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The Minotaur

The Minotaurs pride themselves as being the most guerrilla warfare minded squadron in the fleet. Minotaurs are famous for using asteroid fields for cover fire and ambush points for Cylon raiders. We strike fast, we strike hard and then fade away. To try to hunt the the Hunters is an exercise in futility. We are the best. You are now in the maze, find your way out.

The Minotaur (Ancient Greek )

Here is a little history about the Minotaur:

The Minotaur (Ancient GreekΜῑνώταυρος [miːnɔ̌ːtau̯ros]LatinMinotaurusEtruscan Θevrumineś), was a creature with the head of a bull on the body of a manor, as described by Roman poet Ovid, "part man and part bull". He dwelt at the center of the Cretan Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like constructiondesigned by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus, on the command of King Minos of Crete

Squadron Leader:  VACANT

Website: http://www.battlestarraven-bfc-002.com/the-minotaur-viper-squadron
Location: Battlestar Raven
Members: 12
Latest Activity: Aug 16

WHO AMONGST YOU consider yourself the Best of the Best and wants to earn your place amongst the legendary pilots in the Colonial Fleet?  Who wants to earn the distinction of being called THE TOP GUN and cement your legacy as part of the Elite Group of Pilots.  Then step right up and take your Viper and Raptor test.

THIS IS HOW IT WILL GO:

 

Any one who would like to fly a Viper and join this group must first download the Viper Training Manual and complete the multiple choice test at the end:

 

http://www.battlestarraven-bfc-002.com/apps/documents/

 

Upon completion of the test, submit your answers to Admiral Rivera by E-mail at this address: cag_vf84@yahoo.com Admiral Rivera will grade your test and E-mail your score to you in a couple days.

 

AIM HIGH!  Aim for a perfect score for yourself because you know you can do it.

 

 

Why would I want to join the Minotaur?

 

One of the things that makes the Minotaur special is the fact that we are taking the forethought and the idea of role-playing the idea of being something more that just the standard Mark II or Mark VII Viper Jocks. We are looking as a squadron to be outfitted not only with a cache of Viper Mark VII but with the Viper Mark III as well. The tactics that the Minotaur employ uses the Mark VII fighter as a bait and chase fighter to make the Cylon Raiders come to the battlefield of choice for the squadron. Once the Chase fighters pass through the kill zone the Mark III's swoop in with the heavy armament and dispatch the Raiders as quickly as possible.


The thoughts that the squadron has come up with is to have our deck crew and our quartermasters acquire us not only the heavier amored Viper Mark III but we have fitted these Mark III' s with high speed mini-gun cannons. We have fitted these weapons in the nose cone of the Mark III. This does not affect the stability of the fighter. What it does is not only allow the pilot to use the regular cannons mounted on the side of the Viper but it allows a heavy burst of firepower to take out any Heavy Raiders that may appear in the engagement. If we are in full ambush mode the normal Cylon Raiders are turned into space dust in less than 30 seconds of sustained Mini-Gun fire.
 
 
The main reason for the configuration of the squadron is to immolate the current 51st Operations Group which houses both the 25th and 36th Fighter Squadron of the United States Air Force. The reason I chose this Group is to one, find a squadron that is still using the A-10 Thunderbolt which is being used by the 25th upon which we are basing the Mark III Viper on. The 36th are using F-16 Falcons which are one of the fastest fighters in service to the Air Force at this time (The Joint Strike Figher not withstanding). The second reason was to find a Squadron symbol of the "past" that was not a Flying Tiger. As such the tail wing of our Mark III and Mark VII Vipers are painted in a Checkered pattern in Red and Black to be our own version of the tail wing that is displayed by these Warriors.

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Minotaur Tactics Discussion

Started by Jeff "Gambit" Phillips. Last reply by Jeff "Gambit" Phillips Feb 26, 2013. 1 Reply

While I have been watching the Old Series and seeing a lot of combat scenes within the fleet. This is the kind of fighting that the Minotaur Squadron should specialize in. One of the things that I…Continue

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Comment by Col. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on August 16, 2014 at 3:55pm

UPDATE FOR OUTPOST 281:

Minotaur Section Five Will Fly Escort For The Raven Marine Contingent Going Planet Side.

Comment by Col. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on May 19, 2014 at 6:44am

ATTENTION!

By Order Of The Commander: In Honor Of The Close Friend Of Squadron Commander Jeff 'Gambit' Phillips

                  Dan 'Kazado' Moore,Who Lost His Life To Brain Cancer, Recently, Squadron Will Fly 'Missing Man' Formation Today; In addition, Kazado Will Be Added To The Squadron Roster As A Honorary Pilot.

   May The Lords Of Kobol Grant Them Both Peace; So Say We All!

                                                                                    Leonidas,CAG

Comment by Col. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on May 23, 2013 at 4:48am

I Extend Congratulations To LT.jg Phillips On achieving TOP GUN Status; Well Done,So say we All!

                                               Leonidas,CAG

Comment by Col. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on May 21, 2013 at 2:51pm

ATTENTION! RAVEN ENTERING GALACTICON SPACE;ALL SQUADRONS TO BE ON ALERT TEN.

                                    CAG

Comment by Shane "Ogre" Coble on April 27, 2013 at 10:15pm
Roger, StarCat and I are gonna make sure you get back with that report, cone Hades or High water! Now Let's get back to the Raven ASAFP!
Comment by Col. Keith "Leonidas" Ranson on April 27, 2013 at 8:39pm

"Raptor 336:We Have Him,Ogre; Let's Get The Hell Back to the Ship"

Comment by Shane "Ogre" Coble on April 27, 2013 at 8:33pm
Clear... raptormdo you have anything on dradis? Vipers have nothing yet.
Comment by Tifany "StarCat" Oslin on April 27, 2013 at 3:28pm
Looks clear on my side, how's things over there ogre?
Comment by Shane "Ogre" Coble on April 27, 2013 at 2:41pm
Ogre has Port , StarCat take Statboard of Raptor 336. Ogre Out!
Comment by Jeff "Gambit" Phillips on April 27, 2013 at 2:28pm

CAG, Minotaur acknowledges Vipers in the Air

 

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