You need to lock a target for CCIP to work? Never heard this before!
Yes - for it to be accurate…at least in RL you do. As I mentioned, the system has to include height above target in order to solve the bombing triangle, so you don’t have to lock the target, you just need to lock something at the same elevation. But after that, you can use the symbology to bomb whatever you can see.
A trick I learned back when I was working on RL Harriers - very handy.
I’ve had trouble with ccip also, and came across this thread. When you say lock, you are talking an actual tms up lock through fcr or tgp, or will a steerpoint provide the information? I’ve watched a number of pop up bombing examples and they’ve all been off of a steerpoint and ccip, no “lock”.
Yes - an actual sensor lock on something near the target height; radar, FLIR/laser, steer point. If you have a steer point at near the same elevation, or set the elevation of a close steer point to the equivalent target elevation, I don’t see any reason why that wouldn’t work…you’d have to designate the steer point. The important thing is matching the elevation of the desired target.