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There are a maximum of 22 Battlestations: Midway achievements worth 3,279 (1,000)

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Veteran Pilot in Battlestations: Midway

Veteran Pilot167 (50)

This is a rare achievementComplete all Plane Challenge missions

  • Unlocked by 1,227 tracked gamers (9% - TA Ratio = 3.33) 13,714  

Achievement Guide for Veteran Pilot

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Chimaera36
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Chimaera36
Achievement won on 05 Aug 12
TA Score for this game: 3,279
Posted on 05 August 12 at 17:47, Edited on 05 August 12 at 18:03
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The fastest way to do these three missions is to do only one of them using the ingame cheat code.

Press RT+LT+RB+LB and X at the challenge select screen. This unlocks all challenges. The achievement pops once you complete the last challenge as, by game logic, you would have done the other two beforehand.

The last challenge is 'Attack on Force Z'. This can be very frustrating as not only do you have to contend with air cover (unlike the real-life destruction of Force Z where no carrier was present), but you have a time limit - the Prince of Wales/Repulse BBs are moving east and will leave the map.

You have Oscars, Nells and Bettys. The Oscars will get murdered by the hurricanes/AA, and the Nells are very slow. Since time is of the essence, you can do this solely with Betties, and without killing the Hermes (despite almost every guide I have found telling you to do that first, I was never able to kill it and the BBs, since the attack on the Hermes uses one of your attack 'waves' of which you only get three or so before the BBs exit the map and you lose).

Launch eight waves of three Betties each (4 from each airbase) and have them all equipped with torpedoes. Send them to meet up in front of the formation, and then have them all attack the Repulse (which is faster than the Prince of Wales and hence leaves the map first) head on. This massively reduces the incoming flak, and minimizes the AI's overwhelming tendency to miss broadside torpedo shots. If you are lucky, enough will hit to kill the Repulse. If not, restart as this only takes 5min or so.

If you got lucky, crash your planes into the ocean or order them to loiter around the fleet - the Hurricanes and AA will kill them quickly. Repeat this with the Prince of Wales. You have 30 Betties at each base, so you have enough for one more full on attack wave (which will likely have an extra plane or two dropping torps due to the loss of incoming AA from the Repulse) and a mixed Betty/Nell wave if that fails.

This may take you a few tries (took me 3), but you only need to get lucky once. Good luck!
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