Debriefing For Flight 12/7/04

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Grifter
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Debriefing For Flight 12/7/04

Post by Grifter » 07 Dec 2004, 21:15

Good mission! Mission success!

Escort Package-

Splash 1 SU-27, 2 Mig-23, 1 IL-28

Ammo low, 3 ship Mig 29's inbound, went for weeds and RTB. 300 ft. popped up to angels 2 for landing, fuel low--state 1500.

A/C lost 40 miles fro STP 7. Had to punch out near enemy ground units. I thought I was dreaming when I saw tracers and realized all too late that I was being shot at. Great Mission on my end Lots of Fun. I know Steel and I did real well in our flight and Kodiak helped me extend away from those migs. Let's do this again next week guys. It was awesome! SP4.2 appears to be pretty stable so far.
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Post by Hammer_other » 08 Dec 2004, 01:10

Damn I wish I'd been there!!

Great flying guys!
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Post by Softball » 08 Dec 2004, 12:13

Oh sure, don't include me (Or Madrus) in on your debrief. (I'm sure you are referring to the mission you flew before I joined) The missions I participated in, I didn't get shot down all night, and Steel was shot down the same way you were. Steel was on final approach (And the last plane to land), and was shot down by enemy ground fire. I was watching him line up for landing and then saw tracer fire all around him, and next thing you know, he's in a spin at 2000 feet or less heading towards the ground. Sadly, Steel was unable to eject and became a lawn dart. :oops:

I had an ABSOLUTE blast flying F4 again, and we didn't have ANY lag or rubberbanding that I saw during the mission. This was during a campaign mission mind you, so there is usually a LOT going on in the misison. It was amazing how fast everything came back to me once I was in the pit and scanning for targets. I also tested out the "Older Planes" patch that comes with SP4.2, very very cool IMO. You fly the same campaign as F4, but with Vietnam era planes, the F4 Phantom is a hoot to fly. We'll have to try this patch sometime as a group.

EDIT:

SHIFT + 1 KEY
I wanted to add, the SHIFT + 1 (MFD ZOOM OVERLAY) function works VERY VERY well. I will be using this for all future missions. What it does is it gives you a Zoomed in view of Both MFDs side by side with the RWR, and overlays it over the standard cockpit gauges and dials (Centered). In addition, ALL the buttons around the MFD are fully functional. This will make LGB bombing runs and firing Mavericks SO much easier, being able to see a zoomed in view of the MFD screen.
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Post by KODIAK » 08 Dec 2004, 13:09

First mission I chose an F-14 from one of the offshore squadrons, and found myself falling off the carrier (and landing on my wheels funnily enough) in the water - ejected.
New aircraft. Enroute to target (airfield), got bopped on the nose by two MiG-23s. Picked the lead off, and one of you guys managed to deal with the trailer (muchos gratias)- which, incidentally I was happy about, cos I lost sight of him as he went over the top. On arriving at the target airfield, I managed to get my iron off the wings - Madrus confirmed good hits as he lined himself up for his share of the prize. CTD enroute to base - that may have been caused by the connection speed I started with (56K).
Can't remember anything about the other mission except pumping in and out of the hot area, just trying to keep the bad boys in their cages while everyone got back home with minimal fuel and weapons. I also CTD'd again I think. But had a good time - it was definitely worth it. And I think I'll be giving that a shot too if you guys want.

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Post by Gator » 08 Dec 2004, 14:33

I had fun, but had way more CTDs than I am accustomed to with other games. Still couldn't get "shift-F1" to do anything for me. not sure why.
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Post by Grifter » 08 Dec 2004, 14:51

I was hoping that my debriefing post would inspire others to offer their own flight debriefs. Debrief posts are cool because we can share anecdotes and offer advice to those in need. Glad to hear I wasn't the only one who fell prey to AAA. That flak was thick enough to walk on. We should do a sead mission next time just to get rid of enemy convoys near our base! How did they get so close anyway? :lol:
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Post by KODIAK » 08 Dec 2004, 15:49

Gator, I found that you needed to be in the F2 view before hitting Shift F1.

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Post by Softball » 08 Dec 2004, 17:31

It's SHIFT + 1 , not SHIFT + F1 Kodiak. At least not on my KB. And I did not have to do SHIFT + 2 to get the SHIFT + 1 MFD screen to work, it just worked with SHIFT + 1.

Still, it's a GREAT feature they added. 8)
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Post by KODIAK » 08 Dec 2004, 18:06

Yeah, sorry SB. Of course it is, I always seem to get the view keys mixed-up in Falcon. :oops:

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Post by Hammer » 08 Dec 2004, 19:38

yes - we did two missions...covered both time periods (or is that three Kodiak?).

first mission id had 4 or 5 kills - did an escort mission with Grif. landed with 300 lbs of fuel left. i made it through the ground unit that time - there was at least a battalion within 10 miles of the airbase.

second mission i had 3 kills, one an a-50 - very nice to watch crumble into pieces. this time i did not make it though the enemy unit. looks like they were in a slightly different spot and i came over them unexpectedly (as it should be) and something got me... i did eject, but was too close to the ground for my chute to open - probably a pretty bad way to die.

i would very much like to try the vietnam era planes. if enough folks are interested we can do that... it might be the WoV temporary fix.
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Post by Madrus » 08 Dec 2004, 20:28

worked fine for me. shift + 1 is programmed on my Cougar i like that view so much.

no lag, no glitches.
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Post by Grifter » 09 Dec 2004, 16:21

I wouldn't be opposed to a Vietnam era night. sure!
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Post by KODIAK » 09 Dec 2004, 18:28

Have to say I like the idea of "Going Downtown!" 8)

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