So it's 0715 on 3 Feb 1990, and CLA aircraft are sortieing towards Havana on a fighter sweep, anxious for action. Two days of war have seen the CLA's fighter squadron reduced from twelve planes and twelve pilots to six planes and six pilots, though the damage to Castro's Air Force has been severe as well, with numerous fighters destroyed on the ground, and eleven destroyed in air to air combat. The first fight on the morning of Day 3 sees an even up fight between three F-4 Phantoms and three MiG-21s. Stand by for action.
Now it's Blue 04's turn to execute an Immelman, and he pulls it off flawlessly (2/6), now lined up perfectly to engage Red 01. Is it unfair to shoot at a stalled out aircraft? ;) Lastly, Red 03 is also quite surprised to suddenly find a friendly MiG growing larger in his windscreen, but he really wants to pop Blue 01; he decides to dive under Red 01 and launch a missile at Blue 01, but when he saw Red 01 stall out and begin falling back into his flight path, it was really too much. Red 03 bungs the maneuver, holding straight and dropping to 1/5, now himself dangerously close to stalling out!
CLA Kills: 15
Castro Regime Kills: 8
Next up we have Blackjack 01 (a Veteran), 02, and 03 squaring off against four of Castro's Air Force MiG-21s, so stay tuned.