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Surrexen 01-27-2020 11:56 PM

Super Wabbit's Tip 6 ... totally this. Only press the attack when the time is right. Timing is everything.

solidGad 01-28-2020 02:05 AM

Great advice from Super Wabbit!

In all honestly, the F18 is probably the best aircraft to tackle these fine missions. I may have to get back into the Hornet. All I really fly lately is the A10C and Harrier, so my A2A capabilities are limited, which is why I get overwhelmed with enemy CAPs. :D

Super Wabbit 01-28-2020 02:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Surrexen (Post 4189675)
Super Wabbit's Tip 6 ... totally this. Only press the attack when the time is right. Timing is everything.

I guess that should be tip #1!

FYI, Operation Black Spire is set in Nevada and there are a few targets that are pretty close, something that might be excellent for the A-10 with a little bit of help from the Friendly fighter support.

Super Wabbit 01-28-2020 04:31 AM

You can also get creative with your loadouts. The F-16 can't carry as many weapons as the F-18, but it has the option of not carrying sidewinders. So you can carry 4 to 6 AIM-120C's to keep enemies at a distance and still have the ability to carry a decent bomb load.

With the F-18, I will sometimes sling 2 JDAMs on one pylon then 120C's on the rest if it looks like I'm going to need the extra missiles. The Hornet can dogfight pretty well in an asymmetric loadout, so get creative!

solidGad 01-28-2020 05:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Super Wabbit (Post 4189761)
I guess that should be tip #1!

FYI, Operation Black Spire is set in Nevada and there are a few targets that are pretty close, something that might be excellent for the A-10 with a little bit of help from the Friendly fighter support.

Yes! Black Spire is my favorite. Great missions. :thumbup:

oho 01-30-2020 07:24 AM

I try to take out the SAM-sites first to get some space. So I go to the Mission Editor and create my own waypoints on the SAM-sites ignoring the Mission objectives.
Problem is, that I can only have a Minimum of 30 meters above ground and not 0 for the bombs (which is Logical because this is the Minimum flight hight)
How can I set a ground attack waypoint in the Mission Editor on the ground so that I can select it in the hornet as ground target with WPDSGT for JDAMs and JSOWs?
Or do I have to edit the hight manually in the DATA-screen of each waypoint?

Surrexen 01-30-2020 08:26 AM

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Originally Posted by oho (Post 4192107)
I try to take out the SAM-sites first to get some space. So I go to the Mission Editor and create my own waypoints on the SAM-sites ignoring the Mission objectives.
Problem is, that I can only have a Minimum of 30 meters above ground and not 0 for the bombs (which is Logical because this is the Minimum flight hight)
How can I set a ground attack waypoint in the Mission Editor on the ground so that I can select it in the hornet as ground target with WPDSGT for JDAMs and JSOWs?
Or do I have to edit the hight manually in the DATA-screen of each waypoint?

You could just do skip mission until you pull one of the SAM sites and then use the radio menu target report to get given the target coordinates and altitude.

Mekako 01-30-2020 06:44 PM

Hi Surrexen,
Sorry to abandon you on this, as it seems that I'm the only one using Harrier in those fantastic missions. I've been out for a while but your updates are really fast.
I love the Tarawa addition...you are my manhttps://forums.eagle.ru/images/smilies/drinks_drunk.gif Thank you very much!


Quote:

Originally Posted by Surrexen (Post 4161512)
Question for those of you that fly Harrier's ... what would be the preferred air to ground loadout when launching from the Tarawa?

Edit: Nevermind. Tarawa will be in the next Snowfox update along with 2x Harrier's launching from it. To get around some limitations/bugs with the Tarawa that people have mentioned, the 2 Harrier's will have to be runway starts from position 3 and 4. This will mean if there are 2 Harrier pilots planning on launching from the Tarawa at the same time you will need to coordinate between yourselves or potentially have a collision. Doing a rolling start from the Tarawa from runway position 3 and 4 appears to be perfectly do-able with a full load (something I learnt today in discord, thanks @mcflyjr!). Anyway, that's what is coming. I will see if I can jiggy it up so that the Tarawa has it's own missile defence zone similar to the Stennis.



About the loadout, in my humble opinion the one you have (2xaim9+ 2x122 + 2x65G) it's ok for the most missions the harrier will do at the begining as the first thing you have to do is wipe out the enemy air defense. Also a good loadout is 2xaim9+ 2x122+ 2x38 or 2xaim9+ 2x38+ 2x65g. The aim9 are there just to give you pace of mind...nothing else. The enemy appears, you runs like hell at least they are Sopwith Camel https://forums.eagle.ru/images/smilies/biggrin.gif
Another one for SEAD preplaned targets and pro pilots would be 2xaim9+ 4x38 or 2xaim9+ 2x122+ 4x38.


The Tarawa defense is a "must have" thing for me but no worries, it's something I can solve easily placing missile systems on shore. The reason is I move it a little to the south to be more confortable and to have a bit longer and challenging missions and quite often enemies chase me till the carrier long away from allied flights...so I need air defense.


Again, I'm very pleased with this recent update. Thanks!!

Surrexen 01-30-2020 10:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mekako (Post 4192735)
Hi Surrexen,
Sorry to abandon you on this, as it seems that I'm the only one using Harrier in those fantastic missions. I've been out for a while but your updates are really fast.
I love the Tarawa addition...you are my manhttps://forums.eagle.ru/images/smilies/drinks_drunk.gif Thank you very much!






About the loadout, in my humble opinion the one you have (2xaim9+ 2x122 + 2x65G) it's ok for the most missions the harrier will do at the begining as the first thing you have to do is wipe out the enemy air defense. Also a good loadout is 2xaim9+ 2x122+ 2x38 or 2xaim9+ 2x38+ 2x65g. The aim9 are there just to give you pace of mind...nothing else. The enemy appears, you runs like hell at least they are Sopwith Camel https://forums.eagle.ru/images/smilies/biggrin.gif
Another one for SEAD preplaned targets and pro pilots would be 2xaim9+ 4x38 or 2xaim9+ 2x122+ 4x38.


The Tarawa defense is a "must have" thing for me but no worries, it's something I can solve easily placing missile systems on shore. The reason is I move it a little to the south to be more confortable and to have a bit longer and challenging missions and quite often enemies chase me till the carrier long away from allied flights...so I need air defense.


Again, I'm very pleased with this recent update. Thanks!!

The Tarawa fleet has it's own missile defence zone already. The zone is pretty tight though :smilewink:

Super Wabbit 01-31-2020 12:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by solidGad (Post 4189744)
Great advice from Super Wabbit!

In all honestly, the F18 is probably the best aircraft to tackle these fine missions. I may have to get back into the Hornet. All I really fly lately is the A10C and Harrier, so my A2A capabilities are limited, which is why I get overwhelmed with enemy CAPs. :D

I tried escorting my friend while he was in an A-10 and I in an F-16. I was able to destroy 4 flights, 3 with AIM-120's and 2 with guns only :/
The fifth enemy patrol popped up before the A-10 could finish his target mission and was shot down while I ran home to reload.

Tried the same thing with a Hornet and had better success, though 2 F-14's spawned and well, those Phoenix missiles are hard to avoid...


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