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  1. Can't wait to see what gets done with "Hungry Hungry Hippos".
  2. "A Strong and Sudden Onslaught: The Cavalry Action at Hanover, Pennsylvania" by John T. Krepps. This helps explain why I've apparently dropped off the face of the earth.
  3. It was refreshing to read someone who knows his past history as well as his future history.
  4. "Mr. Roberts" lasted a single season on NBC(?). Roger Smith (Anne-Margaret's husband) played Roberts, and the crusty Francis X. Slattery was the Captain. It was a pretty typical, pedestrian 60's service comedy. I used to like "Navy Log" in syndication as a kid. Based on true stories, they once did a version of PT-109 before JFK was JFK. I particularty remember the opening sequence with a carrier's crew running onto the flight deck to spell out "NAVY LOG", with a really good theme song that I can still hum.
  5. That doesn't drop sonobuoys automatically, unfortunately ... I can usually find the time to pop them out with "."
  6. The Broadway Blues were down 2-0 last I saw. I would figure they're toast again.
  7. I guess that NOE wouldn't apply to the older battlesets? I know thet the omly things that can fly VLow in the Original Battleset are Harriers and Helos; I'm not sure about the others.
  8. I think it's easier to launch a patrol to the area you want and input your own search pattern. That way, you will be told when the aircraft has no movement orders when the pattern runs out of legs, and you'll get the Bingo fuel-RTB warning from the ASA.
  9. I found something in my files from 2003 called "Strike Planner". It's a spreadsheet program that was written for Microsoft Excel, but runs in the Microsoft Works spreadsheet. I never really got used to using it, but it seems to have what Donald Sea Dog needs. "Enter the Speed, Weapon & target for each Plane. The computer will calculate the launch times starting with the plane taking the longest to get to the target which appear as 0. You launch each strike the specified minutes after." Give it a whirl. Strike_planner.zip
  10. Back in the very early 60's, Monogram had a box-scale Thunderchief that featured the internal bomb bay from which you could drop a model nuclear device. It also had a working ejector seat, which eventually vanished after a few uses. Super Sabres look best in Thunderbird markings!
  11. There's no need to strike the Red airfields. Besides their being so far away, you have enough in the way of fighter assets at Keflavik to keep a strong CAP up, and your AWACS should give you plenty of warning about approachng bombers.
  12. It's "normal" in the sense that it does, as you mentioned, happen from time to time. Is there any good reason for an empty tanker to remain with a group, none that I can think of. Even if the way home is through perilous airspace, it would make more sense to detail a couple of fighters as an escort than to have it tag along. The problem I see most often is when after a refueling is done and you approve the split, your RTB options do not include the carrier you launched from, but airfields hundreds of miles away. Tanker ops have always seemed to be on the hinky side, so much so that I try to avoid using them at all.
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    Sixth Battle

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    From 1993. A work around: The USN tries to save South Africa from a Soviet-backed invasion by its neighbors.
  14. File Name: Sixth Battle File Submitter: wombat1417 File Submitted: 20 Mar 2011 File Category: IOPG DB Used: N/A Authors: Les Battleset-IOPG: .sc8 - HDS1 - HDS8 From 1993. A work around: The USN tries to save South Africa from a Soviet-backed invasion by its neighbors. Click here to download this file
  15. 1,000,000,000,000 to 1 against !!! Still, as Jim Carrey said to Lauren Holly's turn-down in "Dumb and Dumber", "but there's STILL a chance!"
  16. Meanwhile, on the suck/rock front----- give the "Reflex Crown"scenario I posted on Sunday a try.
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    Reflex Crown

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    From 1993. An exercise in symmetry: you and the enemy have equal forces. Play Blue or Red - you make the difference.
  18. File Name: Reflex Crown File Submitter: wombat1417 File Submitted: 13 Mar 2011 File Category: GIUK DB Used: N/A Authors: Cobalt Shiva Battleset-GIUK: .sc5 - HDS1 - HDS1 From 1993. An exercise in symmetry: you and the enemy have equal forces. Play Blue or Red - you make the difference. Click here to download this file
  19. 171 downloads

    From 1994. Protect the Dutch Royal Family as they head for Canada.
  20. File Name: Save the Queen File Submitter: wombat1417 File Submitted: 6 Mar 2011 File Category: NACV DB Used: N/A Authors: Unknown Battleset-NACV: .sc6 - HDS1 - HDS6 From 1994. Protect the Dutch Royal Family as they head for Canada. Click here to download this file
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    Accident!

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    From 1992. The Sea Sparrow incident escalates.
  22. File Name: Accident! File Submitter: wombat1417 File Submitted: 27 Feb 2011 File Category: MEDC DB Used: N/A Authors: Unknown Battleset-MEDC: .sc7 - HDS1 - HDS7 From 1992. The Sea Sparrow incident escalates. Click here to download this file
  23. Subhunting has always been my bane, and watching torpedoes vanish from the screen after finally locating a target can result in impulsive, unspeakable acts against an innocent computer. 1000 yards doesn't seem to be so much of a fudge as to tip the balance critically. I'd got for it and hope for more "booms" in the end. (Of course, when one of MY subs gets nailed....)
  24. 189 downloads

    From 1993. The January 1993 enforcement of the no-fly zones in Iraq.
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