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Holding The Red Wave - Stavka Strikes Back Campaign

Post by BlackDog » Tue May 14, 2019 4:22 pm

Aside from the performance issues faced by many, this was one of the most epic missions of the BoX Campaign to date in my personal opinion....

The date is 6th of December 1941... the Russians are pushing the Axis forces back, but the Luftwaffe around Klin are fighting hard to hold the Reds at bay! Below is a photo journal of the mission involving 15.Span JG27 (E7's) 11.JG51 (F2's) and 4.ZG26 (110's).

The mission had some lag...then a lot of Laggs... more on that later!

15.Span had their first near bombing target, a full armoured division was pushing South toward Voronino. So they headed off, with a strong 10 ship formation after previous weeks of decimation....

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The targets are found and the attack begins....

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The Horror...the horror....
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Smells like BBQ around here.....
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Friendly positions spotted on the RTB.....now with less chance of being overun!
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Arriving back into a busy pattern with 4.ZG26 taking off to their target sortie.....
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15.Span was then tasked with another bombing sortie..... however despite extensive searches of the grid sector given, no targets were spotted... at this time we were given news that the 110's were being engaged back at Klin airfield and Freya ordered 15.Span back to assist in defending the airfield....

We arrived to join into one of the largest and best air battles seen yet in the campaign! P40's, Mig3's and Laggs against 110's E7's and F2's...game on...

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15.Span into the fight quickly... Crabby going evasive..
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Boyezee getting to grips with his new E7..
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Krass joins his wingman and its just like old times....
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Krass delivers the killer punch....
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Flyby and Black16 attacking Red31
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Lee is the only one from 15.Span to take damage but lands safely back at Klin and watches the huge dogfight overhead...
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Red25 is done... and makes a run for it... but he won't get far...
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Red31 now has a 'Mezza' on his tail....
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Splash two.......
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Meanwhile.... Black14 is enjoying some rays.... eating some cheese....drinking some wine! What an Oddball!! Wondering what all the radio chatter is about...
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back beneath the clouds... the fight is still on...
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BD watches as Black2 goes completely 'Animalmother' on Red7
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Relentless...
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and another pass.... brutality.....
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and that pass causes Red7 to begin to break up....
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Savage attack.....
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Horrido....
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Fair play sir... a broken man.... but still breathing!! Salute!!!
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Red 50 now up for a schlacking next by an F2.....
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BD see's the deadstick pilot and waives off further attacks... good luck sir....
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Red 25 now down...shoots a flare to his colleague in the Red50 glider...
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Confirmed down...stalked by a 109 up high....
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15.Span returns to base with 9 aircraft and Lee earlier, meaning for the first mission in a long time, all pilots returned home safe... with some F2's coming for a warm Schnapps in the Officers mess...for a job well done!!
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The RED Wave.... Held!!!!

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Re: Holding The Red Wave - Stavka Strikes Back Campaign

Post by Woop » Tue May 14, 2019 4:36 pm

Beautiful shots BlackDog! Will be sharing these on the Facebook!
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Re: Holding The Red Wave - Stavka Strikes Back Campaign

Post by BlackDog » Tue May 14, 2019 9:05 pm

Ta and no problem...

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Re: Holding The Red Wave - Stavka Strikes Back Campaign

Post by Bully » Tue May 14, 2019 9:21 pm

Ah that was you assholes then! :salute: for not shooting me while dead stick (Red 50). I managed to get good hits into one of you so assume that was Lee.

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Re: Holding The Red Wave - Stavka Strikes Back Campaign

Post by BlackDog » Wed May 15, 2019 5:53 pm

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Re: Holding The Red Wave - Stavka Strikes Back Campaign

Post by Kildren » Sun May 19, 2019 8:09 am

Skins could look better

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Re: Holding The Red Wave - Stavka Strikes Back Campaign

Post by Flyby » Sun May 19, 2019 1:34 pm

Thanks for sharing, BD! Good show, eh?
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