On the morning of December 3 2018, Carrier Strike Group 3 sails towards Iranian Territorial waters. Previous deployments have seen the US Navy constantly harassed by Iranian vessels in a manner that is less than professional.
Anticipating this, The Vigilantes have been assigned to provide a low altitude BAR CAP ahead of the strike group to ward off any potential aggressors.
The operation will consist of a Rotating CAP of 4 flights, with a separation of 20 miles. The CAP will operate at 10,000 feet to ensure that there is a constant presence of US aircraft ahead of the fleet.
The Cap will be Led by a 4-ship flight from VFA 151 designated Springfield. (Yourself)
Followed by another 4-ship flight from VFA-41.
Ground Control Intercept support will be Handled by the Stennis, call sign WAR HAMMER
AWACS support will be provided from an E-2 Hawk-Eye, Call sign DARK STAR
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT ARE WEAPONS HOLD UNLESS AUTHORISED
This is a 70-minute (Aprox) Combat Air Patrol of the Persian Gulf.
The mission is fully voiced and scripted.
You will Carry out a Cold and Dark start aboard the Stennis and Rendezvous with the rest of your flight at waypoint 3.
Essential Skills for this mission include:
Manual co-ordinate entry to the HSI.
Employment of AGM65F – IR Maverick’s and CBU-99 Canister Munitions.
Case one recovery.
This is the sequel to “CARRIER STRIKE GROUP 3” and I highly recommend you complete the first mission to gain a firm understanding of the tactical situation you’re flying into.
While some of the events are fictional, this mission draws inspiration from actual events happening in the Persian Gulf today.
I have tried to create a Scenario that is both technically challenging and enjoyable. I hope you enjoy it and look forward to your comments and feedback.
Bellow are a few links to WAG’S instructional videos if you need to brush up on a few skills.
CANISTER MUNITION FUSE SETTINGS
AGM65F IR MAVERICKS
This mission is heavily scripted.
Fly your assigned flight plan and follow direction from your flight lead.
This includes The Cold Start Aboard the Stennis.
Follow CATCC instruction for engine start, Taxi and launch.
HOOK UP TO THE CATAPULT ASAP ONCE INSTRUCTED