We drove to the weapons depot and supervised as the weapons, B-8 rocket pods and two KMGU-2f pods loaded with AO-25 bomblets were loaded onto the wagons, then sent to the flight line. They were quickly loaded, and I gently lowered myself into the K-36 ejection seat.
It is overcast now. Kolya, the meteorologist, had warned Troy and I not to linger over Sukhumi for this. Visibility would be excellent for us, for a time. But in the afternoon… not so much. Afternoon rains had set in.
The action began sooner than I expected, as we near Waypoint 7. We turned at Waypoint 6 for the IP, into a wall of cloud.