Maverick Flame out.
I’m practicing the maverick CAVOK mission at the moment, not with the TFR as yet.
The boresighting is going well and I can lock up and ripple the Shilkas.
The problem is at the bridge, I engage the AGM65Gs, go through the drill and lock up the required span (sometimes with and sometimes without AREA) and fire.
I hear “Rifle” but no hit on the target.
Watching the missile on the weapon camera, I discovered that it has a flame out after about 5 seconds of flight and just falls to earth.
The weapon has been powered “on” on the SMS page.
I’ve read and re red the manual but I must be missing some step.
Please help, thanks.
You’re firing out of range…the weapon does have a short burn time, and then becomes a glider. Press in closer, and/or higher.
I don’t think it’s range, the indexer shows that I’m well within range.
Even so, I’ve no doubt that the missile has more than a 5 second burn time……?
I happen to know that it doesn’t…
I’m sure you do……no offence intended.
I just spotted another thread dated Nov 23rd from Eseem under the title “AGM 65 minimum dive angle”.
He identified a TMS issue. I’ll try it on my next sortee.
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FYI, 5s of burn time is completely normal for the Maverick.