In today’s warfare, precision is key. “Surgical strikes” are imperative as the frontlines get closer and many times even engulf populated areas where there is a high risk of human casualties or destruction of monuments and important buildings.
We bring this aspect of modern warfare in H.A.W.X. 2 through precision bombs and missiles. These are usable in certain missions where you’re forced to operate in urban environments or around delicate objectives.
Before you enter precision bombing mode, it’s best to set the plane on a safe and high-altitude flight path. The autopilot takes care of keeping the plane level and speed is reduced to enable accurate target designation. Your view switches to an underside camera and you get control of the zoom level. Find the target, aim, fire and rest assured the projectile will hit exactly the ground spot you have designated. Precision strikes are not designed to do a lot of splash damage but they can take out a couple of enemies at once. Such an attack is efficient against all types of ground units, even moving ones if you can anticipate the path and the speed.
Can you imagine specific Tom Clancy scenarios where precision bombing might be used? Post your thoughts!