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Old 01-05-2008, 02:47 PM   #1
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Default AAR - Russian Front 3rd IAK VVS

4 October 1941
The Soviet Union is at war with Fascist Germany. The svolechi did what the west had told us they would do, If only Stalin had listened. I trust you'll sya nothing about that. People have been shot for less. The war however has started well for me, Mladschiy Lietenant Kent. After coming out of training, albeit curtailed in light of recent events I was White 7 of a zveno MiG 3UD's a big change from the UT-4 I trained on and even the I-16 I had combat training on, if it could be called that. I sat last in line on the runway ready for todays mission escorting other MiG 3s on a bombing run. The klaxon sounded and over the radio we were informed enemy fighters were approaching from the east. Still the Zveno leader sat there. Impatient to get in the air and take on the temeritous fascists as well as not get my arse shot off without a chance I gunned the throttle and turned onto the taxi way simultaneously dropping my flaps to take off setting and catching the torque of the engine. Soon I was at 200 kph, pulled back on the stick hard (the MiG 3 requires some strength to haul it off the ground I assure you) and turned to face the enemy while climbing. Looking around I spot them just beginning their dives to strafe my mates. Fortunately they haven't seen me. I gain altitude above them then flip on my back and pull over looking to get the leader's wing man. As I pull through I am in a better position to get the leader himself. Even better. Either he hasn't seen me or he is so arrogant that he has caught us napping I lock onto his tail and give him a quick burst of the guns, firing all three at once. I get a few strikes and his attention. He weaves up and down, left and right but still I keep my throttle steady and contain my nerves waiting for the right moment.... Now!! I am close o 100 metres off his tail and closing, I hold down the triggers and give a long burst into his plane, smoke pours out thick black and oily, I pull up at the last moment to avoid a collision, tip my wing over and see him dif a hole into the ground. Over the radio I hear rejoicing as the squadron take down his wingman.

We join up and follow the other MiG laden with 4 bombs each. Poor buggers, they must really feel it. The Mig-3 isn't the most forgiving beast. Great if you treat her well and with respect but ready to bite you in the arse. Built as a fighter I'm sure she isn't enjoying this. I listen as I hear warnings of enemy aircraft over the target area. An earlier group of MiGs are about to drop their bombs, supported by some I-16s and MiG-3s.

It sounds like they have hit their targets but the enemy are upon them but so are we. I keep altitude waiting for the right moment then role in on my foe. I line up on his tail and close right in giving a long burst and watch as his engine catches flames. No time to rejoice I find myself another target being chased by 2 compatriots. Well I can't let them have all the fun if I get 3 in one day then surely that will make up for my jumping the queue. Again I close distance, he tries to shake me off but I pump another salvo into him my two Shkas depriving him of his life.

We head back to base for a bumpy landing and hopefully some rest. 3 today maybe more tomorrow....

mlt Kent...
Dear readers here are my last two kills of this mission. I apologise for not providing pictures of my first kill but I had forgotten to set my gun camera in the rush to take off. rest assured I got the credit since my mechanic saw it all.











Third kill of the mission













Time for a plate of borsch.
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:50 PM   #2
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Great, a VVS AAR

Is this from the battle on approaches to Moscow?

And stop tempting me to buy 1946 so much, I don't have the time for it right now :rotfl:
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:09 PM   #3
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Ah, finally some AARs! Love to read them!

Might aswell start one from BoB II. :hmm: Then again, I suck on the strategic stuff, so oh well. :p
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Old 01-05-2008, 03:22 PM   #4
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Hunter can you sticky this? I intend to update one a day.

Also I was wondering if comments could be posted in another thread as I want to try and keep it easy to read.
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Old 01-06-2008, 10:27 AM   #5
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@Xabba:

Issue is , that if I sticky your thread, and other will make AAR thread as well. that their thread cant be stickied as I have to limit the total stickies in the flightsim thread around 4 - 5 total. its a bit unfair.

I might, create a sort of a Central thread that will be stickied wich include all the AAR thread links.
so people can easily find them if some dissapear on the 2nd page and such. but therefore the trend of more people making AAR threads must be on a certain level of activity.

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Old 01-06-2008, 10:32 AM   #6
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Or you could add another section to the 'Flightsim Hangar' thread.
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:25 PM   #7
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That's cool.
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Old 01-06-2008, 03:47 PM   #8
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Default The Ju-88 trick.

5 October 1941
I'm lucky to be reporting to you today as you will see once the pcitures are developed. It seems teh Luftwaffe wanted to draw us into a fight and it seems alas they succeeded. A group of bombers were reported heading for Mozhaysk so we took of from our base at Volkolamsk to stop them. Rushing at altitude to meet them to our horrot they were heavily escorted by Me-109s, EIGHT of them. I held altitude and rolled in on the first group of 3. Ju-88s I saw, fast and well armed. I started firing at range making hits but one of there gunners got a shot off at me. The dashboard splintered and even now I think God was watching me as there is a large hole just above where my rev counter used to be. Pulling up at the last moment I look over my shoulder and see a member of my zveno give them a pasting too. I gain height and roll back in this time approaching the trailing 3. I keep my speed up as this is my best defense, weaving a little to throw off the gunners I pour rounds into his left wing and see vapour trailing but I have to break off again else I'd ram him. I also took some more hits but my trusty Mig keeps going. Pulling up I wheel round on my wing tip ddetermined to take down at least one bomber today. My zveno are shouting over the radio, tackling the 109s. I roll in for the final time this time keeping slight off to his left, then as I get the right distance I let him cross over my sights and I give him a long burst into his wings and fuselage my 12.7mm spending all its ammo. I break off disheartened as it didn't seem to do any good but as I look over my shoulder I see him trailing a large trail of flame behind him. Then my engine coughs and starts to sound rough. I head for home with a heavy heart as one of my zveno is tangling with several 109s, however my engine would not last and I would be one more morsel of meat for the fascist grinder. My cockpit whistling due to the holes and nursing my engine I claw for altitude. I remember seeing an aerodrom about halfway between Volkolamsk and Mozhaysk near Ruza so I keep a look out. I spot it at the very moment my engine seems to be taking a turn for the worst. I quickly get landing clearance and point my nose at the runway nursing my injured steed and willing it to keep going. lowering flaps I'm glad they were OK as the MiG is a quick plane to land in the best of circumstances. I lower the gear at the last moment, keeping the nose up and praying to make the threshold. I increase power to arrest my descent and nothing happens. Then just before I cross the end of the runway it stops. My MiG wallows down and heavily touches teh rough ground at the threshold. The gear collapses and I slide to a halt, fortunately I am uninjured but I hope stavka don't look to poorly on me.

Unfortunately most of my flight weren't so lucky. I was the only survivor.


Ready for the days mission.


Closing on the Junkers.


In my sights.


Pulemeti udaryat.




The other point of view.


Smoking is bad for you.


Fire in ze hole.


Just hoping to get home.


Engine kaput.


Live to fight another day.
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@Dowly: thanks for the Idea, mate

I've done it straight away

http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/showthread.php?t=115971

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Old 01-07-2008, 05:07 PM   #10
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Updated with pics from yesterday's mission.
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:48 AM   #11
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6 October 1941 - Ya Stal Asom

Today has been a good day, I became an Ace. Sitting in the mess playing cards we were jolted out of our reverie by the siren and shouting over the PA of incoming aircraft. Running to our Migs we lined up and impatient as usual I took off from the Taxi way. Screaming into the sky I wheel round to face the bastards. 4 Ju-87 and 2 Bf-109s. Perfect. I wheeled round and came at the Stuka from underneath, poured lead into his belly and pulled away as flames belched from his nose. Next I saw the first pair roll over into attack. Well I can do that I thought and mindful that the MiG will happily take itself apart I closed the throttle, rolled over on my back and followed a Stuka through, almost blacking out during the pull up. Result. I came out right behind him, and promptly shot him down....

So I am now lietenant Kent ASS pilot 3rd IAK.

7th October 1941
Bomber escort. Today we hit the Germans hard. 8 bombers plus 16 fighters as escort are going after the Germans. All was quiet till we arrived ahead and ran into 4 Bf-109s. Now I was told the German pilots were fierce and battle hardened. But the one I tailed didn't make much effort, not that it mattered as I soon downed him. The next one was a bit harder, he had 3 of us to contend with but I got the better of him. So now I am up to 8 fascists fallen to my guns. I remained and played tag till I ran out of ammo.

Well my friends time for me to rest.
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