Rolling Fire- 4.35.3

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Re: Rolling Fire- 4.35.3

Post by Derk » Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:48 am

Rolling Fire - Mission #37

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Briefing:
Small tank groups are still moving in from the west towards Wonsan that threaten our blue forces that have just captured the city. An AI flight is fragged with LGB's to reduce these forces as much as possible. With Nachodka online though, the four-ship BARCAP will need to be in full strength as there are already MiG-29S and MiG-31 groups in the area.
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Threats:
MiG-29S and MiG-31 groups from the NE. Recon shows two groups 80 NM north east of Kangnung.

OOB
- 176th operating from Kangnung

Mission Package Info
Cobra7 - 4 x F-16CM-52s BARCAP

Hammer2 - 4 x F-16CM-52s tasked with Search and Destroy operations in the kill box west of Wonsan. Prioritize armor units first. Weather is fair. LGB's loaded.

Standby Flight: 2x F-16CM-52s SEAD/Escort (on standby)

SPINS
- INI file will be in the Wing Flight Briefing Room (RF37.ini)

Support:
AWACS: Sentry 1
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Re: Rolling Fire- 4.35.3

Post by Derk » Tue Dec 28, 2021 2:30 am

ROLLING FIRE - Mission 41

Short notice pick-up flight for tomorrow.

Intel is showing four groups of MiG's coming south out of Nachodka. Sweep missions are fragged to eliminate these. It's doubtful the tanker will be on station by the time we get there, so we'll plan for what we can do with both wing bags. AI flight is fragged to strike ground units just west of Wonsan if the air picture and pilot availability allows.
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Re: Rolling Fire- 4.35.3

Post by Derk » Thu Dec 30, 2021 4:34 am

Rolling Fire: Mission 42

Time:18:00Z (03:00LT)
Weather: Fair but turning Poor at landing time. (Night Ops).

Briefing:
After narrowly escaping the PRC strike on Kangnung just after our last flight departed, recovery was needed at our Alternate - Sockcho. Since this base lacks the supplies to rearm and refuel our jets, area command loaded us all on transports and whisked us off quickly to Kunsan where our 222nd squadron fighters sit at our ready.

Area of Operation:
Our mission is to strike the Taebukpo-ri Airstrip and Koksan Highway Strip to stop the MiG-21 and J-5 flights from launching and striking blue ground forces that have secured the Wansan area. Secondary target is undamaged segments of the short runway at the Koksan Airbase.
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Threats:
This should be a quick in-and-out mission with no refuel so we'll all be back home safe with our families in time for the ball drop. The trick will be to evade all of the MiG-31 and Su-27 sweeps over Wonsan, only 60 nm to the NE, until 'after' the strike!

OOB
- 222nd - Kunsan

Mission Package Info
http://www.440thvfw.com/app.php/ato/mission/950
Block 50's are loaded with GPS bombs. Escort has full load of 120C's

SPINS
This is a nighttime mission - bring your flashlight for the ramp start!
- INI file is in the Wing Flight Briefing Room (RF30.ini)

Notes:
Note: Flight take-off time is not in flight order sequence.
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Re: Rolling Fire- 4.35.3

Post by Buttons » Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:19 pm

Rolling Fire 45

Package 1995
Kunsan AB
222nd FS

Command has tasked us with OCA STRIKE on Ongjin & AI flight to take out Tank Battalions at Haeju preventing our ground forces from continuing their attack to the North.

Gamble 1 will BARCAP for 30 minutes to provide Air Support for OCA Strike & AI.

No tanker operations are planned for this flight.

Intel Reports:
- Mig-23 Squadron partially active at Ongjin
- J-5 Squadron partially active at Haeju
- SA-13 activity reported West of Haeju
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Re: Rolling Fire- 4.35.3

Post by Derk » Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:22 pm

Rolling Fire: Mission 47

Strategic Strike flight added to original ATO.

Time:06:20 Z (15:20LT)
Weather: Fair but turning Poor at landing time.

Briefing:
Air threats have been reduced to a few MiG-17's but they continue to launch from small airbases and threaten to our ground forces. Armor units around Haeju have also been eliminated by our A.I. flights in the past two missions. This mission will strike three bases to regain air superiority so we can continue 'Search and Destroy' operations on ground armor units to clear the way for the final push to Pyongyang.

OCA flights will target airstrips while Strike flight targets strategic targets. All flights will need to watch air picture and engage only when necessary.

Intel shows no heavy SAM activity, but AAA and MANPAD's should be expected once deeper into red land.
Weather is turning Fair shortly after take off and will continue to turn towards IMC conditions by the return of the mission. All flights are out of Osan with an alternate at Kimpo. No AAR operations, but prepare for ILS approaches.

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- 36th - Osan

Mission Package Info
http://www.440thvfw.com/app.php/ato/mission/964

SPINS
Expect IMC approaches into Osan on return
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Re: Rolling Fire- 4.35.3

Post by Blade » Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:37 am

Rolling Fire: Mission 48

T/O: 08:17:00z (17:17:00lt)
Sunset: 10:57:01z (19:57:01lt)

Briefing:
We are tasked with two AI flights and a Barcap west of Wonsan and over Koksan. Battalions in the area are all hit hard, but still a lot of targets. Another good target would be the engineering battalion in the Koksan box currently repairing the highway strip.

We will be scraping the bottom of the barrel for AA weapons. Be ready to have a few 9Xs and 600gal wing bags in your loadout. No AAR in the plan.

AG loadouts are currently GBU-54s, flight leads can change as needed.

Package Elements:
Mako5 - Barcap
Cyborg7 - AI
Viper7 - AI

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- 176th - Sokcho

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Re: Rolling Fire- 4.35.3

Post by Blade » Thu Feb 03, 2022 12:23 am

Rolling Fire: Mission 50

T/O: 13:30:00z (22:30:00lt)
Sunset: 10:57:01z (19:57:01lt)

Night Take-off and Landing

Weather: Forecasted clear skies

Briefing:
Two highway strips around Koksan have come back online with wings of Mig-19's. Command has tasked us with destroying the two highway strips and any ground units in the area.
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Package Elements:
Beast5 – AI - will be tasked with holding the airspace while the OCA strikes get into position, before going heads down.

Warhawk1 – OCA Strike - will strike the Koksan highway strip, Flight Lead can option low or high level. Current load-out is 3XBLU-107s. Also, in the loadout will be 3xMavs for post AI work. No TGP.

Spade2 – AI - is task with AI work south-west of Koksan on a Mech Battalion.

Weasel3 – OCA Strike - will strike the Tch'on highway strip, Flight Lead can option low or high level. Current load-out is 3XBLU-107s. Also, in the loadout will be 3xMavs for post AI work. No TGP.

Mission Threats:
Mig-19s from the Koksan and Tch'on highway strips, if they get into the air.

Manpads, the last wing flight into this box saw manpad fire from unknown forces in the middle of the box. PPT59 marks the approximant location.

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- 176th – Sokcho

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Re: Rolling Fire- 4.35.3

Post by Buttons » Thu Feb 03, 2022 12:51 am

Mission 50:
I ran a quick flight out of Sokcho in the block 52. The goal was to get a feel for fuel consumption, and required gas to get back from Kockson to Sokcho. You can hear the results at the end, you mileage as always may vary.

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Re: Rolling Fire- 4.35.3

Post by Blade » Mon Feb 07, 2022 4:57 am

Rolling Fire: Mission 51

T/O: 17:34:00z (2:34:00lt)
Sunset: 10:57:01z (19:57:01lt)

Night Take-off and Landing

Weather: Forecasted clear sky's

Briefing:
After the successful AI flights in the Koksan area, Command had to put up recon flights in the area to locate red forces. The recon flights located armor and towed gun units on roads leading to P’yangyong. The 222nd out of Kunsan has been tasked to the area. Other targets of importance have also been marked on the map.
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Package Elements:
Spad7 – AI – Task to destroy a Towed gun battalion 25 miles west of Koksan. The Towed Gun battalion is at ¼ strength. If you have weapons remanding, they can be use on T-80s located at your STPT3 (get this on the way in if you wish), a radar station at contact point 1 and a depot at contact point 2 as secondary targets.

Hawkeye6 – AI - A T-72 tank battalion was located by a recon flight just north of the Taetan airbase. A-10s were diverted to the location and hit the battalion. Command wants the 222nd to finish the job. While there, Command also wants the Teatan airbase runways hit with any remaining weapons if possible. The base is home to Migs and while the runways have been repaired the base is still shutdown.

Jackal1 – AI – A recon flight location a nearly full-strength tow gun battalion just across the DMZ near Haeju. Put all effort in to destroying the battalion before is becomes a threat to nearby blue forces.

Mission Threats:
No major threats known, keep your eyes open.

OOB

- 222th – Kunsan

SPINs
Copper5 is on station north-east of Kunsan while not ideal, it could be used and the flight could go with center-line tanks. Flight leads can make the call at time of flight.

Loadouts are up to the flight leads. Currently all flights are loaded with GBU-12s, TGP, and wing bags.

Common STPT7 for everyone's return to Kunsan.

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Re: Rolling Fire- 4.35.3

Post by Blade » Mon Feb 07, 2022 5:01 am

Additional Info on Flight targets:

Spade7 Targets:
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Re: Rolling Fire- 4.35.3

Post by Zeus » Sat Feb 12, 2022 4:35 pm

Rolling Fire - Mission 52
Time: 13-Feb-2022 14:00z (05:00 LT)
Weather: Latest weather forecast for the area is as follows:
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Expect instrument departures and recoveries.

Briefing:
While blue forces continue to adance in the west, we have been tasked with ensuring that our troops along the eastern coast remain unthreatened. Recon aircraft spotted what is beleived to be a chinese T-80 battalion makig its way south toward Wonsan. Our job is to find and destroy that battalioon. A secondary S&D zone is also defined west of Wonsan. Thre are repoirts of several fragmented T-62 tank and mechnized battalions in that area - their direction of travel was not specified.

A tanker, Copper3, has been dispatched from Kwangju and will set up a track just SE of Wonsan for the next few hours.

Area of Operation:
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Threats:
There are currently no active air threats in the area but that situation may change as dawn breaks over the area.

Loadout Restrictions
-None

OOB
- 14th operating from Kangnung

Mission Package
Hammer5 - 4 x F-16CM-50s tasked with air interdiction (S&D) in the Northern box
Cobra4 - 4 x F-16CM-50s tasked with air interdiction (S&D) in the Western box
Plasma1 - 2 x F-16CM-50s tasked with Deep Strike on bridge and remnants of SA-3 battalion

INI file will be available in the Briefing Room prior to flight time.

Support:
AWACS - Dragnet5
Tanker - Copper3
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Re: Rolling Fire- 4.35.3

Post by Zeus » Fri Feb 18, 2022 12:49 am

NOTE: If additional pilots are available, two additional seats can be added to perform a deep strike on a key bridge and the remnants of the SA-3 site protecting it.

Reminder to all pilots that this pre-dawn departure includes some early morning fog and low ceilings all along the east coast so be prepared for an instrument approach on your return at sunrise. Weather at the target sites is expected to be good.
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Re: Rolling Fire- 4.35.3

Post by Zeus » Sat Feb 19, 2022 1:33 am

Plasma1 added to package
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Re: Rolling Fire- 4.35.3

Post by Zeus » Sat Feb 19, 2022 2:16 pm

Rolling Fire - Mission 52 Debrief

Hammer5
Tasked with S&D of a T-80 battalion, Hammer5 departed Kangnung in the early morning hours under an umbrella of low clouds and poor visibility. Our plan was to split our 4-ship flight into its elements send one to the tanker on ingress while the other began looking for the enemy ground units. This worked perfectly as cornfed and I were not only able to find the battalion, but make 2-3 runs on it before being relieved by Blade and STAC. While they rained LGBs on the enemy, we were able to top off back at the tanker (thanks go out to Cobra4 for letting us jump the line) and then return right as they were bingo. Cornfed and I finished up what was left of the battalion and then moved south to release the few remaining weapons we had on a T-62 and mech battalion being worked over by Cobra4.

With weapons expended, Hammer5 began our egress with the second element leading the way. recovery at Kangnung was equally eventful thanks to the low ceilings and visibility (600' and less than a mile) but the entire package was up for the task. all jets RTB'd just in time for a beautiful sunrise peeking through the morning fog.

Great flight!

Breaking through the clouds on the way to the target
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Bad moon rising...well, bad for them
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Cornfed on the boom
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Back in time for breakfast.
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Very cool to see Cobra4 taxi back through the fog.
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Re: Rolling Fire- 4.35.3

Post by Buttons » Sat Feb 19, 2022 4:46 pm

Cobra-4 Debrief:

Tasked with S&D of the die-hards in a Mech Infantry Brigade, Cobra-4 took off 2nd out of Kangnung. We liked Hammer-5's plan so much we copied it, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery after all. One notable difference was the load out, we had a mix 4xGBU-12 and 4xGBU-54 load out but we'll see how that played out later.

Derk and Birddog hit the tanker while Blitz and I spotted up the movers of the Brigade with a Mech Infantry Battalion following an Armored T-62 Battalion with Engineering support. With the mixed load out and all the targets moving we had to drop in LGB mode. When Derk and Birddog left the tanker we were in the middle of the 3rd drop, and nobody wanted to go tank asymmetric so we circled around passed mark points, and finished the 4th drop. The second element took over the unrelenting destruction and first element skedaddled off to the tanker.

Both Cobra-4 and Hammer-5 (converged to the mean with weapons delivery so we both ended up heading out to the tanker at the same time. Coordination while inbound to the tanker was explicitly sought out and determined by low fuel, which is a good takeaway. Hammer-5 being lower fuel state plugged in first, and Cobra -4 pulled up along the left side. Refueling was efficient, and Blitz took one for the team catching the tanker in a turn and plugging in. Big takaways here were the efficient communications on VHF for the element who was still in the fight, and the good coordination between flight leads.

With the tanks full up, we went back to target box right when element 2 was finishing up their last drops. More mark points and even a few cursor data to deconflict targets were passed allowing for a near continuous air assault. Once more targets were on the move, and it wasn't long before Hammer-5 was cleared down into the box. Target deconfliction via UHF was good, there was a near double tap on one target, but fortunately there was something close enough that a early laser corrected for it.

With weapons expended, Cobra-4 began our egress with the flight reforming at SP7. Once more there was coordination between the flights on who would recover fist, again the takeaway was good effort to coordinate by all the flight leads. Cobra-4 opted for a nice long run into Kangnung which was pretty awesome.

Takeaways:
It's always a group effort and the 2's, 3's and 4's did a great job but I think the flight leads were the super-stars of this one. Coordination at multiple points between Zeus and Blitz was sought out, not just incidental. They asked the right questions at the right times, for instance asking outbound from the AO the coordiation wasn't "Can we go first" it was "Our low fuel state is X". It was done at the right time to make sequencing into Kangnung a breeze, and that type of thing happened consistently throughout the flight. Of course us 2-4 guys did manage to do the grunt work making them look good, the entire package went 100% on weapon employment and we did it all at a pretty consistent pace. The difference in load-outs between the two flights didn't make any difference the GBU-54's were dropped in laser mode with all the movers and nobody messed that little gem up which is always a possibility. Whenever something did stop, it was because a LGB just entered the crew compartment.
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Re: Rolling Fire- 4.35.3

Post by Derk » Sat Feb 26, 2022 5:11 am

Rolling Fire: Mission 54

Time:00:40Z (09:40LT)
Weather: Weather is Fair at Home Plate, turning to Sunny in the target area.

Briefing:
Primary Target: Chinese armor units have crossed their southern border and heading south to push Blue forces out. There location is marked as the NORTHERN box. These units need to be stopped before they become a threat to our Blue forces that occupy the Wonsan area.

Secondary Target: Along the way is three groups of AAA (marked) which will be hit with any remaining ordnances once the primary targets are eliminated.

Area of Operation:
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Threats:
No air threats are expected however MANPAD are expected in the target area and AAA has been
marked along the route in.

OOB
- 176th out of Sokcho (Mudhen 6/Satan 5)
- 14th out of Kangnung (Cyborg 4)

Mission Package Info
Mudhen 6 AI Flight - EAST side of the northern box

Satan 5 AI Flight - WEST side of the northern box

Cyborg 4 SEAD/Escort - with emphasis on SEAD to Clear the route to the primary target box, then clear Fire Cans from the AAA units, while also being tasked with air picture.

SPINS
- 600 GAL tanks loaded for the range - no AAR available
- INI file in the briefing room (RF54.ini)

Support:
AWACS: Dragnet 5
[expect loss of AWAC north in the target area, but all ground threats there ARE hostile]
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Re: Rolling Fire- 4.35.3

Post by Zeus » Fri Mar 04, 2022 3:14 am

Rolling Fire: Mission 55
Time:02:30Z (11:30LT)
Weather:Weather is sunny with good visibility and is expected to remain that way over the target and Kunsan.

Briefing:
The Chinese army is attempting to resupply the battered DPRK forces and we have been called upon to stop this effort. Our job is to seek out and destroy Chinese battalions trying to cross into North Korea.

Area of Operation:
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Threats:
No air threats are expected however given the amount of Chinese hardware headed to or already at the border, we should expect the PRC air force to make its presence known possibly coming from Shenyang where are handful of fighters remain.

Surface to Air threats should be limited to manpads.

OOB
- 222nd operating from Kunsan

Mission Package Info
Jackal4 - 4 x F-16CM-50s tasked with destroying enemy battalions in the North Box.
Hammer4 - 4 x F-16CM-50s tasked with destroying enemy battalions in the South Box.


SPINS
- INI file to be provided at briefing time

Support:
AWACS: Chalice7 (although we may lose contact over the target area)
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Re: Rolling Fire- 4.35.3

Post by Derk » Sat Mar 05, 2022 6:55 pm

Rolling Fire: Mission 56

Time:19:00Z (04:00LT)
Weather: Weather is Sunny.

Briefing:
Recent news in the campaign reports intel of a long line of Russian tanks along the east coast heading south to strike the Wonsan area that has been secure with blue forces. But their progress has been blocked by bridges the Gamblers recently destroyed. With engineering groups arriving to quickly fix the bridges, a swift strike of this stalled out line of tanks and supply units will help to keep the Wonsan area safe and secure. Air Interdiction flights are being fragged and will be ready by mission time with the .INI file.

Area of Operation:
RED Box - PRIMARY target area
ORANGE Box - SECONDARY target area
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Threats:
MiG-19 flights out of Koksan Airstrip that shouldn't be a factor. No other known air threats in the area. Multiple AAA units and high probability of MANPADs within armor units. SAM sites in the are have been previously neutralized and not expected to reactivate. SA-10 far NE, no factor.

OOB
- 176th operating from Kangnung

Mission Package Info
Weasel-3 - 4x F-16CM-52s - Search and Destroy armor units in north end of primary target area (red box)

Satan-6 - 4 x F-16CM-52s - Search and Destroy armor units in southwestern end of primary target area (red box)

SPINS
- INI in the Wing Flight Briefing Room
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Re: Rolling Fire- 4.35.3

Post by Zeus » Fri Apr 01, 2022 12:10 am

Rolling Fire 58 - Finale?

We are going to try this flight again. See notes in the ATO. Just because we are poised to win this campaign doesn't mean we can let our guard down. Be prepared for lots of activity as DPRK forces desperately try to hold off Allied forces long enough for their precious dictator to escape.
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Re: Rolling Fire- 4.35.3

Post by Zeus » Sat Apr 02, 2022 2:24 pm

Rolling Fire - Mission 58 Debrief

It was a beautiful evening as our small package took-off on what we hoped would be the final flight in this long campaign. We knew our ground forces were closing in on P'yong-yang and would capture it within hours, but Intel had reports of the wily dictator attempting to escape and we weren't going to let that happen. With an escort to guard the skies, and a TASMO flight to seek out this fugitive, we headed north as the sun began to slip below the horizon.

The Escort set up a CAP just north of the tanker so that the strike flight could top off and maximize their loiter time in the target areas. While Jaguar71 was keeping an eye on Kwail - known to have a couple of MiG-23s still hanging about - Jaguar72 was focused on the north and quickly discovered a pair of Su-30s. At first, they didn't appear to be interested in us and then we realized they were covering the escape of "fearless leader". Jaguar7 pressed the contacts who attempted to split and drag us into a trap. We followed suit and split to cover both targets, splashing one quickly and then taking turns chucking spears at the other until he was damaged and crashed into the sea.

During this process, Warhawk1 had completed tanking and were cleared into their strike areas. They quickly found the fleeing craft carrying our prize target. Several Mavericks were set loose on the Osa II craft inflicting massive damage and sinking the vessel.

While this was going on, Jaguar72 had pushed deep into the north and took out an A-50 that was attempting to coordinate counterstrikes; but this put his fuel state critically low. As he headed off to the tanker, Jaguar71 continued to provide air cover for the strike flight. Warhawk1 continued taking the fight to the remaining enemy ground troops, striking numerous SA-9s and AAA units. Now, more than 90 minutes into our mission, and with all aircraft reporting near bingo, Jaguar72 relayed the bad news - Copper61 was unable to provide refueling due to technical issues. It was time to head home.

Jaguar72 didn't want to press his luck and began diverting to the alternate. His plan was to grab a splash of fuel and then rejoin the package as we headed home. As Jaguar71 and Warhawk1 began their egress, a pair of MiG-23s were spotted at Kwail being readied for take-off. With minimal fuel on board, Jaguar71 chopped power and nosed over for a steep strafing run - one run was all that was needed and the impending threat was eliminated.

The packaged then rejoined and began their slow egress back home attempting to save as much fuel as possible. This all paid off as the entire package, including Jaguar72 now fresh out of Seosan, recovered safely back at Kunsan. It was only in the debrief room that we were told that despite our successful mission, the war continued. It looked like we be gearing up for more flights. Suddenly, an announcement came over the radio - DPRK forces had surrendered! Our campaign was complete.

Thanks to all the 440th pilots who participated in this long-running campaign. If you would like to record this victory in your logbook, the Final save of the campaign can be found in the Teamspeak briefing room folder for you to download and then open. This should result in your logbook receiving a credit for the win. Be sure to have your TRI files updated before you do this. There is a known bug in the stock KTO theater that causes wins to be recorded as draws. Read the NOTAM and get the fix here.


Ramping up in the long shadows at Kunsan
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Ready to take the fight to the enemy one last time
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Pressing the Su-30s hard and close
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Eliminating the threat before they took off
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One happy package back at home plate
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