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    ----Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War---------
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    Welcome new and old to my Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War FAQ/ Walkthrough. 
    I will have Weapon Stats, Plane Stats, Character Stats, and of course a 
    Walkthrough. 
    
    Version 3.0 
    By: Jarred Green 
    Email: isitidio@hotmail.com 
    
    If you have a mission question email me and ill tell you how to beat it..
    
    Copyright Notice:
    This guide may be printed or used by you for private reasons. You may use
    material from it if you notify me before so that i know that you are using it.
    
    Table of contents: 
    
    1)  Introduction 
    2)  Version History 
    3)  Basic Commands 
    4)  Stuff to know 
    5)  Wepons 
    6)  The Jets 
    7)  The Characters
    8)  Walkthrough
    9)  Game Facts
    10) Ending 
    
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    2)----------Introduction---------------
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    1)  Ace Combat the long standard in modern air combat game..Namco has
    made 5 of these games. It all started with Air Combat which started it all.It
    showed what a jet game should be.. Ace Combat 2 came along and picked
    up the bar big time.... Ace Combat 3 in my opinion didnt deserve to be
    made. The idea of a futureistic made up planes just didnt get me like the
    others did. Ace Combat 4 came. It dominated everything it set the bench
    mark and was a terrific game. Ace Combat 5 now here this game IS better
    than Ace Combat 4.It has done so much in just detail that it is truely one of
    the best games period. 
    
    I am Jarred just another Ace Combat Fan i will try to help you guys beat this
    game and unlock all the goodies.. 
    
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    2)-----------Version History----------
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    1.0 Made Commands, Weapons and the jets.. Walkthrough under
    construction... 
    2.0 Made characters working on walkthrough still...
    3.0 Started walkthrough!!!
    
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    3)--------Basic Commands--------------
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    Wingman Commands 
    Up------Attack, Your wingmen will attack anyone that is in front of you 
    Down----Cover, Your wingmen will cover you from enemies. 
    Left----Disperse, Your wingmen will engage anything they want
    Right---Special Weapons, They will use thier special weapons 
    
    Basics 
    Move Plane----Left analog stick 
    Move Camera---Right analog stick 
    L1------------Decrease Speed 
    L2------------Yaw Left 
    R1------------Accelerate 
    R2------------Yaw right 
    R3------------Camera 
    L2 & R3-------Auto Pilot 
    Square--------Map (pressure sensitive) 
    Triangle------Switch Target (Hold to see target) 
    X-------------Machine Guns 
    Circle--------Fire missiles/bombs (hold to follow) 
    Select--------Change Weapons 
    Start---------Pause. View Mission Goals 
    
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    4)----------Stuff to Know-------------
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    Paint Schemes: Each plane has different paint schemes.. Some has more
    than others.
    Warning Light: Means somebody has painted you.
    
    
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    5)---------Weapons-------------------
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    When you see usefullness its 1-10 10 being the best. This info is from the
    game.
    I will add my opinion on all of them...
    
    A) Air To Ground
    UGB - Unguided Bomb, small free-fall bomb inflicts to ground targets
    close to impact area. Usefullness 4 , Just doesnt have the punch or 
    the blast radius
    UGBL - Unguided Bomb Large, Extensive damage to ground targets 
    wide radius of the blast Usefullness 9, Plenty of damage large 
    blast radius but unguided.
    RCL - Rocket Launcher, Launches multiple unguided rocket 
    missiles exploding on impact damaging near by targets  
    Usefullness 2, Totally sucks inaccurate not reliable.
    NPB - Napalm Bomb, Unguided. Releasesand ignites flamable 
    material damaging targets in a long path along where the bomb was 
    droped. Usefullness 7 , Good for targets in a line just drop causes 
    medium damage.
    LAGM - Long Range Air 2 Ground Missile, AG missile very long 
    range and wide radius of damage Usefullness 10, LONG range and 
    good blast radius lots of damage...
    XAGM - Advanced AG Missile, Up to 4 XAGM's can lock onto 
    and be fired at different targets simultaniously. Usefullness 8, Short 
    range great damage 4 targets-- BYE
    LASM - Long Range Air to Surface Missile, Long range with high 
    power upon impact. Best used as a anti ship weapon. Usefullness 
    10, LONG range mass damage
    FAEB - Fuel Air Explosive Bomb, Unguided ignites a cloud of highly
    explosive fuel dispersed over the impact area causing damage to 
    extremly wide area. Usefullness 8, HUGE blast radius but not alot 
    of damage caused plus its unguided.
    GPB - Guided Penetrating Bomb Large, When dropped bomb can 
    glide toward a target with a lock on. Small radius of explosion but 
    inflicts heavy damage. Usefullness 9, Fire and forget bomb it guieds 
    itself to target and has huge damage.
    BDSP - Bomblet Dispencer, Releases numerous bomblets from 
    body damaging long strip of  ground along direction of travel. 
    Usefullness 7, Wide area, great damage but not to good to use 
    againt multiple targets spreaded out.
    SOD - Stand Of Dispencer, Releases numerous bomblets are 
    dispersed from a guided dispencer that flies over a locked on 
    target. Usefullness 7, Long range mass damage just not good for 
    targets spead out.
    SFFS - Self Forging Fragment Submunitions, AKA Cluster Bomb, 
    Freefall bomb fragments into numerous bits of shrapnel wide area 
    damage if droped high enough. Usefullness 9, Wde area powerful 
    damage and unguided
    
    B) Air To Air
    Missile - Standard heat seeking missile.. Usefulness 6, You Will use 
    this ALOT little range, medium damage to light armored enemys.
    SAAM - Semi Active Air To Air Missile, High accuracy and long 
    range. Once fired you have to keep the target inside the circle. 
    Usefullness 9, Long range massive damage but you do have to keep 
    the target in the circle even if your being shot at.
    QAAM - Quick Manuver Air to Air Missile, Advanced guidence 
    system can stay locked on to a enemy even at you six. 
    Usefullness 8, Not as good as in AC4 but still good to use same distance 
    as reg missile just alot more accurate
    XMAA - Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile, AA missile 
    long range that can be fired at up to 4 air targets simultaniously. 
    Usefullness 9, Long range accurate and causes mass damage
    XLAA - Advanced Long Range Air to Air Missile, AA missile 
    VERY LONG range that can be fired at up to 4 targets simultaniously.
    Usefullness 10, LONG range accurate and causes mass damage.
    
    C) Other 
    Machine Gun - Standard item good for close combat.. Usefulness 5, 
    Short distance fighting fighting only you will use this alot if u have a 
    itchy trigger finger.
    ECMP - Electronic Countermeasure Pod, Uses radar jamming to 
    lower targeting capibilities of enemies within the effective range. 
    Usefullness 6, No offensive but make missiles miss you and thats good 
    TLS - Tactical Lazer, Focuses high intensity lazer on target 
    extensive damage, Hard to evade cause of the delay between firing 
    and impact. Usefullness 8, Great for ships and ground targets but 
    hrader for AA targets.. Instant death 
    
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    6)--------------The Jets-------------
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    Rating System:
    * DONT GET
    ** Get if u want ut
    *** Good choice
    **** Get this!!!
    ***** MUST HAVE 
    This info is from the game. I will add my opinion on all of them.
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    F-5 Family---
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    F-5E "Tiger 2"   *
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 62
    Mobility- 32
    Stability- 60
    Defence- 43
    Air to Air- 22
    Air to Ground- 47
    Missiles- 52
    UGB- 12
    Low cost, light weight tatical fighter with respectable capabilities in all 
    areas, Easy to fly and maintain, the Tiger 2 is employed in air forces 
    around world.
    My Opinion: This jet just isnt good. It got a 1 because its handeling and
    is low missile count and it secondary weapon.. If it would have had 
    better weapons it would have gotten a 2
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    F-20A "Tigershark"   **
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 73
    Mobility- 43
    Stability- 60
    Defence- 46
    Air to Air- 60
    Air to Ground- 25
    Missiles- 60
    SAAM- 10
    Known as the Tigershark aircraft successor to F-5, Single engine 
    design 60% increase in thrust.
    My Opinion: This isnt that bad of a plane although faster than F5 it 
    just doesnt get the job done in the end.. It got a 2 cause it does
    handle better and it has better weapons.
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    X-29A     *** 
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 73
    Mobility- 71
    Stability- 47
    Defence- 49
    Air to Air- 76
    Air to Ground- 40
    Missiles- 60
    QAAM- 10
    Forward swept wings allow excellent turning ability. Advanced fly by 
    wire system employed to overcome instabilities caused by design.
    My Opinion: This performes ok good speed good weapons. It got a 
    3 cause it has good stats and the fact it has the QAAM dont hurt either
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    MIG-21 Family
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    MIG-21BIS "Fishbed"    *
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 73
    Mobility- 35
    Stability- 29
    Defence- 42
    Air to Air- 22
    Air to Ground- 47
    Missiles- 56
    RCL- 8
    Small single engine fighter codenamed Fishbed. While its electronics 
    and weapons capabilities are outdated it makes up for it with good
    maneuverability at low cost.
    My Opinion: I never have liked this plane. It just dont perform good 
    at all bad weapon count. I gave it a 1 cause although somewhat fast 
    it just SUCKS at handeling...
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    MIG-21-93 "Fishbed"    ***
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 73
    Mobility- 74
    Stability- 59
    Defence- 63
    Air to Air- 82
    Air to Ground- 46
    Missiles- 72
    QAAM- 12
    Modernized version of the MIG-21 with updated radar and 
    weapons control systems appearence unchanged but internally this 
    aircraft has been completly revamped.
    My Opinion: This is better.. Better handeling and better weapons = 
    better grade.It got a 3 cause it has increased stats has good wepon 
    counts and good secondary.
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    F-4 Family---
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    F-4E "Phantom 2"    **
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 63
    Mobility- 32
    Stability- 46
    Defence- 56
    Air to Air- 25
    Air to Ground- 50
    Missiles- 62
    NPB- 10
    Large fighter aircraft. Although drsign outdated its massive payload 
    and superior range make it effective on both AA and AG targets.
    My Opinion: Although i love this jet it jsut dont bring much to the 
    table.It got a 2 cause it has the Napalm Bomb and it has a sufficent
    wepon count
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    F-4G "Phantom 2 Wild Wiesel"    ****
    Aircraft Type: Attacker
    Stats:
    Speed- 63
    Mobility- 25
    Stability- 55
    Defence- 68
    Air to Air- 17
    Air to Ground- 63
    Missiles- 64
    LAGM- 10
    This attack aircraft is a modified version of the F-4E. It was designed 
    to supress enemy air defence networks by long range air attacks.
    My Opinion: MUCH better this is what the Phantom is.. It got a 4 
    cause it has slightly improved stats and it has the LAGM which is a 
    great wepon to use.
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     F-4X    ****
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 83
    Mobility- 54
    Stability- 61
    Defence- 60
    Air to Air- 73
    Air to Ground- 37
    Missiles- 70
    XMAA- 10
    Advanced F-4E originally devoloped as a recon craft. It was 
    quickly devoloped as a air superiority fighter after engine 
    enhancements resulted in a 150% thrust increase.
    My Opinion: LOT BETTER this is a true air superiority fighter. It got 
    a 4 cause the XMAAs and its increased stats reflect a good plane
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    A-6 Family---
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    A-6E "Intruder"    ***
    Aircraft Type: Attacker
    Stats:
    Speed- 44
    Mobility- 25
    Stability- 51
    Defence- 68
    Air to Air- 15
    Air to Ground- 61
    Missiles- 60
    UGBL- 10
    Carrier based attack aircraft. True to its name this planeexceles at 
    inflitrating enemy territory at low altitudes to strike its target.
    My Opinion: This is a good plane to use it is slow but it does have 
    good weaponry. It got a 3 cause the UGBL and its ability to bomb
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     EA-6B "Prowler"    *
    Aircraft Type: Jammer
    Stats:
    Speed- 49
    Mobility- 54
    Stability- 60
    Defence- 60
    Air to Air- 50
    Air to Ground- 55
    Missiles- 66
    ECMP- 5
    Carrier based electronic warfare aircraft is a variant of the A-6E. This 
    plane provides active radar jamming jupport to protect its allies from 
    enemy fire.
    My Opinion: Just not worth it. Its to slow to do any thing and it just 
    dont have much to bring. The jammer just brings this down...
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    F-16 Family--
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     F-16C "Fighting Falcon"    ***
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 73
    Mobility- 44
    Stability- 46
    Defence- 46
    Air to Air- 30
    Air to Ground- 55
    Missiles- 60
    UGB- 14
    Small lightweight. This aircraft is a well balanced fighting machine for 
    AA and AG combat. 
    My Opinion: Good plane fast and handles good. It got a 3 cause 
    its weaponary and its stats.
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     F-16C Block 60 "Fighting Falcon"    ****
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 73
    Mobility- 65
    Stability- 60
    Defence- 49
    Air to Air- 76
    Air to Ground- 40
    Missiles- 68
    XMAA- 12
    This lightweight fighter is a modified F16C. It has improved radar 
    system and a conformal fuel tank, which enables extended range 
    without increased drag, for better performance.
    My Opinion: Gooood plane. Take the allready good F16 make it 
    a AA fighter. 
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     F-16XL "Fighting Falcon"    ****
    Aircraft Type: Attacker
    Stats:
    Speed- 66
    Mobility- 52
    Stability- 64
    Defence- 61
    Air to Air- 34
    Air to Ground- 80
    Missiles- 68
    XAGM- 14
    Modified F16 features a double delta wing for better acceleration 
    and maneuverability at low speeds. Its increased wing area allows 
    for greater weapons payload, ideal for AG attacks.
    My Opinion: Wierd looking plane. but it does have goood stats and 
    the XAGM. 
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     F-2A        ****
    Aircraft Type: Attacker
    Stats:
    Speed- 63
    Mobility- 55
    Stability- 70
    Defence- 62
    Air to Air- 40
    Air to Ground- 85
    Missiles- 72
    LASM- 12
    F16 Variant devoloped through international collaboration. 
    Design optimized for AG and air to ship combat. The F2 is also 
    a effictive air superiority fighter.
    My Opinion: Great plane. Great handeling and great weaponry..
    Although somewhat slow
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    F/A-18 Family
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    F/A-18C  "Hornet"    ****
    Aircraft Type: Multirole
    Stats:
    Speed- 68
    Mobility- 44
    Stability- 53
    Defence- 57
    Air to Air- 27
    Air to Ground- 62
    Missiles- 64
    LASM- 10
    Due to limited amout of planes a carrier can hold. This carrier based 
    Hornet was designed as a multirole aircraft to handle both AG and 
    AA targets.
    My Opinion: Good plane. It has the LASM which is a great weapon 
    good stats...
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    F/A-18E  "Super Hornet"    ****
    Aircraft Type: Multirole
    Stats:
    Speed- 78
    Mobility- 58
    Stability- 63
    Defence- 61
    Air to Air- 68
    Air to Ground- 43
    Missiles- 68
    XMAA- 12
    Modifed version of the F/A18C multirole aircraft. Increased engine 
    power and other upgrades have enhanced its mission capacity.
    My Opinion: Better than hornet. This has way better AA capibilities 
    and has better handeling
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    EA-18G     **
    Aircraft Type: Jammer
    Stats:
    Speed- 78
    Mobility- 75
    Stability- 74
    Defence- 52
    Air to Air- 65
    Air to Ground- 69
    Missiles- 74
    ECMP- 6
    Carrier based electronic warfare aircraft is modified F18C. Primary 
    role is to minimize threat to the squadron by jamming enemy radar. 
    My Opinion: Jammer aircraft. Great stats, again it has a jammer. 
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    Mirage Family
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    Mirage 2000     ***
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 86
    Mobility- 44
    Stability- 31
    Defence- 46
    Air to Air- 59
    Air to Ground- 23
    Missiles- 60
    SAAM- 8
    Digital control of its larger delta wing with increased wing surface 
    area gives the lightweight multirole fighter supurb acceleration and 
    immediate response during maneuvere.
    My Opinion: Not bad but not good this plane will work in your 
    arsonel when u need it.Good Speed and handeling is somewhat
    good...SAAM
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    Mirage 2000D     ****
    Aircraft Type: Attacker
    Stats:
    Speed- 86
    Mobility- 54
    Stability- 38
    Defence- 59
    Air to Air- 36
    Air to Ground- 60
    Missiles- 64
    UGBL- 14
    Based on the Mirage 2000, this aircraft has improved AG 
    attack capabilities. The fuselage has been strengthend to enable 
    high speeds low altitude surface attacks.
    My Opinion: BETTER... Better stats and it now has the UGBL which 
    is goood. Could be better though in handeling..
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    MIG 29 Family
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    MIG-29A  "Fulcrum"   ***
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 73
    Mobility- 45
    Stability- 39
    Defence- 49
    Air to Air- 30
    Air to Ground- 55
    Missiles- 60
    RCL- 14
    This fighter was devoloped with the goal of overpowering the enemy in 
    1 on 1 combat. It boasts powerful engines and refined aerodynamics
    for supurb maneuverability.
    My Opinion: This is a great plane but the stats dont really reflect what 
    it should be. The 3 is for the RCL which i think sucks... Overall a 
    good plane
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    A-10 Family--
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    A-10A  "Thunderbolt 2"   ***
    Aircraft Type: Attacker
    Stats:
    Speed- 39
    Mobility- 34
    Stability- 36
    Defence- 94
    Air to Air- 17
    Air to Ground- 74
    Missiles- 64
    XAGM- 14
    This ground attack fighter is well equiped for its role with a large gatling 
    gun and tougher armor to withstand enemy fire.
    My Opinion: SLOW SLOW but very hard to kill.. Nice weaponary 
    handles kinda bad but it makes up in defence
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    YA-10B           *****
    Aircraft Type: Attacker
    Stats:
    Speed- 39
    Mobility- 59
    Stability- 83
    Defence- 99
    Air to Air- 37
    Air to Ground- 93
    Missiles- 74
    FAEB- 14
    Modified A10 with enhanced radar equipment for nigh and adverse 
    weather missions. Its forward airframe has changed significantly 
    to accomodate the added components.
    My Opinion: BETTER this is lot better although still slow it has 
    better handeling and still better defence and add that with the 
    FAEB that is all you need..
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    F-14 Family--
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    F-14A  "Tomcat"   ***
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 68
    Mobility- 46
    Stability- 56
    Defence- 59
    Air to Air- 72
    Air to Ground- 26
    Missiles- 68
    SAAM- 10
    Large carrier based air superiority fighter. Its variable sweep wings 
    adjust automatically to provide excellent mobility at both high and
    low speeds.
    My Opinion: This is a great plane. good speed it handles great and 
    has the SAAM what else do you need?
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    F-14B  "Bomcat"  *****
    Aircraft Type: Attacker
    Stats:
    Speed- 78
    Mobility- 54
    Stability- 61
    Defence- 60
    Air to Air- 47
    Air to Ground- 61
    Missiles- 70
    GPB- 12
    This carrier based aircraft brings AG capabilities to the F14A. Its 
    allready impressive payload has been significantly enhanced.
    My Opinion: This kicks the F117 ass. I wouldnt even get the F117 
    this plane just kills that. Great speed, greeat handeling, and the GPB 
    makes this a great plane
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    F-14D  "Super Tomcat"  *****
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 87
    Mobility- 58
    Stability- 64
    Defence- 61
    Air to Air- 81
    Air to Ground- 35
    Missiles- 72
    XLAA- 14
    Carrier based F14 features upgrades in radar and weapon control 
    systems. Aptly called the Super Tomcat the F14D can handle 
    multiple enemies at once.
    My Opinion: My personal favorite plane. Supurb AA capibilities 
    with great handeling and great speed add that with the XLAA..
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    Tornado Family
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    Tornado GR.1   ***
    Aircraft Type: Attacker
    Stats:
    Speed- 63
    Mobility- 40
    Stability- 63
    Defence- 90
    Air to Air- 27
    Air to Ground- 73
    Missiles- 68
    BDSP- 10
    This attack aircraft is compact along with low level maneuverability. 
    Helps improve its survivivability by avoiding enemy fire.
    My Opinion: This is a good plane to get well armored handles good 
    but the BDSP is what brings it down some.. Still a great airplane
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    Tornado GR.4   ***
    Aircraft Type: Attacker
    Stats:
    Speed- 63
    Mobility- 51
    Stability- 71
    Defence-92
    Air to Air- 37
    Air to Ground- 82
    Missiles- 72
    SOD- 12
    Weapons control system of the GR.1 has been modernized to
     improve survivability, maintainability and ease of use resulting in a 
    refined attack aircraft.
    My Opinion: Good to but it has been updated slightly and the 
    SOD dont hurt it overall id say buy it its a good plane
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    Tornado F3   ****
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 73
    Mobility- 59
    Stability- 60
    Defence- 91
    Air to Air- 74
    Air to Ground- 37
    Missiles- 68
    XMAA- 10
    Variant of the GR.1 with focus on air superiority. Fuselage is extended 
    to accommodate an intercept radar that can track multiple
    targets simultaneously
    My Opinion: Good plane has good handeling great defence thats why 
    you need to get this
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    Tornado ECR  *
    Aircraft Type: Jammer
    Stats:
    Speed- 68
    Mobility- 67
    Stability- 69
    Defence- 80
    Air to Air- 59
    Air to Ground- 63
    Missiles- 70
    ECMP- 5
    Plane has vital role of portecting the squadron from enemy threat using 
    radar jamming.
    My Opinion: Stats arnt that good does have good defences and 
    good handeling though but all you have is missiles and machine guns.
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    MIG-31 Family
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    MiG-31 "Foxhound"   ****
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 97
    Mobility- 53
    Stability- 49
    Defence- 85
    Air to Air- 77
    Air to Ground- 30
    Missiles- 70
    SAAM- 14
    Devoloped to intercept enemy aircraft at high speeds. Design better 
    suited for high speed one pass attacks rather than dfs.
    My Opinion: VERY FAST plane great defences but not to good 
    at handeling. Still a good buy.
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    MiG-31M   *****  
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 97
    Mobility- 63
    Stability- 56
    Defence- 87
    Air to Air- 84
    Air to Ground- 37
    Missiles- 74
    XLAA- 14
    Sweeping improvements. Modified exaust nozzles supportes 
    increased engine, power, and flight controls have gone digital. 
    Radar and wepons improved.
    My Opinion: BETTER. I would deffantly get this.. Its fast well armored 
    and now can df better than MiG31. PLus the XLAA
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    F-15 Family--
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    F-15C  "Eagle"   ****
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 83
    Mobility- 54
    Stability- 61
    Defence- 60
    Air to Air- 73
    Air to Ground- 37
    Missiles- 70
    SAAM- 10
    This air superiority fighter boasts top class maneuverability and 
    superior payload capacity as well as outstanding mission 
    survivability
    My Opinion: This is a great but good speed and handeling not to 
    mention the SAAM
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    F-15E  "Strike Eagle"   *****
    Aircraft Type: Attacker
    Stats:
    Speed- 73
    Mobility- 55
    Stability- 77
    Defence- 75
    Air to Air- 42
    Air to Ground- 87
    Missiles- 76
    SFFS- 14
    The ultimate attack aircraft. Adding full scale ground attack capabilities 
    to its superior aerial combat ability.
    My Opinion: Almost the perfect jet. This is a great jet to have. 
    Speed and handeling and also the SFFS give this a 5 no doubt
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    F-15S/MTD   *****
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 83
    Mobility- 89
    Stability- 81
    Defence- 66
    Air to Air- 94
    Air to Ground- 58
    Missiles- 80
    XMAA- 14
    Experimental aircraft with thrust vectoring nozzeles and canard 
    wings. Devoloped for research air combat maneuverability. It performed 
    so well in tests that it was devoloped for actuall combat.
    My Opinion: This is one of the best AA fighters on the game perfect 
    stats and the XMAA
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    SU-27 Family-
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    Su-27  "Flanker"   ****
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 73
    Mobility- 57
    Stability- 55
    Defence- 61
    Air to Air- 74
    Air to Ground- 38
    Missiles- 72
    SAAM- 10
    This is one of the pinnacles of modern air superiority fighter technology. 
    Its refined aerodynamics and power engines provid exceptional
    maneuverability.
    My Opinion: GREAT plane good handeling good speed and the 
    SAAM all = a 4
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    Su-32  "Strike Flakner"  ****
    Aircraft Type: Attacker
    Stats:
    Speed- 63
    Mobility- 67
    Stability- 79
    Defence- 78
    Air to Air- 51
    Air to Ground- 96
    Missiles- 80
    XAGM- 16
    Specializing in long range ground attack missions. Its unigue design 
    includes a toilet and a simple kitchen behind the pilots seat.
    My Opinion:  Slow but deadly.. Good handeling and it also has a 
    sufficent weapon count including the XAGM
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    Su-35  "Super Flanker"  *****
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 83
    Mobility- 85
    Stability- 73
    Defence- 66
    Air to Air- 93
    Air to Ground- 56
    Missiles- 80
    XLAA- 14
    Canard wings and improved avionics have been added to the allready 
    agile Su-27, resulting in unmatched aerial combat capabilities.
    My Opinion: This plane is perfect in all areas.. Perfect speed and 
    handeling this is truely one of the best on the game.
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    Su-37  "Terminator"  *****
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 83
    Mobility- 93
    Stability- 76
    Defence- 66
    Air to Air- 96
    Air to Ground- 59
    Missiles- 82
    QAAM- 14
    Improved version over Su-35. Its rearward facing radar and 
    thrust vectoring nozzles give it unprecedented dogfighting capabilities.
    My Opinion: This is supurb in almost all areas.. This is probably the
    2nd or 3rd best in game..
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    F-117 Family-
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    F-117  "Nighthawk"  **
    Aircraft Type: Attacker
    Stats:
    Speed- 39
    Mobility- 38
    Stability- 81
    Defence- 75
    Air to Air- 39
    Air to Ground- 91
    Missiles- 54
    GPB- 16
    Attack aircraft employs cutting edge stealth technology to avoid 
    radar detection at cost of maneuverability and weapon load..
    My Opinion: When you can buy the F14B with the GPB this plane 
    just isnt worth it...
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    JAS-39 Family
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    JAS-39C  "Gripen"  ***
    Aircraft Type: Multirole
    Stats:
    Speed- 78
    Mobility- 68
    Stability- 61
    Defence- 60
    Air to Air- 40
    Air to Ground- 75
    Missiles- 68
    RCL- 12
    JAS means fighter, attack, and recon, denoting its multirole 
    capabilities. It boasts low cost and high maintainability
    My Opinion: Good plane to get just doesnt have the weaponry to 
    get the job done
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    Typhoon Family
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    Typhoon  *****
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 86
    Mobility- 85
    Stability- 69
    Defence- 65
    Air to Air- 91
    Air to Ground- 54
    Missiles- 78
    XLAA- 14
    Air superiority fighter devoloped by international collaboration. 
    Computer controlled operation of its control surfaces give it 
    exceptional agility at both supersonice and subsonic.
    My Opinion: Great plane. Great stats. XLAA.. Just a great plane 
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    Rafale Family
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    Rafale M   "Squall"   ****
    Aircraft Type: Multirole
    Stats:
    Speed- 71
    Mobility- 79
    Stability- 68
    Defence- 63
    Air to Air- 50
    Air to Ground- 84
    Missiles- 74
    LASM- 14
    Multirole carrier based aircraft characterized by its delta wings and 
    canards. Well balanced plane that can handle wide range of missions.
    My Opinion: Good plane. Can handle good and also has some
    great weaponary
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    Rafale B    ****
    Aircraft Type: Multirole
    Stats:
    Speed- 71
    Mobility- 81
    Stability- 70
    Defence- 65
    Air to Air- 51
    Air to Ground- 86
    Missiles- 76
    SOD- 14
    Lightweight variant of Rafale, Modified for air force, having 80% 
    structural commonality with the Rafale M keeps development 
    and production costs down.
    My Opinion: Good plame. Stats have been slightly increased 
    and so was weapon count.
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    F-35 Family--
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    F-35C  ****
    Aircraft Type: Multirole
    Stats:
    Speed- 68 
    Mobility- 87
    Stability- 79
    Defence- 66
    Air to Air- 57
    Air to Ground- 91
    Missiles- 76
    BDSP- 14
    Versatile and light weight carrier based stealth fighter features both 
    AA and AG attack capibilities while maintaing low production cost
    My Opinion: Good plane with good stats. It has the LASM which 
    is very helpful..
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    YF-23 Family-
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    YF-23A  "Black Widow"  *****
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 83
    Mobility- 83
    Stability- 80
    Defence- 66
    Air to Air- 94
    Air to Ground- 58
    Missiles- 80
    QAAM- 12
    This supersonic stealth fighter is know for uniwue design, 
    which achieves minimal air resistance and radar reflectivity
    My Opinion: GREAT plane with great stats handles good 
    and is fast.. QAAM also
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    F-22 Family--
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    F/A-22A  "Raptor"  *****
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 83
    Mobility- 88
    Stability- 82
    Defence- 66
    Air to Air- 96
    Air to Ground- 59
    Missiles- 82
    XMAA- 16
    Combination of stealth capabilities and superior maneuverabilith 
    of its thrust vectoring nozzles the raptor lives up to its name 
    as the ultimate air superiority fighter
    My Opinion: PERFECT plane, Stealth and great stats 
    along with the XMAA i have no choice but to give it a 5
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    FB-22 Concept  *****
    Aircraft Type: Attacker
    Stats:
    Speed- 73
    Mobility- 73
    Stability- 89
    Defence- 78
    Air to Air- 54
    Air to Ground- 99
    Missiles- 82
    SOD- 18
    This concept attack aircraft based on the F22. Not as 
    capable is aerial combat, but improved stealth and larger 
    payload enable unprecedented AG attack capabilities.
    My Opinion: This is truely probably the best attacker in the 
    game. Speed and good handleing get the job done when u need it.
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    Su-47 Family-
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    Su-47  "Berkut"  *****
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 83
    Mobility- 91
    Stability- 75
    Defence- 66
    Air to Air- 96
    Air to Ground- 59
    Missiles- 82
    SAAM- 14
    Characterized by its forward swept wings that enable very 
    sharp turns. Stability is maintained by electronically controlled 
    canard wings, making this a preeminent fighter.
    My Opinion: Fast and handles supurb this plane is almost a 
    complete fighter... SAAMs
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    S-32  *****
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 73
    Mobility- 98
    Stability- 64
    Defence- 67
    Air to Air- 97
    Air to Ground- 60
    Missiles- 82
    QAAM- 14
    Prototype of Su-47. Despite its outstanding maneuverability, 
    devolopment was discontinued.Its potential as a extraordinary 
    fighter is liminted only by the skill of its pilot.
    My Opinion: Fast and handleing is supurb... Also has QAAM
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    MiG-1.44 Family
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    MiG-1.44  *****
    Aircraft Type: Multirole
    Stats:
    Speed- 76
    Mobility- 96
    Stability- 70
    Defence- 61
    Air to Air- 64
    Air to Ground- 88
    Missiles- 80
    UGBL- 18
    Demonstrater aircraft for the Multifunctional Frontline 
    Fighter project. Large canards and thrust vectoring nozzles 
    contribute to its outstanding AA capabilities
    My Opinion: Great plane great stats and also great weapon selection
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    Hawk Family--
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    Hawk   *
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 73
    Mobility- 41
    Stability- 34
    Defence- 42
    Air to Air- 51
    Air to Ground- 16
    Missiles- 56
    QAAM- 6
    Training aircraft. It makes up for the limited wepons load 
    with clean responsiveness and ease of control, making it an 
    agile and capable fighter.
    My Opinion: Not worth the money but it does have the 
    QAAM.. but low weapon counts
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    X-02 Family--
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    X-02  "Wyvern"  ****
    Aircraft Type: Multirole
    Stats:
    Speed- 78
    Mobility- 99
    Stability- 90
    Defence- 67
    Air to Air- 94
    Air to Ground- 67
    Missiles- 84
    XLAA- 14
    A pinnacle of Erusian military avation technology. 
    Combines stealth with extraordinary agility made possible 
    by unique variable geometry wings.
    My Opinion: Great plane.. The Best handleing plane in the 
    game and it has the XLAA
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    Falken Family
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    Falken   *****
    Aircraft Type: Fighter
    Stats:
    Speed- 83
    Mobility- 99
    Stability- 82
    Defence- 67
    Air to Air- 99
    Air to Ground- 93
    Missiles- 84
    TLS- 14
    Cutting edge fighter aircraft incorporating the latest technologies 
    devoloped by Grunder Industries. its 360-degree view cockpit 
    system gives its pilot immense advantage in combat.
    My Opinion: Best plane in the game... Although not fastest it 
    make up with good handleing and it has the TLS which is good 
    for both AG and AA if you got good aim.
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    7)----------The Characters------------
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    Jack Bartlett  callsign "Heart break one"
    AGE: 42
    HEIGHT: 5'10"
    WEIGHT: 154 lbs
    HAIR COLOR: Black/Gray
    EYE COLOR: Brown
    BLOOD TYPE: O
    Leader of the 108th Tactical Fighter Squadron staioned on Sand Island,
    Jack would give his life for his wingmen. His rash mid-air descisions
    have prevented him from advancing beyond the rank of captain.
    
    Peter Beagle  aka "Pops"
    AGE: 56
    HEIGHT: 5'7"
    WEIGHT: 161 lbs
    HAIR COLOR: Black
    EYE COLOR: Blue
    BLOOD TYPE: B
    A career aircraft mechanic with the 703rd Maintenance Company, Beagle
    knows virtually everything about the planes and pilots stationed at Sand
    Island.
    
    Alvin Davenport  callsign "Chopper"
    AGE: 29
    HEIGHT: 6'1"
    WEIGHT: 196 lbs
    HAIR COLOR: Black
    EYE COLOR: Blue
    BLOOD TYPE: B
    Nicknamed 'Chopper', Davenport is the 108th Tactical Fighter Squadrons
    most talkative pilot. His non-stop radio chatter never fails to amuse - 
    or exasperate - his fellow airmen.
    
    Kei Nagase  callsign "Edge"
    AGE: 23
    HEIGHT: 5'6"
    WEIGHT: 104 lbs
    HAIR COLOR: Black
    EYE COLOR: Brown
    BLOOD TYPE: A
    Nagase is the 108ths only female pilot. Cool under pressure and 
    absolutely dedicated to her squadron, she is an exceptional dogfighter.
    
    Hans Grimm  callsign "Archer"
    AGE: 19
    HEIGHT: 5'4"
    WEIGHT: 115 lbs
    HAIR COLOR: Brown
    EYE COLOR: Green
    BLOOD TYPE: AB
    The unassuming Grimm displays nerves of steel in the cockpit as one 
    of  the 108th Tactical Fighter Squadrons ace pilots. He enjoys tinkering 
    with machines in his spare time.
    
    Albert Genette
    AGE: 32
    HEIGHT: 5'8"
    WEIGHT: 132 lbs
    HAIR COLOR: Brown
    EYE COLOR: Blue
    BLOOD TYPE: O
    A cameraman covering the 108th and the greater Osea-Yuktobania 
    conflict. Turned freelance after a stint as a photographer for a local 
    Sand Island newspaper.
    
    Allen Hamilton
    AGE: 28
    HEIGHT: 5'10"
    WEIGHT: 143 lbs
    HAIR COLOR: Blonde
    EYE COLOR: Green
    BLOOD TYPE: AB
    Sand Islands second-in-command and Captain in the 596th Squadron, 
    Osea Air Defense Force. Good-natured despite his cool demeanor, this 
    elite officer rarely associates with the airmen.
    
    Orson Perrault
    AGE: 48
    HEIGHT: 5'11"
    WEIGHT: 233 lbs
    HAIR COLOR: Brown	
    EYE COLOR: Green
    BLOOD TYPE: O
    Lieutenant Colonel in the 596th Squadron, Osea Air Defense Force, 
    and Commander of the Sand Island base. His egotism and arrognace 
    have not endeared him to his junior officers.
    
    Captain Anderson
    AGE: 61
    HEIGHT: 5'8"
    WEIGHT: 158 lbs
    HAIR COLOR: Gray
    EYE COLOR: Blue
    BLOOD TYPE: A
    Captain of the Aircraft Carrier Kestrel
    
    Marcas Snow  callsign "Swordsman"
    AGE: 34
    HEIGHT: 6'2"
    WEIGHT: 187 lbs
    HAIR COLOR: Black
    EYE COLOR: Brown	
    BLOOD TYPE: A
    His ship is the Carrier Kestrel
    
    
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    8)----------Walkthrough---------------
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    Mission 01 Shorebirds
    OPERATION Lagoon
    DATE 2010/09/24
    TIME 0854 hrs
    AREA Cape Landers
    Targets:
    8   MiG-21BIS
    Recomended Aircraft:  F-5E (no choice)
    Objective: Follow lead aircraft (Htbrk One) closely
               Hold fire untill further orders
    
    This is a easy mission for all you returning AC4 veterans. Just follow 
    Bartlett at the start. Then when the mission updates there will be a pack of 
    4 MiG-21s inbound to protect the Sr-71. They will eventually engage us and 
    Bartlett will give us permission to fire at will.. Just take out all those 
    you can. The more you take out the more money u get. After all them are gone
    fly to meet the new MiG-21s that are inbound. Take them out and the mission 
    is over....
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    Mission 02 Open War
    OPERATION Gyre
    DATE 201/09/27
    TIME 1030 hrs
    AREA Sand Island
    Targets:
    8    UAVs
    4    MiG-21BIS
    4    MiG-29
    1    Ship
    Recomended Aircraaft:   F-5E (no choice)
    Objective: Follow lead aircraft (Htbrk One) closely
               Destroy all UAVs
    
    Another easy one either follow Bartlett all the way or fly ahead at the start 
    and take out all the UAVs before the squad gets there. After all are gone 
    MiG-21s will appear and fly to take us out. After they are gone take out the 
    4 MiG-29s that appear and the level will be over.
    Plot Point occurs right after mission... 
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    Mission 03 Narrow Margin
    OPERATION ??  
    DATE 2010/09/27
    TIME ??
    AREA Port St. Hewlett
    Targets:
    1st Half
    14   A-6E
    2    F-5E
    2nd Half
    1    Mir-2000
    3    Nimrod
    4    F-4E
    8    Naval
    Recomended Aircraft:   F-5E 
    Objective: Protect the Osea Aricraft Carrier Kestrel as it escapes from port.
    
    1st Half
    After the second mission when we were told to land and take off. This is where 
    we went. So you dont get to choose your plane yet. Our naval base is being 
    attacked you must protect it. At the start there is 2 A-6s take them out 2 more 
    will come from vector 280 kill those A-6s and 4 more will appear. This time 
    they will be heading to the Kestrel. Take those out and some F-5s will come to 
    try to push you back kill them and then take out remaining A-6s.
    
    Objective: Protect the Kestrel from enemy attack as it escapes to open water
    2nd Half
    Now that the fleet has escaped the harbor you must still protect them. At first 
    there will be the lone Mirage. Take it out then take out all 3 Nimrods that come
    to shoot our fleet. After they are gone take out the 2 frigates coming from the 
    left. After they are gone you may want to kill a F-4 so you can buy that later..
    Then Take out the remaining destroyer (4 shots) and frigates.. After all ships 
    are cleared from the fleets path mission is over...What i do on ships is climb 
    to about 15,000 then dive bomb slowly when in missile range fire 2 or 1 and 
    fire the machine guns on it. Saves missiles. It dont work that well with 
    destroyer.
    
    
    
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    9)----------Game Facts----------------
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    10)---------Ending--------------------
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