That being said, here are some snapshots of my first mission for the "Under Siege" campaign.
|Taking off from the Casale airbase was quick and uneventful. Here I am slowing down so my wingman can catch up.|
|Mission: destroy enemy air defenses. Here I am, cruising at 15,000 feet over the Adriatic Sea, hoping for my HARM missiles to find their targets.|
|I have been briefed about my target area and I know that the air defenses I will be attacking are around an enemy airbase. But I always get a kick of making up the shape of the target with my ground radar.|
|Magnum! I located a SA-2 radar (thank goodness for the HTS pod) and I launched my first HARM at it.|
|For this mission, I tried to stay off the enemy coast. My target was not far inland after all.|
|In a moment of doubt, I didn't believe on my first HARM guiding to the enemy radar, so I launched a second HARM which went into the ground near the burning remains of my target.|
|Lobo1-2, let's go home!|
|Inbound for landing at Casale airbase.|
|A shallow glideslope always irate the port workers ...|
I'm very happy that this time I got to hit something with my HARMs!