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    31 KB Planes and Mercs XXIX op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/26/10(Sat)12:00 No.10755664  
    Just got this from Steve (Now with correct numerals)

    BlackFlag Internal Document #100415

    Mission Briefing “Blind Tourniquet”
    Source: French Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Deployment: Vengeance Heavy Bulk Carrier
    Pancake: Vengeance Heavy Bulk Carrier
    Alternate: None
    AAR: Etenard tanking squadron available on request
    AWACS: Copernicus Flight (Embraer)
    CSAR: French Foreign Legion
    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/26/10(Sat)12:02 No.10755687
    Contract Employer: Kingdom of Morocco

    Objective: Destroy the search radar and SAM systems protecting Monrovia
    Secondary Objective: Destroy the Liberian Command and Control Bunker (6.319363, -10.799958)
    Secondary Objective: Destroy or cripple the new Coastal Patrol Boat in the harbour (6.351166, -10.795957)
    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/26/10(Sat)12:08 No.10755787
    Background: All that work you've done for the French Government seems to have paid off. The Moroccans have figured out where the Crown Prince has been taken, and they're aiming to get him back, and it looks like they're itching for a fight. The French have directed their attention to your Squadron, and must have said some pretty good things about you, since the Moroccans were insistent that you lead the mission. We've held off engaging Liberia over their lack of payment on our missions, but we don't forget a debt. You've been assigned to help us collect payment, by any means necessary, it just so happens that the Moroccan goals and our own coincide at the present time.
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/26/10(Sat)12:10 No.10755826
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    And to think I was going to go to bed.

    *braces for awesome*
    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/26/10(Sat)12:11 No.10755838
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    The plan is to forcefully take the capital city of Monrovia, through a dedicated air campaign followed by a ground assault. During these operations, we expect the UN to begin removing refugees, we will not hinder this process in any way. The French government has been planning this for a while, and has graciously offered it's support in the matter. They will be providing some shock troops, but their primary addition to this team is the bulk carrier you helped rescue in Mogadishu. They've done a quick re-fit over the past month and a half, removing her command tower and placing a flight deck on top. She is now a fully fledged aircraft carrier, and you will be deploying from her deck. The French have assured us that they can handle any aircraft designed for naval operations, and looking over your Roster most of you already have that capability.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)12:12 No.10755843
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    Fuck more?

    >Kingdom of Morocco


    >The Moroccans have figured out where the Crown Prince has been taken


    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/26/10(Sat)12:12 No.10755851
    You'll be working as full fledged members of the Moroccan Naval Air Force Auxiliary, to satisfy international law requirements, but command authority will remain with Blackflag. Phase one in our opening salvo is a quick strike to knock out what defences the Liberians have. Priority number one is suppression of enemy air defence in and around Monrovia. If time and circumstances permit, we will begin strikes against Monrovia's anti-shipping and command and control capability. This will not be an illegal or undercover operation, it will be a war done with full international legality and attention, so vary your tactics accordingly.
    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/26/10(Sat)12:14 No.10755874
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    HUMINT: None
    ELINT: Standard military encrypted traffic saw marked increase after declaration of war.
    SATINT: See attached file
    Air Assets: Air Force disbanded, but UN Mi-24s may be forcefully pressed into service.
    Surface Assets: SA-6, SA-2 systems, recent purchase of mobile SA-8 batteries. Coastal Patrol Boat is something of a misnomer, as it appears to be a Jianghu-I class frigate. It represents a significant threat if operational.

    Threat Assessment: Moderate. While Liberian equipment is not top grade, their training programs have produced competent professional soldiers. Furthermore, they are all on the alert following Morroco's declaration of war this morning, so there will be no surprise attack.

    ROE: DO NOT FIRE on UN aircraft operating in Liberia, visual confirmation required prior to aerial engagement. Ground targets at preset coordinates are weapons free. Other ground targets ROE is Do not fire upon unless fired upon first.
    >> Psyker Ted 06/26/10(Sat)12:15 No.10755897
    God damn do I love the balls of the flight deck crew. Two guys in front of a an engine, and the guy in the center, straddling the launcher, in front one of the larger planes in the navy. Directing the pilot to TEST HIS DAMN WINGS.

    At any time, these guys can die. They have to rush to get everything done, because pilots in the air are depending on them to clear the decks enough for them to land, while others are waiting to take off.

    Props to the Navy enlisted.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)12:15 No.10755905
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    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)12:17 No.10755920
    /tg/ has been really good these past few days, and I believe it has everything to do with these threads.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)12:18 No.10755932
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    Oh god yes!
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)12:19 No.10755948
    What, are you saying that endless streams of 40k isn't interesting?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)12:20 No.10755971

    You are new here, and unwelcome. Please remove yourself.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)12:21 No.10755981

    Time to make the point: We get paid. We ALWAYS get paid.

    Looking at the mission...

    Lots of HARMs, at least one ata-loadout just to be sure and perhaps a Maverick or two for that patrol boat. And whatever you think to be feasible to bust that bunker.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)12:22 No.10755993

    This is still going?

    Might have missed a few. Has OP's crew been tried and hunted as horrifying war criminals yet?
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)12:22 No.10755996
    More Planes and Mercs already? Hells yes! This day just got soooo much better.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)12:22 No.10755999
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    Holy crap, Monorovia is part of a massive "Suburban" area circling a delta/wetland.


    And that Frigate could definitely be a problem, got any anti-ship ordnance leftover from the Victoria debacle?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)12:23 No.10756011
    SEAD first. And only focus on one of the secondary targets. It's a toss up, that ship is bad news for aircraft, and the harbour location probably means that a sea-skimmer is out of the question. But the Bunker, well that sicks because the military is controlled from there, meaning later missiosn become harder if it isn't gone.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)12:26 No.10756047
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    >We get paid. We ALWAYS get paid.


    (Forgive me.)
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)12:26 No.10756051
    Read the mog report.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)12:28 No.10756065
    Hmm, the good point here is that the two secondary targets are almost on top of each other. Less than 2 km apart. But you should really go for a bit of precision on those. The bunker is on Providence Island, right in the middle of the city and any miss is likely to land right in some poor civvie shmucks home. And right next to the boat, there'S a couple other ships on the other side of the pier.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)12:30 No.10756077
    Nice of the intel guys to warn us about the ship but COMPLETELY OMIT A COUNT ON SAM SITES.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)12:32 No.10756098
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    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)12:32 No.10756100
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    Fucking Googlemaps.

    Liberia! Not California!

    Correct URL: http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&safe=off&client=firefox-a&hs=Wdt&rls=org.mozilla:e
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)12:32 No.10756102
    No. Well, except for the british staging a massive air raid on their base after they sunk that cruise liner. Ended up with the base being blown to cinders, but the evac was pretty succesful and the Royal Navy ended up losing a lot of Harriers.

    After that, they worked for Russia a while. Now, they're bac to working with the French and just killed about 700 or so militiamen and civvies while raiding Mogadishu.

    Come in from the water, put something into the boat fast and then try to go for as many hits on the SAM defenses as possible. On the way out, you can drop a PGM on the bunker. Well, that 'd be my plan at least.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)12:37 No.10756148
    I'd take out the SAM's, then waste the other two. Although the ship poses a more direct threat then the bunker.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)12:40 No.10756179
    So its an Iron Hand mission. Suppress AA and SAM sites with two very different types of secondary targets that each pose their own problems. Not to mention operation off of a makeshift carrier. You're moving up in the world OP.

    Ok. First of all that Frigate could really pose a problem to your carrier as well as act as a major AAW platform in the harbor area. It really does need to be taken out...even if its not currently operational. Dedicate a single aircraft to dealing with it, hopefully using what weapons you have left from the last shipping mission.

    That bunker is also important. Command and control is an obvious target. A single laser guided 2000lb bomb should do it unless its a spread out complex. Also there might be a danger of the prince being somewhere close by. Your choice as to how likely that is.

    The air defenses are the primary targets though. The radar sites are the most important since I don't believe any of those missile types can be used without their ground based radar component. Not to mention all the possible AAA platforms out there. HARMs and some other weapon system for taking out light or medium targets.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 06/26/10(Sat)12:42 No.10756203
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    Firstly, I am being spoiled rotten with all these threads.

    Second, what is in the briefing isn't important, it's what's been left out. I re-read the last reports to be sure, and checked up on Liberia.

    The CIA is involved with the Liberians somehow, they had pic relateds last time. Liberia has historically had close ties to the US.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)12:44 No.10756228
    >US Relations

    Oh shit.
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/26/10(Sat)12:44 No.10756229
    checking out the area and saw this:


    I know the brief said that the airforce was non existent, but this is Steve.... and the Libyan airforce did have 100+ Mig-23s
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)12:46 No.10756249
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    The Liberians were on "our side" on that mission. We were helping them shoot their way out of the DRC.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)12:47 No.10756259
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    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)12:48 No.10756274
    What if the CIA was there to shoot you down so the Liberians didn't have to pay?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)12:48 No.10756288
    It was writefaggotry that made them CIA, don't forget that, not actual fact.
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/26/10(Sat)12:49 No.10756295
    even if Op's flight was destroyed they would still have to pay blackflag
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 06/26/10(Sat)12:49 No.10756297
    You're right. Those Avengers were unknowns in that mission, we never found out who owned them.

    Ok, scrap the CIA part of my theory then.
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/26/10(Sat)12:55 No.10756365
    Still a possiblty of the PMC from Georgia becoming involved with CIA backing

    also "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spriggs_Payne_Airport"

    "Spriggs-Payne primary activity consists UN helicopter and aircraft operations."

    this will end well.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 06/26/10(Sat)12:58 No.10756391
    Yeah, the CIA tried to hire on the Aces to switch sides, the company would have a big chip on its shoulder about that.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)12:58 No.10756401
    1. At least one plane goes with a primary AAM loadout because there is going to be a curveball.
    2. The frigate must die ASAP. You're likely to come in from the water anyway, so take that thing out immediately.
    3. Somebody packing an ECM pod would be really handy for this. Also, LOTS of HARMs.
    4. For the bunker, you really want a LGB or similar precision munition. You can take a big one, given that the thing is a few hundred meters away from any civilians structures.

    Other than that, it's a basic Wild Weasel mission. Try not to start a war with the UN.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 06/26/10(Sat)12:59 No.10756413
    I see the Bunker as a tertiary objective. Your analysis is pretty sound, it makes more sense to eliminate the mobile asset now, and worry about the C3 later.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)13:02 No.10756460
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    I'd like to think that was just a "Well, who knows, they might" thing because they had to understand that'd basically be suicide for the Merc Squadron, and won't really hold it against them.

    But they will, people are petty.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)13:03 No.10756475
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    Don't shoot these OP.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)13:04 No.10756496
    Unless they shoot first.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)13:05 No.10756506
    What are the AA capabilities of that Frigate?
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)13:08 No.10756534
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    Yeah, I'd take out the ship first, deal with the bunker later.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)13:12 No.10756578
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    So op has two Carrier capable aircraft, rioght?

    F-18 and F-4. Hugs can probably operate off the carrier. If they have a Ski-Jump I think the MKI could as well. Judge has an A-6, and that means only Scotch can't. Unless the Viggen has an arrestor hook.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)13:17 No.10756647
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    I love these threads.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 06/26/10(Sat)13:18 No.10756660
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    Ok, I'm out for a few hours, keep this alive guys, we need to make a war plan!
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 06/26/10(Sat)13:18 No.10756666
    Nice! New one for the collection.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)13:19 No.10756682
    Actually, have the repairs to OP's planes been completed? As I recall, both the F-4 and the F-18 had suffered catastrophic damage to their radar systems.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)13:30 No.10756813
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    Given the French have converted the Cargo ship they rescued two missions ago into a makeshift carrier, I think the Mercs have had time to fix a few planes.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)13:39 No.10756912
    Type 053H (Jianghu-I class): Anti-ship frigate, armed with 6 x SY-1 anti-ship missiles in 2 triple launch boxes, 2 x 100 mm gun, 4 x dual 37 mm AA guns, plus ASW mortars and depth charge (DC) racks.

    Not really dangerous for our guys except when they fly low. But it'd be a real PITA later on and those ASMs have a range of ~150 kilometres. And our Q-ship carrier won't survive a 513kg shaped-charge warhead hitting it at Mach 0.8.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)13:40 No.10756935
    The heck IS that?
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)13:40 No.10756936
    That A6 would be mince meat in a high threat SAM environment like this...even with the age alot of those systems sport i'd still suggest fast movers. The only thing I might use the A6 for is the bunker mission but only after the SAMs had been neutralized.

    The frigate doesn't appear to have SAM capabilities but it does have a number of quick firing guns that serve as its AA defense. Of course it depends on what exact type it actually is. Still its a hardened radar and AA site that can also threaten your base of operations(the carrier).

    Even if the brief says their airforce has been deactivated i'd warrant they have made every effort since that war declaration to get at least a few of them back into operation. They may be rusty but they're still a threat. I concur with the AAM platform idea but make sure whoever does go that route has something else to do if nothing comes up to play with him. A pair of anti radiation missiles wouldn't be remiss.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)13:40 No.10756937
    Specs for those anti-ship missiles:
    Length: 6.55 metre
    Diameter: 0.76 metre
    Wingspan: 2.4 metre
    Weight: 2,095 kg
    Warhead: 513 kg shaped charge high explosive
    Propulsion: One liquid rocket engine and one solid rocket booster
    Speed: Mach 0.8
    Range: 150 km
    Cruising altitude: < 20 meters
    Guidance: Inertial + active conical scanning terminal guidance radar (SY-1); or inertial + monopulse active radar (SY-1A)
    Single-shot kill probability: 70%

    Yeah, we definitely don't want that thing anywhere near our carrier.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)13:48 No.10757044
    Yikes, that's like a fucking semi packed full of explosives flying at you at nearly the speed of sound.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)13:51 No.10757092
    Yeah. Even if that things not active yet you want it dead. Get some extra intel just to make sure the things still in port and not already out to sea and searching for targets. I'd rate that higher in priority than the SAM targets honestly. Its they're only known offensive platform at the moment and its a good feeling knowing your floating landing strip is safe.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)13:53 No.10757112
    Yeah, belly flopping on the water in a jet would be a bad idea...
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)13:56 No.10757156
    >Warhead: 513 kg shaped charge high explosive
    >513 kg HE
    A carrier might survive one of those. . .anything smaller is just toast.

    Keep that fucker off your back, op. It could really ruin your day.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)13:57 No.10757176
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    What's the going price for an up-to-date copy of Janes (or a handy dandy link to the inevitable pirated version)? My Big Blue Box o' Aviation is cold-war era, so not exactly current.
    Have a SLAM for your troubles.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)14:01 No.10757217
    Up to date copy to buy? $100+ I believe. Online copies...i've not found any yet though I wouldn't mind it if someone else did and bothered to share it with us.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)14:05 No.10757267

    flying crowbar, fuck yeah
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)14:08 No.10757309
    A true carrier might. The converted bulk carrier they're using...probably not.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)14:08 No.10757310
    Way too much, and I haven't been able to find a pirated copy yet...
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)14:17 No.10757460

    The Atlantic Conveyor got turned into a burnt-out hulk by a single Exocet. Between the HE, the burning rocket fuel and the sub-par damage control on merchant vessels, there's pretty much no chance to survive a hit by an ASM.

    And the SY-1 is almost three times as big as an Exocet!
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)14:20 No.10757516
    Yeah I know...little to no possibility of surviving something like that. But there's always a chance. That and those missiles are quite out of date. Should still be good for hitting what is probably an undefended carrier but who knows. Those frigates are sub par to begin with...unless its one of the newer versions which could end up being serious trouble.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)14:37 No.10757754
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    So, time to load up on HARMs and Harpoons I guess
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)14:46 No.10757946
    Hey OP, think using a Backfire with rotary launched cruise-missiles might be a workable anti-ship and anti-bunker option?
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)14:48 No.10757978
    hmm yeah and a b2 could do it pretty well too. Doesn't mean OP could pick one up though.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)14:53 No.10758083
    I believe something was mentioned in a previous thread about converted merchant marine carriers. Ah, yes...
    >No converted freighter carriers can survive in the South Atlantic.

    Just don't go taking any missions south of the Equator OP.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)14:54 No.10758094
    That's a pretty workable anti-anything-that-isn't-moving-about-much option
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)14:54 No.10758099
    A TU-22 and cruise missiles? Your accountant must hate you.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)15:00 No.10758192
    Yeah...I said that and I stick to it even though the brit one OP's group ran into wasn't sunk. If that frigate's taken out though the survivability skyrockets.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)15:31 No.10758625
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    They took out a commercial ship that launched helicopters. Close enough, right?
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)15:37 No.10758690
    Eh. True enough. If Loki(aka Steve) hadn't switched them on OPs flight they would have kept the tradition of sunk merchant carriers going.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)15:38 No.10758711
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    Did they ever actually build any of those?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)15:52 No.10758937
    Nope. Far as I can tell from the very limited information available, the DR program proved that:
    1) you can turn an F-16 in to a UCAV
    3) it's pointless unless you upgrade the F-16 (i.e. E/F, not older A/B surplus)
    2) it's so expensive to do so, that it becomes cheaper just to build a whole new UCAV in the first place
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)16:16 No.10759275
    Anywho, both the Hornet and the Intruder can carry Harpoons and HARMs.
    The Viggen (assuming it's salvagable and can operate of an improvised carrier) can carry RBO4E, RSB15 or AGM-65A missiles and the MKI can carry Kh-59 and Kh-35 ASMs, with a range of 285 km and 130 km respectively and the Kh-31 ARM, so plenty of options to take out that ship and those sam sites.

    and I think the MKI
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)16:18 No.10759306
    And I think the MKI can operate of a carrier with a little luck. Enough hardpoints and payload capacity to carry plenty of air-to-air as well.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)16:26 No.10759440
    bump for awesome
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 06/26/10(Sat)16:35 No.10759588
    More than 800 dollars for the Blue Book these days.

    Still worth it.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)16:37 No.10759625
    And no scans or anything available I guess?

    Yes, I'm a horrible person, bite me, I'm also a poor student
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)16:37 No.10759630
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    That, is a flanker with thrust vectoring. Though the real life one (Dubbed Terminator) is a little nicer. It was probably inspired by Ace Combat.
    >> ^_^ !khlSMh/9k6 06/26/10(Sat)16:40 No.10759670
    How long until your flight gets chemical warfare agents, op again? I liked those georgia missions 'cause you killed so many people so slowly ^_^
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    To my knowledge, the Terminator IRL is just a tech demonstrator/next gen project.

    It was a pretty important plane in AC04 though. FUCKING ERUSEA
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)16:45 No.10759764
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    Now you know the power of the Su-30MKM
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    Grab a few 33s and apply PLOT ARMOR power.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)16:48 No.10759834

    Seriously though, nice pic
    >> ^_^ !khlSMh/9k6 06/26/10(Sat)16:49 No.10759843
    >During these operations, we expect the UN to begin removing refugees,
    >we will not hinder this process in any way.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)16:50 No.10759881
    What would fantasy equivalents of the Hell's Black Aces' planes be? Like, is the aardvark a dragon?
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)16:51 No.10759887
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    Do you WANT the entire fucking UN on your ass?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)16:51 No.10759888

    Music for this thread, just scroll up to the Ace Combat section, personally I'm going with Ace Combat Zero's - Zero.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)16:52 No.10759902
    Really, HBA would fit perfectly into Ace Combat mythos. Just look at the crazy shit they've done and compare it to some of the other ace pilots from the series.
    >> ^_^ !khlSMh/9k6 06/26/10(Sat)16:52 No.10759904
    >Secondary Objective: Destroy the Liberian Command and Control Bunker (6.319363, -10.799958)
    I know your flight doesn't like doing secondary objectives, but you can probably get a lot of collateral damage by attacking this target. A C&C emplacement is bound to have many noncombattants working there.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:03 No.10760047
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    Do the Black Aces have a nice squadron emblem?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:03 No.10760051
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    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)17:03 No.10760053
    Collateral would be missing the C3 bunker with a 2000-pounder and hit the neighbouring hospital instead.
    >> ^_^ !khlSMh/9k6 06/26/10(Sat)17:04 No.10760060
    >ROE: DO NOT FIRE on UN aircraft operating in Liberia,
    So the only kills we can make on UN aircraft are by having a Liberian aircraft malfunction and crash into them?
    That's a tricky shot to make.
    What range would the fireball from an exploding Mi-24 have? Maybe we can lead the Mi-24s to some UN ships and get them with secondary, but it's quite unlikely. :[

    >Other ground targets ROE is Do not fire upon unless fired upon first.
    We should at least be able to shoot down some planes over a populated area and get some kills from the falling debris.

    >The bunker is on Providence Island, right in the middle of the city and any miss is likely to land right in some poor civvie shmucks home.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)17:04 No.10760076
    Thing is that target should only take a single LGB, preferably a 2000 or 3000 pounder, to take out so it shouldn't be a huge hassle to actually complete that objective.
    >> ^_^ !khlSMh/9k6 06/26/10(Sat)17:05 No.10760086
    Is the neighbouring hospital even anywhere close? Bring the map up. There's no point loitering over the engagement area just for collateral; it would be at best a target of opportunity drop.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:07 No.10760124
    >C&C bunker on an island?

    I think this calls for a Smart Bomb or two. Hundred. Thousand.
    >> ^_^ !khlSMh/9k6 06/26/10(Sat)17:09 No.10760148
    >Do you WANT the entire fucking UN on your ass?
    No, I ... I ... *sniff* I guess not.
    I just ... thought that ...
    Well it's just that ... you have to go out sometime. It makes no sense to spend your whole life running from things. After all this "live to fight another day", you eventually have to fight!
    What's the point of surviving 10, 20, 50, or even 1,000 engagements if you don't have any war crimes to show for it?!

    But I see your point. A few UN aircraft aren't worth upsetting the entire UN. There'll be more opportunities for war crimes later. Bigger war crimes.
    ... I hope.
    God, I hope I'm not throwing away my last opportunity for war crimes here.
    Did you know that on every mission you're just one good missile hit away from death? Everything you've worked for could be gone in an instant.
    And I ... I don't want ... I don't want to die without committing at least 1 war crime.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)17:10 No.10760161
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)17:11 No.10760182
    tl;dr - HURR WAR CRIMES!
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:12 No.10760192
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 06/26/10(Sat)17:17 No.10760259
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    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:18 No.10760263
    Okay then, what's the current consensus on recommended bird/loadout?
    >> Girder !!eFO9+al+t1q 06/26/10(Sat)17:18 No.10760264
    Was it ever explained WHY the Liberian wanted to kidnap the Moroccan crown prince?
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)17:19 No.10760283
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    Still waiting for a mission to take out Chinese spy satellites or something

    Problem, China?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:19 No.10760286
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    Planes and Mercs is go!
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)17:19 No.10760290
    List of aircraft available first please. Its been over a month since the Mogadishu mission so all aircraft that were in repair should be available. Once we've got that we can talk about weapons loads.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:19 No.10760293
    Because they are the ultimate trolls.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:21 No.10760313
    They do, sorta. It's only in fan art form, and not very fancy. Just an ace of spades.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:21 No.10760332

    Except that Ace Combat is relatively realistic. I'm talking about a high fantasy equivalent mercenary air squadron.
    >> Girder !!eFO9+al+t1q 06/26/10(Sat)17:21 No.10760335
    You have to admit, that white paint job looks pretty sweet on that Hind.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)17:22 No.10760349

    But yeah, that depends on aircraft availability
    Maybe OP can hire out his Phantom to one of his teammates if one of the others doesn't have a carrier capable bird?
    OP's Phantom should be able to carry HARMs as well, and ofcourse a crapton of other AtG
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:23 No.10760360
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    That's pretty crappy.

    These guys are worthy of the Belkan Air Force. They need a GOOD squad logo.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:24 No.10760375
    Have you ever read the Fantasy Ace Combat thread in the archives?

    NONE of that shit was made up. Just slightly reworded versions of events that actually happen in the series.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)17:30 No.10760463
    Well since no one else is doing it i'll start it up and you guys can fill in the holes.

    F/A-18(dual seat version)
    A-6 Intruder

    Any others?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:30 No.10760464
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 06/26/10(Sat)17:33 No.10760504
    Did Hugs lose his SU-27?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:33 No.10760517
    More specific it's the F/A-18D and SU-30MKI, not sure about the exact version of the Intruder, probably A-6E though.

    The Viggen lost a big part of it's wing last time though, not sure if it's combat ready. Also not sure about it's carrier capability (goes for the MKI as well, although canards and TVC might help somewhat and IIRC the SU-33 only needs a ramp, so if they can get a ramp fitted OPs group might be able to use the Flanker)
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)17:33 No.10760519
    er...don't remember. Don't think so.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:36 No.10760547
    Sadly, the Su-33 won't be able to launch on a full load unless you have a catapult. So that thing might have to be your AtA platform for this mission, have it do orbits or run intercept with a bunch of BVRAAMs or something.

    Good ones, not the kind of shitty drops-off-the-rail AIM-9s the Black Aces keep buying.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:36 No.10760560
    Your squadron is really getting into bed deep with the French. They've started to integrate you into their extraterritorial military strategy.

    It sounds like you may be able to wheedle some favors out of them in the future, or find sanctuary if you ever need to get the hell out of dodge.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)17:38 No.10760575
    Yeah, and ARMs would most likely increase it's weight beyond carrier capability, agreed with making it the dedicated AtA bird
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)17:38 No.10760582
    Also, forgot trip, derp
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)17:38 No.10760584
    shouldn't be a problem. Some AAMs and a couple of anti radiation missiles for variety and the 33's good.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:40 No.10760613
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    I'd love to see someone, for once, make use of the FlankerD's utterly obsolete uniqueness.

    Strigon team already proved they can be utterly rape.

    Our benefactors are getting friendly with the French government. This is not such a bad thing.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)17:41 No.10760634
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    Ooh, access to Rafales :D

    Dead sexy planes
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:43 No.10760659

    Except that I'm not familiar with Ace Combat, which is why I'm asking about Hell's Black Aces, which I've read every thread of.
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)17:44 No.10760675
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    Frankly if I was a merc buying a warplane, and a carrier variant was available, I'd try to get that.

    Never know when it could come in handy.

    Then again, I'd get an F-5 cause I love them and its a cheap, reliable, modestly versatile aircraft. Only real weakness is range and maybe limited payload. But can't argue the price.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)17:46 No.10760705
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    Definitely a great starter
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:47 No.10760723
    Any thoughts on whether or not their GM might be CSIS? (Canadian Security Intelligence Services - basically, the Canadian CIA)
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:47 No.10760734
    You buy the 33, slap some of them brand new 360-seeking AIMs on it, and then store it. You bring it with you everywhere you can. And then, the day that someone fucking surprise-attacks you on a god damned carrier, or you have to land at a tiny tiny fucking runway or something, you can pull this gorgeous piece of air-to-air rape out of fucking nowhere and watch everyone shit themselves in rage.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)17:48 No.10760742
    Yeah you can't really beat the price of those F5s. They've got speed and maneuverability but they've got gimpy range and not much in the way of a weapons load. Also they've got a horribly long take off distance. Still...a good little bird. I'd consider it.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:48 No.10760748

    Their head director was on CBC news giving an interview the other day too, and made some rather cryptic comments...

    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)17:48 No.10760750
    Other people have speculated on that, yes.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 06/26/10(Sat)17:49 No.10760763
    With an angled deck you can do a full load takeoff in a 33, the Wiki is wrong to say you can't. You can't do a full load takeoff from the midpoint startposition, but a full deck run on a 33 can get airborne.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)17:49 No.10760772
    I've actually been considering a Kfir as a decently cheap light multi-role. What say you? Aside from the fact that its Israeli?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:49 No.10760773

    Maybe if you end up catching too much heat in Africa, you guys could lay low at an airbase in French Guiana flying missions in a different environment.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:50 No.10760786
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    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)17:51 No.10760794
    With full tanks as well? Or do you need AAR at some time after take off?
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 06/26/10(Sat)17:53 No.10760836
    Full Combat load, it's rare that any plane can get off the deck with full tanks and weapons. Even the US can't really do it for the a/g birds.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:53 No.10760840
    Would a drop tank count as part of "full load weight"? Because then you could take one (or two) and pack on the AMRAAMs.

    Or take one and a jammer pod and pull a bait-and-switch...but that's an idea for another mission.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)17:54 No.10760852

    If Blackflag could negotiate for an airbase in French Guiana, you guys could try and break into the Equadorian/Columbian/Venesualan market.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)17:59 No.10760929
    Hello drug wars
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)18:00 No.10760941
    I can hear the drug lords shitting themselves over the prospect of mercenaries in military jets coming after them with the FFL.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)18:01 No.10760947
    The US would probably take offense since they've got that whole "western hemisphere is our back yard" shtick.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)18:04 No.10760991

    The only downside to this plan is that moving into the western hemisphere is sort of encroaching on the CIA's domain, and you know they have their eyes on you.

    The question is if they think you're going to be more useful to them as a tool, best ignored, or as an enemy to be taken out.

    I can very easily see the end of your squadron coming not in an epic battle, but from a cruise missile strike in the dead of night.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)18:09 No.10761070
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    Yeah, that would bite
    And you just know they'd force you to do some real nasty and dangerous shit if you end up working for them...
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)18:10 No.10761071

    Better to stick to Africa and Asia.

    Were there any other aircraft that we'd forgotten or was that it?
    >> Air Action Weekly 06/26/10(Sat)18:16 No.10761181
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    Kfir is based on the Mirage 3000 isn't it?
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)18:16 No.10761183
    Are there two flankers in the group now? A 27 and a 33?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)18:17 No.10761185
    >Africa and Asia

    Hell's Black Aces. The demons of the Dark Continent.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)18:17 No.10761202
    Mirage 5 I believe. France denied them the planes they'd bought so Israeli made their own version.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)18:18 No.10761206
    That is assuming Hugs didn't sell his 27 to be able to afford the 30MKI
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)18:21 No.10761270
    Goddamn browser fucking up
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)18:23 No.10761291
    Wait. Didn't he lose the Sukhoi to ground fire? Or was that the Mig29 that Judge had?
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)18:26 No.10761340
    I think you're right yeah...
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)18:30 No.10761409
    Yeah in Ardent Gardener Hugs lost his flanker to SAM fire. So the 27's gone and he bought a 30MKI to replace it? So does that mean Judge still has a Mig 29 or what?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)18:32 No.10761444
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    Picture of Providence Island. The command bunker is the white buiulding at the right-side edge of the island. The waterway is a river going right through the city and the docks, including that frigate, are about 3 kilometres farther north.

    @OP: Make sure to ask wether the French or Morrocans know anything more about the numbers and positions of those SAM launchers.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/26/10(Sat)18:32 No.10761446
    Yeah, I think he still has the Fulcrum
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)18:36 No.10761508
    +6° 21' 4.33", -10° 47' 45.96"
    Is that the frigate?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)18:36 No.10761511
    Looking at Goggle Maps: Holy fuck, that's almost directly next to Liberias Ministry of Defence and their National Bank. And if any of these two bridges get hit, you're all but cutting the city in half. The next river-crossing is literally miles farther inland.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)18:36 No.10761523
    So he has the A6 and lost the SU25 in Poseidon Deception. So...

    Baron - F4(2000), F/A-18D
    Hugs - SU-30MKI
    Judge - Mig-29?, A-6E Intruder
    Scotch - Mig-23, Viggen

    That right guys and gals?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)18:37 No.10761530
    Minimal civilian casualties is a given, but will anyone really care much if we knock out the bridge? It's fucking Liberia. And we are officially at WAR with those shitheads now.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)18:37 No.10761532
    Yes, it is.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)18:39 No.10761560
    Not a target yet and the ROE is pretty restrictive at the moment.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)18:39 No.10761564
    We really need a big fucking static map of the city. Can someone make a screenshot-collage of Google Maps so we can draw shit on it?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)18:39 No.10761567
    this. OP, I'd SERIOUSLY consider taking out one of those bridges. It would prove to be a MAJOR blow to enemy infrastructure and logistics.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)18:42 No.10761603
    Not ot rain on your parade: There's a second bridge jsut a few hundred meters to the west.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)18:49 No.10761731
    bah. spoilsport.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)18:55 No.10761840
    Assuming my list is correct and OP's flight doesn't like the idea of sharing aircraft around between them here's how i see them doing it.

    Baron - Either of his aircraft will work in this case since they're both carrier ready and capable of performing Iron Hand missions. Load up on HARMs as well as a pair of AIM9s if possible. Add drop tanks as necessary.

    Hugs - Two ways he can go about this. He can play the air superiority role he always does with maybe a pair of anti radiation missiles as well...or...he can go Iron Hand with a pair of anti shipping missiles possibly. I know he specialized in ACM but the number of targets on this one might necessitate his inclusion in the ground attack element.

    Judge - I know I said no Intruder but of his two aircraft his is the best suited to this mission. A pair of laser guided 2000lb bombs and a pair of harpoons should be good. If the ship's in port and not moving a 2000 pounder down the stack should take care of it. If its moving the harpoons. The other LGB is for the bunker. Judge only comes in once the SAMs radar is down.

    Scotch - If the Viggen will work on the carrier he loads up on HARMs or similar and goes to town. If it doesn't he picks up some sort of carrier aircraft and does the same.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)19:00 No.10761923
    >pick up some sort of

    If not now, it will come in incredibly handy SOME DAY.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)19:22 No.10762310
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    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 06/26/10(Sat)19:42 No.10762659
    Too bad Judge doesn't have a Naval Fulcrum.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)19:42 No.10762664
    Any idea when you'll be running this game OP? How long will we be waiting for an AAR?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)19:49 No.10762814
    It's like somebody decided Pugachev's Cobra wasn't TOTALLY RIDICULOUS enough.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)19:53 No.10762943
    See if you can't get your hands on some AGM-122 Sidearms or something similar. They're lighter than the big HARMs and you can carry more of them. Granted they're not as long ranged or capable but you're gonna be dealing with a lot of radar site most likely.
    >> op again !XQ6W0CNp/o 06/26/10(Sat)20:11 No.10763285
    Not sure when we are playing again, maybe tomorrow.
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    Thrust vectoring is fun ain't it? Planes can do backflips and all kinds a nifty stuff.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)20:16 No.10763409
    I look forward to it!
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)20:44 No.10764005
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    Can't wait. Always fun to see what kind of loadouts you guys choose and what kind of curve balls Steve throws your way.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)20:50 No.10764106
    wtf is going on in this one
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)21:08 No.10764372
    Points the nose straight up, rolls sideways then does a short dive so that it's facing the other direction. The aerial equivalent of hanging a U-turn only it takes up FAR less space. Planes without thrust vectoring would have to bank over a greater distance.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)21:19 No.10764561
    Stick with internal cannon for just-in-case AtA needs on this mission.

    Also, see if you can fly at least one or two planes overland from Morocco, with the intent of landing on the carrier. If you come at Monrovia from two sides at the same time, you'll confuse the hell out of the Liberian defenses.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)21:35 No.10764826

    Long distance strike limits how much ordinance you'll be carrying. But still, not a bad idea.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)21:38 No.10764872
    Remember, they can request tanker support.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)21:38 No.10764887
    To make it more crazy, have the planes off the carrier continue north towards Morocco.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)21:41 No.10764932
    What is the range of SA-6 and SA-2 respectively?
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    SHIT, missed another planning thread!


    The combination of steam catapults and stupidly fast nuclear-powered aircraft carriers makes up for a lot, but the sheer amount of 'splodes a/g ships can sling is even stupider.

    But they're stuck on some fat-assed waddling converted cargo ship with that damn silly ski jump, and I'll bet hard cash Steve has accounted for payload restrictions; AND they're going on a primarily SEAD/Wild Weasel mission. Shit is not cool. Though the carrier launch might allow them to fly fuel light; I doubt it, since the French will want a nice safety zone between them and that frigates ASW missiles.

    On the plus side; they don't *have* to sling lots of heavy bombs for this trip; HARMS are highly effective, comparatively light, and a lot safer- albeit expensive. A few Mk84 with LGB kits for bunkers and hardened targets, and Rockeyes, rocket pods and Mavericks. And they should have a pair of Harpoons between them.

    Still, they're going to be ords-light for their mission role. OP will want his F-4; I don't remember comparative payload capacity off the top of my head; but it takes damage better and has longer legs.
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    >they still use SA-2s

    I'm not laughing about the Gainfuls and the Geckos, though. The SA-6s are pretty capable at low and medium altitudes; so they're going to be a credible threat; even accounting for their age. On the other hand, if they pack up and move, it takes some time to go from "road" mode to "firing" mode.

    The Geckos have the radar unit and missile launcher all in one package; meaning they can fire and move in time to dodge incoming HARMS. (I think.) Which means you have to ferret the little fuckers out with Mavericks, which is no fun at all.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)23:00 No.10766375
    >google HARM to find out what it stands for

    >During the Gulf War, the HARM was involved in a friendly fire incident when the pilot of an F-4G Wild Weasel escorting a B-52 bomber mistook the latter's tail gun radar for an Iraqi AAA site. The pilot launched the missile and then saw that the target was the B-52, which was hit. It survived with shrapnel damage to the tail.
    >The B-52 was subsequently renamed "In HARM’s Way".[5]

    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/26/10(Sat)23:09 No.10766504
    Yeah I lol'd when I read that too.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)23:17 No.10766664
    It seems I missed the brainstorm session while I was at work.

    I'm the anon that suggested the Backfire plan, but, after thinking, I have a better idea.

    After reading the mission briefing, I think a change in tactics is in order. That being, multiple sorties. First off, I think a long range strike on the frigate and C&C bunker is in order with long-range TV guided ASMs, and, if it possible to rig it, Kh-15 ALCMs from the MKI. Then, land, rearm for SEAD, and take off, tank, and go to town.
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/26/10(Sat)23:22 No.10766773
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    I would say that some kind of air threat is a going to be in the area for sure now. Steve can't pass that up.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)23:25 No.10766819
    >>10766664 here

    I think that just makes my plan that much more attractive. Instead of one sortie with mixed gear, op's flight can maximise their anti-AAA and AtA when they actually get into the city, but still blow the fuck out of the bunker and frigate.

    Also, would a TV-guided ASM be able to destroy a bunker if other long range standoff weapons can't be found?
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)23:25 No.10766820
    Steve is a crafty motherfucker, it can't be that simple.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)23:26 No.10766851

    I'm not saying that the SEAD part of the mission would be easy, but without knowing where every battery is, I can't exactly make a detailed plan, now can I?
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 06/26/10(Sat)23:29 No.10766924
    The problem with any radar guided cruise missile is that you will not hit that ship in the port, too many ships, too close together. The missile won't distinguish between them. Which means a visual attack. Which means getting inside the SA-2 engagement envelope, and suffering from AA fire from the ship.

    Now that I think about it, I understand why that ship is a tough shot.

    Now the bunker would be easier, you could GPS program a missile to hit it. If said missile could penetrate is another question.

    As to the carrier, don't underestimate a ski jump. Most people see it as a low tech idea, when in fact it has numerous advantages over a catapult system.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)23:32 No.10766996

    I meant for the ALCMs to engage the bunker. The ship could be hit by TV-guided ASMs, like Sandman did that Danish frigate before.
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/26/10(Sat)23:41 No.10767155

    Is there some kind of GPS guided ASM? I recall later models of the Exocet might be able to be programed with GPS.

    Or could OP's flight force its AA radar on and hit the ship with Anti Radiation Missiles. Killing the radar would go a long way to crippling the ship.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)23:41 No.10767156
    >>10766996 here

    If op were to go with this, the first sortie could be Hugs with 3 Kh-59M2s for the bunker, each being 200km ranged ALCMs with terminal TV guidance, but I'm not too sure on what long-range TV guided munitions would be available to the rest of the flight.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)23:46 No.10767260
    If op is willing to go apeshit and spend 720k a missile, he could try using a SLAM-ER on either target, but I don't know if he'd be able to get one...

    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)23:53 No.10767396
    All the missiles mentioned for use against the bunker so far have no chance of penetrating it.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)23:55 No.10767432
    I think we're focusing way too much on the bunker/ship. Take out the air defenses first. If you fail to do that, it will only get worse the next time you fly in.
    >> planefag 06/26/10(Sat)23:55 No.10767452
    If we're talking about getting a damn visual on that frigate, OP's group may as well just plant an Mk-84 on her nose and be done with it. On the cheap, no less.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)23:56 No.10767461

    The idea is that op takes out the ship/bunker BVR, that way, op doesn't have to carry non-SEAD ordnance when he actually goes to kill the AAA.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)23:56 No.10767463
    Laugh if you want, but the SA-2 is pretty damn scary. It may be old, but it doesn't have to hit you to knock you down, just hit somewhere near your aircraft.

    Flying telephone pole with a solid rocket motor, stuffed to the brim with explosives.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)23:57 No.10767474
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    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)23:57 No.10767486
    Short of a nuke, you aren't taking out a reinforced bunker with a cruise missile.
    >> Anonymous 06/26/10(Sat)23:59 No.10767527

    Not event this? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raduga_Kh-15
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)00:00 No.10767533
    Keep in mind, while we may laugh at the SA-2, you can have radar sites all over the place broadcasting, figuring out which one is controlling the missile is the hard part. And then you have to hope your HARM gets there first. And then you have to have fired within HARM range (which is inside SA-2 range)

    So the only way to get close is to come in low.

    Which means popping up for those SA-6 batteries, as well as the SA-8s.

    The more I think about it, the more this multilayered air defense thing sucks.

    Not to mention old fashioned bullets and ZSUs.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)00:01 No.10767557
    That's why you send in more than one.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)00:01 No.10767562
    Nope. Can't Bunker bust, no penetration power (well, some, but not enough)

    You need these: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GBU-28
    >> planefag 06/27/10(Sun)00:04 No.10767608
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    A 700 lb fragmentation warhead is never anything to laugh off; but the age of the system makes it especially susceptible to ECM, jamming, and the like. And the missile is exceptionally unmaneuverable, though the whole 700 POUND WARHEAD helps with that.

    What really cripples it is that it's a stationary site, giving you a moderate chance of locating them with SATINT or recon flights beforehand.

    HERE'S an idea for OP again: ever consider buying some cheap recon drones? There should be some Vietnam-era crap kicking around you could use; paired with modern communications tech, it wouldn't have to survive to deliver low-level photo-recon; and if it draws out SAM fire, the locations of fixed batteries will be known to you. Or you could send it over shortly before the strike package, to bait out the Guidelines AND the Gainfuls. Get them transmitting and let them have the HARMs.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)00:07 No.10767670
    Hitting a hardened bunker (underground especially) with more than one cruise missile is just wasting more than one cruise missile. You need penetration power, Short of a Grand Slam, or the more advanced Pipe Penetrators, you aren't killing a bunker with any air launched weapon.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)00:11 No.10767735
    The real danger with an SA-2 is that a smart commander will keep the radar off until the aircraft are over head, then pull the camo netting and blast those suckers off. A HARM is actually slower than an SA-2, so chances are the big telephone pole will kill the plane before the plane kills the guidance.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)00:12 No.10767764
    And the SA-2 guidance jamming thing is a holdover from Vietnam, they fixed it in the latest version, and then decided to add a home on jam system into the missile, so if you try to jam it, it just homes in on you with greater accuracy.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 06/27/10(Sun)00:15 No.10767815
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    The most terrifying thing about the SA-2 is that it's still effective 40+ years after it was developed, and that it's progeny, the S-400, is a psychotic wildcat of a missile, with a Mach 12 (not a typo) speed and an engagement envelope of 250 miles.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)00:22 No.10767962
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    >> planefag 06/27/10(Sun)00:37 No.10768274
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    >The most terrifying thing about the SA-2 is that it's still effective 40+ years after it was developed

    Though not so surprising; look at the lifetime of the Sidewinder. A capable airframe paired with the latest, greatest avionics will always be dangerous.

    Of course, I doubt the SA-2s the flight will be facing will be anywhere near "new." Unless you're saying Vietnam-era SA-2 systems are still quite dangerous, in which case I know even less about modern SAM systems then I thought.


    >Mach 12 (not a typo) speed

    Oh yeah, that thing... uh... pic related.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)00:40 No.10768344

    >The real danger with an SA-2 is that a smart commander will keep the radar off until the aircraft are over head, then pull the camo netting and blast those suckers off. A HARM is actually slower than an SA-2, so chances are the big telephone pole will kill the plane before the plane kills the guidance.

    Hell, SA-2 operators INVENTED radar-peek-a-boo. There's still Vietnamese and Russian vets sitting on porches, pipes clamped firmly in their teeth, who will sass you out all day about how THEY invented those techniques and DON'T YOU FERGET IT.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)00:43 No.10768394
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    You don't have to hit the airplane, just get the missile in the general vicinity.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)00:44 No.10768423
    Do we know if OP's group can get sat intel beforehand to try and identify SA-2 sites beforehand? Maybe instead of BVR-ing the bunker, they could use Kh-59s and other ridiculously ranged ordnance to kill at least the easily-spotted stuff...
    >> planefag 06/27/10(Sun)01:16 No.10769112

    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)01:25 No.10769270
    Additionally, as far as I know, Morocco operates no BVR ground attack ordnance, can anyone confirm? Perhaps by using BVR strikes on Sa-2 sites, op's group can map out the rest of the SAM sites before they go in...
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/27/10(Sun)01:30 No.10769362

    Fighter pilots will never, ever admit the need for drones if AFblues is to be believed.
    >> planefag 06/27/10(Sun)01:35 No.10769441

    In that case I say they modify the drone with a jumpseat and offer to let them fly it.

    Goddamn pilots.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/27/10(Sun)01:41 No.10769545
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    Good morning /tg/

    So, still a severe lack of intel, huh?
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)01:51 No.10769700

    t'would seem so. We were discussing ways to remedy that.
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/27/10(Sun)01:57 No.10769817

    A SR-71 would be gold dust right now....
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/27/10(Sun)02:02 No.10769910
    Or a U-2...
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)02:10 No.10770044

    Sa-2s SHOOT DOWN U-2s, remember?
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/27/10(Sun)02:19 No.10770185


    But yeah, get some Predators for recon maybe?
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/27/10(Sun)02:21 No.10770223
    Or one of these, since they're working for the French:
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)02:35 No.10770488
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    bump for planes
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/27/10(Sun)03:06 No.10770936
    Some good ideas folks. I say we deal with the C&C bunker at a later date and just target the frigate and the air defenses. The bunker ain't going no where like the frigate can and its already a secondary target anyway. Leave it for when you can drop a 3000lb bomb down its air shaft without having to worry about SAMs galore.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/27/10(Sun)03:10 No.10771018
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    Jup, I agree
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)03:27 No.10771284
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    wtf I remember this thread topic from months ago

    Its upto 29!?!?!?



    The SA-2, like other SAM sites like it, need a minimum altitude to work though. 500(0)? feet above ground level will render them useless. However, Triple-A is effective then....

    If you have access to French assets, see if you can borrow / get them to fly an E-3 to operate off at standby distance.

    In the meantime, subcontract a ground operation to Sandline or Executive Outcomes to seize an airfield, or build one nearby the engagement zone.

    Also, have subcontracted ground teams try to seize radar sites and SAM sites if possible. Radars more important, but taking control of SAM sites would enable BlackFlag Int to control the airspace. If those are too well defended, take triple-A sites. It will allow you to fly low.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)03:46 No.10771557
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    As for the frigate...Exocets are a necessity. The frigate is probably armed with high tech SAMs, but likely lacks a modern air defense gun. This means that is essential to have a French E-3 to help (I presume you guys use F-4s?) stay in standoff distance, instead of having to illuminate with the radar. Exocets themselves have onboard radar, and if the French are supplying them, they'll be the latest (hopefully). However, Chinese Silkworm missiles will make a good stand in the French are nervous about outfitting BlackFlag with advanced Exocets.

    This being Liberia's best ship, its likely to be the C&C too. Taking it out would render Liberia nearly helpless.

    However, as said earlier, Liberia has very strong US ties. Therefore, don't piss people in Washington off too much. Liberia is American at heart.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)03:50 No.10771642

    You REALLY should read the threads... op's group is probably gonna be flying an F/A-18, Su-30MKI, Viggen, and a Skyraider or a Fulcrum.
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/27/10(Sun)03:57 No.10771753
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    >The frigate is probably armed with high tech SAMs, but likely lacks a modern air defense gun.
    053H (Jianghu-I)
    Displacement - 1,425 tons (empty), 1,702 tons (full load)
    Length - 103.2 m
    Beam - 10.8 m
    Draft - 3.05 m
    Propulsion - 2 shaft, 2 x 12E390VA diesel engines (8,0000 hp each), 4 x SEMT Pielstick 16PA6V280BTC diesel generators, license-built by Shaanxi Diesel Engine Works.
    Speed - 26 knots
    Complement - 190
    RADAR, Sonar, & EW:
    Type 354 Radar (Eye Shield) 2D air/surface search
    Type 352 Radar (Square Tie)
    G/H-band radar for SSM and 100 mm gun targeting
    EH-5 hull-mounted MF sonar
    Jug Pair intercept ECM/EW system
    ZKJ-3 combat data system (with reported speed of 1 Mbit/s) in some units
    Data link: HN-900 (Chinese equivalent of Link 11A/B, to be upgraded)
    Communication: SNTI-240 SATCOM
    6 x SY-1 SSM's in 2 x triple box launchers
    2 x 100 mm gun
    4 x dual 37 mm AA guns
    2 x Type 81 (RBU-1200) 5-tube ASW RL (30 rockets), or 2 x Type 3200 6-tube ASW RL (36 rockets)
    2 x Type 62 5-tube A/S mortar launchers
    2 x Dept Charge (DC) racks & DC projector

    Lucky for Op's flight its not that much of a anti air threat.

    However it will royally rape the refitted bulk carrier they are operating from.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)05:16 No.10772757
    Hit the city with incendiaries. If the entire place is burning, IR-seekers presumably become a bit less useful. Or at the very least, any mobile SAM emplacements have to get up and go to avoid the flames.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/27/10(Sun)05:29 No.10772893
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    Warcrimes & countless civilian casualties?

    I don't think the Moroccans (or the Americans for that matter) would be very happy about that...
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)05:30 No.10772895
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    Hang about. Anti-ship warfare? Staying under radar? Carrier launched? Cheap?


    Plus, they excel at low level work, typical cruising altitudes of 10-20 metres. The AJ 168 Martel should deal with the Frigate. The Sea Eagle might have target discrimination problems, though you could always sneak someone forward on-the-deck to find the Frigate, then program the missile en-route.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/27/10(Sun)05:31 No.10772907
    Plus it's a sexy bird :)
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)05:32 No.10772918
    Plenty of this:
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)05:35 No.10772934
    >>Cruising altitude of 10-20 meters.
    >>10-20 meters.
    >>3-6 floors

    Is it's primary mode of attack giving everyone it flies over ruptured eardrums? Jesus Christ.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)05:41 No.10773001
    "Look, just because we napalmed a suspected enemy position and the resulting fires destroyed half of Monrovia doesn't mean we MEANT to do that! If anything, it's the fault of the Liberians for putting their defenses in amongst the civilians!"
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/27/10(Sun)05:44 No.10773033
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    It's British, therefore it's awesome
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)05:49 No.10773078
    Is this ruleset up on /rs/?
    Does it use miniatures?
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/27/10(Sun)05:59 No.10773161
    Air War C21: Contemporary Air Combat rules


    Air War C21 Data Annex: Contemporary Air Combat Equipment Supplement


    Also check the wiki link and forum for more info
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)06:02 No.10773191
    The Buccaneer's primary method of attack: causing the target to shit themselves voluminously.
    >It's British, therefore it's awesome
    And simultaneously very silly.
    Bananas bananas!
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)06:36 No.10773523
    OP Will have AWACS, they don't need to request an E3.

    I say, definitely load one guy up for the ship, use tanker support to knock the sucker out with whatever Air-launched ASM works best. After that, use rest of the team, including guy who now lacks the weight of that ASM to go SEAD.

    SEADing is terribly dangerous of course.

    Either ignore the bunker or make it a top priority target, because anything you carry on a plane big enough to bust it will be ball-and-chains around your ankles if you try to SEAD.
    >> Nurgle 06/27/10(Sun)06:58 No.10773777
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    Here's a question

    Who are the mercs going to install as President after the mission is accomplished.

    There will be many claimants to the Liberian Presidency...who will BlackFlag work for? Obviously, all the candidates will have money.

    I smell Planes and Mercs XXX
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)07:56 No.10774232

    Sounds like a kinky porn title.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)08:07 No.10774323
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    Is this what they look like?
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)08:14 No.10774383
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    What if Liberian No-Dong launchers are found?
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)09:01 No.10774698
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)11:17 No.10775698
    Libya != Liberia.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)11:46 No.10775973
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/27/10(Sun)12:06 No.10776258
    Wake up to find this thread still in operation. Its gonna be a good day.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)12:15 No.10776407
    Russia traditionally had lower accuracy guidance systems then the US during the cold war. Instead of improve them, they improved the blast radius of their weaponry, which they knew how to do and was cheaper. They did the same things with ICBMs, putting multiple impact vehicles on a single missile, ensuring the target they wanted hit could be hit, thanks to area saturation.

    The SA-2 is huge because it followed the Russian principle of SImplify and Add more Explosives.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/27/10(Sun)16:14 No.10779866
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    Bump against 404

    Okay, time to see what I missed...
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/27/10(Sun)16:21 No.10780005
    Lots of talk about what targets should take priority, what kinds of weapons should be used on what targets, SAMs, and pretty much everything mission related. Some pretty good stuff.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/27/10(Sun)16:51 No.10780488
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    Yeah, I still say take out the ship as you head in and then take out the SAM and AA sites. The bunker is a tertiary target as far as I'm concerned.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)17:19 No.10780901
    bump for awesome
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)17:46 No.10781315
    The Scrubbrush that frigate carries has a range of 150km. I wonder if Black Flag could call in a favour from the French, and nab a SCALP EG/MdCN (might be able to swing the MdCN for a reduced cost as a 'combat trial'), and take out the Frigate from 250km away without adding anything to their aircraft loadout. It won't be cheap, but it frees them up to load out purely for a Wild Weasel mission, with one or two bunker busters for a shot at that C&C bunker. If they can take out both secondary targets, that could pay for the added expense of a SSM.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)18:18 No.10781948
    MMMmm, Vigilante!
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/27/10(Sun)19:26 No.10783145
    Sexy beast indeed. I'm amazed those things even made it off the carrier decks.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)20:54 No.10784805
    Some of them didn't, and had no ejection seats. Not popular with crews.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)23:04 No.10787691
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    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)23:08 No.10787763
    I have to ask why everyone but me seems to think op's flight is only going to be able to make ONE sortie, period...

    Why not use TV-guided ALCMs and ASMs against identified SAMs and the frigate FIRST, land on the carrier, rearm with HARMs, and THEN go into town for the fun part.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)23:10 No.10787802
    Probably because they've been tasked to take out the SAMs first, and are being paid to do that.

    And landing, re-arming will take so much time you lose the initiative.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)23:12 No.10787854
    I don't see what initiative there is to lose, considering that the Moroccan's are assaulting a city, with fixed defenses, and op's flight will lose, at most, IMO, 12-14 hours with a BVR first strike, followed by regular SEAD.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)23:19 No.10787979
    Without the SEAD the BVR cruise strike mission is likely to fail.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)23:22 No.10788054

    Oh? I was unaware of an of the SAM/AAA currently listed as known enemy materiel possessed the ability to shoot down missiles. If they do, that is indeed a problem.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)23:24 No.10788093
    Missiles coming in over a flat surface like the Ocean, yeah, most air defense platforms can take them on, especially an SA-2, which as has been mentioned, doesn't need to be super close, just in the general area.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)23:26 No.10788134

    What if they were directed overland for the final part of the flight?
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)23:31 No.10788225
    Too demanding for TV guided, you'd have to bring em in higher, and on a roundabout course, you'd limit your launch platform range and still expose the missiles.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)23:33 No.10788274

    Of course, this is assuming that the Air Defense units around Monrovia can actually identify and shoot down missiles in flight, but, according to the intel op has, they just might be able to.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)23:34 No.10788291
    They're probably blowing seagulls out of the air, hell, anything that flies is at risk.
    >> Anonymous 06/27/10(Sun)23:37 No.10788343

    You know, I have to wonder, do you think specops teams are already in/around Monrovia? If they are, perhaps laser guidance isn't out of the question...
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/28/10(Mon)00:04 No.10788898
    If there are they're probably more worried about getting the prince back than helping OPs flight
    >> Anonymous 06/28/10(Mon)00:10 No.10789036

    The two are not mutually exclusive. Assuming op's flight is simply there because the Moroccan Air Force either lacks the capacity/training to do SEAD missione, they need him to clear the capital's air defenses so they can provide CAS and airborne support. Unless the Moroccans KNOW op's flight was the one who helped the Liberians in the first place, and is ordering them to their deaths.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/28/10(Mon)00:34 No.10789589
    I suppose its worth asking about but I wouldn't count on help from specops on this one.

    Hit the frigate first thing from BVR and come roaring in over its burning hulk to take on the SAM defenses. It'd look good and probably scare the shit outta people but I don't wanna think about how many missiles they'd have to face down after something like that.

    Bring plenty of ECM and Chaf along with those HARMS. You're gonna need it.
    >> Anonymous 06/28/10(Mon)00:38 No.10789669

    Knowing Steve, probably on the order of 20+ launch systems and radar sites. I still think a massed long-range BVR strike is a good opener, if only to see HOW good the missile crews are.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/28/10(Mon)00:42 No.10789760
    I can just see the money pouring out of their wallets for this one.
    >> Anonymous 06/28/10(Mon)01:06 No.10790271
    The Smart ones won't light them up until wave 2.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/28/10(Mon)04:43 No.10793149
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    Yeah, this is definitely gonna be a tricky mission.
    I wonder how OP's flight will deal with it...

    Ow well, with a little luck we'll find out soon enough
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/28/10(Mon)05:31 No.10793780
    Echoing this.

    Also I'm dying to know what plane OP is after with his bucket of money.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/28/10(Mon)05:42 No.10793949
    >>Also I'm dying to know what plane OP is after with his bucket of money.

    Same here.
    First guess is still the Super Bug, but maybe he's got enough for a(nother) 4.5th gen fighter?

    Rafale perhaps? Or Typhoon?
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/28/10(Mon)05:49 No.10794039
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    Gripen NG/IN?

    Would be different. Also awesome. If I was a playing a PC in a planes and merc campaign a MiG-35 or JAS-39NG would be my must have planes seeing as a F-22 would be way to far out of even the most successful mercs reach.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/28/10(Mon)06:20 No.10794414
    Agreed on the Raptor.

    But isn't the NG still in development? As in, there's only a working demo plane at the moment.

    Guess it depens on how far in the future OP's campaign is...
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/28/10(Mon)06:34 No.10794581
    I've always guessed 2014ish
    >> Anonymous 06/28/10(Mon)06:35 No.10794583
    d djad f ajyt ymqiqog bbrw gwf rsfdemo
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/28/10(Mon)07:31 No.10795110
    Ow great, Kimmo's spambot found the thread -.-
    >> Anonymous 06/28/10(Mon)07:35 No.10795131
    In memory of all our lost merc bros.

    >> Anonymous 06/28/10(Mon)07:52 No.10795262
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    (Yes, I know that's PAV-1, there aren't as many decent photos of PAV-2)
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/28/10(Mon)07:58 No.10795328
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    Mmh, a not combat-capable prototype, no matter how sexy, is not something I'd like to fly on the kind of missions OP's group perform ;)
    >> Anonymous 06/28/10(Mon)08:16 No.10795537
    bamp for epic
    >> Anonymous 06/28/10(Mon)09:12 No.10796171
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    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/28/10(Mon)09:50 No.10796682
    Actually considered suggesting an F117 for OP since they're decent at precision strike raids, are retired, etc...but they're expensive cobbled together junk piles.
    >> F-22 fag !nUpIOg2/OM 06/28/10(Mon)10:03 No.10796873
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    He would be better off spending the money on something newer. The Growler would be a better choice than the F-117. (and it pains me to say that. i hate super bugs)
    >> Anonymous 06/28/10(Mon)10:16 No.10797069
    Not to mention the severe lack of payload.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/28/10(Mon)10:17 No.10797079
    Goddamn browser -,-
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/28/10(Mon)10:19 No.10797116
    Eh...I would have considered it after i'd gotten my primary aircraft to the point I wanted it at. Its the only stealth aircraft OP's likely to be able to get his hands on plus its retired making it even easier. Pick one up for precision strike missions that can be done at night and use it for nothing but those missions.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/28/10(Mon)10:30 No.10797235
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    When you put it like that, it might be worth it, even if it'll be ridiculously expensive.
    But probably still damn hard to get your hands on and expensive to keep it running.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/28/10(Mon)10:34 No.10797300
    Yes certainly a spendy bird. Wiki has their base price listed as 42 million. Considering upgrades and then age, retirement, airframe stress, bribes it should still be just about that much.

    They were also problematic to take care of but not impossible for a merc group. I'd probably double or triple the normal maintenance cost of a standard aircraft. Of course considering my typical choices of aircraft I probably would have the money required to buy and maintain one for those occasional missions I could use it for.
    >> Anonymous 06/28/10(Mon)10:42 No.10797424
    The F-117 can be defeated by an SA-6 battery.
    >> Anonymous 06/28/10(Mon)10:43 No.10797437
    You'd also have to spend shit-tons on intelligence for each mission you wished to fly it. Stealthy, but fly too close to a radar site and they'll still pick you up.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/28/10(Mon)10:46 No.10797479
    No shit sherlock...we've all read about that one. Doesn't mean every SA2 battery commander is gonna be expecting a Nighthawk...especially way the fuck out in Africa.

    True enough but it just might be worth it for some missions. Still the cost could be very prohibitive.
    >> Anonymous 06/28/10(Mon)10:57 No.10797630
    Yeah. If the battery commander is a fucking artist and the F-117 is doing something as spectacularily stupid as using the same flightpath several times in a row.
    >> Fligh/tg/uy !!siXysSo3rpU 06/28/10(Mon)11:31 No.10798096
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    Yeah, that was a real shame
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 06/28/10(Mon)11:50 No.10798367
    US commanders got complacent and that battery commander was amazing with what he had.

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