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SILENT THREAT: REBORN MISSION 3
Fighter squadron: 91st Phantoms
Description: Protect the Einstein's escape pods until they can be recovered.
Command has tracked the Einstein's escape pods to somewhere deep in the Deneb system. As the pods only have a one-time subspace drive, the crew of the Einstein made rushed calculations and did not get to where they needed to go, requiring a retrieval operation.
Alpha and Beta wings will help escort the pods until a retrieval ship comes in and rescues the crew. Despite Shivan activity estimated to be minimal, the presence of fighter craft may attract their attention...
The first two minutes is pure dialogue, but then Shivans will show up. Anytime the Shivans will show up, immediately call all wingmen to "engage the enemy."
You are very likely to be tearing out your hair when the Basilisks arrive (the third wave coming in around 4:30), if you and your team do not drive all four of them back, they can and they will outright destroy the escape pods with Hornet Missiles (in fact, if you see them launching at the pods, you should just hit escape and R).
When the Repulse (with its massive complement of stealthed fighters, Iota and Kappa wings of Lokis) and the Krios arrive, more Shivan fighters and bombers will come in. Hold off all enemies as long as the escape pods do not get touched. Delta (of Ulysses) and Epsilon (of Apollos) will be under your control after the Krios deploys them. After the Escape Pods are no longer in your escort list, let your wings defend the Krios. Iota and Kappa can defend the Repulse on their own.
The pods will split up, one to the Repulse, one to the Krios. Listen to the dialogue, then after both Orions leave, take off.
- You are highly recommended to have a team mate or two that can hold the Flail Rifle, because their kinetic ability can drive back a Shivan and put the pressure off the escape pods. (Of the four ships available, the recommended ship is a GTF Apollo. The Valkyrie can't mount it, the Ulysses doesn't have enough missiles to follow up if its pilot did not resupply earlier, and the Hercules is too slow.)
If any one of the escape pods die, the other is rigged to self-destruct, failing the mission.
This is a Red Alert mission, which means your fighter's condition and loadout are carried over from the previous one.
This mission is a remake of the original Silent Threat mission third mission "Ghosts". However, the Reborn version makes much more sense and there is some brilliant drama and suspense.
I think the recommendations can be ignored.