Rico Presents: IAF-Part 11:
“1982 Lebanon War Pt.2”

Yesterday, the 90th Israeli Division pushed north into the Bekaa Valley in an effort to cut the Beirut-Damascus road and deny the PLO any Syrian assistance. During the course of the day they reached the village of Sultan Yakoub, where the entire Israeli 362nd Regiment and a company from the 363rd were then encircled by a strong Syrian counterattack. This has left the commander of the 90th division, General Lev, no option but to give up ground and break out from Sultan Yakoub village.

BRIEFING

 June 11 1982

Three days into the Lebanon War of 1982, Israeli forces have destroyed the Syrian air defense network during Operation Mole Cricket 19, crippled the Syrian Air Force during the Bekaa Valley Turkey Shoot and reached Beirut. Humanitarian concerns surrounding the siege of Beirut have led to peace negotiations and the end of initial actions are near.

Yesterday, the 90th Israeli Division pushed north into the Bekaa Valley in an effort to cut the Beirut-Damascus road and deny the PLO any Syrian assistance. During the course of the day they reached the village of Sultan Yakoub, where the entire Israeli 362nd Regiment and a company from the 363rd were then encircled by a strong Syrian counterattack. This has left the commander of the 90th division, General Lev, no option but to give up ground and break out from Sultan Yakoub village.

 

The Battle of Sultan Yakoub

Your task will be to supply the 362nd with ammunition and replacements, as well as retrieving casualties, in order to enable the breakout, scheduled for early morning. The Syrians have moved quite a few troops into the area, but lacking EWR and sophisticated night vision devices we should be able to conduct the 2-3 sorties needed before they are able to make it too difficult for us. You will start up just after 0400, and be escorted by Anafa gunships and Lahata light attack helicopters, and hopefully be back in time for a late breakfast.

Good Luck!

 

INTEL
 

Threats to be briefed

AIR TASKING ORDER
ATTENTION:  This mission will be flown exclusively with multi-crewed UH-1H.  For this mission we require precisely FIVE Pilots and FIVE CPG (Co-pilot Gunner), for a total of FIVE crews.  These FIVE crews will then be assigned to one of the following UH-1H flights during the mission briefing.

Please indicate on the Duty Roster whether you prefer “PILOT” or “CPG” for this mission.  That is all the Mission Designer requires at this time.

 

Heron FLT (UH-1H)

  • Aerial Resupply to LZ Finch & CASEVAC
  • Armament: 2 x M60 door gunners

 

Anafa FLT (UH-1H)

  • Gunship Escort
  • Armament: 2 x Cheek M134; 2 x 19 FFAR pod

 

Lahatut FLT (SA-342) – Reserved

  • Light Attack
  • Armament: 20mm Cannon; 1 x 19 FFAR pod
 

PILOT DUTY ROSTER

Enter your Callsign and confirm your availability for this mission by selecting either

(Flying) or (Grounded)

 

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