Hook Presents: “IAF- Part 4: 1967 Six Day War- Battle at the Golan Heights”

Following the IAFs successful destruction of the Egyptian Air Force, the IDF has made major tactical gains for Israel, capturing the Sinai, Suez Canal and reclaiming the ancient holy city of Jerusalem. In the final days of the Six Day War, the IDF will attempt to take the Golan Heights from the Syrian Army. The IAF will use it’s air superiority to support the IDF during this literal uphill battle again the Syrians. 

BRIEFING
Emboldened by false Egyptian reports of a crushing victory against the Israeli army, and forecasts that Egyptian forces would soon be attacking Tel Aviv, Syria has fully committed to entering the Six Day War conflict. Starting just this morning, Syrian artillery began shelling northern Israel from the safety of the well defended Golan Heights region east of the Sea of Galilee. The constant artillery barrage coming from the Golan Heights has been eroding IDF morale and defensive positions in the region, forcing the IDF to consider ground action against the Syrians.

On 8 June, 1967, the Israeli leadership debated about whether to attack the Golan Heights directly. Syria had supported pre-war raids that had helped raise tensions and had routinely shelled Israel from the Heights, so it was no secret that some Israeli leaders wanted to see Syria punished. Military opinion was that the attack would be extremely costly, since it would entail an uphill battle against a strongly fortified enemy. The western side of the Golan Heights consists of a rock escarpment that rises 500 meters (1,700 ft) from the Sea of Galilee and then flattens to a gently sloping plateau. IDF leadership initially opposed the attacking bitterly at first, believing such an undertaking would result in losses of 30,000 and might trigger Soviet intervention. Recent intelligence reports have cleared up concerns related to Soviet Intervention, and IDF Command Staff have ordered a direct attack on well defended Syrian positions in the Golan Heights (technically without government approval). The Israeli Air Force will exploit our air superiority to shore up IDF forces as they make a play on the most strategic terrain in northern Israel.

 

EXECUTION: The IDF 8th Armored Brigade (Commanded by Rico) will launch a combined arms assault on the South West slopes of the Golan Heights. In order to achieve mission success, the 8th BDG must capture the summit plateau and drive the opposing 89th Syrian Arab Army Armored Brigade from the area. This is key strategic terrain, and well defended. Our Ground Forces Commander will use the provided map, along with any reconnaissance photos obtained in the hours prior to the operation, to plan and execute a full attack on the SAA position. Be prepared to brief on a detailed plan on attack Monday night.

 

 

THREAASSESMENT: 

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is well equipped, using surplus WW2 tanks to include British and US designs, but also a limited supply of German Panther IVs. The SAA also has some state of the art Soviet AAA systems, to include the fairly modern ZSU-23-4 Shilka. The SAA may possess at least one transient SA-2 site in the region, so IAF aircraft need to perform a sensor recce while en route to the AO. The Syrian Air Force has been almost totally suppressed, however some limited air to air capability may still exist.

***SPECIAL TASKING – RECON PHOTOS***

FOR THIS WEEKS MISSION, SUPER MYSTERE (F-5) PILOTS WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE. STARTING ON MONDAY AFTERNOON AT APPROXIMATELY 1400 CENTRAL, THE MISSION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON DROP BOX FOR F-5 PILOTS TO CONDUCT RECCE SORTIES IN MULTIPLAYER. IN ORDER TO DO THIS YOU WILL NEED TO ENABLE “SHOW GUN CAM” IN YOUR F-5 SPECIAL OPTIONS MENU. TAKE OFF AND FLIGHT TO THE SoG AND LOOK FOR THE ENEMY POSITIONS. TURN YOUR GUN/CAM SWITCH TO CAMERA ONLY AND ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN PHOTOS OF ENEMY POSITIONS. MAKE SURE TO HIT YOUR PRINT SCREEN KEY ON YOUR KEYBOARD TO TAKE A SCREEN SHOT WHILE YOUR GUN CAM IS ROLLING! THESE PHOTOS WILL GREATLY ASSIST OUR GROUND FORCES COMMANDER IN PLANNING THE ATTACK!

 

 

 

 

 

AREA OF OPERATIONS: ISRAELI TERRITORY – 1967, EKRON AIRBASE, RAMAT DAVID AIRFIELD, SEA OF GALILLEE AND GOLAN HEIGHTS. 

 

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, no limit)

  • Tasking:  CAS
  • Armament: Flight leads choice
  • Location: Ramat David FARP
  • Be prepared for VFR Navigation! This week the F-10 map will show the “Fog of war” so intel is critical for the ground commanders!
  • Radio Comms: 243 GUARD

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

  • SPECIAL TASKING- PRE MISSION RECON
  • Tasking: CAS & RESCAP
  • Armament: X2  Rafael Shafir AAMs (AIM 9P), Flight Leads choice on additional ordinance (bombs, fuel tanks, etc.) 
  • Location: Ramat David FARP
  • Be prepared for VFR Navigation! This week the F-10 map will show the “Fog of war” so intel is critical for the ground commanders!
  • Radio Comms: Preset 1 (243) GUARD. 
 

PILOT DUTY ROSTER

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