Top Gun Tournament is Back in its Third Incarnation

tg3_banner_flares_medium IT’S TIME ONCE AGAIN EVERYONE, TIME FOR TOP GUN!

We are back with round 3 and this time better than ever before!

What is Top Gun?

The Top Gun event is in its third incarnation and has been an intense, 1vs1 or 2vs2 guns only event so far. This has provided us with some of the best dogfighting we’ve ever seen.

This event has been created, planned and will be hosted by TAW (The Art of Warfare) in association with Situational Awareness, 51st and 104th. Therefore ladies and gents it will count towards your SA ranking (Details coming)!

We have changed the formula since last time, so make sure you read the rules to get an understanding of how it will work.

What can I fly?

Same as the last Top Gun:
  • Su-27
  • F-15C
For those who wonder: the Su-33 and the MiG-29 do not have a PFM yet (Professional Flight Model) though they will not be included in this round.
Regarding the M-2000, it has been decided to not include it this time around and wait until its flight model mature a bit more.

How will it work?

The event will be split into TWO separate competitions, a 1vs1 and a 2vs2.
For the 1vs1 competition we have 32 slots to fill and for the 2vs2 we are going to get 16 teams (32 slots).
8 slots from each competition have already been reserved for invitees.
Once signed up, pilots will then be sorted and assigned matches.
Each match will consist of three rounds, first player/team to get 2 victories is declared the winner and will move onto the next stage.

The three rounds will be structured like this:

1vs1 – APRIL 9TH FROM 1700Z

MAXIMUM 32 PILOTS

– Round 1 – Pilots will be provided with 2 heat seeking missiles (Su27/33/Mig29A/S – R73, F15 – Aim9, Mirage – Magic) and their aircrafts gun, all of which will be employed post merge only.
– Round 2 – Pilots will be equipped only with their GUNS ONLY, in traditional Top Gun fashion, again firing post merge only!
– Round 3 – If after round 2 the score is tied then we repeat round 2 GUNS ONLY to get our winner.

2vs2 – APRIL 16TH FROM 1700Z

MAXIMUM 16TEAMS

– Round 1 – Pilots will be provided with 2 heat seeking missiles (Su27/33/Mig29A/S – R73, F15 – Aim9, Mirage – Magic) and their aircrafts gun, all of which can be employed pre merge.
– Round 2 – Pilots will be equipped only with their GUNS ONLY, in traditional Top Gun fashion, again firing can be pre merge!
– Round 3 – If after round 2 the score is tied then we repeat round 2 GUNS ONLY to get our winner.




We strongly believe in showing good sportsmanship, therefore all matches will have a referee who will orchestrate the match and resolve any issues that may arise during.

Something we noticed last time was using a cold turn and climb tactic to outlive the opposition by starving them of fuel, this is an example of something we consider unsportsmanlike. We want to see how well you can fight!

You will not be allowed to switch airframes once the match has started, you must complete all three rounds with the same airframe. You can change airframes in between matches.

For attendance to the event itself, you must show up 30 minutes before your match begins, if you aren’t present in the TeamSpeak lobby 30 minutes before your match then we will already contact reserves.
When you do not show up 15 minutes before the match someone from the reserve list will fly your match. If no reserves are available, then the match will be ruled as a walkover win.
It’s very important that we keep the event running, so that others will not suffer for someone else’s tardiness.

A lot of organisational work goes into preparing an event like this, therefore we need to stick to a strict timetable to keep everything running smoothly, we hope you understand the reasons for the above.

ENLIST_button A few more things to remember:

– TEAMSPEAK Address where all pilots and admins will gather will be posted prior to the event. Please check back later.

– Slots are limited to 32 pilots for 1v1 and 16 teams for 2v2, registration will be first come first served and will close on Thursday April 7th so that we can work out the timetable and the order of play for all the matches, which will be released on Friday 8th.

– If you missed the registration, please show up on D-day at 1700 zulu on TeamSpeak and go to the ‘Check in’ Channel to register as a reserve so that you could enter the competition if someone did not show up. (if you are an SA ranked pilot, it could be more difficult for you to enter as a reserve as you would only be allowed to replace pilots that are ranked higher than you to maintain seeding relevant so make sure you grab a seat by registering while slots are still available).

– Both 1v1 and 2v2 will be single elimination tournaments (knock out stages), this means exiting the competition after loosing a match; a 3rd place match will be added to those who have lost in the semi-final stage.

– First round matches for the 1v1 will start on Saturday 9th of April (16th of April for 2v2) at 1700 Zulu time and we will keep going until we have a winner, event is expected to finish at around 21:30 zulu but of course only those who keep winning and advancing to next stages of the competition have to stay online til the end.


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