"Operation Raccoon Hunt" Far Behind is a secret mission for Ken Thomas and Ruth Valentine in Airforce Delta Strike. The mission is essentially a derivative of John Rundal's mission Lone Wolf played from Ken and Ruth's point of view.
John Rundal headed to the area next to Delta Squadron to deal with the fighter squad there in an effort to improve his score while the rest of Delta made a detour through there to deal with the tornado generators. After that, Ken Thomas and Ruth Valentine head to where John is to help him fight the enemies and bail him out. The mission plays very similarly to Lone Wolf, featuring enemies that pilot Jian-Ji 8 "Finback A"s, Jian-Ji 8IIM "Finback B"s, Jian-Ji 7 MGs, Francine Davout, and Jake Emerson, both piloting MiG-31BM "Foxhound"s. This mission is somewhat easier since there are allies from the start of the mission that assist the player and draw enemies away from them. Eventually, 3rd Element hits bingo fuel and everyone bugs out.
As mentioned above, this mission plays similarly to Lone Wolf, except you have two NPC allies from the start of the mission. They can help you and draw fire away from you which can be helpful. Like in Lone Wolf, you can shoot down Francine and/or Jake to make the rest of the planes retreat, as mentioned in the trivia. Also like in Lone Wolf, a few planes will linger and you can shoot them down, but you'll eventually have to flee the battlefield or the time will run out.
|Jian-Ji 8 "Finback A"||2||D||12,000|
|Jian-Ji 8IIM "Finback B"||2||C||12,000|
The reward for this mission is 30,000 credits plus a variable amount depending on the number of enemies shot down as well as how they were shot down.
Main article: Far Behind/Transcript
- This is the only mission in the game which cannot be played during the first time the player has started a new game since it requires Lone Wolf to be completed in a previous game and John Rundal's game completion medal to be earned.
- The A-50 "Mainstay" that appears in Lone Wolf does not appear in this mission for unknown reasons.
- The area used for this mission and Lone Wolf is also used for some Stand-by missions.
- Like Lone Wolf, shooting down Francine Davout and/or Jake Emerson ends this mission sooner than normal.
- When Francine asks Jake to make a salmon meuniere, the subtitles misspell meuniere as 'meunier'.
|Airforce Delta Strike Missions |
Missions in Bold indicate missions that must be completed before the phase ends (10 turns) or else a game over will happen.
Phases 1, and 10 to 14 don't have turns and won't end until a specific mission is completed.
Missions in Italics are secret missions; view their respective pages for details on how to unlock them.
Underlined missions are missions that end the game and allow the player to enter new-game plus.
|Phase 1||BLUE WING KNIGHTS · operation code H4 · The "GALE"|
|Phase 2||Force Scout (Team Bravo) · *Rail Road (Old Foxes) · Fleet Attack (The Newbie)|
|Phase 3||Over the Cloud · Roller Games|
|Phase 4||Twister (Encount) · Lone Wolf · Far Behind|
|Phase 5||Doll Master · Iceberg · Priority*|
|Phase 6||Night Blitz (Encount) · Big Bird · Armed Fighting Walker · Hyper Speed Rick · Metro|
|Phase 7||Tiger's Cave (Encount)|
|Phase 8||Wind Valley (New Generation)|
|Phase 9||Turning Point (R-Mite) · operation code T8|
|Phase 10||Up Stream · Meteor Structure|
|Phase 11||Departure · Decision|
|Phase 12||Skirmish · The Defender · The Decisive Battle · Rush Into the Red Star · The Last Duel|
|Phase 13||Battle of Under Ground · Mother Ship · Inside · The Asteroid|
|Phase 14||The Confront|