|Map:||Ground Terrain (OTR)|
|Aircraft:||Israeli:||Two Spitfire 16E|
|British:||Four Spitfire 18E |
(equivalent to Mk XIVe)
Set Up: Set up using the TMG. The weather is Clear. The British are the Defender. Although treated as one formation, they begin with one pair at altitude 9.0 and the other pair at altitude 12.0. Each turn they perform a half-climb. The Israelis are at altitude 16.0. Set them up as though they have already spotted the British, although initially neither has spotted the other and both must make Sighting die rolls (the Israelis do so as the first action of the Attacker's movement phase). The Israelis only drift one square every second turn.
Prior to spotting the British, the Israeli move randomly across the TMG. Roll the die; on an even roll, they move one square clockwise and one band inwards; on an odd roll, they move one square clockwise and one band outwards. There are two exceptions to the latter: (1) they never move from the TMG other than due to drift, so they instead end their move after moving clockwise and (2) if they do drift off, the next turn they automatically re-enter the same arc as their first move, and the die roll only determines the direction of their subsequent move.
The British are not expecting any opposition, and certainly not Spitfires! The have a -2 to sighting to reflect their poor lookout. They do not get the automatic sight on a 10 (they do see them, but assume they are friendly).
Game Length: 20 turns
Rules of Engagement:
1. Combat Set-up If combat is initiated in the Center Box or A-Band, only the closest British pair (in altitude) is set up according to the parameters of that band. The other pair sets up according to the parameters of the next band out, but all four must face the same direction. Both British pairs must Zoom Climb, and are at Climb Speed, on Turn 1. Otherwise, set up combat normally.
2. Ammunition: The British have already used 3 shots each strafing the convoy.
3. Cockpit Visibility: Neither side has the cut-down rear fuselage and bubble cockpit version of their respective marks. 4. Pilot Quality:McElroy is a Veteran-Ace-Hero-Crack Shot. Slick is a Gifted Veteran. The British are generated on the "Average" table.
1. Add a P-51D flown by Lee Sinclair (Veteran) to the Israelis.
The RAF's 208 squadron lost five Spitfires - one to ground fire, and two each to McElroy and Slick. The British claimed that they were on a "peaceful reconnaissance mission" and were attacked without provocation, which the Israelis denied.
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