This is my first post, so if I've posted in the wrong form of something else, please let me know.
I'm having difficulty with the Homerun, 1956 scenario, which I believe to be based on this report:
(Link not allowed) just Google B-47 Overflight of Russia for the PDF.
Basically, I'm to fly two RB-47H's over the Soviet controlled shores of the Barents Sea to catalog Soviet air defenses.
The mission states that most Soviet interceptors of the time were day only, and to adjust my mission accordingly. Initially, I was flying the mission during the day, and having mastered the avoidance of the SAMs have been getting completely trounced by the MiGs (MiG-17 D and E models).
So, per the mission hint, I tried at night, only to find it made no difference whatsoever. At this point I looked at the mission in the editor and found something that I'm wondering is a mistake or not. I'm hopeful for some help from the forum posters as to how to complete this mission, and whether or not it's currently broken.
The thing, specifically, that I'm wondering about is that the MiGs are listed in the DB as day/night capable - contrary to the suggestion from the mission briefing. This day/night capability seems to stem from the loadout carrying the AA-1a Alkali missile. According to the Wiki, this missile didn't enter service until 1957, so I'm wondering if the scenario may have gotten messed up over time from a DB change or if this is the way it's supposed to be. When reviewing the above mentioned PDF, it's clear that the real mission, done in 1954, would not have been a success had the Soviet interceptors been carrying the Alkalis.
So, if anyone would like to offer suggestions for completing the mission, I'd be greatly appreciative. Currently, I can find no way to survive the night capable, Alkali carrying MiG-17s.
< Message edited by Dfox071 -- 8/8/2016 5:52:01 PM >