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27 SEP 2021 Gauntlet-24

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:36 am
by Mad Dog
VFA-41 primary task was an enemy fighter sweep, this included any enemy cargo planes within the patrol area. The secondary task was to destroy a newly operational SA-5. The SA-5 was defended by a SA-2 site. The SA-2 site was targeted as well.

Weasel 1 departed mother as missiles were being launched by escorting warships to defend against an inbound bandit threat. Dealer 1 departed immediately after Weasel 1 and proceeded to follow the patrol way-points to engage and destroy enemy planes. Dealer 2 departed 5 minutes behind Dealer1 and followed the patrol way-points to engage and destroy enemy planes. Dealer 3 departed 5 minutes after dealer 2 and followed patrol way-points to engage and destroy enemy warplanes.
Weasel 1 proceeded to the SA 2 / SA-5 following the way-points NOE, 1000Ft ceiling. Weasel 1 achieved hits on the SA-2, SA-3 and IL13-Nebo launcher. The SA-5 objective was not achieved, secondary task was partially successful.

In total 8 enemy planes and 4 helicopters were shot down by fighter sweep flights Dealer1 Dealer 2 and Dealer 3. Dealer 1 was involved in an intense furball that had occurred at WP2 where we lost 2 hornets. One to enemy fire, one to fratricide. Each of these deaths is tragic, so we work to avoid them in the future.

Primary Task Successful
Secondary Task Partial Successful

All surviving aircraft were able to trap.

Weasel 1
4-1 Ticman 1 x SA-3, trapped
4-2 Trim 1 x SA-3, trapped
4-3 Lion 1 x SA-3, 1 x IL-13Nebo, trapped

Dealer 1

1-1 MadDog 1 x Mig-29A, trapped
1-2 Mr.Bean Shotdown by R-60
1-3 Swivel 2 x Mig-29A, P-27P, trapped
1-4 Maniac Shotdown by Aim120 Fratricide

Dealer 2

2-1 Headgehog 1 x IL-76MD, trapped
2-2 Nocs trapped
2-3 Rhino 1 x IL-76MD, trapped

Dealer 3

1-1 Raid 1 x SU-24A, 4 x Mi8-MT, 1 x IL-76MD, trapped

Re: 27 SEP 2021 Gauntlet-24

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:28 pm
by Hedgehog
Pilot records and Greenie Board updated.

Re: 27 SEP 2021 Gauntlet-24

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:03 am
by Lion
Swivel shot down a Russian missile? :1shocked:

Re: 27 SEP 2021 Gauntlet-24

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:22 am
by Rhino
Lion wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:03 am
Swivel shot down a Russian missile? :1shocked:
Indeed he did. That whole Tacview is nuts to watch!

Re: 27 SEP 2021 Gauntlet-24

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:07 pm
by Mad Dog
Yes it was intense

Re: 27 SEP 2021 Gauntlet-24

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:30 pm
by Trim
Almost as impressive as shooting down a plane with a HARM!