Arnie Johnson
Re: Aiming
Fri Dec 6, 2013 06:19

Geometry - The coordinates are measured for the target and two radar reflecting points (offset aiming points). The radar operator is then able to move the cursor on the radar to the two known reflecting points. The bombing computer then computes where the target is and will provide steering indications toward that point. The computer will then indicate when the weapon needs to be released for the weapon to hit the target.

  • AimingTom, Thu Dec 5 05:05
    How are two offsets synchronized to get a mean target position ?
    • Re: Aiming — Arnie Johnson, Fri Dec 6 06:19
      • Re: AimingAnonymous, Tue Dec 10 05:38
        ..and isn't one sufficient ?
        • Re: AimingArnie Johnson, Tue Dec 10 07:26
          Yes, one is sufficient, but more is better. By having more, it is possible to see whether the aircraft has a "heading" error (thinking of my BUFF days). Arnie
          • Re: AimingAnonymous, Wed Dec 11 06:19
            ..are you a nav ?
            • Re: AimingTom, Mon Dec 23 03:20
              ..with how many hrs. ?
              • Aiming/Hours?Arnie Johnson, Tue Dec 24 06:14
                I was a Nav/Radar Nav/Bombardier (Instructor) in in B-52D & G and FB-111A with approximately 5,000 hours flying time.
                • Re: Aiming/Hours?Anonymous, Fri Dec 27 07:26
                  ..does a heading error play a role ? So the offsets are selected one by one, updated and entered ?
                  • Re: Aiming/Hours?Arnie Johnson, Fri Dec 27 19:48
                    Heading error definitely plays a role! The heading for the B-52D & G was derived from magnetic unless you were in an area that magnetic would reek havoc on heading such as near the magnetic pole.... more
                    • Re: Aiming/Hours?Anonymous, Thu Jan 2 05:22
                      Would you answer my other questions yet, please ?
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