From: Jacksonville, FL, USA
This is updated based on Mike's suggestions above AND totally revamped the dam facilities to make it more realistic/challenging. Further update below...
Dam Busters, 2021
Al "Beirutdude" Sandrik
The Time Is: 1 June, 2021, 03:30 Zulu/04:30 Cairo Time
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Ethiopia
Playable as Egypt Only
24 Hours Duration
Background: In 2011 Ethiopia began construction of a dam across the Blue Nile River, near where it enters into The Sudan. The project has now approached completion and the reservoir (not indicated on the C:MO Maps) is being filled. Egypt and Ethiopia have exchanged words and diplomatic discussions over the pace of the operation to fill the dam. At times Egypt has expressed the possibility of taking military action to destroy the dam site. Ethiopia has responded with warming ties to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), and the acquisition of an HQ-16 SAM system. This scenario postulates that in a more heated environment the PRC responds with diplomatic & military support.
Mission: The Egyptian Defense Ministry has approached the Saudi's and UAE for support and both have agreed to covertly assist Egyptian Air Force operations with tanker operations over the Sudan. Your mission is to strike the dam site with minimal losses using the Egyptian assets operating from Ras Banas/Bernice Airfield, in the southern portion of the county.
Notes: I gave you a 24-hour period beginning at sunrise June 1st to conduct your operations. When you conduct it during this operational cycle is your choice. Day or night, up to you.
You choose your load outs.
Scoring: 0 points = Disaster and 2,400 a Triumph
Each dam section is worth 300 points. A total of four dam sections are targetable.
All other facilities, including the bridge downstream, are worth +100 VPs
Oh yes, avoid losses, each downed aircraft will cost you 100 VPs.
Built under C:MO Build 1147.14 Database DB3000 v487
.INI and Delta Files are provided for deep rebuilds.
< Message edited by BeirutDude -- 2/26/2021 3:18:11 PM >
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