OCA Strike: A Falcon 4 Air to Ground Mission Report Page 7

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As we approach the coast I watch in disbelief as a missile arcs up in front of me. Seeing the relative motion and noting that my missile light and tone aren’t warbling I can tell the missile isn’t aimed at me. Indeed, the unfortunate target is one of the F-15C CAP fighters. He doesn’t stand a chance and the missile blows him apart without even a chance to eject.

I can tell the missile isn’t aimed at me. Indeed, the unfortunate target is one of the F-15C CAP fighters.

A chirp from my threat receiver indicates two new threats... Hitting the TFR disconnect I nudge the stick to the right a bit more altering course ever so slightly away from where I saw the missile arc from. A chirp from my threat receiver indicates two new threats, both naval threats (yellow arrows).
I turn my RF switch back to “QUIET” killing my radar and also turn my ECM gear off hoping I can squeak through the gap. I turn my RF switch back to “QUIET” killing my radar and also turn my ECM gear off hoping I can squeak through the gap. I leave the TFR off and inch down even lower than the pre-set 200 feet under manual control. I’m low enough now that dust from my passage billows behind me as I wait for the missile boats to open up on me.

A minute later the beach flashes by again and I’m over the Yellow Sea, feet wet! I take a glance at my fuel gauge and still see a fat 8200 pounds.

As we gain distance from the enemy coast I let our altitude climb slowly and order my wingmen into arrowhead formation for the flight home...

As we gain distance from the enemy coast I let our altitude climb slowly and order my wingmen into arrowhead formation for the flight home and they are soon in position off my wing.

...they are soon in position off my wing.

I keep calling AWACS for a threat update and eventually they come back with two different flights.

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