operation code H4 is the second mission in Airforce Delta Strike. The player plays as Ken Thomas for this mission.
A fuel refinery supplying fuel to the enemy's air force which is closest to the front line and may be behind the current attack is the E.D.A.F.'s target. Delta Squadron 3rd Element is being dispatched to destroy the refinery with help from Kite (pilots that use F-16C Block 50 Fighting Falcons) and Beluga (pilots that use B-1B Lancers). Destroying the refinery should slow down the enemy's advance.
3rd Element is the only Delta Element available as the air-to-ground strike team, 2nd Element, is shorthanded at this time. The mission is an air-to-ground operation with many tanks and anti-air guns shooting at the player who has to destroy facilities and oil tanks. Enemies in the air include Giuseppe Ferretti in a MiG-17F "Fresco C" and different models of the Sukhoi Fitter. After all required ground targets are destroyed, the mission is completed.
A fairly simple anti-ground op. The interceptors are few and far between, and the enemies are very slow in attacking. If you've purchased them, the UGBs for your F-5E can get you a good amount of money from blowing up the ground targets. Do be careful; although the ground fire is sporadic, your F-5E has poor defenses, so damage can add up if you're not careful. Also be sure not to smack into the ground.
The ace for this level is Giuseppe. He's the worst ace in the game. He's piloting a terrible rocket plane, so his threat level is marginal. He's worth less than the generic planes flying alongside him! Your allies are likely to blow him out of the sky before you even get there.
- Destroy oil tanks and facilities.
|Su-7BM bis "Fitter A"||1||D||5,000|
|Su-17M "Fitter D"||1||D||10,000|
|Su-20 "Fitter C"||1||D||10,000|
The reward for this mission is 20,000 credits plus a variable amount depending on the number of enemies destroyed as well as the type of weapon used to take them out. The next mission, The "GALE", is unlocked. The MiG-21bis "Fishbed N" is also unlocked for 165,000 credits.
Main article: operation code H4/Transcript
- In this mission's briefing, John Rundal erroneously says he could care less about 'those infantry pukes' down there when the correct way to say it would be 'couldn't care less'.
- Also, in this mission's debriefing, there is a minor grammatical error in Leon Kleiser's dialogue, "I'll will always be at your service, Commander!" The correct way to say it would simply have either "I'll" or "I will".
- In the debriefing as well, when Robert Williams says they're counting on every last one of the Delta pilots, 'one' is misspelled as 'on' in the text box.
| 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|