New Command scenario: Top Gun

February 11, 2014 · Posted in Command 

Database – DB3000
Author – Cassio Murilo, CassioM

DATE/TIME: 12 MAY 1986, 03:00 ZULU

The SS Layton was doing intelligence gathering near the Andaman islands on the Bay of Bengal when was suddently attacked by a group of soviet jet fighters based on Burma.

This tension was escalated to a “Crisis Situation” that requests a firm response. The US President stated strong condemnations to the Soviet and Burmese governments and issued orders to US Navy defend and rescue the stricken american ship.

The Battle Group Foxtrot, centered on the nuclear carrier USS Enterprise, is on position to send its Top Gun air group to contain this situation.

The Navy was ordered to send limited waves of fighters to attack the Soviets and cannot send more support. The airlanes on the region have been deviated. Don’t expect to find any civilians airplanes there.


You control only the Maverick’s plane, callsign Voodoo 3. Your wingman Voodoo 1 and the Battle Group are controlled by the AI.

The only planes on the air in this scenario is the two F-14A Tomcats and the six MiG-23 Floggers. No other planes are flying in this scenario, neither the E-2C Hawkeye. Although unrealistic, it was done to replicate the exact conditions of the movie.

The Phoenix missiles were removed and the Sparrows were reducted to emulate the movie’s dogfights.

To improve your defence against the enemies missiles, you can use the ECM. But avoid it to replicate the exact conditions of the combat seen in the movie.

The enemy planes are formed by six soviets MiG-23ML Flogger Gs that represents some kind of limited soviet deployment in southeast asia. The MiG-28 cited on the movie doesn’t exist.

I decided to put limited dogfighting conditons on this scenario. Because on that time, 1986, any serious fire enchange between US and the soviet can lead the world to the brink of WWIII. 🙂 . They don’t talk about WWIII on the movie, they treat this combat like a regional conflict.

Based on the movie Top Gun by Tony Scott. Launched in 12 May 1986.


Hollywood and Wolfman (callsign Voodoo 2) was shot down and ejected safely. Now, Maverick and Merlin (callsign Voodoo 3) are on the air and need to reach Zone 2 at best speed to support Iceman and Slider (callsign Voodoo 1) that are facing a full squadron of MiG-23 Floggers.


Proceed at best speed to Zone 2, marked by reference points, to support Voodoo 1.


F-14A Tomcat (Maverick & Merlin) – Callsign Voodoo 3
Recommended EMCON State – C (Unrestricted Emissions)


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