23 Jan 2013
Flying Operation Bactria with three other guys from /r/hoggit: Hesalite, Phr00t and Carl56 (Hawg 1, 3 and 4, respectively). Unfortunately Phr00t got disconnected somewhere around 2/3 of the way through the mission and didn't come back (maybe internet outage for him)?
Using TARS added another layer of realism (and fun) as it simulates real world radio communications by adding distortion, static and time delay based on distance between planes. It also allows flight groups to only hear the chatter of people on their same in-game radio frequencies. Wasn't required for a single flight group of four people, but it sure made the communication sound great!
2:00 - Line Up and Take Off
9:00 - Four 'Hogs in Formation en Route to Tasking Waypoint
16:35 - Initial Tasking from JTAC
19:15 - Spotting the Target
22:55 - Botched Bomb Drop Attempt
27:35 - First JDAM en Route to Target
28:45 - Good Hit
30:00 - Second JDAM en Route to Target
31:30 - Good Hit (or would have been if the house didn't collapse first)
36:05 - Second Tasking from JTAC
41:25 - Spotting the Crash Site
41:55 - First Enemy Convoy Reported
44:00 - Attack
44:55 - CLOSE call
46:50 - Second Enemy Convoy Reported (w/ a SAM launcher)
49:00 - Taking Out the SAM First
50:20 - Guns, guns, guns!
52:38 - Third Convoy Reported (w/ advanced SAM launcher)
55:00 - Locking, Turning In and Firing on SAM as it Launches at Us
1:13:50 - Third Tasking from JTAC
1:17:20 - Targeting APC with Infantry
1:19:30 - JDAM on the Way!
1:20:15 - Good Hit on Targets
1:21:30 - Hawg 1 Misses but Splash Damage Still Kills AA
1:21:55 - Spotting Tank and Dropping JDAM
1:23:00 - Tank Go Boom!
1:24:20 - Gun Run on Last Target, Hawg 4 Overtargets, Gets Shot At and Flies By
1:33:20 - JTAC Gives All-Clear to RTB
1:37:00 - Formation Flying En Route to Airfield Thought Hawg 1 was Hawg 4 so asked him where he was even though he was right there, Hawg 4 was further behind but caught up.
1:38:40 - Hesalite Dropping Flares and being Acrobatic
1:45:45 - On Final Approach Behind Hawg 1
1:47:30 - Good Landing, Hawg 4 Goes Around
1:49:50 - Hawg 4 Touches Down with Hawg 1 Close Behind