Based on the good turn out that we had in Aug, I thought that it was time for another. Although I had suggested the second Saturday, I have a work conflict this weekend (beer festival) that I can’t get out of. So, proposing that we meet 16 Sep.
DATE: Sat 16 SEP 2023
TIME: 20:00 GMT
SERVER: CHIPWICH - KCHS (184.108.40.206)
MP Coms: Mudspike Discord, SRS available (220.127.116.11)
A/C: F-15E, F/A-18C, F-5E, Mirage F1EE (Hot start from parking.)
The mission is a heavily modified version of Operation Lake Retreat by RocketmanAL. If you download the mission, there is a PDF with briefing.
Incirlik: ATIS 251.5 TOWER 360.1, 122.1 TACAN 21X (DAN)
TANKER: KC130 TEXACO 235.750, 11X (TEX)
TANKER: KC135 ARCO 240.750, 31X (ARC)
F-15E (4 x Pilot and 4 x WSO slots)
F/A-18C (4 x slots)
Mirage F1EE (3 x slots)
F-5E (3 x slots)
F-15E: 12 x Mk-82 500lb Snake Eyes, 4 x AIM120C5, GUN 100% PGU-28/B SAPHEI, AN/AAQ-13 LANTIRN NAV, AN/AAQ-14 LANTIRN TGT POD, 60 CHAFF, 90 FLARE
F/A-18C: AN/ASQ-228 ATFLIR, AWW-13 DATALINK POD, 2 x Mk-82Y 500LB GP Chute Retarded GP HD, 2 x 330 Gal Fuel Tank, Gun 100% HEI-T, 60 x Chaff, 60 Flare
F1EE: 4 x SAMP-400 400kg Chute Retarded GP Bombs, RP35 Pylon Fuel Tank (1137 l usable), 2 x AIM-9ULI, Gun 100%, 30 Flare
F-5E: 38 x 2.75 FFAR Ugd Rockets, 1 x 275 gal Fuel Tank, 2 x AIM-9P5, Gun 100% Combat Mix, 30 Flare
An informant brought forth information that ISIS leadership is combining their forces from eastern Syria at the abandoned Jirah airfield. They plan to conduct a new offensive against rebel held Aleppo. Significant personnel and equipment have been stationed at Jirah while the leaders are planning the offensive.
CENTCOM has authorized a strike against the forces stationed there to destroy and disperse the forces. Turkey is supporting the operation with AWACS against potential Syrian air response. Syria may potentially respond to the incursion of their airspace from a non-standard avenue that is being used to reduce tip-off to ISIS.
Pontiac and Chevy flight will conduct an early morning strike on the ISIS forces at Jirah airfield. The exact number of forces are unclear, but can expect
The island has minimal defensive units, primarily 57mm ADA at the airport, however possible 100mm ADA has been observed defending the harbor. So must maintain attack altitude above 15k ASL. Secondary target of oppourtunity is an Iranian cargo ship making it’s way towards the harbor from the West. Estimated arrival time is 02:30L.
Depart Incirlik AFB via RWY 05. Transit to WP1 at Gaziantep and check-in with Overload for air picture and enemy SAM status. After WP1 turn towards WP2 and decend to low-level flight to avoid enemy radar detection.
IP is located 10 miles from the target area at WP2.01. At the IP climb to FL 100 to identify targets. Make one attack pass, egressing to the west from the target area.
Post-strike egress to the NW at low-level towards the Turkish border. Once across the border climb to FL 250 for the transit home. Plan for recovery on RWY 05.
Primary Targets: Vehicle Targets
Secondary Targets: Infantry Targets
IP1A: Gaziantep AFD
TP2.00: Jirah AFD
SP3A: Turkish border
SA-2, SA-3 @ Abu al-Duhur
MIG-21 @ Abu al-Duhur
MIG-23 @ Hama
AWACS- Overload (251 MHz)
TANKER: KC130 TEXACO
TANKER: KC135 ARCO