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Old 07-30-2019, 09:32 PM   #11
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I climbed high to conserve fuel and went full burners. I made a dive attack on the helos and then used my remaining fuel to climb back up and out of there, until I was in range of the CAP. I couldn't finish the mission otherwise.
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Old 08-17-2019, 09:59 PM   #12
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Yah, I tried this a bunch of times too. I've been able to complete it with a few different sratigies, but only one has proved to be repeatedly workable:

Come in low and fast right behind the Tomahawks, pop up just enough to line up with the helos and get above frag height, make a single pass on the target dropping all your bombs, then turn hard and flee back to the Stennis has fast as your remaining fuel allows. Ignore the MiGs, they'll chase you hard, but if you stay fast enough shouldn't be able to get a good shot on you. Eventually you'll get under cover of the fleet CAP or escort ships and they'll splash the MiGs. Ignore the temptation to turn and fight the MiGs, you're outnumbered, and in the time it takes to make the 180 turn to engage you'll end up in a really bad spot. If you really want to not flee the whole way back, wait until friendlies are engaging the MiGs then turn around and catch any distracted stragglers, but it's still risky and you'll be low on fuel.
I'll try this tactic when I get back to home base, always up for adding some new tools to the box.


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Old 09-15-2019, 06:35 AM   #13
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Been having some trouble with this mission too. I am mostly having issues with my AI wingman. If I order him to engage bandits he just says "Unable" every time. He has never engaged a bandit in this mission. That left me to order him to engage the target and rejoin, but every time he does that he gets shot down, I think by a SAM. I have actually completed this mission a few times, but never been able to return to the ship with my wingman, so I keep trying to get that perfect result. Good to read the tips in here, I'm going to try some of them out.

Tried a few more times today. Managed to shoot down 2 or 3 of the bandits each time, but then got shot down. My wingman may as well stay on the boat for this mission, he is beyond useless!

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Old 10-11-2019, 04:20 PM   #14
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Been having some trouble with this mission too. I am mostly having issues with my AI wingman. If I order him to engage bandits he just says "Unable" every time. He has never engaged a bandit in this mission. That left me to order him to engage the target and rejoin, but every time he does that he gets shot down, I think by a SAM. I have actually completed this mission a few times, but never been able to return to the ship with my wingman, so I keep trying to get that perfect result. Good to read the tips in here, I'm going to try some of them out.

Tried a few more times today. Managed to shoot down 2 or 3 of the bandits each time, but then got shot down. My wingman may as well stay on the boat for this mission, he is beyond useless!
Sorry to butt in but where can I find this Campaign?
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Old 10-13-2019, 07:18 PM   #15
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Sorry to butt in but where can I find this Campaign?
This is the "Task Force Challenger" campaign that is currently included with the Hornet. The 5 missions in the campaign are also in the single missions folder individually.
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