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    Chased by MIG-29

    It was supposed to be just a normal training fligt, it turned to be a light nightmare ...
    Wendol chased by MIG-29 after successful AAR ... he was lucky to come home ... I wasn't











    And there we was... near the Practice Range.


    MIG killed by Patriot ...

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    You mean Flanker?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Noodle View Post
    You mean Flanker?

    Whatever ... it had wings and he was a mean bastard

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    aaah you dissapoint me - Flanker is sheer beauty transformed into steel and aluminium
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    On the way to AAR we called AWACS at least 10 times and the answer was always "clear"

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    Chased by MIG-29

    Interesting topic, and nice screenies ! kinda been in your sjoes hammer, Does anybody know some valid tactics , and yes i know that your suppose to not let one see your tail, but suppose he gets you by surprise?

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    Bring airframe advantages to play (that does NOT imply that you MUST play with him)

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    You gotta love the logic of AI.

    Without AWACS doing his job properly, I'm afraid there's nothing you can do to avoid those enemy fighters.

    Providing CAS when you're all out of HUA!

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    Chased by MIG-29

    Realistically once the bandit closes to (his) weapons range you have no choice but to engage.

    As soon as you spot a bandit visually (and it is within 3 miles it so) it's time to stop running and start fighting. Continuing to run at that point will only make you a nice easy target.

    If you're in a two ship it's pretty easy as the AI will only engage one target at a time and almost totally ignore a second until the first is dead. That means the supporting fighter can concentrate in assisting the defensive fighter and killing the bandit.

    From the moment you become engaged the first 45 seconds are the most critical for both sides, for the first 30-45 seconds things are in favour of the offensive party, but after that things start to tip very quickly in favour of the defensive aircraft. As the defensive aircraft/flight you start the fight with around an 80% chance of loosing, but if you can last for a couple of mins, the odds reverse to an 80% chance of you winning.

    Obviously in the hog, it's lasting that long that is the hard part. Be aggressive and think 'KILL' not 'RUN'.

    On another note, it's not ideal that the fighter go after aircraft flying training sorties, but there is no way around it sadly, without not having air theatre at all of course.

    Kitten jets are set as invisible so they should be safe from the AI, but obviously that is not an option for 76th aircraft. The best option is to stop fannying around with training flight and get into the fight. You'll learn more that way as well.

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    To quote:

    "They'll evade us and we'll chase them," Maj. Oglesby said. "We have the speed advantage but it can be humbling at low altitudes."

    Maj. Oglesby, an Air Force Reserve pilot, who flies for Southwest Airlines as a civilian, talked about the challenges of being in a high-speed F-16 when faced with a much slower aircraft like the A-10.

    "They simply can't run from us forever but when we get into lower altitudes they have the numbers to their advantage and you can find yourself getting filled with 30 millimeter rounds real fast," Maj. Oglesby said.

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