Raven One: Dominant Fury campaign for the F/A-18C Hornet is a prequel for the highly acclaimed Raven One campaign, based on the bestselling novel of the same title. Developed by Baltic Dragon, all the missions were constructed with the active participation of author of the book, Kevin Miller, and Vincent "Jell-O" Aiello, host of the Fighter Pilot Podcast - both retired U.S. Navy Hornet pilots, each with over 3,000 career flight hours and numerous overseas deployments.
The campaign takes place 3 years before the events described in the novel during a deployment to the Eastern Mediterranean and offers a variety of different missions, from training (faithfully recreating real life sorties flown from the deck of the aircraft carriers), through armed patrols and alert launches, to power-projection strikes and CSAR.
The campaign offers:
- Fifteen immersive missions offering over 24 hours of gameplay
- Over 3,400 voiceovers recorded by 89 different voice actors (including Jell-O, Kevin Miller, Ward "Mooch" Carroll, RedKite, Growling Sidewinder, Tricker, Spudknocker, Bel Geode, Casmo, Tactical Pascale and others)
- Approximately 150 custom kneeboard pages, charts and maps
NOTE: this campaign requires DCS Supercarrier module to run.
Before playing the campaign, I wholeheartedly recommend that you pick up Kevin Miller's Raven One book (as well as other two in the series: "Declared Hostile" and "Fight Fight).
Kevin Miller’s unforgettable first novel is filled with flying action and adventure – and also examines the actions of imperfect humans as they follow their own agendas in a disciplined world of unrelenting pressure and danger.
Recommendations from other authors:
As authentic as it gets. Really amazing look at what it takes to be a fighter pilot in the Navy from an author who's been there and done that. PACO CHIERICI, author of "Lions of the Sky"
Naval aviation as it really is. Miller takes the reader into the ready room, into the skies over the Middle East, into the souls of the Hornet pilots in this compelling story. A great debut novel. ROBERT GANDT, author of "Bogeys and Bandits" and "The President's Pilot"