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Activity: Mission – CAP, Air Interdiction
Theatre: Persian gulf
F-14A CAP ELVIS51 (100): WeX / DeadGun_SWE ELVIS52 (101): Nillefix / Troll ELVIS53 (102): Arrow / Tony ELVIS54 (102):
F-14A CAP MUSTANG61 (104): STRAFFAN / Justin Case MUSTANG62 (105): Shiggan / drsoos MUSTANG63 (106): MUSTANG64 (107):
AWACS STINGRAY: Ulvar STINGRAY: LEKA
Carrier Marshal: Tower: LSO:
F-5 CAP BABAK21: Jinx BABAK22: ironsavior
F-5 CAP TABAS31: Bankler TABAS32: Blichten
Mig-21 INTERCEPT KERMAN41: Knugen KERMAN42: BigSwede
F-14A HAMADAN51: Bambi HAMADAN52:
AWACS BABUSH: BACON “KEBAB” BOMB
The year is 1986, and the Iran-Iraq War is raging on. The United States, along with its allies, has launched Operation Earnest Will, a naval operation to protect Kuwaiti oil tankers from Iranian attacks in the Persian Gulf CVN-72, the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is assigned to this mission, along with several other ships and aircraft
The Stenni’s air wing consists of F-14 Tomcats, A-6 Intruders, A-7 Corsairs, EA-6B Prowlers, E-2 Hawkeyes, S-3 Vikings, C-2 Greyhounds, and SH-3 Sea Kings3 Their main tasks are to provide air cover for the tankers, conduct reconnaissance and surveillance missions, and deter or engage any hostile forces in the area.
* May 15 – 1986
* 06:00 local time
* Scattered (7500′-11500′)
* Wind 47 / 16
* FORCE QNH 2933
MiG-21, F-5, F-4, F-14
Several iranian fighters have been seen close to the zone but they have never crossed over and Iraki Mig-21
SA-2, Hawk, Silkworm anti-ship cruise missiles and Rapier
Blue ships in the area
Several civilian oil transporters in the area
Conduct aerial recognizance and identify ships in the area
Patrol area and identify ships.
If enemy fighters close in on patrol zone engaging them is the last resort. Only after orders from STINGRAY or fired on are you allowed to engage.
Do not enter Irani airspace
POS1 N27 27’34 E50 38’0
POS2 N27 33’36 E51 31’25
Elvis to take of and identify ships.
Mustang ready to depart with in 5min of order given.
As per SPINS
As per SPINS
Conduct areal reconnaissance and identify two unknown ships at sector VL and WL (marked on map below)
is placed on Alert Five
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* CASE 1
* BRC: 59
* Departure time: ASAP
* Departure sequence: ELVIS5, MUSTANG6
* Charlie time: 07:45
As per Carrier Ops SPINS
As per Aerial Refueling SOP
* Mission commander is STINGRAY
* Mission commander deputy is Elvis51
As per Comms SOP
As per Authentication SOP
7, 9, 3/5, 7
Remain on Tower (ch 7) during startup and departure. Go to Check in (ch 9). Expect Tactical (ch 3) or CAP A (ch 5). Use Tower (ch 7) for recovery.
1, 9, 3/5, 16, 1
Remain on Tower (ch 1) during startup and departure. Go to Check in (ch 9). Expect Tactical (ch 3) or CAP A (ch 5). Use Marshal (ch 16) and Tower (ch 1) for recovery.
* TANGOUNIFORM – Mission declared successful
* NIGHTFALL – Abort mission
N 25 55’30 E51 33’48
Large size map of AO with all waypoints, tankers, carriers etc
Smaller maps of target areas with waypoints marked