Offensive in the Saice Canal is the first mission for Febris Airbase in Airforce Delta Storm.
Not far from where you start in this mission are three A.S.E. ships. Be careful around them as they can launch missiles at you if you get too close. You have to take out numerous ships throughout the level. It can be rather difficult since some of the target ships are under ship overpasses creating a confined space to fly through and there isn't much room to dodge missiles while attacking the ships. Two target ships are between barriers with no roof a little further ahead from the starting point. You also must destroy three towers and shoot down four of eight planes in the air. Whatever you do, try to avoid the neutral Liners! Destroying even one of them will significantly drop the number of credits earned from this mission.
- Destroy/Shoot down all targets.
The reward for this mission is 210,000 credits plus a variable amount depending on the number of enemies taken out and, in the case of the planes, how they were taken out. Destroying a Liner will reduce the reward by a whopping 250,000 credits. Attack of the Tyrant is unlocked and so is Destroy the Tyrant as listening to the briefing for the former will cause both that and the latter to appear on the map. The F-26A Shrike and the S-37 Berkut are also unlocked for 510,000 credits and 580,000 credits respectively. Fangs of the Sea is also unlocked at Daeira Airbase. Path to the Open Sea is unlocked as well at Eleon Airbase.
The United Forces naval fleet that retreated from the recent naval battle is now occupying the Saice Canal. Since the Saice Canal is used by vessels from neutral countries, it's a perfect place for United Forces ships to hide. You are being dispatched to attack the remaining United Forces navy and annihilate it. Avoid damage to neutral vessels as much as you can.
Delta Leader: (When mission is selected on the map) Our objective this time is to destroy the United Forces naval vessels on the Saice Canal. Don't attack the neutral ships!
Delta Leader: Delta Leader to all fighters. Do not attack any vessels other than United ones. They are all from neutral countries. Understood!?
Delta 2: Delta 2, roger.
Delta 3: Delta 3, roger.
[pre-mission cutscene ends]
Delta 2?: (Each time a Liner is destroyed) Do not attack! Those are neutral ships!!
[mission ends once all targets are destroyed]
- Out of all the missions with a penalty for destroying certain targets in the Airforce Delta series, this mission has by far the most severe penalty for doing so.
- For some reason, Delta 3 has the voice of a male, despite the fact that the protagonist is a female, and there are only three planes present in the squadron at the time.