Mission 1 Anti ship (Take 2)

Pressing 'F-7" at the debrief screen loads the last saved campaign position which the program has thoughtfully saved for me.

On my second attempt I stay over 2,000 feet for the bomb release then immediately pull back into a vertical climb. Sure enough I survive the blast.

I missed the ship too... but it was a near miss... I probably broke a few teacups. Inspired, I bank around for a strafing run. This is the life! Screaming in, I was at wave top level within seconds and laying down streams of lead before "hedge-hopping" or rather "mast-hopping",

At this altitude you only have to blink and...

Blink and you hit it!
Blink and you hit it!
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What's the old saying... ?... any landing you can walk away from is a good one...
What's the old saying... ? "... any landing you can walk away from is a good one... "

It took a few attempts, but finally I managed to sink the ships and land safely. I gained 93 experience points and 576 in prestige for being such a good bloke..

The entire mission ran from 0630 to 0701 - 31 minutes, a good length. Considering time to target (30 miles) was only 5 minutes, that left 20 minutes of strafing. Those ships take a pounding!

I was amazed to see not just one, but 2, 3, 4 and 5 fires buring on some vessels before they sank. Even the sinkng was a spectacle with some ships wallowing slowly and others tipping quickly to dive nose first. Check out more sinking ships - here.

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