"This is a really weird game, and you’ll find that most people will not want to play this."
The Jakster wrote:
There is even an example in the revised rulebook, but it´s very unfortunately written regarding my question.Ha! I had the exact same reaction when I started playing. ("Why did the rules just act like the Wildcat disappeared?!")
There is a "Zeke" involved which has no target and a Wildcat, which would have one, but just isn´t mentioned anymore (page 29).
For confirmation, I did manage to find this in the February 2009 rules updates:
E. Air Attack Phase
An aircraft can attack only once per turn (unless a special ability states otherwise).
Aircraft can make Gunnery attacks against Ships only if they were committed to a Strafing
mission during the Air Mission phase.
• When you place an Aircraft in the Air Mission phase, you must announce whether it is
Strafing. To indicate this, place the Aircraft so its base straddles the bow or stern of a ship in
the sector or place some other type of marker.
• A Strafing Aircraft suffers a -2 penalty to Armor and Vital Armor.
• A Strafing Aircraft cannot use its Escort special ability.
• An Aircraft that isn't Strafing can't use its Gunnery value in the Air Attack phase.