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Iron Hand 2014 - 5/10/2014 1:30:31 PM   
Defencegreece


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Orders for Cmdr Russian Forces

Situation

Tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan have risen to the highest levels since the skirmishes of 2008. Azerbaijan is clearly the aggressor making outward threats to use its air defense forces to enforce an air blockade of Nagorno-Karabakh and greater Armenia itself. Russia must act to restore stability to the region.

Enemy Forces

Azerbaijan continues to maintain a significant air defense system. They have recently fielded a battalion of S-300 missiles which are likely deployed near Baku. Their legacy systems include significant numbers of EW radar sites, SA-2, SA-3, SA-4 and SA-5 systems as well fielding a small fleet of MiG-29 fighters at Nasosnaya Air Base and Ganja Airport.


Task Organization

Engels Air Base: Tu-22M-3M Backfire C, Tu-160 Blackjack, Tu-95MSM Bear H, A-50 Mainstay, Tu-22MR Backfire

Mozdok Air Base: Il-20M Coot A, Su-24MR Fencer E

Akhtubinsk Air Base: Su-24M2 Fencer D, Su-34 Fullback, Il-78 Midas, Su-24MP Fencer F, Su-27S Flanker B

Erebuni Airport (Armenia): 8 Su-25M Frogfoot A, 2 Mi-8PPA Hip K

Shirak Airport (Armenia): 12 MiG-29S Fulcrum C

SS-26 Stone/Iskander M Battalion


Mission

You are to destroy all Azerbaijani S-300, SA-4 and SA-5 air defense sites without excessive loss to your own forces within three days.

Execution

You are to use forces at hand to search for and destroy all known SA-10, SA-5 and SA-4 SAM sites. You may destroy any Azerbaijani unit that tracks or engages you in any way however keep in mind this is a limited attack and not one meant to annihilate the Azerbaijani Air Force. Please refrain from attacking airfields.

High command has made it clear that aircraft losses (and especially the capture of our pilots in enemy territory) will have politically unacceptable consequences. You are therefore ordered to develop a low risk strategy for reducing enemy air defences based using our superior stand-off weapons capability to the full.

Scoring:

Gain 100 Points for any destroyed SA-4, SA-5 or SA-10 SAM site.

Lose 100 for any lost aircraft.


Command & Signal



Command: Engels Air Base

Signal: EMCON State C, unrestricted emissions



Score of 500 Major Victory

SIDE: Armenia
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LOSSES:
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EXPENDITURES:
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1x SA-4a Ganef [3M8M1]
1x SA-4b Ganef [3M8M2]
5x SA-10b Grumble [5V55R]



SIDE: Azerbaijan
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LOSSES:
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1x Radar (Bar Lock A [P-37])
6x Radar (Tin Shield B [5N59S/36D6])
18x MiG-29 Fulcrum C
3x Radar (Spoon Rest D [P-18])
3x Radar (Tall King A [P-14])
1x Radar (Back Net [P-80])
18x 23mm ZU-23-2
2x Building (Tall King C [P-14])
24x SA-5c Gammon Single Rail
2x Building (Odd Pair HF [PRV-13])
4x Building (Square Pair [5N62])
4x Vehicle (Spoon Rest C [P-12])
24x SA-2f Guideline Mod 1 Single Rail
1x Vehicle (Cheese Board [96L6E])
1x Vehicle (Tombstone [30N6E])
4x Vehicle (Fan Song F [RSNA-75M])
26x SA-3c Goa Quad Rail
7x Vehicle (Flat Face B [P-19])
7x Vehicle (Low Blow [SNR-125])
32x SA-7a Grail [9K32 Strela-2] MANPADS
3x Vehicle (Pat Hand [1S32])
3x SA-16 Gimlet [9K310 Igla-1] MANPADS
4x SA-20b Gargoyle [5P85SE] TEL
5x SA-4b Ganef [2P24] TEL
3x SA-4a Ganef [2P24] TEL


EXPENDITURES:
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63x SA-3c Goa [5V27D, V-601PD]
25x AA-10 Alamo A [R-27R, MR SARH]
43x Generic Chaff Salvo [5x Cartridges]
10x AA-11 Archer [R-73]
3x SA-5c Gammon [5V28M5]
27x SA-20b Gargoyle [48N6E2]
2x SA-2f Guideline Mod 1 [S-75M2 Volkhov, 5YA23 / V-759]
1x Generic Flare Salvo [3x Cartridges, Single Spectral]
5x 30mm Gsh-30-1 Burst [30 rnds]
1x SA-4a Ganef [3M8M1]
1x SA-4b Ganef [3M8M2]
95x 23mm ZU-23-2 Burst [20 rnds]



SIDE: Russia
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LOSSES:
-------------------------------


EXPENDITURES:
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48x AT-16 Scallion [9K121 Vikhr]
21x Generic Chaff Salvo [4x Cartridges]
32x AA-10 Alamo A [R-27R, MR SARH]
36x AA-10 Alamo C [R-27RE, LR SARH]
7x Generic Flare Salvo [4x Cartridges, Single Spectral]
12x RBK-500-PTAB CB [268 x PTAB-1M Anti-Tank Bomblets]
8x SS-26 Stone [9M723, Penetrator]
8x SS-26 Stone RV [Penetrator]
4x AS-4 Kitchen B Mod 3 [Kh-22NA INS+TERCOM]
4x AA-11 Archer [R-73]
6x AA-12 Adder A [R-77, RVV-AE]
4x 30mm Gsh-30-1 Burst [30 rnds]
16x Kh-101
24x AS-15 Kent C [Kh-555]
32x AS-17 Krypton C [Kh-31P, ARM]
32x AS-10 Karen [Kh-25L]
8x KAB-1500Kr TV/EO
5x 30mm Gsh-30-2 Burst [50 rnds]
20x 23mm Gsh-6-23 [50 rnds]

Very nice scenario with enough air defences to use Sead tactics.The tip of the spear for my attack was my Tu-160, Tu-22 and Tu-96 bombers. I tried to escort them to the launching point east from Nanosnaya Airbase. Elint Su-24s and ECM was proved quite useful to find where the Sa-5 batteries was positioned and to identify possible locations of the Sa-20 Hi-Sam.Before my main assault I took out many unprotected Tin-shield radars to cut off their early warning capabilities. Also the Azerbaizan's airforce was small but capable enough. Almost all of my Su-27 SK was in the air and remained there to counter an assault on my bombers. Thanks to the Il-78 Midas tanker I gradually pushed my CAP fighters closer to the edge of the S-300 sites. Thus activated their radars and targeted by my Su-34 that came close from the east.
A few minutes before the main assault I used the SS-26 Stone to take out the most dangerous targets. After that I ve sent in a Sead patrol my Su-34s to take out the strong air defences in Nanosnaya and Baku Air Base. Then i launched my main attack with my cruise missiles. Sead patrol was quite helpful and even if it didnt commpletely destroy the Sa-20s it damaged them badly. After that point with careful small packets of aicraft I took out the rest of their airbases.

Hint: RBK-500 Cluster bomb is quite useful for DEAD missions to wipe out what's left. Also plan careful your tanker courses to keep up your aircrafts and bombers longer in the air and find the proper chance-window to attack. Also low altitude attacks can benefit from the terrain...

It is a long scenario but you can finish it in less than a day.

< Message edited by Defencegreece -- 5/11/2014 10:34:56 AM >


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RE: Iron Hand 2014 - 5/10/2014 3:12:34 PM   
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Thanks for the feedback!

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RE: Iron Hand 2014 - 5/11/2014 9:37:56 AM   
Defencegreece


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Your welcome

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RE: Iron Hand 2014 - 11/23/2014 9:42:43 AM   
AlexGGGG

 

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So I played this today,

and destroyed all red units on map (including airbases), at a loss of one Flanker, at about 1 day 19 hours to go.

Score 500 Major Victory. I'd expect that would be a Triumph but no joy.

General flow of the battle was as follows:

1. Establish two CAP areas, 150 NM north off Nasosnaya, the other about above Erebuni.
Bring AWACS and jammer on patrol about 170 miles north off Nasosnaya.

2. Have Iskander destroy both S-200 installations. Spent remaining (three or so) ballistic missiles on various SAM sites.

3. Fly ELINT aircraft to determine approximate S-300 position. This also discovered me some Ganef positions to the south.

4. Bring in ARM aircraft (Fullbacks) to destroy S-300 and whatever radars then became accessible for a shot without a risk of being shot at. For the ARM strike, bring jammer more closely, approx 60 NM off S-300 site.

5. Use bombers with missiles to hit various unprotected targets.

6. Return everyone to base, fly CAP missions in meanwhile, wait for ARM Fullbacks to reload.

7. As ARM Fullbacks reload, go in and disable the rest of SAMs. Note that Fullbacks have long range AAMs and are quite capable of defending themselves against any pop-up fighter, especially if you shoot at closer than max range (maybe even 1/2 max range).

8. As SAMs are disabled, reload all capable aircraft to FAB-500-62 (which probably gives most damage per sortie) and Bets for ruinways, draw an area on map overlaying all the enemy territory, and make a Ground Patrol mission. This takes care of all the units in fully automatic mode, cleaning up remains of SAMs and also airbases. Although the briefing says airbases are not to touch, I figured that if I already took out all SAMs, airbases are now fair game.

SIDE: Armenia
===========================================================

LOSSES:
-------------------------------


EXPENDITURES:
------------------
12x SA-10a Grumble [5V55KD]
2x SA-3c Goa [5V27D, V-601PD]
6x SA-4a Ganef [3M8M1]
12x SA-4b Ganef [3M8M2]



SIDE: Azerbaijan
===========================================================

LOSSES:
-------------------------------
18x 23mm ZU-23-2
2x Building (Odd Pair HF [PRV-13])
4x Building (Square Pair [5N62])
2x Building (Tall King C [P-14])
18x MiG-29 Fulcrum C
1x Radar (Back Net [P-80])
1x Radar (Bar Lock A [P-37])
3x Radar (Spoon Rest D [P-18])
3x Radar (Tall King A [P-14])
6x Radar (Tin Shield B [5N59S/36D6])
3x SA-16 Gimlet [9K310 Igla-1] MANPADS
4x SA-20b Gargoyle [5P85SE] TEL
24x SA-2f Guideline Mod 1 Single Rail
36x SA-3c Goa Quad Rail
3x SA-4a Ganef [2P24] TEL
6x SA-4b Ganef [2P24] TEL
24x SA-5c Gammon Single Rail
39x SA-7a Grail [9K32 Strela-2] MANPADS
4x Single-Unit Airfield (1x 2001-2600m Runway)
2x Single-Unit Airfield (1x 3201-4000m Runway)
1x Vehicle (Cheese Board [96L6E])
4x Vehicle (Fan Song F [RSNA-75M])
9x Vehicle (Flat Face B [P-19])
9x Vehicle (Low Blow [SNR-125])
3x Vehicle (Pat Hand [1S32])
4x Vehicle (Spoon Rest C [P-12])
1x Vehicle (Tombstone [30N6E])


EXPENDITURES:
------------------
91x 23mm ZU-23-2 Burst [20 rnds]
14x AA-10 Alamo A [R-27R, MR SARH]
4x AA-11 Archer [R-73]
60x Generic Chaff Salvo [5x Cartridges]
3x Generic Flare Salvo [3x Cartridges, Single Spectral]
21x SA-20b Gargoyle [48N6E2]
2x SA-2f Guideline Mod 1 [S-75M2 Volkhov, 5YA23 / V-759]
16x SA-3c Goa [5V27D, V-601PD]
3x SA-4a Ganef [3M8M1]
2x SA-4b Ganef [3M8M2]
4x SA-5c Gammon [5V28M5]



SIDE: Russia
===========================================================

LOSSES:
-------------------------------
1x Su-27S Flanker B


EXPENDITURES:
------------------
1x 30mm Gsh-30-1 Burst [30 rnds]
5x 30mm Gsh-30-2 Burst [50 rnds]
51x AA-10 Alamo A [R-27R, MR SARH]
18x AA-10 Alamo C [R-27RE, LR SARH]
3x AA-11 Archer [R-73]
16x AS-10 Karen [Kh-25L]
24x AS-15 Kent C [Kh-555]
32x AS-17 Krypton C [Kh-31P, ARM]
8x AS-4 Kitchen B Mod 3 [Kh-22NA INS+TERCOM]
110x AT-16 Scallion [9K121 Vikhr]
176x BetAB-500SP CB [12 x Anti-Runway Penetrator Bomblets]
4x FAB-1500M-54 GPB
220x FAB-500M-62 GPB
3x Generic Chaff Salvo [4x Cartridges]
4x Generic Flare Salvo [4x Cartridges, Single Spectral]
4x KAB-1500Kr TV/EO
16x Kh-101
20x RBK-500-PTAB CB [268 x PTAB-1M Anti-Tank Bomblets]
8x SS-26 Stone [9M723, Penetrator]
5x SS-26 Stone RV [Penetrator]





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