*** VERSION 1.7 UPDATE November 2, 2018 ***
Version 1.7 fixes helicopter issue... Helicopters may not lift off following rescue, but as long as ORANGE 1 tells you to RTB, mission is considered successful
This is a 10 mission AV-8B campaign on the NTTR map of DCS 2.5. It models a fictional scenario in the war against ISIS / DAESH in northern Iraq in 2017 and features a ton of custom scripts, voice overs and scenarios to present a very realistic combat experience!
This campaign will test your skills in all aspects of AV-8B Harrier operations, from A2A and A2G and almost everything in between.
If you're running DCS 2.5, unzip this file into: C:\Users\*yourname*\Saved Games\DCS\Missions\Campaigns\en
Scene Northern Iraq 2017
Operation VULCAN FORGE kicked off yesterday when the US Marine Expeditionary Unit landed at Creech. VMA-231 squadron is getting its feet on the ground and a feel for the area. The plan is to push north over the next weeks and push ISIS out of Northern Iraq and Kurdistan. The Marines will be working with the Iraqi Army, Air Force and National Police to retake the land. CIA / JSOC units will link up with Pesh Merga forces in the north to wage guerrilla warfare in order to degrade ISIS capabilities. The Marine air component's mission is to support the ground forces in this undertaking.
Aiding us in this endeavour will be a small but effective component of Canada’s JTF2, who will be patrolling the AOR, setting up ambushes and connecting with friendly militia forces. We look forward to working with this elite group of Special Forces, and await eagerly the arrival of 6 F/A-18s to complement our ground attack and CAS aircraft.
Political considerations have precluding the US Air Force from basing in the forward area we will be working in. The White House does not want to inflame relations with the Russians, and have agreed not to base any cutting edge fighters or bombers up in the Northern part of the country. We will be out here alone for the foreseeable future.
The squadron is still in the process of getting set up in the AOR, and our supply and security situation is still in shambles. We have a large assortment of bombs and rockets, but the fancier munitions are still on the way over from Kuwait and the UAE. Our first missions will be lacking in PGMs and Mavericks, but we’re Marines – we will make do!
ISIS controlled Syria is R4808A and areas to the north and East. We are to stay clear of Syrian airspace, unless directed by command to cross. Be aware of your surroundings, and do not fly into Syrian airspace! The Russians, and the Syrians still lay claim to Syrian airspace, and may engage you if you violate it.
Keep your head up, be flexible, be lethal and the best you can be!