So I’m proud to report that I actually survived a C-101CC mission on Buddy Spike. Hard to believe. As I was explaining to @smokinhole - the 101CC has no RWR…so you spend the whole low-level flight looking around like a madman…trying not to run into the ground…not knowing when you will just suddenly eat a missile.
I took off from Meggido…just barely clearing the fence at the end of the runway with two bombs, rockets, and about 60% fuel. Proceeded due east toward King Hussein War College, took a bend to the north to engage whatever red targets I came across. Found a red FARP, zoomed across it, dropped two bombs…don’t think I hit anything…heck, they might not have even been fused. Ate a SAM but managed to keep flying. The batteries were shot out so after about two minutes all my electrics died. Had the whisky compass and set a southerly heading…waiting to be bounced and “smoted” (new word!) but it didn’t happen. Couldn’t get the gear down (neglected to find that manual gear extention) and the engine was eating itself up and losing power gradually. Belly-up landed. Apparently that field at the War College is neutral because I couldn’t repair.
Awesome. Fun. Totally ineffective.