detonation area should also help destroy these vehicles. You won't be able to fire your bombs unless there's no risk of collateral damage so be patient and release your weapons as soon as you get a clean shot.
Finally, you'll need to land at the carrier. Turn on assistance if you want. Like before, approach the carrier and make sure you have lowered your landing gear. Align your level and slow down to the preferable speed to touch down and complete the mission.