- This article is about an in-game mission. For the in-universe event, see Operation Hammerblow.
- "So it's... a trick?"
- ― Alvin H. Davenport
Blind Spot is the tenth mission of Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War. At the start of the mission Chopper is going to ask Blaze if he had listened to a song. Answering "yes" will result in the player having to do missions 11A and 12A. Answering no will result to do missions 11B and 12B.
The Yuktobanian force that defended the Bastok Peninsula is staging a large-scale withdrawal from the area. After analyzing the situation, we have determined that they are pulling back their force to regroup their defense network and strengthen their capital defenses. Yuktobania's southern armies sustained heavy damage during our landing operation, and their defensive warpower has weakened considerably. Their withdrawal is currently proceeding under the curtain of a set of electronic jamming signals. The enemy's air forces consist primarily of transport planes. Pursue these planes, destroy them, and halt their retreat.
The primary objective of this mission is to destroy all transports and jammers. The TGTs are protected by several fighters. When the player is near the transports, Radar jamming will commence, and two decoy TGTs will appear for every transport that is not shot down; when all jammers are shot down, the jamming will cease. Shooting down all TGTs ends the mission.
We have succeeded in halting the Yuktobanian army's airborne withdrawal from the Bastok Peninsula. However, a Yuktobanian civilian complex, an engineering university, has been attacked. This attack occurred in an area within operating range of the Sand Island squadron. Sand Island air crews will report to Central Command Headquarters in the Osean capital city of Oured immediately.
- In the Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Original Soundtrack, an unused track titled "8492" appears after "Blind Spot" and before "Chain Reaction" and "Reprisal". This implies that this mission was supposed to feature a Mission Update of some sort, possibly where the player would attempt to fight the 8492nd Squadron under radar jamming and disconnected from any allies like AWACS Thunderhead - a similar situation to the mission 8492.