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Old 11-19-2019, 01:00 PM   #1
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Default TPOD on station 2?

As seen in the picture, it looks like the targeting pod should be mountable on the outboard bomb pylons (at least on the av8b+).
I'm not sure if this is possible on the av8bNA but it would be pretty neat if we could do this aswell.
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Old 11-19-2019, 01:19 PM   #2
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Here is another picture, showing the -NA variant using a tpod on the outboard stations.
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Old 11-19-2019, 06:14 PM   #3
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Previously reported, responded to by Zeus67, moved to Resolved Bugs, and still not available: https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=198431

The tactical manuals do not have them put the TPOD on 2/6, but it doesn't mean it can't be equipped there. It's probably due to dropping ordnance and having the kept payload closer to the centerline, making it less asymmetrical.
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Old 11-19-2019, 08:32 PM   #4
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Is it not evident enough by the above pictures showing actual harriers using this loadout.
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Old 11-20-2019, 12:31 AM   #5
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Is it not evident enough by the above pictures showing actual harriers using this loadout.
It is evident that you did not read the thread I linked for you.

No one disagreed that it was historically utilized, at least on station 6. However, the USMC has gone to center-line or stations 3 or 5 mounting as standard practice. So much, in fact, that current tactical manuals do not have them loaded on station 6 (or 2).

Zeus pointed it out in that thread. However, I'll quote it here for your convenience.

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Okay, here's the deal:
Stations 2 and 6 are valid attachment points, but they are no longer used. That is why the TACMAN we have only indicates Station 3 and 5. Station 4 was added later.


No problem. I'll add the TPOD to Stations 2 and 6.
That said, it still is not available on 2 and 6.
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Old 11-20-2019, 02:23 PM   #6
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LOL - I am not planning on using any asymmetric loadouts in the Harrier.


Interesting though.
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:15 AM   #7
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LOL - I am not planning on using any asymmetric loadouts in the Harrier.
Interesting though.
Why not?
TPod on station 2 and Aim-9/Agm-122 on station 6 would sound quite good to me...

However, Zeus made this promise already over 1 1/2 year ago:
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No problem. I'll add the TPOD to Stations 2 and 6.
So better to not expect him to keep his promise.
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