Note: this mission flow in DCS World 1.2. Prettier visuals will come in future debriefs.
Mud spike, 12 o' clock ... Engaging bandit! Knowing that my wing man was a tad behind my Mig (his climbing made him loose some considerable airspeed), I assume he is in for a heads-on (mud spike 12 o' clock). But when I look over my shoulders I see a bandit (a Turkish F-5) closing in towards me.
Continues from here.
There is no time for too much thinking and I continue to pull as much Gs as I can, all with a gentle climb. My airspeed drops below the point at which I can control my Mig. God, I need to get back towards my wing man!
Missile launch! He shouts and pulls up to a safe climb that defeats the enemy's heat-seeking missile. Unable to catch up with the climb, the bandit levels up and zooms into the distance, never to come back.
With a quick inversion he pulls back into the Turkish F-5 that attempted a shot at me and locks in a heat seeker missile onto it. Unfortunately so does the bandit.
Two aircraft shot down each other in a desperate fight. Fiery double explosions from friend and foe below my aircraft. Way below. I completely failed to get back into the fight in time to assist my wing man. I watch, useless how this unfolds down there, still trying to recover my Mig from its departure of controlled flight.
There was no chutes. I try my best to put the past few seconds behind me. I need to get that Yak-40, after all.
I work hard on my radar to get a good lock. The ground clutter (green band in the low portion of the radar screen) keeps getting into the way. I trim my Mig for the lowest airspeed possible.
With a solid radar lock I launch a missile at the Yak-40 ...
There were no survivors ...