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19 JUL 2020 TOMB FIST M23

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:26 pm
by Lion
TIME: JULY 19, 2020, 0015L STARTUP
NNW 7 kts surface
E 10 kts 6600 ft
ENE 17 kts 26000 ft
29.44 inhg

The Marines have landed!
While strike operations were busy obliterating infrastructure and critical military sites across southern Iran, Coalition forces assembled amphibious groups, including the United States Marine Corps' 3rd Marine Expeditionary Force, encompassing a vast array of battle-hardened firepower.

In the initial stages of the 4th phase of Operation TOMB FIST, Coalition forces have seized the 'Red' Iranian held fortress islands of Sirri Island, Greater Tunb Island, and Tunb Island, and secured their airfields as forward operating bases for the main invasion of the hostile Iranian coastline.

Though 'Red' IRGC forces have been severely depleted over the course of the campaign, they continue to have seemingly limitless amounts of short-range MANPADs and ZSU-23 anti-aircraft artillery and ammunition, and have been observed dispersing their soldiers into every major city and town in order to resist the invasion at every possible turn.

VFA-41 flights will launch on a battlefield interdiction mission.

Since the capture of Qeshm Island, IRGC 'Red' Iranian forces have been bombarding the island and airfield with nonstop tank, artillery, and rocket attacks. Intel assets in the area have learned of a planned heavy rocket attack of Fajr-5 MLRS vehicles being assembled for an attack somewhere on the island. Your flight is being tasked to patrol Qeshm Island and respond to any attacks with immediate retaliation.

Airborne remotely-piloted aircraft will be available to detect and track vehicles using laser guidance (laser code set to 1688) and infrared marking, viewable through nightvision goggles.

There are some indications that 'Red' Iranians may attempt to followup rocket attacks with helicopter gunship attacks - these will need to be intercepted if air defenses at Qeshm Airfield are taken out of commission for whatever reason.
Surface-to-air threats continue to be ZSU-23 anti-aircraft artillery dispersed into the Iranian countryside and coastline.

NOTE 1: Due to previous SCUD attacks, KHASAB AIRFIELD is CLOSED. The runway and tarmac is still heavily damaged!
NOTE 2: Friendly HAWK SAM sites have been deployed in Sirri Island, Tunb Island AFB, and Tunb Kochak Island. Any deployment of anti-radiation weaponry at these islands will result in consequences for future missions.

4x F/A-18C, Dealer 1: 315.00 MHz
4x F/A-18C, Dealer 2: 316.00 MHz
4x F/A-18C, Dealer 3: 317.00 MHz
4x F-14B, Dealers 1-3: 315.00 MHz
1x E-2D, Overlord (AWACS): 266.00 MHz - CHAN 4
1x S-3B, Shell 1 (RECOVERY TANKER): 232.00 Mhz, TCN 63X - CHAN 5
1x KC-135MPRS, Texaco 1-1 (MISSION TANKER): 236.00 MHz, TCN 68X - CHAN 6

1x E-3A, Roxanne 1 (AWACS): 267.00 AM - CHAN 10
2x F-15C, Enfield 1 (Escort): 391.00 AM


MC Assignment 19 JUL 2020 TOMB FIST M23

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:59 pm
by Shadow
LCDR Ticman is assigned as Mission Commander.

Re: 19 JUL 2020 TOMB FIST M23

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:16 pm
by Lion
map and probable target identification pictures attached :1tongue:

Re: 19 JUL 2020 TOMB FIST M23

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:25 pm
by Lion
note: via the ATC communications menu and the F10 custom submenu are options to manually turn on CVN TACAN & ICLS if they don't work for whatever reason.

Also included is an option for the airborne JTAC to deploy red and white flares if pilots have trouble figuring out where it is. It has unlimited flares so don't worry about accidentally selecting it. :)

Re: 19 JUL 2020 TOMB FIST M23

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:24 pm
by Shadow
If there are any truck loads of irrigation pipe in the area, they are dead meat!!