AWD #090: Event - Jailbreak - Air
Jailbreak - Air
Summary: With a skinjob infiltrating a prison facility on Picon, the Air Wing has to blast a hole open in the air defenses and keep the Raiders out long enough for the Marines to storm the castle and save the princess from bows- to storm the prison and break out a Raptor ECO. This ECO holds the keys to finding the Baker Bay battlegroup. But things do not always go according to plan, now do they?
Date: 06/04/2013 (OOC Date)
Related Logs: Jailhouse Rock contains the Marine portion of the show.
Holtz Jason Kelsey Kingsbury Maia Myles Phin Phoenix Tavin Ygraine Dropkickst 
Space & Atmo — Picon
Filled with enemy fire.
AWD #90

With the jump clock counting down on the Orion for the final jump back to Picon, every pilot has been called out for this. A simple Priority One message from the skinjob on Picon had request for them to 'Send All Raptors'. So a maximum effort is pulled on faith. Raptor crews are fully loaded, along with Predators lining all four flight decks with every last Viper tube manned.

At 'zero' the Orion completes its final jump and the tubes and decks are lit up with the reflected light of Picon below them. "Launch all aircraft," goes out from Jameson across the radios and the signal goes up to the pilots: Engines to launch revs, the salute is given, and the birds are shot out of the tubes. Above them, the Predators and Raptors lumber off the deck and accelerate quickly off the decks and begin their descent towards the planet. Once the craft are clear, Orion jumps away as planned while everyone descends towards the prison facility. DRADIS activity kicks up quickly as distant Raiders pick up the approach of the mass of colonial craft. Far below, more warnings go off to short-range SAMs and gun systems light up. Its slow coming, though. The Cylons appear to have been caught with their steel pants down.

Raptors carry the Marine assault team in.

Predators to the air defense sites.

Vipers keep the Raiders off everyone.

The Raptors slow their descent to allow the screen time to work.

Holtz's Viper is one of the first out of the tubes when Jameson gives the call. He mutters a silent prayer as the catapult throws him into space, and he immediately turns his nose down and burns towards the planet at full throttle. He allows himself a moment to gaze at the beauty of the planet against the black of space; it's back to business, though, when he hears his console beep and the first red blips of enemy craft start appearing on his DRADIS display.

Phin is loosed into space, and aimed toward Picon, taking his place on Holtz's wing. He's flown with the older pilot enough times that forming up is getting to be old hat, even if this is a bigger dance than usual. He makes a few instrument adjustments as he prepares to hit atmosphere.

"Alright, Major, this is a neck of the woods I've flown before, but we ain't never gotten this close to the prison camp. Spree had it pretty frakkin' off-limits. So get ready for lots of flak, lots of missiles and lots of tin cans." Tavin says as he brings the Predator up to the launch deck and there's the lurch as the craft is flung forward and Tavin keeps his hands off the controls until they are free of the hangar, and then he reaches to take the stick. "And away we go."

Bringing the Predator into position, Jason looks around outside the cockpit now, shaking his head a little bit to himself. "Another lovely day," he remarks, without putting much enthusiasm into it. Starting to move the Predator with the others, keeping silent for now. Not even his usual quiet singing, it would seem.

"Just keep us flying, and I'll see what I can do to keep those AA guns from coming after us.

Team Blonde is flying good to go, targets locked on and so far, thanks to the Vipers, there's nothing locked on their six. Ready to hit hard and heavy, Maia comments to the ECO, "Hopefully it's get in, out and done. You're amazing, Milkshake, let's toast 'em." Having every confidence on Ygraine.

Holtz' lips are twisted in a silent sneer as he notes one Raider in particular bearing down on him. He returns the favor, gunning the throttle as he moves in for a shot. His silvery Mark VII knifes through the atmosphere as he closes the range, the Raider growing larger and larger in his sights before he finally takes the shot.

"Ditto, Centerfold, but don't get too lovey-dovey on me now," Ygraine cackles as she works through her missile prep. "Save it for when we're on deck and th'menfolk can appreciate it."

Phin breaks off some from Holtz, but only to take a different angle at the Raider on his tail. He locks his cannons on. Best he can, at least.

Phoenix frowns himself when he notices a Raider following, he quickly begins to put out jamming signals towards the robot.

<COMBAT> Raider3 attacks Tavin with KEW and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Raider1 attacks Holtz with KEW - Critical wound to Controls (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Forge1 passes.
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 passes.
<COMBAT> Raider2 attacks Jason with KEW but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Forge3 passes.
<COMBAT> Forge2 passes.
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Forge2 with Missile Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Tavin takes careful aim at Forge3.
<COMBAT> Phoenix attacks Forge3 with Missile AP - Critical wound to Body.
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Raider1 with KEW - Moderate wound to Cockpit.
<COMBAT> Myles attacks Forge1 with Missile AP - Critical wound to Body.
<COMBAT> Maia attacks Forge2 with Missile Ap - Critical wound to Body.
<COMBAT> Kingsbury attacks Forge3 with Missile AP - Critical wound to Body.
<COMBAT> Kelsey takes careful aim at Forge1.
<COMBAT> Jason takes careful aim at Forge3.
<COMBAT> Holtz attacks Raider1 with KEW - Light wound to Body.
<COMBAT> Dropkick has started a new turn. Pose and choose your action.

<COMBAT> Aa Battery-6798t has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Forge1 has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Aa Battery-9740y has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Forge2 has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Aa Battery-5712g has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Forge3 has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Viper-1078e has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Holtz has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Raider-0549w has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Raider1 has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Forge4 has joined the combat as a Pilot in AA Battery-5552G on team 2. (Dropkick)

<COMBAT> Forge5 has joined the combat as a Pilot in AA Battery-4255J on team 2. (Dropkick)

<COMBAT> Holtz spends a luck point to keep fighting!

"Hold on to yer balls, Major, we have incoming." Tavin announces over the inner-comm as he grabs the stick, pushing the craft hard towards the deck as one of the raiders that's tried to bounce them starts streaming down fire. The pilot moves the stick hard, trying to keep the flight steady as the rounds slam into the ground below them. "Linin ya up for the shot on forward Forge, sir." he announces as he lines up the AA missile system for Phoenix to launch missiles at. "Arming bombs." With that, he flips the arming switches and brings up the targetting retciles.

Myles take a deep sigh, closing his eyes as sets the gear to target at the enemy Forge. The Ensign does not seem to be much comfortable with the Predator interior, he scowls as the missile flies towards the opponent and only then there is a slightly sign of relief.

Kingsbury, on the other hand, is silent but content in his role on the Predator. He uses the missle controls with ease.

[Into the Wireless] Tavin says, "Good shot, Major! Gonna blind drop our load on that mass of Centurions up ahead."

"Frak!" Milkshake declares, "I swear, I'm gonna frakkin' hit somethin' with these frakkin' missiles!" Despite her loud and angry reaction to her miss, she continues to work her console efficiently.

Holtz twists and banks through the air as he bears down on his target; the Raider disappears in a flash of flame as Holtz and Phin's combined fire rips it apart. Holtz himself gets a nasty parting gift, though; the Raider gets a shot off before it dies, which impales Holtz's Viper amidships. It's not enough to blow him up, but as he tries to maneuver to find another target, he finds that the controls barely respond to his touch.

[Into the Wireless] Holtz says, "Frak! I'm hit!"

[Into the Wireless] Phin says, "Storm, Dolly. No shit, man. You still flyable?"

"I thought you liked when I talked dirty to you," Maia teases her ECO, just making light of it until they make their pass and strike hard. There's no celebration as the alerts go off that there's a lock on them, and Maia locks on her own target. "Hold on tight, we're in it to win it." Hearing the cursing, she grins, but it fades right off after hearing that Storm was hit. "There's a Raptor near," she attempts to console Ygraine in advance.

[Into the Wireless] Phoenix says, "Hit him good and hard. Lets clear this area up for the marines. Let them dance through fields of oil-soaked flowers"

Bringing the Predator in, and ignoring any incoming fire, Jason nods a bit as he sees the Forge he was aiming for go up in fire. Turning around the craft to aim for one of the other forges, he stays just as silent as before. Seems that talking is not on his list of things to do today.

[Into the Wireless] Holtz says, "Controls're frakked six ways to hell. Good for now, though. Keep those bastards off my ass, would you?"

Kingsbury isn't interested in talking either, so he works well with Stand-Up today.

Phin at least manages to line up a square shot to that Raider's cockpit, which combined with Holtz's fire is enough to bring it down. Not before it gives his lead a fairly nasty parting gift, though. He splits off from the debris, trailing Holtz's Viper close until the man responds over the comms, then breaking off to spread out the cover fire for the Preds.

[Into the Wireless] Phin says, "Storm, Dolly. Copy that. Always do my best. Holler if it gets any worse."

Myles doesn't have much time to celebrate the hit, he moves to target a second Forge, his eyes moving briefly towards the DRADIS before the Missile is launched.

<COMBAT> Raider4 attacks Jason with KEW and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Forge5 takes careful aim at Kelsey.
<COMBAT> Forge4 takes careful aim at Jason.
<COMBAT> Centgrp3 fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Centgrp3 attacks Tavin with LMG Tripod - ARMOR on Body stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Centgrp3 attacks Tavin with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp3 attacks Tavin with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp3 attacks Kelsey with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp3 attacks Kelsey with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp3 attacks Kelsey with LMG Tripod but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp3 attacks Jason with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod - ARMOR on Nose stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod - ARMOR on Controls stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Tavin with LMG Tripod but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Tavin with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Tavin with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Kelsey with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Jason with LMG Tripod - ARMOR on Body stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Jason with LMG Tripod - ARMOR on Body stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Jason with LMG Tripod - Moderate wound to Weapon.
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod - ARMOR on Nose stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Tavin with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Raider3 attacks Kelsey with KEW - Serious wound to Nose (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Raider2 attacks Maia with KEW but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Forge4 with Missile Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Tavin attacks Centgrp1 with Bomb Racks and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Phoenix attacks Forge4 with Missile AP - Critical wound to Body.
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Raider3 with KEW - NEAR MISS!
<COMBAT> Myles attacks Forge4 with Missile AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Maia attacks Forge5 with Missile Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Kingsbury attacks Forge5 with Missile AP and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Kelsey attacks Centgrp1 with Bomb Racks and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Jason takes careful aim at Forge5.
<COMBAT> Holtz attacks Raider2 with KEW - Light wound to Right Wing.
<COMBAT> Dropkick has started a new turn. Pose and choose your action.

<COMBAT> Aa Battery-5552g has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Forge4 has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Raider-3952 has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Raider2 has been KO'd!

"Major, I'm starting to think yer my new good luck charm." Tavin comms over as he manuveurs the Predator at treetop level through the throngs of machinegun fire that lances up towards them. As he depresses the trigger, he already knows it's two soon. "Bombs away, frak!" he mutters, but watches the track of Phoenix's missiles as they slam into another Forge, devastating it. "Splash two, Major." he says with a small and tight grin as he arms a new bomb rack and starts taking aim.

Phoenix begins to find a new target, another Forge in his sights, he continues to aim and then- woosh. His missile flies off. It strikes the forge *hard*. "Just like hunting deer." he says, with a nod as the missile strikes hard. "Wait for the right minute, and let fly."

[Into the Wireless] Phin says, "Storm, Dolly. You've got another bandit on you. Moving to engage. Recommend you go evasive, much as you can manage."

[Into the Wireless] Ygraine says, "Stand-Up, Milkshake. You keep hammering that Forge and we'll start mop up on those Tripods."

[Into the Wireless] Holtz says, "I see 'im. Frak, this thing is handlin' like a drunk whale."

Phin's fire at the Raider after Kelsey's Pred is close, but not close enough. The enemy craft turns its attention to Phin, but he tries to lose it rather than target it, his own aim zeroing in on the Raider after Holtz.

[Into the Wireless] Phoenix says, "Got your back, Storm. I'll do what I can to keep him from getting a target lock."

Drunk whale or not, Holtz is still able to keep with a second Raider long enough to score a killing hit. He does his best to maneuver out of his newest attacker's line of fire while targeting the Raider angling for his wingman.

[Into the Wireless] Holtz says, "Shit. Dolly, Storm. One goin' for ya. You get mine and I'll get yours."

Ygraine replies tersely, "I'll worry about Storm when it's time t'worry 'bout Storm. Shit, I can't hit the broadside of a frakkin' barn t'day. I'm gonna keep goin' til I run out and switch to suppress."

[Into the Wireless] Phin says, "Storm, Dolly. Copy that. Let's do like we do."

Even though the armor is taking a hit, the Raptorettes seem to be holding their own. But missing her target makes a disgruntled Maia and on the next pass, she doesn't have a clear shot on the same target so she switches it up, locking on the group that Ygraine mentions on the com. "Beautiful.. Light it up."

SETPOSE:
As the dogfight above gets messy, the ground is chewed apart by the combination of bombs and missiles cutting across the sky. Fountains of dirt and metal debris fly everywhere as the SAMs are slowly chewed to bits. As the air defenses thin out around the blocky two-story prison facility, the Raptors begin their descent on the facility. Dozens of them come in on a trail, the lead five Raptors spreading out into a line. Doorgunners lean out and begin yammering away on the Centurions within the compound. Then there is a heavy humming sound over the comms as the Raptor's miniguns open fire and begin chewing a landing zone apart.

[Into the Wireless] Ygraine says, "Stand-Up, Milkshake! Sing out, do you copy?"

Predator shaking very briefly from the fire hitting it, but Jason keeps the craft on course for the Forge now. Seeing it still in place, he nods a bit at the words over the comm, readying himself to drop the bomb on the thing now. Glancing around for a few moments to see where the others are now.

[Into the Wireless] Jason says, "Milkshake, Stand-up. On it."

A second scowl forms on the face of Myles as the Predator gets hit, "I will try to suppress them, Squire, just make sure we keep flying away from their fire." He says, trying to sound confident as the ECO adjusts the ship equipment.

<COMBAT> Raider4 attacks Holtz with KEW - Serious wound to Body (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Raider3 attacks Phin with KEW - Light wound to Body (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod - ARMOR on Body stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Tavin with LMG Tripod but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Tavin with LMG Tripod but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Tavin with LMG Tripod but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Kelsey with LMG Tripod but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp2 attacks Kelsey with LMG Tripod but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Jason with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Jason with LMG Tripod - ARMOR on Body stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Jason with LMG Tripod but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Maia with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Tavin with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp1 attacks Tavin with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Forge5 uses a MISSILE AA!
<COMBAT> EXPLOSION! Far From Predator-3622p - Moderate wound to Body (Reduced by Armor).
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Predator-3622p - ARMOR on Right Wing stops the attack!
<COMBAT> SHRAPNEL! Predator-3622p - ARMOR on Left Wing stops the attack!
<COMBAT> Centgrp3 fires fullauto!
<COMBAT> Centgrp3 attacks Tavin with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp3 attacks Tavin with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp3 attacks Tavin with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp3 attacks Kelsey with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp3 attacks Kelsey with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp3 attacks Kelsey with LMG Tripod but MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp3 attacks Jason with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Centgrp3 attacks Jason with LMG Tripod and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Ygraine attacks Centgrp1 with Missile Ap - Critical wound to Left Hand.
<COMBAT> Tavin attacks Centgrp1 with 20mm Minigun - Moderate wound to Chest.
<COMBAT> Phoenix suppresses Raider4 with ECM. <successful>
<COMBAT> Phin attacks Raider4 with KEW - Serious wound to Weapon.
<COMBAT> Myles suppresses Forge5 with ECM. <unsuccessful>
<COMBAT> Maia attacks Centgrp1 with Missile Ap and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Kingsbury suppresses Forge5 with Ecm. <successful>
<COMBAT> Kelsey passes.
<COMBAT> Jason attacks Forge5 with Bomb Racks and MISSES!
<COMBAT> Holtz attacks Raider3 with KEW - Moderate wound to Left Wing.
<COMBAT> Dropkick has started a new turn. Pose and choose your action.

<COMBAT> Centgrp1 has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Viper-1078e has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Holtz has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Viper-8666s has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Phin has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Raider-3455c has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Raider3 has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Raider-2840f has been KO'd!
<COMBAT> Raider4 has been KO'd!

<COMBAT> Phin spends a luck point to keep fighting!

SETPOSE:
The Raptors are just touching down, the Centurions beginning to turn towards the prison en masse and charge that direction, firing. Most of their gunfire prangs helplessly off the Raptors' armor or the concrete of the building. Other rounds chew dirt. The lead Raptor, settling, yaws its nose and 20mm belches out, mowing down a huge line of Centurions like a laser cutting across the terrain. In the distance, behind the Centurions, trees shred and topple over.

Almost forty Raptors, the overwhelming majority empty except for flight crews, settle into the tall grass of the compound and blow it flat under their exhaust. Doors open and from a few the Marine fireteams pour out and start taking up positions. The front doors to the prison are flung open and out pour people like the floodgates to a dam.

BEE- comes across the threat warning receivers. Its something trying to power on and its not close.

BEEP BEEP BEEP comes back at full power as a Saber site comes up and online. Looking off into the distance towards the position, there's already a SAM in the air. A dirty brown exhaust trail screams towards Holtz's Viper at close to four times the speed of sound. There's not even time for a warning. Three? Maybe four seconds? The missile's IR sensor feels it pass just behind Holtz's Viper and it explodes, shrapnel ripping apart his engines and turning the fuel tanks in the wings into sheets of flame.

Flipping the switch to mini-guns, Tavin opens fire on the centurion group right in front of their Predator, strafing it as the guns churn out bullet after bullet into the mass of soldiers as he starts to walk them towards the Forge system. As he hears that chrip, and winces. "Ah, frak. That's the big boy!" he calls out. "Keeping us steady, sir!"

[Into the Wireless] Phin says, "Storm! Dolly! Sound off! Sound off, man, c'mon! Flight Raptors, ready for eject on Storm's coordinates."

[Into the Wireless] Phoenix says, "Shit. That's a Saber- listen up, fall back. Vipers and Predators fall back to the safety zone. That's a retreat order. Raptors, you must jump from the ground to the point detailed during briefing. Predators and Vipers fall back, repeat, fall back."

Even if Holtz's Viper was in perfect shape, evading the Saber missile would be a tough feat. As it stands, he doesn't have a chance. Every warning light in the cockpit suddenly starts going off at once as the missle turns his fighter's back end into shredded scrap, his head slamming against the side of the cockpit at the horrendous force of the impact. The remnants of the Viper settle into a spin and begin to plummet; the dazed Holtz grits his teeth, fighting the g-forces as he reaches for the ejection handle.

Or Phin is praying they should be ready for eject, at least. He veers away from the debris of blasted Raiders - and perhaps some of it from Holtz's Viper as well. He does a circling pass over its remains, reluctant to retreat without some sign Storm isn't DOA.

[Into the Wireless] A long stream of static sounds over the com. "*craaaaackle* — ecti — *buzz, whine* — ome! — *crackle*"

[Into the Wireless] Phoenix says, "Again, this is Major Straton ordering a retreat of all predator and viper pilots to the extraction point. Raptor crews, we have a man down on the surface of the planet, Storm, if you're still out there and able to do so try to make your way to the prison and one of those birds."

[Into the Wireless] Tavin says, "Throwback, breakin contact, sir."

Phoenix just frowns, as he watches all this going down. "We can't beat that Saber. Any of us in the air will be lit up, just like Holtz."

"S'okay, he'll eject." Ygraine's muttering under her breath. Her hands are flying over her console, her eyes focused on her monitors and she refuses to tear her eyes away. "He'll eject." She sits back then, and hits the side of the console with her hand, hard.

[Into the Wireless] Phin says, "Straton, Dolly. Copy that."

"I've seen that thing tear up whole flights, sir, I get it." Tavin tries to reassure Phoenix as he turns off the targetting reticle and goes into evasive action as he streaks back towards Orion.

Doing a wide turn after his bombs miss its target, Jason frowns a bit as he hears what being said, and seeing how Holtz's Viper got treated. Slamming a fist into the side of the cockpit, as he flies back as ordered, not saying anything over the comms for the moment. Slamming that fist into the side of the cockpit a few more times on the way.

Phin veers to follow the retreat, at Phoenix repeat his order, murmuring a prayer under his breath.

Kingsbury just watches his console, doing what he does best. He is silent, stoic, breathless.

All ready to lock on, Maia has a determined set to her jaw until she sees the trail. Confused for all of a second, she sees the explosion at ten o'clock. Flinching, she grits her teeth, still prepared to hit the target when the command comes over the com. Reluctantly she pulls back and makes the retreat. Quietly she glances towards Ygraine. "He'll eject." Joining the mantra with her, for Milkshake's sake.

There's no way Holtz's Viper is pulling out of that spin, not with its whole back end missing. It continues to plunge towards the ground, spinning faster and faster. As strong as he is, it takes a long moment for him to finally get his hand around the ejection handle, but finally he manages it; the cockpit canopy falls away from the ruined fighter, and his ejection seat follows a moment later. The thrusters carry him up a short distance before gravity intervenes and pulls him back down; for the first time, a chill of fear runs down his spine before, after what feels like an eternity, his 'chute pops, immediately beginning to slow his descent.

With everyone evacuating the area, down below the Raptor's LZ is already getting hot. Marines are returning fire and grenade explosions roll across the enemy lines. The prison's front doors just keep emptying with people running like ants for the Raptors, the craft easily going to be overloaded beyond capacity. Nobody seems ot be want to left behind. The Saber fires off a a salvo of missiles towards the departing craft, but the Vipers and Predators departing the area at max power are going to outpace them. The distance is just too far. Above them, the Orion's DRADIS signal returns to take everyone back on before departing once more. The Raptors will have to make it home like usual.

"Ya heard th'CAG. We need t'pull outta here." Ygraine's jaw is set.

"Did ya see a chute?" Tavin finally thinks to ask as he throttles the Predator hard, racing back towards the nest on Orion as fast as the bird will get them there.

"I think I did. Hopefully, Holtz isn't too badly injured and can make his way to those Raptors." The CAG says to his pilot, "Still… I hate losing birds, and I hate losing pilots. Hopefully, he'll be on board soon." Phoenix breaths slowly, quietly. "No intelligence on that saber." he says, "We'll have to see what we can do about those, in the future."

[Into the Wireless] Tavin says, "Milkshake, Throwback - Straton says he thinks he saw a chute. Over."

[Into the Wireless] Ygraine says, "Throwback, Milkshake. Copy that. He'll be fine. He's a tough frakker."

Phin breathes a sigh of relief, albeit a small one, as Tavin sends that bit about the shoot over the com. He focuses on keeping his Viper in formation with the Preds, and flying away home. He does shoot a look over his shoulder at Picon along the way.

[Into the Wireless] Tavin says, "Milkshake, Throwback." Small laugh. "Our own version of 'Bad Dog', huh?"

Myles let a sigh escape from his mouth as they make the way towards Orion. The ensign closes his eyes for a moment, seeming to be now in a much more calm state.

Kingsbury lets out a soft exhale. "Good," he says, his first word all mission. He offers a silent prayer to the Lords for Holtz anyway, though.

He's still keeping quiet as he brings the Predator back towards home. Seems like it's the quiet day for Jason at the moment, doesn't it? At least he's taken a break in punching the ship itself. There's no prayers or anything from him at the moment, it would seem.

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