OCA Strike: A Falcon 4 Air to Ground Mission Report Page 9
Back To Page 8
||Returning to base I get vectored to final, throw down the gear, confirm 3-green, turn on the landing lights and place the master arm in OFF.
||On final I can see there is a bunch of wind from the left…
||…requiring me to crab well to the left to stay on the center-line.
||I cross the threshold and squeak out a decent landing…
||…and taxi to the ramp where the ground crew will take over and re-arm us for another mission.
The mission is rated a success. Of the 8 aircraft involved in the strike we lost only the one CAP F-15C. All of my wingmen put their ordnance on the runway, although it was pretty much overkill since they put it all in the same spot! It would be nice if I could load different ordnance on wingmen and assign them different DPMIs much like you could in Jane’s F-15. The most important part however, is that Taetan was put out of business with most of their main runway either destroyed or damaged.
With a variety of targets and mission types and the ability to control what types of missions you can be fragged for, Falcon 4 remains among the most incredible simulations ever to be produced. With a dedicated (some say rabid!) community dedicated to continuously improving and upgrading Falcon 4 this simulation still has a very bright future indeed.
Download a pdf of this article here (1.58 MB).
Test System Specs
- Toshiba 5205-S703 Laptop
- Pentium 4 / 2.0 GHz
- 512MB RAM
- GeForce 4-460Go Mobility Graphics Chip (64 Megs)
- Saitek X45
Scheyden Sunglasses Fixed Gear Albatross Made in Japan Titanium Gray Lens New
T-33 Nose Gear Axle-NOS?-free domestic shipping
Reinforced C172 C175 Main Gear U-Bolt 0541153 LH or RH
102000-1 Avionic Products Electro-Mechanical Gear Actuator and Motor (12V, 55A)
Cessna 150H Landing Gear Floorboard P/N 0411955-3
Hughes 369 Helicopter Gear Link
Piper Nose Gear Fork BENT
Hughes 369 Helicopter Bearing Gear Link
Beechcraft V35B Emergency Gear Crank Plastic Cover
RH Rod Assembly Nose Gear Push-Pull Silver LDK PHS22Z