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Rhinozherous 09-13-2019 05:02 AM

Air to air refueling...
 
Hello!
I noticed that the connection point for a2a refueling is quite a distance behind the cockpit... It comes to my mind that the boom operator has a lot to do with aiming that thing in.

As I am absolute no a2a expert, I wonder if this circumstance makes refueling the viper in DCS more easy or harder for us?

Thank you

Emmy 09-13-2019 05:39 AM

There are two sets of guide lights on the underside of the tanker (UP/DWN .. FWD/AFT) which the pilot uses to hit the right point in space so the Boomer can hit the receptacle on the spine of the Viper.

Then you just have to pace the tanker per normal.

AG-51_Razor 09-13-2019 06:08 AM

Yeah, it's gonna be a Some Beee ach!! :doh:

Nealius 09-13-2019 06:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Emmy (Post 4035365)
There are two sets of guide lights on the underside of the tanker (UP/DWN .. FWD/AFT) which the pilot uses to hit the right point in space so the Boomer can hit the receptacle on the spine of the Viper.

Then you just have to pace the tanker per normal.

I was wondering about those lights since they're practically invisible from the A-10 when tanking. I was curious if they even worked in DCS.

Emmy 09-13-2019 06:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nealius (Post 4035378)
I was wondering about those lights since they're practically invisible from the A-10 when tanking. I was curious if they even worked in DCS.

They do, but I believe they are “prism-ed“ or specifically aimed for when you are further forward than where you park in a Warthog.

Try the F-15 sometime...

probad 09-13-2019 06:43 AM

its actually easier than probe and drogue, the 'box' you need to be in is larger

Nealius 09-13-2019 06:49 AM

Ah holy hell I totally forgot I even had the F-15. That's the one jet I still haven't popped my AAR cherry with.

aileron 09-13-2019 07:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Emmy (Post 4035365)
There are two sets of guide lights on the underside of the tanker (UP/DWN .. FWD/AFT) which the pilot uses to hit the right point in space so the Boomer can hit the receptacle on the spine of the Viper.

Then you just have to pace the tanker per normal.

Sadly, in VR they're impossible to read... At least they are in the CV1. Don't know about the Reverb, or Index.

TonyG 09-13-2019 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by aileron (Post 4035402)
Sadly, in VR they're impossible to read... At least they are in the CV1. Don't know about the Reverb, or Index.

I’ve successfully tanked quite a bit in the F-15 to see if I could do it in preparation for the Viper. The lights are very easy to read, see, use with the Rift S.

petritis 09-13-2019 08:30 AM

I think that it might be very challenging. But that's the beauty.


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