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Sweeper and Wizard: Tip of the Spear in Joint Warrior 5

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Sweeper from the Fighting 99th Air Wing Firing an AIM-7M Sparrow air-to-air missile during Joint Warrior 5


The 5th round of the Joint Warrior battle series is over and what a great action-packed event it turned out to be! Here is what in my opinion stood out from the two prelims and the final battle:

Who were the top MVPs this time around?

Sweeper from the Fighting 99th Air Wing made a strong impression in the final battle after missing the preliminary match; the American Eagle driver has pulled off an amazing performance after downing 4 enemy fighters , thus leading team Red to victory in their final clash against the 104th-led coalition.

Air-to-ground-wise and after missing the latest events, the Su-25 guru Wizard from Death Wings (UVAF squadron) has made a resounding return into the spotlight; the Ukrainian striker was a nightmare to his opponents, pulverizing nothing less than 27 ground targets, which is worth a total of 240 points!

Other noteworthy performances

The 51st Regiment must be very happy to have recently recruited Holimoli as the man is proving himself a force to be reckoned with: right after a solid performance in Top Gun 2, Holimoli has come back again to score the second best air-to-air performance in JW5 with 3 kills on Aleman, Tunther and Jamison.

The 104th continued to impress and prove they have multiple talented pilots in their ranks: Knight has been the revelation this time around as he downed 4 enemy fighters including some big names such as Frostie and Soviet; although he got shot down towards the very end, this first big performance from Knight has earned him a spot in the top 20.

The ground pounding area was also action-packed as another pilot has also risen from the ranks: Dackster, a Reservoirs Elite pilot riding an Su-25 made quick work of 19 enemy ground units; needless to say that this is worth a lot of point; Dackster has also had to deal with an encounter with an enemy F-15C! not only he survived the duel but has also won it by downing his enemy although damage taken from this encounter had forced him to eject on his way back. It’s great to see the legendary RvE squad revived and back in the PvP spotlight again after many years of absence.

There has also been some solid flying shown by several pilots such as Rage, Jester, Stuge, Plaiskool, Nighmare, Frostie, Honos, Omny and Scooter; These guys have all shown great skills and rightfully earned their spots on JW5’s MVP list.

Battle For Top Spot

Stuge and Ocelot were battling this out in Joint Warrior 5. These two men have been going toe-to-toe since Stuge had been crowned after his Top Gun double title back in December. Red Flag 4 had seen Ocelot snatching that top spot and it’s finally Stuge who reclaimed it back this time around after a stumbling performance from his rival. Stuge also moves to third place in the air-to-air hall of fame with two months now spent as the undisputed air-to-air champion.

Air-to-ground-wise, Honos had accumulated enough lead in the previous events to stay comfortably seated at the very top of the rankings; Honos has been the top bomber pilot in DCS for 5 months so far and only needs two more to become the all time best.

The squadron rankings have not changed a lot with 104th and the 71st still reigning respectively in the air-to-air and air-to-ground categories. Country-wise, Sweeper’s performance has allowed the US to close in the gap on Finland while Rage gave the UK enough boost to move past the Republic of Ireland.

Detailed data about Joint Warrior 5 is available on the After Action Report and MVP pages listed below:

Red Flag 4 – Ocelot Inches Past Stuge to Top Spot

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Ocelot and Bushmanni from SF squadron performing a formation landing



BattleFacts will once again attempt to go over the main events and best performances that highlighted the fourth round of the DCS Red Flag battle series. We will also look into newly reached milestones as well as providing an insight of what will be at stake ahead of the upcoming events.


Pilot Tribute & BattleFacts


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  • SF_Ocelot got his third MVP performance of the season in RF4 and second back-to-back in the Red Flag series after his achievement in RF3. Moreover, out of the 6 air battles that Ocelot participated in, he ended up at least runner up on four occasions! Very few players have showed or even came close to Ocelot’s consistency. This great accomplishment has also allowed him to inches past Stuge to top spot the air-to-air rankings and subsequently earn a place in the very exclusive air-to-air hall of fame!

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  • With two second places and one third place in the last 3 competitions, Bushmanni who also happens to be Ocelot’s squadron mate has also been very much in the spotlight. The man behind the now well established SF squadron is also a first-rate pilot who has been on a steady ascension in the rankings. His latest performance in the last Top Gun competition on top of his achievement in RF4 have earned him a place in the top 3!

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  • Ocelot’s and Bushmanni’s combined performances have also translated into a great boost in the squadron rankings for the SF team, the Finnish squadron is consolidating its second place and is closing the distance on 104th, the current leader. SF is now a force to be reckoned with in the air superiority arena and upcoming battles will probably bring more stories amid this exciting new rivalry.

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  • TwinScroll was behind the second best performance of this Red Flag round. This comes as no surprise from the same man who shot down 5 enemy aircraft in Joint Warrior 4. TwinScroll is already among the top 6 A2A pilots and it did not take him more than two battles to rack up more than 3000 points. A lot of potential to say the least!

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  • Solid performances as well from many other pilots as Pyromaniac, fixen, 104th_Stuge, Frollo, Maverick and jimmy_neytron who played a key role in a battle that proved to be very tight score-wise as only 50 points (one aircraft worth) separated the two sides at the end.


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Top Gun 2 – The Birth of an Ace

top gun r2_ae A few people would have expected Top Gun 2 to succeed given that the 1.5 Beta version of DCS only came out recently and the stability of the game was not something we could take for granted. However, it did and in a fantastic fashion.

The TAW gents were excellent at hosting the event, investing a considerable time into setting up the servers and testing extensively the mission itself alongside its designer Stuge, on top of acting as referees for the massive 79 matches over the course of 4 days. We are glad to have a professional team and a great asset like TAW led by OverG, DutchBaron and SkyCap as a full member of the SA family.
Top Gun 2 would not have been such a success without the contribution of the 104th clan by hosting a portion of the many fights that took place. Mr Riptide brilliantly refereed those matchs while providing excellent after-action reports.

Now, let’s focus on what happened in the Top Gun skies and frankly you could only start with the incredible performance of Stuge. Through displaying unparalleled BFM skills, Stuge has not only won the competition but also without loosing a single round! Stuge has also achieved the same result in both the 1v1 and the 2v2 tournaments! These facts speak for themselves; Stuge was simply in a class of his own and it’s only fair to see such a great champion emerge as the new DCS world number 1 fighter pilot.

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