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Old 10-22-2019, 12:57 PM   #1
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Default How much weapons can the harrier carry to start with max fuel from the Tawarra?

Hello everybody.


Currently i just play a little bit around with the harrier and i like it a little bit. But there is something im really afraid of and that is AAR with the Harrier.


So to which degree the harrier is usable without AAR? I mostly fly hornet and i can load the hornet to the max (bombs and missiles on every free pylon + 2 Tanks + Pod) and still can launch from the catapult. How about the Harrier on the Tawara? Could i put the Pods, 2 Tanks and max avaible number of bombs on it and still start?


Or is start with low fuel and AAR a mandatory thing for the Harrier?
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Old 10-22-2019, 02:26 PM   #2
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From the Tarawa I personally wouldn’t exceed:
- 4 Mavs, or
- 2 tanks and 2 Mavs, or
- 6 gbus

It’s possible to manage more, but take off becomes much more dangerous
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Old 10-22-2019, 04:11 PM   #3
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You can take off from the Tarawa with max. weight.
But I guess they would have not done that IRL.
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Old 10-23-2019, 08:59 AM   #4
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You can take off from the Tarawa with 6 GBU 12 + 2 Mavs + 2 Sidewinder/sidearm.

You can even take off from the tarawa with 2 empty tanks + 6 GBU 12 + 2 AAM and then refuel, top up the tanks and have quite impressive range.

That being said, normal combat loadouts are much lighter.
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Old 10-23-2019, 03:05 PM   #5
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As you do a "rolling takeoff' from the LHA's deck, you are not limited to the 23k pounds maximum weight for VTOL... so you may carry a decent payload and fuel...
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Old 10-23-2019, 06:25 PM   #6
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31k is fairly easy, we've done it at 33k it's just a bit tricky. Depends on the wind speed and how fast the LHA is moving. The AV8 has a page that tells you how much distance and what speed you need to rotate at, I just can't think of the process to get to it at the moment.
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Old 10-25-2019, 01:26 PM   #7
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Thanks for the answers.


it testet it a little bit and the combination of Water, VTOL-Flaps + 50deg Thruster on end of the ship give a smooth take off, even if fully loaded with fuel and bombs.

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Old 10-25-2019, 11:38 PM   #8
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The AV8 has a page that tells you how much distance and what speed you need to rotate at, I just can't think of the process to get to it at the moment.
Switch to VSTOL master mode (I think NAV also works, A/G does not).
Go to MENU > VREST and box STO (short take off) at the top.

That will show you the runway length you need with (WET) and without (DRY) using water injection.

The LHA has distance markings, the furthest of them shows 750 feet of runway. If you back up a little more you can squeeze out a bit more distance, but within 750 feet you can take off with quite heavy loadouts if you switch your water injection system on (and double-check that your flaps are set to V/STOL, not that I have ever forgotten to do that).
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Old 10-27-2019, 06:42 PM   #9
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If I'm going for straight ground attack, I have Taken off with 45% gas, TGP, gunpod, 2 empty tanks and 6 GBU-12's. You do of course have to hit the tanker pretty damn quickly.

I have changed to 2 GBU-16 and 2 GBU-12 and had same results getting off the deck
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