Originally Posted by robertjon5
As I have said before, one of THEE best threads on any forum. keep it up!!!!
you really are too kind sir. Thanks Robert
Originally Posted by Deutsche Bahn
I'd give this story ten stars if I were allowed
I'm almost blushing
Originally Posted by Deutsche Bahn
This has probably been mentioned but has slipped my mind. Might I ask what scale we're dealing with here?
Evie aircraft are 1/144 scale.
Thanks for all the encouraging comments guys. You lot are awesome!
In the last update, NATO jets from Evie, after persistent warning, had just fired an Air-to-Air missile at a Russian MiG...
Following that post I then I thought to myself...'well that was bloody clever'...now how the hell do I present what comes next without using graphic layering techniques or special photo rendering software (a cardinal rule I swore to myself never to break since I started doing these).
Well, you'll be surprised just how creative you can get when you're truly faced with a challenge. My personal vow remains intact and hopefully I achieved the right results. This one may well be my best, and most technical work so far! And as for those that start getting palpitations when they dont see a model airport in an update post, well I chucked in a couple of Evie airfield shots right at the end just for you.
The story concludes here:
Alarms and alerts increase in pitch and intensity within the cockpit of the MiG-25. The young pilot never anticipated to be actually fired upon as the air-to-air missile closes in
The MiG attempts several sharp banks and evasive roll manouveres...but to no avail. Under pressure and facing imminent danger...
...then more flares
As the missile is not infrared (IR) guided, flares are ineffective
(in-flight missile warning systems should have made this obvious to the pilot...but then I wouldn't have had the pleasure of showing off my flares deployment scenes now would I?...Lets just say this Pilot lacked experience )
The semi-active radar guided missile closes in on its target. The Russian Pilot puts the MiG into a full throttle, steep upward climb
Chaff is immediately deployed as a radar countermeasure
Chaff releases multiple thin pieces of aluminium, metallic cloud clusters to disrupt and distract the missile's radar guidance. But in haste and without waiting to verify the outcome, this Pilot deployed a final Ace up his sleeve
This MiG was equipped with a recently installed, Active Defence Munitions Protection System. This highly classified system, developed by engineers at Russia's Foundation for Advanced Research ( Фонд перспективных исследований) was still in Beta trials. It utilises 'hard kill' interceptor projectiles deployed from pods at the fore and aft of the fuselage to counter both forward and rearward missile attacks with a direct kinetic hit
Multiple projectiles launched make contact and neutralise the approaching threat...it's a direct hit
The MiG shudders in the wake of the huge initial blast and fireball that follows, as it continues its vertical climb
The blast proximity has caused some systems damage but the plane can still fly
The Russian pilot, realising he was a hair's breath away from carnage, levels off and exits UK airspace at a high rate of knots (and most certainly in need of a pants change)
The NATO jets, see him off, slightly astounded with the new Electronic Counter Measures Russian technology just demonstrated
Satisfied that the threat has been countered and was not returning, the Evie pilots return to base
The Typhoons touch down at Evie indifferent to the significant political fallout that was surely to follow
For these men, they simply had a job to do...and they did it
Until the next QRA Call.......meanwhile...Moscow was already calling London...
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