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Post by Animal » Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:21 pm

The following is a set of rules to abide by in order to survive a ground attack mission. They are not iron-clad invincibilty, and anyone who believes they are invincible is a damn fool.

Without further ado, here they are
#1 Stay out of threats' lethal engagement range.
-If you aren't where you can be shot at, you won't be hit.
-If you're outside of a weapons effective range its fairly unlikely you will be shot down.

#2 With rare exception, you don't have to clear all threats in one pass
-More passes can be made, Clear the most important and dangerous threats first.
-The more dangerous threats removed, the more freely allied aircraft can operate in that airspace.
-If one plane alone can't accomplish the mission, multiple planes should be sent.

#3 Leave air superiority to air superiority tasked fighters.
-If tasked with ground attack, you're likely carrying much heavier ordinance than fighters.
-Fighters carry air to air weaponry for air to air engagements. You carry air to air weapons for minimal self defense.
-Engaging in air to air combat distracts you from your objective. Marines on the ground may be counting on you to deliver your package.

#4 When the above cannot be applied, make your attack run count.
-If you cannot adhere to all of the above rules, accomplish the mission first, then worry about other passes. Your mission must succeed, no exceptions.

#5 Keep the big picture in mind.
-Ground attack flights typically encounter and engage more threats per sortie that air superiority flights, usually simultaneously. Nothing will get you killed faster than losing track of threats.

#6 Don't forget to breathe.
-Stay cool. Pilots that aren't calm tend make more mistakes, like losing the big picture.
-In the words of the great Chuck Yeager: "Dying might be unavoidable, but losing your cool is inexcusable"
They say that he feeds upon the tears of newbs, and that he spent an entire day feeding an effigy of Ricm into a desk fan. All we know is, he's called Animal.

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Post by Shutter » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:32 pm

The man knows of what he speaks, recommended read.

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Post by Animal » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:20 pm

I wish I had more to offer at the moment on air to air combat, but that will come another time.
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Post by Ri Ra » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:30 pm

Good read, somethign all ground attack pilots should keep in mind.

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Post by Phoenix » Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:00 pm

You sum it all up perfectly.

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Post by Nodoka Hanamura » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:35 pm

I agree.
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Post by Animal » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:52 pm

Glad you guys have found this helpful
They say that he feeds upon the tears of newbs, and that he spent an entire day feeding an effigy of Ricm into a desk fan. All we know is, he's called Animal.

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