Exhibit: Fighters Anthology (1998)
Vietnam Campaign Guide
Vietnam Mission 17
DATE: Aug 7, 1972
MiGMan's Combat Diary
Aircraft: They recommend the F-8J,
I suggest the F-4J Phantom II
Mission Map: Change the flight plan as shown.
Load Ordnance: As usual, lose the two external fuel pods and adjust internal fuel to 79%.
Notes: 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.