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Black Tuesday - New Korea War mission pack posted now!
« on: April 02, 2011, 01:34:06 PM »

What I have posted now is not a campaign, but a Mission Pack, portraying the events over North Korea on a single day, October 23 1951, when US B-29 Superfortresses attacked an airfield under construction at Namsi, well inside “MiG Alley”.



The mission pack contains five single missions, showing the events of that day from five different perspectives, and five different roles:

* As a US B-29 bomber pilot (and crew), bombing Namsi
* As a US F-86 Sabre pilot, flying a fighter sweep
* As a US F-84 Thunderjet pilot, flying close escort
* As a US F-80 pilot, flying a low level recce mission
* And, of course, as a North Korean (i.e. Soviet) MiG-15 pilot, intercepting

You can download it HERE: http://www.mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads3&file=details&id=847

A short promo video here:

Requirements: If you have HSFX 5 you have everything you need for these missions. (But an experienced Modder probably got all the aircraft already. And the map.)



About the historical background: in late September 1951, when the Korean War was in its second year, US photo reconnaissance aircraft discovered that the North Koreans had started to build several new jet capable airfields in the Saamcham area. This was a strategic move that would enable their MiG-15 jets to reach even further towards the front, and would make UN interdiction missions up North even more dangerous.

The US Airforce decided to destroy these airfields before they became operational.



After attempts to knock them out by nighttime raids by B-29 bombers had largely failed, the US commanders decided to try and hit them during daytime, when visibility and hence accuracy was better. But as they already knew that the vulnerability of the Superfortresses the bombers would be heavily defended, both by F-84 Thunderjets flying close escort, and by F-86 Sabres doing fighter sweeps and screening the incoming raid.

But the mood was optimistic, as the dreaded MiG-15’s hadn’t intercepted earlier missions.



Before dawn on the morning of Tuesday October 23 1951, nine B-29 Superfortresses of the 307th Bombardment Wing took off from Kadena Air Base, Okinawa. Their target was the airfield at Namsi.

Five and a half hours later they would be engaged in an air battle that was the biggest aerial engagement of the war (and possibly the biggest single jet air battle in history), one that would change the conduct of strategic aerial bombardment forever.



Because the raid turned into a debacle. The MiG-15’s turned up in force, tactically outmaneuvering both the F-86 fighter screen and the F-84’s flying close escort. Six of the nine B-29’s would not return, the highest percentage of United States bombers ever lost on a major mission. The day was soon known as ”Black Tuesday” in the US Airforce.


The sources I've used for this mission pack is:

John R Bruning: “Crimson Sky – The Air Battle for Korea”.
Leonid Krylov & Yuriy Tepsurkaev: “Soviet MiG-15 Aces of the Korean War”.
Xiaoming Zhang: "Red Wings over the Yalu".
Earl J. McGill: “Black Tuesday over Namsi”.



Thanks for looking!  :)







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Re: Black Tuesday - New Korea War mission pack posted now!
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2011, 02:28:05 PM »

I'm curious how you got B-29s flyable in 4.10?
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Re: Black Tuesday - New Korea War mission pack posted now!
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2011, 02:49:29 PM »

Maybe with the B-29 cockpit mod? =D
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Re: Black Tuesday - New Korea War mission pack posted now!
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2011, 03:27:37 PM »

I simply used HSFX 5.0  ;)
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Re: Black Tuesday - New Korea War mission pack posted now!
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2011, 04:04:04 PM »

Ah. That might be something you'll want to mention in your first post under "things needed to run this campaign."
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Re: Black Tuesday - New Korea War mission pack posted now!
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2011, 04:06:55 PM »

It's mentioned, in bold, if you go to the download page. But I'll mention it again. Here. As well.
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Re: Black Tuesday - New Korea War mission pack posted now!
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2011, 05:58:02 PM »

Great missions Poltava thanks their very nicely made.     ;)
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Re: Black Tuesday - New Korea War mission pack posted now!
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2011, 01:21:10 AM »

is this working in up 2.01
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Re: Black Tuesday - New Korea War mission pack posted now!
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2011, 02:28:24 PM »

You better try it, but I think they should. Made them in HSFX 5 but everything in them when it comes to aircraft, map, objects etc can be found in UP 2.01. I don't know if the navigation screwsanything up, though.

Have a go, and then report back, if you can.
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Re: Black Tuesday - New Korea War mission pack posted now!
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2011, 11:13:49 PM »

ok i try it
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Re: Black Tuesday - New Korea War mission pack posted now!
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2011, 04:44:59 AM »

this isn't work in my up it says some loading error :(
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Re: Black Tuesday - New Korea War mission pack posted now!
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2011, 01:19:52 PM »

Ok. Then it's probably the fact that it is built in HSFX 5 = 4.101 that creates the problem. The aircraft etc are in UP 2.01.
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