Alternative Cold War History 1994

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IOF 3 Socutra Scramble

Indian Ocean Fury 3: Socotra Scramble

15 Feb 1994, 0100 Zulu, 0400 Local

US carrier crosses Suez Canal into Red Sea | The Times of Israel

You’re commanding the USS Nimitz CVBG and have been tasked to steam at maximum possible speed north to join 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean. Things are interesting in the Indian Ocean but positively frantic in the Med.

In this scenario you will need to assemble your Battle Group, neutralize several layers of enemy defences, proceed through restricted, hazard laden waters to enter the Red Sea on your journey to the main theater of operations.

Indian Ocean Fury #3 demonstrates the hazards that restricted waters present to large warships as the USS Nimitz and her escorts first strike at the Soviet base on Socotra then transit through the very narrow channel of the Bab al-Mandab. French forces at Djibouti prove critical, as do some key /assets that are only available briefly.

Aircraft Carriers on Twitter: "After sailing 56,000+ nautical miles through the Strait of Gibraltar, Suez Canal and Bab-el Mandeb Strait, @USSHARRYSTRUMAN returned home on June 16. While at sea, #CVN75 successfully maintained