The main character is a Green Air Cavalry pilot named Captain William Blade. The game has over 12 missions with three extra choppers to unlock. The first helicopter is a Huey, then a Chinook, a Super Stallion, and finally an Apache. There are also three extra co-pilots to unlock. The first pilot is 'Woodstock', then 'Rawhide', next is 'Hardcore', and lastly Sarge Hawk.
Captain William Blade, the leader of the newly formed Alpha Wolf Battalion, does battle against the mighty Tan Republic in both the real world and plastic world. Otherwise the plot for Air Combat is the same as Air Attack but unlike Air Attack, a new character is introduced: Lt. Felicity Wannamaker, A.K.A "Bombshell".