There are two missions in the game, where you
will have to face a Stealthed enemy plane.
Logically, you will only be able to destroy them
with your gun. However, if you manage to keep
the enemy in the center of your crosshair for a
long enough time, you will get a lock on them.
This is when you get the chance to hit them with
a missile. You must act quickly, though, because
the lock will only last for a short time.
Because of this, it is advisable to keep your
strongest missiles armed, so you don't have to
change it and lose time.
In some missions, such as the last one, a plane
which supports Stealth Mode is vital for your
success. If you are having trouble with a
mission because you get killed, a Stealth plane
will almost surely change that. During Stealth
mode, a missile will hardly ever hit you, which
leaves you open to gunfire only. The easiest way
to determine whether a plane supports the
Stealth ability is to read its description in
the Plane selection menu. However, some
descriptions don't say it, while the plane
really has the function. I advise you to have
some favorite planes, and remember which of them
Do not rely on bombs to destroy ground or naval
targets. They are harder to aim and slower in
speed than the ground missiles, such as GAM,
Avoid using the AAAM type of missile for close
range combat against fighters. It usually misses
Weapons Packs Selection Screen
After you have selected your plane for the
mission, you will be asked to choose a weapon
pack. Every single weapon pack includes an "all-
purpose" missile type, such as SRAM or SSAM.
These are colored in purple. Ground missiles are
colored in yellow, bombs - in green, air-air
missiles are colored in gray, and torpedoes are
light blue. After the name of the weapon, you
see the number of missiles the plane can have
loaded at the same time. Choose your weapon pack
wisely, depending on the Mission targets, which
are visible of you press and hold Square. If non
of the weapon packs satisfies you, you may
return to the previous menu and choose another
plane, since every plane supports a different
set of weapon packs.