Our intelligent service found out that enemies planned to bring to Gudauta airfield reinforcement from Tbilisi city. They planned to use several transport planes for this goal. @zedd and I received a task to intercept enemy transports before their landing at Gudauta. The problem was that for some reasons we didn’t have CGI support and we had to find targets visually and with Mig-21’s radar! Probably it was connected with confidentiality but they didn’t explain why.
At the last time we flew only aerobatics and training flights. Well, this time Andy and I decided to fly on Cold War server and fight against other players. When we connected there were only a couple of enemies (F-5 and Viggen) but in about 10 minutes a lot of blues players appear on the server.
Main task for reds was combat air patrol. We took Mig-21s with fuel tank and air to air missiles… (more…)
Air police in DCS is not fiction – it is reality! Recently I was flying on a pilotage server Aerobatics Caucasus. While I was taxiing on Mig-21, I received a message, “Alex, you are exceeding safe taxi speeds! Current ground speed: 38 knots (71 km/h). Stay below 50 knots (~90 km/h) or you will be removed from your plane.”
“Are you kidding me?!”, I thought, and ignored the message. (more…)
Watch how F-5 escaped from several missiles but was killed with the cannon!
A low altitude flight and dogfight with Mig-21 in close formation is a really tense thing. We have made several flights on the ACG Cold War Server. In the video you can watch a couple examples of teamwork between the leader and wingman: identification of an air target with following attacking and covering each other. It is very difficult to fight in tight formation because of the low altitude and high speed.