What Should I Do?
Squeakity_Squeak last edited by
First, let me thank those of you who helped with the stellar gift ideas for my beautiful fiance.
Okay, down to business.
I’m attempting to fly AI Strike missions in both the Korean and Israeli theaters in which I seem to have adequate DEAD and ESCORT support and yet upon approach to my ground objectives I’m getting clobbered with SAM interference.
I’m not outrunning my support elements, they’re simply failing in their responsibilities to the success of my missions.
I’m a little O.C.D. in that I’m not good with aborting a mission prior to discharging my payload and receiving a crappy mission rating, so what should I do?
I wanna hear from the vets here.
Do I abort, return to base, take the rating hit and hope for another opportunity to hit those targets?
I’ve watched all of Krause’s vids, specifically the one on fragging your own support missions and currently it seems to me that I’m not able to frag a single mission in the midst of the regularly generated campaign, so what do I do about these ground threats?
In Korea with the Block 50 I’ll take a couple of MAVs or have my Wingy take some AGM-88s along to take out SAM radar installations but in Israel, I’m not given the option to load up with MAVs or 88s.
FULL DISCLOSURE - I’m an old school LOMAC guy. I love deploying MAVs against armored columns and GBUs against static ground targets so I should probably be flying an A-10 but currently, the tutorial vids on the A-10 within BMS are sorely lacking.
Any suggestions aside from, “just juke the SAMs and carry on” are GREATLY appreciated.
chaserfrost last edited by
So long as the skies are free from air threats, I’d target the air defense first. Make this first priority. I mean you can’t make attack runs if you’re getting shot down from AD all the time.
In Israel, you’ll be up against the Patriots and SA 10s so you’ll want to learn how to fly the Delilah as well as the other MITL weapons.
Shadow last edited by
Years/decades ago before I MP took over my flight time, like you I had found the AI just didn’t do the job, so I would do consecutive flights to the same area and clear a path to the ground target I had planed to eliminate.
AI for air cover works OK but best support you can have is a RL person flying with you.
Mower last edited by
Once you control the air, it’s SEAD/DEAD.
Cik last edited by
throw the bomb
approach to loft
descending slice ~6g
return to behind hill