12 mission campaign for AJS 37 as 72.Sqn Gustav Bla at Kutaisi under UN command.
Put folder "GustavBla" in your [%Saved Games%\DCS\Missions\Campaigns\en] folder.
As the Soviet Union starts to break up, hard-line politicians in the Georgian SSR push harder for independence.
Having Eduard Shevardnadze, First Secretary in the Georgian Communist Party, about to become Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Soviet Union (within 2 years) the Abkhaz realise their autonomy is under threat.
Abkhaz leaders trying to get the attention of Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet leader, fails to convince him over their situation (this would later be repeated as the 'Abkhaz Letter' in 1988).
As 'perestrojka' continues in the Soviet Union Abkhazia sees no alternative but to declare themselves as an independent democratic republic after overthrowing the 80% ethnic Georgian government that was the result of the 'Great Purge' under Stalin in 1938.
With barely 50% of the population being Abkhaz since the muslim part was deported to Ottoman territories after the Russian annexation in 1864 the large groups of ethnic Georgians, Russians, Armenians and Greeks came under threat from the Abkhaz rebels.
With the increased violence in the region and well aware of the complicated historical background UN makes the unusual offer to put military personnel in the destabilized SSR.
The offer is, somewhat suprisingly, accepted by Moscow but with the added paragraph that only neutral countries may be deployed.
With Switzerland and Sweden alternating every quarter this August sees the first fighter squadron arrive, the 72.Sqn Gustav Bla of F 7 Satenas - Skaraborgs flygflottilj.
Having the squadron based at Kutaisi in western Georgia also being the former capital of Leon II the King of Abkhazians within the Byzantine Empire of 778 AD, shows the complexity of the conflict.