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Janes F-18 Manual

Janes F-18 Manual

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iiJANE’S F/A-18 FLIGHT MANUAL
CHAPTER 1:FIRST LOOK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Selecting the Mission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2Killing the MiG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2Bombing the Target. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2Sightseeing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
CHAPTER 2:INTRODUCTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
The World in the Balance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7The Fleet’s Stinger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8Mailed Fist – The Carrier Battle Group. . 2-10
CHAPTER 3:INTERFACE OVERVIEW. . . . . . 3-15
General Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
Pop-Up Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
Main Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16Training. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Loading a Training Mission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17Training Main Briefing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Instant Action. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Fly Mission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-18Instant Action Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19Friendly Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-19Enemy Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20Environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20Instant Action Debriefing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20
Single Mission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21
Loading a Mission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21Main Briefing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22Airframe/Pilot Selection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-25Pilot Edit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26Squadron Edit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26Arming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-27Custom Arming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-28Fly Mission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-29
Debriefing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-29
Detailed Kill Summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-29Detailed Debrief. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-30Weapon Stats. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-31Pilot Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-31Mission Playback. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-32Summary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-32Time Log. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-33Detailed Time Log. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-33
Campaign. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-33
Select Campaign. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-33Select Squadron. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-33Campaign Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-34Airframe/Pilot Selection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-34Fly Mission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-34
Multiplayer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-35
Direct Serial (Null Modem). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-36Modem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-37IPX/SPX Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-37TCP/IP Network. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-38Chatting With Other Players. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-39Who’s the Host?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-39Hosting a Mission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-41Disconnect Player. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-41Joining a Mission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-41
Tools. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-43
Mission Builder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-43Squadron/Pilot Edit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-43Janes Reference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-43
TTABLE OF CONTENTSABLE OF CONTENTS
 
TABLE OF CONTENTSiii
CHAPTER 4:FLIGHT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-47
Wings of the Hunter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-47The Cockpit - the Pilot’s Office. . . . . . . . . 4-49Cockpit Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-49Engine Fuel Display (EFD). . . . . . . . . . . . 4-54Head-Up Display (HUD). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-55
Basic HUD Symbology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-55HUD – NAV Master Mode Symbology. . . . . . 4-56HUD Landing & Steering Symbology. . . . . . 4-56HUD – A/A Master Mode Symbology. . . . . . . 4-57Weapon Independent HUD Symbology. . . . . 4-57HUD – A/G Master Mode Symbology. . . . . . 4-58Multi-Purpose Display Indicators (MDIs) / Multipurpose Color Display (MPCD). . . . . 4-60Up-Front Controller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-81
Taking Off and Landing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-84
Carrier Takeoff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-85Land-Based Takeoff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-86ILS – Instrument Landing System. . . . . . . . . 4-86Carrier Landing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-87Land-Based Landing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-89
Navigation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-90
Basic Terms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-90TACAN Signals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-90Navigating Waypoints & Target Points. . . . . 4-91Autopilot Modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-91Refueling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-91Managing Your flight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-92
CHAPTER 5:COMBAT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-99
Combat – Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-99Air-to-Air Combat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-99Air-to-Air Radar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-99
Radar Antenna Scan Volumes and Time. . . . 5-99Multi-Sensor Integration (MSI)Trackfile Symbology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-100Launch & Steering Target Designation. . . . 5-100A/A Radar Sub-modes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-101Automatic Acquisition Sub-modes. . . . . . . . 5-105Advanced Topics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-106Air-to-Air Targeting FLIR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-110Air-to-Air Weapons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-111AIM-120 AMRAAM Medium Range Missile. 5-112AIM-7 Sparrow Medium Range Missile. . . . 5-114AIM-9 Sidewinder Short Range Missile. . . . 5-116Internal A/A Gun. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-117
Air-to-Ground Combat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-119
Air-to-Ground Target Designation. . . . . . . . 5-119Air-to-Ground Radar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-120
Air-to-Ground Advanced Targeting FLIR5-124
A/G ATFLIR Pointing Modes. . . . . . . . . . . . 5-124
Air-to-Ground Weapons Employment. . . 5-125
Unguided Weapons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-125Guided Weapons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-131
CHAPTER 6:MISSION BUILDER. . . . . . . . 6-147
Design Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-147Testing Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-147Mission Builder Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . 6-148Intro to the Mission Builder. . . . . . . . . . 6-149Mission Builder Features. . . . . . . . . . . . 6-150
Builder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-150Placement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-151Function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-151Text. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-152
Common Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-152
Edit Object. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-152Remove Item. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-152Item Info. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-152

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