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    Battlefield 2 Jet Guide
    by Sn1p3r_3lit3
    
    This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal,
    private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed
    publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web
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    of copyright.
    
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    Table of Contents
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    1. Introduction
    2. Version History
    3. Basic Controls / HUD
       a. Your HUD ( Heads up Display )
       b. Takeoff
       c. Flying
        i. Pitch up/down
        ii. Turning
        iii. Using your Rudder
       d. The Weapons
        i. Machinegun
        ii. Heat-Seeking Missiles
        iii. Dumb Bombs
        iv. Laser-Guided Missiles
       e. Evasion
        i. Evasion with flares
        ii. Evasion without flares
    4. Advanced Controls and Maneouvres
       a. Landing
       b. Useful Moves
        i. Immelman Turn
        ii. Barrel Rolling
    5. The Planes
       a. USMC Aircraft
        i.  F-15E Strike Eagle
        ii.  F/A-18E Super Hornet
        iii. F-35C JSF
       b. Chinese Aircraft
        i. Jian-10
        ii. Su-30MKK
       c. MEC Aircraft
        i. MiG-29a Fulcrum
        ii. Su-34 Strike Flanker
    6. Your Rivals
      a. Other Planes
      b. AA systems
      c. M95 Snipers
    7. FAQ
    8. Credits and other stuff
    9. About the Author
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    1. Introduction
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    My first guide ever, so please send me comments or suggestions.
    
    This guide is intended tho help players who have trouble keeping their planes
    in the air, as well as teach experienced pilots  some helpful tips they didn't
    know.
    
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    2. Version History
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    v1.0- Finished the guide
    v2.0- major update (tips and a typo)
    v2.1- Minor update
    v2.2- Another minor update
    v2.3- Yet another minor update
    v2.7- Added FAQ Section
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    3. Basic controls / HUD
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    [3a. Your HUD ]
                            Missile mode
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     |                  ____________________                 | LGM Mode
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    1: Status indicator - Who got fragged by who with what
    2: Minimap
    3a: Missile detection area, your target should be inside the reticle and within
    range for you to get a lock on him.
    3b: Bomb drop arrow
    4a: Machinegun crosshair.
    4b: Bomb Drop angle, the v (shown above) should be exactly over line a (also
    shown above) for a straight drop.
    5: Armor status
    6: Afterburner
    7: Machinegun ammo
    8: Primary weapons ammo
    9: Compass
    10: L-Guided missile detection area, keep the target inside the box for a few
    seconds to get a lock.
    11. Speedometer
    12. Altitude meter
    13. Messages
    14. Ticket ratio
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    3b. Takeoff
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    Procedures:
    
    1.) Hold the W key down, wait till you start moving
    2.) As soon as you gain enough speed, pull up (default: down arrow key / pull
    mouse)
    3.) You are now airborne.
    
    *Important Note*
    Just because you are still on the ground doesn't mean that you can't fire at
    enemies blocking your way ( only the machinegun works for this.), or, you can 
    run them over.
    
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    3c. Flying
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    i. Pitching up and down
    
    To pitch up, press the down arrow key or pull the mouse.
    To pitch down, press the up arrow key or push the mouse slightly.
    
    ii. Turning
    
    Once you've mastered up and down, it's time for left an right.
    To turn, simply press your desired direction on the arrow keys or tilt the
    mouse left/right, then pull up.
    Remember to return to level flight.
    
    iii. Using your rudder
    
    The rudder is used for veeery liittle turns. To do so, press the A for left or
    D for right. This useful when you're going to land.
    
    
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    3d. Weapons
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    i. Machinegun
    This is the hardest weapon to aim with if you're flying a USMC plane , BUT ,it
    usually kills an enemy plane/chopper with just a few rounds . Attackers usually
    have 300 rounds, while Fighters have 600. (The only exception is the MiG29.)
    Press and hold the space bar/left mouse button to fire.
    
    
    ii. Heat-Seeking Missiles
    This will be your primary weapon against other air vehicles, so conserve your
    shots and fire ONLY after your target's flares are no longer effective.
    Attackers carry 4, while fighters have a much larger payload of 6.
    
    To lock on, keep your target inside the detection area ( See 3a. ), and get in
    close. Press the numpad 0/right mouse button to fire.
    
    iii. Dumb Bombs
    As the name implies, these are unguided bombs that have a big radius of splash
    damage, so use it against large groups of enemies. DO NOT use this on open
    fields with both groups fighting. It can kill your teammates too.Attackers have
    5, Fighters have 2. Press F to access the bombs and press the numpad 0/right
    mouse button to release the bombs ONE BY ONE. press it again to stop the drop.
    
    iv. Laser-Guided Missiles
    Attackers are the only ones carrying these beasts. Co-pilots control it.
    This is a One-Hit-Kill anti vehicle weapon. Aiming is easy. Simply keep your
    target on the reticle, wait for a clear tone, then release that missile! Access
    it like the bombs.
    
    Notes:
    You can drop bombs while upside-down. It won't kill you.
    
    Heat-Seeking missiles lock onto hot targets including the oil tower things at
    Zatar Wetlands/Gulf of Oman.
    
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    3e.  Evasion
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    i. Evasion with Flares
    
    There is only one effective way to do this. Do you notice the slight difference
    between the missile warning tones?
    There are two kinds of the missile warning tone: 1.) The lock-on warning ,and,
    2.) The Missile alert tone.
    The first one goes like this: BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP.
    While the latter goes like : BEEEEEEEP.
    Notice the difference now? The trick is to drop your flares 3 seconds after the
    missile alert tone. Try practicing this at the singleplayer map Operation Clean
    Sweep.  But, it is proven that we humans are not perfect, and sometimes we
    screw up,  so you might want to check the next part.
    
    ii.Evasion without Flares
    
    OK, This might sound like the most difficult part, but it's not. The best
    tactic to outrun missiles without the help of flares is to TURN LIKE CRAZY.
    Barrel rolling does not work against missiles but is effective against
    inaccurate machinegun fire, but that's another story. Your afterburners do work
    effectively and your turning abilities increase.
    Again, the best way to get better is to practice.
    *NOTE*
    Pitching down will increase your speed.
    
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    4. Advanced Controls and Maneouvres
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    4a. Landing
    
    This is easy once you get the hang of it. When you land, you should be going
    straight:
    
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    When you touch down, start pounding on S HARD until you come to a complete stop.
    
    
    4b. Useful Moves
    
    i. Immelman Turn
    This is a useful and easy trick to dodge an incoming missile. First, pull up
    until you are upside-down, return to your normal state,
    
    From this                               To This
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    (plane's nose and
    cockpit)
    Then keep turning.
    I'm sorry if I suck at english. (vv)
    
    ii. Barrel Rolling
    
    The easiest trick ever, just hold the <- or -> key. Use it to avoid machinegun
    fire.
    
    iii.MG aiming thing (submitted by Pvt.Falcon)
    In case your using the machinegun/minigun its best to take some height 
    and then dive in on the target, but obviously not to steep, and pull up 
    in time.
    
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    5. The Planes
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    a. USMC Aircraft
    
    i. F-15E Strike Eagle
    
      Machinegun ammo: 300 rounds
      Missiles carried: 4
      LGMs carried: 16
      Bombs carried: 5
      Class: Attacker
      Seats : 2
    
    ii. F/A-18E Super Hornet
    
      Machinegun ammo: 600 rounds
      Missiles carried: 6
      LGMs carried: None
      Bombs carried: 2
      Class: Fighter
      Seats : 1
    
    iii. F-35C JSF
    
      Machinegun ammo: 600 rounds
      Missiles carried: 6
      LGMs carried: None
      Bombs carried: 2
      Class: Fighter
      Seats : 1
      Special ....Thing: Hover using the S Key (hold)
    
    b. Chinese Aircraft
    
    i. Jian 10
    
      Machinegun ammo: 600 rounds
      Missiles carried: 6
      LGMs carried: None
      Bombs carried: 2
      Class: Fighter
      Seats : 1
    
    ii. Su-30MKK
    
      Machinegun ammo: 300 rounds
      Missiles carried: 4
      LGMs carried: 16
      Bombs carried: 5
      Class: Attacker
      Seats : 2
    
    c. MEC Aircraft
    
    i. MiG-29 Fulcrum
    
      Machinegun ammo: 300 rounds
      Missiles carried: 6
      LGMs carried: None
      Bombs carried: 2
      Class: Fighter
      Seats : 1
    
    ii. Su-34 Strike Flanker
    
      Machinegun ammo: 300 rounds
      Missiles carried: 4
      LGMs carried: 16
      Bombs carried: 5
      Class: Attacker
      Seats : 2
    
    
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    6. Your Rivals
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    i. Other Planes
    
    Basically, other planes are your numero uno rival cause they are almost the
    same as you. There are two ways to deal with this, one is to get behind him and
    shoot him down, and the second is to make him collide with the
    ground/water/tree/whatever. Be patient, look behind often, and remember:
    "Lose sight, lose the fight."
    
    
    ii. AA Systems
    
    This is a real threat to attackers since you hafta fly low to hit your targets
    with bombs. Take it out by shoving a bomb into the stinger/IGLA/CIWS while
    they're reloading.
    
    
    iii. M95 Snipers
    
    Due to the fact that their rifles penetrate glass make them a threat to pilots
    who just hopped in their planes. But don't worry, they won't be able to shoot
    you dead whilst in flight. Take em' out - personally.
    
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    8. FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
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    1.Q: My plane is going wild, and I can't control it! What the heck happened?!
      A: Well basically, you've made a BIG screw up that (i think) is called a 
         stall.This happens when you go too high and fast and you don't descend 
         immediately.
      S: You can gain control again by releasing the W key for a short while. When 
         you do that, your plane will descend and you will regain control.
    
    2.Q: Well, how do I prevent this "stall" you speak of?
      A: Avoid going high with afterburners on.
    
    3.Q: How can I lock on to ground tgts. with my LGMs?
      A: Keep your prey inside the box for a few secs. and fire away. Tell your 
         pilot over the VOIP ( If you have a headset ) to fly straight to make life
         alot more easier. 
    
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    7. Credits and other stuff
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    I'd like to thank these people (or things):
    
    CJayC - For updating and hosting Gamefaqs.
    
    FIGlet - For making ASCII art in just a few moments.
    
    DICE - For making such an awesome game.
    
    My Dad - For giving me great ideas.
    
    Darkstorm406 sasso 
    
    Kevin Tang
    
    Jeffrey Greeley
    
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    8. About the Author
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    Real Name: Jzan Lo
    Country: Philippines
    Age: 12
    Email: sn1p3r_3lit3@yahoo.com.ph