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Mission 7: Eminent Domain

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Project Wingman’s campaign has 21 missions in total, with each mission averaging around 10-15 minutes to complete. On a good run without restarts, accidents, or grinding, you may finish the entire campaign more or less around 5 hours. Of course, accidents will happen and you may encounter challenges but don’t worry! We’ll do our best to help you.

While we’ll offer pointers and tips, ultimately, the pilot behind the plane is still you so if you’re having problems completing a mission, try a different plane or approach, or even swallow your pride and attempt the mission on a lower difficulty. In this page, we’ll discuss how to complete Mission 7: Eminent Domain, including the recommended aircraft, strategies, and more.

Mission Overview

New Aircraft Accipiter
Initial Objective(s) Destroy all targets: Anti-Ship, Air-to-Air
Updated Objective(s) Shoot down all cruise missiles. (Air-to-Air)

This mission will have you deal with both air and naval targets. If you want to save money, you can still use the last plane you’ve used from the last mission, though the MG-29 is the better choice here since its smart anti-ground weapons can be quite useful against naval targets. Furthermore, it has great max speed that you’ll also need later in this mission. For the loadout, have MLAA, URMB (for rapidly destroying large ships), and MLAG (for quickly stripping off weapons of large ships).

Mission Walkthrough

The storm in this mission will blanket the AO (area of operations) with a low but consistent cloud cover. Flying in the clouds can easily disorient you and you plummeting to the sea instead so keep an eye on your altimeter. You’ll be forced to fight under the clouds so you can see and properly lock-on enemy naval assets.

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Fly towards the priority enemy locations and take out the aerial escorts first. Next, you have to engage the enemy ships. PT boats are small and fast but will only take one missile hit to destroy. Naval ships can be sunk instantly using ASMs (anti-ship missiles) or railguns. Otherwise, you’ll have to take out their weapon systems first before targeting their hulls. A vulnerable large ship can also be instantly sunk by unguided rocket volleys at close distance.

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While engaging the ships, be careful of the long-range railguns installed on the small LCS-R ships. These pesky long-range weapons can reload relatively fast as well so expect brief downtimes between each shot. The trajectory of the enemy railguns will appear on your radar so try to stay out of the targeting line before they lock and fire their projectiles. Railgun projectiles are incredibly fast and almost instantaneous so there’s no time to react and evade. Thankfully, these ships can be easily destroyed so prioritize locating them and eliminating them before you take out the standard cruisers.

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Continue destroying the priority targets, including the two enemy FC-8 (AWACS) units that are flying above cloud cover. After eliminating all targets, the commandeered battleship you have to protect, Eminent Domain, and its escort ships will appear to the southeast. Head towards their location and shortly after, more enemies will appear near them. Prioritize heading over the allied fleet and take out the enemy fleet and aircraft escorts.

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After eliminating the immediate threats to the allied fleet, we’ll enter the last phase of the mission. Here, you’ll have to intercept and shoot down all cruise missiles heading towards the Eminent Domain. These missiles will be escorted by enemy planes as well, which will come from the southwest corner of the map. Hold your afterburners and fly to intercept them. The missiles will have some sort of basic missile defense system since they’ll actively avoid missiles you fire at them but don’t worry, these missiles won’t perform acrobatic evasions and tight turns that ace pilots normally do.

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If you want to make sure, get close enough and shoot them down using your gun. You can ignore the escorts for now and focus on shooting down the cruise missiles. You can engage the escorts but only if they’re hampering your efforts and even then, don’t spend too much time dancing with them. After shooting all cruise missiles, the mission will be complete.

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Mercenary Difficulty

More enemy ships will join the fray, including the numerous PT boats in the first phase, and 1 aircraft carrier and 2 battleships in the second phase. During the updated objective, the cruise missiles will have additional escorts (SK.37 x2, SK.30 x4)

That concludes our guide/walkthrough for Project Wingman’s Mission 7: Eminent Domain. Please check out our other pages within the guide for more helpful tips and tidbits about this outstanding flight combat sim.

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