Glider Landing


SICILY
Operation Husky

Mission 3A: Glider Landing
Glider Landing - Crash
Glider Landing - Artillery Hunt
Glider Landing - The Railway
Glider Landing - Reunited

Mission 3A: Glider Landing
July 10, 1943

Objectives - Glider Landing
Locate and Destroy Anti-Aircraft Artillery (6)
Rendezvous with your Allies
Destroy the Italian Rail Tank
Protect the 505th Airborne from Ambush

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Glider Landing - Crash
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You are hanging by a harness from the crashed glider. Free yourself and drop down to the ground. There will be a couple enemies checking out the crash site. Take care of them.

To the east you will see an AA gun. Shoot the soldiers around the AA gun the jump into the operator's seat. A truck will approach from the south. Take it out and deal with any enemies from the truck. Hop out of the AA gun and set an explosives charge on it.

[X} Locate and Destroy Anti-Aircraft Artillery (1/6)

Head southeast hugging the east wall. You will see a machine gun nest and a Flak 88 to the west. Take out the machine gunner and any enemies around the Flak 88. Run up and use the Flak. There will be a truck coming down the road from the northeast. After blowing up the truck get out of the 88. You will also pick up a Moschetto submachine gun in this area.

If you man one of the machine guns in the machine gun nest there will be large group of enemies after the truck. Don't let enemies outflank you and get behind you. Blow up the Flak 88.

[X} Locate and Destroy Anti-Aircraft Artillery (2/6)

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Glider Landing - Artillery Hunt
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Head northeast from the destroyed Flak 88. You will see a tall rock next to a telephone pole. Take cover behind the rock. Some enemies will approach you. There is also a soldier hiding in a large bush further to the northeast. Keep heading northeast down the road when it's clear. You'll see an AA gun to the east. Take out the enemies operating the AA gun. There will be an enemy northeast of the AA gun by another glider crash. There is also an enemy behind the AA gun on the ridge to the east. You don't need to use this AA gun. Just put a charge on it and head east. You should also pick up a Carcano rifle in the area.

[X} Locate and Destroy Anti-Aircraft Artillery (3/6)

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Glider Landing - The Railway
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You will come to a firefight. Take out as many enemies as possible and don't let all the Allied paratroopers get killed. There is a Flak 88 to the south and a machine gun nest behind and above the Flak 88. Take out the enemies around the 88. Jump into the Flak 88 and point it due east towards the tracks. An AB41 rail tank will come from the south. Hit it with a couple shells from the 88. Jump out of the 88 and blow it up.

If you go up the hill to the SW and man the machine gun it just spawns extra enemies and will probably get any surviving Allied paratroopers killed.

[X} Rendezvous with your Allies
[X} Destroy the Italian Rail Tank
[X} Locate and Destroy Anti-Aircraft Artillery (4/6)

Now head south down the tracks. Before you cross the bridge you see a searchlight. Either avoid the searchlight or just shoot the guy operating it. When you cross the bridge enemies will spawn and attack you.

After the bridge is a water tower with a machine gun nest inside. If you go into the water tower there is a bunch of ammo and a health kit. Don't touch the machine gun. This just spawns more enemies and after about 30 seconds a rocket fired from a phantom enemy will blow out the bottom of the water tower dropping you hard to the ground.

You'll reach the end of the tracks. Stand at the bottom of the hill and toss a grenade or two towards the artillery. Head up the hill towards the artillery. Be careful because the enemy is on the high ground and will fire on you before you can see them. There is an AA gun here that you can just blow up. Plant the explosives then run back down the hill and take cover behind the rock.

[X} Locate and Destroy Anti-Aircraft Artillery (5/6)

Reinforcements will come in from the northwest. Scan the ridges to the west and north for additional enemies. Start going northwest once it's safe. As you turn west there will be some more enemies including one guy hiding in some shrubs. Head west past that area and you will see a glider that actually didn't crash.

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Glider Landing - Reunited
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Run past the guy trying to talk to you and man the Flak 88. There will be tank coming from the east followed by a huge swarm of enemies. Destroy the tank then take out as many enemies as possible. It's a little tricky because the enemies like hiding behind the numerous rocks in the area. Just move forwards towards the tail of the glider and be aware of where enemy fire is coming from.

[X} Protect the 505th Airborne from Ambush

Destroy the last Flak 88 to end the mission.

[X} Locate and Destroy Anti-Aircraft Artillery (6/6)