[OPORD] Operation Panther (1969), Va Cang Ridge - UNITAF - Arma 3 MILSIM

Operation Panther (1969), Va Cang Ridge

United Task Force
UNITAF Forces Vietnam
Lt Gen Chad P. Franks
MacDill Air Force Base Tampa, U.S.



Background Information
After the successfull clearing of the Phok Ham area, central command has identified a possible location of NVA high command, troop concentrations and munitions caches. UNITAF ground forces are to insert via helicopter, using the cover of dawn to reach the AO. Together with AirCav CAS they are to search & destroy any enemy assets within the AO and to capture or kill the HVT.

Friendly Forces
Friendly forces consist of an infantry assault squad and a special forces pathfinder team. Air cavalry has a Cobra, UH-8 Heavy Hogs, UH-8 Gunships, and UH-8 Iriquois available.

Supporting Assets
MSS Leghorn is a friendly rotary service station to the south of the AO.

Enemy Forces
Enemy forces consist of the 5th NVA army, infantry, lightly armoured vehicles and emplacements can be expected. The NVA will also have mined/boobytrapped the jungle and several helicopters have been seen in the area.


Take and destroy the enemy encampments on hill 451. The hill is covered in a thick canopy, visibility for the Air Cav will be minimal. Infantry forces will go in to mark objectives with smoke, for the Air Support to take out.

Majority of the enemy presence on hill 451 and the surrounding area is removed. If possible NVA high command should be captured or killed.


Commander's Intent
The purpose of this mission is to assault Va Cang ridge under the initial cover of stealth in order to capture an enemy commander, and clear the ridge of NVA presence.

Tasks and Sequencing
Tasking Identification OBJ-Snake- NVA base on top of Va Cang ridge, suspected enemy commander contained herein. OBJ-Emu- Markers E-1 through E-6 are Artillery emplacements which must be dismantled. OBJ-Otter- Small hamlet the NVA are using as barracks, with suspected defence line immediately to the South along a chokepoint. OBJ-Badger- Second hamlet further garrisoned by the NVA. OBJ-Crane- Various compounds and buildings numbered and to be investigated/ cleared. LZ Identification LZ Hawaii- Primary Infil LZ North-East of the AO LZ Alaska- Secondary Infil LZ LZ California- Exfil LZ to the South-West LZ Texas- Exfil LZ to the South LZ New York- Exfil LZ to the South-East Phasing Phase 0 Viking and Berserker transit to LZ-Hawaii (Primarily), North-West of Va Cang Ridge. LZ Alaska to be used should LZ Hawaii present an unsuitable LZ. Phase 1 Under cover of early morning and with stealth in mind, Berserker pathfinding team will push ahead of Viking assault squad and lead the way West then South over the bridge leading up toward OBJ-Snake. Maintaining stealth as long as possible, Berserker cuts a path up the hill and deals with E-1 and E-2. Viking follows as far as E-2, then commits to an assault on OBJ-Snake. Phase 2 Once OBJ-Snake is secure, LOGPAK at Snake then begin to push down the ridge, dismantling NVA defences. Viking will secure down the Western side of the route down the ridge, and Berserker the East. Phase 3 Time permitting, assault on OBJ-Badger and accompanying defences as a platoon. Once Badger is secure OR if time is short, then proceed on toward exfil. Preferred exfil LZs will be Texas as primary and California as secondary, with New York as tertiary should be still be facing heavy contact.


SF team should carry with them everything they need since they will be out of supply once inside the AO. Infantry forces should carry enough targeting and cover smoke. LOGPAK intended to be brought in once OBJ-Snake is complete.

In accordance with SOP

Rules of Engagement
In accordance with SOP

Fire Support Plan
In accordance with SOP

Close Air Support
Air cavalry has UH-8 Heavy Hogs, UH-8 Gunships, and UH-8 Iriquois available. A makeshift rearming point has been created on the slopes of MSS Leghorn.


Communications Plan
Callsign Primary Frequency Superior Frequency ACTUAL
WARLOCK 9 45mHz 37mHz SPC Mattjamco Platoon Leader
VIKING 1 250mHz 40mHz SP2 Chelmy (Ret.) Squad Leader
VIKING 1-1 251mHz 250mHz SP2 Sean Fireteam Leader
VIKING 1-2 252mHz 250mHz SP2 Nico Junior Team Leader
BERSERKER 3 270mHz 40mHz 2Lt Zuka SF Commander
BLACKSMITH 4 70mHz 43mHz Sgt Hrusi Logistics Support Chief
CROSSROAD H 87mHz 37mHz SP3 Scape Senior Game Master
In accordance with SOP


TEAMSPEAK IP: ops.unitedtaskforce.net
GAME SERVER IP (Direct Connect): ops.unitedtaskforce.net
GAME SERVER PASSWORD: issued on Discord


FORM UP: 1800hrs UTC
STEP OFF: 1825hrs UTC
END-EX: 2000-2100hrs UTC APPROX
All are GMT/UTC


Equipment Checklist
The following combined equipment list is issued as part of approved kit lists and across relevant personnel.

Qty Item Weight
Primary weapons
10x M16A1 36kg
2x M63A Commando 10kg
1x XM177E2 (XM148) 4kg
1x M16A1 (Camo) 4kg
1x M14 (Camo) 5kg
2x M3A1 Grease Gun 4kg
1x XM177E1 3kg

2x vn_b_pack_trp_04_02 Warning 0kg
1x vn_b_pack_lw_05 Warning 0kg
2x vn_b_pack_lw_02 Warning 0kg
1x vn_b_pack_trp_03_02 Warning 0kg
5x vn_b_pack_03 Warning 0kg
3x vn_b_pack_04 Warning 0kg
6x vn_b_pack_03_02 Warning 0kg
1x vn_b_pack_prc77_01 Warning 0kg

66x 20Rnd. M16 Mag 21kg
4x M406 40mm HE 1kg
1x Grenade M61 (Frag) 0kg
6x M18 Smoke Grenade (Blue) 1kg
14x M18 Smoke Grenade (Red) 3kg
11x 20Rnd. M16 Mag (Tracer) 3kg
4x M682 40mm Smoke R 1kg
2x M381 40mm HE 0kg
2x M680 40mm Smoke W 0kg
16x 7Rnd. M1911 Mag 4kg
16x 150Rnd. M63A Drum 29kg
10x Grenade M67 (Frag) 3kg
3x Rocket M72 HEAT 1kg
7x M83 Smoke Grenade (White) 1kg
10x 30Rnd. M16 Mag 4kg
8x Grenade V40 (Frag) 2kg
11x 20Rnd. M16 Mag (Dual) 7kg
1x 20Rnd. M14 Mag 1kg
2x 10Rnd. M14 Mag (Tracer) 1kg
2x 30Rnd. M3A1 Mag 1kg
2x Mine M15 Anti-Tank 3kg
6x 6Rnd. .38 revolver 2kg

Secondary weapons
5x M79 40mm GL (sawn-off) 7kg
6x M1911 6kg
2x Machete 0kg
6x .38 Revolver 10kg

9x BDU MACV 2 (Olive) 29kg
3x BDU MACV 5 (Olive/ field) 10kg
1x BDU SOG 2 (Spray/black) 4kg
1x BDU SOG 2 (Spray) 4kg
1x BDU SOG 2 (Tiger/ black) 4kg
2x BDU MACV 6 (Tiger) 5kg
1x BDU SOG 1 (Spray) 4kg
6x K2B US Army Heli Crew 19kg
4x BDU MACV 6 (ERDL/brown) 11kg

Body armor
1x Vest - Army (Officer) 1kg
4x Vest - Army (Rifleman 01) 5kg
3x Vest - Army (Rifleman 02) 4kg
2x Vest - SAS (Grenadier) 4kg
2x Vest - Army (MG) 2kg
2x Vest - SOG (Scout) 4kg
1x Vest - SOG (MG) 2kg
2x Vest - SOG (Demolitions) 4kg
1x Vest - SOG (One-One RTO) 2kg
6x Vest - Aircrew 5kg
4x Vest - Army (Sentry) 3kg

9x Binocular M19 Grey (7x50) 0kg
4x Binocular Mk21 (7x50) 0kg

Other equipment
14x Map 1kg
17x Radio (URC-10) 6kg
28x Compass (US) 3kg
28x Watch (Savage) 3kg
14x Map (US) 1kg
1x Bayonet M7 [M16] 0kg
1x Camo wrap [M14] 0kg
2x Trap Kit 2kg
12x Cable Tie 1kg
8x Splint 1kg

3x M72 LAW 7kg

Muzzle attachments
1x Suppressor [M16] 0kg
1x Optic (M16 4x) 0kg
1x Suppressor [M14/M40] 1kg
1x Optic (M14 3-9x) 0kg
2x Suppressor [M3] 1kg

Total Equipment: 331kg

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