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Old 05-06-2018, 08:00 AM   #1
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Default moored enemy ships single mission: hints and tactics

I've tried this f-5e single mission in 2.5.1, but I Always get shot down by the moored ships AAA.
I've managed to fight migs CAP: when I see them coming I order my wingmen to attack according to mission orders and the other f-5s keep the mig-21s engaged, covering my backs and allowing me to attack the ships.
But then the problems come: my first attack is ok, I have two options: 1) set pip to manual, depression 80, and attack with free fall bombs; 2) pip to manual, depression 14, use rockets: in any case the ships are at sea level, so I start from 5000 ft, dive 20° and release weapon at 1500. Not Always I hit the target, but even if I hit it, a single fly-by is not enough to sink them. If I try a second fly-by, the ships start to shoot with AAA and it is almost impossible to perform a precise (and by itself difficult) maneuver while trying to avoid AAA fire. Am I just a poor pilot, or can someone suggest me some tactics?
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Old 05-06-2018, 10:02 AM   #2
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When you roll in for the attack, try attacking from the bow / stern of the vessels rather than from the beam if you're not already doing so..
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Old 05-07-2018, 09:55 PM   #3
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Attacking from the bow / stern is a good advice. But my last few tries I've been shot down again, mainly by AAA ships. Just a few times by a mig-15. Maybe - I play in VR - enemy planes are difficult to spot and I assume my wingmen take care of enemy CAP, so I focus only on ships and this is probably my fault. BUT all my other tries I got shot down by AAA, and… well, with free fall ordnance I have to start my dive at 5000 ft and release bombs at 1500ft, I cannot stay out of AAA range. After the attack, I try to dismiss from response fire as quick as possible and with full AB, but those ships shoot brushings of fire that are quite difficult to avoid. Maybe I need some combat tactics readings / study to improve myself… This is not an a-10c, in which I can climb to 10000ft, away from AAA range, and drop a LGB or JDAM just circling above the harbor… (well, maybe if I had attacked with an a-10c, the enemy would have put some sort of SAM nearby…)
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:06 PM   #4
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A ship is a big target, release bombs from above AAA range. Weapons delivery profiles are found in this manual, pick one with a release point above 3k feet. http://www.avialogs.com/en/aircraft/...-to-1f-5e.html
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Old 06-03-2018, 10:48 AM   #5
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I've tried the higher release altitude and can confirm that it works well, assuming that your bomb aiming is correct. I chose a dive angle/altitude/speed from one of the tables posted online and managed to get the bombs on-target on my first attempt... which turned out to be a bit of a fluke (second try I missed by about 150m ).

For the rockets I set the sight depression to 8 mils and fired at about 3000ft altitude in a steep dive. For obvious reasons this kind of attack should immediately be followed by a fairly high-G pullup and an evasive maneuver (otherwise the ZU-23 on the shore will get you). The Molniyas can take a lot of 70mm rocket hits without sinking, so it's pretty important that you get your wingmen to bomb the ships- you won't be able to sink them by yourself.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:21 PM   #6
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I think there is a bug in this mission.
I remember that another Intercept group would engage the mig21s before your arrive...

this is their hard life at the airport during ramp start

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Old 06-14-2018, 05:14 AM   #7
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I think there is a bug in this mission.
I remember that another Intercept group would engage the mig21s before your arrive...

this is their hard life at the airport during ramp start

Something similar happened to me when I tampered with my weapons Loadout using the mission planner. My plane spawned inside one of the static C-130s!
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:23 AM   #8
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Something similar happened to me when I tampered with my weapons Loadout using the mission planner. My plane spawned inside one of the static C-130s!
It happened to me too... I think this mission has not been updated since the 2.5 arrival
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