Hook Presents: “IAF- Part 3: 1967 Six Day War”

It is now 1967. Tensions are again on the rise between Israel and Egyptian President Gamal Nasser. The IAF has been tasked with a dangerous and historically unprecedented preemptive strike, aimed at crippling the Egyptian Air Force while it is still on the ground. Strap on your jet, and prepare to experience what became a pivotal moment in aviation history – the Six Day War…

BRIEFING

In the months prior to June 1967, Israeli/Egyptian relations once again became dangerously heightened. Israel reiterated its post-1956 position that the closure of the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping would be a cause for war, yet in spite of that Egyptian President Gamal Nasser announced in May 1967 that the Straits would be closed to Israeli vessels. Moments after that announcement, he mobilized Egyptian forces along the border with Israel, deepening tensions in all respects. On 5 June, Israel launched a series of preemptive airstrikes against Egyptian airfields, fearing imminent attack from the Egyptians.

You will fly as one of those pilots on that June day in 1967. Your tasking is simple, yet challenging.

Six Day War was more than just military power - The Jerusalem Post

 

PHASE I

You will depart Ekron Airbase and rejoin with a flight of Super Magister trainers (CALLSIGN ZUKIT) which are masquerading as the usual IAF morning CAP flight. You MUST remain in tight formation with the Magisters in order to fool the Egptain Air Force (EAF) search radar. Any sign of unusual activity will put them on high alert. Zukit Flight will lead you out to the Mediterranean Sea, and execute a left turn to return to Israel. EAF Radar will be notched at this point, which will be your opportunity to dive for the deck and continue flying west.

You will contact Rakab Flight, which is a large formation of Mirage IIIs departing prior to your takeoff. Rejoin, and remain at low altitude. You will push as one large formation south until you see Port Said. Once you have Port Said in sight, the flight will turn inbound and strike Abu Suweir Airbase, the first target and most immediate threat to the Israeli border. After successful strike, IDF forces will push into Gaza and the IAF will be on the clock. 

Expedite returning to Ramat David Airbase, there will be no need to fly back out into the Mediterranean. Take hot fuel and weapons as soon as you land at Ramat David, a FARP has been set up and will be capable of rearming multiple jets in quick succession. The goal is to have a max turn around time of 8 MINUTES. Time is of the essence, here, as the EAF will be scrambling every available aircraft after that initial strike. 

PHASE II

Upon departure from Ramat David the strike mission will enter PHASE 2. Sakeen and Mazek will rejoin with RAKAB Flight 2, another group of Mirage IIIs out of Ekron. We will push inland to Bir Gifgafa airbase, south west of Jerusalem. This is a high priority facility, as it has some of the EAFs most state of the art equipment. B

 

e prepared for a large scale aerial engagement in Phase 2, as the EAF will be on full alert. A CAP sweep is highly recommended, and you will be supported (upon request) by additional Super Mystere and Mirage III flights tasked with CAP. Check your fire, it will be chaotic. Get Sakeen to the target, and totally destroy Gifgafa airbase. Once the airbase is destroyed, establish air superiority and RTB to either Ramat David or Ekron. 

PHASE III

Upon RTB you will rearm and stand by for word on additional tasking. You will remain in reserve to strike Khalkhalah Airbase & Marj Ruhayyil airbases in Syria, should Syria indicate they intend to get involved on Egypt’s behalf. Do not sortie to strike these targets unless ordered by Solomon control, as we do not intend to force Syria’s hand. If you are ordered to attack Syria, be advised that an SA-2 sight lies between those to bases and an advanced EWR network will provide early warning should your flights approach at any significant altitude. You can also expect a scramble of the Syrian Air Force if you are detected across the Syria border. Phase III, if put into action, will be the most challenging and dangerous strike of the morning. Sakeen and Mazek will have to work together to not only hit TWO airbases but also to find a way to cripple the SA-2 site in the region before it can be utilized.

 

 

 

THREAASSESMENT: 

The EAF is four times the size of the IAF. We are majorly outnumbered. The EAF operates the latest in Soviet technology to include the MiG 21Bis, MiG 19, and MiG 17. The EAF, Syria and Iraq also boast an advanced SA-2 ADA networks This poses a major problem, and we expect significant losses to these ADA systems. Stay low, keep your head on a swivel, do as much damage as you can and get out. The EAF isn’t our only threat, Egypt has formed something of an Arab Coalition against Israel, and there is persistent concern Jordan and Syria may become involved after our initial attack. Use caution and be prepared for anything. 

***LATEST RECON PHOTOS***

AREA OF OPERATIONS: ISRAELI TERRITORY – 1967, EKRON AIRBASE, RAMAT DAVID AIRFIELD, NORTHERN GAZA AND NORTHERN EGYPT. 

 

AIR TASKING ORDER
***ATTENTION PILOTS: DCS: SYRIA IS REQUIRED, AND IS A LARGE DOWNLOAD. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE IT BEFORE MISSION NIGHT!!!***

***DCS WW2 ASSETS PACK REQUIRED!!!***

Sakeen FLT (A-4 Skyhawk 4 MAX)

  • Tasking:  Destruction of EAF airbases.
  • Full load of iron bombs, no fuel tanks available initially. 
  • Be prepared for VFR Navigation, your F-10 map will NOT show your location!
  • Radio Comms: 243 GUARD

Mazek FLT (F-5 as IAF Super Mystere, 2 MINIMUM)

  • Tasking: Escort and CAP, limited airstike.
  • Armament: X2  Rafael Shafir AAMs (AIM 9P), Flight Leads choice on additional ordinance (bombs, fuel tanks, etc.) 
  • Location: Ekron Airbase
  • Radio Comms: Preset 1 (243) GUARD. 
  • Be prepared for VFR Navigation, your F-10 map will NOT show your location!

Zukit FLT (L-39C as IAF Super Magister, NPC ONLY)

  • Tasking: Masquerade as routine CAP and guide strike package elements to the Mediterranean 
  • Armament: X2  Rafael Shafir AAMs
  • Radio Comms: Preset 1 (243) GUARD. 

Rakab 1 FLT (M-2000C as IAF Mirage III, NPC ONLY)

  • Tasking:  Destruction of Abu Suwier Airbase
  • Armament: Full complement of Mk 82 low drag bombs.
  • Location: Ekron Airbase, already departed prior to Sakeen & Mazek
  • Radio Comms: Preset 1 (243) GUARD. 
  • Sakeen and Mazek will rally with Rakab over the Mediterranean 

Rakab 2 FLT (M-2000C as IAF Mirage III, NPC ONLY)

  • Tasking:  Destruction of Bir Gifgafa Airbase
  • Armament: Full complement of Mk 82 low drag bombs.
  • Location: Ekron Airbase, departing in synch with Sakeen and Mazek Phase 2 departure. 
  • Radio Comms: Preset 1 (243) GUARD. 
  • Sakeen and Mazek will rally with Rakab near Jerusalem. 

Mazek 2 FLT (F-5 as IAF Super Mystere, NPC ONLY)

  • Tasking: Escort and CAP
  • Armament: X2  Rafael Shafir AAMs (AIM 9P), external tanks
  • Location: Ekron Airbase
  • Radio Comms: Preset 1 (243) GUARD. 
  • ON CALL CAP! Can be directed anywhere on the map to assist during Phase 2. 

Mazek 3 FLT (M-2000C as IAF Mirage III, NPC ONLY)

  • Tasking: Escort and CAP
  • Armament: X2  Rafael Shafir AAMs (AIM 9P), external tanks
  • Location: Ramat David
  • Radio Comms: Preset 1 (243) GUARD. 
  • ON CALL CAP! Can be directed anywhere on the map to assist during Phase 2. 
 

PILOT DUTY ROSTER

Enter your Callsign and confirm your availability for this mission by selecting either (Flying) or (Grounded)

 

 

 

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