JDAM in PAIR ?
After some searches on the manuals and the forum I found a lot of interesting stuff but nothing about the capability to release JDAM in pair. Sorry if I missed the information.
So my question is : is it possible to perform such a release and how to tune it ?
Flying as a leader, my AI wingman releases his 2 JDAM in one pass.
suhkoi69 last edited by
Keep the pickle button pushed :after few seconds ,the second one Will ne released
is it documented somewhere ?
anyway, I will try as soon as at home
Have another look at the INERTIALLY AIDED MUNITIONS chapter of the TO BMS1-F16CM-34-1-1 in your \Falcon BMS 4.33 U1\Docs\Falcon BMS Manuals folder.
JDAMs and SDBs single pass – multiple targets procedure ( p208 )
The F-16 cannot release JDAMs in ripple mode so in order to release multiple JDAMs in one pass on multiple targets you should follow these steps:
- During planning in the UI map screen, assign a steerpoint for each target in subsequent order— i.e., 5-6-7-8 for 4 targets.
- When in range of the targets (assuming they are all in the same area, otherwise this will not work) with the first target steerpoint chosen and cursor-zero (no slewing necessary), releasing the first JDAM/SDB will send it towards the first target.
- Quickly choose next steerpoint.
- Release a second JDAM/SDB. Repeat step 3 for the remaining bombs.
Following this procedure (which is real for the F-16) will let you use JDAMs or SDBs as a pre-planned GPS guided weapon and drop many in one pass.
I know and use this procedure for ONE PASS AND MULTI TARGETS:rolleyes:
My question is about release IN PAIR : ONE PASS AND 2 JDAM on ONE TARGET
I don’t look for a ripple “equivalent” procedure , but for IN PAIR
As there is no setting possibilities as JSOW or WCMD with something equivalent as IMPACT OPTION (single, side by side or tandem), but only different profiles (PROF1, 2, 3, 4) I assume IN PAIR for JDAM is not allowed ! is there any reason for that ?
Amraam last edited by
Not for the common avionics. Some F-16 can, for example the IAF one.
ok , Amraam:), That is a good reason as I fly the belgian one.
I will have a look and try an IAF.
But how can I explain that after one pass, my AI wingman has lost (released) his 2 JDAM on 1 Target ?
a “say weapons” check confirms the load remaining.
Badger last edited by
You can release two singles, which is probably what your AI wingmen are doing.
When first bomb comes off release and hold again the pickle button.
I think I have the ACMI available.
I will check tonight.
Thanks Badger. same proposal than sukhoi69 #2
If you have a look a little earlier in the same chapter ( p198 ) you’ll see the following line: “The option to select whether two weapons may be released against one target is only available for JSOW (PRE and VIS delivery submodes only) and WCMD (JDAM can only be launched singly).”
The person who coded the changes to the IAMs wrote most of this chapter, so I can only deduce this is by design, based on how the avionics work in the real jet; or most of them as this is the F-16 after all, so there are probably exceptions
As for the AI they don’t use the same code, so probably don’t have the same restrictions.
Quasi_Stellar last edited by
Along the same line as wingmen using Mavericks… Take off and fire…
:oops: yes, I missed That point “(JDAM can only be launched singly)”
I focused on JDAM and read too quickly the 3.4.8 IMPACT OPTION (JSOW, WCMD)
thanks a lot for pointing that Darkman.
No worries. I learn/spot something new every time I read the manual, and believe me I’ve read it a lot of times
There is so much information now available in the default install it’s so easy to do.
You were right.
The Wingman released his 2 GBU in 2 steps, not in PAIR
The following question is Why did he release 2 GBU and not only one ?
Badger last edited by
AI wingmen are dumb that way.
If you want the to release on my one, you’ve got to issue a “weapons hold” command right a way.