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Old 05-21-2020, 12:43 PM   #1
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Default [CORRECT PER AVAILABLE DOCS] Litening Wrong

It appears that ED have decided to model a Spanish Hornet carrying Litening.

Compare the images of our ingame litening to that of a Spanish hornet:

Spanish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzKR...youtu.be&t=218 and attached
Ingame: attached

And then reference this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiFsdKbA56g) which shows combat footage from a Litening carrying USMC hornet in 2004.
And see the numerous attached images showing what the FLIR display should look like for a USMC hornet in mid 2000s.

Images 1-7 are taken from that video. Note:
-All show Litening as recognised by the presence of the cross shaped reticule as opposed to the diamond from ATFLIR.
-All show Coordinates in the top right, and north markers in the top left
-Image 2 and 3 show how the VVI and horizon should be displayed for Litening on a USMC hornet, ie the same as on the radar page in DCS
-In Image 3 and 7 you can see 'RTCL' written on the top of the page, different to the spanish and DCS versions that have it on the right.
-In image 7 you can see the SETUP menu on the bottom right, inplace of the GRAY in Spanish and DCS hornets
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Old 05-21-2020, 12:52 PM   #2
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Nice thanks for the research i'm kind of surprised how big of a difference that is.
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Old 05-21-2020, 01:06 PM   #3
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Good research. I hope this will also settle the debate on the North Arrow, which should be present in the Litening display.
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Old 05-21-2020, 01:10 PM   #4
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And the coordinates. For the love of all that is holy, give us the correct coords display, ED.
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Old 05-21-2020, 01:25 PM   #5
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Well done on the research man!
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Old 05-21-2020, 01:26 PM   #6
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And the coordinates. For the love of all that is holy, give us the correct coords display, ED.
Coordinates would be good, as would a North arrow, but I feel we may be waiting til ATFLIR.

Unfortunately I'm considerably underwhelmed by the Pod we've got now. Combined by a very underwhelming and buggy JDAM AUTO mode...the Hornet's lost it's mojo for me. Not a great update for Hornet, despite the expectations.

Why is it that the 10 year old A10C is still the most well fleshed out simulation in the game?
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Old 05-21-2020, 01:36 PM   #7
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Good job! Hopefully we'll get a response from ED
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Old 05-21-2020, 01:36 PM   #8
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Using What I have obtained from these videos, I sketched up what I understand the Litening display to look like for a USMC hornet.

RTCL appears to have several options to cycle through, from what I can guess.

The coords Im not too sure about as they are always blurred out, so I took what I have seen from an unblurred ATFLIR footage as their layout.

The GRID option is there based purely on the existence of 'GRID' written next to a blurred coord box on a video.

The codes box next to UFC looks that way in every video I see, save the ones where LST isnt enabled.

The horizon and VVI are as shown in the OP images

SETUP is always there in USMC and USN footage, I assume its a sub page from which various symbols can be added or removed, if its anything like A-10s then it will also have a laser latch option which may explain some of the confusion we had with the initial litening release.
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Old 05-21-2020, 01:47 PM   #9
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Really can't wait for coordinates and the north arrow. Finally, I can triple bag my hornet and do AFAC for A-10s instead of it being the other way around
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Nice that's a whole lot of extra detail over what we have right now!
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