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SILENT THREAT: REBORN MISSION 13

Fighter squadron: 82nd Nighthawks

Description: The GTA conducts a surprise attack on a secret shipyard in Delta Serpentis.


Background

Walkthrough

The default loadout is sufficient to complete the mission. You need heavy subsystem destruction power at a certain point. Fly intercept or heavy assault at your own risk.

You need to be very quick to disable the Repulse, else it'll jump out, failing the mission. Use the Phoenix missiles first, then the Stilettos. Request a support ship even before you run out of your Stilettos, then continue pounding the Repulse's engines. As soon as you're done with the engines, go for the Lokis. If you ignore them, they'll backstab and kill you more quickly than you're used to—they're armed with the Prometheus. Your wingmen can take care of the turrets.

The integrity of the Repulse's engine subsystem varies between 50 and 75%. It can help to keep restarting until the subsystem strength is at the lower end of this spectrum.

Engage the rebel transport and its Hercules escorts that destroy the first allied transport, then keep dogfighting until the mission is over.

Notes

  • One of the Repulse's main guns is a beam cannon.