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Old 07-31-2020, 05:22 PM   #1
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In the past, mention has been made of the possibility of introducing APKWS as available ammunition for the Harrier: now that APKWS is about to be officially introduced by ED, is compatibility with the Harrier something that can actually be achieved?


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Old 08-02-2020, 11:15 AM   #2
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Really much hope this.

I have written wishlist about this (people still try to argue that it is impossible as it is incompatible) and second for ED to port it from A-10C II to others (that got moved to wishlist as well, but they are two separate wishes anyways, one was adding it and other was porting it).

So now when ED has really brought the APKWS II to DCS World (and likely Polychop using it as well in their up coming OH-58 Kiowa Warrior) officially in A-10C II as you say, it should be easy to add for Razbam to AV-8B Harrier too, as it should be just adding new weapon loadout and 3D model from ED.

https://www.baesystems.com/en-us/pro...-guided-rocket

Of course for the bureaucratic reasons all weapons go for the testing phase, even if it is engineering standpoint fully expected to get pass, but law is law and procedure is procedure.

So when it comes to approving something to in service/in use, it just happens that when you don't anymore operate some old platforms (like UH-1H) or you don't have its original weapons loadouts anymore in use, you just don't spend time and money to test it on those, but you just focus testing all equipment on active-service platforms only.

So ED should just get APKWS II available for all compatible systems, meaning UH-1H, F/A-18C Hornet, F-16C Falcon etc.

So if the platform can carry any of the compatible rocket pods, it is ready to go...

I expect to see AV-8B N/A to be able use these things in the future if I so want in mission, so any mission designer can just disallow their use if so wanted....
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Old 08-02-2020, 01:24 PM   #3
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Should be available to any Western platform capable of carrying M151, ZUNI, and TPOD. Not certain if there are separate fixed wing and rotary variants, but it makes sense for AH-64, Kiowa, and Cobra to carry it.
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Old 08-02-2020, 01:26 PM   #4
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Darn! At this rate even 30mm cannon ammo for A-10C, and Apache will be laser guided eventually.
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Old 08-04-2020, 04:51 AM   #5
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ALKWS is a real game changer on the battlefield. Instead of blowing up a building, And damaging a block...it's possible to take out a single room.

That's huge!
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