Ugh. why are loading sheets for Aircraft so hard to find? I just want to know what they could put on what hardpoint, and instead I keep getting pictures of airsofters. I don't care about airsofters! I just want to go back to work on this damn homebrew project! Is that too much to ask?Anyway. Archives here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Strike%20Witches%201989And cliff notes/character sheet version here: http://pastebin.com/zFxWNup1As usual, I'm on the IRC. ++Merlin yawns, and you follow suit, chuckling to yourself as you stretch out- thoroughly enjoying a real damn bed for a change, even though you know it's your last morning in it. Regardless, after almost two solid weeks sleeping on a folding cot in the hangar, it's an amazing feeling to have a real bed. Still, you can't say you question the call. More than once, it allowed you a few hours sleep while they factory team ironed out some unexpected kink, only to send you right back to the range complex again. You'd like to think that just the act of you being there helped- you and Merlin were available to them, being woken more than once to help with an issue that had popped up. You figure that, had you had to go back to the house to sleep, some of the less pressing things would have waited- and you barely scraped in the time to get the last issues worked out with the Agile threes. 1/2
And Merlin certainly got the worst of it there- she's got dark circles under her bloodshot eyes, a sure sign of sleep deprivation. Still, she pulled you out of the proverbial fire more than once- in one case, deplaning after a flight, helping the techs while you dozed, then heading right back up with you on the next flight once the issue had been corrected. You hope that your transit to Virginia is quiet enough you can catch up on the sleep deficit. It came as a welcome relief last night when, upon wheeling into the hangar and shutting down your engines, the factory crew greeted you with a bottle of champagne- apparently having decided your combined efforts warranted some sort of celebration. You even gave Merlin a small glass of it- though they were considerate enough to get sparkling grape juice as well. You got back to the house and almost immediately racked out, barely pausing to climb out of your worn flight gear. The house stands mostly empty, all the witches except the twins having left for the base at hunter's point early in the morning. Your helmet bags sit by the door- your sea bags having gone with the rest of the squadron. Your two jets are due to meet the Saratoga south of San Clemente island- you won't actually go wheels up for another hour or so. Downstairs, you can hear the TV and smell leftover breakfast being warmed up- you'd gotten up long enough to bid the rest of the witches a safe trip, then immediately headed back to bed, leaving them to cook. The twins, themselves overworked and underslept, did the same. You didn't have it in you to wake Merlin up, though, and just let her sleep. You've got a bit of free time- though you could really do with a shower and a shave, it isn't critical at the second. You could also use chow and coffee- and you can't decide which is more important.  Coffee and food now, the shower can wait.  Shower and a shave, first, then food.
>>26738085>[x] Shower and a shave, first, then foodalso I trying out war thunder. so far I like it
>>26738085> Shower and a shave, first, then food.Get out of the shower before the Twins can pull a prank of some kind.
>>26738085>[x] Shower and a shave, first, then food.Shower and shave is nice and soothing thing to do first thing in the morning. Best night of of the week!
>>26738085>[x] shower and shave
>>26738085>[x] Shower and a shave, first, then food.A fresh and clean pilot is a good and decent pilot.
>>26738085>[x] Shower and a shave, first, then food.Gotta look the part.
 Shower and a shave, first, then food.if we lack the sleep we shouldn't skip on the meals.
>>26738085> Shower and a shave, first, then food.
>>26738085> Coffee and food first, the shower can wait.Hygiene all at once, and you're a damn fool if you brush your teeth before your coffee and OJ.
> Coffee and food now, the shower can wait.
>>26738085>[x] Shower and a shave, first, then food.We've been sleeping in a hangar for two weeks, we are going to enjoy us some hot water.
[X] look for the body
>>26738085> Shower and a shave, first, then food.After that much sleep deprivation, a shower would probably be godly
>>26738085[X] Shower and shave first, then food.How's Katya doing? Is she still craving our dick? Konstantina is gonna be so pissed when she finds out we've slept with a Witch that isn't her. But then again, she seems to be under the impression that's we're being showered with pussy to keep us loyal...
>>26738976>we've slept with a Witch that isn't herBut, we haven't.
>>26738051Saint's Row IV just HAD to come out on a tuesday didn't it?I hear that Zinyak reads the entire first chapter of Pride and Prejudice, and I want to see it SO BADLY.
>>26738976i dont know in what kind of bizzaro reality you live. but on planet earth that never happened
>>26738085 Shower and a shave, first, then food.stay clean, stay healthy and it sure runs the rist of witches jumping you in the shower for some fun times! (not merlin of course, no lewd there)
>>26739015>>26739094Maybe he is referring to that time with Ice on the couch?
>>26739196Nearly forgot about that.
>>26738976Speaking of our favorite Russian stalker have we written her or received a letter in a while?
>>26739262I think we wrote one letter, got another response, and haven't done anything since
>>26739196well thats the other (more realistic) definition of slept. i assumed the more lewd definition because the "caving our dick" part>>26739262maybe politburo decided she was a tad to naive
[x] Shower and a shave, first, then food. You decide- perhaps with some prompting from the overwhelming desire to experience that mythical thing called 'hot water' that's been a sorely lacking commodity in the past few weeks- that you need a shower. You'd left out a clean flight suit- the only one you have left, actually, the rest are damn near unserviceable anymore, though you'd planned to snag a few from issue or clothing and sales before you fly out today. Stepping into the shower, you're greeted by a cloud of steam and you silently thank the building's plumbing contractors for their outstanding work with the water heater. You're sure that, if they haven't already, the twins will be doing so later- everyone loves hot water, when they can get it. One of those things civilians will never quite get, you think. Cleaning up usually takes you longer than your counterparts for one major reason- you shave with a straight razor. Your granddad taught you, years ago, and the habit stuck- they're easier to work with than a disposable, especially when you're on a long cruise, since, with good maintenance, they'll stay sharp the entire way. Too many friends have told horror stories of trying to keep themselves clean shaven with a six week old blade. 1/2
You do feel a lot more human, though, stepping out of the head and back into your room. Merlin's up and moving, if barely. “Good morning, Frank.” She greets, stuffing her poncho liner into her flight bag. “Shower's free if you want it.” You return, trying to think of anything you need to pack- and coming up blank after you stuff your hygiene kit into your flight bag. She nods. “Thanks. Clarissa has the weather briefing downstairs, if you want to see it. I looked over it last night though, unless something's changed it looks good. Clear and a million all the way out. Oh, and the ground crew wanted to go over loading with you, they asked me but I said I didn't know.”You nod, lacing up your boots and jamming your worn gloves into a thigh pocket. “Anything else?” You ask, noting that, as long as she's talking work, her characteristic hesitation seems to be gone. You're not sure what that means, though you're relatively sure the shrinks would make something of it. She shakes her head. “N-no. I'm going to shower, if that's ok, then I'll come down and see if there's anything left to eat. You weren't going to leave, were you?”  Well, I was going to shoot down to the hangar and get loading squared away, then come back for chow.  Nah, I'll grab chow and we can head over to the hangar together afterwards.  No, I wanted to look over the weather myself, just in case.  I figured I'd go grab food from somewhere first- the twins probably ate everything already.  other! (write in)
>>26739332>[X] Nah, I'll grab chow and we can head over to the hangar together afterwards.
>>26739332>[x] Nah, I'll grab chow and we can head over to the hangar together afterwards.
>>26739332>[x] Nah, I'll grab chow and we can head over to the hangar together afterwards.If the twins ate everything we'll just have fish food.
>>26739332[x] Nah, I'll grab chow and we can head over to the hangar together afterwards.
>>26739332[X] Nah, I'll grab chow and we can head over to the hangar together afterwards.
>>26739332 Nah, I'll grab chow and we can head over to the hangar together afterwards.
 No, I wanted to look over the weather myself, just in case. Nah, I'll grab chow and we can head over to the hangar together afterwards. weather, food, loading
>>26739332[X] No, I wanted to look over the weather myself, just in case.[X] Nah, I'll grab chow and we can head over to the hangar together afterwards. What >>26739448 said. Weather in the central US can change very fast.
>>26739488>Your two jets are due to meet the Saratoga south of San Clemente islandSoviet Super Sub is going to show up at the Canal, ain't it?
>>26739488>Central USWe're joining the Saratoga off Los Angeles. We're not flying across the country.
>>26739332[X] Nah, I'll grab chow and we can head over together.
>>26739262>>26739293i see it now. Fronk wakes up in his bed one day and see this written on his wall"Three Jets for my Pilot husband in the sky.Seven childern we shall have In our Home near Moscow[small scribel on the side "sorry, hard to rime with higher number, but i want more than that"]nine Which harlots that will are doomed to die[pics of merlin, slider, Ice, Katya, Mav, Goose, Rosealie, and the shark twins taped to the wall, all with Xs across their face]One Constantina for the greatest Pilot of all.In the lands of Mother Russia we shall wed.One Fronk to Rule the skys with me, One Fronk i shall find, One Fronk i shall take with me, into russia we shall have our wedding.""Into Mother Russia we shall raise our family"guys, i am scaring myself with what she could do....
>>26739332> Nah, I'll grab chow and we can head over to the hangar together afterwards.
>>26739622Sort of related.
>>26739332> Nah, I'll grab chow and we can head over to the hangar together afterwards.that should give her time to wash up and come with us. i don't think we need to rush this now. good lord, time it easy frank. we'll be back into this war head first soon enough.
>>26739622Why anon why?
>>26739732What's that from, If I may ask?
>>26739782For some reason I'm thinking the Muv-Luv anime but I could be wrong.
well after playing some saints row 4 I now see how young's white house term would be like
>>26739828And the US has its first female President.
>>26739676When did THAT get drawn?
>>26739782>>26739802It's from Muv Luv: Total Eclipse
>>26739782just a small remark, those thanks in that vid are bundeswehr ones. not polish ones
>>26739887Huh, and that was just a hunch on my end. Glad to see it was correct.
>>26739898It's a joke about the Germans invading Poland.
>>26739887>>26739802Was going to guess that but wanted to make sure.
>>26739922in that case i should try to shop some horses in it
>>26740002Like this? Make it so!
[x] Nah, I'll grab chow and we can head over to the hangar together afterwards. You shake your head. “Nah, I'll go grab chow if there's any left then we can head over to the hangar together.” You say, trying to shake the sinking suspicion you're forgetting something important. You grab your bag and head downstairs after Merlin nods, reassuring yourself that, if you are forgetting something, She'll probably remember it for you. The twins are both up and moving, though, in Alyssa's case, only just barely. Assuming you apply the technical definition of 'aware' and 'moving'. You'd honestly class it more as a zombie shamble, really. Clarissa, meanwhile, is rummaging through the oversized fridge, a plate in one hand and a microwave breakfast burrito held in her teeth like a dagger. “Morning, ladies.” You greet, surveying the food laid out- Clarissa, apparently, cooked. Alyssa grumbles something mostly intelligible, and you don't really catch her sister's response from around the burrito. You're about to ask for a clarification when she bites it in half, swallows the mouthful without seeming to chew, and repeats her statement. “Morning, Frank.” She says. “Aly's being useless again, so I cooked what they left. There's some omelettes and hashbrowns, that's about it. Unless you want the other one of Slider's burritos.” She takes another bite and grimaces. “They're not very good.” 1/3
“I... uh, I'll pass.” You say, with a laugh, loading up a plate with the food- the hashbrowns are mixed with some other leftovers, onions and bell peppers, you think, and the omelets are a mix- some are plain, others have all kinds of fillings in them. You grab a promising looking one- and pour a cup of coffee, sitting down at the table. Clarissa joins you, setting out her own plate, heaped high with food, her own coffee mug dwarfing your own. “I made a second pot,” She says. “So be sure to fill a thermos or something for the flight.”You nod. “Anything I ought to be aware of?” You ask, indicating the weather sheets on the other end of the table. She shrugs. “Not really.” She says, around a mouthful of hashbrowns. “Supposed to be clear and unlimited all the way out. Only thing unusual is we're flying in armed, but I heard that's a new wartime policy. VF two should have a CAP up, so we'll probably run into them.”“Two?” You ask. “Tomcats?” She nods. “New ones, too. Echocats.” You feel a brief twinge of loss at that, remembering you're barred from flying any USN aircraft not assigned to your squadron. “Who else is there?” You ask. “Two's with... what is it, carrier wing two?” She nods again. “Yeah. Them, VA thirty four in intruders, and VFA one-three-seven and eighty six in hornets. Plus some marine helo outfit and the supporting squadrons.” “Sounds like it's a full house.” You note. “Yeah. Well, Tabby was saying there's room aboard for another mixed squadron like ours, but the Atlantic fleet isn't going to put them aboard unless something happens to the Big E.” She responds. You nod, agreeing with that, at least. The Pacific fleet's had, as far as you know, the majority of the witch assets in the navy for most of the war. Now that they're getting them, at least the Atlantic fleet commander is being sensible and not stacking them all on one ship. 2/3
You're alerted to Merlin's presence with a hug- around the chair, so her arms barely reach your sides. You chuckle, patting her elbow before she lets go- getting her own food then joining you at the table. “Anything else?” You ask, and Clarissa shakes her head. “Nah. As soon as- wow, Sammy. You eat quick.” She says, looking over at Merlin's plate- which is already three quarters gone. Merlin's only response is a small burp and a small “Excuse me.” She finishes up quickly, and you carry your plates- and both of your thermos into the kitchen, topping them both off from the full pot there. “Me and Aly will meet you two at the hangar.” Clarissa says. “hopefully she won't miss breakfast again.” “Make sure that she doesn't, we're going to miss afternoon chow as it is.” “That's her problem, then. See you at the hangar.”
>>26740461> “Make sure that she doesn't, we're going to miss afternoon chow as it is.”Maybe we can get some candy/fruit bars to pass out before we fly.
>>26740461> “That's her problem, then. See you at the hangar.”
 “Make sure that she doesn't, we're going to miss afternoon chow as it is.”
>See that she doesn't. By the way, way did you guys end up doing with Joe?
>>26740461>[X] “Make sure that she doesn't, we're going to miss afternoon chow as it is.”We need everyone a hundred percent, or close to it. Fronk's a responsible guy.
>>26740461>[x] “Make sure that she doesn't, we're going to miss afternoon chow as it is.”Also think very hard on what we maybe forgeting.>unless something happens to the Big E.I swear Ghost, if you take the Enterprise from us...
>>26740538If he does then a shanking is in order.
>>26740461 “Make sure that she doesn't, we're going to miss afternoon chow as it is.”or something like "last time i checked mcdonalds didnt have a fly-in"
>>26740461> “Make sure that she doesn't, we're going to miss afternoon chow as it is.”It's the most important meal of the day, after all!
>>26740582>"last time i checked mcdonalds didnt have a fly-in"I like it, lets do that.
>>26740461Think hard on what you forgot. Please don't pull a KUBO on us Ghost, I freaking love your threads. In the event I'm just operating at too many shadowruns, then disregard my paranoia for I am >pic related.
>>26740461[X] “Make sure that she doesn't, we're going to miss afternoon chow as it is.”What are we forgetting??
>>26740461> "Make sure that she doesn't, we're going to miss afternoon chow as it is."RESPONSIBILITY
>>26740461[X] “Make sure that she doesn't, we're going to miss afternoon chow as it is.”
>>26740612you mean he isn't in the process of doing so? I mean did seriously need the shark twins when Maverick and Goose got very little before they were introduced?
>>26740668In fairness to Ghost, we had ample opportunity to interact with Maverick and Goose. People just bumrushed (and probably samefagged) the waifu options instead.
>>26740668Speaking of that, when Fronk has the chance he needs to find Patty and let her know that crash wasn't her fault.
>>26740612It's the letter, isn't it?
>>26740461 “Make sure that she doesn't, we're going to miss afternoon chow as it is.”ghost.... please. just... don't hurt the Big E. we can't take another one just yet.
>>26740582>or something like "last time i checked mcdonalds didnt have a fly-in... Yet"fixed that for you.
>>26740461 “Make sure that she doesn't, we're going to miss afternoon chow as it is.Where is Maverick? We need to talk
>>26740926Mav already left, only the steelwings are still behind, or I think so anyway
>>26740926Long gone. The girls went ahead.
>>26740461Ghost, i need to ask a question. i know Fronk has been busting his tail in helping get the birds up and running again. but does he have the time to work in some phyical training. i mean, good god. this isn't the chair force. he needs SOME time in to keep in shape. who knows when he need to run away from an angry slider or a pyhco russian?
>>26741005>angry slider You mean a Slider that's lost it? Sure Fronk wants to run from that?
>>26741005>pyhco russian?But Dalink why would you run from my love?
>>26741005why run when you can shoot her in the face!
>>26741063because you do not know live outside a lab! Hell you do not know how babies are made!
>>26741053there was that one time that slider darn near crushed his ribs in with her tail when he was talking about her butt too much.
>>26741072she's got shields dude and super strength!
>>26741104Dont be silly. everybody knows comrade stork delivers them from his FOB in the north pole after a man and woman kiss passionately
>>26741116Ya can't blame Fronk, Slider's got a nice tail and Fronk likes tail.
>>26741190The fluffy one has a better feel to carass
>>26741150>kissing>not hand holding
>>26741141ah, those wide birthen hips. gotta love them.
>>26741272Why not both At the same time.
[x] “Make sure that she doesn't, we're going to miss afternoon chow as it is.”“Make sure she doesn't.” You say, looking at Clarissa. “We're going to miss afternoon chow as it is, and we can't exactly hit a drive through on the way.”She shrugs. “If you say so. I think she could stand to lose a few pounds, personally.”“I heard that!” Alyssa yells down the stairs.You smile and shrug. “Regardless. Makes sure she gets some food in her.”Merlin meets you by the door, handing you a rubber band bound stack of envelopes. “Y-you almost left your mail, Frank. I thought you put this in your sea bag?” “Yeah... “ You say, turning the stack over in your hands. “So did I. Thanks kiddo.”Your walk over to the hangar is too short. You take a second to look back at the house after closing the door, noting that even the squadron crest has been removed from over it. You can't help but grin and shake your head as you pass the pool- apparently, there's a youth group there. A few of the kids watch you and Merlin walk by. You pull your helmet out of it's spot on top of your wall locker in the support shop, checking it over before running it's leads into their connectors near your neck at the back of the vest and clipping it to the D-rings. It's brand new, effectively, though you notice some support shop joker has painted- very well, you have to admit- a skull face in stark white over the front of it and it's hard-plated mask. Merlin's isn't painted except for her call sign along the front. You'll have to rectify that later, you think. 1/2
In the hangar, the factory team, along with a navy ordinance crew, have busied themselves cleaning the place up- both wyverns are almost spotless, and their weapons doors hang open, the Tesla cannon- a particle beam weapon, apparently based off his designs from the twenties, since modified and modernized- hangs from it's mount along the centerline, while a quartet of agile IIIs occupies both of the nacelle bays. The top mounted bays- above and behind the intakes, in slight bumps- you can't see, but expect to be similarly loaded. Mr. Perry, the team's unofficial liaison for you, greets you. “Frank, Samantha!” He says, shaking your hands in turn. “We- ah. I arranged your loading for you already, I hope you two don't mind.” He says, gesturing back to the wyverns. “The tops have a Phoenix II each- the one fifty twos you and Samantha tried out in Alaska. Testing came back good, they've made a few improvements. Careful with them though, the launch for them is angled up, so they're no good in close.” Sounds fine, Mr. Perry. Anything else? Hmm... maybe a few changes. (OOC- there'll be a loading page done before too long and available on pastebin. For now, though, your centerline bay can handle the Tesla weapon, 16 agiles, 8 amraams, or four phoenix II missiles.)
>>26741362that is sick, disgusting, and immoral.perfect for how the soviet union treats its prisoners
>>26741272For some reason, I imagine Katya or Ice will like that a lot, Slider will just want to mount the Jet
>>26741386> Sounds fine, Mr. Perry. Anything else?Set for everything including shooting down a dread
>>26741386Crap, forgot the rest. your top and centerline can handle 4 agiles, 2 amraams or a phoenix II apeice. sorry guys
>>26741386> Sounds fine, Mr. Perry. Anything else?
>>26741380[x] Sounds fine, Mr. Perry. Anything else?
>>26741390I think we could do even worse!>>26741386> Sounds fine, Mr. Perry. Anything else?
>>26741386[x] Sounds fine, Mr. Perry. Anything else?What's the range on this particle cannon?
>>26741386>[x] Sounds fine, Mr. Perry. Anything else?>Forgot the mailThought it may have been the mail.>16 agilesOh gods, that sounds fun for later.>>26741396Well we did confirm they were the ones with the kinks...
>>26741386>>26741421Ghost, if the Tesla Weapon is a Particle Accelerator, is the ammunition available for it onboard the CV?
>>26741457>we can conceivably run 32 agiles at onceeeeeeeeeeeeee
>>26741480Still get Macross Missile Attack!
>>26741459Yes, in quantity. unless you use it for every possible target, you should be Ok. If you use it for every possible target, you've only yourself to blame what happens!
>>26741496>>26741480so this but in the air
>>26741519How about the Agile 3s?New weapon and also one we'll be getting aloooot of use out of. Do we need to conserve it or assume we can chuck them like we do all our other missiles?
>>26741445ALSO, how heavy is it? What's the fire rate? Is it locked to the hull or can it track targets? Can it hit fighters and if so, can it hit more than one at a time? >>26741459>>26741519Limited ammo? How much can we carry?I was expecting lightning gun, Ghost, running off onboard powerplant.
>>26741519Welp, if we got it, we best use it.[x] Sounds fine, Mr. Perry. Anything else?
>>26741386[X] Sounds fine, Mr. Perry. Anything else?
>>26741686that lance makes me think of SWQ meet Valkyria chronicles.
>>26741751you too, huh?
>>26741773Why no session last week, moooooouse
>>26741781I'd imagine he was busy
>>26741781Deadliest Catch plus time with friends.
>>26741781I was across the mountains for a while, visiting friends at their school. I had decent barbecue for the first time in two years.
>>26741751Don't give me ideas, I've already got enough on my plate.
>>26741827>I had decent barbecue for the first time in two years.ok, i can forgive you fo- wait, did you save me some of that barbecue mouse?
>>26741867Dooooo it Merc.Doooooooooo it.
>>26741867Well, we've already got magic with the valkyrias. all you need is some strikers and bam, instant crossover without the crossover.and if anyone asks why these valkyrias can fly, RAGNITE SON
>>26741894What? No. I don't even know where you live!
>>26741867VMQ2: You are now running an academy for up and coming valkyrias
>>26741908As if they weren't fucking overpowered enough.
>>26741867Do it do it do it do itValkayria power application in VMQ2
if there was a SWQ/VMQ or VC crossover, odds are Heidi'd end up being a Valkyria
[x] Sounds fine, Mr. Perry. Anything else?“Sounds fine, Mr. Perry. Anything else?” You say, looking over the aircraft maintenance log and noting that it shows no known faults- the factory crew worked miracles on the aircraft these last couple weeks, having damaged and faulted components swapped out inside of an hour, usually. That said, they didn't actually have much to do- the wyvern is a robust bird, it seems like. He shakes his head. “Not at all. We- uh, We're going to start working with VX four on the other weapons as soon as they get their refit aircraft. If we're lucky we should be able to get one or two more done in a month or so.”You nod, looking back over your shoulder as the twins walk into the hangar. “Sounds good.” He looks up at the clock, then over at the twins. “Well, I- uh. You'll probably want to go over your flight. It was a pleasure working with all of you. Please, be safe.”You shake his hand again, as does Merlin. The Twins both hug him- you almost think his glasses are going to fog over- before he walks over to talk with some more of the brass. The ground crew is lining up for a FOD walk. Honestly, it's largely symbolic- the floor is spotless anyway- but it's still tradition. Meanwhile, the twins are looking at you. “Anything we should go over?” Alyssa says. “I mean, I can't think of anything, but...”“That's because you're too busy thinking about Frank's cousin, aren't you?” Clarissa says. “Hardly. Besides, he likes Katya, any fool could see that.” Alyssa responds.  Go join the FOD walk. It's tradition, after all.  “Yeah, actually. Let's review this crap one more time, in case something comes up.” Other! (write in)
>>26741910sorry about that mouse, my dog posed while i was away. that's his pic.
>>26742038> Go join the FOD walk. It's tradition, after all. > “Yeah, actually. Let's review this crap one more time, in case something comes up.”Can review while walking.
>>26742038> Go join the FOD walk. It's tradition, after all.> “Yeah, actually. Let's review this crap one more time, in case something comes up.”Walk and talk!
>>26742038[x] Go join the FOD walk. It's tradition, after all.[x] “Yeah, actually. Let's review this crap one more time, in case something comes up.”Walk'n'talk.>cyclops plate is happy to see you.jpg
>>26742038 Other! (write in)(a bit ooc ghost. we never really found out how or why one of the twins lost her leg did we? it's been bugging me, i would like to hear about it.)
>>26742038>[x] Go join the FOD walk. It's tradition, after all. >[x] “Yeah, actually. Let's review this crap one more time, in case something comes up.”
>>26742038>[x] “Yeah, actually. Let's review this crap one more time, in case something comes up.”
>>26742038> "Yeah, actually. Let's review this crap one more time, in case something comes up."Best to go over it one last time.
>>26742038I have mixed feelings that his cousins like Kathy.though I'm an ice fan
>>26742038 “Yeah, actually. Let's review this crap one more time, in case something comes up.”
>>26742124We've never asked, probably out of tact. Going up to a vet and saying "So hey, how'd you lose that limb" is one of the more insulting things you can do.
>>26742517i think the twin lost that limb before signing up for the navy.
>>26742597That's really unlikely. It's one thing to stay on in the service after losing a limb, it's quite another to join up already down one. There is precedence for the former, not so much the latter.
Well, while trolling youtube I came across this little gem of a AC medley to pass the time.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avWcpRymkZo
>>26742637well, witches could be an exception. they don't fly strikers but fly none the less. heck, her cyber leg could be a miltery tech experiment/ prototype to see if can be used in normal life or even in combat/flight.
>>26742750>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avWcpRymkZoDude yes, those guys are awesome.  Go join the FOD walk. It's tradition, after all.  “Yeah, actually. Let's review this crap one more time, in case something comes up.”Also yeah, time for a crash course on all this nonsense.
[x] “Yeah, actually. Let's review this crap one more time, in case something comes up.”“Alright, let's recap, just in case.” You say, pulling them along behind the ground crew. Distracted as you are, you might miss anything, but it's no big deal, you think. “Straight ferry flight. What's to go over?” Alyssa says, walking carefully forward, scanning the ground. “Well, we could be ordered to supplement the CAP aircraft if the fleet commander thinks we need to.” Clarissa says. “Which would have been a problem if you hadn't eaten, lissa.”“First you say I need to loose weight, now you're saying I need to eat. Make up your mind.” Alyssa responds. “I-” Clarissa starts, before you cut her off. “Either way.” You say, interrupting. “Are you squared away for a CAP mission?” “Sure.” Clarissa says, shooting a glare at her twin. “We're armed same as you. Though they'll have to send up a tanker if they want to keep us on station too long.”“Weather?” You ask, already knowing the answer. “Clear and unlimited, light and scattered stratocumulus well under our flight path. Nothing higher level than that in the area though- that storm system that blew through a few weeks back sucked all the energy right out of the atmosphere.” Clarissa says, while her sister makes a 'hmph' noise behind her. “Weather shop said we might see some cirrus forming if we're up long enough, but it should still be light and scattered.”“Fuel?” You ask, again, already knowing the answer. “We'll be landing heavy.” Merlin says. “Unless we join the CAP.”“Ok. Standard spacing, and you two will land first.” You say, nodding to yourself as the flight crew turns around. “They'll tow us out before engine start.”1/3
Alyssa nods and the four of you head to your respective planes- you have to give Merlin a lift so she can reach the bottom of the ladder- and you climb up after her, just sitting down as her seat retracts the rest of the way into the cockpit, the hatch above it thumping closed. The straps in this bird are easier to reach- thank god- and you unhook your helmet and strap in, connecting your umbillical lines to their ports in the aircraft. In the event you have to eject, the oxygen will switch to an internal bottle in the vest- just a few minutes worth, but unless you're ejecting from somewhere in the troposphere, you've got plenty of breathable oxygen. Your preflights, as usual, with Merlin, are short and mostly just for show- she tends to handle most of the 'office work', leaving you free to look over any last second information. The cockpit screens begin to light up as she cycles them, running off the battery cart- which is still hooked up, for the moment. Visible light, sensor overlay, HUD overlay, all flash on then toggle off- she's not looking to drain the battery cart, afterall. 2/3
An aircraft tractor hooks up with a slight bump, slowly pulling you out of the hangar into the morning sun. Hooked to an APU, your screens cycle back on, the faint hexagonal outlines almost imperceptible as the computers go to work, welding the sensor input into one comprehensive image. Next to you, you can see the Twin's wyvern being towed out, and, near the next hangar over, several staff cars and the factory team. Mr. Perry seems to be giving them the sales pitch- as he calls it- explaining what's going on with his company's most advanced offering to date. You begin the short process of firing your turbines up- they both light without a huccup, the rising whine not yet gaining the characteristic deep roar as you advance the throttle. The ground crew detaches the APU and you're on internal power. You follow a marshal out, taxing past the hangar, where you can make out more than a little brass. Seems like the air force has taken an interest in the Wyvern, too, calling off the F-15ADCAP program for the time being. On the runway, the twins line up just off of and behind your left wing. The air traffic boss gives you takeoff at your discretion.  No need to show off. Standard climb out, gradually climb to cruising altitude.  Let's make Mr. Perry's job a bit easier. Zoom climb up to angels twenty off the runway.
>>26743265[x] No need to show off. Standard climb out, gradually climb to cruising altitude. Alright, let's play this smart. Remember the LAST time we wanted to show off?
>>26743265>[x] No need to show off. Standard climb out, gradually climb to cruising altitude.We just fucked up a bit ago. Lets do this by the book for now.
>>26743265>[X] No need to show off. Standard climb out, gradually climb to cruising altitude.
 No need to show off. Standard climb out, gradually climb to cruising altitude. Let's be cool here. We're already on a bit of thin ice with Ice . . .pun not intended.
>>26743265[x] No need to show off. Standard climb out, gradually climb to cruising altitude.
>>26743265>[x] No need to show off. Standard climb out, gradually climb to cruising altitude. We were just chewed out a few weeks ago for showing off with the taxpayers money.Lets not chance fate twice
>>26743265> No need to show off. Standard climb out, gradually climb to cruising altitude.
>>26743265> Let's make Mr. Perry's job a bit easier. Zoom climb up to angels twenty off the runway.
>>26743265>[x] No need to show off. Standard climb out, gradually climb to cruising altitude.That investigation into our crash hasn't finished yet; better do things by the book.
>>26743265[X] no need to show off.Our flight data speaks for itself and I don't think a single flashy takeoff will matter come decisionmaking time
>>26743265> No need to show off. Standard climb out, gradually climb to cruising altitude.If he wanted a show, he should've asked for one.
>>26743265[X] No need to show off. Standard climb out, gradually climb to cruising altitude.
>>26743265[X] Let's make Mr. Perry's job a bit easier. Zoom climb up to angels twenty off the runway.May as well try and get more funding for them.
>>26743699>all this consensus>and then this guys opens his trap
>>26743241>Distracted as you are, you might miss anything, but it's no big deal, you think.worry.jpg
>>26743734Ha ha time fore mid-air tire change!
>>26743241>The X-02 is a carrier plane then modified for land based use.The way it was meant to be.
>>26743265> No need to show off. Standard climb out, gradually climb to cruising altitude.Perry's selling the shit inside the plane, not our fancy flying
>>26743265 Let's make Mr. Perry's job a bit easier. Zoom climb up to angels twenty off the runway.lets give them a show.
Ghost, you still there mate?
>>26744067He's writing our horrific gameover for having failed to make a proper FOD walk.
>>26744094Engine trouble AGAIN? Hope not.
>>26744094inb4 we clip a bird
>>26744201inb4 seagulls in both engines on landing
>>26744214inb4 we hit a migrating Goose
>>26744233Well, maybe she'd get more character development while she was stuck to our canopy...
>>26744233Despite the expression I may or may not be making that is NOT funny.
>>26744281no no, Goose hitting the canopy is for giving Maverick character development
>>26744233>>26744281>"Goddamn Goose get your crotch off my windscreen.">"Ah! I can feel it! M-my character is developing! My character is developing on its own!"
It could be Merlin has a relapse.
[x] Standard climb out, gradually climb to cruising altitude. Still mindful of that tomcat you crashed, your takeoff is relatively sedate- climbing out and executing the southerly turn off the runway as you retract your gear and climb up to your cruise height- in this case, right around ten thousand feet. Low, but then again, you aren't traveling far at all. The flight is short- under an hour, easily, with such a short distance to cross- you can practically see the carrier group even before you finish leveling off. You grin as the computers pick out the CAP aircraft- ringing them on your cockpit screens and displaying heading, altitude, and type- all easily obtainable from allied aircraft. You also note that, currently, you 'suggested best' weapon is the Phoenix II- as the range closes, the computer changes to the Tesla weapon, then to the Agile III. The two CAP fighters- tomcat E models- join up on you, flying in loose formation. After a short series of questions- standard practice- you're directed to land. “Great.” Alyssa grouches over your squadron net. “I love landing heavy birds.” 1/2
I'm pretty excited the team's headed back to the fighting. We haven't seen a certain opponent that would be perfect to fight against with one of these as the background trackhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC1EwijD598http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9UVGwbjscM
Still, her approach is flawless, catching the third wire on the carrier deck as you orbit the carrier. You note that the entire island looks different- you weren't told how badly the ship was hit, but it looks like they transplanted a whole new island onto it- from where, you have no idea. If they did, the fact that they managed to repair all the other damage and do that in as short a time frame as they did really speaks to the skill and drive of the dock crews, you think. You neatly manage to match her minutes later, laughing internally at air force pilots that whine about difficult airfields. Try to match a carrier deck for difficult! Hah. Up close, the island is definitely different- similar, in many regards, though you note the presence of additional sea sparrow mounts, and it's longer- notably so, stretching from the starboard fore elevator to the aft elevator there. You're directed alongside the forward elevator, deplaning after making sure all systems are shut down. You climb down first- having to help Merlin down off the last rung- her height playing havoc with her. “Hiya, Pipsqueak.” A familiar voice greets you as you turn around. Merlin freezes for an instant, then turns around. “H-hi Sara. I didn't know you'd be here.” She says. Her sister- her hair now in a pony tail, but otherwise the same as you remember her from... gods, how long ago was it? Feels like years- shrugs with a half-smile. “I didn't either, until the last second. Guess they don't need me in Japan, and VAW one one three was only too happy to have a witch.”“W-well that's good.” Merlin says. Sara makes it a point to look past her little sister. “Hmm. So this is the new Wyvern, huh? Seems like a lot of plane for you, Sammy. You sure you can handle it?” “You forget how to salute superior officers, Lieutenant?”  “C'mon Merlin. If you'll excuse us, we've gotta report in.” Other! (write in)
>>26744372> Other! (write in)Arm around Merlin"Best RIO in the fleet, do you really have to ask?""Good to see you, Sara."
>>26744372> “You forget how to salute superior officers, Lieutenant?”Also, I'm thinking that they pulled that new island from a new carrier currently under development.
>>26744372> "You forget how to salute superior officers, Lieutenant?"Gotta nip this now.
[X] You forget how to salute superior officers Lt.? Fuck you bitch we ace.
>>26744372Neither are good options. Ones a tightarse, ones an asshole.>>26744415[x] This
>>26744372[x] Other!See how Merlin handles her. If it looks like she needs help butt in with[x] “You forget how to salute superior officers, Lieutenant?”
>>26744372[X] “You forget how to salute superior officers, Lieutenant?”The second choice implies that she can also not excuse us, and that doesn't sound right.
>>26744415I'm going with this.
>>26744372[x] OtherLets wait for Merlin's response. We can't be aggro at every single thing sisters do.Besides, if she does press the issue and Merlin's unable to respond, we can genially remind her that Merlin and Fronk are up for a CMOH, and AWACS bitch only directs traffic for the rest of us. Nicely, of course.Let's not
>>26744372[X] Forget how to salute superior officers Lt?She needs to be slapped down.
>>26744494>Lets notbe too hasty to butt in. I'd rather be off the deck and with our squadron proper, the less time spent hammering down the odd nail standing up out of place, the better.
>>26744372>[x] “You forget how to salute superior officers, Lieutenant?”Haha you think you can insult our RIO on *OUR* deck? Time to get a lesson in insubordination, bitch.
>>26744415Go with this.
>>26744415Yeah, my vote's here. Besides, us being close to Merlin is prolly making Sara jealous, seeing as how to us she barely rates a Darkstar Judy Judy.
>>26744372>>26744415Start with this, if she keeps going, see how Merlin responds on her own. If she really, really pushes it, shut her down and hard.
>>26744415Changing my vote to this, but with a side order of the salute option if Sara keeps being a punk.
You forget how to salute superior officers, Lieutenant?” >>26744372
>>26744415Has my backing.
>>26744372> You forget how to salute superior officers, Lieutenant?”
>>26744609What rank is Frank again?
>>26744372 You forget how to salute superior officers, Lieutenant?”fuck yooooouuuuu
>>26744372> “You forget how to salute superior officers, Lieutenant?”this and>>26744415this
>>26744415i also second this!
>>26744372>[x] “You forget how to salute superior officers, Lieutenant?”
>>26744649Lieutenant Commander, and we have much more combat time/kills than she does. This is an attitude she could take in TOPGUN, not after her sister has shot down upwards of...15 now? enemy planes and been shot down once herself.
>>26744727 15 feels a little low. I'd swear it was at least 20, probably even 30.But yeah, merlin has much more combat experience than she could dream of. Is Merlin still a LT (j.g) btw?
>>26744415Play nice. Reply with this first.
>>26744372>[x] “You forget how to salute superior officers, Lieutenant?”"Kiss our Navy Crosses and shove it up your ass. Don't mistreat my RIO in my presence again, got it?"
>>26744771>>26744727What is her sisters combat record? During our time here on the main land she could have been bagging kills left and right. We don't know much other than the last time we saw her was forever ago.
>>26744803Shes AWACS, she won't be getting kills herself but she'd have been up there just about in every major air battle.
>>26744803Considering she's a Hawkeye/FAC witch? If she's getting any kills at all it means the fighter screen she went up with had utterly failed at their jobs. She's a second-line witch. She doesn't see direct combat.
>>26744800Don't antagonise the awacs.Besides, shes also her sister. We'll kill their relationship. We just need her to see Merlin in combat once and she'll not be so flippant.Besides, it might be because shes really worried, wanting to see if Merlin can be transferred somewhere safer.
>>26744372" You forget how to salute superior officers, Lieutenant?”
>>26744803She's AWACS. It's obvious that it bothered her too, the last time we locked horns with her at the family gathering, she didn't take it so well.
>>26744415Throwing in with this lot
>>26744920So instead of learning from that experience, she decides to give Merlin shit upon landing? Really?
>>26744372>"You forget how to salute superior officers, Lieutenant?”
>>26744372 “You forget how to salute superior officers, Lieutenant?”"But it's good to see you too, Sara."
>>26744372 "You forget how to salute superior officers, Lieutenant?”Bitch be trippin
>>26744966Do you have siblings. I still tease my little brother no matter what happens between us.
>>26744372 [X] "You forget how to salute superior officers, Lieutenant?”
>>26744966Remember the ages of the people we're dealing with here. I honestly think it's a little excessive for us to be jumping to Merlin's defense at every single slight thrown her way, especially among sisters.The best way to deal with it is to acknowledge one very basic fact: Merlin is an ace. Best RIO in fleet.
>>26745041Yes I do, one I talk to on a semi-regular basis and the other I damn near never talk to because we are way too different to get along for long periods of time. So no, it doesn't work that way for everyone
>>26745041i do have siblings, but we damn well know when to poke at each other and when to be professional.
>>26745147Sure when it matters but now? It's not like its in combat. If she gave this shit in a pitched battle, thats an entirely different story.
>>26745104>26745104Freakin' teenagers man
>>26745195Professional means anytime you or somebody you like is insulted I guess.
>>26745195well, if, and i mean IF she pulls this crap in battle, and we make it out alive. it will be THE LAST TIME she'll pull that crap! that kind of bull shit in a fire fight will get people on our side killed in a hurry. other wise, let it go and let merlin deal with it as she can.
>>26745225I know right?! Snark-levels are going to go through the roof later on when relationships start becoming a bigger factor.Professionals or not, witches are generally teenaged girls, and I don't know of a pettier social group than that.
[x] Other! (write in) You shake your head, popping the clasps that hold the face mask in place and pulling your helmet off. Sara visibly pales when she sees you. You wrap your arm around Merlin protectively and grin. “Best systems operator in the fleet, right here,” You say, locking eyes with her. “Bar none. How you doing, Sara?” She shakes her head and recovers remarkably well. “Lieutenant Bishop. I'd heard you died in Alaska. Glad to see that rumor wasn't true.”You frown. “It's not exactly a secret I'm alive, ya know.” She laughs, the challenge returning to her eyes. “Maybe not, but I've been with the Atlantic fleet and in Europe most of the war, news is kind of hard to get downrange like that. We can compare notes later.”“Yeah,” you say, nodding. “And, by the way, that's Lieutenant Commander Bishop.”She stiffens a bit. “Sir.” She says before stalking off to a waiting pair of strikers in the island racks. Merlin's head slowly tracks her sister. “I-I just wish I was as good as she was.” She says, almost imperceptibly over the noise of the flight deck. “Oh, no. No no.” You say, shaking your head. “We'll have none of that. You're the best there is.” “But-”“No. No but. The best. You can even run around in your skivvies if you- “ You catch yourself when she turns beet red. “Well, you could. I'm not saying you should, but you could.” You say, shrugging. “Unless that boyfriend of yours pops up. Then I'm going to find you one of one of those... oh hell, what are they called. Burquas. That's it.”Merlin looks at you like you've totally lost your mind. “Anyway. Let's go see the boss and try and catch chow. I thought for sure we were going to miss it.” You say, laughing and ruffling your RIO's hair.
We go easy for now, as we've just arrived. If she keeps it up, we slap her down HARD. Pulling this kind of shit while on active combat duty could put Merlin, Fronk and the entire squadron at risk, and should be dealt with appropriately.
and that's it for the night guys!As always, I hope you guys enjoyed the run, and I'll admit, I'm kind of excited to get into the meat of this arc, it should be fun. Oh! about the writer's pack. I went in and had to do some adjusting to sections of it- no big, but you know how it goes. Looking at next week there- I promise I'm working on it though! haha!Anyway, cheers guys. We'll be back next week, same time, and till then, I'm in the IRC!
>>26745399Thanks again for running this, Ghost!
>>26745399Thanks for running ghost!Will we see Cyril again?
>>26745399How long until things go to hell and characters start dropping left and right?
>>26745399Thanks for runningMerlin2adorable
>>26745447NEVEEEERRRR!!!Though seriously, I hope we do see her again.
>>26745447Cyril is really Merc's character, at this point. I honestly had no plans to go anywhere with her, and, other than the one chance to talk to her, which was, in itself not really something I'd planned to do when I introduced her, she wasn't going to show up again. ...well, that's not entirely true, but the thread she was going to show up in didn't play out- my sounding board guys thought it wasn't a great idea, so we didn't do it. >>26745450Depends. So far, you guys have managed to a void a few deaths, so maybe you can continue with the charmed life?
>>26745702>Depends. So far, you guys have managed to a void a few deaths, so maybe you can continue with the charmed life?Considering that we've already passed them, care to tell us who just scraped by?
>>26745714I'd prefer if he didn't. Leaves the suspense, and avoids any unnecessary complications in-thread
>>26745447>>26745702Well, considering she's missing a leg and in American custody, I don't see much happening with Cyril in the forseeable future.(Though fortunately she hasn't realized Katya was the one who shot her down.)
>>26745803>(Though fortunately she hasn't realized Katya was the one who shot her down.)How would that have gone?
You've played your hand too far mod.We see you
>>26745846nah, that was me. I posted, reconsidered, and deleted my post. but some of you, SOME OF YOU, saw it. Kill teams have been dispached.
>>26745878Ah, it wasn't like it was anybody we weren't expecting.
>>26745878>Ghost is a modI'm ok with this
>>26745878...Really? Where did my post go then?Also, I managed to save an image. :3
>>26745866I honestly see Frank trying to step in and take it upon his shoulders or something. That'd be a weird conversation>>26745878pic related
>>26745878Yea but I didn't delete my post
>>26745878The magic of 4chanXGood luck, I'm behind 7 Brock Sampsons.
You didn't see anything.
>check foolz for deleted postsghostpls
>>26746231>>check foolz for deleteyou can if you want to know, I suppose. I mean, it's not like I have anything against you guys knowing, it's just that, somehow, it doesn't seem right to post the could haves in the thread, you know?
>>26746465I hear that. That's something yous save for the end-of-quest wrap-up party thread, with prizes for most death flags and shit
>>26746562>not sagingdude cmon