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F/A-18C / Re: Multiple Targets With JDAMs
« Last post by AG-51_TwoLate on October 28, 2020, 06:20:39 PM »
Yes the A-10 uses markpoints for multiple targets in one pass also.
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F/A-18C / Re: Multiple Targets With JDAMs
« Last post by AG-51_Razor on October 28, 2020, 06:00:09 PM »
HOLY CRAP!! That is not at all what I was thinking you were referring to last night when we were talking about this!! I am very stoked to give this a shot or two before tomorrow evening. Thanks Animal  :thumbsup:
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F/A-18C / Re: Multiple Targets With JDAMs
« Last post by AG-51_Animal on October 28, 2020, 04:10:41 PM »
Here is a video with the ‘mark point’ method...

https://youtu.be/wUoU5bAdabw
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F/A-18C / Re: Multipal Targets With JDAMs
« Last post by AG-51_Razor on October 28, 2020, 01:42:38 PM »
So, if we go back to the mission we flew last Saturday, Goose's "Deep Strike" mission, we could have used wypt designate to slew the TGP onto the first target, designated it, then UNdesignate the TGP, choose the next weapon station, wypt designate to being the TGP back over the target wypt again and slew it to the next target, designate it and now we are ready to drop both bombs on the two primary targets as soon as they come into range. If we had been carrying 4 GBU-38's on the inboard pylons instead of Mk-83's, we could have used the same technique to set up the secondary targets as well. You will notice that Cap is doing all of this slewing and designating and undesignating while the mission is in "Active Pause", which allows him to do all of this without moving towards the target at all. That is a very good training aid to help develop your muscle memory for all of the button presses necessary for this operation. LShft+Win+Pause is the toggle for that if you'd like to use that in a SP training mission.

Of course, this is all just to be able to utilize the TOO mode (Target Of Opportunity) instead of the PP Mode (Pre Planned), which would involve a whole bunch of typing in of coordinates assuming that the mission builder provided them to us in the brief.  :tongue3:
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F/A-18C / Re: Multipal Targets With JDAMs
« Last post by AG-51_Razor on October 28, 2020, 10:30:19 AM »
OK, I believe that we're talking about two different things here. First, as you are approaching the first target, let's say that row of bunkers at wpt 6, you can use "Wptdesig" to slew the TGP over that first target. You designate the first bunker and your JDAM is ready to hit it as soon as you're in range. You let it go when in range and then you can just slew the diamond over to another target, designate it and, assuming that you're still within drop parameters, you let the next one go. There is no need to undesignate anything. The problem with this technique it that if you have multiple targets in a fairly small area, you'll never get them all off before passing out of weapons drop parameters.

What I am talking about is a method of designating , let's say as many as eight targets as you are approaching from 30 or so miles out, each one of them and then once within drop prameters, letting them all go. Have look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dImQAAHYTAk
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F/A-18C / Re: Multipal Targets With JDAMs
« Last post by AG-51_Sabot on October 28, 2020, 01:40:32 AM »
I did this last night on the PGv9 Map.  I had 4 38's and went tot he bunkers.  I wptdsg 6 and the FLIR slewed to it about 25 miles out.  I selected designate and at the "In Range" que, dropped the first JDAM, then undesignated and went to the next three.  All four solid hits on the bunkers
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F/A-18C / Multiple Targets With JDAMs
« Last post by AG-51_Razor on October 28, 2020, 12:25:33 AM »
In the past, we have been just designating a target and the releasing the JDAM and then moving the TGP retical over to a new target and designating it and letting go of another JDAM. There is another way and, as Animal said tonight, it involves undesignating the target, and redesignating it to get to another target close by, then designating it and rinse and repeate. I will study this stuff and try to present a check list for us to use. Watch this space!  :thumbsup:
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AG-51 Enlistment information (Public) / Re: Welcome to Jack
« Last post by AG-51_Comacho on October 27, 2020, 11:57:09 PM »
Welcome to the group, Jack. Look forward to flying with you.  :thumbsup:
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General Discussion (Public) / New Toys for the BUG
« Last post by AG-51_Sabot on October 27, 2020, 11:13:18 AM »
Can't wait to see the DCS modeling on these...

https://breakingdefense.com/2020/10/a/
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AG-51 Enlistment information (Public) / Re: Welcome to Jack
« Last post by AG-51_Animal on October 26, 2020, 10:51:38 PM »
Welcome aboard Jack.  :glasses3:

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