104th_Moa's Rampant Bear DCS A-10C mission -
Roki tunnel is a tough place to target. The valley is steep. Air defenses cover the northwestern routes out of Tbilisi. If Blue can close the Roki Tunnel the Red forces cannot continue to threaten Tbilisi.
It is late in the mission and most of the Red forces attacking Tbilisi are defeated. Fools to think they could overcome the A-10C assets.
Red is desperado. Foolishly, armor continues to transit through the Roki Tunnel. We have had enough.
Tasking goes out to Wrecking Crew and tomcat to pop that Roki tunnel entrance. WC is in the area to provide targeting while tc is loading the ILS GBUs needed for the target in the steep valley. Both pilots head upstairs, figuring that 24,000 feet will avoid the local BUK and drop the bomb in between the peaks. Just need to stay south of the SA-10 out of the Beslan area.
Roki tunnel is acquired and the targeting data is transmitted over SADL.
Pedicure (or bunion removal)
Roki tunnel is down there, somewhere
tomcat hauling in the heavy's
WC from the left
WC has the target on the TGP (center), tc is out about 5 miles
The data is sent to tc on Grp ID 11 (WC exit stage right)
On time delivery
Not done yet
The bunker remains - it must be destroyed
tc lines up for another pass
And WC has the view on the TGP - there is the second bomb strike - right on target
Have GBU-31, will travel
Job done, RTB
Stay away from SA-10s