A long-overdue article; follow-up of the Simplified Intercept Procedure, it shows how a manoeuvre apparently quite complex as the Stern Conversion Turn can be performed without a proper understanding of the Intercept Geometry, thanks to the surprisingly intuitive avionics of the F-14.
As a distraction from the never-ending writing and to solve my schedule issues, I decided to put together (and host) a multiplayer campaign set during the final years of the Iranian – Iraqi conflict.
Introducing: Iran ’87.
Part IV concludes this brief overview of the AN/ASN-92 Inertial Navigation System.
This part covers the means of fixing its most common issues, and discusses some of them with two former F-14 Radar Intercept Officers.
There are several means to update the INS Fix, such as via TACAN, LINK4 or Visual.
This article discusses the only method I have not covered so far: the Radar Update.
The Detailed Data Display(DDD) is one of the primary displays the RIO uses, but among the DCS community is often poorly understood and ignored.
The aim of this article is to provide a basic and intuitive introduction to the DDD in Pulse Search and Pulse Doppler Search modes.
An aircraft carrier is a massive chunk of metal, it can drastically affect parts of the avionics.
Part III of this series practically determines the (sometimes dramatic) impact that operating from a Carrier has on the computed Magnetic Variation.