AGM-65D/G Boresight Advantages?
Is the Boresight procedure below mandatory? I personally find that using the Maverick Weapon page is a lot easier once you get the radar pointed in the right area. I have been jumped and shot at because I was busy doing the Boresight procedure, even early at STP #2 :mad:. What are the advantages of using your TGP to find a target versus the Maverick Weapon page?
“Boresight is a procedure that ensure aircraft sensors (Radar & TGP) are looking at the same spot as the missile sensor (WPN). Mounting missiles on their rail induce alignment errors. Boresight delete that alignment error. It must be complete for each missile station (i.e. rail, not all missile on the same rail.” Checklist - Weapon Volume 1509 BMS 4.33
Please use the Search box. Enter ‘maverick boresight’ and you’ll find this has already been discussed many times.
No, it’s not mandatory (unless you want to use handoff).
There are several advantages, so it is worth the effort.
I’ll tell you 1 big advantage is that you will be able to id targets much clearer and further away than with TGP vs Mav seeker alone.
It’s really two questions: Why boresight calibrate? and Why use the TGP to find targets? Because you can do either completely independently.
Why calibrate? Because it’s easy and every single way you initially point the Maverick via sensors is more precise with a good boresight, even BORE but it probably matters least in this mode because how accurately can you fly the bore mark onto a target really. With FCR or TGP you can even start with the Maverick in NFOV with a good boresight. Auto handoff of course requires it. In every way it’s better except it takes preparation effort. Fighter pilots aren’t lazy people and follow the 5 P’s.
Why TGP? It has 3 camera displays (BHOT, WHOT, TV) while Maverick video only has one. Zoom is better. Field of regard is better. It slews in the ground plane. It remembers cursor position outside limits. It can be mark point-ed. It slews SPI. You can DL its position. The TGP is so much better than Maverick at being a TGP.