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!
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!
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.
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!