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    47 KB Planes and Mercs XXVIII op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/25/10(Fri)21:41 No.10744415  
    Played, was a bit different, writing report up as quick as I can.
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)21:41 No.10744422

    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)21:45 No.10744502
    for peeps who missed it last time

    BlackFlag Internal Document #100401

    Mission Briefing “Stone Dagger”
    Source: Blackflag
    Deployment: Musina Airstrip
    Pancake: Musina Airstrip
    Alternate: None
    AAR: None
    AWACS: None
    CSAR: Operation K (Koevoet) Team

    Contract Employer: AECI Limited

    Objective: Rescue the AECI Regional Director
    Secondary Objective: Rescue AECI employees
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)21:46 No.10744516
    Background: This just got dropped on us and we're going to have to move fast to succeed. AECI has recently had several members of its regional sales team abducted while touring mining facilities in the border town of Musina. AECI is apparently being blackmailed by some form of renegade group, looking to acquire both explosives and chemical weapons. They have been transported north, to a rebel held compound in Zimbabwe, which means that the options for South Africa, militarily at least, are out the window. AECI cannot, obviously, accede to the rebel demands, and the Zimbabwean government is dragging its heels on the diplomatic front, so we're being contracted to perform a rescue operation. Due to the rushed nature of this, we have not been able to secure and sanitize an airfield for your aircraft, so they will remain at their present location under guard. Instead, we have set up a small field strip west of Musina, it's a completely unprepared strip, so big jets are out of the question.
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)21:47 No.10744533
    The current plan involves a rapid airborne assault on the suspected location of the hostages, here, -21° 54' 12.13", +30° 32' 50.75". You will be bringing in eight soldiers of the ex-Koevoet force, who will sweep the compound and organize the hostages. Your primary mission is to ensure the AECI regional director makes it out of that camp safely. If you can find and rescue additional hostages, AECI has offered to pay out above and beyond contracted terms. The further details of the plan will be left to your Squadron, but I must emphasize that time is of the essence if we hope to have any chance of locating the hostages before they are moved to a more secure location.
    We are coordinating with several shipping companies, and will have your selected airframes operational at the forward base by the time you arrive. Dash Ones will be sent to the printer onboard the waiting Yak-40 that will be transporting you to the Musina aerodrome. Please ensure you pass your purchase orders to the requisitions rep before departing, her number is on the back of your briefing document.
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)21:48 No.10744553
    HUMINT: We only know the location of the hostages, counts of enemies are unreliable, but currently stand at a minimum of twelve on the compound.
    ELINT: None available
    SATINT: Will be available on landing at Musina if purchased.
    Air Assets: Zimbabwe has J-7 fighters, but it is doubtful that they will pose a problem.
    Surface Assets: Unknown at campsite, border units comprise mostly small arms.

    Threat Assessment: Low. The guards are mostly off-duty border soldiers, with limited combat experience.

    ROE: Avoid engaging Zimbabwean national units if possible. Over the target area, weapons free.
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)21:49 No.10744575
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    My night is going to be awesome.
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    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)21:55 No.10744694
    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/25/10(Fri)22:04 No.10744856
    Sorry, delay, on the phone with insurance.
    >> planefag 06/25/10(Fri)22:10 No.10744975
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    >planes and mercs thread

    >5 replies omitted

    >> planefag 06/25/10(Fri)22:12 No.10745007
    >big jets are out of the question

    A crying shame that the Su-25 got fragged last mission. Still, if ever there was an excuse to buy some A-1 Skyraiders, this is it.

    In a perfect world, y'alls'd go Iron Eagles III on their asses. fapfapfap
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)22:14 No.10745031
    sounds like bad news for your plane
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)22:14 No.10745051

    >and will have your selected airframes operational at the forward base by the time you arrive.

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    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)22:25 No.10745206
    C'mon Hind-D. A Blackhawk is fine, too.
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)22:27 No.10745234
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    >no love for the Cobra
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)22:28 No.10745250
    Cmon longbow, a cobra is fine too
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)22:28 No.10745262
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    >> Air Action Weekly 06/25/10(Fri)22:29 No.10745279
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    Like you were the first.
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)22:31 No.10745291
    I will admit though, if one of them has a Hind D, I will shit myself if one of them pops up over a hill and PA system yells "BROOOOTHAAAAH" though "SNAKE!" is fine too.
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)22:31 No.10745297
    This thread wants me to reinstall Janes Apache Longbow again, but last time I tried it failed on my XP system. :<

    That's the game that taught me to hate the ZSU-23. Taught me to hate it with the fury of ten thousand suns.
    >> planefag 06/25/10(Fri)22:34 No.10745356
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    Air Action Weekly, forming on your wing. Namefags still en-route; Skyhawk, Sukhoi. Anybody I'm forgetting?
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)22:36 No.10745383
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    >Janes Apache Longbow


    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 06/25/10(Fri)22:40 No.10745455
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    Always ready to party boys, brought some friends, looks like you needed some help.
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)22:41 No.10745474
    Hinds, Hips, Hokum, and Sukhoi in a Havoc...

    I came a little.
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)22:43 No.10745506
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    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)22:45 No.10745542

    >Gustavs 'n IL-2s mixing it up

    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)22:46 No.10745557

    I'd like to came a little in sukhoi.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/25/10(Fri)22:47 No.10745571
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    Helicopter party? Can I join?

    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)22:52 No.10745656
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    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/25/10(Fri)22:55 No.10745718
    So we started off by picking our equipment, and some stuff was more expensive than usual due to the short time notice involved in getting it. Judge and I both cheaped out a bit, while Hugs and Scotch spent a bit more cash. We also pooled some money for our secret plan, which came into effect later. When we told Steve our plan, he thought it wasn't bad, and so it turned out we could carry an additional four man squad with us, as well as some other personnel. Judge bought a Mi-8 Hip, whereas I went for a Twin-Huey. Hugs meanwhile had an ex-Israeli CH-53, and it was converted on the spot as we prepped. Scotch managed to grad a Panha 2091, and would be acting as our primary gunship. I fixed twin miniguns on my Huey, along with two 7 shot rocket pods and a nose mounted grenade launcher. Judge stuffed his hardpoints with big rockets and gunpods, and Scotch also chose rockets and some Sidewinders. We then loaded our cargo, and talked about the plan one more time, before spooling up our engines and some william tell.
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)22:56 No.10745732
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    Planes and Mercs returns!
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)22:56 No.10745737
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    SU-35 FUCKS *YOU!*

    HA! HA! HA!
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 06/25/10(Fri)22:57 No.10745752

    Huey flybys are amazing, such a distinctive noise.
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)22:58 No.10745764
    Looks like the early threads on Suptg are down.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 06/25/10(Fri)22:58 No.10745767
    >William Tell

    Magnificent Choice for attacking helos!
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/25/10(Fri)22:59 No.10745786

    Down? As in dead?
    >> planefag 06/25/10(Fri)23:00 No.10745793

    >distinctive noise

    .... indeed. It's all... whistle-y.
    >> planefag 06/25/10(Fri)23:02 No.10745823

    likey deleted because their votes were not high enough!?
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)23:04 No.10745861
    Actually, I cannot link to anything older than thread ~20 or so.
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)23:04 No.10745863
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    I love these threads so much.
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)23:05 No.10745873
    Also, did a pic of Sandman's death dive - Air Action Weekly posted it in another thread a while back.

    It seems the other pencil and paper drawfag has left, haven't seen anything from him.
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/25/10(Fri)23:05 No.10745874
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    Bracing for awesome
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)23:05 No.10745880


    Think I spoke too soon, glad to see he's still around.
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)23:06 No.10745890
    No, it's just down for streaming.

    No one would delete Planes and Mercs :<
    >> planefag 06/25/10(Fri)23:10 No.10745954
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    drawfag I wub roooooooo
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 06/25/10(Fri)23:18 No.10746085
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    Get a name and trip, you artists do good work.
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/25/10(Fri)23:19 No.10746087
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    Scotch made a classy choice.

    Pity no one took an apache, I'am I right to suspect the $ value put it out of contention?
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/25/10(Fri)23:20 No.10746106
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    I probably would've gone with an AH-6 Littlebird.

    Probably not the best choice, but they're cute little things.
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)23:21 No.10746118

    Indeed he did, though I would have taken a 'loach for shits and giggles.

    Being the least scary target on the battlefield is helpful sometimes.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 06/25/10(Fri)23:21 No.10746119
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    Considering that getting an Apache would be difficult under the best of circumstances, I'd say yes.

    But don't count the others out, op is flying a hog, there's a big jolly green, and the Russian Muscle.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/25/10(Fri)23:23 No.10746160
    I would have gone Littlebird as well. So cute!

    Glad I haven't missed much. Wife and I were out shopping.
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)23:23 No.10746162
    Just wondering, I'm guessing the Hueys go "Thwap Thwap Thwap Thwap"

    But the bigger birds?

    "Whoomp Whoomp Whoomp Whoomp?"
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)23:24 No.10746199
    add this as background vid, hot damn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec0XKhAHR5I

    Get me some aviators, I'm ready to rock.
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    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)23:26 No.10746246


    Huey flyby
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/25/10(Fri)23:27 No.10746251
    You, sir, are my new favorite person of the moment for suggesting CCR.
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)23:28 No.10746271

    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)23:28 No.10746277
    How about this?
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/25/10(Fri)23:29 No.10746290
    Also good but CCR is my fav.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/25/10(Fri)23:32 No.10746356
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    Here is a nice variety. Can't really pick out specific ones too well though.

    >> TheRandomGuardsman 06/25/10(Fri)23:34 No.10746395
    I've been playing it on loop and jumping to different parts of the vid. Fantastic way to pass time until OP posts again.
    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/25/10(Fri)23:37 No.10746444
    We took off without incident, and headed out over the terrain, which was rolling hills, with trees dotting the landscape. We crossed low over the border, entering far from a main road, and hopefully undetected. As we continued on, we began to get into our position for entry, stopping about 3 km away to get set up. Scotch would lead us in, with myself following. Hugs would begin setting up an orbit pattern, and Judge would hold back initially, since he was basically are airborne rocket artillery platform. Timing was everything, hoping to act with total surprise. After two minutes of rushed setup, we were off again, heading towards the next small hillrise, on the otherside of which was the camp. It was about three in the afternoon, not ideal, but this was a rush job. Scotch crested the hill first, with me following close behind, closing in on the fast approaching camp.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/25/10(Fri)23:39 No.10746487
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    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/25/10(Fri)23:40 No.10746495
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    >> TheRandomGuardsman 06/25/10(Fri)23:43 No.10746588
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    It's almost like playing Janes Longbow again!
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)23:48 No.10746677
    Honestly this would be a perfect way for someone, like the CIA or the Georgians, to trap OPs flight and get rid of them. Thus the image.
    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/25/10(Fri)23:48 No.10746680
    Scotch came in fast, his WSO taking two quick shots as he raced over the camp. I followed, performing a quick strafe of the area, avoiding the buildings I saw as best I could. We had no idea where this guy was, or where anyone was, so our first pass was to get their attention. It apparently worked. We began making our turn to come back in, and we could see small specks of muzzle flashes as several people on the ground began firing at us. Too far away to have any real chance of hitting us, but worrying a little bit. My other plane was immune to groundfire for the most part, it just moved too fast. The Huey did not. However, when they started shooting at us, it gave us a clear idea of who the bad guys were, and Scotch began hunting them down with his chin cannon as I loitered out of range. Hugs then arrived, orbiting at altitude, and we began to see the benefit of his idea. He had cut a hole in the side of the big Sikorsky, and a crew was servicing the big Bofors 40mm as it began to unleash devestation at anyone unfortunate enough to be caught in the open holding a weapon.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/25/10(Fri)23:51 No.10746720
    >Bofors 40mm

    >> TheRandomGuardsman 06/25/10(Fri)23:53 No.10746748
    FUCK YEAR! AC-130 Specter dreams partialy coming true!
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)23:54 No.10746767
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    >Bofors 40mm gunship
    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/25/10(Fri)23:55 No.10746795
    There was a lot of confusion now at the camp, and I came in, fast and low, firing the first three grenades in the bin ahead of me, as planned. The smoke grenades detonated, providing limited cover in the area I was fast approaching, and I dipped down on the outskirts of the camp, slowing only long enough to let off the four man team beside one of the camp buildings, before taking off again, the door gunners firing heavily into the fray on the ground. I told Hugs the team was off, and we began concentrating our fire outside of the smoke area, and let the ground team get to work. Several sharp pings indicated I was taking some fire, and I headed outbound, picking up speed and preparing for a fast run. Then our radio crackled to life, and some foreign language spilled out over the open channel, we could hear helicopters and gunfire in the background, and with a sinking feeling we all looked at each other and realized we hadn't brought any signal jammers.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/25/10(Fri)23:59 No.10746847
    Here comes the cavalry. Get the job done and get out of there otherwise you're likely to take an IR up the exhaust pipe from some two bit air force pilot.
    >> Anonymous 06/25/10(Fri)23:59 No.10746853
    >Sikorsky with a Bofors 40mm as the door gun

    I hope he painted "RAPE MACHINE" on the nose of that thing.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)00:00 No.10746865
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    >Then our radio crackled to life, and some foreign language spilled out over the open channel, we could hear helicopters and gunfire in the background, and with a sinking feeling we all looked at each other and realized we hadn't brought any signal jammers.

    >> planefag 06/26/10(Sat)00:01 No.10746881

    If they thought to take air-to-air weapons of their own, then it might just be those J-7s taking the heat-seekers up the tailpipe. It can sometimes be more difficult to aqquire a gunship that's right down in the weeds (I mean IN the weeds, 20-30 feet) and said gunships are more then capable of taking front-aspect IR shots on YOU.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:05 No.10746946

    Hell yes!
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)00:05 No.10746948
    True. Gotta make sure you sight them first though otherwise they'll be there and gone to quick to catch. And these are second or third rate pilots we're talking about. They probably don't get much flight time in...and even less weapons time.
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/26/10(Sat)00:10 No.10747016
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    Jane's Longbow manual had some interesting notes on fast movers vs helo combat. Anyone got a scan?
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)00:10 No.10747019
    Videog game footage (ARMAII, I think), but pretty cool Huey Vid, has CCR.

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    Hmm.... I don't remember fast-movers in Longbow. Perhaps a more recent re-release of it had them?

    Damn it, now I have to get it running on this machine.
    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/26/10(Sat)00:14 No.10747079
    We told our team on the ground that there was a radio hut broadcasting, but at this point, Judge, who had been waiting on the outskirts, saw a tower, and decided that it was the radio mast. He nudged his big hip forward, and pounded across the plain towards the campsite, firing a quick missile salvo as he went. He passed over the campsite as the four rockets slammed into the hut with the tower, tearing it apart in a massive explosion (he had the biggest rockets of all of us) before exiting the area. We called down to the ground team and told them to clear the open area, and I came through, miniguns blazing, sweeping the center of the camp on my quick pass. Then Hugs called, while I had been performing my pass, several vehicles had bolted from sheds, tearing out of the area at speed, he couldn't get a good count because of the smoke and dust, but we all decided it was best if he continued orbiting the area, providing fire support. It was close to impossible to tell where our ground team was now, but our second team was inbound, as Judge grounded his Hip on the opposite side of the camp, and they rushed out, heading to the nearest building, using the chaos as cover. Then two high speed vehicles crested the ridge, heading for the campsite.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)00:15 No.10747102

    Shit, think the fleeing vehicles have the hostages?
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/26/10(Sat)00:17 No.10747127

    I don't remember seeing them ether, but its in the manual
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)00:19 No.10747157
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    >two high speed vehicles crested the ridge, heading for the campsite.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:19 No.10747160

    inb4 insane commandos chasing the vehicles in captured technicals
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:22 No.10747211

    Oh man, I haven't played a Helo simulator in YEARS!

    This is going to bring back some good times.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)00:23 No.10747241
    Just put that Panha in their way and they should give up...unless they'd rather die when they kill the hostages.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:24 No.10747252
    I THINK there is a Lock-On helo sim, one of the Ka series.
    >> TheRandomGuardsman 06/26/10(Sat)00:25 No.10747263
    last one I played was...fuck....Gunship 2000?
    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/26/10(Sat)00:27 No.10747301
    Luckily, the vehicles were on our side, and were carrying the rest of our ground team. We had dropped them off from the cargo slings at the staging point, and they were arriving in the nick of time to best profit from the confusion we had sown at the camp. In the lead was a british FAV with a browning M2 in a turret, and bringing up the rear was an armoured Panhard VBL mounting a Soviet 14.5 mm KPV. The VBL moved into the camp to support, the heavy clang from the big gun audible even to us, and the FAV roared after one of the fleeing cars, choosing to follow the SUV on the road. I swung round and began chasing a Jeep, and Scotch flew in after another SUV heading south. This left two other cars which we were not following, but Judge climbed higher to keep them in sight. My radio crackled again, this time our home base telling us there was a lot of activity at the border, and an armed Zimbabwean helicopter had been seen heading north a few minutes ago. We realized then who had heard the radio call.
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    The only major, recent (made in the last couple years) Helo sim I've heard of is DCS Black Shark.

    Any others? I doubt I'd play one, but I'm kinda curious.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:28 No.10747332
    If you want a kick ass helo sim check out DCS black shark.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 06/26/10(Sat)00:28 No.10747334
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    Op, I am so glad you took my advice, like really glad. Hope this ends well, since I take a bit of pride in helping you with this.
    >> planefag 06/26/10(Sat)00:30 No.10747363

    Oh dear, I must have missed the planning thread.

    On the other hand, I spent that day firing a variety of WWII battle rifles, so I guess it evens out.

    Still. 14.5mm? Somebody doesn't fuck around.
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    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:32 No.10747395

    Last one I played wasn't purely a helo simulator.

    Arma 2.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)00:32 No.10747399

    Fuck, if anything that makes me REALLY wish I had a Track IR system.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)00:33 No.10747433
    Sukhoi PM'd OP about that bit of the plan. We didn't hear squat about it...though I did suggest something similar...but only in jest.

    OP's flight has got enough cannons to deal with just about any helicopter the Zims could send after them.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:34 No.10747457
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    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:37 No.10747498
    Just not enough buttons, even on a HOTAS to manage all the looking around :(
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/26/10(Sat)00:38 No.10747527
    DCS Black Shark. Talks well with LOMAC FC2 in MP.

    Shooting down KA-50s in a MiG-29S is bloody hard and fun.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)00:38 No.10747536
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    Yeah, I just can't play flight sims anymore now that I know of the existence of Track IR. Its just an amazing accessory.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:39 No.10747542
    TrackerIR is just the beginning
    >> planefag 06/26/10(Sat)00:39 No.10747543
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    God DAMN, do I hear you on that. IL-2s padlock is actively retarded. It'll keep on tracking bandits you can't see because they've slid under your nose- which is an "unrealistic" advantage- and then just as quickly it'll spastically flip out and point your view at your navel, which is a bit of a frikkin problem when you're desperately scissoring at 40 feet.

    And since I prefer the P-40, I am ALWAYS scissoring at low-level.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:42 No.10747598
    There IS a software program that allows joystick hats to function as a poor man's TrackIR. Better than BOING BOING OH SHIT I CAN'T SEE.

    I always took ground attack planes in IL-2 online, due to massively sucking at dogfighting. Needed to trim more and fiddle with prop pitch I guess.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)00:42 No.10747600
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    There is always freetrack.


    I don't have the guts to assemble/solder my own headset though, which is sad, considering I'm a Junior Electrician.
    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/26/10(Sat)00:46 No.10747657
    One of the ground teams radioed us and told us they'd located two hostages, and were requesting pickup. We told them to hold on, as we were currently dealing with the departing SUVs. Then the first SAM popped up, must have been an older model, since it didn't lock, and passed harmlessly by Hugs. Judge saw the smoke trail and hammered the treeline with rockets, sending up plumes of dirt and branches. He continued to monitor the area, in case he had missed, but no more rockets were coming out of it. Meanwhile, Scotch was closing on his SUV, when his gunner saw the sunroof open and a figure stand up holding a long tube. Without thinking, he fired the chin gun, the fast acting chaingun tearing the SUV to shreds before the enemy weapon could fire. The SUV caught fire and veered off into a tree, coming to a dramatic halt on the veld. The little FAV approached it's target from the rear, successfully shooting out the tires, and then firing some warning shots so the people inside had no ideas about being a hero. Myself, I pulled alongside my target, having told my side gunner to watch for an RPG, and looked at the driver, mouthing for him to pull the fuck over. He got the hint, and started to decelerate as I pulled around to the front of the vehicle, traveling backwards now, so I could cover it with my own weaponry. However, I then realized I had no way of securing the vehicle.
    >> planefag 06/26/10(Sat)00:46 No.10747661
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    I have access to a soldering gun and a retired electrical engineer who needs something to do. LETS DO THIS.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:47 No.10747670
    You are now realizing that that game is the only place you'll ever get to see a Comanche blow shit up.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:47 No.10747671
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    I've got my controls between a stick, a keyboard and a mouse.

    I use the mouse to pan my view around.

    If I had money to blow, I'd probably grab one.

    But as it stands, I've got my nose glued to my radar
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:48 No.10747685
    Not like we really need a stealth helicopter to penetrate Soviet lines now.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)00:48 No.10747696
    I...I...*head asplode*
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)00:49 No.10747712
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    You're welcome. I've heard good things about it.

    It doesn't have quite the definition, options or freedom of movement as TrackIR, but for the price one can't argue!

    I should really grow a spine and give a shot now that I finished my classroom hours a few months back. I mean, really, its just soldering a few LEDs, Resistors, a battery, and a switch together onto a frame. Not THAT hard.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:49 No.10747714
    Goddamit, Scotch just wasted some friendlies!
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:50 No.10747737
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    Nuh nuh nuh nuuh nAAH NAHHHH!
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)00:51 No.10747738
    eh...as long as the primary target wasn't in that vehicle we're still good.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:52 No.10747762
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    Possibility of Baron jumping out of his landed ship and walking up to the truck with his sidearm?

    Is this awesome Y/Y
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)00:52 No.10747768
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    Better them than Scotch.

    This team has lost enough men.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:52 No.10747773

    Rule of Cool aside, I would've paid good money to watch some moronic fuckstain try firing an RPG from the sunroof of a moving SUV. I can't think of a single scenario where that ends with anything but blood and pain.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:52 No.10747780

    OP, are you looking for a replacement for Sandman?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:53 No.10747794


    Oh, wait, THAT DID END BADLY.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:53 No.10747798

    no guarantees that they had hostages. They COULD just be trying to GTFO to save their own skins. I mean, if SUDDENLY, GUNSHIPS hit YOUR camp...
    >> planefag 06/26/10(Sat)00:54 No.10747822

    >I mean, really, its just soldering a few LEDs, Resistors, a battery, and a switch together onto a frame. Not THAT hard.

    Hell, I've done harder customizing a mobile launchpad for my model rockets when I was a wee one. Still, what does the system use for the receiver? A cheap webcam?
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)00:56 No.10747859

    True enough. I bet they felt pretty safe. Didn't count on MERCS AND FUCKIN PLANES!
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:56 No.10747864
    Hence why it was canceled. Especially since it wasn't even meant as an attack helo, it was meant for RECON. And with UAVs available, well...
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:56 No.10747871
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    I was really wondering why Hugs took the Sea Stallion. Up until the LOL BOFORS and cavalry it seemed like you guys had gone a little overkill with the transport capacity and went in really undergunned.

    As it stands, FUCK YEAR.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)00:57 No.10747876
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    That would be pretty amusing, and messy.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:57 No.10747885
    >which is a bit of a frikkin problem when you're desperately scissoring at 40 feet.

    The proper term is tribadism. And you shouldn't be having lesbian sex in the cockpit anyway.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)00:57 No.10747890

    Webcam I believe.
    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/26/10(Sat)00:58 No.10747906
    I came down close to the earth and told my doorgunner to go get the friendlies out. He approached pistol drawn, and I kept shouting in english over the speaker attached to the bird. We got three people out of the back of the jeep, and the doorgunner herded them back to the Huey, and got them settled. To make sure the jeep wouldn't be a problem, I had the other doorgunner shoot out the engine as we departed, climbing and heading for the next target. Unfortunately, the ground teams were becoming quite insistent on us picking up people, so I circled to the FAV and approached for a pickup of the hostages they had recovered, when I noticed the reccondos had lined up several people on the ground. Just as I was coming in, I saw the FAV fire, and the four bodies slumped over into the tall grass amidst puffs of blood.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:58 No.10747910

    Well, the gunners got bored in the back!
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)00:58 No.10747914
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    How about some radio chatter to set the mood?
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)01:00 No.10747940
    Shit...were those hostages or rebels?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:00 No.10747941

    I was wondering when we'd see more war crimes!
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:01 No.10747960
    Jesus Christ, who the fuck is running your ground forces?
    >> planefag 06/26/10(Sat)01:01 No.10747967
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    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:01 No.10747969
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    Well it's not like you can take prisoners. Geneva conventions are for pussies anyway (I kid, I kid).
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:02 No.10747995
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    If they're hostages then this mission has gone very badly and that FAV may not be in friendly hands anymore.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:03 No.10748005
    >Koevoet Team

    Anyone know who these guys are?
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)01:03 No.10748006

    Is it desperate cause you know you're gonna die or is it desperate cause you're both really horny? It does make a difference.
    >> planefag 06/26/10(Sat)01:03 No.10748022
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    Somebody who doesn't approve of murderous fucks who kidnap innocent civilians.

    I approve.


    I remember this log. "They've turned into us for the EIGHTH time-"

    It's freaky; the emotions evident in that pilot's voice as he reverses and takes a Sidewinder shot on those MiGs at the last moment.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:04 No.10748027
    Probably some shady Merc group Steve knows about through god only knows methods.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:04 No.10748031

    Ex-South African counter-insurgency team.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:04 No.10748037
    These guys
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:05 No.10748056
    Sounds like Swat with the morals of the FFL, from wikipedia;

    "Koevoet (Afrikaans for crowbar), also known as "Operation K" and officially known as the "South West Africa Police Counter-Insurgency Unit" (SWAPOL-COIN), was a police counter insurgency unit in South-West Africa (now Namibia) during the 1970s and 1980s. ("Crowbar" was an allusion to their mission of prying insurgents from the local population).

    They were the most effective unit (in terms of personnel lost versus enemies killed) deployed against SWAPO fighters (seeking Namibian independence from South Africa) and were accused by them of brutal and indiscriminate use of force"
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:05 No.10748065
    They were the most effective unit (in terms of personnel lost versus enemies killed) deployed against SWAPO fighters and were accused by them of brutal and indiscriminate use of force.

    Yeah, that sounds just shady and criminal enough to be doing PMC work in today's world.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:06 No.10748067
    25:1 kill ratio against insurgents. They likely have a higher body count than the pilot mercs.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)01:06 No.10748073
    Alright who let these guys in on the mission?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:06 No.10748077
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    " I..CAN'T...I haven't got a fucking TONE!"
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:07 No.10748084
    >PMC work

    They kind of already were...
    "Koevoet members were financially rewarded through bounty system, which paid them for kills, prisoners and equipment they captured. This practice allowed many of the members to earn significantly more than their normal salary, and resulted in competition between units"
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:07 No.10748101
    Still, so long as they're icing HTs, it's kosher. Gotta teach 'em a lesson.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:08 No.10748120

    I have to ask, how the HELL does Steve know about these guys? All of these little details in the missions, that to us reading it at first, we go "Huh, ok, cool name, whatever, made up stuff" and then find out later that it's a real fucking unit/place/equipment that not only fits the story, but smacks of black ops work as well.
    >> plane 06/26/10(Sat)01:09 No.10748132

    Yeah, that is fucking INTENSE.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:10 No.10748148

    Might be ex-military intel.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:11 No.10748165

    If my INTERNET DETECTIVE and PARANOIA skills are right, Steve is probably a CSIS spook GMing in his spare time. Assuming my theory about op's groups location pans out.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:11 No.10748173

    If there's one thing we've established by now, it's that Steve knows Way Too Much. Like beyond obsessive armchair specops level, and on into "I can't talk about that."
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:11 No.10748174
    What do you mean, "ex-"?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:13 No.10748193

    He seems like a man altogether too happy to be still mired in US Military office politics.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:13 No.10748201

    Except, he's Canadian, haven't you read the threads?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:13 No.10748207
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    "US Army SSgt. Phillip McSorley. Phil is the lead-slinging, lead-singing half of the 2 man band, Cobalt, who's latest release, 'Gin' is an absolute metal masterpiece!
    Phil, is a 19D Cavalry Scout with the 1st Infantry Division's 5-4 Cavalry Brigade"

    On The Iraq War:
    McCorley: My occupation at the current time. Hemmingway would have understood.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:15 No.10748240

    >implying that office politics get better anywhere you go

    Also, he might not be a Canuck native.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:15 No.10748244
    He isn't the office politics guy, he's the "gets shit done" guy.

    They do exist somewhere, after all. They just get ignored by the people who should be listening to them.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:16 No.10748262

    no doubt. No matter who you are, though, you spend time dodging it.
    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/26/10(Sat)01:17 No.10748275
    Back at the camp, things were degenerating, the rebels had taken up position in one of the buildings, and the ground forces didn't know who was inside. Judge abandoned his watch, and swooped down, loading two hostages into the Hip before departing again, allowing the ground team more freedom of movement. Then another SAM leaped up from the smoke around the camp, heading towards the Hip. Judge didn't see it but his IR warning system did, and his countermeasures kicked into overdrive, spilling flares out everywhere. The missile failed to track as well and raced after a flare, exploding low over the ground. Unfortunately the Hip had created a new problem, as the flares continued burning in the grasslands, several small fires started, quickly growing in size. Scotch had his own problems, he had finally found the next car, but the hostages had guns to their heads, and he had limited options for stopping the vehicle. He broke off pursuit, and climbed slightly, and saw the path headed to a small bridge over a creek. Quickly angling over, he blew the bridge to pieces with rockets, and raced low over the river, hovering where the bridge used to be, waiting for the vehicle to turn the bend.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:18 No.10748291
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    This seems like the appropriate thread for it, the guys who make Heavy Metal software for Classic Battletech flew Tomcats on the U.S.S. John F Kennedy (and had a fish).
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:19 No.10748311
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)01:20 No.10748330

    This is going to end very badly for someone.

    Who I do not know.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:21 No.10748359
    It'll end badly for Scotch's Azerbaijani fuckbuddy, who won't have a dick to stuff up her baby-chute.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:21 No.10748368
    I'm getting the distinct feeling they're going to see the fires, say fuck it and hose the building with the 14.5mm.

    Especially if they already rescued the executive guy.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:21 No.10748369


    Here's some funny shit.

    Radar operator sounds EXACTLY like me.

    I don't always like to fly solo, but I find myself bitching at my buddies consistently.
    >> planefag 06/26/10(Sat)01:23 No.10748395
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    >Quickly angling over, he blew the bridge to pieces with rockets, and raced low over the river, hovering where the bridge used to be, waiting for the vehicle to turn the bend.

    This picture sums up EXACTLY how I picture this about to go down in my head.

    OP, please tell Scotch that I found his maneuver to be fucking genius.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:25 No.10748436
    On the one hand, that's awesome. On the other, that setup almost always ends badly for the helo
    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/26/10(Sat)01:27 No.10748464
    The Jeep raced around the bend, too fast, and saw the bridge was out. They swerved to try to avoid crashing down into the creek, but were moving at such a speed that they rolled. The occupants, including hostages, were forcibly ejected as the jeep tumbled sideways over the rocks and mud, coming to a stop on it's side in the water. Scotch radioed us and we all decided that he would not be running the last intercept, and he headed back to the camp to lend what support he could. I had finished picking up the survivors, and the FAV raced out towards the last fleeing vehicle, as I headed back to the camp to rendezvous with the Hip or the Sikorsky to drop off my load of four. We still hadn't located the primary objective though, and our time window was closing every minute we spent in the area. This was emphasized when Hugs called out that he could see approaching vehicles way off in the distance, maybe three to five minutes out, coming from the west.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:29 No.10748486

    This will either end with a nick-of-time escape, or you destroying Zimbabwe's army.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:30 No.10748509
    Can Zimbabwe even afford to field an Army? Don't they have like six billion percent inflation?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:30 No.10748518

    What is, "killing the Zimbabwean army deader than dogshit"? I'll take "Things psychopathic merc pilots do" for $1000, Alex.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:31 No.10748537
    Damn, nothing you could have done about the jeep.

    Maybe the incoming vehicles will be friendly (maybe? Hopefully? Probably not.)
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:32 No.10748544

    Those ground teams did a pretty shitty job of keeping the baddies from taking off. :/
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)01:33 No.10748558
    Shoot out with the Zims? I hope not.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:34 No.10748575

    There's a good chance the people thrown from that jeep are still alive, albeit wounded. At least they've got a better chance being forcibly ejected from a rolling jeep then they do with guns to their head.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:36 No.10748620
    There is a chance the hostages might be alive, but I don't know if Scotch checked.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:36 No.10748628
    One escaped jeep, one with wounded. Target onboard ONE of them.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)01:37 No.10748636
    Yeah theres a good chance they lived through that. Now the trick is to get the hostages separated from the rebels before they can get those guns back at their temples.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:37 No.10748642

    Heh, that IS funny.

    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/26/10(Sat)01:41 No.10748722
    I came down close to the Hip, offloading my passengers, before pushing back into the air, and heading out towards the inbound vehicles. Scotch formed up and took lead, leaving the two heavy helos at the rebel base. The fire was getting quite bad, having spread quickly, and in the direction of the camp. A third SAM popped out of the chaos, and this time, the flares didn't work, the CH-53 took a hit, but continued flying miraculously. The gunners were not impressed and pounded the area the shot had come from with heavy continuous fire from the Bofors. The Panhard crew had had enough, and was now shooting high into the camp building, as the other ground forces moved in to sweep it. Scotch and I rose above the final trees, and immediately knew we were in trouble. The beds of the first two trucks erupted in fire as we approached, tracers reaching out. I thumbed the firing button and let loose with all my rockets into the formation, as Scotch did the same. My copilots window exploded inwards and I felt a sharp pain in my leg as we raced overtop the carnage and destruction of our pass. When I looked back I saw that one of the doorgunners was missing, the other was firing wildly behind us. We turned, and saw more tracers coming, I felt the impacts on my copter and the controls started to feel heavy. But then scotch raced past, chin cannon roaring, and another truck was reduced to scrap. I turned the wounded Huey back towards the flames of the camp as Scotch finished mopping up the area.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)01:43 No.10748765
    Unarmored huey < AAA
    >> planefg 06/26/10(Sat)01:44 No.10748786
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    >down a door gunner


    God DAMN, how does Steve make sure this shit is so intense, every time?
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)01:45 No.10748804
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    Yup. Shits getting a bit bad.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:48 No.10748874
    They have an army, they just pay them in the right to do whatever they want.
    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/26/10(Sat)01:49 No.10748894
    I looked down and realized my leg had been hit by Shrapnel, but a quick bandage and I was ok for now. The ground forces had secured the final building at the camp, and were herding the remaining hostages out of the area. I changed course and headed towards the final jeep, which the FAV was still a minute away from. Scotch took up position over the camp as the Sikorsky touched down, and the camp surviors were pushed up the ramp. Hugs reported to us all that the commandos were walking around the camp, putting bullets into skulls of anyone on the ground, but by this point, we didn't care. The FAV was almost at the final jeep when a rocket raced out from a small treeline. It took the FAV out in a quick blast, leaving only wreckage tumbling through the air. I lined up with the trees without thinking, and then small arms fire pushed out of them, and I saw my displays go red with warning lights and my headphones screamed with shrill failure warnings. The ground rushed up to meet us as my Huey went in.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)01:49 No.10748897

    An AK-47 costs less then a nice office chair over there.
    >> TheRandomGuardsman 06/26/10(Sat)01:50 No.10748907
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    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)01:53 No.10748980
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    Ah shit here we go.
    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/26/10(Sat)01:59 No.10749097
    We hit hard, the skids absorbing part of it before breaking off. The huey rolled, and the rotors smashed themselves into the ground, wrenching the transmission and engines beyond all repair. The whole bird came to a rest in the tall grass field, upside down. The other doorgunner was dead, suspended upside down with a neck at an odd angle. My copilot actually shook me awake, and pulled me from the plane, and we both sprinted away from the wreck, hearing gunfire and shouts from behind us. (I had to go into another room, and was handed notes for 'radio') We suddenly came under heavy fire, with bullets whizzing past, as the enemy soldiers chased after us. My emergency radio crackled, and I heard Hugs tell me to launch a flare, which frankly seemed like a stupid idea given my situation. However, he told me to launch a goddamn flare, so with reluctance, I popped one into the sky. The shooting grew heavier immediately, but then was drowned out as Judge roared over the field, rocket pods and gun pods firing in a hellstorm of death and destruction to a position just west of my copilot and I. They had used the flare to locate me, and put fire on the enemy. The Sikorsky rumbled into view and came low, and we scrambled up the back ramp, Hugs lifting off the moment we were on board.
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/26/10(Sat)02:02 No.10749138
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    holy shit OP.
    >> Dogstar !!MgA31eRve7T 06/26/10(Sat)02:03 No.10749144
    FUUUUUCK YEAAAAAAH. Goddamn, that's awesome.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)02:04 No.10749163
    Where is this from? What is this from?

    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)02:04 No.10749170
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    Saved! Nice to see your copilot made it out too. I'm assuming its the same guy who has been your RIO in the Phantom and Hornet.
    >> planefag 06/26/10(Sat)02:04 No.10749178
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    OP, you must tell Scotch and Judge that I applaud them both for their extreme balls.

    And now, gentlemen, it is time for ALE AND WHORES.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)02:04 No.10749184
    Always a good idea to carry smoke, flares, and an SMG with you when you pilot a chopper. These things happen. Thankfully you managed to survive that one.
    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/26/10(Sat)02:08 No.10749239
    I went to the jump seat and sat behind Hugs as he flew us back towards the flaming inferno that was the campsite. Judge radioed to us that the final car had been stopped, and the commandos and hostages were on board, although one of the hostages had been shot, along with one of the commandos. A speck appeared on the horizon, and Scotch called out that he had a border patrol 412 heading our way, armed apparently. A bright flash and a smoke trail lanced out from Scotch's helicopter, followed ten seconds later by a blossoming fireball on the horizon, as Scotch called again to tell us the path home was clear. Judge made a final sweep over the compound, blowing the Panhard and remaining buildings to shreds, before turning back towards home. We thundered over the plain, for a good 15 minutes when we began to get hit with search radar from a single airborne source. Scotch was the only one with equipment good enough, and he told us it looked like an F-7's signature, and it was closing fast.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)02:10 No.10749267
    >A bright flash and a smoke trail lanced out from Scotch's helicopter, followed ten seconds later by a blossoming fireball on the horizon, as Scotch called again to tell us the path home was clear

    All I see is a pissed off scotsman saying "Fack this Shite!" and blowing the fucking hell out a Helicopter that was probably just coming to investigate.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)02:10 No.10749270
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    Area 88, an OVA from the late 80s about the Mercenary Airforce of a Middle Eastern Kingdom thrown into civil war in the late 70s, early 80s.

    Main character is a Japanese Airline pilot whose "Friend" tricks him into signing a contract with the French Foreign Legion, who is providing mercenary pilots for the nation, based out of an airbase known only as Area 88". He has 3 options, Complete a 3 year tour of duty, pay off the 1.5million dollar buyout on his contract, or defect/desert, a capital offense.

    Pretty good, its an 80s anime, so the retardedness quotient is pretty low. Its definitely a war drama though. The main character's sanity continuously erodes as he fights against the dehumanization he suffers fighting in the war.

    If you're gonna check it out, make sure you get the 80s OVA, not the 2000s TV series, which is by all accounts crappy.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)02:11 No.10749288

    Nearly home and you get jumped?! Steve you magnificent bastard!
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)02:12 No.10749295
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    Oh, and those Huey pics are part of monologue by the main characters best bud/pseudo-wingman "Mickey", an Amercian Ex-Navy pilot and Vietnam Veteran.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)02:13 No.10749322
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    Op owes Judge and Hugs.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)02:14 No.10749326
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    >and he told us it looked like an F-7's signature, and it was closing fast.

    Incomming Fishbed knockoff!
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)02:14 No.10749329
    Found a 2 part OVA and a 12 episode series. So the OVA > Series?
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/26/10(Sat)02:15 No.10749340
    >he told us it looked like an F-7's signature, and it was closing fast.

    lets hope the knockoff's IR missiles are shitty export copies.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)02:15 No.10749350
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    You're welcome to try the series, it just not nearly as good as the OVA. Especially the visuals. Hand drawn 80s animation will always look decent. The early 2000s CGI used in the series has NOT aged well.
    >> planefag 06/26/10(Sat)02:16 No.10749360
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    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)02:18 No.10749392
    I concur. The OVA is the better of the two options.

    I wonder how well maintained and manned those F-7s are. If they're at their peak they're still nasty customers. But then I doubt they're at their peak. ;P
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)02:18 No.10749393
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    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)02:19 No.10749396
    CGI integrated with hand drawn animation usually makes me weep.

    The only thing I've seen with decently integrated CGI is the NGE Rebuild movies. And possibly the Ghost in the Shell series.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)02:19 No.10749397
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    This fishbed is actually perhaps my second favorite MiG. I like how it looks.

    I was a little ashamed of myself when I mistook these for Fishbeds however.
    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/26/10(Sat)02:22 No.10749439
    The final piece of our plan slipped into place, as the Crotale SAM launcher that Hugs had transported in, lit off all four tubes, sending supersonic missiles at the unfortunate aircraft pursuing us. We never learned if it managed to evade some of them, all we knew was that it didn't evade enough of them, as we saw the signal abruptly disappear. We continued flying, with Hugs' losing one of his engines to a malfunction caused by damage on the way back, but nothing worse than that. We landed at the airfield, where we set about organizing the hostages. It was at this point that we realized that the leader was not among them, and was among the dead out in the burning African fields. We asked but did not find out where the leader had been. AECI was happy with the majority of their hostages being returned, but the loss of their Executive meant that we had not really achieved success, only PAR. One of the members of AECI told us that we should have done a better job, and not been so trigger happy. I was glad when Scotch punched the little prick in the jaw. A small consolation I suppose, this mission turned out to be a lot more complicated then we expected. I think we failed because we didn't have a good plan for dealing with escaping people, we had the speed, but several times we ended up in “what now” situations where our hands were tied.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)02:24 No.10749471
    Actually, the 2-part OVA you found, is that one titled "The Blue Skies of Betrayal"? I think that's just the first part of the OVA.
    IF, on the other hand, you found the 2-disc set from ADV Films, that's the entire first OVA series.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)02:25 No.10749476
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    >Crotale SAM launcher

    Cheeky bastards!

    As for the mission, unfortunate, but while things could definitely have gone better... I don't think that Corporation should have expected to get ANYONE back.
    >> Sgt. Varn 06/26/10(Sat)02:25 No.10749481
    I never saw the original OVA, but I really liked the 2000 series, it wasn't that bad. Great soundtrack.
    >> planefag 06/26/10(Sat)02:25 No.10749482
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    >The final piece of our plan slipped into place, as the Crotale SAM launcher that Hugs had transported in, lit off all four tubes, sending supersonic missiles at the unfortunate aircraft pursuing us.

    >I was glad when Scotch punched the little prick in the jaw.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)02:25 No.10749483
    Fuck, some corporate dickwad wsn't happy with you bleeding in the middle of a fucking African grassland?

    Fuck them. I would have shot the little bastard on the spot.
    >> Alpharius 06/26/10(Sat)02:26 No.10749493

    Put your finger on the trigger there OP. Of course I wasn't expecting escaping vehicles either, but I'm not fantastic with the planning side of things.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)02:26 No.10749503
    Damn. Well you all managed to get out safely and you made it back with at least some hostages. Counts as a win in my book at least. No bonuses though...especially after that punch.

    I'm off to bed. Hope this is still here in the morning.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)02:26 No.10749505

    All in all, OP, you all came back alive, and that's the important thing. There was jack shit you really could have done about the ground vehicles; that was the infantries job.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)02:27 No.10749513
    Not sure what I found exactly, but its a pretty big video file. 2.7 Gigs.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)02:27 No.10749518
    Op, the next time you see Steve, you tell him that if he is ever passing through Grand Forks North Dakota, he can give me a call and I'll get him on the flight line if he'll run a single game with my group.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)02:28 No.10749524

    Yeah, the lack of containment really fucked you. You should've gotten a ground team in cold ahead of time to disable their rides. Hindsight's 20/20, and all that.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)02:28 No.10749528
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    Eh, I don't mind synth, but I think the original soundtrack has it beat.

    Then again I LOVE 80s music.

    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)02:29 No.10749544
    On the other hand, the blitz strike knocked out a lot of their firepower initially, and made the main fight very one sided (at the camp). A slow infiltration has a lot of risks, and they had a time crunch.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)02:30 No.10749560
    Can't help you there, then. It sounds about right for 1 full DVD, but with the right compressions, it could be 2. Especially since it probably leaves out all the extras.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)02:30 No.10749564
    That was a refreshing change of pace OP, it seems like you guys liked the helos, and you certainly had just as much fun as when you normally do.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)02:31 No.10749591
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    Fuck that corporate shit head. He wasn't there op, you did what had to be done, as best you could do it.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)02:32 No.10749609

    Very true. The PCs are an air assault squadron, they don't exactly have a dedicated specops team they can field at-will. Still, two two-man sniper teams could've nipped that whole "running away" problem in the bud.

    Ah well. All the main characters returned alive, and most of the hostages got out. Beats a sharp stick in the eye.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)02:33 No.10749619
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    Between this and the FFL missions, I'm tempted to create Ambush Alley scenarios loosely based on these mission.

    The Trained Force will, of course, have at LEAST one air support asset card.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)02:34 No.10749636
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    2.7gb is about perfect for what I've got. Thats the full OVA.
    >> Alpharius 06/26/10(Sat)02:35 No.10749644
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    OH it suddenly occured to me, what was your ground team's name?

    If they don't have one dub them "Sea Goblin"
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)02:35 No.10749645
    Dunno, the vehicles were hidden, and if you don't have the angle, the snipers might not be able to take out the vehicle or driver.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)02:36 No.10749652
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 06/26/10(Sat)02:37 No.10749672
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    I step out for dinner and miss the whole thread. Typical.

    Nice Job op, these AARs are inspiring to many people, appreciate the effort from you!
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)02:43 No.10749753
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    OP you give me wings.
    >> Alpharius 06/26/10(Sat)02:43 No.10749762

    Oh shit missed that, thanks
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)02:45 No.10749787
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    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/26/10(Sat)02:54 No.10749909
    Air Kills
    Scotch: Bell 412 Gunship
    Group: F7 (Mig-21 Equivalent)
    Air Incidentals: None
    Ground Kills
    Hugs: 38 Rebels
    Scotch: 24 Rebels, 1 SUV, 1 IFV, 2 AA Trucks
    Judge: 49 Rebels, 1 Comhut
    Baron: 21 Rebels, AA Truck
    Ground Incidentals:
    Baron: 3 Civilians
    Scotch: 3 Civilians
    Judge: 5 Civilians
    Hugs: 4 Civilians
    Friendly Ground Losses: 2 Reccondos
    Friendly Air Losses: None
    Damage Taken
    Scotch: Light Airframe
    Hugs: Airframe, Moderate
    Baron: Destroyed (Bullet through leg)
    Judge: Light Airframe
    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/26/10(Sat)02:57 No.10749962
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    Have a good night, I'm out for the evening.
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/26/10(Sat)02:58 No.10749990
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    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)03:19 No.10750292
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    Damnit! Missed it...
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)04:06 No.10751014
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    Hah, surprised someone would save those.

    Still think this one turned out best.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)04:13 No.10751128
    Are you kidding me, those are awesome :)

    Now to badger OP for Steve's helicopter rules and stats :P
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)04:14 No.10751156
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    Little sad we still haven't gotten the RPG rules.

    I've basically given up hope at this point.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)04:17 No.10751191
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    Same here, but it doesn't hurt to try I guess

    Ow well, hopefully I'll have some free time this weekend/next week(end) to continue on my rules

    Not that I have a group that's interested in playing it, but whatever...
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)04:42 No.10751462
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    bump for awesome
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/26/10(Sat)05:07 No.10751772
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    Good to see you made it out OP.

    This is still in WiP and I'm not the best painter but consider it a thanks for all the posts you have made!
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)07:01 No.10752908
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    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)08:02 No.10753398
    Bamp for missing the thread
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)08:49 No.10753769
    Are there no planefags around at this time of day?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)09:28 No.10754074
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    Oh shit, I just read it all.

    This fucking rocks, every time.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)09:36 No.10754122
    Su-30MKM is best fighter in Southeast Asia.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)09:37 No.10754133

    ChrisbeaR_pOOltArD, rEMOVE_yoUr_cLoWn Of: HTtP://TINyurL.coM/3Axve5D vpfj cbkosm o bu lxssnx wkp snlhqolb
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)09:37 No.10754137
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    Fuck yeah it does
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)09:39 No.10754145
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)09:44 No.10754184
    Wait, so the commandos were the ones who killed the Director?
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)09:47 No.10754202
    Isn't really made clear I think. Could be he got killed by the hostagetakers or died after getting flung out of that car.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)09:51 No.10754220
    Prove that its not. I am not Malaysian myself but I will defend the honour of Tentera Udara DiRaja Malaysia (Royal Malaysian Air Force), the finest air arm in the Asia-Pacific region, superior to shitty RAAF, RoKAF JASF, RSAF and any other crap US poodle puppet nation.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)10:01 No.10754296
    That's awesome!

    Just ignore this dude, or he'll start with the copypasta
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)10:02 No.10754300
    You sir, rock!
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)10:03 No.10754308
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    Awesome read as always op!
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)10:05 No.10754322
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    >> Indonesian Gentleman 06/26/10(Sat)10:05 No.10754323
    Bitch puh-leeze. Of course Su-30MKI is superior.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)10:07 No.10754338
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    Fuck you Hornet. Know your role.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)10:08 No.10754343
    Has op told us what his desired a/c for purchase is?
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)10:09 No.10754354

    <- /k/ is that way
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)10:09 No.10754355
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    Bow to the temple that is P and M.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)10:10 No.10754363
    I can't take much time this morning but i'd like to reiterate the praise. This was a freakin awesome mission. Totally outside your norm OP and you guys did pretty well considering.

    I'll also echo the calls to once again press steve for his RPG rules and price lists. You'd see a big resurgence on both these boards and our group boards if you got em for us.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)10:10 No.10754369
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    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)10:11 No.10754373
    This, a thousand times this!
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)10:12 No.10754381
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    >I'll also echo the calls to once again press steve for his RPG rules and price lists.

    Man, I'm happy with the Air War rules and some homebrew campaign rules. As long as op delivers these AARs I am set for life.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)10:12 No.10754383
    Blowjobs will be had
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)10:19 No.10754432
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    And then we'll all be arrested for violating an intelligence act from the Cold War era, because god only knows what Steve does for a living.

    My guess is on Spook.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)10:22 No.10754460
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    CIA think tank guy who pre-plans these ops using op and crew as proxies for the real fighters?
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)10:25 No.10754491
    At the very least i'd like to get his price lists from him. The RPG stuff we can do fairly well. The pricelists are a pain in the posterior to come up with.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)10:30 No.10754549
    Truth be told he probably priced planes according to value more than reality. That was how I planned to do it, with older models being relatively cheap, and new stuff pricey.

    Trying to find actual data on prices is futile, especially since a/c manufacturers sell under list all the time.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)10:33 No.10754583
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    Somone need to update the 1d4 chan page.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)10:34 No.10754597
    Precisely. Its a pain the rear and i'd rather have an obvious expert like Steve give us his notes than try to hash it out our selves. A bit lazy yes but totally worth it...especially for the smaller things like weapons and add ons.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)10:35 No.10754611
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    At least it'll make life more interesting for most of us *shrug*
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)10:37 No.10754641
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    Agreed, would save a lot of time for us homebrewfags
    and aside from that, actually having the ruleset would give us some more insight in OP's AARs and allow us to help him plan better with the mission briefing threads
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)10:38 No.10754650
    I thought we had the ruleset already?
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)10:39 No.10754664
    Just the basic air combat rules, not all of Steve's additions and changes, or his price list
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)10:42 No.10754713
    Are there a lot of changes?
    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/26/10(Sat)10:48 No.10754780
    There's some, like specific things like iron bombs, you can get a bonus to your attempt for if you are better trained in it. Hugs is really good with ata missiles, but his atg is not as good because he optimised his character, whereas I am ok at most things, but not great at anything really.
    There is progression as well, although it is very slow. Planes are sort of characters as well, since you can upgrade various bits to make it help in combat when you really need it. We all put on ir detectors for example, since those SAMS are very dangerous.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)10:50 No.10754802
    >come back from airshow
    >find new Planes and Mercs thread

    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)10:50 No.10754803
    Please see >>10754363
    Surely Steve has the rules compiled in one or two files?
    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/26/10(Sat)10:50 No.10754807
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    I'll ask, he's been kind of busy but I'll see if I can get his notes or something for you. I know he is writing them up on a computer though.
    >> Jetwash 06/26/10(Sat)10:52 No.10754835
    He had them in a notebook according to the other threads when we needed the rules.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)10:53 No.10754853
    Thanks, I appreciate it, and I'm sure I'm not the only one :)

    Seeing as you're here now, care to fill us in on what new bird you're saving up for?
    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/26/10(Sat)10:55 No.10754873
    Wouldn't that ruin the surprise and guessing game?

    It is not Chinese, that is the first hint.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)10:58 No.10754913
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    Bastard :P

    My guess is still a Super Bug
    Maybe a Rafale or even Typhoon, but those are even more expensive and I don't recall you ever mentioning them...
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)11:05 No.10754980
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    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/26/10(Sat)11:05 No.10754985
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    Considering how much you could of saved are you aiming for a 5th gen aircraft?

    15mm. Part of Battlefronts small Vietnam release. I have a small truck load of it sitting around doing nothing.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)11:12 No.10755052
    From the forum:
    >>We actually used a different ruleset for this mission, since the Ground portion had to be much more detailed than previous ones. The rules had a photo of a tank on the front cover, I can't remember the name of them though, they had 'battle' in them I know, Battlefront maybe?

    Anyone know what rulesset OP's group might have used for this chopper mission?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)11:32 No.10755299
    Battlefront maybe?
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/26/10(Sat)11:32 No.10755307

    The only battlefront title that fits is the small Battle of Ia Drang release.
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/26/10(Sat)11:36 No.10755356
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)11:52 No.10755541
    Thank you for looking into getting us those OP. Like I said it'd help tremendously with our understanding of your game and would improve our own games hugely.

    Not Chinese huh? Not surprising. Super Bug is still my top pick for your next possible plane. Tornado is in second place.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)12:07 No.10755771
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    Was this the game Baron?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)12:09 No.10755798
    Uhh, guys?
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)12:27 No.10756057
    Thanks :)

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