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Rain Man
02-11-2004, 06:23 AM
The last of the "easy" missions. Good luck to you.

Rain Man
02-11-2004, 06:28 AM
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B-17 #1 – Tequila Rose

Pilot Rausch (4)
Copilot donger (3)
Bombardier milkman (4)
Navigator FloridaChief (4)
Engineer DanT (4)
Radio Op. FringeNC (4)
Tail Gunner Valiant (4)
Ball Turret Gunner jettio (4)
Right Waist Gunner kcnut (3)
Left Waist Gunner Slayer Diablo (3)

Target: Abbeville
Mid-formation horizontally, low vertically (high vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

3 Fw190s attack – 1 is driven away by fighters

milkman fires, hits Fw190
dant fires, misses
valiant fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

2 Me110s are driven off by fighters

2 Me109s are driven off by fighters

2 Me109s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

milkman fires, misses
floridachief fires, misses
slayer Diablo fires, misses
dant fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak – 2 hits
-superficial damage to nose

The second flak hit is a bad one. Remember Deep Red?

The 88-mm flak shell scores a direct hit on the tail of the plane and explodes. Valiant is KIA instantly, blown to bits in the huge explosion. The horizontal stabilizers of Tequila Rose are blown off, which causes the airplane to instantly nose up and stall. Turning a backwards somersault, the plane dives straight toward the ground, levels out instantly, then turns another backwards somersault and repeats the process. The g forces pin the crew into place, and only luck will let them escape.

Pilot Rausch (4) is thrown out of the plane at 14,000 feet and somehow gets his parachute deployed. Dazed and semi-conscious, he hits the ground hard and lies there until the German observers come and pick him up. Rausch finally gets to visit his homeland.

Copilot donger (3) is conscious, but is trapped in the plane and rides it to the ground and a KIA.

Bombardier milkman (4) is thrown from the plane conscious at 3,000 feet as the plane breaks up, but his parachute is damaged. He dies on ground impact.

Navigator FloridaChief (4) is thrown from the plane at 2,000 feet as the plane breaks up, but is unconscious at the time. He never gets to deploy his chute.

Engineer DanT (4) is thrown from the plane at 9,000 feet, but is unconscious at the time. He never gets to deploy his chute.

Radio Op. FringeNC (4) is conscious, but is trapped in the plane and rides it to the ground and a KIA

Tail Gunner Valiant (4) was KIA in the initial hit.

Ball Turret Gunner jettio (4) is thrown from the plane at 25,000 feet, but didn’t have a parachute. He hits the ground and is KIA immediately.

Right Waist Gunner kcnut (3) is seriously injured in the initial explosion, and rides the plane down unconscious. Another KIA.

Left Waist Gunner Slayer Diablo (3) is seriously injured in the initial explosion, and rides the plane down unconscious. Yet another KIA.


No bomb run

Aftereffects

None – The Tequila Rose enters the realm of history.

Eligible for next mission

None.

RIP to the noble crew of Tequila Rose.

Rain Man
02-11-2004, 06:38 AM
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B-17 #3 – Dreamsicle

Pilot Logical (4)
Copilot memyselfi (4)
Bombardier Hoover (4)
Navigator The Bad Guy (4)
Engineer JimNasium (4)
Radio Op. BigChiefDave (4)
Tail Gunner Ecto-I (4)
Ball Turret Gunner Warrior5 (4)
Right Waist Gunner cntrygal (4)
Left Waist Gunner JennyGump (3)

Target: Abbeville
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

3 Fw190s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

hoover fires, misses
jennygump fires, misses
the bad guy fires, misses
jimnasium fires, misses
ecto-I fires, hits Fw190

2 Fws miss, break off attack

2 Me110s are driven off by fighters

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
No Flak (Apparently it’s all hitting the lower element of the formation.)

Hoover lines it up and lets ‘er rip. Whammo! Right in the kisser! – 50% score!

Ball Turret Gunner Warrior 5 reports seeing Tequila Rose take a nasty hit. Only 1 parachute is seen, and the crew gets a temporary queasy feeling.

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

Fighters are all over the place, due to a mistake in deployment.

3 Fw190s driven off by fighters

2 Me110s driven off by fighters

1 Fw190, 2 Me109s driven off by fighters

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Logical (4)
Copilot memyselfi (4)
Bombardier Hoover (4)
Navigator The Bad Guy (4)
Engineer JimNasium (4)
Radio Op. BigChiefDave (4)
Tail Gunner Ecto-I (4)
Ball Turret Gunner Warrior5 (4)
Right Waist Gunner cntrygal (4)
Left Waist Gunner JennyGump (3)

You can call it the Revenge of the Tequila Rose tour.

Rain Man
02-11-2004, 06:41 AM
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B-17 #4 – Red, White, and Blew by You

Pilot KCWolfman (4)
Copilot Lattimer (4)
Bombardier go bo (4)
Navigator KCJohnny (4)
Engineer Redcoats58 (4)
Radio Op. voyager (4)
Tail Gunner munkey (4)
Ball Turret Gunner TheFly (4)
Right Waist Gunner cdcox (4)
Left Waist Gunner headsnap (3)

Target: Meaulte
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

1 Me109 driven off by fighters

1 Fw190, 2 Me109s attack – 1 Fw190 and 1 Me109 are driven off by fighters

go bo fires, misses
redcoats58 fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Light Flak – 4 hits (that’s bad luck)
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-superficial damage to port wing
-port wing – landing gear brakes are knocked out
-superficial damage to starboard wing

Maybe the flak buffeting was what gobo needed, because he nails the bomb run – 40% score

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

2 Me109s, 1 Me110 attack – 1 Me109 and 1 Me110 are driven off by fighters

munkey fires, kills Me109
gobo fires, misses
thefly fires, misses

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Unaware that the brakes are inoperable, kcwolfman sets down lightly, gently brakes, and Red, White, and Blew by You veers sharply to the right, bouncing off the runway, across the open space, and across another runway. Right waist gunner cdcox gets a splendid view of another B-17 barreling straight toward it on its own landing run, but fortunately the other B-17 is three seconds further up the runway. Kcwolfman alertly realizes that applying the brakes again will cause the plane to tip and roll, so he just steers and the plane bumps to a stop out in a clearing, none the worse for the wear.

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot KCWolfman (4)
Copilot Lattimer (4)
Bombardier go bo (4)
Navigator KCJohnny (4)
Engineer Redcoats58 (4)
Radio Op. voyager (4)
Tail Gunner munkey (4)
Ball Turret Gunner TheFly (4)
Right Waist Gunner cdcox (4)
Left Waist Gunner headsnap (3)

For the next mission, the ground crew will add a turn signal to the steering yoke.

morphius
02-11-2004, 07:09 AM
Bombardier milkman (4) is thrown from the plane conscious at 3,000 feet as the plane breaks up, but his parachute is damaged. He dies on ground impact.

Is it bad that I read this and thought, "Well, I guess there is no reason to cry over spilled milk"?

Talisman
02-11-2004, 07:15 AM
No bomb run

Aftereffects

None – The Tequila Rose enters the realm of history.

Eligible for next mission

None.

RIP to the noble crew of Tequila Rose.
Wow. Nothing like a little carnage for breakfast.

The crew of El Duderino are feeling a little restless after witnessing that.

First reports that came back were that Pilot Rausch had gone on a drinking binge again and was doing vertical loops over the target area. Too bad that wasn't the case.

cdcox
02-11-2004, 08:58 AM
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Maybe the flak buffeting was what gobo needed, because he nails the bomb run – 40% score

Good weather
Unaware that the brakes are inoperable, kcwolfman sets down lightly, gently brakes, and Red, White, and Blew by You veers sharply to the right, bouncing off the runway, across the open space, and across another runway. Right waist gunner cdcox gets a splendid view of another B-17 barreling straight toward it on its own landing run, but fortunately the other B-17 is three seconds further up the runway. Kcwolfman alertly realizes that applying the brakes again will cause the plane to tip and roll, so he just steers and the plane bumps to a stop out in a clearing, none the worse for the wear.



Three observations:

1) gobo finally hits something. Red, White and Blew by You is finally off the snide!

2) scrolling down the screen, I saw good weather and exhaled that the mission was over and a success. Then the excitement began. Luckily we all survived.

3) I love the smell of napalm in the morning (oops, wrong war)

ROYC75
02-11-2004, 09:09 AM
The last of the "easy" missions. Good luck to you.


Easy ? I always get a bad feeling when someone says ...EASY !

Plane # 1 didn't find it easy ?

Hoover
02-11-2004, 09:37 AM
I'd like to tell everone on the crew to "Fu@k Off" I told you it was the weather.

Iowanian
02-11-2004, 10:45 AM
I'd like to easy the family of Jettio's mind...He didn't hit the ground any harder than Flordachief.....He just had alot more time to yell "AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH"


before the "thwap"

The Pedestrian
02-11-2004, 02:10 PM
Damn...second death.

I'd like to reenlist, please.

Talisman
02-11-2004, 02:21 PM
Damn...second death.

I'd like to reenlist, please.
Man, Slayer, that's two dates w/ Diablo already. Are you two getting serious?

SNR
02-11-2004, 03:03 PM
I am indeed nervous. This is what, the 3rd plane completely destroyed?

JimNasium
02-11-2004, 03:43 PM
Alright, we actually hit something!

Skip Towne
02-11-2004, 04:08 PM
Hey, Rainman, can I fly a fighter on my days off? I'm bored.

Rain Man
02-11-2004, 04:39 PM
You're bored, soldier? BORED?!?!?! Well, why don't you go pick up cigarette butts for the next 24 hours and then let's see if you're bored. Hup-two-three-four, hup-two-three-four....

Saggysack
02-11-2004, 04:56 PM
You're bored, soldier? BORED?!?!?! Well, why don't you go pick up cigarette butts for the next 24 hours and then let's see if you're bored. Hup-two-three-four, hup-two-three-four....

Yup, every soldier must meet his area beautification requirements.

Dartgod
02-11-2004, 05:21 PM
Alright, we actually hit something!
Yeah, so did the crew of the Tequila Rose.

big nasty kcnut
02-11-2004, 07:04 PM
i would like to be brought back to life for another mission

ChiefJustice
02-11-2004, 07:18 PM
kcnut...i salute you sir!I bought you some reading material while you wait for your next mission...

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RedNFeisty
02-11-2004, 07:20 PM
I am indeed nervous. This is what, the 3rd plane completely destroyed?

Don't worry, it only hurts until your dead!

SNR
02-11-2004, 08:56 PM
Don't worry, it only hurts until your dead!Great! And I can do that 21 more times!

KCWolfman
02-11-2004, 09:20 PM
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B-17 #4 – Red, White, and Blew by You

Pilot KCWolfman (4)
Copilot Lattimer (4)
Bombardier go bo (4)
Navigator KCJohnny (4)
Engineer Redcoats58 (4)
Radio Op. voyager (4)
Tail Gunner munkey (4)
Ball Turret Gunner TheFly (4)
Right Waist Gunner cdcox (4)
Left Waist Gunner headsnap (3)

Target: Meaulte
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

1 Me109 driven off by fighters

1 Fw190, 2 Me109s attack – 1 Fw190 and 1 Me109 are driven off by fighters

go bo fires, misses
redcoats58 fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Light Flak – 4 hits (that’s bad luck)
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-superficial damage to port wing
-port wing – landing gear brakes are knocked out
-superficial damage to starboard wing

Maybe the flak buffeting was what gobo needed, because he nails the bomb run – 40% score

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

2 Me109s, 1 Me110 attack – 1 Me109 and 1 Me110 are driven off by fighters

munkey fires, kills Me109
gobo fires, misses
thefly fires, misses

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Unaware that the brakes are inoperable, kcwolfman sets down lightly, gently brakes, and Red, White, and Blew by You veers sharply to the right, bouncing off the runway, across the open space, and across another runway. Right waist gunner cdcox gets a splendid view of another B-17 barreling straight toward it on its own landing run, but fortunately the other B-17 is three seconds further up the runway. Kcwolfman alertly realizes that applying the brakes again will cause the plane to tip and roll, so he just steers and the plane bumps to a stop out in a clearing, none the worse for the wear.

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot KCWolfman (4)
Copilot Lattimer (4)
Bombardier go bo (4)
Navigator KCJohnny (4)
Engineer Redcoats58 (4)
Radio Op. voyager (4)
Tail Gunner munkey (4)
Ball Turret Gunner TheFly (4)
Right Waist Gunner cdcox (4)
Left Waist Gunner headsnap (3)

For the next mission, the ground crew will add a turn signal to the steering yoke.

Wooohoo, just when I thought I was going to have to sit gobo in timeout he comes through.

Nice landing by the pilot - he got mad skilz

Rain Man
02-11-2004, 09:42 PM
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B-17 #5 – El Duderino

Pilot ENDelt260 (4)
Copilot SNR (4)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (4)
Navigator philfree (4)
Engineer Talisman (4)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (4)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (4)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (4)
Right Waist Gunner Scaga (4)
Left Waist Gunner johnnyv13 (4)

Target: Meaulte
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

1 Fw190 attacks

ajkcfan fires, misses
talisman fires, misses
Johnnyv13 fires, damages Fw190

Damaged Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Poor Weather, thick cloud cover
Medium Flak - misses
Bomb run off target due to weather – 0% score

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

2 Fw190s attack

talisman fires, kills Fw190
scaga fires, hits Fw190
Garcia bronco fires, misses

Hit Fw scores 4 hits
-nose – bomb controls knocked out (too late, Adolf)
-starboard wing root damaged
-waist – johnnyv13 killed by hit to right hip
-tail – tail guns knocked out of commission

Fw circles, attack again

Hawaiianboy fires, misses
radarchief fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy
Radarchief moves up to take Johnnyv13’s position

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot ENDelt260 (4)
Copilot SNR (4)
Bombardier Garcia Bronco (4)
Navigator philfree (4)
Engineer Talisman (4)
Radio Op. AJKCFAN (4)
Tail Gunner Radar Chief (4)
Ball Turret Gunner hawaiianboy (4)
Right Waist Gunner Scaga (4)
Left Waist Gunner XXX

Enddelt has to write his first letter.

Rain Man
02-11-2004, 09:49 PM
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B-17 #6 – Wrath of Zod II – Son of Zod

Pilot Morphius (1)
Copilot papasmurf (4)
Bombardier Saggysack
Navigator Alphaman (4)
Engineer RednFeisty
Radio Op. Redbrian (4)
Tail Gunner Chief Henry (4)
Ball Turret Gunner MrBlond
Right Waist Gunner jenson71 (3)
Left Waist Gunner MikeTheWildcat

Target: Amiens
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

2 Me109s driven off by fighters

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Heavy Flak – 5 hits
-superficial damage to radio room
-bomb bay – life rafts destroyed
-starboard wing root damaged
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-port tail root damaged

The new kid manages to draw blood despite the flak – 5% score

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

2 Me110s driven off by fighters

3 Me110s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

Chief Henry fires, kills Me110
Saggysack fires, misses
Mr. Blond fires, misses

Me110 misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Morphius (1)
Copilot papasmurf (4)
Bombardier Saggysack
Navigator Alphaman (4)
Engineer RednFeisty
Radio Op. Redbrian (4)
Tail Gunner Chief Henry (4)
Ball Turret Gunner MrBlond
Right Waist Gunner jenson71 (3)
Left Waist Gunner MikeTheWildcat

Decent first run by this crew of survivors and rookies

Rain Man
02-11-2004, 09:59 PM
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B-17 #7 – Flyin’ Doublewide

Pilot htismaqe (4)
Copilot Bwana (4)
Bombardier jAZ (4)
Navigator 58Forever (4)
Engineer fbal4lif32 (4)
Radio Op. SDChiefsfan (4)
Tail Gunner KC Dan (4)
Ball Turret Gunner ExtremeChief (4)
Right Waist Gunner trndobrd (4)
Left Waist Gunner ROYC75 (2)

Target: Meaulte
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

2 Fw190s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

jAZ fires, misses
royc75 fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

1 Fw190, 2 Me109s attack – 2 Me109s are driven off by fighters

fal4lif32 fires, misses
kc dan fires, misses

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to tail

Fw circles, attacks again

58forever fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Heavy Flak – 2 hits
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-bomb bay – life rafts damaged

Despite the flak, jAZ’s bombs hit home – 20% score

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

1 Fw190, 2 Me109s attack – 1 Fw190 and 1 Me109 are driven off by fighters

58forever fires, misses

Me scores two hits
-superficial damage to nose
-superficial damage to pilot compartment

Me circles, attacks again

Kcdan fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

1 Me109, 1 Me110 driven off by fighters

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot htismaqe (4)
Copilot Bwana (4)
Bombardier jAZ (4)
Navigator 58Forever (4)
Engineer fbal4lif32 (4)
Radio Op. SDChiefsfan (4)
Tail Gunner KC Dan (4)
Ball Turret Gunner ExtremeChief (4)
Right Waist Gunner trndobrd (4)
Left Waist Gunner ROYC75 (2)

They’re like a well-oiled machine, they are.

Rain Man
02-11-2004, 10:10 PM
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B-17 #9 – Kegger II – Judgment Day

Pilot keg in kc (4)
Copilot Mark M (4)
Bombardier ChiefJustice
Navigator whoman69
Engineer CHIEF4EVER
Radio Op. Otter (4)
Tail Gunner JazzzLovr
Ball Turret Gunner kcfanintitanhell
Right Waist Gunner bowser
Left Waist Gunner KS Smitty

Target: Amiens
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

3 Me109s driven away by fighters

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Heavy Flak - Misses
The new bombardier is a prodigy – 30% score

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

5 Me109s attack – 3 are driven away by fighters

Chiefjustice fires, misses
Chief4ever fires, misses
Whoman69 fires, misses
Jazzzlovr fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to port wing
-superficial damage to waist

Me circles, attacks again

Jazzzlovr fires, misses
Chief4ever fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

2 Fw190s, 1 Me109, 1 Me110 attack – 2 Fw190s and 1 Me 110 driven away by fighters

Otter fires, hits Me109

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot keg in kc (4)
Copilot Mark M (4)
Bombardier ChiefJustice
Navigator whoman69
Engineer CHIEF4EVER
Radio Op. Otter (4)
Tail Gunner JazzzLovr
Ball Turret Gunner kcfanintitanhell
Right Waist Gunner bowser
Left Waist Gunner KS Smitty

Piece o’ cake.

keg in kc
02-11-2004, 10:13 PM
Piece o’ cake.It's because BONG is my co-pilot.

(hey, I notice that something other than Mark M got bombed on the flight, too. maybe it was good to get him out of the 'bay -- he didn't get caught in an embarrasing moment with Coogs' corpse or any part thereof, did he?)

Rain Man
02-11-2004, 10:31 PM
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B17 #10 – Gunther’s Thunder

Pilot Rain Man (4)
Copilot tk13 (4)
Bombardier Chitown (3)
Navigator KC Jones (4)
Engineer Duck Dog (4)
Radio Op. DrNick (4)
Tail Gunner Cormac (4)
Ball Turret Gunner The Rick (4)
Right Waist Gunner DaKCMan AP (1)
Left Waist Gunner BrainCase (1)

Target: Amiens
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy
The crew welcomes Chitown back from his hospital stay.

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

5 Fw190s attack – 2 are driven off by fighters

braincase fires, misses
chitown fires, misses
dakcmanAP fires, misses
kc jones fires, misses
duck dog fires, misses

1 Fw misses, break off attack

Fw lines up at 12 o’clock high and strafes 6 hits down the fuselage!
-nose – chitown seriously wounded as his left leg is severed above the knee
-pilot compartment – rain man sustains light wound to left forearm
-bomb bay – PING! A bomb is hit, but doesn’t explode.
-radio room – dr nick suffers light wound to stomach
-waist – right waist gun is knocked out of commission
-tail – rudder damaged

Fw scores 3 hits
-bomb bay – PING! – Another bomb is hit with no explosion, but the crew is getting mighty nervous
-superficial damage to radio room
-nose – another shell hits chitown in the chest, and he dies from blood loss

2 Fws circle, attack again

kc jones fires, misses
cormac fires, misses
duck dog fires, misses
dr nick fires, misses

Despite the hits and the death of Bombardier Chitown, rain man decides that it’s better to stay in formation and fly through the bomb run. Since he’s injured, tk13 takes over the flight.

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Light Flak – 3 hits
-starboard tail root damaged
-starboard elevator out of commission
-port wing root damaged

With no bombardier, KC Jones takes over but has no training in dropping the bombs – 0% score

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

DakcmanAP moves up and takes over the port cheek gun and nose gun.

1 Fw190, 2 Me109s attack – 1 Fw190 and 1 Me109 are driven away by fighters

kc jones fires, kills Me109
dakcmanAP fires, misses

2 Fw190s driven off by fighters

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Bad weather, heavy fog
Nonetheless, tk13 glides Gunther’s Thunder in to a smooth stop.

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Rain Man (4)
Copilot tk13 (4)
Bombardier KC Jones (4), promoted
Navigator Duck Dog (4) , promoted
Engineer DrNick (4) , promoted
Radio Op. Cormac (4) , promoted
Tail Gunner The Rick (4) , promoted
Ball Turret Gunner DaKCMan AP (1) , promoted
Right Waist Gunner BrainCase (1) , promoted
Left Waist Gunner XXX

Man, chitown was one unlucky dude.

Rain Man
02-11-2004, 10:33 PM
It's because BONG is my co-pilot.

(hey, I notice that something other than Mark M got bombed on the flight, too. maybe it was good to get him out of the 'bay -- he didn't get caught in an embarrasing moment with Coogs' corpse or any part thereof, did he?)

If he offers you a cigar, look at it first, just to be sure.

Rain Man
02-11-2004, 10:56 PM
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B-17 #11 – Commando Chief

Pilot JOhn (4)
Copilot Bob_Damned_Dole (4)
Bombardier bkkcoh (4)
Navigator WilliamTheIrish (4)
Engineer Dartgod (4)
Radio Op. ck_IN (4)
Tail Gunner grandllama (4)
Ball Turret Gunner CASHMAN (4)
Right Waist Gunner Slim_Shady (4)
Left Waist Gunner penchief (4)

Target: Lille
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

1 Fw190, 2 Me109s attack – 1 Me 109 driven away by fighters

williamtheirish fires, misses
bkkcoh fires, misses
dartgod fires, misses
grandllama fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to port wing
-port wing – outboard fuel tank. Uh-oh, a fire starts.

John waggles the wings, but the fire grows. BobDamnedDole attempts a fuel dump and turns off the #1 engine, but it’s no use. The fire grows quickly and it’s only going to get worse. John reluctantly puts the plane straight and level and gives the bailout order.

Pilot JOhn (4) and Navigator WilliamTheIrish (4) bail out easily, land and hit the ground running. However, they had the misfortune of landing near a German base, so it’s just a matter of time. 20 hours later, they’re discovered in a cellar munching on potatoes and are marched off to Germany.

Copilot Bob_Damned_Dole (4) bails out fine, and can’t find anybody once he hits the ground. He enters a French farmhouse and trades his flight jacket for 3 bottles of wine and a train ticket to the coast. After a pleasant but cold train ride, he approaches a French fisherman and trades his service revolver for a ride across the Channel. Less than 24 hours later, BobDamnedDole is asleep in his own bed.
Bombardier bkkcoh (4), Engineer Dartgod (4), and Right Waist Gunner Slim_Shady (4) bail out fine and meet up when they land. However, the Germans are already on their trail and they evade capture for only three hours.

Tail Gunner grandllama (4) bails out fine but lands right in the midst of the German base. He surrenders immediately.

Ball Turret Gunner CASHMAN (4) has a bit of a rough parachute trip because he was the last one out of the plane, as the fire was engulfing the wing. His parachute smoldered and caught fire, but managed to avoid burning through until he was almost on the ground. A tree ensured that he only broke his left ankle. He met up with Radio Op. ck_IN (4), who had bailed out fine and was already toting Left Waist Gunner penchief (4). Penchief had struck the tail upon bailout and broken his left leg badly. The two injured crew members have no realistic chance of escape, and ck_In stays with them and helps them into the German truck upon their capture.

No bomb run

Aftereffects

None. Commando Chief will not be resurrected. Farewell, warrior.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Bob_Damned_Dole (4) (if position is available)

It was recorded in the annals that Bob_Damned_Dole went on a rant during his debriefing about the fire extinguishing system aboard Commando Chief.

Rain Man
02-11-2004, 11:05 PM
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B-17 #12 – Yard Dart

Pilot Taco John (4)
Copilot Mile High Mania (4)
Bombardier Joe Seahawk (4)
Navigator BigChiefFan (4)
Engineer ZachKC (4)
Radio Op. Archie F. Swin (4)
Tail Gunner oleman47 (4)
Ball Turret Gunner RJ (4)
Right Waist Gunner KC2003 (4)
Left Waist Gunner Zebedee DuBois

Target: Cherbourg
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

3 Fw190s driven away by fighters

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

4 Me109s attack – 3 are driven away by fighters

joe seahawk fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

1 Me109 attacks

archie f swin fires, damages Me109

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
No Flak
All conditions are perfect, and Joe Seahawk pinpoints the target – 60% score!

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

3 Me109s attack – 2 are driven away by fighters

bigchieffan fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Taco John (4)
Copilot Mile High Mania (4)
Bombardier Joe Seahawk (4)
Navigator BigChiefFan (4)
Engineer ZachKC (4)
Radio Op. Archie F. Swin (4)
Tail Gunner oleman47 (4)
Ball Turret Gunner RJ (4)
Right Waist Gunner KC2003 (4)
Left Waist Gunner Zebedee DuBois

The crew raises a toast to a highly successful mission.

Garcia Bronco
02-11-2004, 11:19 PM
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B-17 #1 – Tequila Rose

Pilot Rausch (4)
Copilot donger (3)
Bombardier milkman (4)
Navigator FloridaChief (4)
Engineer DanT (4)
Radio Op. FringeNC (4)
Tail Gunner Valiant (4)
Ball Turret Gunner jettio (4)
Right Waist Gunner kcnut (3)
Left Waist Gunner Slayer Diablo (3)

Target: Abbeville
Mid-formation horizontally, low vertically (high vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

3 Fw190s attack – 1 is driven away by fighters

milkman fires, hits Fw190
dant fires, misses
valiant fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

2 Me110s are driven off by fighters

2 Me109s are driven off by fighters

2 Me109s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

milkman fires, misses
floridachief fires, misses
slayer Diablo fires, misses
dant fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak – 2 hits
-superficial damage to nose

The second flak hit is a bad one. Remember Deep Red?

The 88-mm flak shell scores a direct hit on the tail of the plane and explodes. Valiant is KIA instantly, blown to bits in the huge explosion. The horizontal stabilizers of Tequila Rose are blown off, which causes the airplane to instantly nose up and stall. Turning a backwards somersault, the plane dives straight toward the ground, levels out instantly, then turns another backwards somersault and repeats the process. The g forces pin the crew into place, and only luck will let them escape.

Pilot Rausch (4) is thrown out of the plane at 14,000 feet and somehow gets his parachute deployed. Dazed and semi-conscious, he hits the ground hard and lies there until the German observers come and pick him up. Rausch finally gets to visit his homeland.

Copilot donger (3) is conscious, but is trapped in the plane and rides it to the ground and a KIA.

Bombardier milkman (4) is thrown from the plane conscious at 3,000 feet as the plane breaks up, but his parachute is damaged. He dies on ground impact.

Navigator FloridaChief (4) is thrown from the plane at 2,000 feet as the plane breaks up, but is unconscious at the time. He never gets to deploy his chute.

Engineer DanT (4) is thrown from the plane at 9,000 feet, but is unconscious at the time. He never gets to deploy his chute.

Radio Op. FringeNC (4) is conscious, but is trapped in the plane and rides it to the ground and a KIA

Tail Gunner Valiant (4) was KIA in the initial hit.

Ball Turret Gunner jettio (4) is thrown from the plane at 25,000 feet, but didn’t have a parachute. He hits the ground and is KIA immediately.

Right Waist Gunner kcnut (3) is seriously injured in the initial explosion, and rides the plane down unconscious. Another KIA.

Left Waist Gunner Slayer Diablo (3) is seriously injured in the initial explosion, and rides the plane down unconscious. Yet another KIA.


No bomb run

Aftereffects

None – The Tequila Rose enters the realm of history.

Eligible for next mission

None.

RIP to the noble crew of Tequila Rose.


OML!

Rain Man
02-12-2004, 12:07 AM
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B-17 #13 – Throw Bomba from the Plane

Pilot DaWolf (4)
Copilot LVNHACK (4)
Bombardier the Talking Can (4)
Navigator Ugly Duck (4)
Engineer Eric Draven (4)
Radio Op. Shakesthecat (4)
Tail Gunner Simplex3 (4)
Ball Turret Gunner mikey23545 (4)
Right Waist Gunner theultimatekcchiefsfan (4)
Left Waist Gunner Bunnytrdr (4)

Target: Amiens
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

1 Me110 driven away by fighters

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

2 Fw190s, 1 Me109, 1 Me110 attack – 1 Fw190 driven away by fighters

simplex3 fires, damaged Me109
Eric Draven fires, misses
Shakesthecat fires, damages Me109, which kills it after the earlier hit
Ugly duck fires, misses
simplex3 fires, kills Me110

Damaged Me scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-port wing – outboard fuel tank hit – no fire or explosion, but it’s losing fuel slowly. The engine should have enough fuel to return to England, though.

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to port aileron

Fw circles, attacks again

Eric Draven fires, misses
Ugly duck fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
No Flak
Bomb run off target – 0% score

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

5 Fw190s attack – 2 are driven off by fighters

The Talking Can fires, misses
Eric Draven fires, damages Fw190
Mikey23545 fires, misses
Bunnytrdr fires, misses

1 Fw misses, breaks off attack

Fw scores 2 hits
-bomb bay – control cables are damaged
-nose – ugly duck loses most of his right leg in a direct hit – serious wound

Fw scores 5 hits
-bomb bay – doors are jammed and won’t open
-superficial damage to port wing
-pilot compartment – dawolf takes a serious wound through the left eye.
-pilot compartment – LVNHACK is seriously wounded in the right side of the face and the left leg
-starboard wing - #3 engine takes superficial damage but keeps running

2 Fws circle, attack again

With both pilot and copilot suffering serious head wounds and unconscious, the plane drifts down and to the right. The nearest crew member, Eric Draven, leaps forward to the controls and takes over.

simplex3 fires, misses
Shakesthecat fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

Eric Draven manages to level out the plane, but it is out of formation and he doesn’t know enough about it to get back in formation. He alerts the rest of the crew to the situation. Bunnytrdr jumps up from his waist gunner position to the top turret, in order to help defend the front of the aircraft.

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy
Eric Draven nervously keeps control of the lone aircraft while everyone else mans the guns.

Zone 1: England

shakesthecat radios the air controllers for help. The plane is in reasonable shape other than the fuel leak in the port wing and some shaky control cables, but there are three seriously wounded, unconscious men aboard and two of those are the pilot and the copilot. No one on the plane knows how to land, though Eric Draven is the best candidate as the plane’s engineer.

Air control passes along orders from central command. Every crew member who can should bail out. Are the wounded men capable of being parachuted out? The answer is no, unfortunately. All three are too seriously wounded to survive a parachute fall. Central command then orders everyone to bail out, and lets Eric Draven know that he too can bail out. Draven refuses. He will attempt to land the plane.

As the B-17 circles, the talking can and shakesthecat work with Eric Draven to relay training in landing from ground control. Under direct orders, bunnytrdr, theultimatekcchiefsfan, mikey23545, and simplex3 all bail out over the English countryside. bunnytrdr, theultimatekcchiefsfan, and simplex3 land in open fields without incident. Mikey23545 lands in a small hamlet, bouncing off a roof on the way down. He is uninjured, though, and all four are safe in England as they fold up their chutes and say silent prayers for their crewmates.

The Talking Can and shakesthecat stay until the landing gear are safely down and the flaps are deployed, slowing the plane down. They reluctantly pat Eric Draven on the shoulder and wish him luck, then put on their own parachutes. Within a few moments, they both bail out, coming down safely in the countryside a few miles from the airport. They both look toward the airport, hoping to not see smoke or an explosion.

It’s now just Draven and the three injured, unconscious crew members, dawolf, LVNHACK, and ugly duck. The landing needs to occur quickly to save the injured men. The runways are cleared, and Draven lines up for his landing in beautiful clear weather. As instructed, he lines up parallel, then descends, descends, descends. The damaged control cables make the approach wobbly and fuel is still leaking from the port wing. 200 feet, 100 feet, 50 feet…

He touches the ground a bit too hard and bounces back up a bit too high and a bit too fast. After a stomach-lurching trajectory, Throw Bomba comes down again, hard and crooked with the right wing down. It bounces back up with even less control, and Draven has a bad feeling. When it comes down again, the right wing is way too low and scrapes the ground.

That’s all it takes. The B-17 jerks hard to the right and the nose slams into the ground. The plane cartwheels at 100 miles per hour, disintegrating and lighting up in a huge ball of flame. Four cartwheels later the remains of the plane end up upside down, a massive fire raging and the sound of fire engines drawing near. All aboard are KIA.

Aftereffects

Since more than half the crew survived, Throw Bomba From the Train II will fly next week.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot XXX
Copilot the Talking Can (4)
Bombardier XXX
Navigator XXX
Engineer Shakesthecat (4)
Radio Op. Simplex3 (4)
Tail Gunner mikey23545 (4)
Ball Turret Gunner theultimatekcchiefsfan (4)
Right Waist Gunner Bunnytrdr (4)
Left Waist Gunner XXX

Tough deal there.

alanm
02-12-2004, 12:46 AM
You know Kevin, That's already 3 planes gone this mission. And your only about 1/2 thru this mission. No way any of the original planes(I think there's only about 11-12 left.) are going to make 10 missions much less 25. :shake::deevee:

tk13
02-12-2004, 12:55 AM
Wow! Some vicious stuff going on here.... I don't see how anybody is going to survive 10 missions without something bad happening...

That last run was freaking brutal...

On second glance I see alanm stole my thoughts... :D

Logical
02-12-2004, 12:57 AM
Ball Turret Gunner jettio (4) is thrown from the plane at 25,000 feet, but didn’t have a parachute. He hits the ground and is KIA immediately.

Did the fall break any bones?

tk13
02-12-2004, 12:58 AM
Oh, and how bout some props for my impromptu piloting skills...

Logical
02-12-2004, 01:12 AM
It’s now just Draven and the three injured, unconscious crew members, dawolf, LVNHACK, and ugly duck. The landing needs to occur quickly to save the injured men. The runways are cleared, and Draven lines up for his landing in beautiful clear weather. As instructed, he lines up parallel, then descends, descends, descends. The damaged control cables make the approach wobbly and fuel is still leaking from the port wing. 200 feet, 100 feet, 50 feet…

He touches the ground a bit too hard and bounces back up a bit too high and a bit too fast. After a stomach-lurching trajectory, Throw Bomba comes down again, hard and crooked with the right wing down. It bounces back up with even less control, and Draven has a bad feeling. When it comes down again, the right wing is way too low and scrapes the ground.

That’s all it takes. The B-17 jerks hard to the right and the nose slams into the ground. The plane cartwheels at 100 miles per hour, disintegrating and lighting up in a huge ball of flame. Four cartwheels later the remains of the plane end up upside down, a massive fire raging and the sound of fire engines drawing near. All aboard are KIA.



Evidently he forgot to use the force.:evil:

Cntrygal
02-12-2004, 03:04 AM
I'd like to tell everone on the crew to "Fu@k Off" I told you it was the weather.


Good Job!

Cntrygal
02-12-2004, 03:09 AM
:eek:

As far as everything one else goes....... DAMN!

RIP

Mile High Mania
02-12-2004, 05:37 AM
Some of you guys just can't fly planes...

JimNasium
02-12-2004, 05:48 AM
Evidently he forgot to use the force.:evil:
:fire:

Talisman
02-12-2004, 07:21 AM
talisman fires, kills Fw190
Who da man? Talis da man.

I guess I'll keep wearing these glasses, although I think they make me look stupid.

Skip Towne
02-12-2004, 07:32 AM
Who da man? Talis da man.

I guess I'll keep wearing these glasses, although I think they make me look stupid.
It doesn't take much to make you look stupid. :p

Talisman
02-12-2004, 07:35 AM
Man, chitown was one unlucky dude.
I think it was the aftereffects of Morphius sitting in his seat. Morph's usually good for one clean run and then all hell breaks loose.

Talisman
02-12-2004, 07:54 AM
Man, that was some exciting edge-of-the-seat stuff there on Bomba's run.

I guess that's what Draven gets for making jokes about plane crashes...

Rain Man
02-12-2004, 08:24 AM
You know Kevin, That's already 3 planes gone this mission. And your only about 1/2 thru this mission. No way any of the original planes(I think there's only about 11-12 left.) are going to make 10 missions much less 25. :shake::deevee:


This is shaping up as a bad one, isn't it? The squadron has been pulling some of the worst missions from my random draw.

RedNeckRaider
02-12-2004, 08:26 AM
This is shaping up as a bad one, isn't it? The squadron has been pulling some of the worst missions from my random draw.Just wondering who is Draven?

Mile High Mania
02-12-2004, 08:27 AM
No worries ... Yard Dart will run the table.




(... expect a bloodbath for us in the next round... )

Rain Man
02-12-2004, 08:27 AM
Oh, and how bout some props for my impromptu piloting skills...

I could've landed it fine if you had only been able to open the first-aid kit to give me a band-aid. I keep telling you, flip the latches up, and then slide it to the right. The RIGHT, not the left.

morphius
02-12-2004, 08:31 AM
Dear Lord! I'm like a Flak magnet! At least the Son of Zod made it through flight one and I didn't lose anyone.

Rain Man
02-12-2004, 08:32 AM
Just wondering who is Draven?

It was one of gochiefs' many names? ROFL He died a hero.

Talisman
02-12-2004, 08:41 AM
It was one of gochiefs' many names? ROFL He died a hero.
Phil's probably going to have a busy Instant Messager day.

DING! I'm a hero on the Planet!
DING! Could you have them reenlist me?
DING! They love me, they really love me.
DING! Did you hear the original Star Wars trilogy is coming out on DVD? Did you hear? Did you?
DING! Oops. I got a little excited there.
DING! Just a second, I have to go change my pants.
DING! I'm back. They love me again, don't they?

Rain Man
02-12-2004, 08:43 AM
Wow! Some vicious stuff going on here.... I don't see how anybody is going to survive 10 missions without something bad happening...


As a note of hope for folks, it helps a lot once the gunners start getting their shots down and are better able to keep the German fighters off the planes. Also, the missions get longer, but even so, there's no more time in the target zone, which is usually the most dangerous part of the mission. You just run into more fighters along the way...albeit, with no fighter support outside the third zone.

RedNeckRaider
02-12-2004, 08:47 AM
It was one of gochiefs' many names? ROFL He died a hero.You misspelled "zero"

PastorMikH
02-12-2004, 09:10 AM
I guess I'll keep wearing these glasses, although I think they make me look stupid.


As long as you're wearing them, you can blame your lack of success in dating the french ladies on those heavy black frames and that tape wrapped around the nose. Yeah, that's it! It's gotta be the glasses!:)

whoman69
02-12-2004, 03:58 PM
Whoman69 fires, misses
Some things never change.

whoman69
02-12-2004, 04:09 PM
It was one of gochiefs' many names? ROFL He died a hero.
Just glad he won't be able to ask to get back in the rotation.

Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan
02-12-2004, 08:03 PM
Damn, I don't know what's worse...

a) waiting for the 2004 season to start or
b) waiting for Kev to post the next flight knowing it's mine after watching all those other pieces of shot up planes falling from the skies....

Rain Man
02-13-2004, 10:09 AM
Either tonight or tomorrow night the other planes of Mission 5 will fly. I blame Lucy Quipment for not making sure everyone was buckled up before getting onto the runway.

Psicosis: "If everyone's not buckled up, the plane won't fly. Is everyone buckled up yet?"

Talisman
02-13-2004, 10:23 AM
Either tonight or tomorrow night the other planes of Mission 5 will fly. I blame Lucy Quipment for not making sure everyone was buckled up before getting onto the runway.

Psicosis: "If everyone's not buckled up, the plane won't fly. Is everyone buckled up yet?"
And halfway through the mission it'll be: "Now you guys stop getting shot or I'm going to turn this plane around and go home. Is that what you want? Don't make me come back there..."

Mark M
02-13-2004, 10:41 AM
It's because BONG is my co-pilot.

(hey, I notice that something other than Mark M got bombed on the flight, too. maybe it was good to get him out of the 'bay -- he didn't get caught in an embarrasing moment with Coogs' corpse or any part thereof, did he?)

Hey now ... I ... um ... ohh, look. Ice cream!

MM
~~:bong:

Rain Man
02-13-2004, 11:02 PM
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B-17 #14 – Lucy Quipment

Pilot Psicosis (4)
Copilot KCTitus (4)
Bombardier Clint in Wichita (4)
Navigator 2bikemike (4)
Engineer Fat Elvis (4)
Radio Op. chief52 (4)
Tail Gunner old_geezer (4)
Ball Turret Gunner chiefsfan58 (4)
Right Waist Gunner RINGLEADER (4)
Left Waist Gunner Patteeu (4)

Target: Meaulte
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

1 Fw190, 1 Me110 driven away by fighters

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Light Flak – 1 hit
-superficial damage to tail

The flak throws Clint off – 0% score

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

1 Me109, 1 Me110 driven off by fighters

2 Fw190s, 1 Me109, 1 Me110 attack – 2 Fw190s and 1 Me110 are driven off by fighters

2bikemike fires, misses
oldgeezer fires, damages Me109
patteeu fires, misses
chiefsfan58 fires, misses

The damaged Me bears down on a collision course, pumping bullets into Lucy Quipment. He scores 3 hits.
-superficial damage to pilot compartment
-psicosis suffers a serious wound to the neck
-kctitus is killed by a hit to the neck

Damaged Me breaks off attack.

Before the plane falls out of control, Fat Elvis leaps up to the controls. Unaware that an identical situation is happening aboard Throw Bomba from the Train, he gets help from 2bikemike and chiefs52 as well as Air Control as he gets a “crash” course in aircraft operations.

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

The order to bail out comes through. Unfortunately, Psicosis can’t bail out and Fat Elvis can’t abandon the helm and leave him to die. Once again, the decision is apparent. Everyone will bail out except Fat Elvis, and he will try to land the plane and save Psicosis.

Zone 1: England

As Lucy Quipment flies over the English countryside, parachutes begin blooming from the low-flying plane.

Right Waist Gunner RINGLEADER (4) bails out first and executes a perfect landing in an open field.

Left Waist Gunner Patteeu (4) bails out second and executes a nice landing in a village square.

Tail Gunner old_geezer (4) steps out, parachutes down, and lands in the front yard of a small farmhouse.

Ball Turret Gunner chiefsfan58 (4) jumps, pulls his cord, and floats peacefully to earth onto an open field.

Bombardier Clint in Wichita (4) jumps, pulls his cord, and drifts into a tree. Within 30 minutes, local residents find him and cut him down.

As soon as the plane is readied for landing, Navigator 2bikemike (4) and Radio Op. chief52 (4) wish Fat Elvis luck and step out the door. 2bikemike executes a nice landing in a village park. Chief52 isn’t so lucky, landing in a small lake nearby. After a brief drowning scare, he manages to extricate himself from his parachute and dog paddle his way to shore.

Fat Elvis lines up with the runway and takes his shot at landing. He descends in perfect weather, centers the nose on the runway, and touches down. The plane bounces back up a little too high and he brings it down again. The cycle repeats, but he manages to set the plane down. Unfortunately, he has concentrated so hard to bring the plane down that he hasn’t cut the speed. Lucy Quipment is going far too fast, runs off the end of the runway, bounces out of control, and slams into a grove of trees. The plane explodes as the wings shear off and the nose is crushed, killing both Fat Elvis and Psicosis.

Aftereffects

Since most of the crew survived, a second Lucy Quipment will take to the skies, albeit with a new aircrew.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot XXX
Copilot Clint in Wichita (4)
Bombardier 2bikemike (4)
Navigator XXX
Engineer chief52 (4)
Radio Op. old_geezer (4)
Tail Gunner chiefsfan58 (4)
Ball Turret Gunner RINGLEADER (4)
Right Waist Gunne Patteeu (4) r
Left Waist Gunner XXX

What an odd sequence of events to repeat. It’s tough to be a pilot sometimes.

Rain Man
02-13-2004, 11:16 PM
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B-17 #15 – Sack Time

Pilot Special Ed (4)
Copilot KcMizzou (4)
Bombardier Bearcat (4)
Navigator alanm (4)
Engineer gh4chiefs (4)
Radio Op. seclark (4)
Tail Gunner Luzap (4)
Ball Turret Gunner redhed (4)
Right Waist Gunner ChiefGator (4)
Left Waist Gunner Hydrae

Target: St. Omer
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel (Entering Target Zone)

1 Fw190 driven off by fighters

1 Me109, 1 Me110 driven off by fighters

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak – 4 hits
-tail – luzap’s heat is knocked out.
-starboard tail root is damaged
-superficial damage to waist
-superficial damage to radio room

Bearcat thrives on chaos – 20% score

Zone 2: English Channel (Leaving Target Zone)

3 Fw190s attack – 2 are driven off by fighters

alanm fires, damages Fw190
Chiefgator fires, misses
Gh4chiefs fires, hits Fw190
Chiefgator fires, misses

Badly damaged Fw190 misses, breaks off attack

1 Fw190 attacks

Gh4chiefs fires, misses
Seclark fires, misses

Fw scores 1 hit
-tail – tailwheel is damaged (looks like a taildragging landing

Fw circles, attacks again

Redhed fires, damages Fw190
Gh4chiefs fires, misses

Damaged Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Good weather

Special Ed drops down below 10,000 feet so Luzap won’t freeze. Since the tailwheel is damaged, redhed leaves the ball turret and sits up with the waist gunners. Special Ed doesn’t fail, though, bringing the plane in for a solid landing amidst a shower of sparks.

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Special Ed (4)
Copilot KcMizzou (4)
Bombardier Bearcat (4)
Navigator alanm (4)
Engineer gh4chiefs (4)
Radio Op. seclark (4)
Tail Gunner Luzap (4)
Ball Turret Gunner redhed (4)
Right Waist Gunner ChiefGator (4)
Left Waist Gunner Hydrae

Milk run.

KCWolfman
02-14-2004, 12:48 AM
Fat Elvis lines up with the runway and takes his shot at landing. He descends in perfect weather, centers the nose on the runway, and touches down. The plane bounces back up a little too high and he brings it down again. The cycle repeats, but he manages to set the plane down. Unfortunately, he has concentrated so hard to bring the plane down that he hasn’t cut the speed. Lucy Quipment is going far too fast, runs off the end of the runway, bounces out of control, and slams into a grove of trees. The plane explodes as the wings shear off and the nose is crushed, killing both Fat Elvis and Psicosis.



Cooooooooooooolllll!!! Did anyone get that on film? I know a television show will pay big money for that in about 45 years. Anyone know that mechanic, Ralph Saget? His kid, Robert, would be great introducing the clip.

ExtremeChief
02-14-2004, 03:27 AM
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B-17 #7 – Flyin’ Doublewide

Pilot htismaqe (4)
Copilot Bwana (4)
Bombardier jAZ (4)
Navigator 58Forever (4)
Engineer fbal4lif32 (4)
Radio Op. SDChiefsfan (4)
Tail Gunner KC Dan (4)
Ball Turret Gunner ExtremeChief (4)
Right Waist Gunner trndobrd (4)
Left Waist Gunner ROYC75 (2)

Target: Meaulte
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

2 Fw190s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

jAZ fires, misses
royc75 fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

1 Fw190, 2 Me109s attack – 2 Me109s are driven off by fighters

fal4lif32 fires, misses
kc dan fires, misses

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to tail

Fw circles, attacks again

58forever fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Heavy Flak – 2 hits
-superficial damage to starboard wing
-bomb bay – life rafts damaged

Despite the flak, jAZ’s bombs hit home – 20% score

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

1 Fw190, 2 Me109s attack – 1 Fw190 and 1 Me109 are driven off by fighters

58forever fires, misses

Me scores two hits
-superficial damage to nose
-superficial damage to pilot compartment

Me circles, attacks again

Kcdan fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

1 Me109, 1 Me110 driven off by fighters

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot htismaqe (4)
Copilot Bwana (4)
Bombardier jAZ (4)
Navigator 58Forever (4)
Engineer fbal4lif32 (4)
Radio Op. SDChiefsfan (4)
Tail Gunner KC Dan (4)
Ball Turret Gunner ExtremeChief (4)
Right Waist Gunner trndobrd (4)
Left Waist Gunner ROYC75 (2)

They’re like a well-oiled machine, they are.

thanks Yoda! We live to fight another day...

old_geezer
02-14-2004, 06:21 AM
Dang! If I'd known how pissed off that fighter would get when I hit it I'd just missed like everybody else. On a side note, first bad bombing run by our bombadier; I hope he got a cram course in piloting or he's at least good at passing out the drinks and peanuts.
Rest in peace brave members (or is it embers?) of the ill-fated Lucy Quipment.

Rain Man
02-14-2004, 09:39 AM
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B-17 #16 – Fire Below

Pilot BIG_DADDY (4)
Copilot Skip Towne (4)
Bombardier RedNeckRaider (4)
Navigator CHIEF4EVER (4)
Engineer Jcroft (4)
Radio Op. Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan (4)
Tail Gunner Cannibal (4)
Ball Turret Gunner Over-Head (4)
Right Waist Gunner bishop_74 (4)
Left Waist Gunner CanadaKC (4)

Target: Meaulte
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

2 Me109s driven off by fighters

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Heavy Flak – 3 hits
-nose – chief4ever sustains a light wound to the back of his head.
-port wing landing gear damaged (won’t deploy)
-starboard wing flap knocked out of commission

When in need, call RedNeckRaider – 60% score!

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

2 Fw190s, 1 Me109, 1 Me110 attack – 1 Me110 driven off by enemy fighters

redneckraider fires, misses
chief4ever fires, misses
cannibal fires, kills Me109
jcroft fires, misses
over-head fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

3 Me109s attack – 2 are driven off by fighters
chief4ever fires, misses
cannibal fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Skip towne can’t manually crank down the port landing gear, and jcroft and misplaced_chiefs_fan can’t diagnose the problem from inside the plane. Big_Daddy’s challenge is that he’ll need to make a belly landing, but with one flap out he’ll either have trouble maintaining control (keeping the plane from rolling) or he’ll have to come in much faster than normal. The crew discusses bailing out and letting Fire Below fly out over the Atlantic, but Big_Daddy and Skip Towne are confident that they can make the landing. Over-head kisses his gun goodbye, and comes up and straps himself in with the waist gunners.

The runway is cleared, and Fire Below comes in about 50 percent faster than the ground crews are accustomed to seeing, flaps up and landing gear tucked away. In a crush of metal, the plane hits the runway, skipping off like a stone. It lands again the second time, and the increased friction grinds the plane to a stop quickly, albeit throwing the crew members around in the plane. The crew piles out as the fire trucks inspect the damage, but have only bumps and bruises to show for the landing. Fire Below will fly another day.

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot BIG_DADDY (4)
Copilot Skip Towne (4)
Bombardier RedNeckRaider (4)
Navigator CHIEF4EVER (4)
Engineer Jcroft (4)
Radio Op. Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan (4)
Tail Gunner Cannibal (4)
Ball Turret Gunner Over-Head (4)
Right Waist Gunner bishop_74 (4)
Left Waist Gunner CanadaKC (4)

Check out the intact crew there.

Rain Man
02-14-2004, 09:51 AM
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B-17 #18 – Fooooo Fighter

Pilot NaptownChief (4)
Copilot Tommykat (4)
Bombardier PastorMikH (4)
Navigator Mr. Christopher (4)
Engineer B2chiefsfan (4)
Radio Op. Adam (4)
Tail Gunner Amnorix (4)
Ball Turret Gunner KC Kings (4)
Right Waist Gunner el borracho (4)
Left Waist Gunner NewChief (4)

Target: Cherbourg
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

4 Me109s attack – 3 are driven away by fighters

B2chiefsfan fires, misses
Kckings fires, misses
Mr. Christopher fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

1 Me109, 1 Me110 attack – 1 Me109 is driven off by fighters

Amnorix fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak - misses
Pastormikh plants his bombs more or less on target – 20% score

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

1 Fw190, 3 Me109s attack – 1 Fw190, 1 Me109 driven off by fighters

Mr. Christopher fires, misses
B2chiefsfan fires, misses
Newchief fires, hits Me109

Hit Me misses, breaks off attack

Me scores 3 hits
-pilot compartment – control cables damaged, but still functional
-radio room – radio knocked out of commission
-waist – el borracho sustains light wound to left pinkie finger (he’s going to get a cheap purple heart out of that)

Me circles, attacks again

Mr. Christopher fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

3 Fw190s attack – 2 are driven off by fighters

B2chiefsfan fires, misses
pastormikh fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot NaptownChief (4)
Copilot Tommykat (4)
Bombardier PastorMikH (4)
Navigator Mr. Christopher (4)
Engineer B2chiefsfan (4)
Radio Op. Adam (4)
Tail Gunner Amnorix (4)
Ball Turret Gunner KC Kings (4)
Right Waist Gunner el borracho (4)
Left Waist Gunner NewChief (4)

Check it out – another completely intact crew, other than el borracho’s pinkie.

Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan
02-14-2004, 09:52 AM
Whew!!!!

Slap some new paint on there and we're good to go!

Nice landing, Big Daddy!!!

Rain Man
02-14-2004, 10:02 AM
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B-17 #19 – War Dog

Pilot Baby Lee (4)
Copilot Brock Landers (4)
Bombardier Boozer (4)
Navigator Sure-Oz (4)
Engineer BigOlChiefsfan (4)
Radio Op. Gunther_Fan (4)
Tail Gunner Lightning Rod (4)
Ball Turret Gunner chi3fs (3)
Right Waist Gunner Chief Faithful (4)
Left Waist Gunner dtebbe (3)

Target: Cherbourg
Mid-formation horizontally, low vertically (high vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

2 Fw190s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

lightning rod fires, misses
boozer fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Light Flak - misses
Boozer does his job – 30% score

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

3 Fw190s attack – 2 are driven off by fighters

sure-oz fires, misses
chi3fs fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

2 Me110s attack – 1 is driven off by fighters

chi3fs fires, damages Me110
lightning rod fires, misses
bigolchiefsfan fires, misses

Damaged Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

2 Me109s, 1 Me110 attack

chi3fs fires, misses
lightning rod fires, misses
sure-oz fires, misses
bigolchiefsfan fires, kills Me109
dtebbe fires, misses
boozer fires, misses

Me 109, Me110 miss amid the hail of War Dog bullets, break off attack

Zone 1: England

Poor weather – drizzle and fog
The weather isn’t an issue to baby lee as he brings War Dog to an elegant stop.

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Baby Lee (4)
Copilot Brock Landers (4)
Bombardier Boozer (4)
Navigator Sure-Oz (4)
Engineer BigOlChiefsfan (4)
Radio Op. Gunther_Fan (4)
Tail Gunner Lightning Rod (4)
Ball Turret Gunner chi3fs (3)
Right Waist Gunner Chief Faithful (4)
Left Waist Gunner dtebbe (3)

One of those missions that you dream about. Just a wash and wax and War Dog is ready to roll again.

Rain Man
02-14-2004, 10:23 AM
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B-17 #20 – Sky Chief

Pilot DenverChief (4)
Copilot Iowanian (4)
Bombardier Sky (4)
Navigator Lzen (4)
Engineer AustinChief (4)
Radio Op. Michael Michigan (4)
Tail Gunner DJay23 (4)
Ball Turret Gunner UMKC 1L (4)
Right Waist Gunner mlyonsd (4)
Left Waist Gunner PennyWise (4)

Target: St. Omer’s fighter base
Mid-formation horizontally, low vertically (high vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel (Entering Target Zone)

It rapidly becomes apparent that the Germans were expecting this raid. The sky is boiling with German fighters, and the Allied fighters have their hands full. Get ready for some shooting!

5 Fw190s attack – 3 are driven away by fighters

Lzen fires, misses
Michael Michigan fires, hits Fw190
Djay23 fires, misses
Sky fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

3 Fw190s are driven off by fighters

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Light Flak - misses
Sky delivers the goods – 30% score

Zone 2: English Channel (Leaving Target Zone)

5 Fw190s attack – 1 is driven away by fighters

Djay23 fires, kills Fw190
Pennywise fires, misses
Austinchief fires, misses
Umkc1L fires, misses
Sky fires, misses
Lzen fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Fw scores 1 hit
-superficial damage to radio room

Fw scores 3 hits
-superficial damage to waist
-superficial damage to nose
-pilot compartment – Denverchief loses oxygen, switches to portable supply

2 Fws circle, attack again

Mlyonsd fires, misses
Austinchief fires, misses
Sky fires, misses
Djay23 fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Fw scores 2 hits
-superficial damage to port wing
-port wing – inboard fuel tank is hit, begins leaking fuel. As long as no fire starts, it won’t be a problem since this is a short mission

Fw circles, attacks again

Austinchief fires, hits Fw190
Lzen fires, misses
Austinchief fires, misses

1 Me109 attacks in a vertical dive

Michael Michigan fires, misses

Me scores 1 hit
-radio room - Michael Michigan sustains a serious wound to the left thigh

Me circles attacks again

Austinchief fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

4 Fw190s attack – 2 are driven off by fighters

Pennywise fires, kills Fw190
Djay23 fires, misses
Sky fires, misses

Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Good landing

Aftereffects

Michael Michigan will have to sit out the next mission while he heals, but can then resume his position.

Eligible for next mission

Pilot DenverChief (4)
Copilot Iowanian (4)
Bombardier Sky (4)
Navigator Lzen (4)
Engineer AustinChief (4)
Radio Op. Michael Michigan (4) will miss the next mission, but can come back after that.
Tail Gunner DJay23 (4)
Ball Turret Gunner UMKC 1L (4)
Right Waist Gunner mlyonsd (4)
Left Waist Gunner PennyWise (4)

18 enemy fighters in a 1.5 hour flight. That makes for a busy day.

Hydrae
02-14-2004, 10:26 AM
Eligible for next mission

Pilot Special Ed (4)
Copilot KcMizzou (4)
Bombardier Bearcat (4)
Navigator alanm (4)
Engineer gh4chiefs (4)
Radio Op. seclark (4)
Tail Gunner Luzap (4)
Ball Turret Gunner redhed (4)
Right Waist Gunner ChiefGator (4)
Left Waist Gunner Hydrae


Woohoo!!! I live to fly again! :thumb:

Ultra Peanut
02-14-2004, 10:31 AM
The plane explodes as the wings shear off and the nose is crushed, killing both Fat Elvis and Psicosis. You ****ing asshole!

He crushing my head.

Rain Man
02-14-2004, 10:54 AM
Tsk-tsk. If you had only taken a few minutes during the previous four missions to show him how to land, you'd both be alive today. (You might've been a quadriplegic, but that's another issue.)

Ultra Peanut
02-14-2004, 12:16 PM
A little Krazy Glue and I would have been good to go.

Lzen
02-14-2004, 12:41 PM
Wow, some real excitement this time. BTW, what am I now, about 0 fer 20? Man, I suck. :shake:

Rain Man
02-14-2004, 01:59 PM
Maybe you just have a strategy of deterrence, lzen. And the important thing is that you've guided the plane home every time. Granted, it's been primarily by saying to the pilot, "Just keep following that plane in front of you," but that's nonetheless an impressive record.

Skip Towne
02-14-2004, 03:46 PM
Nice landing, BD but I prefer to do it with wheels. Is there any truth to the rumor our ball turret gunner is now 6" tall?

Fat Elvis
02-14-2004, 04:00 PM
Cooooooooooooolllll!!! Did anyone get that on film? I know a television show will pay big money for that in about 45 years. Anyone know that mechanic, Ralph Saget? His kid, Robert, would be great introducing the clip.


You know, in real life, I would of been the first guy off the plane.

How about a resurrection for another mission?

Damn, I knew a "thank you" would jinx my plane at some point in time.....

alanm
02-14-2004, 07:57 PM
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B-17 #15 – Sack Time

Pilot Special Ed (4)
Copilot KcMizzou (4)
Bombardier Bearcat (4)
Navigator alanm (4)
Engineer gh4chiefs (4)
Radio Op. seclark (4)
Tail Gunner Luzap (4)
Ball Turret Gunner redhed (4)
Right Waist Gunner ChiefGator (4)
Left Waist Gunner Hydrae

Target: St. Omer
Mid-formation horizontally and vertically (low vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel (Entering Target Zone)

1 Fw190 driven off by fighters

1 Me109, 1 Me110 driven off by fighters

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Medium Flak – 4 hits
-tail – luzap’s heat is knocked out.
-starboard tail root is damaged
-superficial damage to waist
-superficial damage to radio room

Bearcat thrives on chaos – 20% score

Zone 2: English Channel (Leaving Target Zone)

3 Fw190s attack – 2 are driven off by fighters

alanm fires, damages Fw190
Chiefgator fires, misses
Gh4chiefs fires, hits Fw190
Chiefgator fires, misses

Badly damaged Fw190 misses, breaks off attack

1 Fw190 attacks

Gh4chiefs fires, misses
Seclark fires, misses

Fw scores 1 hit
-tail – tailwheel is damaged (looks like a taildragging landing

Fw circles, attacks again

Redhed fires, damages Fw190
Gh4chiefs fires, misses

Damaged Fw misses, breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Good weather

Special Ed drops down below 10,000 feet so Luzap won’t freeze. Since the tailwheel is damaged, redhed leaves the ball turret and sits up with the waist gunners. Special Ed doesn’t fail, though, bringing the plane in for a solid landing amidst a shower of sparks.

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot Special Ed (4)
Copilot KcMizzou (4)
Bombardier Bearcat (4)
Navigator alanm (4)
Engineer gh4chiefs (4)
Radio Op. seclark (4)
Tail Gunner Luzap (4)
Ball Turret Gunner redhed (4)
Right Waist Gunner ChiefGator (4)
Left Waist Gunner Hydrae

Milk run.We get beat up again but manage to make it back home once more.

RedNeckRaider
02-14-2004, 11:45 PM
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B-17 #16 – Fire Below

Pilot BIG_DADDY (4)
Copilot Skip Towne (4)
Bombardier RedNeckRaider (4)
Navigator CHIEF4EVER (4)
Engineer Jcroft (4)
Radio Op. Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan (4)
Tail Gunner Cannibal (4)
Ball Turret Gunner Over-Head (4)
Right Waist Gunner bishop_74 (4)
Left Waist Gunner CanadaKC (4)

Target: Meaulte
Mid-formation horizontally, high vertically (moderate vulnerability)

Zone 1 Out: Britain

No enemy

Zone 2 Out: English Channel

No enemy

Zone 3 Out: France (Entering Target Zone)

2 Me109s driven off by fighters

Entering Bomb Zone
Good Weather
Heavy Flak – 3 hits
-nose – chief4ever sustains a light wound to the back of his head.
-port wing landing gear damaged (won’t deploy)
-starboard wing flap knocked out of commission

When in need, call RedNeckRaider – 60% score!

Zone 3 Back: France (Leaving Target Zone)

2 Fw190s, 1 Me109, 1 Me110 attack – 1 Me110 driven off by enemy fighters

redneckraider fires, misses
chief4ever fires, misses
cannibal fires, kills Me109
jcroft fires, misses
over-head fires, misses

2 Fws miss, break off attack

Zone 2: English Channel

3 Me109s attack – 2 are driven off by fighters
chief4ever fires, misses
cannibal fires, misses

Me misses, breaks off attack

Zone 1: England

Good weather
Skip towne can’t manually crank down the port landing gear, and jcroft and misplaced_chiefs_fan can’t diagnose the problem from inside the plane. Big_Daddy’s challenge is that he’ll need to make a belly landing, but with one flap out he’ll either have trouble maintaining control (keeping the plane from rolling) or he’ll have to come in much faster than normal. The crew discusses bailing out and letting Fire Below fly out over the Atlantic, but Big_Daddy and Skip Towne are confident that they can make the landing. Over-head kisses his gun goodbye, and comes up and straps himself in with the waist gunners.

The runway is cleared, and Fire Below comes in about 50 percent faster than the ground crews are accustomed to seeing, flaps up and landing gear tucked away. In a crush of metal, the plane hits the runway, skipping off like a stone. It lands again the second time, and the increased friction grinds the plane to a stop quickly, albeit throwing the crew members around in the plane. The crew piles out as the fire trucks inspect the damage, but have only bumps and bruises to show for the landing. Fire Below will fly another day.

Aftereffects

None

Eligible for next mission

Pilot BIG_DADDY (4)
Copilot Skip Towne (4)
Bombardier RedNeckRaider (4)
Navigator CHIEF4EVER (4)
Engineer Jcroft (4)
Radio Op. Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan (4)
Tail Gunner Cannibal (4)
Ball Turret Gunner Over-Head (4)
Right Waist Gunner bishop_74 (4)
Left Waist Gunner CanadaKC (4)

Check out the intact crew there.
PBJ PBJ :thumb:

JOhn
02-15-2004, 06:57 AM
John waggles the wings, but the fire grows. BobDamnedDole attempts a fuel dump and turns off the #1 engine, but it’s no use. The fire grows quickly and it’s only going to get worse. John reluctantly puts the plane straight and level and gives the bailout order.

Pilot JOhn (4) and Navigator WilliamTheIrish (4) bail out easily, land and hit the ground running. However, they had the misfortune of landing near a German base, so it’s just a matter of time. 20 hours later, they’re discovered in a cellar munching on potatoes and are marched off to Germany.

Wel crap :banghead:

At least I ensured that my crew survived. :thumb: