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03 OCT 2021 Gauntlet-25

Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:38 pm
by Hedgehog
VFA-41 was tasked with destroying aviation fuel tanks at Abi Dhabi International Airport, which has been taken over by Iranian forces. Damage to to airfield itself was to be avoided so that it could be placed back in service when re-captured. Intel reports indicated a significant SAM threat to the south of the target area. Dealer 1 was assigned SEAD duties, with Dealer 2 loaded with 500 lb. bombs to destroy the fuel tanks.

Two problems with the mission plan became evident.

1. There was no SAM threat. Four mission aircraft were loaded with HARMs but none were launched.
2. The fuel tanks were practically indestructable. Dealer 2 dropped a total of 8000 lbs of bombs on the tanks, and only one was destroyed, probably by the Dealer 2-1 aircraft that was shot down and crashed on it. :1undecided:

Dealer 1
1 - Lion: trapped.
2 - Mad Dog: trapped.
3 - Trim: trapped.
4 - Rhino: trapped.

Dealer 2
1 - Hedgehog: tgts hit, shot down by AAA.
2 - Iceberg: tgts hit, trapped.

Mission objectives not accomplished. :1angry:
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Target fuel tanks.
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Iceberg formed up in his Bombcat.
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Dealer flights refueling on egress.
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Re: 03 OCT 2021 Gauntlet-25

Posted: Sun Oct 03, 2021 11:41 pm
by Hedgehog
Pilot records and Greenie Board updated.