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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikke View Post
    Great! TS or SR?
    Both

    Will see what i can do with ships, they don’t really fit the night mission, but there’s a role for the Viggen!
    Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to.
    "That's some catch, that Catch-22," he observed.
    "It's the best there is," Doc Daneeka agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EAF79_OD View Post
    Both

    Will see what i can do with ships, they don’t really fit the night mission, but there’s a role for the Viggen!
    Good to hear about working comms!

    I must admit the ships part is mostly just because it's fun to do something that the Viggen does really well. Sure it can kill Su-33's (occationally, with a good bit of luck) and kill tanks or soft ground targets, but it's killing ships it excels at (especially big soft ones with bad SAM/AAA, that is loaded with soviet hardware and troops ).

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    Insurgent Strike Mission progress:
    We finally managed to destroy the first insurgent camp last night. We had a mixed flight of Harriers, Hornets and a Viggen. We had a game of cat and mouse with some Su-27's, and we had Jaks in an M-1 Abrams designating targets from the vicinity. As a result we were able to pick up targets that we were otherwise missing.

    We've now got Topsy able to drop ordnance and fire Maverick's at targets. Once we can pair this with picking up designated targets he'll be well on the way to being a lethal strike machine.

    Still don't know why the Tanker is going straight to base and landing. I deleted the original, created a new one and gave it extra waypoints and rules. For some reason the pilot just doesn't want to fly. Once I've got this mission perfected I'll be moving on to the next one and we can start to fly them in order and mix things up a bit. They won't all be at night either, though I don't plan for clear weather every time either. It'll be far more fun to have some pitching and rolling carriers and some fog thrown into the mix to keep us on our toes.

    Simple Radio:

    Would be really good if we could spend some time before the next mission to ensure that people are set up with Simple Radio. We're gradually turning off the Easy Communications and the more we do the more you will have to use the aircraft radios to tune in to the correct frequency. Simple Radio really helps you to get to grips with this. I understand that some of the radios are more of a faff than others (they're pretty easy in the F/A-18 and the Harrier) but it will be better to start getting to grips with this sooner rather than later. The campaigns we're hoping to be able to take part in, such as Storm of War, will be using Simple Radio for things like TOPHAT and Forward Air Controllers. As a result we'll need to be able to use the radios correctly. (It's even easier in the Spitfire and Mustang, just press the corresponding A, B, C, D or E button and you'll change to a pre-set frequency.

    It's really been helping us when we've had mixed flights of Hornet's and Harriers. Harriers have had their channel on Comm 1 Channel 1 and Comm 2 Channel 1 is for communicating with other flights/AWACS/Tanker/JTAC/ATC.

    We do still have TS as a back up, but we've only been using it when people without SRS working have been on.

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    Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to.
    "That's some catch, that Catch-22," he observed.
    "It's the best there is," Doc Daneeka agreed.

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    Good fun last night, really good turnout!
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    Yep - excellent and very immersive mission last night (despite couple of 'DCS not working' crashes trying to join)

    Managed to get two trips in the Harrier (second landing at Kutasi with approx 300lb of fuel left) - but despite plastering the compound with Mk20 Rockeyes and Mk82s I believe I only killed one vehicle - bizarrely enough a tank on a guns strafe... I know there is no splash damage from HE in DCS on light vehicles, but would have thought that Mk20 bomblets would have killed the MT-LBs in the base...

    Thanks to OD for mission planning/creation and hosting!
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    I think the MTLB's were taken out in the first pass with the Rockeye's where I was floored by a lag-spike! I'm going to adjust the trigger, and maybe some of the units located in the camp, so that we don't have a repeat of hunting around for what's blocking the mission and finding out that it is a gas cylinder!

    I really enjoyed the flying, it was pretty intensive. We were all trying to refuel from the KC-130 when Jaks turned up out of the darkness and shot us down! I'll be on this evening, but first off I'll be in the mission editor making some tweaks, then I'll be up for testing from 20:45 or so. The first camp should be able to be taken out by a flight of Harriers in one mission, we shouldn't be having to go back repeatedly.

    What was fun, for me, was flying the F-5 with Marsh in formation and trying to hit the target. I realised how I screwed up the bomb drop and that won't happen again!! It was good to fly at night in it, and I finally realised a few more things in it so I was able to manage the fuel more effectively.

    I'll see if I can make a start on some follow up missions, but we've still not completed that one yet! I've sent a WhatsApp message to Phil at SoW to see if they would like to join in with their viggens and Harriers too. It would be great to get some red squads in as well, so it is not just AI opposition.

    OD
    Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to.
    "That's some catch, that Catch-22," he observed.
    "It's the best there is," Doc Daneeka agreed.

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    Great fun last night, although I couldn't see a damn thing, even when Osprey was right next to me, if he hadn't had his lights on I would never have seen him, if its as dark as this again l'll take the harrier

    I've sent a WhatsApp message to Phil at SoW to see if they would like to join in with their viggens and Harriers too. It would be great to get some red squads in as well, so it is not just AI opposition.
    The more the merrier


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    Osprey's view of Topsy, headed to target.

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    So he finally got it working after I had left? Maybe having a Viggen in the mission was too much for his computer to handle?
    Good mission for me though, I had made the trip to the target, hit the compound in the middle with my bombs, and RTB by the time the rest of you where halfway to the target area. Not sure exactly what I destroyed, IIRC the poin screen said 8 targets I think. It was a good hit though considering my manouvering to target when I came over the hilltop meant that all info on my hud disappeared (a feature of the Viggen, manouver too hard when hud is in some kind of ground attack mode and it all disappears, yay!!!).

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    We were still setting people up on different things. Turns out Easy Communication reared it’s head again and screwed some things up. I’ve changed the settings in the mission itself now so that it forces Easy Communications off for everyone. I’ll make that a standard thing from now on.

    We had a lot of stuff just going wrong, but I found the issue that I’d been having on the start up of the Hornet, so that was a bonus! The Y key had reassigned itself to something that I didn’t need, instead of something that I needed!

    I think we now have everyone set up on Simple Radio; which is great.

    Now I just need to start work on Mission 2!
    Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to.
    "That's some catch, that Catch-22," he observed.
    "It's the best there is," Doc Daneeka agreed.

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