Flyin with @Freak
So much of the base was destroyed, we’ll prolly never know who the Pilot was, or why the bomb released. An unfortunate accident, or… ? Perhaps General Vaz … no.
With helo missions, there’s an airshow at every FARP/airbase.
With some impressive dynamic displays.
Me and a Ka-50 in an exciting standoff over some Garlic Parmesean.
“Gear…Gear. GEAR! YOUR GEAR IS UP!!!”
I try my hand at heavy lifting in the Mi-8.
It does not end well.
The Black Sharks begin their dance of mourning around my carcass.
A bit of format with @Bogusheadbox
Multi-seat works in the Gazelle-L! …sort-of. A lot of the systems aren’t sync’d, such as the engine and rotors. Plus I can’t see the pilot.
It’s very creepy flying around in a helicopter with the rotor blades not spinning.
Camera works great though!
@Toppometer and I were able to do a little damage…
…before we went for a little swim.
Operation Bactria went off to a great start - we lost just about all Hawg flight but Pig flight seems to be doing well.
@near_blind and I enroute to the IP.
I think this is @boomerang10 providing some top cover while Pedro moves in.
@near_blind after taking a face full of Zeus.
After ejection, @near_blind’s aircraft takes out an insurgent day care.
Better late than never, @Tankerwade joins the party.
@EinsteinEP busy crashing
Last night’s Hollo Pointe mission was Back Of The Hand. It lasted about ~4 hours, and Blue managed to squeak out a victory.
@SierraAlphaMike and I making a run in to the Roki Tunnel -
SAM, you did a ton of good taking out that BUK! That cleared the path for the rest of us.
GBU-31 on the Roki Tunnel East; the canyon is too steep for laser guided GBU-10s -
Roki Tunnel East is closed to through traffic -
Despite the damage at Vaziani, a few birds were able to make it out of Vaziani Airbase -
@EinsteinEP was able to roll his MiG-21 out of a damaged bunker to deliver a nuke blow to Roki West -
Bomb away (successfully this time!) -
@EinsteinEP streaking away from the blast area -
Close enough with nuclear weapons -
It looked worse than it was -
Everything was fine up to the point when I pulled the emergency break -
@slow5x5 (Slowhand) and I wrapped up the mission by taking out the Red Rocket Factory, wow did it explode! -
I’m still not sure what happened here, but it had both @near_blind and @Maclean giggling.
@Toppometer finishes off a MiG-21bis.
Me in my Tiger, taking my sweet time to get to the AOR.
Me returning home after getting a kill. No screenshots of the fight itself, since I was busy. Need to add a screenshot button to my HOTAS configs.
@Freak explores the grassfield capability of the F-15C.
@klarsnow, you’d be glad to know that @near_blind paid us handsomely to not take and then post screenshots of this activity.
@near_blind getting the angle advantage in a hill fight, @Maclean puts up a decent fight…
…but only the the victor can emerge victoriously.
@Fridge bringing it home, sexy-like.
Earlier this day:
me and @TheAlmightySnark playing around in the tiny jets
And some more shots of the helo-take-off-and-shoot-away mission, where @EinsteinEP tried to get some BBQ ingredients to the troops on the ground, while the rest of us were already lighting the BBQ. Everywhere…
It started out with a nice taxi, but then…
Those last two show the typical Mudspike mission. Nice!
… and Mac. Where was he?
IN THE GRASS!
I flew from Sukhumi to Gudauta to join up with near_blind. I forgot I had a full load of fuel and eight missiles so my landing was … okay, silly.
But… brakes were useless.
The grass slowed me quite well.
By the way, thanks for NOT showing my screwup!
I think that was me in the first picture… nose VERY high trying to ease down onto the runway.
@near_blind looking for a Zeus
@EinsteinEP on a guns pass.
@near_blind fearless with rockets against a Zeus.
@Toppometer coming off the target.
@near_blind acting cool.
@Tankerwade looking cooler.
@Aginor with a kill.
@Toppometer with a guns kill …
… and in a lag roll over a bandit.