Birddog's Double Dragon

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Birddog's Double Dragon

Post by Birddog » Tue May 03, 2022 2:17 pm

Time: Day 1 07:00 z (16:00 LT)
Weather: Weather is Fair with scattered clouds and is expected to remain the same throughout the day.
Overview: China has invaded the DPRK. North Korea has requested assistance from South Korea and their allies.

Mission 1 will be an OCA Strike on Kwail Airbase, Home to 3 x J-11 Squadrons and 1 x J-7 Squadrons

Mudhen 6 - 2 x F-16CM-50 - OCA Strike on Kwail Airbase
Bulldog 6 - 4 x F-16CM-50 - Escort
Spade 5 - 4 x F-16CM-50 - Escort
Raven 1 - 1 x EA-18G EWS/ESJ

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Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Post by Birddog » Mon May 23, 2022 1:59 pm

Mission 2
Debrief

The 222nd was tasked with sanitizing the Songyon area of any and all Surface to air threats.

Hobby 8 was a four ship Air interdictions with the primary task of destroying the 11th Air Defense battalion(SA17's) and the 56th SAG Task Force(2 x O53H3 Frigates) in port at Pupo-Ri Naval base.

Hobby 8-1 and 8-2 were loaded with AGM 154's to work the SAM's and Hobby 8-3 and 8-4 were loaded with AGM 65g's to deal with the ships.

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The flight went without any hitches and all targets were neutralized.

Campaign files have been uploaded to the Teamspeak flight briefing room for anyone who would like to frag the next mission.

Possible next Missions -
1.There is a Chinese Carrier and task force in the highlighted gulf. Position is unknown.
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2. Dead mission to destroy AAA batallions in the Songyon area.
3. AI mission to neutralize Mech batallions in north of Unho-Ri.

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Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Post by Zeus » Tue May 24, 2022 1:12 am

Assuming we are trying to win the campaign, keep the following in mind...

DPRK wins independently only if DPRK forces own P’yongyang, Wonsan, Koksan, Changyon, Chongjin and Tan-tung
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Combined NATO and DPRK forces win if P’yongyang, Wonsan, Koksan and Changyon are captured in less than 10 campaign days and PRC strength is less than 1/10th that of Allies forces. If we want a unified Korea to be formed, we need to get ground troops to these locations.
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Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Post by Zeus » Wed May 25, 2022 10:05 pm

Birddog hosted a nice little practice flight last night, in prep for a campaign mission to strike the carrier. It was just 3 of us taking on the carrier task force including a squadron of enemy aircraft based on the carrier. We used the KF-16C-52s carrying 2 HARMs each to test out some tactics from low mid and high altitude.

The low-level approach didn't work all that well since we were unable to get a radar picture of the carrier group from that altitude. Mid and high altitudes seem to work the best for gaining a picture. Once a mark point was passed, everyone was able to agree on a target and we launched all 6 of our "long rifles" at the same target; unfortunately, we picked the wrong one.

The mission demonstrated how team work is once again going to be at the heart of most missions. to successfully attack a carrier it may take several strike flights targeting different contacts that may have been handed off via mark points. Even then. BMS is going to present a seemingly never ending dynamic environment where nothing is ever the same and the only constant is an enemy that's always improving its tactics as well.

Nice line up with a freshly painted Gambler tail to try out.
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New paint job looking very nice
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Weapons homing in on target...just not the carrier :(
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Tucked in on the way home
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STAC and Birddog looking good
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Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Post by Zeus » Fri May 27, 2022 12:09 am

Double Dragon: Mission 3
Time:10:00Z (19:00LT)
Weather:Weather is sunny with good visibility and is expected to remain that way over the target and Kunsan.

Briefing:
In order for us to reunite Korea, it is imperative that we retake Koksan which is currently under PRC control. The Chinese are attempting to fortify their hold on Koksan by bringing in T-80 tank battalions. Our goal is to disrupt that process.

Area of Operation:
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Threats:
J-11 and J-15 aircraft are located to the west and northwest; a dedicated TARCAP flight has been fragged to hold off any aggressors while the air interdiction flight does its thing.

Before that can happen however, the SA-4 site to the NW of the highway must be taken out. there is also an SA-6 located just south of the kill box. This can be avoided but ideally should be neutralized as well.

Other potential threats include SA-8s, SA-19s and SA-14s in and around the kill box. Fly high and fast and avoid lingering over the target area to avoid these threats.

OOB
- 222nd operating from Gunsan (F-16CM-50)
- 80th operating out of Gunsan (F-16CM-40)

Mission Package Info
Plasma5 - 4 x F-16CM-50s tasked with destroying enemy battalions in the Kill Box.
Falcon6 - 4 x F-16CM-50s tasked with TARCAP (protect the AI flight).
Spade6 - 2 x F-16CM-40s tasked with destroying SA-4 battalion and optionally the SA-6 battalion.

SPINS
- INI file to be provided at briefing time

Support:
AWACS: Chalice5
Tanker: Texaco4
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Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Post by Zeus » Sat May 28, 2022 12:43 am

Rescheduled for June 3rd
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Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Post by Buttons » Sat Jun 04, 2022 12:34 pm

Plasma-5 Recap: Birddog/Buttons
Blk 50's out of Kunsan tasked with AI east of Kokson. Load-out was 4xGBU54's, 4xGBU-12, FLIR/HTS,300gal tank

Flight out was pre-planned to hit the tanker while Falcon 6 established control of the airspace. Catching Texico-7 in the turn the form-up was pretty easy and the tanking went quickly and efficiently.
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After tanking we got up to the AO to find Falcon 6-3, our DEAD man, had cleaned up the SA6, and a bunch of 15's and 8's from there we were able to find a couple of groups, pass some mark-points back and forth and deconflict on targets well as befitting our two ship formation. We had in and out calls including the headings for better SA, I only had to look at the HSD a couple times to know where Birddog was so I think that part went very well for a two ship.

Fuel management was pretty good too, we didn't come home with a ton of fuel neither were we below 1000 pounds we had a nice sweetspot.

There are still known AD threats in the area. The southern edge of the kill box had reported AAA, and somewhere from the middle down to the south edge there was at least one SA8's with RADAR, possibly more. Up North RWR detected a couple of SA19's so follow up missions should be aware.

In summary we had a good plan, and we executed it well. It went so well the only debrief item was "I was late snoozing the radar on the refuel" and when your that deep into the nits, you know the pickings are slim.
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Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Post by Birddog » Mon Jun 06, 2022 1:54 pm

MISSION 4

DEAD STRIKE

An SA-10 Battalion has become active near Unho-Ri and threatens further Bluefor operations in the area as well as an SA-11 battalion near Taetan. Intel reports multiple armor battalions in the Sinchon intersection area moving west to engage DPRK forces that are poised to take Changyon(campaign objective). In order for AI flights to be effective all advance SAM threats in the area need to be neutralized.

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Threats:
J-11 out of Samjiyon-up(north of AOE) and J-15's from the carrier(west of the AOE) A dedicated TARCAP flight has been Fragged to protect the strikers. Before the SAM's at Taetan can be engaged the SA-10 must be neutralized.

Other threats include SA-8, SA-11, SA-13, SA-14, SA-17 and SA-19's in the area. Stay high and fast when in the area of 8's, 13's, SA-14's and 19's and stay out of the engagement area of SA-11's and 17's. Also possible AAA in the area as well.

OOB
222nd operating out of Gunsan

Mission Package Info
Mudhen 3 - 4 x F-16CM 50 DEAD - Stike the 92nd Air Defense battalion(SA-10) near Unho-Ri
Warhawk 4 - 4 x F-16CM 50 DEAD - Strike all air defense battalions(SA-11 and SA-17) at Taetan Airbase
Cajun 4 - 4 x F-16CM 50 TARCAP - Protect the DEAD strikes from enemy aircraft.

SPINS
- INI file to be provided at briefing time

Support
AWACS: Chalice 5
Tanker: Texaco 7

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Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Post by Zeus » Thu Jun 09, 2022 2:12 am

If the SA-10 is indeed operational, we are going to need at least 2 pilots tasked with taking that out and they will need to do simultaneous launches of at least 4 HARMS from different directions in an attempt to overwhelm that battalion.
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Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Post by Birddog » Thu Jun 09, 2022 1:00 pm

Agreed. If sign ups remain the same we will need to move pilots in to the Dead flight to attack the SA10. I would prefer at least 3 pilots.

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Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Post by Birddog » Sun Jun 12, 2022 6:45 pm

Double Dragon Mission 5

DEAD STRIKE/AIR INTERDICTION

Time:13:58z(22:58 LT)
Weather: Clear Visibility is 72km


Briefing
The 222nd has successfully neutralized the FCR for the 92nd Air Defense Battalion(SA-10). The Squadron is now tasked with the continued sanitation of PRC Surface to Air Threats and Armored units on the western peninsula of Korea.

Area of Operation
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Threats
J-11 and J-15 aircraft are located to the west and northwest; an ESCORT flight has been fragged to hold off any aggressors while the DEAD and air interdiction flights complete their mission

Other potential threats include SA-8's, SA-9's, SA-11's and SA-17's

OOB
- 222nd out of Gunsan

Mission Package Info
Panther 7- 4 x F-16CM-50s tasked with the destruction of the 19th Air Defense Batallion(SA-17's @ ppt60) and any other SAM Targets of Opportunity.
Warhawk 5- 4 x F-16CM-50s Tasked with destroying enemy armor in Kill Box Alpha.
Viper 7- 4 x F-16CM-50s Tasked with Escort to protect AI and DEAD flight.

SPINS
-INI file to be provided at time of briefing

Support:
AWACS: Sentry 3
Tanker: Texaco 4

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Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Post by Derk » Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:57 am

Double Dragon 6 - Debriefing

Panther 7 - 3-ship Air Interdiction (Derk, Blade, Buttons)

Panther 7 was on their 'A' game tonight for the DD7 mission wracking up 32 KIA on ground unit, and three AA KIA from Buttons. Our flight was tasked with AI on the east side of the western kill box. Loaded with 6 Mavericks and 4 GBU each, we left a column of smoke in our wake. Our flight did a split element air refuel which worked out well to keep the target area uncongested from strike flights and no one waiting on the tanker long. Panther 7 wingmen were up on their SOP calls, and quick on any tasking I directed, even reading ahead and covering things before I called. On our first ground run #2 and I we're jumped by pop-up Su-27's from the north, bring our runs to a quick halt. Fortunately Jaguar flight and our #3 was coming in from the tanker and called our 6 clear as friendly forces dealt with the hostiles. Just as we finished our strike runs we got jumped again at close range from J-5's which #3 cleared out quickly.

The sun rise was amazing as we took off in the dark and landed at 0630 local. Really nice flight with solid support from the Wingman and Jaguar 1 flight helping with the AI and air threats. The next plan is to his the PRC carrier group while it's still early morning and they may be off guard since there wasn't many hostiles coming in from that direction. Hope for maximum support on this mission Sunday afternoon since the more the marrier as far as Harpoon shots go.Double Dragon 7

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Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Post by Derk » Sat Jun 25, 2022 5:08 am

Double Dragon: Mission 7

Time:22:00Z (07:00LT)
Weather: Weather is Sunny

Briefing:
With a small break in J-15 and Su-30 flights, now seems to be a good time for a TASMO strike on the PRC carrier group. Still armed with 50 nm range SA-10 type SAM, we'll make our strike with AGM-84 Harpoons in two waves from two flights. If we are limited on pilots we'll go with what we have, but more flights can be added to the package if pilots are available since it would be really nice to have an Escort along.

Route is under 200 nm since we're fragged out of Osan so no AAR is needed. But with only the two smaller wing bags we'll not linger long if air-to-air threats are around.

Area of Operation:
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Threats:
Possible J-15 and Su-30 aircraft from the carrier. Remote chance of Su-27 from PRC mainland.

OOB
111th at Osan

Mission Package Info
Mustang 1 (F-16C-52 ROKAF) - 4x AIM-120; 2x AGM-84; 2x Tank 370 gal
Hammer 3 (F-16C-52 ROKAF) - 4x AIM-120; 2x AGM-84; 2x Tank 370 gal


SPINS
- INI file is in the Wing Flight Briefing Room

Support:
AWACS: Chalice 1

Notes:
Additional flights can be fragged on demand
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Post by Birddog » Mon Jul 18, 2022 10:06 pm

Double Dragon Mission 10

Time:01:55z (10:55 LT)
Weather: Clear and Sunny

Briefing:
With the successful strike on the PRC Carrier the 222nd has been tasked with cutting off support assets for the mechanized units in kill box alpha. Our main targets will be Kwail Airbase and the two Naval bases to the north of Kwail(Chodo-ri and Pipa-Got).There are also 12 F-15k's tasked with an Air Interdiction in the kill box.

Area of Operation:

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Threats
J11's,J8's and J20's out of Northern Airbases as well as SA-15,SA-9 and SA10 threats to the north.

OOB:
222nd out of Kunsan

Mission Package Info
Beast 6 - (F-16CM -50) - 4x AIM-120; 2x GBU-31;2x Tank 370 gal
Weasel 7 - (F-16CM -50) - 4x AIM-120; 2x GBU-31;2x Tank 370 gal
Satan 1 - (F-16CM -50) - 6x AIM-120; 2x GBU-31;2x Tank 370 gal

SPINS
-INI File to be provided in the briefing room

Notes:
Additional flights can be fragged on demand.

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Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Post by Buttons » Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:26 pm

Double Dragon Mission 11: Debrief

Panther-5 Recap: Birddog/Buttons/Tech/Zeus
Blk 50's out of Kunsan tasked with DEAD near Pongsan. Load-out was mixed with 1-3 carying 2xAGM-88's and 4 bringing the long range punch with 8x GBU-39s, all ships had 4xAIM-120B, FLIR/HTS,2x 360gal tank, and a AN/ALQ 184.

Flight out was planned to enter the AO from the south-east with plenty of computer controlled CAP flights ahead .At the push point element 1 and 2 split apart to provide an arc of HARM shots into the SA10 ring. No4 with the SDB's stayed with element 2 but was tasked with targeting pre-planned SA10 launchers. The two elements separated by approximately 40nm.

The HARM launches were well coordinated and all the missile came off within about 40-50s of the first launch. At that point things happened pretty quickly.

The first thing that happened was that 1, 2, and 3 all executed left hand turns after launch effectively freezing the 40nm displacement between the two elements. 4 was already headed northbound for the SDB drop on the SA-10 launchers, and crucially a pair of Mig-23's scrambled out of Mirim which unfortunately was the midpoint between the two flights.

Element one picked the airplanes up pretty quickly but there was some confusion as Sentry declared them as both HOSTILE and as Mig-23s. Earlier in the campaign Intel confirmed that only the DPRK had Mig-23's so there was confusion as to whether the aircraft were hostile or not. The engagement geometry didn't favor engaging either as it was a straight line shot between launching aircraft, targeting aircraft, and on the far side #4 who was in the middle of an attack run.

Just like in Starwars when fighters jump heads down bomber guys, the results are somewhat easy to predict. To No4's credit they got 4xSDB's off before dumping CM's and going evasive but at 2.5nm there is no good answers to a Fox-1 shot from your blind side.

We lost #4, and element 1 engaged with Fox-3's but the Mig-23 is a fast one, and it was a stern shot. Mr. Mig got out of range if only by the skin of thier teeth and rendezvoused with a pair of J11's charging in from the north to contest the airspace . It didn't matter because a vengeful #3 moving up from the south splashed the -23 and the trail J-11. A DPRK SA2's lit up the lead J11, completing the grand slam on the J11's

The same time as the SA2 completed the grandslam, another engagement was started another forward quarter engagement with element 1 clearing the tail of #3 from the SE against a pair of J11's moving in from the North. A complicating factor was that a lone Eagle was also in the engagement space compressing the launch space, #1 got an 11nm AIM120B shot off and hit the trail contact but the crank direction spit him out nose cold at 7nm in front of the leader J11 at about 270kts. The end came quickly for #1. #2 engaged the J11 leader once #1 was hit from the same bearing, range was 8nm, and just like #1 the crank was to the wrong direction. The only thing that kept #2 from being a repeat of #1 was the J11 was out of missiles at that point.

#2 and #3 returned to Kunsan for a uneventful landing.

The great thing about BMS is it teaches you lessons all the time, and there are a number of important lessons to learn from this flight and our debrief covered some of them. Most came from re-watching the TacView after the flight.

• The first was a challenge to complacency with regards to security the airspace of the AO. We never even considered Mirim a threat and we thought the AI could provide an effective BARCAP north of our strike area. Neither of those turned out to be true. J11's rolled down from the North through the BARCAP, and Mig-23's popped up from Mirim.

• We did not respect MAR. #3 had the most successful engagement from our flight but even he took the initial shot at below the 15nm range. It should be noted this was our longest range engagement of the day, we could probably improve that a bit.

• Crank direction matters more at close range. #1 and #2 choose the direction of the crank poorly, at 20nm it may not matter, but when you combine it not respecting MAR, and 11nm shots the last thing you want to do is flash your exhaust at a Mig at sub 10nm ranges. I'll just say we were lucky we only lost one bird to this one.

I'll end with this, this may sound pretty dour but it's not really intended to be that way, there is no perfect flight and things can be learned all the time. This was also a pretty complicated set of engagements with friendlies needing support, and unclear lines of fire which is why TacView is so helpful. I think the file is still in the Teamspeak Briefing room and I'd encourage those interested to take a look at it. Remember it's a unblinking 20/20 view of what happened, our view was not so clear at the time.
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Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Post by Birddog » Mon Aug 01, 2022 2:52 pm

DOUBLE DRAGON 12 DEBRIEF

Banshee 6 Recap: Birddog/Tech/Derk

Blk50' out of Kunsan tasked with OCA Strike of Mirim(home to 12 PRC Mig 23's) and a secondary target of Pukchang-up(home to 16 PRC Mig 23's). Loadout was 8 x GBU 39's,4 x AIM 120b, 2 x 360 gal tanks, TGP, HTS and AN/ALQ 184.

Our flight out was panned to enter OA from the south behind our escort of Cyborg 7. Once we reached approximately 50 miles from the target Cyborg started to report enemy aircraft launching from the target area. Banshee 6-3 quickly stripped for spacing as we set up to support. We proceeded to make a few circuits until Cyborg 7-1 asked us to get our bombs off ASAP. Banshee 6-3 was already pointed at the target area and was cleared in as 1 and 2 quickly hooked back to the north to get bombs off. By this time Cyborg 7-1 had gotten bounced by Mig-23's that launched right underneath him. He put up a good fight but unfortunately got shot down. Banshee was able to get 12 SDB's off on Mirim and put the base down for the near future. It was at this time we started to see more aircraft coming down from the north and Banshee 6-3 was getting bounced as well so MC made the miller time call to get the remaining aircraft out of there. On the return Banshee 6-3 was starting to get spiked by another MIG and 1 and 2 made a quick hook turn to delouse. AI blue forces had already engaged the enemy aircraft so the entire flight resumed the RTB.

LESSONS LEARNED
  • It takes more than 4 SDB's to destroy a runway section
  • The Escort flight should have been briefed by MC to keep their cap point
  • Separation of elements at the first report of Enemy launches is key
  • In order to effectively sanitize the PRC forces around P'Yongyang the other bases north need to be neutralized
DD 13 is fragged in the ATO and a briefing post will be made.

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Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Post by Birddog » Mon Aug 01, 2022 3:24 pm

DOUBLE DRAGON 13

Time: 07:49z(16:28LT)
Weather: Clear and Sunny

OCA Strike: Kaechon and Pukchang-up

Briefing:
Now that Mirim is neutralized for the near future it is time to make the next step towards air superiority by taking out two more airbases just north of P'Yongyang. The route in is just under 200 nm so a tanker(Texaco 1) has been fragged on our route in to top off our tanks. A 4 ship escort is in our package and at least a two ship will be required to accomplish this mission.
Note:Kaechon does recon as 0% operational but all of the runway sections are showing repaired and no damage. The runway need to be destroyed to further disable 13x J-11's and 13x J-7's


Area of Operation:
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Threats:
Possible J-11's out of Kaechon, Mig-23's out of Pukchang-up and low level SAMs imbedded in armor units in the area.

OOB
155th out of Sokcho

Mission Package Info
Plasma 2 (2xKF-16C-52) - 4x AIM 120b; 2x GBU 31/b; 2x Tank 370 gal
Jaguar 5 (2xKF-16C-52) - 4x AIM 120b; 2x GBU 31/b; 2x Tank 370 gal
Bulldog 6 (4xKF-16C-52) - 6x AIM 120b; 2x Tank 370 gal
Jaguar 4 (4xKF-16C-52) - 4x AIM 120b;2x AGM 88 2x Tank 370 gal

SPINS
- INI File is in the wing briefing room

Support:
AWACS: Sentry 1
Tanker: Texaco 1

Notes:
Additional flights can be fragged on demand
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Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Post by Birddog » Thu Aug 04, 2022 10:25 pm

See above

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Post by Birddog » Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:05 pm

Double Dragon 13 Debrief

OCA Strike

NATO and DPRK forces are now one step closer to declaring Air Superiority after the successful strikes of Kaechon and Pukchang'up airbases.

Plasma 2 2x KF-16 BLK 52 - OCA Strike Pukchang'up -
Our plan was one pass with GBU 31/b and take out three sections of the runway. With the superior support from Bulldog 6(the escort flight) we were a complete success! Even though the Mig 23's scrambled right underneath us we were able to get the bombs off and return home safe even though they chased us pretty hard.

Jaguar 5 2x KF-16 BLK 52 - OCA Strike Kaechon-
Very similar plan to Plasma with the GBU 31's. Once again the superior pilots prevailed and we will not be seeing any launches out of Kaechon any time soon. As soon as Jaguar 5 declared dakota they assumed a perfect CAP position and were able to delouse the egressing Plasma Flight.

Bulldog 6 4x KF-16 BLK 52 - Escort
A very efficient plan was put into place and the leadership from Bulldog 6-1 and 6-3 proved too much for any PRC pilots to handle. A successful sanitation of the target area lead to a complete success across the board.

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Package all lined up at the ramp of Sokcho

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As you can see, Plasma we got the GBU's off right as the Mig 23's are taking the active

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Plasma 2-2(Tech) Tucked in for the overhead break


NOW IT IS TIME TO MOVE SOME MUD

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Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Post by Birddog » Sat Aug 06, 2022 3:53 pm

DOUBLE DRAGON 14

TIME:09:17z(18:17LT)
WEATHER:Clear and Sunny

Air interdiction in Kill Box Bravo

Briefing:
Now that NATO forces and DPRK have eliminate most Air threats from PRC HQ has tasked the 36th and the 222nd to interdict all ground threats to our high value assets. All flights will be asked to target any armored units as well as surface to air threats in the area. A 4 ship escort flight has been fragged to clear the way and set up a cap for any enemy aircraft trying to bounce the strike force from the north.

Area of Operation:
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Threats:
SA-6, SA-8's, SA-13's and a few SA-19's including any PRC aircraft coming out of Shenyang or Luihe(mostly J-7's and J-8's)

OOB:
222nd out of Gunsan
36th out of Osan

Mission Package Info:
Spade 7(4x F-16CM-40) - 4x AIM 120b; 4x GBU-54x GBU-12; 1x Tank 300 gal
Mudhen 5(4x F-16CM-40) - 4x AIM 120b; 4x GBU-54; 4x GBU-12; 1x Tank 300 gal
Weasel 5(4x F-16CM-50) - 4x AIM 120b; 4x AGM-154; 2x Tank 370 gal
Jaguar 3(4x F-16CM-50) - 6x AIM 120b; 2x Tank 370 gal

SPINS:
- INI file will be provided in the briefing room

Support:
AWACS: Dragnet 2
Tanker: Copper 5

Notes:
Stores can be changed at request of flight leads.

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Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Post by Birddog » Sat Aug 13, 2022 3:29 pm

DOUBLE DRAGON 14 DEBRIEF

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

Spade 7 - 2 x F-16CM-40 4xGBU 54 4xGBU12 4xAIM-120B
Air Interdiction - Southeast Corner of Killbox Bravo
Over 20 armored units destroyed including the SA-8s and SA-19s in the area.
After ingress and tryning to get cleared on to the tanker(Copper 5) without success we made it into the killbox with just above joker fuel. We were able to get two bombs off taking out 3 SA-8's and 2 SA-19s thanks to good communication and great support from Jaguar 3(our Escort). We then made our way to Hwangju for a hotpit Refuel. While fueling up we git great communication from Mudhen 5 and Jaguar 3 that there were some SU-27s in the area and we would be best suited to stay on the ground until the air was clear. Once Jaguar 3 cleared the air we were able to take off and complete our interdiction of the remaining armored units in the kill box.

Mudhen 5 - 2 x F-16CM-40 4xGBU 54 4xGBU12 4xAIM-120B
Air Interdiction - Northwest Corner of Killbox Bravo
Over 20 armored units destroyed including the SA-6 FCR, a few Migs and some Choppers
(GLORY HOUNDS)
Over all great work by Mudhen 5. Cleared out quite a few armored units and helped Jaguar 3 Cap the area while Spade 7 got their last few bombs off. Amazing Communication between the flights. Throw another Air Medal on the pile.

Jaguar 3 - 1xF-16CM-50 6x AIM-120B
Escort Mudhen and Jaguar Flights
Mission Success - All flights returned safe and sound. Jaguar had a great handle on the situation and was able to get all the flights in and out of the area safely and in to the base for the refueling, Even though he was onfume when we RTB'd into Osan he was able toe earn a drink at the O-Club from Spade 7-2.

What did we learn?
Even though we are pretty close to air superiority in the theater Escort flights are still a must for all flights.

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Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Post by Birddog » Mon Aug 15, 2022 3:04 pm

DOUBLE DRAGON 15

TIME:11:45z(20:45LT)
WEATHER:Clear

Briefing:
NATO and DPRK forces are poised for a major offensive into the PRC strongholds at Koksan, P'yongyang and Changyon. In order for there to be a unified Korea the PRC forces need to be eliminated from the Korean Peninsula. The 222nd has been tasked with the Air Interdiction of all PRC forces in Killbox Bravo(P'Yongyang) HQ has tasked BARCAPS north of the AO creating a wall to protect any CAS operations in the areas. Areas will be protected until 14:30z. Preplan CAS flights have been tasked on all known PRC batallions in the areas outside of the Killbox.

Area of Operation:
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Threats:
Low level threats within the battalions(SA-13,SA-8,ZSU-24,SA-19) and possible J-7's,J8's, SU-27's and J-11's from the north.

OOB:
222nd out of Gunsan

Mission Package Info:
Plasma 3 (4x F-16CM-50) 4xGBU-54 4xGBU-12 4xAIM120B 2x370 gal Tanks TGP HTS
Jackal 7 (4x F-16CM-50) 4xGBU-54 4xGBU-12 4xAIM120B 2x370 gal Tanks TGP HTS

SPINS:
- INI will be provided in the briefing room

Support:
AWACS: Dragnet 2
Tanker: Texaco 5

Notes:
Stores can be changed at the request of flight leads

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Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Post by Derk » Sat Aug 20, 2022 1:21 am

DOUBLE DRAGON 16

TIME:14:00z(23:00LT)
WEATHER:Clear

Briefing:
The 222nd is tasked with continued efforts to strike hostile ground troops north and north west of Pyongang in support of advancing blue forces. Air picture is under control with only a few annoyances to deal with, but the ground picture is target rich.

Area of Operation:
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Threats:
Low level threats within the battalions(SA-13,SA-8,ZSU-24,SA-19) and possible J-7's,J8's, SU-27's and J-11's from the north.

OOB:
222nd out of Gunsan

Mission Package Info:
Beast 1 and Mustang 7 flight loadouts:
4x GBU-12 4x GBU-54 1x Tank HTS TGP 2x AIM-120 2x AIM-9X

SPINS:
- INI will be provided in the briefing room

Support:
AWACS: Dragnet 4
Tanker: Copper 5
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Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Post by Birddog » Mon Aug 29, 2022 4:11 pm

DOUBLE DRAGON 18

TIME:19:42z(4:42LT)
WEATHER:Clear

Briefing:
With PRC forces starting to be pushed back North, and in an effort to conserve fuel resources, the South Korean Government has given access to NATO forces to Incheon International Airport. NATO Leadership has decided to move the 222nd Squadron further North to Incheon in an effort to shorten the conflict and start inflicting significant damage on the PRC forces.

In this mission the 222nd is tasked with interdicting hostile ground forces in two critical areas: Killbox November and Killbox Sierra. A SEAD flight has been tasked to target any low level SAMS in the area to support later flights of A-10's which will be tasked later to clean up the area. Air picture is well under control with only a few Class "B" fighters to possibly deal with. A BARCAP wall will be established from 20:15 until 21:45 to protect all the interdiction flights from the north.

Strikes(F-15K's and KF-16's) have been tasked on other known units on the western coast

AREA OF OPERATION:
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Threats:
Low level threats within the battalions(SA-13,SA-8,ZSU-24,SA-19) and possible J-7's,J8's, SU-27's and J-11's from the north.

OOB:
222nd out of Incheon

Mission Package Info:
Hawkeye 1: 4xF-16CM-50 4xAIM120C 8xGBU12 1xHTS 1xSniper 1x 300 Gal Tank
Jackal 3: 4xF-16CM-50 4xAIM120C 8xGBU12 1xHTS 1xSniper 1x 300 Gal Tank
Hammer 2: 4xF-16CM-50 4xAIM120C 4xGBU54 1xHTS 1xSniper 2x 370 Gal Tank 1xAN/AAQ Sniper

SPINS:
-INI will be provided in the briefing room
-Flight leads please make yourself familiar with Incheon Airbase as it is quite large and it will be dark outside.

Support:
AWACS:Magic 4
Tanker:Copper 5

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Re: Birddog's Double Dragon

Post by Birddog » Tue Sep 06, 2022 4:53 pm

DOUBLE DRAGON 19

TIME:21:45z(6:45LT)
WEATHER: Clear

Briefing:
Allied forces continue to dream of unifying the Korean Peninsula, and in order to do so a message needs to be sent! The complete decimation of the PRC forces occupying the Korean peninsula. The 22nd has been tasked with the unrestricted strikes on the PRC forces moving to reinforce P'Yongyang and Koksan.(Killbox Zulu and Tango)
Forces include BTR-80's,T-80's, T-62's and YW-531's. These units will be our primary targets. HQ has pushed all BARCAP flights further north to protect all strikes from the aircraft launching from the PRC bases in China. A SEAD flight is in the package to seek out and destroy all low level SAM flights embedded in the battalions.

Strikes of F-16's, A-10's and F-5's have been tasked to clean up the remaining PRC forces on the western side of the peninsula.

Area of Operation:
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Threats:
Low level threats within the battalions(SA-13,SA-8,ZSU-24,SA-19) and possible J-7's,J8's, SU-27's and J-11's from the north.

OOB:
222nd out of Incheon
36th out of Osan

Mission Package Info:
Falcon 5 - 4xF-16CM-50(AI Killbox Tango) 4xAIM120C 4xGBU54 4xGBU12 Sniper/HTS 300 Gal Tank
Cyborg 6 - 4xF-16CM-50(AI Killbox Zulu) 4xAIM120C 4xGBU54 4xGBU12 Sniper/HTS 300 Gal Tank
Satan 7 - 4xF-16CM-40 (SEAD) 4xAIM120C 4xGBU54 Sniper/HTS 2x 370 Gal Tank 1x AN/ALQ-184

SPINS
-INI will be provided in the briefing room
-Alternate Airbase has been set at Koksan

Support
AWACS: Magic 4
Tanker: Copper 4

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