Oh man, I just got myself into a furball with Mig21s in my AF Korea2005 campaign. It is only day 2 and there are still lots of enemy planes up, mostly swarms of 21s. Tonight I was doing a 2 ship LGB attack on an underground factory and I knew 21s were in the area on ingress but I wanted to drop my bombs before worrying about them, and CAP flights have been good on my past few missions. However this time on egress I ran pretty much straight into a group of 4 that seemed to pop up out of nowhere at 5-10 miles, I couldn't get a bead on them visually or on radar, didn't know altitude. My wingman was off chasing AN24s because I told him to engage earlier and thought he was going after the 21s while I pulled out of my bomb run.
Anyways I managed to shoot down one of the 21s with an Amraam at short range when I finally managed to pull them up on radar, but in my panic I accidentally ripple fired the rest of my 120s when I meant to lock up the next target! (3 wasted 120s) Then suddenly the merge is all over me and the 3 Migs go every which way, I have barely any SA, I grope around trying to find a target and soon I have a Mig right on my tail and another a few miles behind! I think my wingman finally showed up and shot down a 21 before he crashed into the ground for some reason. I briefly tried to break and get the close 21 off my tail but I pulled too hard and can't get an advantage so I tried extending for awhile in full AB when I realized this guy had no missiles either.
After putting some distance between us I pulled into the vertical for all I was worth but was careful to let up on the Gs when I reached corner velocity. Coming down on top of him it quickly descended into a turning circle with me at an energy advantage and this time slowly but surely he stalled out trying to follow me around the circle and I got on his tail! Unfortunately I missed my gunshot and he dove and ran. I was almost out of fuel and had to let him go. I managed to land at my alternate with like 100 lbs of fuel. I was just glad I didn't accidentally shoot my wingman down with all those errant 120s. For all I know he crashed trying to avoid my missile. One more 21 of the 4 original was unnaccounted for, maybe he bugged out as well.
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