Dogfight 1942 - Achievement Guide - Every Point Counts

There are 22 achievements with a total of 500 points.
 War Hero (75 points)
Earn all medals and the highest rank in all missions (Act I and II).

Check out a guide for all medals and max ranks HERE.

 The Onslaught (50 points)
Finish act I (single player).

Finish All 9 Missions in Act I:

  • Baptism in Fire (Tutorial)
  • First Encounters at Midway
  • All in a Day's Work
  • A Day at the Beach
  • Duck Hunt
  • For King and Country
  • The Battle of Midway
  • Payback Time
  • Special Delivery
 The Road To Victory (50 points)
Finish act II (single player).

Finish all 8 missions in Act II

  • Hunting Season
  • Ships in the Night
  • A New Kind of Weapon
  • The Best on Defense
  • Search and Rescue
  • Island in the Mist
  • Raising the Flag
  • The Last Battleship
 V for Victory (25 points)
Finish all missions on HARD difficulty level (Act I and II).

Finish all missions on Hard difficulty. Use / to toggle the difficulty to Hard in the mission menu. You can change the difficulty to and from Hard whenever you want, you just need to be sure you have finished all missions on Hard at some point. One way to check is to enter a mission menu and change the difficulty to Hard, then back out to look at the list of missions. If each mission has at least 1 star, that means you beat it on Hard. You can do 5-star most missions and do all medals/badges/pins for each mission on Hard as well, but you can always clean those up on a different difficulty later.

Check out a guide for all medals, max ranks, and Hard tips (including DLC) here.

 Air Superiority (25 points)
Shoot down 300 fighters in Campaign mode.

This is cumulative over the campaign and all DLC, although some players claim they kills only count if you finish a mission. Either way, you will get this before finishing the DLCs, and possibly even before finishing the campaign.

 A Private Party (25 points)
Shoot down all V-1 rockets headed for London (single player).

You will be able to get this on the New Kind of Weapon mission. Use Ace Mode (), set your wingmen to fire at will () and use the Gloster Meteor Mk. I to make this much easier. You may also want to do it on Easy as there will be less rockets to shoot down.

 God Save the King (15 points)
Fly under every bridge in London (single player).

You'll be able to get this in the For King and Country mission, just start the mission off by following the river and flying under each bridge. There are 7 bridges total.

 Divine Thunder (25 points)
Defend all battleships at Iwo Jima (single player).

This will unlock after completing the mission "The Last Battleship" without having your escort Battleships sustain enough damage to sink. Initially make sure you quickly destroy the kamikaze boats as they do massive damage to the battleships. At the end of the mission you'll encounter a large group of battleships, cruisers, and the Yamato. To end the mission you can quickly destroy the Yamato by yourself, or clear out the escort ships so your Battleships can help you take out the Yamato. Obviously this is much easier to do on Easy or Normal difficulty, especially since the addition of an Ace near the end of a level can make destroying the Yamato solo rather annoying.

 Ace of the Skies (15 points)
Shoot down 6 planes in under a minute.

While you can get this with some effort on just about every mission, you can get this rather easily on For King and Country as there are tons and tons of planes flying over London in that mission. Be sure to continuously press to launch rockets into large groups to help you get your kills.

 Moving Target (25 points)
Drop a bomb on a plane during takeoff.

You will most likely get this during the Payback Time mission (among many others). Simply switch to your bombs by pressing , wait until the circle is just in front of a plane as it is taking off and release both bombs.

 A Confirmed Kill (15 points)
Shoot down an enemy fighter with a rocket.

By fighter this does, in fact, mean ONLY the fighter which would be the planes that aren't flying straight lines and dropping bombs (bombers), making this achievement a bit more difficult to attain. You will first get rockets in mission 2, First Encounters at Midway, and they can be fired by pressing . They are direct fire, meaning they fire straight ahead and do not lock on to any targets, so your best bet is to lead your target well enough that the slow moving rocket will hit them and they'll blow up. If you can manage to get right behind an enemy, that's your best bet, but of course you can always fall back on the usually spray and pray and just fly through every level launching rockets nonstop (they're infinite, which will also get you the Trigger Happy achievement.

One way to get this a bit easier is to fly straight toward an enemy, as they LOVE to play chicken with you, giving you plenty of time to launch a few volleys of rockets at them, before veering off.

 Trigger Happy (15 points)
Launch more than 100 rockets in a single mission.

You can first get this in the second mission - First Encounters at Midway - by using to launch rockets as soon as they are reloaded. You will have infinite rockets, so don't worry about running out, and they reload quite quickly so this should only take a couple minutes of firing. They don't need to hit anything at all, so don't worry about aiming either, just fire away!

 Two Heads are Better Than One (15 points)
Play a co-op mission.

Plug in a second controller and head to the main menu, select campaign and then local co-op. You can play this alone, though you may want to land the second controller so they don't crash during the mission.

 Test Pilot (25 points)
Finish a single mission in Simulation mode (other than Baptism of fire).

From the main menu of the game, look under controls and set it to Simulation mode (as opposed to Arcade). After that, enter your favorite mission, I would recommend on Easy, and then play through with the new control scheme. Any of the many bombing missions in this game are probably the easiest option as you usually don't need to do much air-to-air combat, which is the hardest part on simulation.

 Eastern Winds (15 points)
Finish the Russian campaign (single player).

Finish all Russia Under Siege DLC missions (unmissable):

  • Aftermath
  • All Aboard
  • A Night in the Reich
  • The Battle of Kursk
  • Bombs Over Berlin
  • Siege of Berlin
  • Rise of the Jetfighter
 Famous Ace (20 points)
Earn all medals and the highest rank in all missions (Eastern Winds).

Check out a guide for all medals and max ranks here.

 All aboard... (5 points)
Stop the train before it reaches the railway station (single player).

In the mission "All Aboard" you will encounter a huge armored train covered in tanks that are shooting at you. Along it's path will be a train station, and you must focus your rocket fire on the engine of the train to force it to use it's brakes before it reaches the railway station, which is NOT it's end point. I recommend just making a quick run through on Easy to knock this one out (if you aren't already on Easy).

 Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat (10 points)
Win all duels with enemy ace (Eastern Winds).

This appears to be unmissable as you will encounter the Ace twice over the duration of the DLC and you will need to shoot him down to complete the mission in both cases. Your last encounter with him will be in the last mission - The Conte di Cavour. One thing that may screw up the achievement, as it did for a similar pin/medal requirement, is if you shoot him down with a rocket it may not count as a kill.

 The Sands of Africa (15 points)
Finish the African campaign (single player).

Finish all of the Fires Over Africa DLC missions (unmissable):

  • The Rats of Tobruk
  • Naval Warfare
  • Desert Storm
  • Convoy Hunting
  • Showdown at El Alamein
  • The Conte di Cavour
 I'm Not a Rookie (20 points)
Earn all medals and the highest rank in all missions (The Sands of Africa).

Check out a guide for all medals and max ranks here.

 300% Accuracy (10 points)
Destroy 3 enemy ground vehicles with one bomb.

This can be obtained in either DLC, or the regular campaign. Personally, I got this going through the Eastern Winds mission "Siege of Berlin" while bombing the tanks for the medal on that mission. This does need to be a single bomb, not a double tap of and not a single rocket.

 Flying Hunter (5 points)
Sink 5 ships in under a minute.

You can get this on several main campaign and Fire over Africa DLC maps such as The Rats of Tobruk and Convoy Hunting. I recommend softening them up with some rocket volleys before using bombs as they are rather weak, and it allows you to better time their deaths.


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