Here’s a situation [B1147.7, B1147.10] where aircraft on a strike mission won’t climb to the altitude they need to release their bombs.
The MiG-23s are flying in low to drop bombs on an airfield. As they near their target, some of them are shot at by a SAM and evade even lower. The rest of the strike arrives at its IP, climbs to bombing altitude, and releases its bombs. The aircraft which evaded low never climbs back to bombing altitude, and orbits the target continuously without releasing its weapons, until it RTBs for fuel, or is shot down by target defences.
If there are a reasonable number of SAMs present it is possible to “stun” an entire strike this way, and leave them orbiting continuously within range of target defences. Preferred behaviour would be for the aircraft to either re-engage from the proper altitude, or RTB immediately if they are not going to attack.
Test scenario (based on Gunner 98’s Caribbean Fury #3 scenario) attached.
< Message edited by Steve McClaire -- 9/22/2020 12:09:16 AM >