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Air Superiority in Iron Man

Air Superiority16 (15)

Destroy all dropships before the Stark Gunship is stolen in the First Flight mission

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Achievement Guide for Air Superiority

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Achievement won on 18 May 09
TA Score for this game: 1,916
Posted on 24 June 09 at 19:04, Edited on 24 June 09 at 19:10
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To unlock this achievement you must destroy all drop ships (transport airships) before the Gunship (boss) shows up in the mission entitled "First Flight" which is the 2nd mission. This achievement can be unlocked during any difficulty but I highly recommend this on Easy.

This achievement is pretty much a given as long as you're quick to act. Read the guide below to see where you need to take out the drop ships.

Below is my guide on how to beat this level (it was written for the hardest difficulty but still works just fine for easy mode):

Mission 2: First Flight

Leave your Power Distribution set to Life Support (up on the d-pad) the whole level (except when they ask you to for the tutorial.

The first part of this mission is of no concern since it is just a tutorial on how to fly.

After you finish the flight tutorial you will be prompted by Pepper and you must protect Stark Industries from being attacked. Mostly these are of no concern you will defeat several groups of ground troops, then destroy six or seven transport vehicles, and then you will have to take out several transport airships while fighting off helicopters. The helicopters are your main concern since they can tear your armor up pretty good. Ideally you want to not lose a reboot up until the boss fight however losing 1 or 2 is just fine. After you defeat the transport airships (or they leave) the boss fight will start.

You will have to take out the Gunship (the boss). This poses no issues as long as you at least have 1 or 2 reboots left. Easiest way to take him out is by the air, the gunship cannot be grappled. Keep your distance and constantly fire your repulors (hold RT) and use missiles (press Y) when available.

You can also unlock this achievement during this mission (please check that solution for more information):

Iron ManCity ProtectorThe City Protector achievement in Iron Man worth 48 pointsDestroy drones without civilian damage in the First Flight mission
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