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A-7E AAR

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I've always wanted to do an AAR, and the MF A-7E gave me reason to give one a try...

 

Today's mission is a strike on an industrial complex deep into East Germany. I chose to take 6 MK83's, and wingie went with 8 MK82's.

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We formed up and went feet dry.

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It wasn't long before the RWR lit up, and I turned my head to see a long smoky finger reaching out towards me.

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I popped chaff and flare, and dove for the deck.

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The RWR went quiet, but I decided it would be best to make the rest of the ingress low and fast. Hopefully we could avoid attracting any uneccessary attention.

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Our SEAD and escort flights, were comforting but not much...

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And it wasn't long before the RWR lit up again, and we realized we weren't alone.

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I slammed the throttels forward, and called wingie to catch up, but he was trailing behind. He survived a near miss...

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...and I again encouraged him to catch up. He rogered, and then that was last I heard from him. The rest of my radio calls went unanswered.

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Damn! No time to dwell, though... I pressed on down on the deck, and banked hard into the target at 10 miles out.

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At a mile out, I pulled up and climbed to Angels Six, rolled over and flew the pipper over the target, a large wherehouse in the center of the complex.

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Bombs away! I pulled up sharply and look back just in time to see the impact. At least wingie wasn't lost in vain.

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Just as I looked forward again, the fireworks started. I jetisoned my tanks and racks in an effort to lighten up...

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Once again, I dropped down to the deck and headed for the coast, hoping I could get out without experiencing the same fate as wingie. Unfortunately, I had company...

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Could I outrun him? Hmmm... not likely. I didn't have enough fuel to make it back down low and at full throttle. Seeing it as my only choice, I took a page out of Maverick and Goose's book and pulled back hard, nearly blacking out.

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As I pulled over the top, I expected to see him coming up to meet me, and prepared for a deadly game of chicken. But to my suprise, he continued straight ahead and passed underneath me. What luck!

 

I lined up for a shot and squeezed off a sidewinder.

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Good kill!

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Ah... nothing like a little sweet revenge...

 

Feet dry. I wish I could say the same for my flightsuit.

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What a pretty sight!

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I line up for final...

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And grease 'er in...

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All that's left to do now is take a hot shower and figure out what kind of liquor to toast to wingie with...

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Nice! Thanks for posting it! Those MiG pilots seem to forget that unlike the A-4 and A-6, the Corsair has those nasty heaters up its sleeve.

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well.....

 

we found a challenger for Rambler 1-1.

 

not bad. not bad.

 

hope to see some new ones from you.

 

Yeah, I'd like to, but I didn't realize how much time it takes to write one!!!

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Hey, Which title is that? I see the ccip so it has to be WOI with a different terrain? Great AAR in any case. Good job! :clapping:

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Hey, Which title is that? I see the ccip so it has to be WOI with a different terrain? Great AAR in any case. Good job! :clapping:

 

Sorry, I just saw your question...

 

It's WOE, with a carrier station and the MF A-7E added to the 1979 campaign.

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"All that's left to do now is take a hot shower and figure out what kind of liquor to toast to wingie with..."

 

the Master of Arms might have something to say about that!!

 

:drinks_drunk:

 

great mission!!

 

:good:

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