LAUNCHING MAVERICK MISSILESTo target a non-GBU or non-guided weapon, line up your aircraft with the target until it is shown in the HUD crosshair.
Press the spacebar to lock on to the target.
When you have locked on to the target (also known as 'pickling the target'), a target designator box will be shown. (The target designator box will appear over any ground target with a lock on it, whether it was made by 'pickling' or by the Laser Target Designator.)
Press the spacebar again to launch the missile.
DROPPING A MK82 FREEFALL BOMBWhen you select this weapon, a Continuous Computerized Impact Point (CCIP) line emanates from the center of the crosshair on the HUD. The CCIP line shows the path the weapon will take if it is launched at that moment. A small circle at the end of the line shows the projected impact point, which means that the aircraft is at a suitable angle to launch the weapon. Approach the target at a steep angle (30-40 degree dive) and as soon as that small aiming circle on the end on the line crosses the target, release the bomb. Note: this is best done at an altitude of 2,000 ft or more.
CANNONWhen the air-to-ground cannon is selected, a trajectory line appears on the HUD to project the impact point of the cannon fire. "
From the manual