Cbu's in windy target area
How is it possible to calculate-compensate for wind when releasing cluster bombs on a battalion so they actually hit the target?
VDK last edited by
@didimos There are specific munition that correct themselves along the wind, they are called WCMD (As a rule of thumb, all CBUs that are ‘‘100’’, like CBU-103)
If you are using conventional CBUs, a think there is no other way then “eyeball” the impact point
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Thank you my friend! I know about the WCMD, I was just curious if there is a way to do it efficiently with conventional cbu’s.
Stevie last edited by
@didimos - if your HUD is not caged (i.e. - set to NORM), the symbology should reflect the crosswind correction.
white_fang last edited by white_fang
There is/was implemented “system wind” in Falcon (BMS),… I don’t know if that works right in 4.36, but I remember it was working before.
See for yourself, just use CCIP with something “freefall”
That means that “targeting computer” takes account for wind on current altitude and moves CCIP on predicted point (along with maneuvering). You can see this if you fly higher … CCIP pointer will be left/right even you fly level.
Can’t say for CCRP , probably the same thing, just it isn’t so much obvious, … you can try to test with stronger side-wind in mission , then you will see that target point will be also left/right from vertical bar., more offset when stronger wind.
But, again , “system wind” is not “magical” , and now we have different winds per altitude and turbulence and crosswinds , … system is not perfect… even it would be impossible for detect all parameters around you., even today with eg F35.
So as @VDK says , use WCMD if you want better precision from higher altitudes … but , if you’re still in for a “knife-fight” , then you’ll have to be significantly flying lower to avoid differential winds… it’s not impossible , but is kinda risky because , eg… if battalion have sa-19 , … but that you’ll know on RWR
“Fly into the wind…” , not sideways
Yes, it seems the WCMD is the safest option. I’ve thought about going low as well but have not dared yet, haha. Anyway, thank you for your suggestions.