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Floyd Posted - 03 Mar 2018 : 13:07:47
In one of our last missions in this theatre we are ordered to target
the last functional port, the Juniyah Naval base.

The first picture shows the route to our target and the second one
a recon photo of the naval base.

Main targets are:
- Storage tanks
- Warehouse
- Depot
- Fuel tanks
There is no hard deck for this mission, strafing of targets is allowed.

Package 23849

Panther1 and Python1 are 4-ship Deep Strike flights.
Mission success is given for 50% hit ratio of fired munition
(w/o the gun), PS is given for 25% hit.

Serpent1 is a 4-ship Escort flight.
Mission success is given for no losses to Panther and Python by A2A,
PS is given for 50% loss max.

All flights are from the 4329th squadron, flying the F-16CM-52,
taking off from Hatzerim.

IDM will be from human pilot in Serpent1.
Serpent11 is package commander.


Flight		Task			TO	        TOT	     IDM		VHF		TACAN	FL

Panther1        Deep Strike	21:52	22:14	 1		 1		11/74	230
Python1         Deep Strike	21:54	22:16 	 2		 2		16/79	240
Serpent1        Escort		21:50	22:08	 3		 3		21/84	270

Flight paths and weapons are free.
The weather is fair at home plate and fair at the target.

Good Hunting



Flight Leads in this Sunday's official campaign mission, "ITO 2018 Mission 20" are requested
to post a debrief of their flights actions, including any lessons learned or that should be
learned by others.

Please put the following information at the top of your post:

Flight Role: (SEAD, ESCORT, STRIKE, Etc..)
Callsign11: "Pilot's name" AA=X AG=X RTB,MIA/KIA,EJT
Callsign12: "Pilot's name" AA=X AG=X RTB,MIA/KIA,EJT
Callsign13: "Pilot's name" AA=X AG=X RTB,MIA/KIA,EJT
Callsign14: "Pilot's name" AA=X AG=X RTB,MIA/KIA,EJT

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Floyd Posted - 05 Mar 2018 : 16:18:55
Flight Role: Deep Strike

Python11: "Floyd" AA=0 AG=2 RTB
Python12: "Echion" AA=0 AG=3 RTB


We had to slow down on the ingress while Serpent attacked the
bandits, but thereafter reached the target for a good first run.
A few runs had to be repeated because bombs won't release
or target area obstructed by smoke. With 4 bombs each we
had to take the centerline tank and had to RTB in time.
Griffin Posted - 04 Mar 2018 : 22:15:04
Flight Role: Deep Strike

Panther 11: "Griffin" AA=0 AG=2 RTB
Panther 12: "Mango" AA=0 AG=5 RTB
Panther 13: "Sabre" AA=0 AG=0 RTB


Take off was uneventful but neither Mango nor I could see Sabre on IDM which didn't help SA.

We had a short hold half way to our target when Serpent took care of MiG 23 while we started an orbit. We didn't have to wait too long and continued in.

I had Mk82 Air, Mango and Mk84Air and Sabre had CBM-87. We were target fuel and storage tanks so it was going to interesting to see the various weapon effects.

We started our attack runs but were called off by Serpent as more MiGs were on the way in. After that we followed Python's first run. The target was a fire ball and it was difficult to find targets clearly. A pop-up SA-8 to the SE of the target added to the spice of the mission.

We had good results, particularly from secondary explosions. Mk82 and Mk84 bombs worked well, but the CBM-87 only inflicted damage, no destruction, even though Sabre hit the targets with every bomb.

A good fun flight.

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