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Jason
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posted 05-20-2000 01:02 PM     Profile for Jason   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
hey,
i am making a F-15 mission in the mission editor. I have a 3 ship flight of F-15Es making a strike against a heavily defended strike against a oil base in the Persian Gulf. I have JSTARS and AWACS support. There are SA-2, SA-3, SA-8, AAA, and Early warning radars inplace. One, I am taking off and i have 2 F-111 loaded with a full anti-air load to escort me. I select the escort function in the inital actions menu and nothing happens, it just jumps back to the screen where i select all the settings for the F-111. I have them in the same group and everything. How do i get them to escort me. Also, How do i get the SAMs to fire on me as soon as my first bomb is dropped. do i need to give them a GCI link? I am trying to make this a good mission but i need help. Anyone out there?

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Lucky_1
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posted 05-20-2000 08:40 PM     Profile for Lucky_1   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I didn't think F-111's could provide escort other than the EF-111 type. Try using a F-16's or F-18's.

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Jason
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posted 05-20-2000 08:49 PM     Profile for Jason   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
i tried F-14, F-15, F/A-18, the whole smack. Nothin works

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Mudshovel
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posted 05-21-2000 05:11 PM     Profile for Mudshovel     Send New Private Message   Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Try giving them a waypoint first, and then at that waypoint, for its action, select escort, then click on the flight to be escorted. I was testing the mission editor and found if you gave the escorting aircraft a waypoint, just slightly ahead of their current position, it will work. Hope this helps.

BTW, don't use F-111s for anti air escort, use F-15Cs, F-16s, or Navy F/A-18. The Aardvark is a strike aircraft, not a fighter. The EF-111 is very good for standoff jamming. SEAD escort should be done by F-16's, F/A-18's, or F-4G Wild Weasels.

I hope to play your mission when you post it!

Andy "Mudshovel" Malone


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