funny I 16 story. In the general screw around mission i made, I put an AI red I-16 that flys around for me to fight in the P51. Yesterday I decided to take the hornet up and try the refueling with the new wake turbulence. Sitting on the deck starting up I noticed the escort ship launching SAMs. Damn I must have placed the group too close to where the I-16/P51 battle is supposed to take place. Oh well. I launch from the carrier, link up with the tanker at around 10k feet doing about 250 knots. I hooked up with the basket with easily, although i felt like it had some more yaw movement than usual. I guess after tanking with the F-14 it seemed easier still. Tanks are getting close to be full and then i notice tracers fly by. What the hell is that? Then I get hit by cannon, lose control surfaces and start a fireball spiral down to the earth.
The damn I-16 avoided SAMs from a carrier group, tracked me down somehow (the mission has accurate Iranian ground radar and I put a Russian AWACS), and then proceeded to gun me down at 10k feet 250 knots.