SkyKnight Presents: “Nordic Trident” mini-series

1983…The Cold War has turned hot. The Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, which form the “Nordic Trident”, find themselves smack dab in the middle of a shooting war between NATO and the USSR.  Strap yourself into an AJ37 Viggen and fly with the famed Norrbotten Wing (F 21) in this 6-part mini-series. Our ELINT sortie detected emissions off the coast of Norway, consistent with a Soviet ASW Surface Group. We are headed back out to the Norwegian Sea in search of them.

BRIEFING

 January 1983

The Scandinavian countries of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, which form the “Nordic Trident”, are at risk of invasion by the USSR. Two of those countries are members of NATO, and while Sweden’s public stance has always been one of neutrality, the threat of Soviet invasion, along with their pact with Norway and Denmark as part of the “Trident” has Sweden secretly cooperating with NATO.

The Soviet objective to control the North Atlantic and submarine access to the sea routes between the United States and Europe is well known. To achieve this, the Soviet Union must reach the North Atlantic as rapidly as possible. NATO believes the Soviet attack plan is not to invade Sweden but to go around the country, across the Danish Belts, and also to attack northern Norway from the Kola Peninsula. Sweden would then be “isolated”.  NATO thinks Moscow is hoping that Sweden will remain neutral as it did in the Second World War, when Germany invaded Denmark and Norway.  What the Kremlin does not know is that neutrality for Sweden is something of a sham. We will not hesitate to come to the defense of the Nordic Trident when faced with invasion.

 

Norrbotten Wing  (F 21)

Norrbotten Wing (F 21) is a Swedish Air Force wing dating back to 1941 and the second World War, tasked with defending northern Sweden. F 21 has received their dispersal orders and formed a rapid response unit. While our main base is located in Luleå in northern Sweden, we are currently operating from a network of improvised road bases near or inside the border with Norway, above the arctic circle.

 

FLIGHT PLAN
FLIGHT PLAN LOADED ON TO YOUR DATA CARTRIDGE

  • Depart dispersal site NOBEL Road Rwy 29
    • STOL procedures… ZONE 3 afterburner required
    • Road Rwy INS align Procedure: Data Selector to “HDG LIMIT” > “IN” > 2940 > “LS SKU” > “OUT” > “CUR POS”   This necessary step will ensure your CK37 INS is aligned properly prior to takeoff.
  • Conduct low-level, high-speed penetration of Norway airspace and proceed to Norwegian Sea
  • Perform surface search with radar off Norwegian coast, within ELINT emissions box.  Lets also keep a look out for that airborne ASW patrol contact Zero reported spotting.
  • NATO reports no friendly vessels operating within the ELINT emissions box. Any contacts we find are classified hostile and may be fired upon.
  • Norway has once again granted our air force permission to use Köbületi Air Base as a Forward Rearm and Refuel Point. This airfield will need to be manually input as Landing Site 2
    • Procedure:  Data Selector to “REF/LOLA” > “IN” > 9913 > “L/MAL” > “OUT” > “CUR POS”.   Confirm by pressing L/MAL repeatedly to cycle between L1 and L2 landing site. 
  • Arrive at FOB GARBO… Landing Road Rwy 29
    • STOL procedures… AFK Mode 3 with 15.5 button ON
    • Caution: this is a SHORT and NARROW road runway.  3200ft long and only 30 feet wide
    • Landing threshold marked with signage and lights
    • After landing, taxi forward to meet up with follow-me bike, which will then guide you to the entrance to the underground tunnel hangar

 

SKILLS REQUIRED FOR THIS MISSION

  • P-37/A Radar usage – Locate a target and create a radar fix
  • Employ RB-04E anti-ship missile
  • Taxi, Takeoff and Landing
  • AFK (Autothrottle) Mode 3 usage for short field landing  – AFK engaged and 15.5 button ON
  • Waypoint Navigation

 

COMM PLAN

  • Important: You must cycle the FR-24 Radio knob from NORM + GUARD to the RIGHT and then BACK to NORM + GUARD to initialize SRS Radio.  This will allow you to listen in on Guard (121.5) while using your discrete FR22 radio.  With this configuration, SRS Radio 1 is Discrete FLT, and SRS Radio 2 is Guard.

  • Discrete FR22 Radio Button assignment as follows
    • Thor:  Button 1
    • Odin: Button 2
    • Loki: Button 3

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • Heatblur Easter Egg….If you begin shaking uncontrollably while on the ground, and you hear your teeth chattering… you’re FREEZING!!  Close the canopy!
  • Respawns available @ Köbületi Air Base
AIR TASKING ORDER
THREE Tridents… 3 Elements of 3 aircraft each

THOR FLIGHT

  • SkyKnight*
  • Floundog
  • Airdog

 

ODIN FLIGHT

  • Rico*
  • Baldawg
  • Skunk

 

LOKI FLIGHT

  • Hook*
  • Vulcan
  • Zero

* element leader

Your assigned flight will remain your flight for duration of mini-series, unless attendance dictates otherwise.

 

PILOT DUTY ROSTER

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

(Flying) or (Grounded)

 

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