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    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
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    I remembered to bring my Chieftains this time…  😀

    http://www.jemimafawr.co.uk/2018/07/08/hold-back-the-tide-for-a-while-germany-1984/

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    #94799
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
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    A hard fought game, thanks!

    #94802
    irishserb
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    That was a blast to read.  Poor Chieftains, such beautiful machines, they deserved better.  And I am totally envious of your Mig 27.

    #94803
    Jemima Fawr
    Jemima Fawr
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    Cheers!  The CO’s Chieftain did alright though. 🙂

    Yeah, as mentioned in the article, I’d love another MiG-27 in order to field it as an actual MiG-27!  When I got it, my primary interest was the Angolan Border War, so I converted it into an export-model MiG-23ML (as flown by the Cubans/Angolans), which largely involved cutting off the tailfin ‘strake’ along the spine of the fuselage and replacing the chisel-shaped nose of the MiG-27 with the air-intercept radome of the MiG-23 (with greenstuff).  Sadly I’ve never found another one. 🙁

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    #94810

    David Brown
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    Very nice Mark!

    Though I’m not sure that those Songsters would ever hit anything! (Poot Chieftains indeed!)

    DB

     

    #94811
    Jemima Fawr
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    Yeah, they rolled lucky… The T-64Bs only have one shot with Songster AND they’re unreliable tech, but the Dice Gods were on-side (if I remember correctly they’d also been Disordered by some other fire, which made them slightly (10% – +1 on a D10) easier to kill… 🙁

    You’ll notice that after that initial volley, the ‘D’ Squadron Chieftains didn’t actually suffer any more losses on that ridge, but the Soviets threw a massive weight of fire at them, which kept most of them Suppressed or Disordered. The ‘D’ Sqn Commander then made a very bad manoeuvre roll (1 on a D10) immediately after being disordered by the air attack, so with his unit at 25% casualties, he decided to make a snap inspection of the Squadron rear echelon…

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    #94821

    David Brown
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    Oh dear!

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