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    A bit of Sunday practise with INS ordnance, here's how to drop GBU 31 & 38 JDAM's.

    A key thing to remember is making sure the EGI INS is aligned properly on startup before pressing the NAV button on the CDU. It takes around 4 minutes and should have 4.0.0.8 in the T field like this:



    Enable the Master Arm, Laser and TGP. Then switch the left MFCD to DSMS, right MFCD to TGP.



    Press OSB 1 (top left button) on the left MFCD to enter the Profiles screen, use OSB 19 to scroll down to the GBU-31 profile and click the Act Pro (Active Profile) button.

    On the right MFCD press the A-G button

    Press and hold the Coolie hat right long press to make the right MFCD the SOI (Sensor of Interest)



    Use the slew button on the HOTAS throttle to find the target. Here I've put the TGP cursor on the Control tower at Batumi airport or "The Range" for today



    Press and hold the TMS button up on the stick to to Set the SPI (Sensor point of Interest)

    You can also "lase" the target here to get an exact point using the nosewheel steering button.



    The GBU-31 is now locked on to the control tower co-ordinates using the Inertial Navigation System/GPS. You can fly around and the TGP will carry on looking at the target.

    Fly towards the target so the CCRP line passes through the round cross hair.

    When the triangle reaches the top of the circle the Hud display will change to MAN REL (Manual Release). You've got until the tick mark reaches the next triangle to release the weapon.



    Press and hold weapon release until you hear a satisfying "Thunk" as the GBU detaches from the aircraft.

    Station on the DSMS is now white.



    Kaboooom



    The handywork

    Keets.

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    Thanks for the insight, makes me want to get it more and more. I might have to try some of that Meako Stealth Ops.
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    Night ops - Air to Air refuelling practise

    Approaching the tanker


    "Ready Pre-Contact"


    "Contact - You are taking fuel"


    My view


    Transfer complete


    RTB
    Keets.

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    Im loving this sim, engine start up and take off sorted, think i got the idea for navigation now.

    Weapons and refuelling next to learn.

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    Same here Meako. Its little bits of attention to detail which make nice suprises.

    Yesterday after I took out the control tower at Batumi, I wondered if I'd get a response after I called them up asking for permission to land. The fact that I didn't is one of those nice suprises.

    Weapons and refuelling next to learn.
    I've amended the online mission to take 3 A10's, if you can start up and take off you're ready to go.
    Keets.

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    Planning to be on the ramp tonight at 9pm-9:15pm.
    Keets.

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    Jumping into the stock campaign - Georgian Hammer. The scenario is repelling Russian forces back across the border.

    Mission 1 brief - strike against the bridge north of Kobuleti.


    Callsign "Hawg" flight airborne


    As flight time to Kobuleti is short (15 minutes) we gain altitude and hold over the sea to give our CAS chance to supress the SAM's.


    Running in on the bridge for a Paveway attack


    Delivery


    Mission completed


    The second mission was deeper behind enemy lines to destroy an enemy HQ. Much later in the day and with the sun setting, we elected to take a route out over the sea and come in behind the enemy.


    Hog territory in amongst the weeds


    Unfortunately things didn't go as smoothly in this mission and I was too busy after this to take any more screenies. An SA-8 was sitting blind beyond the hill in the above picture and I took a close hit which holed my port wing and took the Mav avionics off line.

    Dispatching Hawg 2 to supress the air defences whilst I complete the mission, I get a call that he's been hit several times and is returning to base.

    Mission accomplished, I limped home with fuel still streaming from the port wing. As I approach Batumi I see an ominous pall of smoke over the airfield. As I'm landing I noticed its caused by the wreckage of Hawg 2.

    The campaign seems a bit dry compared to RoF, but in each mission there seems to be a lot going on. The CAS, SEAD and JTAC calls over the radio give the impression that you're part of a bigger machine. I'll try a few more missions then give some of the user made campaigns a go, which seem a lot more detailed.

    There's MP campaigns to look forward to, which to have any chance of survival needs several human hog drivers.
    Keets.

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    Messing about with bad weather flying....

    Taxying to runway 31, its a bit thick out there.


    En route to the tanker, much better weather above the clag


    Saluting "Texaco" after a receiving a full tank


    Back in the thick of it, flying the needles - blind weather approach decending through the cloud


    Missed approach #1


    Approach #4 looked good, until I realised I'd touched down halfway down the runway. I just won the "she'll stop in time" bet.




    More work needed on bad weather flying. Damn good fun and a fun challenge.
    Keets.

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    Default Re: Friday Night Hog fun/DCS Warthog thread

    I know the ground crew had a mess to clean up in the cockpit
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