Operation Earnest Will Redux Part I contains the first 7 missions of a 13 mission campaign. Part II consists of the remaining 6 missions.
History seems to be repeating itself. Back in 1988, Operation Earnest Will was implemented to protect friendly shipping from Iranian attack. (Yes, I was there). Now, here we are in modern times and Iran is again threatening to sink any ship transiting through the Strait of Hormuz which has not paid a transit fee to the Iranian government.
You are about to arrive aboard USS George Washington to assume command of VF-103, the Jolly Rogers the day before the Washington battlegroup enters the Persian Gulf to protect friendly shipping from attack.
Your squadron is the tip of the spear for the embarked carrier air wing. You will be conducting air to air intercepts, air to ground bombing, reconnaissance missions, along with battlegroup defense for the next several weeks.
Good Luck and Good Hunting!
The campaign begins with your arrival onboard the daily COD (Carrier Onboard Delivery) flight to USS George Washington to relieve the current skipper of VF-103 who has been grounded for medical reasons.
You'll have to get up to speed in a hurry because the battlegroup is entering the Gulf the next day.
Due to the file size limitations for uploading this campaign has been divided into two parts. Part I consists of the first 7 missions. Part II consists of the remaining 6 missions. Most of the missions require returning to the carrier to complete.
I have had to remove sound bites from some of the missions to meet the size constraints for uploading the campaign. However, I have included the first 10 songs of a custom F14 Walkman with Part I. If you like, you can copy these files to DCS(OpenBeta)/Mods/Aircraft/F14/Sounds/Walkman to replace the default files included with the F14 DLC. Some of the missions will play the Walkman during extended flights. No worries if you don't.
Most of the missions will require you to return and land on the carrier to complete the mission. However, they are all designed to be completed without requiring aerial refueling. Tankers are available in several missions in the event you choose to refuel for additional margin.
Unzip the campaign files to: DCS(openbeta)/mods/aircraft/f14/missions/campaigns
I have tested each of these missions extensively but sometimes the AI aircraft do unexpected and weird things. I've tried to account for this in the mission triggers but please let me know if you run into a problem.
Enjoy and have fun!