** IMPORTANT *** This campaign requires the NEVADA MAP, WWII ASSETS PACK, and P-51D module ***
Read the description below for the history of this African campaign. The first sortie is actually a PRACTICE landing. To get past this sortie and move on to mission 1, you must use the F10 menu to do this. This was intentional so that you can have as many attempts as you want landing at "Bir el Gobi AB". Missions 1 through 7 are all scored 0-100, and you need at least 51 points to progress onto the next mission. Read each briefing carefully to get bearings and instructions/objectives. Scroll through the images in the briefings and zoom in for this information. As Red Leader of No. 26 A-36 Apache Group, you will lead both Yellow and Blue Groups on their sorties using the F10 menu. Missions require that you report to the repair hangar facing outwards after each sortie. In addition, you will be occasionally flying with Spitfire No. 72 Groups out of "El Adem AB". Good Luck.
The North African Campaign of the Second World War took place in North Africa from 10 June 1940 to 13 May 1943. It included campaigns fought in the Libyan and Egyptian deserts (Western Desert Campaign, also known as the Desert War) and in Morocco and Algeria (Operation Torch), as well as Tunisia (Tunisia Campaign). The United States officially entered the war in December 1941 and began direct military assistance in North Africa on 11 May 1942. During Operation Compass, the Italian 10th Army was destroyed and the German Afrika Korps—commanded by Erwin Rommel, who later became known as "The Desert Fox"—was dispatched to North Africa in February 1941 during Operation Sonnenblume to reinforce Italian forces in order to prevent a complete Axis defeat. A fluctuating series of battles for control of Libya and regions of Egypt followed, reaching a climax October 1942. After a lengthy period of build-up and training, the Eighth Army launched a major offensive, decisively defeating the Italian-German during the Second Battle of El Alamein in late October 1942. Operation Torch in November 1942 was a compromise operation that met the British objective of securing victory in North Africa while allowing American armed forces the opportunity to engage in the fight against Nazi Germany on a limited scale. The Axis forces were forced westward and captured in Tripoli in mid-January 1943, however, our campaign is in 1942 during the fluctuating series of attacks for control of Libya. Put the campaign file in your directory... C:\Users\YourName\Saved Games\DCS\Missions\Campaigns\en