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Wrench, November 22, 2017 in Thirdwire: Strike Fighters 2 Series - Screen Shots
More range flying:
EricJ: there's a newer version of The Range available, now with water features! (lol!) Just so you know
Ah the Viggie...I remember back in the old SFP1 days having that thing loaded with A2A missiles and swatting many MiGs.
Thanks Wrench, I have checked it out and it's pretty nice so far:
Off for some GBU-16 and iron bomb qualification
9 hours ago, yakarov79 said:
H&MS-15 Angels (Detachment on USS Hornet - all 4 planes were named after "shady girls")
"Polly Adler" and "Ko Sisters"
VA-192 Worlds Famous Golden Dragons - Always amazing, what level of detail is still possible in SF2 -> ravenclaws great weapons!
...and a final "BOOM"
Rolling off the deck for a strike on Iran:
Global warming has led to Typhoons in the Persian Gulf....
Mk V in with guns passing out some 20 MM love
Almost out of ammo so time to scare them off the road
Early morning strike mission
lots of great shots in here lately. sadly mine are only
a wish for wings that work
why not Minot?
Just doing some Helo flight
22 years ago, flight testing of the F-22 began at Edwards AFB
On the long flight across Ethiopia the passengers aboard the CH-53E, a US Navy SEAL team, reflected that it was a little over 24 hours since they had been checking into a luxury hotel in Dubai. They had just started a well-deserved spell of R&R after a particularly intense period of operations in the Persian Gulf.
Operating from Navy ships and aircraft they had been part of the protection for international shipping from Iranian aggression
As well taking on the occasional covert recon of Iranian facilities..
(But that's a screenshot story for another time.)
It seemed like no sooner had the SEALs checked into the hotel in Dubai when the call came that they were to be picked up and flown back to Bahrain as a matter of urgency. Transport was enroute and they were to grab their gear and head to the roof ASAP...
'Hey pilot, don't go yet. We're missing a couple of the Team that went straight to the beach to hang with some air hostesses we met on the flight down.'
'No problem, we'll pick them up on the way'
A flight to Navy HQ in Bahrain, a hair-raising transit by speeding fully-loaded SUVs to the airport, and the SEALs were climbing aboard the Boeing 707 charity-chartered aid flight to Djibouti...
'Skipper, why couldn't we have just taken that flight?'
''We don't know who's watching flight arrivals in Djibouti. And in any case we're being met at the airport there for a connecting flight. that we don't need the other passengers to see. Now shut up and get some sleep. You don't know when you'll get another chance.'
Turbulence shook the SEAL leader from his thoughts. The CH-53E was taking on fuel as it continued it's journey to Gondar, hub of USMC operations supporting the aid operation in-country on Ethiopia..
He opened the intel package that he had been handed on boarding the helo to find out just why he and his men had been plucked so urgently from the lap of luxury to exchange one desert battlefield for another.
To be continued...
(big thanks to russouk2004 and Kjakker!)
As the sun began to set the SEAL Team leader reviewed the intel package..
A week ago an aid convoy heading for the remote villages near the Sudan border lost contact.
Of course search parties were launched to find them.
48 hours ago a French C-160 on an aid drop flight spotted the convoy halted well off their route and called it in.
The convoy consists of trucks carrying food and medical supplies, a portable clinic constructed from shipping containers, and a number of international doctors, nurses and aid workers, including 5 Americans.
As suspected, the convoy was being held by Sudanese backed militia.
It would be dark by the time the SEALs arrived at Gondar. They would head straight into the mission planning cell and get together with the Marines to plan a rescue that could be launched as soon as possible..
Sure enough, by morning the various elements were ready to go..
A KC-130 lifts off carrying the SEALs..
Marine helos launch...
A blocking force of Marines, including Humvees and LAV-25s will be inserted between the convoy and the border to prevent the militia escaping with hostages...
And the F/A-18Ds of VMFA(AW)- 533 are tasked to provide recon, CAS and CAP for the operation..
The KC-130's track takes it far enough from the convoy that it won't be noticed, but close enough that the SEALs can cover the distance comfortably and it's time to jump...
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