OCTOBER 23, 2013MISSION 9
USS Ronald Reagan - Barents Sea
VFA-41 Black Aces
LOCAL TIME: 0345
ROE: Red and Free
The TU-22M Backfires that are threatening the Reagan carrier group are based at Kilpyavr Air Base. COMNAVPAC has ordered a surprise strike to destroy them. The base is protected by a SA-10B Flap Lid radar SAM site that will have to be taken down. The Russian coast is protected by a network of SA-11 and IHawk SAMs. It will be possible to fly at NOE and pass through the coastal SAMs without being detected. CAP/SEAD will pop up before feet dry after WP#6 and SEAD the SA-10. WP# 4, 5, and 6 can be edited at mission setup to give Flight Lead the option to change the ingress if necessary. In addition to the four (4) Backfires as primary targets, the Air Field Tower is assigned as a seconday target. GPS coordinates are provided for the Air Field Tower and have been entered into your onboard targeting computers.The Air Field Tower will require two 2000-lb bombs dropped in salvo to destroy in a single pass. It is not a hardened target.
Do not linger over the target area. Expect a hostile fighter response from other area bases.
Primary: Destroy the Backfire bombers at Kilpyavr Air Base.
Secondary: Destroy the Air Field Tower.
2xF/A-18E (Carrier CAP)(Skate)
1xKC-135 (Air Tanker)(Delta)
Bullseye: Kirkenes Air Base
USS REAGAN TACAN 76
Kirkenes Air Base TACAN 21
Kutskova Divert Field TACAN 45
KC-135 (Delta) Air Tanker TACAN 88
WP1/ARCING/250 IAS/2000 AGL
WP2/FORM UP/300 IAS/5000 AGL
WP3/INGRESS/350 IAS/10000 AGL
WP4/INGRESS NOE /475 IAS/200 AGL
WP5/INGRESS NOE /475 IAS/200 AGL
WP6/INGRESS NOE /475 IAS/200 AGL
WP7/SEAD /400 IAS/5000 AGL
WP8/STRIKE TARGETS /325 IAS/15000 AGL
WP9/EGRESS /375 IAS/25000 AGL
WP10/INBOUND/375 IAS/25000 AGL
WP11/RECOVERY/400 IAS/2000 AGL
NOTE: All WPs numbered 12 and above are to be ignored as they are used only to show geopolitical borders.
RECOMENDED STRIKE LOAD OUT
550 x PGU-28 20mm
2x Mk-82SE SNAKE EYE (RETARDED)
1x ATFLIR DATA LINK
5x AIM-120 AMRAAM
2x GBU-29 JDAM
2x AGM-88 HARM
2x AIM-9M Sidewinder DEBRIEF
Hedgehog, Lion, Madrus, Arson, ShoGunny attending
1 - Hedgehog: 1x Flap Lid, landed at divert.
2 - Lion: 2x MiG-23, 1x tower (pri tgt), 1x fire station, 1x truck, 1x SA-11, 1x Hawk, landed at divert.
3 - Madrus: shot down by MiG-23.
4 - Arson: 2x MiG-23, 3x Tu-22 (on gnd, pri tgt), landed at divert.
5 - ShoGunny: shot down by MiG-23.
Notes: Flight ingressed NOE at night time, and despite being under 200 feet radar altitude, an SA-11 found us and made trouble entering MOOR territory. First section performed SEAD actions and managed to bomb part of the air field. Second section was shot down by stealthy MiG-23s except for #4. #1 and #4 were damaged in the furball and diverted to a Norwegian airbase.