|17th 'Scuffling Seaxes' Squadron|
Modernised SS Logo, designed by Earl Jack.
SS Logo, designed by Earl Jack.
|Active||27 April 2019 – present|
|Fleet Size||8 Personnel
11 Aircraft types
|Squadron Commander (General)||General Jack|
The 17th 'Scuffling Seaxes' Squadron, informally the Scuffling Seaxes or S.S., is a virtual air squadron in the armed forces of Essexia that conducts military operations and training via DCS: World. It is a branch of the Imperial Essexian Navy.
It was founded on the 27th April 2019 by Jack, who had been using the DCS software for a number of months. It has seen four expansions over a period of a year, and continues to operate to this day.
First Expansion (5th May 2019)
In the first expansion phase, Harry and Jacob, both citizens of Essexia, joined the unit. They began as Su-25. Frogfoot pilots until a few months later, when they became qualified Su-33 naval pilots.
Second Expansion (5th July 2019)
A month after the first expansion, Ben H and Summers, also citizens of Essexia, joined the unit. However, they have yet to complete their Su-25T training.
Third Expansion (20th January 2020)
Months after first expressing interest, Emperor Terry joined, but left in mid 2020.
Fourth Expansion (6th April 2020)
Non-Essexians Sunden and Howard were invited to the unit after they had expressed interest. They were quickly qualified in the same aircraft as Earl Jack, and proved to be valuable assets.
A rank system was implemented by Gen. Jack on the 30th April 2020, and is listed below:
|No.||Name||Abbreviation||Role||Current Holders||No. Current Holders|
|1.||Second Lieutenant||2nd. Lt.||Trainees||Isak, Jamie||2|
|2.||First Lieutenant||1st. Lt.||Pilots||Ben, Summers||2|
|5.||Lieutenant Colonel||Lt. Col.||Commanders||None||0|
|Totals||8 Ranks||5 Roles||9 Individuals||9 Individuals|
|General Jack||General||Su-25/Su-25T, Su-27, Su-33, A-10A, F-14B (RIO), F/A-18C, AV-8B, MiG-21, F-5E-3||27/4/19|
|Captain Harrison||Capt.||Su-25/Su-25T, Su-33, F-15C, F-5E-3||5/5/19|
|Captain Jacob||Capt.||Su-25/Su-25T, Su-33, F/A-18C, F-5E-3||5/5/19|
|1st. Lt. Ben||1st. Lt.||Su-25/Su-25T||5/7/19|
|1st. Lt. Summers||1st. Lt.||Su-25/Su-25T||5/7/19|
|Major Sunden||Maj.||Su-25/Su-25T, Su-33, F-14B, F-15C, F/A-18C, F-16, AV-8B||6/4/20|
|Major Howard||Maj.||Su-25/Su-25T, Su-27, Su-33, A-10A, F-15C, F-16||6/4/20|
|2nd. Lt. Isak||2nd. Lt.||Su-25/Su-25T, AJS37||26/12/20|
|Su-25T||Ground Attack/Limited Air-to-Air.||9||27/4/19|
|Su-33||Carrier-capable (STOBAR) Air Superiority/Multi-role.||5||2019|
|F/A-18C||Carrier-capable (STOBAR) Multi-role.||3||3/4/20|
|AV-8B||Carrier-capable (STOVL/VTOL) Ground Attack/Multi-role.||2||6/4/20|
|F-14B||Carrier-capable (STOBAR) Interceptor/Multi-role.||2||21/5/20|
|A-10A||Turbojet attack aircraft.||2||26/5/20|
|AJS37||Supersonic multirole attack||1||5/1/21|
Note: Underlined names denotes the individual that designed the operation.
Date: 13th April 2020
Participants: Jack, Harrison, Jacob and Sundin.
Belligerents: BLUE = USAF (SS) v RED = Hostlie Russian/Chinese forces.
Seaxes departed from three captured air ports in the South East Caucasus, travelling through a valley. They neutralised multiple enemy radars, SAM sites and AAA emplacements, before engaging enemy forces on the South West Caucasus coast. No enemy forces were engaged in air-to-air combat, therefore the use of an F-15C was pointless. However, the use of two A/G F/A-18Cs and one SEAD F/A-18C was still effective, and crucial to the success of the mission. One F/A-18C was lost.
Georgian Civil War
Date: 14th April 2020
Participants: Jack, Harrison, Jacob, Sundin and Howard
Belligerents: BLUE = USAF/USN (SS) v RED = Georgian Armed Forces.
Seaxes departed from Aircraft Carrier and Batumi, and headed for Kobuleti. Two F/A-18Cs and one F-16C performed ground strikes on Kobuleti airport and nearby targets, whilst two F-15Cs performed combat air patrols over the area. Ground and air targets were neutralised, and all aircraft (Minus one F-15C and one F/A-18C) landed. Two F-16Cs, three F-15Cs and one F/A-18C were lost during the mission.
Date: 10th January 2021
Participants: Jack, Harrison, Jacob, Sundin, Howard and Isak
Belligerents: BLUE = USAF/SAF (SS) v RED = Russia
Seaxes departed from Gudauta Airport on the coast of the Caucasus region, and proceeded to engage in air-to-air and air-to-ground combat to the South-East. All designated ground targets, and most hostile air assets, were destroyed and the Seaxes returned to Guadauta. Mission was considered a complete success. At least 4 AJS-37 Viggens, 2 F/16C Vipers and 6 F-5E-3 Tigers were lost.
Date: 7th February 2021
Participants: Jack, Harrison, Jacob, Sundin and Isak
Belligerents: BLUE = USAF (SS) v RED = Russia