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HUD (Heads Up Display) from TXX, 1993

Weapon specifications

APPENDIX FOUR

TFX WEAPON SPECIFICATIONS

M61B CANNON
A modified version of General Electric's M61A1 is fitted to the F-22 Superstar and the Eurofighter 2000 (which is usually fitted with the heavier but otherwise identical 27 mm Mauser Cannon). Note that the F-117A has no cannon. The M61B has 1760 rounds and can fire high velocity 20 mm shells at 6,000 rounds per minute. It is suitable for both air-to-air (dogfighting) and air-to- ground (strafing) situations (the mode is automatically selected). In dogfight mode (DGFT) the moving aiming reticle predicts the enemy plane position by using the aircrafts radar to determine speed and distance so to obtain the best probability for a kill.

The dogfight reticle is split into 4 quarters each quarter shows the range of the fighter you are tracking in units of 1000 ft. from your aircraft. Each quarter will broaden dependent on the distance between you and the fighter. The more broad the circle becomes the closer the target.

In STRF mode the aiming reticle is fixed in the center of the hud and the area inside the ring shows the impact point of the cannon.

RANGE-1.24 miles

WEIGHT-191.4 lbs.

SPEED-N/A

DRAG FACTOR-N/A

AIR-TO-AIR WEAPONS

AIML AND AIM 9S SIDEWINDER is an infared guided missile with a short range that locks onto the hot gas trail left by the target aircraft. The AIM 9L is the latest generation of the Sidewinder family and the seeker is capable of hitting the target at all aspects. The AIM9S is smaller and faster and more manouverable than the SL but with a smaller seeker suitable for rear aspect hits.

ASRAAM
The infrared-guided Advanced Short Range Air-to-Air Missile can obtain a lock on the target aircraft from any angle. It is intended for use in close air combat.

AMRAAM
The radar-guided Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air missile can lock on to an aircraft up to 29.76 miles away. The missile's so- called Beyond Visual Range targeting makes it a formidable weapon.

AAAM
A long range missile which can lock on to an aircraft up to 70 miles away. It has mid-course guidance and active radar.

AA-ARM
Very little information is available but the Air-to-Air Anti-
Radiation Missile is believed to have active radar and a range of up to 124 miles, making it a lethal 'fire and forget' weapon.

AIR-TO-GROUND WEAPONS

MK 82
An unguided 'iron bomb' with a 500 lb high-explosive charge. The weapon is aimed at the target by means of trajectory- predicting crosshairs on the aircraft's HUD.

RANGE-Determined by Release Height and Aircraft Speed

WEIGHT-495 lbs

SPEED-Determined by Release Height and Aircraft Speed

DRAG FACTOR-1.35

THE GBU 'PAVEWAY' SERIES
The following laser-guided bombs all use the same type of guidance unit. A laser from the aircraft illuminates the target with a light of known frequency. The guidance unit then locks on to the reflected laser light and guides the bomb to its target. With this method of guidance the bomb can be placed within inches of the laser spot.

RANGE-Determined by Release Height and Aircraft Speed

WEIGHT-See Above

SPEED-Determined by Release Height and Aircraft Speed

DRAG FACTOR-2.55

GBU BLU 109
A hardier version of the GBU 24. The bomb is laser-guided and has a 2000 lb high-explosive charge with a head especially designed to penetrate and destroy hardened targets.

RANGE-Determined by Release Height and Aircraft Speed

WEIGHT-2068 lbs

SPEED-Determined by Release Height and Aircraft Speed

DRAG FACTOR-2.50

CBU 55
A laser-guided bomb which destroys its target by creating a large cloud of fuel vapor with one explosion then igniting this cloud with a second explosion. The resultant massive shock wave can cause large scale structural damage.

RANGE-Determined by Release Height and Aircraft Speed

WEIGHT-550 lbs

SPEED-Determined by Release Height and Aircraft Speed

DRAG FACTOR-1.80

CMB 18
Dispenses pavement-cratering 'bomblettes' capable of destroying runways. Also included are anti-personnel mines which explode on contact or at random to hamper repairs to the runway.

RANGE-Determined by Release Height and Aircraft Speed

WEIGHT-1980 lbs

SPEED-Determined by Release Height and Aircraft Speed

DRAG FACTOR-1.57

CSW
The Conventional Stand-off Weapon is basically a CMB 18 with a launcher. It can be launched at long range from which it cruises to its target before releasing its payload. The target or target area is made using the lazer target designator and the weapon will fly its way to the target and release its payload across an area. The individual bomblettes, 250 of them per CSW, home in on armor and other vehicles causing large scale damage.

RANGE-12.4 miles

WEIGHT-2200 lbs

SPEED-N/A

DRAG FACTOR-2.00

DURANDAL
Another runway cratering weapon. Once it is dropped over a runway, a parachute slows the missile's descent and presents it at the correct angle of approach before its motor ignites. The missile penetrates the concrete by up to 400 mm before exploding deep into the ground and causing severe damage.

RANGE-Short

WEIGHT-429 lbs

SPEED (MAXIMUM)-685 mph

DRAG FACTOR-1.57

AGM 65D
is an infared laser guided fire and forget weapon which is locked on using the infared laser designator. Once launched, the weapon is a fire and forget which homes in on its target even if it is a mobile such as a tank or small ship.

RANGE-24.8 miles

WEIGHT-462 lbs.

SPEED-Mach 1.50

DRAG FACTOR-2.10

AGM 109
An airfield attack cruise missile which can be launched as far away as 186 miles. It uses digital scene-matching area- correlation guidance and deploys multiple 'bomblettes' across its target zone. When using the AGM 109, its target is pre- programmed prior to the start of the mission.

RANGE-509 km

WEIGHT-1,315 kg

SPEED-Mach 0.60

DRAG FACTOR-7.03

AGM 88
The High-speed Anti Radiation Missile (HARM) homes in on enemy radar signals. It can also be fired 'blind' whereupon it will seek out any transmitters.

RANGE-11.16 miles

WEIGHT-794.2 lbs

SPEED-Mach 2

DRAG FACTOR-2.53

AGM 122A
A smaller version of the HARM missile. Its range and power are reduced but it does have a higher speed.

RANGE-4.96 miles

WEIGHT-200.2 lbs

SPEED-Mach 3

DRAG FACTOR-2

AGM 84
The 'Harpoon' is primarily an anti-ship missile which is aimed by the pilot. It is capable of devastating ships as large as
Destroyers.

RANGE-57.04 miles

WEIGHT-1157.2 lbs

SPEED-Mach 0.75

DRAG FACTOR-3.19

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