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MiGMan: Combat Diary: My missions, my mishaps, mea culpa!

MiGMan on the ABC  
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about  Peter "MiGMan" Inglis gave a Flight Sim Masterclass on the November 14th 2006 episode of ABC TV's 'Good Game'. - MiGMan: Press - MiGMan: Combat Diary
MiGMan on the ABC  
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tags  MiGMan: Press - Video - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Interview
Lock On: Modern Air Combat  
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about  Teaser for an Air Combat drama series which didn't make it into production. Script, production, editing and original music (c) 2007 by Peter Inglis.

Lock On Modern Air Combat game engine used with permission of Ubisoft Australia.
tags  MiGMan: Press - Video - MiGMan: Combat Diary
Aerofly FS 2   F/A-18  
year  2017  article pub  2019  article updated 
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tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Video - Flight Test - First Flight
Aerofly FS 2   F-15  
year  2017  article pub  2019  article updated  2019-10-03
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tags  Video - MiGMan: Combat Diary - First Flight - Aircraft: Flyable
Aerofly FS 2   F-15  
year  2017  article pub  2019  article updated 
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about 
tags  Image Gallery - MiGMan: Combat Diary - First Flight
Aerofly FS 2   R-22  
year  2017  article pub  2019  article updated  2019-10-03
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tags  Video - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Helicopter: Flyable - Aircraft: Flyable
Air Power Cold War  
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about  A low level visual navigation exercise in Japan. I used pilot's ONC and the mission took about 20 minutes to fly in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002.
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Navigation
Air Power Cold War   Su-11  
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about  I love the Angle of Attack meter in this cockpit. Here I'm turning to land, pulling about 17 degrees AOA and 2G. When you hit 30 degrees AOA the stall warning starts ticking loudly. You can even enter high speed stalls by wrenching back on the stick too aggressively at speed.
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Air Power Cold War   Tu-16  
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about  This is a big aircraft!
I decided to use it's long legs and explore the region around Vladivostock, a long time favourite area of mine since Advanced Tactical Fighters. Check out my campaign set in the region (Operation C.O.R.K.).
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Navigation
Air Power Cold War   1  
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about  The Cold War has turned hot and we're in the thick of it. Use your rockets by pressing '3' or 'ctrl-3' for a fused rocket. One or 2 near misses will bring down a Bear, and a MiG too if you're lucky.
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - NATO
Air Power Cold War   7  
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The classic Korean furball, but this time over Germany - every man for himself !Furball is an understatement!

I enjoy playing this mission over and over. Sometimes the dogfight is over in a minute but more often I end up at wave-top level with one MiG in front and another somewhere behind!

tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - NATO
Air Power Cold War   9  
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A Tu-16 Badger and its crew have decided to defect to the West and are circling your base trying to get permission to land. You and your wingman are escorting the defector and must defend him from the attacking MiGs who will do anything to shoot down their erstwhile comrade. He he - those MiG-19 's are pretty good, and determined to down their defecting comrade. Not once have I managed to protect the Tupolev Tu-16 Badger, but , not to worry, the dogfighting is excellent!

tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - NATO
Air Power Cold War   10  
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Intelligence reports indicate that the Soviets are arming some bombers with nuclear weapons which will be used against NATO targets. Only your F-100 has been able to penetrate the defences. Destroy the bombers as they take off with your guns and rockets and then escape Westwards if you can, but beware - these Badgers are no easy game !Those Tupolev Tu-16 Badger 's are deadly shots with the tail gun. I was shot to pieces several times before I managed to nail one. At least the MiG-19's which turn up only have forward facing cannon!

Finally, after disposing of the Tupelov's and MiG I headed home on 'warp drive' - and about 105 miles from home ran out of gas!

Fortunately I was 3 miles out from an airstrip and managed to 'dead stick' it in.

A fun mission.

tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - NATO
Air Power Cold War   1  
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about  It's a tough job protecting those Bears against the Hawker Hunter F.6's of R.A.F. Woodbridge. If you do clear the air don't try and land at R.A.F. Woodbridge or you'll get a most unfriendly reception from the AAA! Since there are no waypoints leading home I decided to 'defect' and land at the deserted base a few miles South.
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Warsaw Pact
Air Power Cold War   3  
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about  There is no airbase at the last waypoint. I flew a circular search pattern until I ran out of fuel and had to bail out.
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Warsaw Pact
Airfix Dogfighter  
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tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
Avro Vulcan for CFS2  
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about  This is a plane which spent most of its life flying from A to B, dropping a bomb once and then retiring. The Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002 version would at least offer a rich environment to fly in. With the radio and air activity in that sim you could at least imagine you were on a Cold War mission of utmost gravity. - Installation - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Reviews
Carrier Command  
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about  - MiGMan: Combat Diary
EF 2000  
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about  From engine start, sorry, I meant TWO engine starts, you knew this was a new kind of flight sim experience.
"Taxiing quickened the pulse as the Eurofighter bobbed and bounced on its suspension. Sunlight glinted through the canopy, wheel brakes on, engine spooled up and the beast was straining at the leash.
Brakes off and the tyres rumbled... 120 knots and the dragon leapt into the air." MiGMan, 1998 - MiGMan: Combat Diary
EF 2000  
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about  - MiGMan: Combat Diary
Eurofighter (Alphasim)  
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about  Here I am in Alphasim's Eurofighter taking off from Kingsford Smith airport, Sydney, Australia to try and intercept on a QANTAS passenger jet. - MiGMan: Combat Diary
European Air War  
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about  - MiGMan: Combat Diary
F-15 by Janes  
year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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about  - MiGMan: Combat Diary
F-19 Stealth Fighter   Microprose  
year  1988  article pub    article updated 
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tags  Exhibit - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Mission Planning
F-19 Stealth Fighter   Microprose  
year  1988  article pub    article updated 
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about  - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Mission
F-19 Stealth Fighter   Microprose  
year  1988  article pub    article updated 
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about  - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Mission
F/A-18E Super Hornet   First flight (BETA release)   MiGMan  
year  1999  article pub  1999  article updated 
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tags  Reviews - MiGMan: Combat Diary
F/A-18E Super Hornet  
year  1999  article pub    article updated 
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about 
tags  Video - MiGMan: Combat Diary
Fighters Anthology  
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tags  MiGMan: Missions - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Training
Fighters Anthology  
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Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 1A   F/A-18  
year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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about 
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 1B   F/A-18  
year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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about  Your first mission from the aircraft carrier... watch out for traffic! Refly this mission as often as you like to practice your checklists and procedures.
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 1C   F/A-18  
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about  A fleet of North Korean vessels is approaching...sink them!
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 1D   F/A-18  
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about  Provide a CAP for the fleet as we mop up the rest of the North Korean frigates.
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 1E   F/A-18  
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about  We are preparing to anchor at Vladivostock while the Marines assault the beachhead. The E-2C Hawkeye has picked up fighter-bombers inbound... possibly MiG-23's.
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 2A   F/A-18  
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about  The campaign enters phase 2.

The Marines use LCAC's to move men and material ashore. From now on the action will be focussed inland as the Marines take the beachhead and proceed North to Khorol. Expect fierce opposition.

The Landing Craft Air Cushions are expecting you to protect them... don't let them down!
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 2B   F/A-18  
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about  If these fuel trucks don't arrive this will be a very short campaign!

Provide air cover for the convoy enroute to Vozdvichenka. Then land there. You will be operating out of Vozdivichenka until the Air Force boys get there to help out.... late as usual!
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 3A   F/A-18  
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about  The Chinese are launching a major air attack to attempt to dislodge the Marines from their FOB (Forward Operating Base). Scramble and take out the attackers... it's your neck too!.
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 3B   F/A-18  
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about  Our next objective is to neutralise the Chinese airbase at Khorol, 30 nm North. Go in before the strike package and open a window through the Chinese air defenses.
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 3C   F/A-18  
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about  The ground battle is raging! Mop up any armour, fighters or bombers left at Khorol.
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 4A   F/A-18  
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about  You expect to see Chinese fighters on this mission... but keeo your cool.

The region has been quiet for a couple of months now.

You are flying routine CAP's to enforce the no-fly zone. On patrol will probably see Chinese fighter aircraft but do not provoke any incidents.... listen for instructions from your wingleader.
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 4B   F/A-18  
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about  Chinese Q-5's are reported enroute to Khorol, in defiance of UN directives... if they proceed over the border...turn them back or shoot them down!
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 4C   F/A-18  
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about  Provide TARCAP for a retaliatory strike at the Chinese airbase Dangning. Keep the airspace clear long enough for A-4 Skyhawks to strike their targets, then cover their egress.
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 4D   F/A-18  
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about  A supply convoy is reported enroute to Dangning... destroy it.
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 4F   F/A-18  
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about  Intel reports Chinese Armour massing at Khorol airbase. Communications intercepts indicate a planned attack on Vozdvichenka. Intel are finally earning their pay! Destroy the armour before it is mobilised.
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 4G   F/A-18  
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about  Take out the ships delivering ingredients for chemical weapons. Unfortunately an extremely dense fog has rolled in. The RWR and RADAR will be your "eyes" on this flight. Use your AA radar to lock up Blue leader and maintain a trail formation as you climb to altitude. Stay sharp!
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 4H   F/A-18  
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about  Humint resources have confirmed chemical weapon production at the factory complex. The fog has lifted so fly up and level the factory.
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 4J   F/A-18  
year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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about  MISSION NAME: Scramble!
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 4K   F/A-18  
year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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about  We are sending a strike package in to disable Dangning airbase, the main Chinese Bomber base in the region. Your flight has been assigned the Command bunkers.
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 4L   F/A-18  
year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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about  The Chair Force has arrived! You have done a good job at Vozdvichenka. Fly down to Kraskina and await the arrival of the CNN Eisenhower.
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 5A   F/A-18  
year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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about  The North Koreans have set up a SAM site which impinges on the Air Defense Zone. Provide escort for the F-4G Phantom Wild Weasels as they deal with this menace. You might take some AGM-65 Mavericks or AGM-88 HARM's aboard to help with the SAM's and AAA.

After the mission, rejoin the Carrier group.
tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 5B   F/A-18  
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about  Welcome Back to Navy life! To remind you, your objectives for this phase of the campaign are:
  • Protect yourself
  • Bring back the airframe after each flight
  • Protect your wingleader
  • Protect the fleet
  • Destroy enemy targets as directed
  • The North Koreans have been making noises about the Russian oil rigs in this area. Look out for attacks by torpedo boats or bombers, as well as protecting the fleet. Get used to the busy pace of Naval aviating again!
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    Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 5C   F/A-18  
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    about  The fleet is under attack.....scramble!
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 5D   F/A-18  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    about  Attack Runway 36 at Jixian as your wingleader attacks the storage facility. This is an Alpha strike with Wild Weasel flights and Fighter escort. The skies will be crowded... keep your eyes open.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 5E   F/A-18  
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    about  MISSION NAME: Protect E-2 Hawkeye. A couple of cheap cannon shells from this MiG-17 can down some pretty high-tech assets.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 5F   F/A-18  
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    about  MISSION NAME: ANTI-SHIP STRIKE
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 5G   F/A-18  
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    about  MISSION NAME: BARCAP
    LOCATION: Eisenhower, off North Korea
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Hornet: 5H   F/A-18  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    about  Take out the POL (Petroleum, Oil, Lubrication) tanks at Kimchaek.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 1A   F-14  
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    about  The crew is assembled to watch a replay of a CNN broadcast.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 1B   F-14  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    about  The Eisenhower Carrier battle group has been directed to proceed at best speed to Vladivostock in order to provide air cover for a small scale Marine expeditionary force based around the Wasp.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 1C   F-14  
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    about  The situation is worsening. Russia has effectively lost control of the region North of Vozdvichenka and the North Koreans have become involved. Protect the fleet from enemy aircraft. Keep an eye on the E-2 Hawkeye, and try to protect the Harriers and A-6's as they try to turn back an approaching North Korean fleet.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 1D   F-14  
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    about  Provide a CAP for the fleet as we mop up the rest of the North Korean frigates.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 1E   F-14  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    about  As night falls, continue to protect the fleet.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 2A   F-14  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    about  Provide CAP over the Marine beachhead.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 2B   F-14  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    about  Provide CAP over the Marine convoy as it moves North to set up the Forward Operating Base (FOB). Land at Vozdvichenka after the CAP, you will be based there for a while.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 3A   F-14  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    about  Provide CAP over the Marine forward base.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 3B   F-14  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    about  Once again provide CAP over the Marine base being set up at Vozdvichenka. Keep an eye on the E-2C Hawkeye, which is now orbiting farther North. As soon as you take off, set up the data link and check the E-2 position on your moving map display. When the area is safe, land at the Marine base.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 3C   F-14  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    about  Provide TARCAP as the Marines take the fight to the Chinese base at Khorol.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 5A   F-14  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    ac  F-14
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    about  Cover the F-16 and F/A-18 flight suppressing North Korean air defenses near Kraskino.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 5B   F-14  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    ac  F-14
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    about  Defend the Fleet from North Korean and Chinese fighter/bombers.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 5C   F-14  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    ac  F-14
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    about  The fleet is under attack, scramble!
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 5D   F-14  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    ac  F-14
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    about  Provide CAP for a retaliatory strike at Jixian.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 5E   F-14  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    about  Fly a routine CAP.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 5F   F-14  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    ac  F-14
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    about  Fly CAP as the F/A-18's turn back North Korean fast patrol vessels.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 5G   F-14  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    ac  F-14
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    about  This is a solo reconnaisance flight.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 5H   F-14  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    ac  F-14
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    about  Fly TARCAP as the F/A-18's beat up on North Korean supply depots at Kimchaek.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 1A   MiG-21  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    ac  MiG-21
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    about  Scramble and intercept the approaching Russian transport. Formate on it within view of its' pilots and fire shots across its' bow. If it approaches within 10 miles of our base, destroy it.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 2A   MiG-21  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    about  The imperialist lackey dogs have dared to challenge our rightful claim to the lands of our ancestors. Round them up and drive them back into the sea!
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 3A   MiG-21  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
    org  |
    ac  MiG-21
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    about  With ever greater audacity the capitalists seek to establish a military presence on our very doorstep! Our response....call in the demolition team.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 3C   MiG-21  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
    org  |
    ac  MiG-21
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    about  Scramble, the imperialists are attacking our base.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 4A   MiG-21  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
    org  |
    ac  MiG-21
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    about  Fly a regular border patrol, the westerners usually send up F-16's to meet us. Amuse them for a while, then test their responses.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   Mission 4B   MiG-21  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
    org  |
    ac  MiG-21
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    about  Escort the bombers. Make sure they arrive safely. Don't forget you can outrun the American Harriers, your MiG will go supersonic very quickly.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Operation CORK - MiGMan: Missions
    Fighters Anthology   1 TARCAP   F-4  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
    org  |
    ac  F-4
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    about  Notes: Your wingman will report contacts, so be ready to order "Attack contact" Alt F. As you egress to Waypoint E, perform a full circle turn every minute or so and check your radar for bandits. Cruise at 75 -80 % throttle (4) to enable your wingman to keep up. At Waypoint G, tell your wingman to "Bug Out" (Alt-B) and follow him at 1 mile separation for a carrier landing.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   2 Strike on the Paul Doumer Bridge   F-4  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
    org  |
    ac  F-4
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    about  Once again the mission begins in the air so remove the 2 wing tanks and reduce internal fuel to 79 %. Load an AVQ-10 Pave Knife and 2 x GBU-10 Paveway I's. You might wish to replace the AIM-7's with AIM-9's.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   3 Escort over Thanh Hoa Harbour  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    about  Mission Failure will be adjudged if you let any of the A-6's get splashed, and if you quit before they finish their waypoints.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   4 Armed Recon (Interdiction Strike)  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    about  Having too many different altitudes in a flight plan only unnecessarily complicates matters. The actual patrol sector is very short, about 3 miles. This mission profile is actually a point-to-point interdiction. At waypoint F set alt to 3,000 feet (below the cloud cover).
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   5 Pipeline (TARCAP)  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
    org  |
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    about  As you can see, the CAP needs to last about 6 minutes mission time. The most likely source of MiGs is Vinh airbase and White flight will help to cover that source of threats. Try my suggested flight plan, set speed to 400 knots.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   6 Uong Bi Power Plant  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
    org  |
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    about  At waypoint A activate Ground Radar (shift R) and lock up the mission objective. Look out for MiG's.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   7 Haiphong Concrete Co. (MIGCAP)  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    about  You obviously launched late and will need to hustle to be of any use to the strike package. Rearrange your flight plan as shown will and plan on "buster" (maximum speed) to waypoint A.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   8 Uncle Ho's Boatyard (Wild Weasel)  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    about  Delete waypoints C,D,E and F. The target area is small and 1 waypoint will suffice.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   9 Thanh Hoa Bridge  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
    org  |
    ac 
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    about  The low cloud ceiling (5,000 ft) makes dogfighting difficult. Be wary of collisions in cloud and of impacting the ground. Look at MiGMan's checklist for radar intercepts in bad weather. Vietnam Mission 9
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   10 Langchi Electric (Wild Weasel)  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
    org  |
    ac 
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    about  Use the HARM seekers (M)to find the AAA. Expect very heavy AAA in the targe area
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   11 Frescos Alfresco (MIGCAP)  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    about  The most hazardous part of this mission by far is the carrier landing in fog. Use your Air to Ground Radar Shift-R and your map Shift-M to aid you in locating the ship and lining up for landing.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   12 Motor Pool (Strike)  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
    org  |
    ac 
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    about  Although the briefing said 2100, it's not very dark for the first 5 minutes! Turn your A-G radar on immediately (Shift-R) and you can lock up the target. Prepare for a Carrier Night Landing with MiGMan's Carrier Ops checklists.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   13 Goin' Downtown (Escort)  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
    org  |
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    about  This is a good dogfight mission.... a "target rich environment&, you might say. Despite a Mission successful message, when I landed I was told "Mission Failure"... there's just no pleasing some people. One more black smudge on my record!
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   14 Ninh Binh Freeway (Armed Recon)  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
    org  |
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    about  Given that the total flight time is only 10 minutes, don't take external tanks but do take a full internal fuel load. Take Mk-82 Snakeyes, Rocket Pods or Mk-84 Slicks.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   15 TARCAP  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
    org  |
    ac 
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    about  Aircraft: rec. F8J, I suggest the F-4J Phantom II instead.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   16 Line in the Sky (TARCAP)  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
    org  |
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    about  You have 2 wingmen. Stay sharp...plenty of air action in this mission....stay very sharp! Stay away from the Chinese MiG-17's North of the buffer zone. Don't be surprised if this mission is graded as a failure, apparently you have to destroy 13 targets!!
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   17 RESCAP  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    about  Try to stay above the fog. Use the Bad Weather / Night Intercept Checklist if you have to descend into the soup. To land, try designating the carrier on Ground Radar(Shift-R), fly over it and execute a landing pattern. Bear in mind that an IFR carrier landing is about the most difficult thing you can attempt in the world of flying. If you quit the mission (Ctrl-Q) within 3 miles of the carrier you will still get a "Mission successful" message.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   18 Iron Hand (Wild Weasel)  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
    org  |
    ac 
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    about  Keep a sharp lookout for MiGs
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   19 Alert 5 (Scramble)  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
    org  |
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    about  Alter the flight plan as shown at right. This is a scramble, go for it! Get up there and mix it up!
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   20 Hai Duong Barracks West (Strike)  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
    org  |
    ac 
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    about  Try Mk-84 slicks and AIM-7 or AIM-9 for self-defense. Proceed at max speed to the target before the sun sets.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   21 Quan Long Airbase (MIGCAP)  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
    org  |
    ac 
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    about  Change the flight plan as shown at right. Delete the extra waypoints, one will suffice to mark the target area. Load Ordnance: As usual, lose the two external fuel pods and adjust internal fuel to 79%.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   22 Collateral Damage (STRIKE)  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    about  As usual, lose the two external fuel pods and adjust internal fuel to 79%. Since this is a "precision" strike, load up with AGM-65 Mavericks or GBU-10 Paveways. Mind you, to my knowledge there were no AGM-65's deployed in the early 1970's, but I guess they approximate the Walleye's actually used at the time.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   23 Troubled Waters (TARCAP)  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
    org  |
    ac 
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    about  As usual, lose the two external fuel pods and adjust internal fuel to 79%.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   24 Route Pack III (Interdiction)  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
    org  |
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    about  Although the briefed takeoff was 0900, it's actually about 0500 (dawn). Ingress at high altitude and max speed to avoid MiGs. Also watch out for MiGs on egress....you should probably avoid them due to the low fuel state of your flight at this point in the mission.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Fighters Anthology   25 Tonkin Gulf Shooting Club (Sweep)  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
    org  |
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    about  The sun sure comes up late in these parts, but don't worry it will be shining in a couple of minutes. Apparently you have to destroy all the MiGs, on the ground and airborne, so take a close look at Hanoi airport. This is one of Jane's famous hair-tearing / frustrating missions...expect to play it a few times to succeed.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    IL-2 Forgotten Battles  
    year  2003  article pub  2003  article updated 
    org  |
    ac 
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    about  - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Lock On: Modern Air Combat   Low altitude flying - just how low can you go?   MiG-29  
    year  2003  article pub    article updated 
    org  |
    ac  MiG-29
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    about  I decided to see just how low it was possible to fly in the MiG-29. - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Lock On: Modern Air Combat   A-10  
    year  2003  article pub    article updated 
    org  |
    ac  A-10
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    about  Under the Bridges! - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Lock On: Modern Air Combat   A-10  
    year  2003  article pub    article updated 
    org  |
    ac  A-10
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    about  Find some choppers, destroy a few nukes and land on a carrier... all in a day's work! - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Lock On: Modern Air Combat   MiGMan's "MiG-29A - Front Line Fighter" campaign - revised Nov 2006   MiG-29  
    year  2003  article pub  2006  article updated 
    org  |
    ac  MiG-29
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    about  Having graduated Frontal Aviation's Fighter Pilot Academy with honours, you are ready to take control of a MiG in an operational theatre. The first couple of days have you scheduled for short training hops. Take note of the local landmarks. There are a few lakes and prominent coastal features which will help orient you. Good luck! Make us proud ! Nah-zdarohvya ! All missions are flown from Bagerovo Airbase, near Kerch.
    tags  MiGMan: Campaigns - MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Missions - Mission
    Lock On: Modern Air Combat   MiG-29  
    year  2003  article pub  2006  article updated 
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    ac  MiG-29
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    about  Day 01 0600 Circuit training.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Missions - Training
    Lock On: Modern Air Combat   MiG-29  
    year  2003  article pub  2006  article updated 
    org  |
    ac  MiG-29
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    about  Day 01 1430 Train - Air to Ground.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Missions - Air to Ground - Training
    Lock On: Modern Air Combat   MiG-29  
    year  2003  article pub  2006  article updated 
    org  |
    ac  MiG-29
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    about  Day 02 0700 Train - Air to Air.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Missions - Air to Air - Training
    Lock On: Modern Air Combat   MiG-29  
    year  2003  article pub  2006  article updated 
    org  |
    ac  MiG-29
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    about  Day 02 1700 Intercept Spy Plane.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Missions - Air to Air
    Lock On: Modern Air Combat   MiG-29  
    year  2003  article pub  2006  article updated 
    org  |
    ac  MiG-29
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    about  Day 02 2300 Night CAP.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Missions - Air to Air
    Lock On: Modern Air Combat   MiG-29  
    year  2003  article pub  2006  article updated 
    org  |
    ac  MiG-29
    hw 

    about  Day 03 0500 CAP
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Missions - Air to Air
    Lock On: Modern Air Combat   MiG-29  
    year  2003  article pub  2006  article updated 
    org  |
    ac  MiG-29
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    about  Day 03 1400 TARCAP. Cover the Su-25's
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Missions - Air to Air
    Lock On: Modern Air Combat   MiG-29  
    year  2003  article pub  2006  article updated 
    org  |
    ac  MiG-29
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    about  Day 03 1630 TARCAP Cover the Su-25's
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Missions - Air to Air
    Lock On: Modern Air Combat   MiG-29  
    year  2003  article pub  2006  article updated 
    org  |
    ac  MiG-29
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    about  Day 04 0630 TARCAP Airbase Strike
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Missions - Air to Air
    Lock On: Modern Air Combat   MiG-29  
    year  2003  article pub  2006  article updated 
    org  |
    ac  MiG-29
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    about  Day 04 1100 Scramble! Defend your base against an incoming strike.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Missions - Air to Air
    Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2   F4F   Grumman  
    year  2000  article pub  2000  article updated 
    org  | Grumman
    ac  F4F  country  Pacific  airport  Enterprise CV-6
    hw 

    about 
    tags  Mission - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Air to Ground
    Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2   F4F   Grumman  
    year  2000  article pub  2000  article updated 
    org  | Grumman
    ac  F4F  country  Pacific  airport  Enterprise CV-6
    hw 

    about 
    tags  Mission - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Air to Ground
    Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2   F4F   Grumman  
    year  2000  article pub  2000  article updated 
    org  | Grumman
    ac  F4F  country  Pacific  airport  Enterprise CV-6
    hw 

    about 
    tags  Mission - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Air to Air
    Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2   F4F   Grumman  
    year  2000  article pub  2000  article updated 
    org  | Grumman
    ac  F4F  country  Pacific  airport  Yorktown CV-5
    hw 

    about 
    tags  Mission - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Air to Air
    Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2   F4F   Grumman  
    year  2000  article pub  2000  article updated 
    org  | Grumman
    ac  F4F  country  Pacific  airport  Espiritu Santo
    hw 

    about 
    tags  Mission - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Air to Ground
    Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2   F4F   Grumman  
    year  2000  article pub  2000  article updated 
    org  | Grumman
    ac  F4F  country  Pacific  airport  Espiritu Santo
    hw 

    about 
    tags  Mission - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Air to Air
    Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2   F4F   Grumman  
    year  2000  article pub  2000  article updated 
    org  | Grumman
    ac  F4F  country  Pacific  airport  Enterprise CV-6
    hw 

    about 
    tags  Mission - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Air to Air
    Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2   F4F   Grumman  
    year  2000  article pub  2000  article updated 
    org  | Grumman
    ac  F4F  country  Pacific  airport  Enterprise CV-6
    hw 

    about 
    tags  Mission - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Air to Air
    Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2   F4F   Grumman  
    year  2000  article pub  2000  article updated 
    org  | Grumman
    ac  F4F  country  Pacific  airport  Enterprise CV-6
    hw 

    about 
    tags  Mission - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Air to Ground
    Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 2   F4F   Grumman  
    year  2000  article pub  2000  article updated 
    org  | Grumman
    ac  F4F  country  Pacific  airport  Enterprise CV-6
    hw 

    about 
    tags  Mission - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Air to Air
    Microsoft Flight Simulator 98   Bell 206B JetRanger   206  
    year  1998  article pub    article updated 
    org  |
    ac  206  country  USA  locale  Las Vegas
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    about  One of MiGMan's wobbly test flights!
    In the default Bell 205B helicopter, taking a sedate flight over the strip in Vegas. Landmark areas of scenery such as this received particular attention by the developers and they pushed the software and hardware of the day to the limits to achieve this amount of detail. Compare this to the same flight in FS2002.

    tags  Video - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Helicopter: Flyable - Scenery
    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002   172  
    year  2002  article pub  2002  article updated  2019-10-06
    org  |
    ac  172  country  Australia  locale  Sydney  airport  Sydney Airport
    hw 

    about 
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002   172  
    year  2002  article pub  2002  article updated 
    org  |
    ac  172  country  Australia  locale  Sydney  airport  Sydney Airport
    hw 

    about 
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002   Hawaii: 1983 Kilauea Eruption   172  
    year  2002  article pub  2002  article updated 
    org  |
    ac  172  country  USA
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    about  For 2 hours I flew about, circling the enormous peak of Kilauea volcano - or what I thought was Kilauea volcano!!! No eruption ensued - not even a trickle of magma. I checked the date and the time, restarted the flight a few times, flew round the island, flew high, flew low, changed the time... still no eruption! Well eventually I found it.
    tags  Scenery - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004  
    year  2004  article pub  2006  article updated 
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    about  I set up the sim for an approach to runway 16R at Sydney airport. This is an approach familiar to Sydney residents on the North Shore and inner west. One of the main landmarks for the pilot on this approach is the Gladesville Bridge, which became visible as I turned the graphics settings up.
    tags  Scenery - Graphics - Flight Test - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004   My preferred settings  
    year  2004  article pub    article updated  2019-10-12
    org  |
    ac 
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    about 
    tags  Scenery - Graphics - MiGMan: Combat Diary - MiGMan: Cockpit
    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004   I take all the flyable aircraft for a spin.  
    year  2004  article pub  2004  article updated 
    org  |
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    tags  Aircraft: Flyable - Video - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004   Wright Flyer   Wright Brothers  
    year  2004  article pub    article updated 
    org  | Wright Brothers
    ac  Wright Flyer
    hw 

    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Virtual Cockpit - Video - Flight Test
    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004   I do some barnstorming in 2004. This was as good as it got, and that was pretty good!   JN-4   Curtiss  
    year  2004  article pub    article updated 
    org  | Curtiss
    ac  JN-4
    hw 

    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Virtual Cockpit - Video - Flight Test
    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004   Vimy   Vickers  
    year  2004  article pub    article updated 
    org  | Vickers
    ac  Vimy
    hw 

    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Virtual Cockpit - Video - Flight Test
    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004   NYP   Ryan  
    year  2004  article pub    article updated 
    org  | Ryan
    ac  NYP
    hw 

    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Virtual Cockpit - Video - Flight Test
    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004   Trimotor  
    year  2004  article pub    article updated 
    org  |
    ac  Trimotor
    hw 

    about 
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Virtual Cockpit - Video - Flight Test
    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004   Vega   Lockheed  
    year  2004  article pub    article updated 
    org  | Lockheed
    ac  Vega
    hw 

    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Virtual Cockpit - Video - Flight Test
    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004   DC-3   Douglas  
    year  2004  article pub    article updated 
    org  | Douglas
    ac  DC-3
    hw 

    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Virtual Cockpit - Video - Flight Test
    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004   DH.88   de Havilland  
    year  2004  article pub    article updated 
    org  | de Havilland
    ac  DH.88
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    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Virtual Cockpit - Video - Flight Test
    Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004   J-3   Piper  
    year  2004  article pub    article updated 
    org  | Piper
    ac  J-3
    hw 

    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Virtual Cockpit - Video - Flight Test
    MiG Alley   MiG-15   MiGMan  
    year  1999  article pub  2006  article updated  2019-10-03
    org  |   pax  MiGMan
    ac  MiG-15  country  South Korea
    hw 

    about 
    tags  Video - ATI Radeon 9600 XT - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    MiG Alley   F-86   MiGMan  
    year  1999  article pub  1999  article updated  2019-10-03
    org  |   pax  MiGMan
    ac  F-86  country  South Korea
    hw 

    about  One of MiGMan's wobbly test flights! This video is more for the enthusiast, consisting as it does of 3 minutes dogfight footage of the F-86 Sabre in this classic sim.

    tags  Video - ATI Radeon 9600 XT - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    MiG Alley   P-51   MiGMan  
    year  1999  article pub  1999  article updated  2019-10-03
    org  |   pax  MiGMan
    ac  P-51  country  South Korea
    hw 

    about  2nd August 1950.
    Morning, planning.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Mission by MiGMan - Mission Planning
    MiG Alley   P-51   MiGMan  
    year  1999  article pub  1999  article updated  2019-10-03
    org  |   pax  MiGMan
    ac  P-51  country  South Korea
    hw 

    about  2nd August 1950 - Route detai
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Mission by MiGMan - Mission Planning
    MiG Alley   P-51   MiGMan  
    year  1999  article pub  1999  article updated  2019-10-03
    org  |   pax  MiGMan
    ac  P-51  country  South Korea
    hw 

    about  nd August 1950 - F-51 Interdiction Mission
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Mission by MiGMan
    MiG Alley   P-51   MiGMan  
    year  1999  article pub  1999  article updated  2019-10-03
    org  |   pax  MiGMan
    ac  P-51  country  South Korea
    hw 

    about  Viper flight - the target is out - good work - new target - tank column on road. For this target use rockets."
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Mission by MiGMan - Air to Ground
    MiG Alley   P-51   MiGMan  
    year  1999  article pub  1999  article updated  2019-10-03
    org  |   pax  MiGMan
    ac  P-51  country  South Korea
    hw 

    about  and... now this is a little spooky ... I swear I heard people yelling in Korean as I flew past.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Mission by MiGMan - Air to Ground
    MiG Alley   P-51  
    year  1999  article pub  1999  article updated  2019-10-03
    org  |
    ac  P-51  country  South Korea
    hw 

    about 
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Cockpit
    MiG Alley   P-51  
    year  1999  article pub  1999  article updated  2019-10-03
    org  |
    ac  P-51  country  South Korea
    hw 

    about 
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Formation Flight
    MiG Alley   P-51  
    year  1999  article pub  1999  article updated  2019-10-03
    org  |
    ac  P-51  country  South Korea
    hw 

    about  There's mine - missed totally. Napalm was the weapon most feared by the North. A mixture of gasoline and detergent, it covered everything, including flesh, and caused horrific injuries. Thankfully flight sims spare us the "up close and personal" perspective of weapon effects.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Air to Ground - Napalm
    MiG Alley   P-51  
    year  1999  article pub  1999  article updated  2019-10-03
    org  |
    ac  P-51  country  South Korea
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    about  This time I was better able to follow the other aircraft in and the smoke from their rocket attacks made setting up the strafe easier. I still don't think I hit anything - it's difficult!
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Air to Ground - Rockets
    MiG Alley   P-51  
    year  1999  article pub  1999  article updated  2019-10-03
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    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Air to Ground - Strafing
    MiG Alley  
    year  1999  article pub  1999  article updated  2019-10-03
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    about  Back home - check out the terrain textures - the village - paddy fields - forested areas - the base itself.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Scenery
    MiG Alley   P-51  
    year  1999  article pub  1999  article updated  2019-10-03
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    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Scenery - Landing
    MiG Alley  
    year  1999  article pub  1999  article updated  2019-10-03
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    about  Inverted flying didn't seem to cause fuel starvation in any of the aircraft.
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Flight Test
    MiG Alley   MiG-15  
    year  1999  article pub  1999  article updated  2019-10-03
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    about  Now I foolishly decided to add a crowd pleasing element to my one-person airshow..... an outside loop with the gear extended ... Read on
    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    MiG-29 Fulcrum   01: Basic Air Manoeuvers  
    year  1998  article pub  2019  article updated  2019-10-22
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    tags  Video - Training - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    MiG-29 Fulcrum   01: Basic Air Manoeuvers  
    year  1998  article pub  2019  article updated  2019-10-22
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    about  It's hard to keep up with the MiG... very easy to get behind the aircraft.
    tags  Image Gallery - Training - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    MiG-29 Fulcrum   02: Takeoff & Landing  
    year  1998  article pub  2019  article updated  2019-10-23
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    tags  Video - Takeoff - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    MiG-29 Fulcrum   02: Takeoff & Landing  
    year  1998  article pub  2019  article updated 
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    about  I was busy as a one-armed wallpaper hanger on final approach! Quite tricky to get the recommended 10 degrees AOA... more practice is the answer.
    tags  Image Gallery - Training - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    MiG-29 Fulcrum  
    year  1998  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    tags  Image Gallery - Landing - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    MiG-29 Fulcrum   03: Air to Air: FAIL  
    year  1998  article pub  2019  article updated  2019-10-23
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    tags  Video - AA: Radar Guided - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    MiG-29 Fulcrum   03: Air to Air: FAIL  
    year  1998  article pub  2019  article updated  2019-11-12
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    about  This was tough... they shot at me (with live ordnance) ... I thought it was supposed to be a training sortie... ; -( Check out the next video where I (hopefully) PASS this mission.
    tags  Image Gallery - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    MiG-29 Fulcrum   03: Air to Air: PASS  
    year  1998  article pub  2019  article updated  2019-10-23
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    tags  Video - AA: Radar Guided - AA: Gun - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    MiG-29 Fulcrum   03: Air to Air: PASS  
    year  1998  article pub  2019  article updated  2019-11-12
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    about  I only think I scraped through this mission because the MiG-21's couldn't find me!
    tags  Image Gallery - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    MiG-29 Fulcrum   04: Air to Ground: FAIL  
    year  1998  article pub  2019  article updated  2019-10-23
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    tags  Video - Air to Ground - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    MiG-29 Fulcrum   05: Dogs of War: PASS  
    year  1998  article pub  2019  article updated  2019-10-26
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    tags  Video - Air to Air - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    MiG-29 Fulcrum   06: Snake Venom: FAIL  
    year  1998  article pub  2019  article updated  2019-10-27
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    tags  Video - Air to Air - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    MiG-29 Fulcrum   Ridgy Didge MiG  
    year  1998  article pub  2019  article updated  2019-11-25
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    tags  Video - Flight Test - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    MiG-29 Fulcrum   Dogs of War  
    year  1998  article pub  2019  article updated  2019-12-02
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    tags  Video - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    MiG-29 Fulcrum   Dogs of War: Take 2  
    year  1998  article pub  2019  article updated  2019-12-09
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    tags  Video - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    MiG-29 Fulcrum   Hawk's Perch  
    year  1998  article pub  2019  article updated  2019-12-12
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    tags  Video - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    MiG-29 Fulcrum  
    year  1998  article pub  2019  article updated 
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    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - Video
    MiG-29 Fulcrum  
    year  1998  article pub  2019  article updated 
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    tags  Video Playlist - MiGMan: Curated Video list - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    MiG-29 Fulcrum   I made this video back in The-World-Before-YouTube, when dinosaurs roamed the earth.  
    year  1998  article pub  2002  article updated 
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    Pearl Harbor (2001)   P-40  
    year  2001  article pub    article updated 
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    about  - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Aircraft: Flyable
    Pearl Harbor (2001)   1941, Dec 7 - FIghter Sweep  
    year  2001  article pub    article updated 
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    about  This is where it all starts - Haleiwa Field - about 10 miles NE of Pearl. Vastly outnumbered, the name of the game was survival. - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Mission
    Pearl Harbor (2001)   1941, Dec 7 - Intercept  
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    about  A flight of Japanese a/c overflew Haleiwa as I climbed into the P-40. It took a few minutes to catch up with them, by which time I was over the harbour and all hell was breaking loose! Smoke trails were everywhere as FLAK and cannon took their toll. - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Mission
    Pearl Harbor (2001)   1941, Dec 7 - Intercept  
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    about  11 kills on this mission! Woo hoo ! That has to be a personal best! Mind you - I did use over 8,000 rounds of ammunition (using unlimited ammo) and I only had a 4 % hit rate. - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Mission
    Pearl Harbor (2001)   1941, Dec 7 - Escort  
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    about  It was a 90 mile flight to Pearl and an ideal opportunity to practise a bit of formation flying. The SBD's held a nice steady box formation at 1500 feet. - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Mission
    Pearl Harbor (2001)   1941, Dec 7 - Escort  
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    about  After a frenzied dogfight during which I think I shot down 2... or 3 ... the Catalina bailed out again! - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Mission
    Pearl Harbor (2001)   1941, Dec 7 - Escort  
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    about  Although I tried the mission several times I couldn't: A - defend the bombers, B - survive... and that's not a criticism - this was a fun mission. - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Mission
    Pearl Harbor (2001)   1941, Dec 7 - Intercept  
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    about  A scramble in the F-4F and my first move was to crash head on! Tried again and my wingtip was shot off on the first pass. Next time up friendly FLAK damamged my control surfaces os I limped back to land on the Enterprise, Meanwhie all hell was breaking loose and some unlucky pilot collided with me as I turned to finals. Several attempts later and I managed to stay in one piece and apparently help to drive off most of the Japanese Dive Bombers... satisfied but weary I landed on the carrier.... only just ! - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Mission
    Pearl Harbor (2001)   1941, Dec 8 -Search and Destroy  
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    about  Very heavy FLAK in this mission - each time my plane sustained grievous damage. Needless to say I didn't hit the carrier once either. Definitely a challenge! - MiGMan: Combat Diary - Mission
    Prepar3D   191031: My first 'proper' flight in the F-22. What a magnificent flight model, so fluid! Lots of things to learn on this aircraft - as evidenced by me flying the first 10 minutes with the airbrake extended!   HOTAS Cougar   F-22  
    year  2010  article pub  2019  article updated  2019-10-31
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    ac  F-22  locale  Gibraltar
    hw  HOTAS Cougar

    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary - 15 minutes of fun - Video - Image Gallery
    TFX  
    year  1993  article pub    article updated  2019-11-16
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    US Navy Fighters   Mission 1: Fly  
    year  1993  article pub  1998  article updated 
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    USAF   Janes Combat Simulations   Pixel  
    year  2001  article pub  2001  article updated 
    org  Janes Combat Simulations | Pixel
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    about  - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    USAF   Janes Combat Simulations   Pixel  
    year  2001  article pub  2019  article updated 
    org  Janes Combat Simulations | Pixel
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    about  - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    MiG-21  
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    I was lucky enough to be a special guest at the launch of the first MiG-21 in Australia, in the early 1990's. The aircraft was so loud in afterburner we thought it had blown up!

    The impressive acceleration combined with its diminutive size meant that it disappeared from sight very quickly. So quickly that it was difficult to pan my camera fast enough to keep it in view. A few seconds after takeoff it had literally disappeared. It was frightening to imagine being on the receiving end of a ground attack by jet aircraft... by the time you heard the sound and looked up it would be raining trouble!


    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    MiG-29  
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    about  The MiG-29 Fulcrum is a formidable point defence fighter. I wouldn't get into a turning battle with one of these! It's smaller than the Super Hornet and excels at low speed manoeuvering with sufficient thrust-to-weight ratio to rescue it from some very deep holes!
    tags  Factoid - MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Alphasim  
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    Watch this playlist at YouTube


    tags  MiGMan: Combat Diary
    Great State of Maine Air Show: 1997  
    year    article pub  1997  article updated 
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    ac    country  USA
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    tags  Airshow - Museum - Video - MiGMan: Combat Diary