27 SEP 2021 Gauntlet-24

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Mad Dog
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27 SEP 2021 Gauntlet-24

Post by Mad Dog » Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:36 am

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
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On Station
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F-14 Inline to Launch
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F-18 Ready to Launch
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Hedgehog
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Re: 27 SEP 2021 Gauntlet-24

Post by Hedgehog » Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:28 pm

Pilot records and Greenie Board updated.

Lion
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Re: 27 SEP 2021 Gauntlet-24

Post by Lion » Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:03 am

Swivel shot down a Russian missile? :1shocked:

Rhino
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Re: 27 SEP 2021 Gauntlet-24

Post by Rhino » Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:22 am

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!

Mad Dog
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Re: 27 SEP 2021 Gauntlet-24

Post by Mad Dog » Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:07 pm

Yes it was intense

Trim
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Re: 27 SEP 2021 Gauntlet-24

Post by Trim » Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:30 pm

Almost as impressive as shooting down a plane with a HARM!

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