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Mission 02: Charge the Enemy

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You should have access to the aircraft tree at this point os you can check it out before sortieng. However, you may not have enough funds at the moment to purchase anything there. If you want some (immediate) additional funds for better planes, parts, or weapons, you can replay the first mission as a Free Mission to farm some MRP. Since some of the parts are only unlocked after purchasing the preceding plane or upgrade part, I suggest taking the straight route of the F-14D since it will lead to unlocking the F/A-18F, an outstanding fighter with a great selection of SP weapons, and eventually leading to the F-22A Raptor at the end of the line which is a superbly versatile aircraft that can help a lot with the later missions.

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For this mission’s first run, I suggest bringing in anti-air SP weapons even if there’s a lot of ground targets. Start off by sweeping the ground targets along the way. Make sure to leave at least one radar vehicle (destroying all radar vehicles will end the first phase) so you can take your time destroying the other targets including the optional ones. Continue to the airfield and engage more targets, including the enemy aircraft scrambled to intercept you. Once done, take out all remaining radar vehicles to complete the first phase of the mission.

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Next, new priority targets will appear in the airfield. The C-17 transport ships will take several missile hits before they can be destroyed, and one of them is loaded with a prototype burst weapon inside so don’t get too close when destroying them.

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After destroying all targets in the airfield, some drones will be launched from nearby. You’ll have to destroy them. Here are some tips when dealing with them:

  • You only need one missile to destroy a drone.
  • Drones are most vulnerable after coming out of a turn or when flying Head on.
  • The clouds will mess up missile tracking.
  • Perform sharp/ high-G turns to track drones and get you into an ideal firing position.

Once all drones have been shot down, the mission will be complete.

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First run


Joe Barker “JESTER” (Mig-29)

After the five drones were launched, Jester will appear on a narrow road near the airfield runway. Destroy him before he can take off. More details here.

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Rank S Tips

Bring a fast, agile plane that can easily pick off targets in a dogfight while also carrying multi-lock, air-to-ground weapons to quickly deal with ground targets in a single run. Destroying all targets quickly will ensure a Rank S.

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Free Mission - Rank S (Normal), and Ace Spawn
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