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.
||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 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 and 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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