by Andrew Woff
I started by
targeting 1 cell of B-52s against each of the primary targets. I plotted
both escort groups towards Conarky on parallel tracks but converging 20
miles or so from the air base.
I plotted both the
Command Solo's towards the target at full speed and fully active towards
a point 25-miles out. I activated the B-52s jammers about 50 miles out.
The northern escort group splashed 2 MiG-21's for no loss but two more
came up and were engaged by the northern escort; unfortunately during the
exchange of Sidewinders and Atolls both sides eliminated each other -
these constituted the only friendly loss of the operation.
The bombers were
following just behind and with their own jamming and the Command Solo's
they achieved electronic superiority against the defenses, so despite
numerous SA-6 launches none hit my bombers. I destroyed all the targets
bar the runway/taxiway complex although I bounced the rubble quite
thoroughly thank you.
Shortly after victory
USA - Losses: 2x
Expenditures: 8x Sparrow III, 2x Sidewinder, 918x Mk82 500lb LDGP
Soviet - Losses: 7x
Fishbed J, 2x A/C Revetment(4), 2x Bear D, 6x Badger A, 6x Backfire B, 1x
Hangar(Large x 4), 1x Ammo Dump, 1x Radar Site (Soviet), 1x Ac Gas Tank
Farm (320k Gal).
Expenditures: 2x 23mm Gsh-23-2 Burst, 4x Atoll, 19x Gainful, 31x 57mm
S60, 2x Grail