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    139 KB Planes and Mercs IX Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)18:59 No.8651744  
    OP again

    Still writing up the mission, and reading the stories in the threads I missed. I didn't think there was this much enthusiasm for a little game I was invited to. I just came here because I knew nothing about planes.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)19:05 No.8651837
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)19:08 No.8651882

    And we are glad you did. /tg/ was sorely lacking in jet fighters.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)19:10 No.8651911
    Less talky talky, more plane porn!

    On a side note, I hear this in my mind when you post that photo.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)19:12 No.8651946
    At this point we REALLY need someone to make a 1d4 chan page for this. 2400 posts about a single indie game, with some writefaggotry thrown in.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)19:12 No.8651949
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)19:13 No.8651960
    There's so much enthusiasm for your campaign because a) we love aircraft, and b) because THIS is the way /tg/ is supposed to be. 3/4ths of what you see out there is crap.

    This?...oh ohoh...this is gold.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)19:14 No.8651984
    This is very interesting.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)19:15 No.8652000

    And even from the purely /tg/ perspective, you have an unusual setting, an extremely competent GM and a grimdark (or at least no-holds-barred) plot. /tg/ loves that shit.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)19:15 No.8652004

    I see your bet, and raise you:
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)19:17 No.8652033
    These threads got me thinking.

    I'm now planning a game similar to this, and a few of my friends are imterested in playing which is pretty cool.

    However, these threads have also refueld my childhood obsession with jet fighters. I now want to play a flight sim, but know fuck all about them.

    Without wanting to hijack the thread, can anyone here quickly recommend me a flight sim that is focused on, and depicts realistically,modern aerial combat.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)19:18 No.8652052
    USAF for a quick jet fighter fix.

    Falcon 4.0 and Flanker 2.0 are still the greatest jet fighter games.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)19:20 No.8652078
    I love LOMAC (Lock on Modern Air Combat) for obvious reasons.

    USAF or IAF are both easy to pick up, and have Jane's Information powering their aircraft models, so you can trust a majority of it.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)19:20 No.8652089

    They've dragged my interest in jets out of the dark corner they'd been relegated to once I moved away from the military awesomeness that is Oahu.

    And as soon as we can get the actual rules posted i'll start planning on my own campaign.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)19:21 No.8652110

    I guess I have the same request, but more focused on close air support.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)19:26 No.8652177
    Again, I'm going to push LOMAC, since it is one of the more detailed Ground Attack sims out there. Models both the A-10 and SU-25, so you can pop tins in either an american or russian Flying Anti Tank Weapon.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)19:27 No.8652197
    Based on the number of people naming themselves in these threads now, I'd say that OP has dragged quite a few jetheads out into the open.

    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)19:30 No.8652257
    Oh God. The level of retardation in the comments for that video surpass even normal youtube levels.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)19:33 No.8652298
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    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)19:38 No.8652378
    If you like that, you'll love this.

    Wait until it gets to the RAF.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)19:46 No.8652511
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    Or soon to be anyway.

    Welcome back OP! Not that I missed you or anything. Or that my sexual prowess was lower when you weren't around. Or that I couldn't maintain an erec-
    Never mind.

    Welcome back.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)19:52 No.8652615
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    >> NF !!0F1cKtqWzCb 03/18/10(Thu)19:53 No.8652641
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    Oh, oh wow...
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)19:59 No.8652740
    friggin treasure trove of aircraft pictures at airliners.net

    I'm trollin the MiG21 pics atm.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)20:01 No.8652762
    As an editor at a.net, I gotta say that we reject about 199 submissions out of 200.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)20:04 No.8652827

    thats...scary. I'm frankly amazed at the amount of quality picture you've got over there. If what you say is true i'm glad you're there to thin the heard.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)20:04 No.8652828
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    OP again, Sukhoi I read your story, and wow. You scare me.

    NF I liked the story, and the potential future! Not so much my character getting shot, but still really cool.

    Skyhawk, I'm interested to see if your character gets caught snooping. The airfield (we looked it up) is actually in a city, well on the outskirts of it. Lots of trees to hide in though.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)20:05 No.8652849
    We only accept the best photos. Or the ones that would be rejected but show something ridiculous, like the underground Mig tunnel in Hungary.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)20:06 No.8652861
    I said less talky talky!

    But thank you.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)20:08 No.8652900
    Thx OP. I was basing the airfield off of the picture someone dragged up a couple of threads ago. Paul will be revisited but probably not immediately if your mission report offers me any new tempting juicy bits.

    Good to know.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)20:12 No.8652953
    Thanks much. The whole getting shot thing's just flavor, don't pay it any mind.
    Hey now, don't bite the hand that writes :P
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)20:26 No.8653165
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    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)20:29 No.8653204
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    Fox 2!
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)20:31 No.8653232
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    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)20:33 No.8653262
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    F16s lurking in the background make me think the coming mock dogfight won't last to long.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)20:35 No.8653298
    OP again

    So we ferried ourselves out to the Kitona airfield. We weren't sure what are basing facility would be like, so we loaded up with a variety of weapons. We arrived in Kitona uneventfully, although a bad roll for the Mirage pilot meant his GPS/NAV conked out mid flight, and he had to follow one of us to Kitona. On landing we found out that Kitona had halfway decent facilities. We talked about the mission in a ready shack near the flightline, as well as called the mercenary company for some more intel. We bought flight plan information, and the Flanker pilot did a bit of work figuring out time and distance. Based on where the Falcon was going to be, the Vark pilot told us he was going to get the ground crew to take off the buddy tanks, and we agreed. Internally, the Vark pilot had a single AGM-84, as well as his M61 Cannon with a retarded amount of ammunition. Externally, the Vark was clean. The Flanker pilot loaded up with six Alamo missiles and six Archers. I chose to mount 4 AIM-7 Sparrow and 4 aim-9. The other phantom had spent a bit more cash to acquire two AMRAAMs and two Sparrows, as well as the same Aim-9 loadout as me. The Mirage had four magics, and 2 MICAs. Other than those, we were all 'clean' no drop tanks, no air to ground. We had asked Steve about C3, but he told us that an upgrade like that, while purchasable, would take time to install on the aircraft, since this was a short notice tasking we couldn't have it up and running yet. I also decided to take a skill/feat in 'Burner Bastard' allowing me to gain an extra unit of move in an accel phase if I wanted. With all that settled, we discussed our plan one more time, and headed for our planes.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)20:36 No.8653314
    Wingman: Shut up Yuri.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)20:38 No.8653348
    More like...

    Wingman: Of course we can't...they're in aircraft 20 years younger than ours.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)20:40 No.8653374
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    OPs opponents this mission. ^_^
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)20:43 No.8653403
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    Your afterburner is lacking in... Scale.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)20:44 No.8653427
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    And just to end this burner fight, I'll just leave this here.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)20:44 No.8653430

    ah but you're a heavy bastard and radiate more heat with those afterburners than a small star.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)20:45 No.8653438

    ok ok i give.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)20:46 No.8653453
    Op, your Flanker pilot is loaded! And you and your Phantom buddy aren't far behind!
    >> Blacksheepcannibal 03/18/10(Thu)20:54 No.8653544
    Why is this picture backwards?
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)20:54 No.8653551

    I've started, you guys flesh it out. I kept the battletech stuff in there cause I can't code wiki for shit.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)20:56 No.8653573
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    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)20:57 No.8653583

    Never worked on a wiki before. Might be fun. And this stuff does need to be put somewhere a bit more permanent.
    >> NF !!0F1cKtqWzCb 03/18/10(Thu)20:57 No.8653587
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    bah, forgot mah trip.

    Behold, burner goatsee.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)20:58 No.8653604
    argh! you had to do it didn't you.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)20:58 No.8653614
    Oh sweet sexy J79...
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)21:03 No.8653683
    I'm not sure how likely a single AGM-84 is to sink a patrol boat of that size. I'm pretty sure it can but someone back me up.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)21:04 No.8653704
    Easily. AGM-84 is an anti-cruiser weapon with half a ton of explosive in the warhead.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)21:05 No.8653728
    yeah i was pretty sure it could but had to verify. Especially if its not closed up with water tight bulkheads shut and all.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)21:11 No.8653803
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    Look at that sexy lady
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)21:12 No.8653821
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    A pic of the Buddy system in action.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)21:13 No.8653837
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    Reaching for the flight deck with those long skinny legs of hers.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)21:15 No.8653854
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    And she catches the wire!
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)21:16 No.8653870
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    Hello girls.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)21:19 No.8653909
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    Alright i'll stop with the A4 pics.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)21:19 No.8653910
    Just gonna add my two cents
    I work on megayachts
    We regularly hear stories about crews having to abandon ship because of fires that start in their laundries. If a missile hits a ship, even if it doesn't break its spine that ship is fucked. No chance. Even if it doesn't sink immediately the power will go out immediately and the crew, if they value their lives, will be rushing for life rafts and grabbing epirbs if they have the time. MAYBE they'd have time for a mayday. But I highly doubt it.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)21:20 No.8653933
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    Instead i'll pull out the F5s ^_^
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)21:22 No.8653960
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    Military Damage Control teams are a bit better at putting out fires then your average yacht crew. On the other hand, destroyers and even cruisers are really not that big a ship compared to, say, a commercial freighter, so the missile probably WILL break it's back, or set 8/10ths of the ship on fire, well beyond what can be contained.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)21:22 No.8653963

    and some of those yachts are bigger than our patrol boat so i'll take your word for it.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)21:23 No.8653992
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    I'm sensing a theme with the jets I like...can you guess?
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)21:24 No.8654015
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    yes a definite theme developing.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)21:24 No.8654017
    Single engine, intake above the wings, cheap, light fighters?
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)21:24 No.8654018
    OP again
    The fighters departed first, rumbling into the night. We told Steve that we were circling the airfield, and joining up on the Flanker in formation. We then departed south, climbing to altitude. Twenty or so minutes later, the Vaark tore off the pavement, headed out over the Ocean, and settled in to a hard mode cruise 200ft over the surface, quickly punching through the sound barrier, on his way to one and a half mach. Meanwhile, we had turned north again, and were heading towards our calculated intercept point, all of our noses were cold, although the Flanker had his IR tracking system running. The Flanker was the lead aircraft ahead by twenty miles or so. The rest of us were formed up, trying to be as radio silent as possible. Fourty miles out from his target, the Aardvark enabled the search radar in his aircraft, supplementing the terrain following one. Within 20 seconds he had a radar match on the patrol boat, and his FLIR confirmed it. Since he was moving at 20 miles a minute, it didn't take him long to cross the patrol boat, clearing it by 150ft, at close to mach 2, with full burners. Radio traffic on the Guard frequency spiked soonafter, and we heard that the boat was in chaos, windows blown out from the shock of the Vaark passing by it. But that wasn't enough, so the Vaark made a turn (took a while at his speed) and came back for another pass. Although this time, he opened up with his cannon, in a supersonic strafing pass.
    >> NF !!0F1cKtqWzCb 03/18/10(Thu)21:24 No.8654023
    They're all pointy little fuckers?
    >> planefag 03/18/10(Thu)21:24 No.8654024
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    Uhh..... F-86 Sabre? Amirite?
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)21:26 No.8654041
    the USS Cole, and USS Samuel B. Roberts and would like to have a word with you
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)21:26 No.8654042

    I love your Vark pilot. He sure knows how to make an entrance.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)21:27 No.8654053
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    They're all breakfast for the king of the skies?
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)21:27 No.8654060
    I assume that was to save a good 700k by not firing the harpoon?
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)21:27 No.8654065
    Well aside from the fact that the F5 has two engines you're both pretty much right. Light, fast, handy, small, and at least 20 years old.
    >> planefag 03/18/10(Thu)21:28 No.8654076
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    >and we heard that the boat was in chaos, windows blown out from the shock of the Vaark passing by it.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)21:28 No.8654077
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    Seconded! Love the Burner pass, great way to get them shitting their pants.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)21:29 No.8654094
    OP again

    Yeah, the Harpoon was a last ditch measure. Trust me, you'll like what comes next.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)21:30 No.8654108
    Can you imagine being on night watch on that patrol boat when the Vark makes the pass? Out of fuckin no where. Shatters every window and port hole in the ship and then comes back for more. And all you see...maybe...is the afterburners.
    >> planefag 03/18/10(Thu)21:31 No.8654112
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    Oh dear. Sure is Lightweight Fighter Mafia in here. I prefer mine a little... beefier. Pic related.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)21:32 No.8654133
    Heh yeah i've heard of that P47 story. Beefy is nice but I like em light.

    Thats it, i'll write my next short on this.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)21:32 No.8654135
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    This story reminds me of those Top Gun (sim game) missions where you had to sink a few patrol boats with strafing. "OH BTW THEY'VE GOT AAA GUNS ON THE FANTAIL AND THEY'RE SUPER ACCURATE LOLOLOL"
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)21:33 No.8654147
    I think you'd be either flat on your butt or blown off the ship into the see, not looking to see what made the noise.

    All quiet
    Earth shattering boom and pressure wave
    Water roostertails slam against side of ship, probably pitching it roughly as well.

    Not a pleasant place to be. That supersonic pressure blows out eardrums too.
    >> NF !!0F1cKtqWzCb 03/18/10(Thu)21:34 No.8654159
    And you could swear that carried on the sonic boom you can hear someone screaming "leeeROOOOOOY!"
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)21:35 No.8654184
    Oh god...thats...thats...*snicker* BWAHAHAHAA...
    >> Blacksheepcannibal 03/18/10(Thu)21:36 No.8654197
    Nothing says Democracy like 3000 pounds of concrete dropped from angels 15?
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)21:37 No.8654209
    at 150ft would that make a rooster tail?
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)21:37 No.8654212
    "What happened to the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom..."
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)21:37 No.8654215
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    I'll admit, that made me laugh. Have some sexy Vark.
    >> planefag 03/18/10(Thu)21:39 No.8654243



    >checks image again

    Uh.... neoconservatives are very COST-CONSCIOUS. 3,000 pounds of practice bombs from Angels 15 are not test bombs, they're KINETIC KILL VEHICLES. lern2military.
    >> planefag 03/18/10(Thu)21:40 No.8654251

    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)21:40 No.8654253

    Like this but twice as fast.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)21:41 No.8654258
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    F-25 Foxbat. The only fighter jet to this date not only awesome enough to inadvertently give itself the ability to supercruise, but to also be capable of afterburning so hard that it can barely stop itself. It is the fastest conventional fighter ever designed, made of steel, with a 600 kW radar and a theoretical 3200 km/h top speed and 27,000 m ceiling, and runs on crazy-rugged technology only barely out of the WW2 era which it somehow makes work like a motherfucker nonetheless through the power of badass. What it lacks in elegance, it makes up for in sheer performance, and when it came out it scared the piss out of the Americans so hard that they immediately shat out the F-15 with little forethought or long-term planning out of pure anxiety.

    Truly, this is the plane of a real man.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)21:43 No.8654276
    I still don't see that making a big enough rooster tail to cause the patrol boat any distress. The sonic pressure and boom yes...tail no.
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    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)21:46 No.8654320
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    Foxhound here...you're outdated.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)21:48 No.8654341
    Care to extrapolate? Like I said I crew yachts I'm not an expert on naval warfare. But even on 200ft plus vessels a fire can easily make abandoning ship the only possibility in under 15 minutes merely because of the nature of how quickly damage spreads when your world is a floating box. I imagine a missile would be like that but a lot worse. Many essential systems go out quickly when theres damage. Again I would assume military vessels would be more resistant to damage but I wouldn't give a small vessel very long against a half-ton of explosives
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    ..... asshole. :<
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    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)21:50 No.8654374

    um...ok. Didn't mean to insult you or anything.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)21:50 No.8654381

    >But even on 200ft plus vessels a fire can easily make abandoning ship the only possibility in under 15 minutes

    Yes. Yes, this is exactly true. This is also why military warships have extremely well trained firefighting teams to counter damage like that. However, even if they manage to save the ship, that vessel is going to be combat ineffective until it's towed into drydock, almost guaranteed.

    Merely saving the ship is a miracle.
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    LOL no bro I was talking from the Valkerie's point of view.

    I saw the last prototype at Wright-Patterson once. She looked so sad in that hangar, next to the XB-15 and with a Goblin parked under her nose- an old girl with nothing left to do.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)21:54 No.8654426
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    >F-25 Foxbat
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)21:54 No.8654429
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    Goddamnit, son! Why don't you ever pay your old man some respect?!
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)21:54 No.8654440
    OP again. Sorry this takes so long, I'm reading the old threads as well.

    The gun pass had the desired effect. We got distress traffic about 15 seconds later, some half crazed person shouting in french that they were under attack by unknown aircraft. Steve said just below the crackle of the radio we could hear the aftershocks of the F-111s engines in the transmission. Our radar warning receivers started to go nuts, and we were all getting slammed by search radar. The Flanker however, had drifted further away from us, and was not getting hit by the tracking radar, but we radio'd him and told him where they were relative to us, and he changed course slightly, and soon called back to us that he had several IR targets on reheat angling down towards the patrol boat, heading for the deck. The Aardvark pilot meanwhile, was making a beeline for Angola, at full military power, hugging the sea surface, and trusting in his speed advantage and being lost in the radar clutter to make a good escape. The Flanker pilot decided now was the time to let loose our secret weapon, and rattled all six AlamoETs off his rails, one every five seconds. The afterburning mirages were excellent targets, and since he was a good strata or two above them, the Alamos also had a kinematic advantage. But the biggest advantage is he was behind them, launching BVR heatseekers, so he (hoped) remained undetected.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)21:57 No.8654470

    Fire is the #1 casualty naval ships train to deal with. It is relatively easy to mission-kill a warship, but very very hard to sink one.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)21:58 No.8654482

    Oh man those Alamos are gonna ruin someone's day real quick.

    So far this is going really well. Amazingly so even.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)21:58 No.8654487
    The "hoped" bit is... ominous.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:00 No.8654507
    Well, shit. Drunk posting never pays.

    On another note, the MiG-25 and MiG-31 are also the two heaviest fighter aircraft ever built, with the MiG-25 weighing in at 37 tons operational weight, and the MiG-31 tallying in at 42 tons despite its added usage of titanium and aluminium in the airframe.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:07 No.8654595
    tremendously eager bump
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)22:10 No.8654625
    makin burritos...brb
    >> planefag 03/18/10(Thu)22:11 No.8654636
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:12 No.8654643
    I just added OPs first mission briefing and mission report to the 1d4chan article, if anyone wants to add the rest, feel free as I'm off to bed now (2AM here).

    Probably needs some tidying up by someone who actually has a fucking clue about wiki editing as well, I just copypastad everything into the article.

    Make sure the thread gets archived so I can read the rest of OPs report tomorrow morning.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:13 No.8654655
    OP again.
    They didn't notice for about 25 seconds, then they started dumping flares, lighting up the sky for miles. Didn't do much good, our Flanker pilot scored two immediate kills, one Alamo took out a Mirage instantly, another two slammed into the next unfortunate F1, and the final Alamo severely damaged a third Mirage, who's engine flamed out. The remaining two AA-10s lost track and fell into the ocean. The Mirages stopped their rapid descent, and began arcing back around to face this new threat to their rear. The Flanker, for his part, was turning hard away from them, and hitting full military burner, his threat reciever going wild, but no locks detected (Apparently the russians, for all their vaccum tubes, built one of the easiest to read and most accurate RWRs available today.) The remaining three Mirages were clearly now chasing the Flanker. I'm guessing at this point you are wondering why the Mirages were not coming at us, despite all the radar hits we took. It was all part of a brilliant plan, the final piece of which we decided to now implement. Myself and Biscuit broke out from underneath the wing of the South African Airways A340-600 we had been flying with, and our burners fired up to max, probably scaring the daylights out of the cockpit crew who suddenly had two phantoms shoot out from underneath their plane. When we were clear, Biscuit flipped on his search radar, and spotted the four Mirages, three climbing up towards the Flanker but now going away from us and the patrol boat. The fourth was moving much slower and was much lower. We figured this was the damaged one.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:15 No.8654675
    You magnificent bastard OP.

    I like your thinking.
    >> planefag 03/18/10(Thu)22:16 No.8654682
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    >Myself and Biscuit broke out from underneath the wing of the South African Airways A340-600 we had been flying with, and our burners fired up to max, probably scaring the daylights out of the cockpit crew who suddenly had two phantoms shoot out from underneath their plane.

    I'm loving this so much, I don't even
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)22:18 No.8654702

    Kudos to the Flanker for the sweet kills. And cookies to you and your fellow F4 OP for brilliant use of electronic camouflage.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:18 No.8654713
    that is a boner-inducingly appropriate pic
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:20 No.8654736

    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:21 No.8654747
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    >underneath the wing of the South African Airways A340-600
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)22:24 No.8654771
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    So freakin appropriate.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)22:25 No.8654782
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    There was no image appropriate, so I had to make one.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)22:26 No.8654805

    That's awesome...just don't look at it closely. In its thumbnail form its perfect.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:26 No.8654811

    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)22:27 No.8654816
    Was quick and dirty.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:27 No.8654820

    You forgot how the radar is powerful enough to kill rabbits at a hundred paces.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:30 No.8654861

    for something so "quick and dirty," the contrast of those eyes in the helmet is... excellent, in the thumbnail. And honestly the only thing holding it back in the fullview is some time-consuming cleanup around the edges.

    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:31 No.8654877
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    Semi-cleaned up version.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:33 No.8654912
    now THAT is pretty much perfect.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:34 No.8654927
    Interesting that your group was apparently planning to engage the Mirages right away. While on the practical side I would be worried about the potential drawbacks. Six Mirage F1s is an appreciable chunk of the Moroccan airforce, and combined with the government official there is probably going to be a significant attempt to hunt your squadron down.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:39 No.8655000
    OP again
    With the sniff complete, Biscuit shut down his radar, and we launched all our Sparrows, which were not the SA/RH variant, but the passive anti-radiation kind. However, one of mine faulted out and simply fell off the rail, the other three ignited fine. Biscuits Sparrows both fired well, and rocketed out into the cold night sky. Along the way another one of my sparrows shorted out (goddamn american piece of vietnam era shit), but four missiles still found their way to the targets. I scored a kill, with both of mine slamming into a Mirage, one scoring an impact hit on the radome (according to Stece). One of biscuits also decided impact my Mirage, and just added to the utter destruction. The other one missed wide when they switched off their radars when the first missile hit. It must have been clear to them that they were not getting the Flanker anytime soon, so both Mirages vectored back in towards us, but by the time they'd turned, we were in Sidewinder range. And then I paid for all the good luck. I'd cheaped out on AIM-9s, buying the lesser model. Which, I realized as I read the datasheet I'd had in front of me for the past two sessions, could not lock on from the front. And then I started getting hit by the radar again, and my IR detector started yelling at me.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:41 No.8655019

    >Which, I realized as I read the datasheet I'd had in front of me for the past two sessions, could not lock on from the front. And then I started getting hit by the radar again, and my IR detector started yelling at me.

    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:42 No.8655032
    Ouch. Always, always pay extra for the all aspect IR missles.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:42 No.8655036
    And this is what the gunpod is for.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)22:43 No.8655062
    They're not getting paid to not blow shit up.

    I love how Steve is making you pay for the cheapass missiles you bought. I love the idea of you and Biscuit Shouting FOX 1, and the sparrow dropping off the rail...
    and then nothing...
    It just keeps falling like an iron bomb.
    >> planefag 03/18/10(Thu)22:46 No.8655101
    >However, one of mine faulted out and simply fell off the rail, the other three ignited fine.

    >Along the way another one of my sparrows shorted out (goddamn american piece of vietnam era shit)



    'course, can't think of a better missile that'd likely be in the same price range, so, meh.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:50 No.8655161
    >It just keeps falling like an iron bomb.

    Any sim that faithfully models the AIM-7, this is how it goes:

    *wingman over voice chat* "FOX-1"

    *me, counting aloud*



    three... (this is when the missile should launch)


    *wingman on voice chat* "FUCKING FUCK!"

    The technical brevity code for a failed launch is "hangfire!"

    Nobody uses it.

    The real brevity code for a failed launch is FUCKING FUCK!
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:50 No.8655164
    OP again

    Biscuit had no such problem, and rattled off two more missiles into the Mirage's heading our way. This forced them to evade, and they didn't get a shot off. Biscuit didn't score a hit though. I was popping flares like a son of a bitch, and went to full military, using the speed advantage to rocket out of range. Biscuit formed up. When the Mirage's began their final turn, our own Mirage lit off his search radar, as did the Flanker who was now coming back at them. The Mirages realized this was a lost cause (not knowing that the Mirage (cotch) south of them was out of range, and the Flanker was bluffing, since he had no BVR left on his wings). They decided the safer choice was to bug out, turning away from both our planes and heading outbound on a North Eastern course. The flanker pilot then tracked the wounded Mirage, as Biscuit and I headed towards the incoming Falcon, which was turning towards land, but they weren't going to outpace us.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:50 No.8655167
    Yep, you can't skimp on the ordinance.

    At the end of the day, the Air Force still flies half-a-century old B-52's, because you can literally strap enough modern-day advanced ordinance to it that the bombs cost more than the airframe.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:52 No.8655179
    >They're not getting paid to not blow shit up.

    True, but the paycheck won't be of any value if their too dead to spend it
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:55 No.8655220
    His Phantom is one of the later versions. The ones with an internal gun. That has already been clarified in pretty much every one of these threads.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:58 No.8655260
    OP again
    We pulled in behind them, and since we didn't to try to communicate over the radio, we did it the old fashioned way. Biscuit fired a warning shot of cannon shells across their nose, then pulled ahead on burners. I pulled beside the Falcon, and flipped on my formation lights. They got the picture, and I told them to follow the Phantom in front with hand signals, they rocked their wings, and then followed Biscuit as I slipped away to join up with Scotch. Scotch and Hugs had done the same thing, cannon shot across the front of the wounded and smoking Mirage, and then pulled alongside. However, they waited there, until I formed up on the other side, before pulling ahead, as I slipped behind, so that if he took a cheap shot at Scotch, I'd ram a sidewinder up his ass. Hugz peeled off and climbed, turning keeping his Radar on to look out for threats for us. There weren't any, surprisingly, and we took the Mirage and Falcon back to Kitona. We arrived there, and circled the field with our gear down. The Flacon and Mirage took the hint, and landed, followed shortly after by us.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)22:58 No.8655264
    Even better. Still going head to head against guys with missiles using only guns would be scarry as fuck.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:02 No.8655313

    It's those frontal-aspect shots on the merge that fuck with you. If you can survive that and close to knife-fighting range, then you're golden.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:03 No.8655332

    >surrendered their planes

    I would have punched out over land and flipped y'alls the bird.

    .... and opened my 'chute very, very low.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:04 No.8655343
    Not everyone is as suicidal as you, Anon.

    Also, OP: you guys rock.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:04 No.8655356
    OP again
    As we taxied in, we saw a black Cadillac on the tarmac, and two military Gaz trucks. There were a lot of ragtag looking assholes beside the trucks, and as the Falcon shut down, they stormed the plane. We weren't sure, but we saw them drag two people off the Falcon and shove them roughly into the Caddy. The car peeled off with the trucks in trail as we were shutting down. Scotch investigated the Falcon, and found both pilots and the purser shot dead inside. The Mirage pilot got down, and Hugz went to see him, as he put it “Grinning like a motherfucker” with a flask of whiskey. The mirage pilot was a bit surprised in addition to being confused and pissed off. We called up the Merc outfit and told them we had a mirage. Turns out, we get bonus cash now for bringing back a damaged plane! Although, I have no clue what/who the Liberians took or why. Steve ended it there, saying we got a call from the Vark pilot who was down and safe in Angola, and that the Mirage pilot would be offered a merc job.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:04 No.8655358


    actually, once you punch out, you're pretty much safe- as long as you make sure to fall free of the combat zone and open your chute low, so you're not a big floating target.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:07 No.8655390

    >mirage pilot

    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:08 No.8655411
    I hope you guys didn't forget to take the business jet with you. Those things aren't cheap.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)23:08 No.8655412
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    Damn OP, you guys fucking rocked this mission! Pic related.

    So much Win.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)23:10 No.8655434

    Nice! So you got home without a single scratch AND got spares for your buddies Mirage out of the deal.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)23:12 No.8655459

    Yeah, cannot emphasize this: >>8654887
    Well done OP, clean sweep.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:12 No.8655460

    Well, probably not. A mostly functioning Mirage is way too valuable to break down for parts.

    On the other hand, Lots Of Cash Money for bringing it in. Which more or less works out to the same thing, I guess.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:13 No.8655473
    >Although, I have no clue what/who the Liberians took or why.
    Considering that things went almost without a hitch for the PCs, I'm sure Steve will arrange for this to bite you on your asses. Stay on your watch, OP.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:14 No.8655497

    Yeah, I'd be keeping an eye on the news.

    You likely just kidnapped their UN ambassador or some shit.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:15 No.8655501
    OP again,

    We spent more on intel this time, the Flanker pilot came up with the idea to pull the Mirages around the sky, and we planned the airliner overflights in the area to mask our advance. Steve loved the initiative and had about six civilian airliners in the air during the game.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)23:15 No.8655503

    Battle damaged could mean scrap depending on how bad it is. If it got back and landed alright you're probably right. Gonna have to scrub all the serial numbers and computers if you keep it...and repaint it.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:15 No.8655507

    Second this. After you hose out the blood, a Falcon 20 would be worth a cool million at least.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:16 No.8655511
    Buy your new NPC a Foxbat- or even an F-104 if you hate him- and use him for boom'n'zoom /o/
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:16 No.8655513
    OP, that was fucking brilliant and I wish my players had half the initiative your group does.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)23:17 No.8655540
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    You owe the Flanker pilot a lot then! I'm guessing the tally is 3 Mirages, no incidentals?

    That's my thought as well.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)23:18 No.8655547

    Here here! Best plan i've heard of players come up with in a long time. But like we said, pay attention to the news and watch your asses.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:19 No.8655556

    Whoops, didn't realize it was a Falcon 50.

    That's going to be more like five million.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:19 No.8655560
    You know your plan is excellent when you can have as many unplanned errors as you did (what with all those missile problems) and still walk away successful beyond expectations and without a scratch.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:20 No.8655565
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)23:21 No.8655584
    Hell...present the Falcon to your Merc companies boss(scrubbed of course) and see if you get any bonuses.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)23:21 No.8655586
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    >had six airliners in the game

    Kid: Mommy! Look! (Pointing out Window) FIREWORKS!
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)23:24 No.8655629
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    I love how most of /tg/ is posting in shit threads, and we have this absolute gem, in a series of gems.

    I am so glad I found out about this OP, I only regret not being there for the first three threads.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:25 No.8655637
    The Falcon goes to the boss's wife.

    The Boss gets the Mirage.

    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:26 No.8655658
    Helping the first thread get off the ground instead of delving into a trollfest is something I'm really glad I did now. This is fantastic.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)23:26 No.8655659
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    Shamless Bump in celebration of OP's victory!
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:27 No.8655664
    I don't think the mercs will get to keep the Falcon. Maybe the Liberians will want to set up a false flag operation with it or something.
    >> planefag 03/18/10(Thu)23:29 No.8655694
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    Why can't I have games like these?
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:29 No.8655695
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    All that comes to mind when I read this.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:31 No.8655707
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    Mission Success!


    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:33 No.8655736
    OP, when's the next session?
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:33 No.8655738
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    I read this thread.

    <This occurred.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:35 No.8655757

    Kitona's not really in Liberia though - it's in the DRC - a long-ass way away from Liberia.

    I'd guess that they scooted off fast to the coast with their new VIP prisoner, no doubt driving the mercedes up the gangplank of some unmarked rusty ship about to set sail back to Liberia
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:36 No.8655772
    No wonder we haven't gotten rules yet. Steve can't have that much time to upload them if he's planning all these sessions with barely any time between them.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:36 No.8655773
    Is that how the Mirage pilot was tortured? SIGN ME UP!
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:37 No.8655777
    Nominating Steve for best GM of 2010.

    Yes I realize it's only March.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:38 No.8655794
    Nominating Steve for best GM of the decade.

    Yes I realize it's only 2010.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:39 No.8655811
    And here I'd figured on this being the session where not everyone was coming home.

    Instead, everyone comes home without a scratch. This is the best example of JUST AS PLANNED I've seen in months.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:39 No.8655812
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:40 No.8655821
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:40 No.8655824
    It's like the third act of True Lies.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)23:40 No.8655825

    Here Here
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:42 No.8655848
    My knowledge of Brazil leads me to believe there is a 50% chance that this has a penis.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:42 No.8655852
    Except Awesome, because instead of a POS harrier, it's a fucking Flanker, two Phantoms, a Vark, and the token flying frog!
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:43 No.8655860
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    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:44 No.8655875
    So, having read: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/8633908/

    When do we get new writefaggotry?
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/18/10(Thu)23:46 No.8655905

    Give us some time to digest all we've been given and then to come up with ideas.

    As i've said I call the Patrol Boat Attack!
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:46 No.8655908
    About the families of the Falcon's crew? And the poor individuals taken?

    Or the captured fighter pilot's POV could be sweet...

    Or the merc company leader when presented his new personal jet, courtesy of the new flight.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:46 No.8655909
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    Kick. Ass.

    OP, that was Boss.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:47 No.8655916
    We don't know about the Falcon though.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)23:51 No.8655949
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    The F-111 pilot is the unsung hero here. Had that not worked, the plan would have fallen apart.

    Well I'm waiting for a friend to show up, so we can watch Top Gun (it was going to be Terminator Salvation, but I'm putting my foot down) All the other writers can write what they want first, since I take forever to get my stuff out there.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:51 No.8655960
    Someone please enlighten me as to what those attachments alongside the fuselage are.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)23:51 No.8655966
    Conformal Fuel Tanks.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:52 No.8655975
    Hmm. Suspected as much, though I've never seen anything of the sort before. Clever, I suppose.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/18/10(Thu)23:54 No.8655990
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    This has them too.
    >> Anonymous 03/18/10(Thu)23:58 No.8656031
    I see external fuel tanks, but I don't see these so-called conformal tanks, unless they're those bulges off the side of the intakes.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/19/10(Fri)00:00 No.8656053
    that would be them
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)00:02 No.8656090
    Huh. How bizarre.
    It's a perfectly sensible idea, but one which I'd never even heard of being done before just now.
    Learn something new every day on /tg/.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/19/10(Fri)00:05 No.8656127

    Stick around in this thread, you'll learn a ton about jets.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/19/10(Fri)00:06 No.8656134
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    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)00:06 No.8656149
    OP, when can we expect more?
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)00:07 No.8656154
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    Will do.
    Have a touhou.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/19/10(Fri)00:09 No.8656181

    You're speakin my language sukhoi
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)00:12 No.8656219

    I sent an email off to Steve, I don't know yet.

    Scotch sent me an email, and said depending upon the cash bonus, he's going to upgrade his ride.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/19/10(Fri)00:15 No.8656238

    He gonna stick with French aircraft or has he been eyeing something else? And can we get the final kill tally and all that?
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)00:20 No.8656313
    OP again

    Mission Success.

    Air kills
    Flanker: 2.5 Mirage F1
    Me: 1 Mirage F1
    Biscuit: .5 Mirage F1

    Air Incidentals: None

    Aardvark: Damaged (Combat ineffective) Osprey 55

    Surface Incidentals: None
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/19/10(Fri)00:21 No.8656331
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    >> Blacksheepcannibal 03/19/10(Fri)00:21 No.8656332
    I see live-fire munitions! Standard loadout for an Echo model. I see a Data-Link Pod, standard LANTIRN pods, and the CFTs you'll see on every Echo model that isn't down for maintenance.

    >>8655629 F-16I
    >>8655860 F-16 Block 60, I think.
    Both have CFTs pretty standard too.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)00:23 No.8656347
    Nice work.
    With a clean mission like this, with no repair bills, it's time to put that money to good use, and buy some higher-end munitions.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)00:25 No.8656373
    Thread archived. I hope the description is satisfactory.

    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)00:27 No.8656393
    Yeah, you can't trust every mission will be so supremely planned that you can get away with missiles falling off the rails or not being able to lock.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)00:29 No.8656413
    Is it just me? It looks like on the section at the front of the port wing root, it's missing a panel?
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/19/10(Fri)00:32 No.8656463
    Think about the aircraft's position relative to the camera...

    Think about why an eagle would be there...

    (It's a refueling port)
    >> Blacksheepcannibal 03/19/10(Fri)00:32 No.8656464
    That's the door for the refueling ramp. Picture was -probably- taken by the boom operator in the back of a KC-135.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/19/10(Fri)00:34 No.8656489

    Video proof.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)00:36 No.8656528
    Heh, cheers.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/19/10(Fri)00:40 No.8656576
    So what directions are the other writefags going with their shorts? I know where i'm going...
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/19/10(Fri)00:43 No.8656610
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    The liberian angle is tempting. But I'll let steve do that before I jump in.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)00:50 No.8656714
    I missed another thread? DAMMIT!
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)00:50 No.8656717
    These threads are a shining example of all that is right with /tg/.
    >> NF !!0F1cKtqWzCb 03/19/10(Fri)00:55 No.8656802
    NF here, planning some writefaggotry when I get home. Not sure what I'm going to type up yet, half of me wants to do a one poster about some goat on a small boat getting impaled by a Sparrow falling out of the sky.
    >> planefag 03/19/10(Fri)01:02 No.8656901

    >o do a one poster about some goat on a small boat getting impaled by a Sparrow falling out of the sky.

    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/19/10(Fri)01:07 No.8656988
    That...would be brilliant
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)01:14 No.8657119
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    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)01:15 No.8657129
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    Fucking A >>8656717
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)01:17 No.8657179
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    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)01:26 No.8657359
    Just caught this.

    Thank you OP. Keep us posted.

    And can you maybe give us a lineup? Who flies which jet?
    And I still want to know what your avionics can do...
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)01:31 No.8657444
    From the previous threads linked

    Baron: Phantom
    Biscuit: Phantom
    Scotch: Mirage F1
    Hugs: Flanker
    Sandman: Aardvark
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)01:33 No.8657484

    NPC: Mirage (damaged, but still)
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)01:39 No.8657577
    much obliged
    >> NF !!0F1cKtqWzCb 03/19/10(Fri)01:42 No.8657629
    Bandala hated his job. Less of a job and more of legacy, his family had been moving goats more or less since his species had found that the other was the ornery duct tape of farm animals. The bleating the biting, the shitting everywhere. He was currently using a Higgins boat that dated back to the D-Day landing to transport a score of the mangy beasts across to a landing to keep a load of cannibalistic guerrillas from eating each other before their next offensive in the name of freedom/whole sale rape and pillage of an undefended village.

    One of the males had been stirring up the whole bunch, making a bleeting load enough to be heard over the ancient landing craft's engine. Suddenly the hellish sound stopped. Bandala didn't believe his luck, he wedged the throttle open and moved into the body of the boat to inspect the situation. The male was pinned to the deck, what was clearly the fuselage of a missile protruding from the animal's skull. Bandala toyed briefly with the idea of trying to haul the projectile free, but based on a justifiable fear of not wanting to toy with UXO and the fact that the missile was probably plugging a hole in the bottom of the boat at this point, he decided to simply return to the controls.

    He pushed the throttle back to full, and sonic boom got the goats bleeting again. Somewhere beneath a rapidly unfolding international diplomatic incident happening at the speed of sound a lone herdsman uttered to no one in particular.

    "Fuck it."
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)01:46 No.8657689
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    Ddin't stand a chance.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)01:47 No.8657693
    Just following up on the anti-shipping issue...

    It's a lot harder to sink military ships (well, maybe not LCS) than you'd think.


    A 1500-ton frigate (really a corvette) ate multiple Harpoons and Skippers, and only sank when the fire reached its magazines.

    OTOH, there's this...


    A battleship eats 2 guided bombs and sinks. Again, it wasn't the HE that did it, it was the fires (apparently the Roma was about as well-built as most of Mussolini's junk) reaching a magazine.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)01:47 No.8657704
    You're not aiming to sink it, just make it combat ineffective.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)01:58 No.8657840
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    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/19/10(Fri)02:02 No.8657898

    well this came out of left field...
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)02:10 No.8657999
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    To disable the radio for a few hour you'd have to hit the antennae/radio shack on top of the ship. I'd have to be some great shooting, a maverick might do the trick (and take out the bridge as well). But apparently there was no backup the ship could have called...

    To take a military ship out it takes quite a lot. Since the utter failure of the Japanese carriers at Midway, fire and damage control has been a major issue for navies everywhere. As long as the keel remains intact (which only specialized torpedoes can break) these ships are pretty much unsinkable. They are compartmentalized and the crews are drilled to contain flooding. So unless there is a fire wreaking havoc and disrupting damage control it won't sink. And causing fire isn't easy. Short of a direct hit into a munitions depot nothing will burn. The tanks have isolated cells and not enough oxygen in them. The structure is all metal. HE warheads only cause fires if they hit something highly combustible, and even then they push out the oxygen, so unless there's ventilation it won't burn.

    For a mission kill it's usually easier to limit mobility by damaging the hull, screws, or rudder.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)02:15 No.8658066
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    I'm out for the night. Awesome thread, as always.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)02:16 No.8658080

    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)02:18 No.8658115
    OP, buy the Flanker pilot a beer.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)02:19 No.8658122
    This, he halved the enemy force.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)02:21 No.8658160
    Hey OP. What are you telling your group about /tg/?

    Is Steve reading this?

    If so we should be more careful, or he will be prepared for any and all strategems we cook up.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)02:23 No.8658181
    Lose lips sink ships!
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)02:23 No.8658191
    Well then you have the whole once its on fire while it may not sink no one is going to be able to stay on it either. Loads of ships are abandoned hours or even days before they actually sink
    >> NF !!0F1cKtqWzCb 03/19/10(Fri)02:40 No.8658453
    Hmm... not sure what to do next honestly. Liberia is clearly ripe, but I can't believe that Steve doesn't have plans for that so I don't want to touch it, flyover's been claimed. What else is there?
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)02:41 No.8658467
    Write a story from the point of view of the killed pilots on the hijacked plane.
    >> NF !!0F1cKtqWzCb 03/19/10(Fri)02:49 No.8658571
    I'll give it a whack, although it's kinda getting to the point where we could run a pool on how many posts it will take before whoever is the focus of a Planes and Mercs story gets brutally deadified.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)02:51 No.8658608
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/19/10(Fri)02:55 No.8658660
    See you tomorrow /tg/. It was a great day to be a gamer.
    >> NF !!0F1cKtqWzCb 03/19/10(Fri)02:59 No.8658721
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    bah, nothing's coming. I'll take another run in the morning. Thanks for the story OP, always a pleasure.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)08:24 No.8661474
    Bamp for awesome
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)09:38 No.8661947
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    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/19/10(Fri)10:46 No.8662603
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    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/19/10(Fri)10:47 No.8662610
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    morning /tg/
    >> OnetimeTrip !!1ihovTcMOSN 03/19/10(Fri)10:51 No.8662658
    Jesus, these threads are always monstrous.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/19/10(Fri)11:02 No.8662751
    yep and this one won't last much longer as is. Might want to start a new one some time today so the writefags can get to work.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/19/10(Fri)11:11 No.8662860
    It's because we're awesome. We also have a god complex, 'saviour of /tg/' and all that.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/19/10(Fri)11:20 No.8662953
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    Yeah...what sukhoi said. Because we're awesome
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/19/10(Fri)11:21 No.8662973
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    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/19/10(Fri)11:31 No.8663084

    My brain is out for the moment so i'll have to ask...what is that thing? I know its a brit bomber...or at least a former bomber.

    Enlighten me plz...
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/19/10(Fri)11:32 No.8663091
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    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)11:33 No.8663094
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)11:33 No.8663096
    It looks almost like a nimrod, but please enlighten.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/19/10(Fri)11:35 No.8663123
    ah right. I was familiar with the Vulcan but i'd only ever heard of the Victor
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/19/10(Fri)11:37 No.8663147
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    This one's a little easier.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/19/10(Fri)11:42 No.8663188

    Don't remember the name of this one either but I know I liked it. Reminds me of the A5 Vigilante. Is it a supersonic interceptor or bomber?
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)11:47 No.8663230
    Is that sum TSR-2?

    Sexy beast :)
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/19/10(Fri)11:51 No.8663272

    ah right! the one that got cancelled by the F111. sexy beast indeed.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/19/10(Fri)11:51 No.8663274
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    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/19/10(Fri)11:53 No.8663297
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    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)11:53 No.8663301
    Dat landing gear...
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/19/10(Fri)11:56 No.8663339
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    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/19/10(Fri)11:59 No.8663357

    Ah! Its a mutant F16/F18 hybrid! What dastardly nation would have done such a thing?
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:00 No.8663373
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    I told that Hornet bitch she should've gotten an abortion instead of giving up the baby to those damn chinese...
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:01 No.8663379

    FLASH! AH-AH!!!
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:03 No.8663391
    The masters of knock-off, the Chinese

    I mean, who else? :P
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/19/10(Fri)12:03 No.8663394
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    You used to be so thin, so light and fit. Now look at you, you bloated fat bastard!
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/19/10(Fri)12:03 No.8663400

    F-CK-1 Ching-kuo...gotcha
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:08 No.8663449
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    Look who's talking, miss "maybe with these multiple surgeries I'll be able to match miss Tomcat whose sexy curves have allways made me insecure and who I'll never be able to compare to" :P
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/19/10(Fri)12:10 No.8663461
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    Shut up Cat, who let you out of the old folks home? Anyway, I make this look GOOOD.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:13 No.8663487
    Wow, just like a chinese imitation...

    No wonder Viper dumped you
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/19/10(Fri)12:15 No.8663503
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    Hiii guysssssssssss

    Whatsssssss going on here???
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:16 No.8663510
    Now that it's just a bunch of aerophiles loitering in this board, does anybody have dirt on the harriers the u.s. marines use? I know they're ensign killers, but how effective are they with skilled pilots? Also, any pics would rock.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/19/10(Fri)12:18 No.8663529
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    Don't listen to her babe, I'd still hit that...
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:18 No.8663531
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    Hey little man, how's the retirement home?
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/19/10(Fri)12:19 No.8663538
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    You great great grandchildren are more trouble than you're worth. Back in papa and I's day nice young ladies didn't have children with foreign riff raff.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/19/10(Fri)12:22 No.8663558
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    Shut it old man. You were just as promiscuous, and even less discreet.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:22 No.8663560
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/19/10(Fri)12:23 No.8663575
    And this thread has saged, was fun.

    Harrier Boy:
    Can take off vertically. Jack of all trades, but can barely do any of them. Best relegated to ground attack role.
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:24 No.8663577
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    Now with radar
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/19/10(Fri)12:24 No.8663581

    Look who's talking...and playing for the other team by all appearances.


    We got nothin atm
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/19/10(Fri)12:26 No.8663598
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    And you young man...you should come and visit your parents home country once in a while...take in the sights...get some beer and wurst
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:26 No.8663600
    See you in the next thread, guys
    >> Anonymous 03/19/10(Fri)12:26 No.8663604

    >I-16 and I-153 together

    fukkin saved
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/19/10(Fri)12:28 No.8663614

    like that did yea?
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/19/10(Fri)12:29 No.8663627
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    Your mother and I are very concerned, you never call anymore.
    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/19/10(Fri)12:32 No.8663671

    maybe because you switched propulsion half way through your life. Who'd want to admit to having parents on that level of embarrassing?
    >> planefag 03/19/10(Fri)12:48 No.8663821

    >maybe because you switched propulsion half way through your life.

    I LOL'ed, good show sir.
    >> sukhoi !KJHro3/ISM 03/19/10(Fri)12:49 No.8663840
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    >> Skyhawk !c6DO1M4BMw 03/19/10(Fri)13:05 No.8664022

    So half the neighborhood was doing it...so what! You know embarrassing it is when someone pulls out old pictures of you and dad? You wonder why I went stealth? THATS WHY!

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