Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Walkthrough
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Mission 14: Home Front
- Back in the United States, it’s time to face what’s left of the NRF. This is all about Air Supremacy and dog-fighting, pick an appropriately menacing weapon and a mobile Fighter role aircraft. The Su-47 Berkut, or the F-22A Raptor if you’re feeling patriotic, are both very good choices.
- This is a pure dog-fighting mission. Your opponents are skilled with DFM, they’re mobile, and they’ll gang up on you. Use DFM as often as possible, break off when you need to, and use counter maneuvers often.
- The battle will be difficult, more and more Su-35s will appear. It’s a war of attrition, keeping knocking them down. It’s kill or be killed. Use all the skills you’ve learned up to this point, and you’ll pull through this last big slog.
- To make this battle go faster, chase down and kill only the aircraft labeled TGT. When they’re all down, a TGT_LEAD will show up. It’s been a long time, give this TGT_LEAD a warm welcome by entering into DFM and shooting him out of the sky.
- With the TGT_LEAD aircraft down, more TGT aircraft will appear on radar. You know what to do, there’s nothing special about this group, they’re just skilled pilot. You’re better, show them. There is one TGT_LEAD among them, make sure to DFM against him. Deal with a second group, just like the first, and it’ll be time to face facts.
- Another group down, all that’s left is a single TGT_LEAD. Remember your dream? It’s about to become reality. Face your fears and enter DFM with the lone pilot.
- Surprise! It isn’t you that takes the missile, but Guts. Follow him, and as he makes a turn, aim for the bright yellow cockpit and shoot it off with your MG. Be careful not to hit his actual plane too much, or you’ll end up killing Guts.
- With Guts free, it’s time to face off against Markov and his Trinity warhead. Fly directly at him, and pound him with your machine gun.
- Markov won’t stick around, chase him, hitting your prompts as they appear. There’s no time to give chase, Akula will get away.
- Achievement/Trophy Unlocked: Friendly Fire – Alleviated the attack on Miami and helped Guts bail out.
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