The Legend of the Dragon King - Chapter 812 - Target Acquired In Mid-air
Chapter 812: Target Acquired In Mid-air
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
The previous generations of Shrek Seven Monsters were all impressive powerhouses. There was once a unique incident that resulted in the deaths of two members from a generation of Shrek Seven Monsters. At the time, Shrek Academy, which had always been gentle and calm, suddenly bared its fangs. It was a terrifying vengeance that remained in people’s memory.
Shen Yue read about this incident in the military’s top-secret files. That particular incident resulted directly in the change of sixteen new federation members.
The public never learned what had happened during the incident, but it caused a huge amount of chaos at the higher levels of the entire Federation. As for what actually occurred, there was no information recorded in the file. It was only mentioned that the consequences were deadly serious. Everyone that was related to the two deceased Shrek Seven Monsters was suffering through different changes that none of them wanted to accept.
Meanwhile, the aircraft flown by Xie Xie had already ascended into the sky. The Skywing F-17 moved far swifter than any ordinary mecha. In the blink of an eye, the sea was already on the horizon.
It was apparent that Xie Xie was not experienced in operating the plane, but he could still handle the basics of the guidance system. He headed straight in the direction of the sea after reaching a high enough altitude. They needed to look for the island right now.
Where would it actually be?
Xie Xie gazed into the distance. The visibility in the air was thirty kilometers. However, he soon had to stop and stare after realizing that there was not a single island in the faraway sea, but a stretch of islands. An entire archipelago with at least one or two hundred islands densely covered a wide area of the water in the distance.
“What do we do?” He naturally assumed Ye Xinglan saw it as well.
Ye Xinglan rolled her eyes. “How would I know what to do? I’m not the captain, and we can’t communicate with him either. Let’s fly over before we discuss any further. Worst comes to worst, we’ll land first before we look for the island.”
Xie Xie spoke furiously, ” It’s ruthless of the academy to give us only fifteen days. Leave alone the sealed shoreline, even the map they provided was a fake. It’s definitely not an island.”
“Hold on. Show me the map,” Xu Xiaoyan sitting behind suddenly spoke.
The map was in Ye Xinglan’s hand as she was in charge of navigation. She passed it over.
Xu Xiaoyan spoke, “No matter how crafty the academy, at least the shape of the island on the map they provided can’t be wrong. Xinglan, search according to the island’s shape. See if we can find an island with a similar shape when seen from above, then we’ll head in that direction.”
Ye Xinglan’s eyes brightened as she snapped her fingers. “You have a point there. Xu Xiaoyan, you’re so smart. Let’s fly that way!”
Ye Xinglan pointed in the direction of the archipelago. Purple light shimmered in her eyes as she gazed into the distance in search of an island with a shape similar to the one on the map.
Meanwhile, Tang Wulin shut his eyes tight as he stood on the back of the aircraft, with a violent wind lashing against his body. Fortunately, he had the strong bond of his Bluesilver Emperor to rely on, as well as his body’s endurance. If not for them, he would not have made it this far.
He could not tell what situation taking place underneath his position was. He could only wait for Xie Xie and the rest to find the correct location right now.
It was at this moment when two howls were heard suddenly. Tang Wulin raised his head with great effort to look up to find two dark shadows sweeping past the sides of the Skywing F-17 in a split second. Those were also fighter aircraft but at a faster speed than they had.
The two fighter planes turned around and blocked the way of their aircraft, flying in sync with then. Soon after, two more fighters appeared at their sides and another two more appeared behind them. All the planes remained at the same speed as them.
Once again, the voice came through Xie Xie’s earphone.
“You are ordered to return immediately. If you refuse to comply, we will open fire.”
Xie Xie spoke in disdain, “Fire if you can. What else can you do?” As he spoke, he suddenly pushed the cyclic control to increase the speed of the aircraft and flew downward diagonally. Leave alone the Northsea Army Corps, even Ye Xinglan was greatly startled by this maneuver.
The six fighter aircraft in the sky hastily changed their direction as aircrafts continued to surround them.
Nevertheless, there was no doubt that Xie Xie’s flying skill could not compare with theirs.
Shen Yue, dress in her military uniform, had made her way to the control tower as fast as she could. The major who had captured Tang Wulin’s group of seven stood by her side, but his expression appeared slightly uneasy.
“How’s the situation?” Lieutenant General Shen Yue asked Colonel Liu Ming.
“They’re very stubborn and refusing to back down. We’re giving our best efforts to block them to reduce their speed in approaching Demon Archipelago, but it’s very dangerous for them to swerve uncontrollably. This could possibly result in a catastrophic crash at any moment. Lieutenant General, shall we initiate airborne target acquisition?” Colonel Liu Ming spoke with a deep voice.
Shen Yue frowned. “How long before Number One Northsea Mecha Regiment is in position?”
Colonel Liu Ming answered, “T minus one minute to position. T minus twenty seconds for the advanced troop to reach position.”
Shen Yue heaved a sigh of relief. “Initiate airborne target acquisition immediately when the mecha regiment is in position. Bring them back to me. Remember, I want them alive. No one is allowed to harm them.”
“Understood.” Fighter aircraft were more skilled in mid-air attacks. It was an extremely difficult task to complete target acquisition without the mecha regiment’s assistance.
In the Skywing F-17…
“These bastards thought they could use the tail radar to affect us. What do we do if we can’t make it out?” Xie Xie was infuriated. They were already very close to the archipelago, but the six planes in the air were so masterfully flown that they continuously blocked and compelled their F-17 into flying off course. If it was not for Xie Xie’s few courageous attempts to force their way out by threatening to collide, it was highly possible that they would end up back at Northsea Army Corps base.
However, this was not the way. Xie Xie was just an amateur after all. He had very limited control over the aircraft, and he was not really attempting a collision. The other party’s two planes made a stalled turn and used the airflow from their turbine ejectors to lash at their aircraft. This made their aircraft sink downward and deviate from their original course. The other planes were also using the same method to force them into flying sideways.
There was no doubt that the other party’s six aircraft were piloted by expert flight crews. They had too many tricks up their sleeves when dealing with a beginner like Xie Xie.
“Ask the captain what should we do? Should we land from the air in advance?” Ye Xinglan hesitated for a moment before she spoke to Xu Xiaoyan.
Xu Xiaoyan hastily made a few simple hand gestures at Tang Wulin through the aircraft canopy.
Tang Wulin had seen the series of effects caused by the surrounding aircraft naturally. Cold radiance shimmered in his eyes as he waved his hand at Xu Xiaoyan then pointed to himself.
It was at this moment when Xie Xie suddenly screamed aloud in the cabin, “Mecha!”
With a howl, a total of six mecha flew underneath their aircraft. The mecha’s speed was in no way slower than the fighter planes. All the mechas that appeared rapidly underneath them were coated in black paint. Meanwhile, ejection apertures protruded out from underneath the six airplanes surrounding them. Soon after, large nets were shot at high speed into the air, aimed at their Skywing F-17.
The nets were shot in such a precise manner that the nets avoided the aircraft’s turbine ejectors and immediately tightened after the aircraft was covered. The power of six planes was far greater than their single aircraft, so they were pulled back to the base.
Airborne target acquisition had succeeded!
Leave alone seeing it with his eyes, Tang Wulin had never even heard of this method before so this was an eye-opening experience for him.
Meanwhile, Tang Wulin, who had been crouching on the back of the aircraft all along, suddenly sat up straight.
Then, an enormous creature suddenly appeared in front of him.
At that moment, the six aircraft performing the airborne target acquisition, the six black mechas maneuvering underneath that were in charge of protection and also the control tower was watching their situation closely.