Exhibit - Microsoft Combat Flight Sim 3
Seeing as the distance target is short I select 80 % fuel, to lighten
the Typhoon up a little. There is variety of ordnance available and I
take 2 x 1,000 bombs .... overkill perhaps but I want to sink those ships... not tickle them!
There are 16 Typhoons assigned to the strike... this should be interesting to see.
A nice simple flight plan
After flying for a while below a canopy of threatening black clouds and staring goggle-eyed at the spectacular lightning I found the convoy just a few miles into the channel. He he he .... they'd brought their own FLAK and were throwing up a formidable barrage.
I sent the squadron to attack the nearest ships with the "A" - attack command - pretty simple... and swung around to approach the ships astern. I wanted to maximise my chances of scoring a hit by flying along the length of the ships rather than beam them.
Screaming in full throttle at 1,000 feet I released the first bomb which feel away with a clunk and a whistle.
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The blast radius of a 1,000 lb bomb is apparently greater than 1,000 feet...
There wasn't enough time to bail out.
Back at base the mission apparently was successful... but my campaign was over ... or was it?